“Most of what we own has been produced and made with a purpose. But things also exist outside of their functionality. When objects are placed outside of their domain, their role – let alone their origin – they can get lost. They are of no use to anybody; they can only be what they are. At this point they are fit for a part in one of my films.” (Daphne Rosenthal, Artist + Filmmaker, Netherlands)

Daphne Rosenthal is a fine artist and experimental filmmaker who lives in Amsterdam. She studied at the Rietveld Academie (BFA 2008, winner Gerrit Rietveld Prize best film and video 2008) and has strong ties with Los Angeles where she studied at Calarts (MFA Experimental Animation 2014).

Her work has been shown at Museo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico City; Mediamatic, Amsterdam; Quartier 21, Vienna; Nest, Den Haag. In March 2016 her film Meanwhile, looking elsewhere was joint winner of the Swedenborg Film Festival in London. Rosenthal has a background in documentary making and editing. Her documentary Het Rietveld Schröderhuis has been screened at the Tate Modern, the Centre Pompidou, the Vitra Design Museum, and is currently on display at the information center of the Rietveld Schröderhuis. In 2015 she received a grant Werkbijdrage Jong Talent by the Mondriaanfonds. This is a year long stipend for emerging artists.

Please visit this interview with Daphne Rosenthal for a more extensive introduction to her work.