Close Reading Change Feeling @VanAbbemuseum, Photo by: Ozgur Atlagan
Nabuurs&VanDoorn's work thematizes hidden past, art history, industrialization, migration and (im)material heritage. They make current gaps visible from an understanding of place, environment, people and culture, nature and the environment.
They distill sharp fragments from hidden sources that make ethical questions from history topical. Nabuurs&VanDoorn then stage them in the form of quotations, censorship, repetition and simulation in film, intervention, performance and photography.
They were artist in residence at Likovni Salon Celje 2009, de Nederlandse Cacaofabriek Helmond 2009, Embassy Gallery Edinburgh 2011, Łaźnia, Centre for Contemporary Art, Gdansk 2014, Basiskamp Entre Nous Frederiksoord 2017, FILTER Detroit 2017, Boghossian Foundation Brussels 2018, and Viafarni Milan 2019.Their work was featured in exhibitions including FlLTER Hamburg 2006, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven 2008/ 2011/ 2018/ 2022, New Museum New York 2008, The Forgotten Bar Project Berlin 2010,Onomatopee Eindhoven 2012, 12 Hay Hill London 2014, Documenta 14 Kassel 2017, Villa Empain Brussels 2018, Museum for Modern Art St. Petersburg 2019, and Address Unknown Milan 2021. Nabuurs&VanDoorn were nominated for the Follow Fluxus Grant in 2008 and 2020 and received the Annemarie and Lucius Burckhardt Fellowship in 2016 and 2019. Since 2021 Nabuurs&VanDoorn are expert advisors artistic research at Fontys University of the Arts in Tilburg.