And as to being in a fright,
Allow me to remark
That Ghosts have just as good a right
In every way, to fear the light,
As Men to fear the dark.

“Phantasmagoria,” Lewis Carrol

Hellen van Meene was born in Alkmaar, The Netherlands, in 1972. Her recent solo shows include Folkwang Museum, Essen, Germany, 2007; C/O Berlin, The Cultural Forum of Photography, Berlin, Germany, 2007; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Holland, 2006; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany, 2006; and a touring show which was first exhibited at Pump House Gallery, London, and travelled across the United Kingdom, also in 2006. She has taken part in various group shows, including ME, OPHELIA, Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, 2008 and FAMILY PICTURES, Guggenheim, New York, 2007. Her fourth monograph, TOUT VA DISPARAITRE, will be released soon by Schirmer/Mosel Verlag GmbH.