Kim Engelen is an active and valued artist for decades. Engelen has lived and worked as a contemporary artist in six countries. Her artworks are held in private collections in Europe, the US, and China. Engelen’s art has been shown in 25 countries, magazines, and on television.



The red thread in my art is and has always been people. My art is personal and socially oriented.—Even when no people are visible in the image. It arises from connecting with others. And the joy and psychosocial challenges that come with it.

Art to Connect

My art practice is my holistic examination of humanity and culture. To me, art functions as the bridge between myself and the rest of people. When I create art, which as life is an ongoing process, I show the failures, misunderstandings, and loneliness that come with it. And with it as well self-development, pleasure, and hope. Since I love to observe and analyze, this is an ongoing and invigorating journey.

Art Work Work Work

I work project-based. And within several disciplines. Such as video, photography, drawing, text, collages, etc.:

Photography—on topics such as loneliness.
Drawings—which allow me to process daily challenges and joy.
Videos and audio.
Exhibitions, here I explore art installation settings. Through which I seek again, connection and/or communication with the audience.

For more, see art talks