I Proclaim, You Proclaim, We Proclaim: Nicoline van Harskamp

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Nicoline van Harskamp
pursues her interest in the use of English as a second language in the new performance Without Title (an Exercise in European English) (2012). The artist makes an appeal to emancipate English from its roots in the British and American empires, and its current use in professional jargon, to celebrate the expressive abundance that it offers as a language.

Performance with Dawn Mastin and Amy Potter.

Nicoline van Harskamp (* 1975, Netherlands) is an artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. She addresses the function and power of the spoken word, and its ability to influence perception and shape thought, both of which are instrumental to politics. Her most recent and ongoing project, Yours in Solidarity, addressing the contemporary history of anarchism through a correspondence archive, was presented in different stages of completion at D+T Project in Brussels, Hillary Crisp Gallery in London, the MUAC in Mexico City, the Frankfurter Kunstverein and Manifesta 9 in Genk. Future presentations will take place at the Shanghai Biennale, the Steirischer Herbst in Graz, GmK Gallery in Zagreb, NON Gallery in Istanbul, Centro SUBTE in Montevideo and Extra City in Antwerp. Recent presentations of other works include the Newtopia Biennial in Mechelen, Performa 11 in New York, the Kadist Foundation in Paris, the SMBA in Amsterdam, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, the 6th Taipei Biennial and the 4th Bucharest Biennial. Nicoline van Harskamp has staged her live pieces at Witte de With in Rotterdam, the New Museum in New York, the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Serralves Foundation in Porto and the Kaaitheater in Brussels. She was a resident artist at, among others, Platform Garanti in Istanbul, the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and IASPIS in Sweden. In 2009 she won the Dutch Prix de Rome.