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Vlada Predelina (1991) is an artist based in Rotterdam. Her work looks into the meaning of a sense of place through a range of media including food, natural dyes, bioplastics and ceramics. She creates gatherings around a particular medium as a focus to bring out intimate discussions and situated histories. Current research looks into the role of tacit knowledge systems of women in relation to land and colonial expansion through making, growing or gathering around food and the kitchen table.

Since 2020 she has been working as part of Eathouse, an artist collective with Jake Caleb, Merve Kılıçer, Ulufer Çelik exploring the potential of food as an artistic method where the culinary informs the social. 
 

 

EDUCATION

MA Fine Art, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht, NL | 2021 - 2023

Alternative Art School, School of The Damned, UK | 2016 - 2017

BA(Hons) Fine Art | Kingston School of Art, London, UK | 2009 - 2012


 

AWARDS / RESIDENCIES

Upcoming:
2024 Residency with Eathouse Collective | Can Serrat, El Bruc, Catalonia

2025 Taidetila Muijala, Reila, Finland

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2024 Artist Project Grant | Mondriaan Fonds

2024 Praktijkbijdrage Grant | CBK Rotterdam
2024 Residency | an other world Project Space, Rotterdam
2023 Kunst en Cultuur in de Gebieden Subsidy | Gemeente Rotterdam
2022 Study Abroad Studentship | The Leverhulme Trust
2022 Eathouse residency | Lemon House - documenta fifteen, Kassel

2021 Study Subsidy | Stichting M. C. de Visser Fonds
2021 Makersloket Subsidy | Stichting Droom en Daad, Rotterdam
2021 Production, Presentation & Research Grant | CBK Rotterdam
2020 Kunst en Cultuur in de Gebieden Subsidy | Gemeente Rotterdam

2019 HCA Residency | Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2018 Open Practice micro residency | Elmer Projects, London

2016 SOTD group residency | Hotel Elephant, London

2015 Shortlisted prize | Zealous X Visual Arts
2011 Won prize | Stanley Picker Travel Scholarship (courtesy of the Stanley Picker Gallery)

COLLECTIVE / COLLABORATION

Eathouse | an artist cooking collective exploring the potential of food as an artistic method and ways that the culinary informs the social (with Jake Caleb, Merve Kılıçer and Ulufer Çelik)

 

Tuinlab | a garden project outside of Atelier Borneveld 169 building in collaboration with artists, neighbours, and children, exploring the possibilities of connecting through art, research, nature, embodied knowledge, getting hands dirty, and learning about the origins of food.

Island Ears | a collective research and artistic intervention project with Clara Harmssen, Ishtar Bakhtali and Maurice Specht at and with the Brienenoord Island. This research looks closely at the history of this man-made island, with the long term aim to give it its own voice and eventually rights as a natural park. For this, we've been thinking about being together with the island, through eating, observing, feeling and listening in order to find ways to amplify its voice, its story and its hopes for the future.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS / PROJECTS

SOLO

2024 to amplify, to strengthen | an other world project space, Rotterdam

2020 Colours of WielewaalGrowing Space, Rotterdam

2019 3 O’Clock: Migration as an act of art, ritual as a method. | Leave of Absence Gallery, London

2019 SHOWROOM | Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2016 What's Real? | Ritzy, London 

2015 People perform more than ever | Peckham Pelican, London

 

GROUP

2023 Refractions |  BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht

2020 Homeware for Hibernation (duo show with Jake Caleb) | LIFE, Rotterdam

2020 Groot Rotterdams Atelier Weekend

2020 Publieke Werken poster exhibition around Rotterdam

2020 Off-Grid | Compiler (as part of The Wrong Digital Art Biennale), roaming locations including Banner Repeater and Tate Britain, London.

2019 Mood Ring | HCA Residency Conclusion, Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2019 It Boils Down | Pure Propaganda, Rotterdam

2019 Get Well Soon | Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2019 Club Rory: The Reality | Roodkapje, Rotterdam
2018 D.I. (Direct Input) | Muddy Yard, London, UK and  Lumby, Canada

2018 Learning about home | Elmer Projects, London

2017 Super Yonic | Copeland Gallery, Copeland Park & Bussey Building, London

2017 Intergenerational SOTD Screening | The Cube, Bristol

2017 3O/3O | thirty.works organised by 12ø collective, online

2017 SOTD 100% Certified Absolute Genuine Official Degree Show | SET, London and The Royal Standard, Liverpool

2016 Brookmill Open | Deptford X Festival, London
2016 Gone Fishing | Assembly House, Leeds

2016 EBC006 | East Bristol Contemporary, Bristol

2016 Exquisite Corpse | Hotel Elephant, London

2016 SNAKE HORSE GOAT MONKEY | Guest Projects, London
2015 GOODBYE 87 OLD ROAD | DIG, London

2014 OPEN14 | Peckham Platform, London

2014 Nunhead Open 10 | The Surgery, London
2014 Teeny Weeny exhibition | Paper & Cup, London

2014 DIG open | DIG, London

2013 RAW:London | Proud Camden, London

2013 NUN POP | The Old Nun’s Head, London

2013 Summer Arts Fair | Hay's Galleria, London

2013 Inspiration | Nucleus Arts Gallery, Chatham
2013 DISSTUDIO | The Old Nun's Head, London

2012 MAYA | The Blake Gallery, Gravesend

2012 BLUE BLACK RED YELLOW GREEN | Sir Peter Blake Gallery, Dartford

2011 SIZE MATTERS | Putney Arts Centre, London

2011 No Winks | Fusion Art Kingston, London

 

 

PERFORMANCES / WORKSHOPS / SCREENINGS

2023 Eathouse does Tongue Twisting Dinners | an other world, Rotterdam
2023 Mapping Pelmeni: Presentation | Food and Body in Colonial Contexts in Pre-modern Times (1600-1900), University of Regensburg/Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
2022 Pelmeni: A Cooking Conversation | during Bottleneck by Katerina Sidorova | West Den Haag, The Hague
2022 Eathouse cooks at Paviljoen aan het Water​, Rotterdam
2022 Eathouse cooks at Pakghor Kitchen | Britto Arts Trust, documenta fifteen, Kassel
2022 Pelmeni: A Conversation Cookbook launch | A shop called LIFE, Rotterdam 
2022 MELLY x Eathouse SESSIONS | Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam

2021 Eathouse does LIVE FEED | Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam
2021 Eathouse does LIVE FEED | Attent, Rotterdam
2021 Eathouse does LIVE FEED | PEACH, Rotterdam
2021 Eathouse does LIVE FEED | Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam

2021 Missing Hour Hour (with Jake Caleb) | RAAR, from A shop called LIFE kitchen, Rotterdam

2020 Extra hour hour (with Jake Caleb) | RAAR, from A shop called LIFE, Rotterdam 

2020 drop by dip dye | Growing Space, Rotterdam
2020 Eathouse cooks Summer Season at Paviljoen aan het Water, Rotterdam

2019 Human Home | Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2019 Pelmeni | Vredestuin, Rotterdam

2019 15 Hours | during Schnittserie by Leonor Faber-Jonker) | HOK Gallery, The Hague

2019 Ceramic Stories | Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2019 Pelmeni | Roodkapje, Rotterdam

2018 Winter Home Time (with @people.drawing.together) | Holdrons Back Room Gallery, London

2018 United Voices - Making Days (with ON RCA, a Justice4Grenfell Solidarity Group) | Royal College of Art, London

2018 ANTIUNIVERSITY NOW: An Invitation to Replace Estate Agent Signs With Art | DIY Space for London, London

2017 Screening of Housing for Who? | Gentrification and Housing II (Deptford X Festival) | Deptford Cinema, London

PUBLICATIONS / PRESS

take from the table, bring to the table,  ‘Graduation Shows 2023 – HKU MA Fine Arts’, Exhibition review article by Rosa Wevers, Metropolis M

https://www.metropolism.com/nl/reviews/49964_graduation_shows_2023_hku_ma_fine_arts

Eten is eigenlijk geschiedenis: Interview Vlada Predelina (Eating is actually history: Interview Vlada Predelina), Article online, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht

https://www.hku.nl/het-werk-van-hku/verhalen/eten-is-eigenlijk-geschiedenis

Pelmeni, Vlada Predelina, The Game of Knives: Writings and illustrations on protest, geopolitics and biopower, Publication of Bottleneck exhibition, West Den Haag, Katerina Sidorova and Yannik Güldner

Pelmeni: A Conversation Cookbook, Self-published with PrintRoom, Rotterdam

Productie, Presentatie en Research: Tijdelijke Werkbijdrage 2020/2021, CBK Rotterdam, ISBN 978-90-822992-3-6

 

WRITING

Over het DAVRA collectief in Kassel (About the DAVRA collective in Kassel), Printed article, Metropolis M, Issue No.6 2022/23 Dec/Jan

 

Creating circles, but not for the sake of the circle - an interview with DAVRA collective, Feature article online, Metropolis M

https://www.metropolism.com/nl/features/48689_creating_circles_but_not_for_the_sake_of_the_circle_an_interview_with_davra_collective

Excessive devouring, banana passports and hunger strikes: discussing ‘At the Table’ at Garage Rotterdam, Feature article online, Metropolis M

https://www.metropolism.com/en/features/50063_excessive_devouring_banana_passports_and_hunger_strikes_discussing_at_the_table_at_garage_rotterdam

RELATED WORK EXPERIENCE

2023 Guest lecture, University of the Arts Utrecht, NL
2022 Hospitality and Bookshop Assistant, Kunstinstituut Melly, Rotterdam
2021 Artist Assistant, Rory Pilgrim
2020 Artist Assistant, Daniel Mullen
2019 Installation Assistant, Trainings for the Not-Yet, Jeanne van Heeswijk, BAK, basis voor actuele kunst, Utrecht
2018 Gallery Assistant and Bookshop Supervisor, South London Gallery, London
2017 Co-organiser and curator (with Natalie Mitchell), Super Yonic festival, Copeland Park & Bussey Building, London
2017 Festival Assistant / Volunteer Co-ordinator, DeptfordX, London
2015 Gallery Assistant, The Art Movement Gallery, London
2014 Assistant at Frieze London
2012 Exhibition Assistant, Exchanges Around Construction, Derwent London Gallery (curated by Andrew Bick) 

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