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hidden histories

Mirelle van Tulder is the founder of Roots to Fruits. She is an artist, designer, and research associate at the Research Center for Material Culture, Wereldmuseum (NL). Mirelle is selected for the coming year’s (2024-2025) Atelier KITLV-Framer Framed Artist Residency.

“Mirelle’s way of working is a delight to witness. On the one hand, she has the ability to dig deep into archives, intuitively grasping the political and social dimension of these historical artifacts. On the other hand, she has the talent to immediately translate this archival knowledge into a bold and urgent graphic language – producing zines and newspapers, playfully pushing the archives into the streets (and vice versa). It’s a rare combination of skills”. Danny van den Dungen (Experimental Jetset), 2022

Mirelle holds a Master's Degree in Art and Design from Werkplaats Typografie (2023). She has worked as an image researcher for MacGuffin Magazine from 2019-2023 (The Desk, The Rug, The Bottle, The Chain).

Ongoing and previous commissioners and residency hosts include: Emergence Magazine (US), National Gallery of Victoria (AU), Foam Amsterdam (NL), MacGuffin Magazine (NL), Tubelight (NL), Disarming Design From Palestine (PS)

Roots to Fruits has attended: Ghent Art Book Fair, 7–8 May 2022, Printed Matter’s New York Art Book Fair, 13–16 October 2022, Offprint London, 12–14 May 2023, Melbourne Art Book Fair, 19 May 2023, Keti Koti, Museumplein Amsterdam, 1 July 2023, Miss Read Berlin 22–24 September 2023

Roots to Fruits magazine dedicates itself to exploring the role that a single form of music or sonic practice plays in migration, culture and resistance, pairing a piece of writing with archival imagery.

Roots to Fruits publishing focuses on non-western perspectives and aims to break with capitalist orders of knowledge production. Roots to Fruits is committed to explore and make spaces to discuss the power dynamics and constructions of disciplinary boundaries such as graphic design, art history, anthropology and photography.

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Printed Matter, Inc. (New York)
Legacy Dumbo (Brooklyn, NY)
Ergot Records (New York)
For Keeps Books (Atlanta)
Inga Books (Chicago)

Tenderbooks (London)
Tate Modern (London)
Errant Books (London)
magCulture (London)
Cafe OTO (London)
Rova Editions (Bristol)
Good Press (Glasgow)
Magalleria (Bath)

Rush Hour (Amsterdam)
San Serriffe (Amsterdam)
Framer Framed (Amsterdam)
Athenaeum (Amsterdam)
Terry Bleu (Amsterdam)
Waaghals Records (Arnhem/Nijmegen)
Walter Books (Amsterdam)
Kiosk (Rotterdam)
Werkplaats Typografie (Arnhem)

HKW (Berlin)
Hopscotch (Berlin)

Matéria Prima (Porto)

Tambourine (Madrid)
Terranova (Barcelona)
Sitio (Barcelona)

Perimeter Books (Melbourne)

Wendy’s Subway (Brooklyn, NY)
IMS Paulista (São Paulo)
Dikan Center (Accra)
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