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BarBara Hanlo

PEP (Purple Earth Productions) is an independent production company of BarBara Hanlo, visual artist and filmmaker, lives and works in Amsterdam, produces her own films and projects.

Hanlo has realized a number of films and various projects in recent years. About one of the last films: "As a fly drawn to the flame", Dutch presenter and journalist, Hanneke Groenteman wrote: "It is a small miracle that someone can make something so beautiful."

Since 1993, all of her films have had their world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam, which has subsequently been shown at film festivals in the Netherlands and abroad.  Hanlo received grants for making her films from, the Netherlands Film Fund, ThuisKopie Fund, Province of North Holland.

As in her films, her photographic works are experimental and poetic.  Hanlo received work grants from the Fonds BKVB (Mondriaan Fund  ) for the development of her photographic work.

Other activities
Hanlo has experience in advising and organizing art projects. She advised for the AFK (Amsterdams Fonds voor de kunst ) and the Stimuleringsfonds (Media fund ). She organized art events for the artist initiative AtelierWG, Amsterdam, of which she was chair from 2010-2018 and set up puntWG (art project space) and airWG (Artist in residence) together with the board and since 1999 she has been chair of the Jan Hanlo Essay Prize a biennial literary prize for more than 20 years.

In the context of cultural education, she developed together with Elsbeth Horneman the project Collection of a primary school, for which the book publication My most beautiful / My ugliest out was chosen as one of the "Best Dutch Book Designs".

Exhibitions - selection

2019

Video installation, For a sparrow is my house a rock, Boslab, Amsterdamse Bos

2014

Solo exhibition, installation HORTUS, puntWG

2013

BOOK OF LIFE, AtelierWG Amsterdam

2006

SLEEPER, instalation, Festival a/d werf, Utrecht en Lloyd Hotel, Amsterdam

1998

Group exhibition FILMBLIK #98, Den Haag

1995

Group exhibition Kunst Centrum, Bergen, The Netherlands

1993

Group exhibition The School of Photography, 'Breda fotografica' Lokaal 01 Breda, 1993   

1992

Group Exhibition 'Tricolours' Atelier WG, Parijs

1990

Solo-exhibition Galerie A';pert, Amsterdam

1989

Group exhibition 'Het denken dat ziet', Eindhoven and Maastricht

1988

Group exhibition '{stipendia 86 - 87)' WVC, Amsterdam  

1979

Group exhibition APA International Photography Japan

Films

2009

An honest man has nothing to hide

2008

The Swamp

2007

As a fly drawn to the flame

2006

Slaper

2003

To whom it may concern

2000

Never to be forgotten

1999

Circular objects in several movements

1997

A wind rose

The view

1994

Under the trees

1993

Nearer the sea

1991

Jan Hanlo, and that man I am myself

1987

Shadow