research & publishing

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, National Museum of World Cultures (NL).

“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 van Tulder holds an MA in Fine Art and Design from Werkplaats Typografie (2023).
She has been working as an image researcher for MacGuffin Magazine since 2019 (The Desk, The Rug, The Bottle, The Chain).

Ongoing and previous commissioners and residency hosts include: National Gallery of Victoria (AU), Foam Amsterdam (NL), Stedelijk Studies Journal/ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam (NL), MacGuffin Magazine (NL), Tubelight (NL), Simulacrum (NL), Metro54 (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, and Keti Koti, Museumplein Amsterdam, 1 July 2023

Roots to Fruits is supported by Me, Myself and I

©Mirelle van Tulder
Chief Tropical Officer