Frouke ten Velden

The Lightbulb

Frouke ten Velden, VJ and Artist based in Amsterdam.
She has always had a profound interest in the vague terrain and stirring area between the arts and other scenes and disciplines.

As a VJ she prefers to work from a fixed space from where she can compose her concept, based on the existing (architectural) design of the location. She is particularly interested in the spatial qualities of light and projection and herein works to expand on her visual library in a sculptural manner. As VJ F she became known in the Amsterdam nightlife and club scene. Besides her work amongst various organizations from the Amsterdam house and techno scene, she enjoys working alongside art events and festivals and has been working with various organizations, like the van Gogh museum, Eye Film institute, TodaysArt festival, Playgrounds Festival and the Polish Videozone festival. Using the club and dance scene as her core artistic ecosystem and playground, she is eager to explore on her work in different contexts, like public space and art institutions, performance art, dance and theatre. Besides her active role as a maker and performer, she also worked as directors’ PA and events and exhibitions production at the Dutch Media Art institute (NIMk | Montevideo). And is now part of the Rijksmuseum’s Media-Lab team where she will develop, initiate and work on projects, and lead workshops at Rijksmuseum’s Medialab. Thereby she is currently participating in the Artistic Research Master program at the University of Amsterdam where she will continue to develop herself as a visual artist and VJ.

Seen with Van Gogh museum, Eye Film institute, Rijksmuseum Medialab, TodaysArt, Fiber, Videozone, NIMk, In deep'n dance records, Vision Impossible, Sense Studios, Entree, Overdose, Hyves, Rituals, Margriet, Smirnoff, Upstream advertising, Onderstroom, DOOR, Pand14, Switch, Electronation, Trillogy, Nachtzusters, Apenkooi, De Nachtspelen.

Seen at Loveland, Dancevalley, Valtifest, Vrij festival, Magneet festival,ADE-Amsterdam Dance Event, Boothstock, Harmony of Hardcore, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh museum, Eye Film Institute, Videozone festival, TodaysArt festival, Playgrounds festival, Het Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Paradiso, Melkweg,Sugar Factory, Studio 80, Trouw, WesterUnie, Air Amsterdam, Patronaat, Pand 14, Fringe theatre festival Amsterdam, Dansmakers Amsterdam

Contact information

  • Frouke ten ten Velden
  • Houtmankade 97
  • 1013MT
  • Amsterdam
  • NL