Ine Lamers lives and works in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Artist Ine Lamers has been active since 1990 as an independent fine artist. Her medium of primary interest has been photography, but since 2000 video has also played an important role in her work.

Large format color photos, slideshow or video installations in which narrative and abstract elements are juxtaposed with one another illustrate urban still-lives with traces of human activity, or paralyzed scenes on which actors take stage. The works form a study after subjective experience and research in the potentialities of photographic and video media.

Lamers' imagery is suggestive of and incorporates high doses of suspense. It unmasks the so-called objectivity of the lens. Photographic and film imagery show the surface of a reality that is at one time known and unknown to us. Thematically her representations deal with man in relation with nature and himself.

Lamers seeks out stories and buried memories. She travels to countries where ideology is encapsulated in the architecture and the city space. Socialist city architecture with traces of their utopian urban vision has central significance in more recent photographic and video work. The city and urban peripheries are often captured at dusk or at night. This darkness and obscurity generates a slowed and distanced point of view.

Lamers produces her works always in a series. Her photos and videos purposefully offer us fragments. The viewer becomes part of the reconstruction of a non- linear visual narrative.



  • 1987-1989 Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht, NL
  • 1983-1987 AKI Academy for visual arts & design Enschede, NL 


  • 2016 Ine Lamers, publication Club Solo; essays by Edwin Carels, Lisa van Gerven, NL
    YOU, Breda Photo 2016, text by Guido van Eyck, NL
  • 2015 Onderzoek & Ontwikkeling, publication CBK Rotterdam, text by Sandra Smets, NL
  • 2014 be calm, Centre Visual Arts Amsterdam, text by Hanne Hagenaars, NL
    Ine Lamers, Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde, text Faye Brands, NL
    Update/ Post Memory, Motorenhalle Dresden, essay by Silke Wagler, DE

  • 2012 Ferngespräch, texts by S. Feucht, A.A. de Boer and Ine Lamers, NL
    When the night falls, KIK, Kolderveen, NL
    In the depth, Catalogue Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, text by Sergej Kovalevsky, RU
  • 2011 and I think I prefer that side of it, with texts by Anneke A de Boer and Ine Lamers, Rotterdam, NL
    Basel-Rotterdam, 10 years of exchange, text by the artists, NL
    Stichting de Werkhaven Atelier, Enschede, NL
    UMC collection, Utrecht, publication University of Utrecht, NL
  • 2010 VoTH exhibition catalogue, with writings Sergey Kovalevsky, Bas Heijne, and Elly Stegeman
    Teenage Magazines, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2009 ustala. Essay by Ilse van Rijn. Agmstudios, Rotterdam, NL
    Club Donny, artist’ page. Episode publishers, Amsterdam, NL
    Delocalisation’ catalogue. Text Fatos Ustek & the artists
    Arts Centre, Skopje, MK
  • 2008 Het Geheim van Utrecht catalogue, Text Rik Suermont
    SFU & Centraal Museum Utrecht, NL
  • 2007 Parmentier 16 / 1&2. ‘NOT SHE’ essay by P.W.J..Verstraten, Nijmegen, NL
    Contour catalogue, Text J.H. Sasse. Museum het Prinsenhof, Delft, NL
    De Ontdekking van de Traagheid catalogue, Essay F. Wilschut
    KW-14, Den Bosch, NL
  • 2006 DIF Issue Dec. Brighter World, Rotterdam, NL
    Spectacular City catalogue, Texts E. Gandolfi, NAI Publishers, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2005 Constructed Moments catalogue, Text F. Wilschut, KW-14, Den Bosch, NL
    Undercover/onthecover catalogue, Text F. Gierstberg, Artimo publishers
    Rijke Uren, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
    NOT SHE ‘Screentests’ catalogue Text Edwin Carels, IFFR 2005
    NOT SHE FGA # 11, Text J. Eisinga, M. van der Lippe, Rotterdam, NL
    Kunstbeeld, June, Text Robbert Roos

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016 Solo #9. Ine Lamers (& MH KA), Club Solo, Breda
  • 2014 нарушитель (intruder) Ron Mandos Galerie, Amsterdam
  • 2013 Stage geographies: Ine Lamers and Anneke A. de Boer, Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsky, RUS
    Stage geographies, Permm Museum of Modern Art, Perm, RUS

  • 2012 Ferngesprach, Galerie Das Esszimmer, Bonn, DE
  • 2010 KUDA/WOHIN Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
    White Nights (to F) Video installation, Sub-urban video lounge, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2009 Interventie#12, Call Sheet, Hall 7, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
    de Duisternis in Gelderland, Kunstcentrum De Gele Rijder, Arnhem, NL
    Moldova, Wereldwaag COS, Dordrecht, NL
  • 2008 This sorry nature, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2007 Tolyatti Art Museum, Tolyatti, RUS
    Curator(with. R.Spoelstra), CBKG, Centre Visual Arts, Arnhem, NL
    Tolyatti Sonata, Nederlands Foto Museum, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2006 Latitudes,Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
    ArtForum (with H. op de Beeck), Galerie Ron Mandos, Berlin, DE

Group Exhibitions

  • 2017 NOT SHE, Verksmiðjan á Hjalteyri (The old factory in Hjalteryri), IS
    Dead Darlings, Foam, Amsterdam, NL
    Far Off, Galerie das Esszimmer, Art Fair Cologne, DE
    Play III, Video- and Performance Festival Cologne, DE
  • 2016 People, Art Museum, Akureyri, IS
    Stadsgezichten, Utrecht in transitie SFU, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, NL
    Optic Mountaineering, D. van Huizen assemblage wall, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
    Platform Project @ Art-Athina 2016, Galerie des Esszimmer, Athens, GR
  • 2015 Of Space and Time, Listhus Gallery, Olafsfjordur, IS
    UNSEEN Photofair, ING Lounge, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam, NL
    Swim with the Current, Stand like a Rock, Ron Mandos Galerie, International Foundation Manifesta, Amsterdam, NL
    Rencontres Internationales, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE
    (P)review video, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
    shift & drift, TENT, Rotterdam, NL

  • 2014 Rencontres Internationales, Gaite Lyrique, Paris FR
    be calm, Centre Visual Arts, CBK Amsterdam, NL
    eerste keus SBK, Galerie 180, Dordrecht, NL
    Lamers, Lamers, Lamers, WTC art gallery, Rotterdam, NL
    Update/Post memory, Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE
  • 2013 Basel-Rotterdam, Wall Paper Gallery, Rotterdam, NL
    Love of Space, Biennale Krasnoyarsk Museum Center, Krasnoyarsk, RUS
    Wilde Boekenmarkt, Calcite Revolt, Re: Rotterdam, Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2012 De Zwervende Tentoonstelling kijkt…, 38CC, Delft, NL
    WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS…., KiK, Kolderveen, NL
    Basel – Rotterdam, laab, Christoph Merian Stiftung, Basel, CH
    Duende, Duende Studios, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2011 VoTH, Modern Art Museum , Yaroslavl, RUS
    VoTH, Stedelijk Museum s’Hertogenbosch, NL
    EenmaandMarxloh, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, NL
    iAAB, Kunsthalle, Basel, CH
    EenmaandMarxloh, Ruhr, NL
    And I think I prefer that side of it, Teekengenootschap Pictura, Dordrecht, NL
  • 2010 Fnd.Modile; Duisburg, DE
    VoTH, Museum Centre Krasnoyarsk, RUS
    VoTH, NCCA Ekatarinburg, RUS
    VoTH, Moscou Museum of Modern Art, RUS
    Waiting for the Political Moment, Erasmus University/Wolphaert Project Space, Rotterdam, NL
    K.I.M.M, Sub urban video lounge, Rotterdam, NL
    Sommer Akademie, Motorenhalle Dresden, DE
    Moscou Museum Modern Art, Mmoma, Moscow, RU
  • 2009 Delocalisation, Arts Centre , Skopje, Macedony
    Divided Landscape Gist Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
    Expanse, Biennale Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre, Krasnoyarsk, RUS
    Exponenten, CBKN, Nijmegen, NL
    Discovering Slowness, Cont. Art Centre, Xiamen, China
  • 2008 ín de duisternis, Salon nomadic exhibition #12, Rotterdam, NL
    ecoscapes, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
    Het Geheim van Utrecht’ Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
  • 2007 Spectacular City, NRW-Forum, Düsseldorf, DE
    De Ontdekking van de Traagheid, KW-14 , Den Bosch, NL
    Discovering Slowness, National Centre of Photography, St Petersburg, RUS
  • 2006 Time Frames,MuHKA-media Antwerpen, BE
    Art Rotterdam, Galerie Ron Mandos, Rotterdam, NL
    Contour, Stedelijk Museum, het Prinsenhof, Delft, NL
    Collection presentation, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
    Dutch Eyes, Nederlands Foto Museum Rotterdam, NL
    Temporary Museum, Smart Project Space. Amsterdam, NL
  • 2005 Spectacular City, Netherlands Architecture Institute, Rotterdam, NL
    De Nachten, De Singel, Antwerpen, BE
    Aist’ Arti en Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
    Photography Bi-annual MuHKA-media, Antwerpen, BE
    Rijke Uren, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
    Chisinau,CBK Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, NL
    Constructed moments,KW14 Den Bosch, NL
    Tien, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
    Documentaire Nu,TENT, Rotterdam, NL
    Úndercover/onthecover, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
    Undercover /onthecover, UMC Galerie, Amsterdam, NL
    Regionale, Projectraum M54, Basel, CH
    Aangekocht/acquired, Galerie Hengelose str. 24, Enschede, NL
  • 2004 Duende Open, Duende Ateliers, Rotterdam, NL
    Prospecten van onvermoed schoon’ TENT , Rotterdam, NL
    Als een kamer door de nacht, CBK, Rotterdam, NL
    Project 04,CBK ,Dordrecht, NL
    Foreign Affairs Berlin, TENT, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2003 Plaza Real, Montevideo, Netherlands Media Art Institute, Amsterdam, NL
    Nabeelden, Stadsgalerij Heerlen, NL
    Photography, Tumulka Bunker, München, DE
    Preview, Amsterdam Photo Biannual 2004, Amsterdam, NL
  • 2002 Vidlounge, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
    Nabeelden, Nederlands Foto-Instituut, Rotterdam, NL
  • 2001 Open Spaces, Dan Graham, Ine Lamers, Prentenkabinet Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
    Homeless, Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Waar-schijn-lijk – moments which I intend to remember –  Stadsgalerij, Heerlen, NL
    Firemouse God, Babara Thumm Gallery, Berlin, DE
  • 2000 Friesland is, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
    4 vrouwen en de realiteit, Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
    Accrochage, Reuten Gallery, Amsterdam, NL


Leids Prentenkabinet, Leiden, NL
Centre For the Arts, Rotterdam, NL
City of Enschede, Enschede, NL


Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, NL
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, NL
Museum van Bommel van Dam, Venlo, NL
Kunstcentrum, Delft, NL
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, The Hague, NL
Stichting Beeldende Kunst, Amsterdam, NL
SBK Arnhem – Stedelijk Museum het Domein, Sittard, NL
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, NL
Buitenlandse Zaken, The Hague, NL
Ahold, Amsterdam, NL
Erasmus University, Rotterdam, NL
De Krabbedans, Eindhoven, NL
Nederlandsche Bank, Amsterdam, NL
KLM Airways, Amsterdam, NL
v. Caldenborgh Collectie, Rotterdam, NL
Haags Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, NL
Centre for Visual Arts, Dordrecht, NL
ING Bank, Amsterdam, Private Collectors, NL
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
Stadsschouwburg, Rotterdam, NL