Don't Forget, Mariken Wessels, 2012


Mariken Wessels (NL, 1963) studied at the Theatre School in Amsterdam  
and has several years of work experience as a stage and television  
actress. In 2008 she graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and  
has since worked as a visual artist and photographer. Her work  
combines installations, sculptures, photography and video. Her first  
self-published artist book 'Elisabeth - I want to eat -' (2009) was  
awarded the Silver Medal at the 'Fotografia di Roma' Book Festival.  
Her second artist book, 'Queen Ann P.S. Belly Cut Off", was published  
by Alauda Publications and selected as one of the Best Photo Books of  
2010 by LeMonde.fr, Joerg Colberg, Photo-eye, Humble Arts Foundation,  
Shane Lavalette and Cadoc.nl. Her work has been acquired as a part of  
the collections of the Museum of Modern Art New York(MoMA) and  
International Center of Photography New York.