Femke Herregraven


Femke Herregraven investigates which material base, geographies, and value systems are carved out by financial technologies and infrastructures. Her work focuses on the effects of abstract value systems on landscapes, ecosystems, historiography and individual lives. This research is the basis for the conception of new characters, stories, objects, sculptures, sound, and mixed-media installations. Her current work focuses on the financialization of the future as a ‘catastrophe’ and how these monetized speculative catastrophes affect our social, biological, and technological ecosystems. She is an alumnus of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2017–2018). In 2016, she collaborated with Dutch investigative journalists on the Panama Papers. In 2019, she was nominated for the Prix de Rome. She is part of On-Trade-Off: a transnational artist-led project on the new energy mythology around lithium. She is a Creator Doctus (practice-based PhD) candidate at Sandberg Instituut (2020–2023).