Acme Studios — Milou van der Maaden

Supporting Artists since 1972

Milou van der Maaden

Adrian Carruthers Award

Milou van der Maaden works across video, photographic, socio-performative and text work. Her installations stem from interpretation and recontextualization of a personal visual archive. In her work Milou systematically collects both static and moving images, found and cut out of magazines and books, or downloaded from the internet.

Milou was selected by a panel including the artist Caroline Achaintre.

Upon completing her residency in September 2014, Milou presented In Spite of the Mass at the Acme Project Space. An exhibition dealing with immigration politics and national image-making in the Netherlands. The exhibition presented fragments of Milou’s project, and its surrounding research, through a focus on biopolitical struggles and the agency of resistance.

Adrian Carruthers Award

The Adrian Carruthers Award is a partnership between Acme and the Slade School of Fine Art, funded by the Adrian Carruthers Memorial Fund and Acme. Aiming to provide a bridge between art school and professional practice, the award includes a generous bursary, rent-free studio space and a mentoring programme. Recipients of Acme’s Early Career Awards Programme work from shared studios in order to encourage an environment of peer support and critical dialogue.