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Madé van Krimpen - Iris Kensmil - Audre Lorde
Madé van Krimpen - Iris Kensmil - Audre Lorde
Madé van Krimpen - Iris Kensmil - Audre Lorde

Iris Kensmil

The New Utopia Begins Here, Audre Lorde, 2020

Fine art print on Hahnemuhle Velvet White paper

63 x 92,5 cm (edition of 10) 

Frame: Whitewash Poplar, with clarity glass
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Iris Kensmil is an Amsterdam-based visual artist with a Surinamese background. She is known for her installations, paintings, and drawings in her vivid style. She marks the history of how black movements and black intellectuals, writers, musicians, artists, and activists have increasingly influenced the shaping of our future. Iris Kensmil creates a visual construction of "Black Modernity" following her drive to work on a future history that includes herself too, The style and quality of her work invite the viewer to share her perspective.

Kensmil studied Fine Arts at the Minerva Academy in Groningen (1992–1996). From 2014 till 2018, she was a member of the Jury for the Dutch Royal Award for Modern Painting. Furthermore, Iris also represented the Netherlands at the Venice Biennial 2019 with Remy Jungerman.


2021 ‘Some of My Souls’, Art Institute Melly, Rotterdam, NL

2020 ‘Something Still Comes Back’, Matthew Brown Los Angeles; Women Make History, US

2019 ‘Feminism in the Age of Transnationalism’, The Haifa Museum of Art, ISR

2019 ‘Blues Before Sunrise’, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL

2019 ‘The New Utopia Begins Here’#2, Dutch Pavilion, Venice Biennial, IT

2014 ‘Shifting Colours’, met Willem de Rooij ,Tropenmuseum Amsterdam, NL

Kensmil took part in projects with The Black Archives.