Wapke Feenstra (www.wapke.nl)
Selected Exhibitions, Publications, Projects and Events
(2011 – 2019):

Potential Agrarianisms, with Setting the Table at Kunsthalle Bratislava SK
Was Sein Wird, with International Village Shop, Kunsthuis Graz AT
The Rural Side, Feed Projects, Texas State University Gallery, San Antonio, Texas USA
Boerenzij, TENT Rotterdam NL (year-long-project on rural migration and a solo)
Alte Böden - Neue Standbeine, Festival der Regionen, Linz/Perg AT
Potato Growers, a farm-project with Kevser Güler a.o. for Istanbul Biennal 2019 TR
Setting the table..., Whitechapel Gallery, London UK (solo)
Almende, Kunsthuis Syb, Triënnale van Beetsterzwaag, NL
Janus der Wolfskerze, Kunstverein Springhornhof, Neuenkirchen DE
The Rural, Istanbul BiennialSalon İKSV, TR
The Land, Hauser and Wirth, (curator Adam Sutherland), Somerset UK
OK_Pangan, exhibition and festival by Ruangrupa, Jakarta ID*
Duett mit Künstler_in. Partizipation als künstlerisches Prinzip, (curator Stefanie Kreuzer), Kunstmuseum Morsbroich, Leverkusen DE*
The Rural, All Villages in One Place, Whitechapel Gallery Studio, London UK
Company Drinks Bar, Frieze Art Fair 2017, London UK*
International Village Produce, Times Museum Guangzhou CN (solo)
International Village Shop, Kunstverein Springhornhof, (permanent shop), Neuenkirchen DE (solo)
XXII Krasnoyarsk Biënnale, Russian Sales Film / Made in Zvizzchi, (RU)
Parco Arte Vivente (PAV), International Village Shop & Libera Scuola del Giardino, Turino, IT
5/8, 6/8, 7/8, 8/8 International Village Show Museum for Contemporary Art (GFZK), Leipzig DE (4 x solo)*
Company Drinks Bar, Frieze Art Fair 2016, London UK*
Foodscape, Arts Maebashi, curator Fumihiko Sumitomo with Jun Igarashi, Maebashi JP*
1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8 International Village Show Museum for Contemporary Art (GFZK), Leipzig DE (4 x solo) website
Parco Arte Vivente (PAV), Grow it Yourself, (curator Marco Scotini), Turino, IT
Collection Manzona A-Z, (curator Lisa Marei Schmidt), Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin DE*
Festival Archstoyanie, International Village Shop, Zvizzchi RU
Company, Movements, Deals and Drinks, Create Art & Frieze Art Fair 2015, London UK
Company, Movements, Deals and Drinks, (curator Hans Ulrich Obrist), Serpentine 10th Marathon, London UK
6th Moscow Biennale, Natural Exchange – International Village Shop, Bogorodskoe Gallery, Moscow RU (solo)
Mountain in my Spoon, Montalvo Art Centre, Saratoga CA, USA
Tekenen in Vlassenbroek, en-plein-air drawing project, Baasrode, Schelde River BE*
Trade Show in R-Urban Columbe, a site by aaa Paris, FR
Farmers & Ranchers, Feedstore M12 Byers, CO, USA (solo) website
Umea Pantry, Survival Kit Festival & Bildmuseet, European Cultural City 2014, Umea SE
Company, Movements, Deals and Drinks, Create Art & Frieze Art Fair 2014, London UK
Farmers & Ranchers, Fries Museum Leeuwarden NL (solo)*
Festival Archstoyanie, Made in Zvizzchi, Nikola-Lenivets RU
5th Moscow Biennale, Made in Zvizzchi, Zill, Moscow RU
Trade Show, Eastside Projects, Birmingham UK*
Manufactor, Motorenhalle Dresden DE
Lets Eat Together, (curator Anne Kersten) Kunstverein Wolfsburg DE
`Good News from Nowhere` at the Architecture Foundation London UK (solo)
2013-2014 Collection-show "Konstellation 6. Begriffe - Räume - Prozesse", Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Ittingen SW
Montalvo Art Centre, Final Friday LAP, Saratoga California USA
10 000 Stunden, Kunstmuseum Thurgau, Ittingen CH*
2012-2015 Farmers and Ranchers, a rural exchange with M12 Denver-Byers, Colorado & young farmers from the Deer Trail Area USA and Friesland NL
Hungry City, (curator Anne Kersten) in Kunstraum Kreuzberg/Bethanien, Berlin DE*
The Colosseum of the Consumed, Grizedale Arts, Frieze Art Fair, London UK
Communitas, in Bildmuseet Umea (curator Cecilia Anderssen), Umea SE
Intermediae, International Village Shop as part of Social Seed Bank, Matadero, Madrid ES
PIT Borgloon, by Z33, Hasselt – presentation of touchscreen installation Moving
Landscape BE * website
C-mine-Genk & FLACC, Genk –touchscreen installation Moving Landscape BE *
Farmers’ Medley, Festival of Britain, The Land, Southbank Centre, London UK
Als die Wälder auf Reise gingen, Kunstverein Pforzheim, Schwarzwald DE *
Über Lebenskunst Festival, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Vorratskammer / Pantry – es gibt was da ist, Berlin DE *
Myvillages in TENT Rotterdam NL
Mobile Solutions, Mackintosh Museum at the Glasgow School of Arts, Glasgow UK
2009-2011 Bewegend Landschap, roaming local primary industry, FLACC, Genk BE*
2009-2010 Schnucken, Elefanten und andere Gastgeschenke, Kunstverein Springhornhof DE (solo)
Late at Tate - Tate Britain, with International Village Shop & Village Food, London UK (Grizedale Arts & Myvillages)
Art & Agriculture Wedding, Kultivator, Oland Sweden SE
2010-2011 Haus der Kulturen der Welt – commission: Vorratskammer /Pantry*
Internationalen Dorfladen, Vertretung des Landes Niedersachsen beim Bund, Berlin DE (solo)
2010-2011 Das Dorf, Kunsthaus Langenthal CH*

Publications in books, magazines, special editions & catalogues (selection):
2021 – Boerenzij | The Rural Side, Wapke Feenstra, Myvillages – published by Jap Sam Books (English / Dutch)
2021 - The Dialogue Room by TENT Rotterdam, conversations with Anke Bangma (Dutch)
2020 – Myvillages; Rural Productivity and Urban Gazing - interview Wapke Feenstra (Myvillages) by
Elena D’Angelo, in Kabul Magazine (Italian / English)
2019 – Frieze Opinion, Is the Countryside the Future of
2019 - The Rural, editor with Kathrin Böhm (Myvillages), DoCA series Whitechapel Gallery, Published with MIT-Press USA. (English)
2018 - Learn to Act, Introducing The Eco Nomadic School, edited by Kathrin Böhm (Myvillages), Tom James and Doina Petrscu (aaa), published by Peprav, Paris FR. (English)
2017 - Foodscape, we are what we eat, published by Arts Maebashi and Anonima ST, Tokyo. (English/ Japanese)
2016 - International Village Show, monography and exhibition-A-Z of Myvillages (2014-16), edited with Myvillages, published with Jovis Verlag, Myvillages and GfZK DE. (English/German)
2015 - Tekenen in Vlassenbroek, A Schelde Riverscape, project book with an essay of Ronald V.d. Sompel. (Dutch/English)
2015 - An Equine Anthology, text and photography by Feenstra “Strange and Trusted”, Last Chance Press and Japs Sam Books (English)
2014 - What we want is Free (second edition), Ted Purves and Shane Aslan Selzer ed. (English)
2014 - Dorf und Kunst, künstlerische Aktivitäten in der Provinz, editor Britta Polzer. Article on International Village Shop written by Antje Schiffers (German).
2014 - An Edge Effect, Art and Ecology in the Nordic Landscape, essay by Bonnie Fortune, Half Letter Press, Chicago (English)
2014 - A Decade of Country Hits, Rural Exchange – a photo-essay and talk with Richard Saxton, editor Margo Handwerker (Los Angelos) and Richard Saxton (Denver) (English)
2013 - A Photographic Portrait of a Landscape, Myvillages book by Wapke Feenstra & Pietsie Feenstra. Published by Jap Sam Books and Myvillages (English)
2013 - Ruimte (nr 14), een andere kijk op landschap, ”Kunst die het landschap bewerkt”, artikel bij Wapke Feenstra op uitnodiging van Vlaams Bouwmeester (Dutch)
2013 - “Closeness and Distance”, article on 10 years Myvillages by Barbara Steiner, leaflet for Architecture Foundation in London (English)
2012 - 10 000 hours… , Dorothee Messmer on Internationaler Dorfladen in the catalogue of the group exhibition 10 000 hours in Kunstmuseum Thurgau CH (German/English)
2012 – Vorratskammer / Pantry, Feenstra is co-editor of this myvillages book, with an essay on myvillages.org by Clare Cumberlidge, publishers Argobooks, Berlin and Jap Sam Books NL (German/ English)
2012 - Raumpioniere in Ländlichen Räume, on International Village Shop, edited by Kerstin Faber and Philipp Oswalt, Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau (German)
2011 - Das Dorf, Kunsthaus Langenthal, catalogue essay on the International Village Shop by Eveline Suter (German/English)
2011 – Images of Farming, Wapke Feenstra is the editor (with Antje Schiffers) of a multidisciplinary book on Art and Farming, published by Jap Sam Books and Myvillages (English)
2011 – Als die Wälder auf Reise gingen… , essay on e.g. International Village Shop by Robert Eickmeyer, Kunstverein Pforzheim (German)
2011 – Errata (nr 5) article on Myvillages and Festival Über Lebenskunst by Ardila Luna, Bogota, CO (Spanish)
2011 – Kunstbulletin 10, Urban Farming – Rural Art: die Kunst des Essens und Bewahrens, by Anne Kersten (German)
2011 – Feuilleton (Kultur) der Süddeutsche Zeitung, article on Vorratskammer / Pantry, “Projekt Spreegurke” by Laura Weissmüller (German)

Public Collections e.g. Museum Helmond, Fries Museum, Grizedale Arts, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Kunstmuseum Thurgau and private collectors.
Feenstra is a post-academic graduate of the Jan van Eyckacademie, Maastricht, a winner of the Prix de Rome NL and with Myvillages awarded with the Create Art Award UK.

   Wapke 1993-2014
 Myvillages CV 2003-2019
 CV Wapke Feenstra 2013-2021