Illustratie Biënnale 2016 – 10 illustratoren, 10 boeken

It’s time for the Illustratie Biënnale again! A weekend full of illustrationy goodness at de Toneelschuur in Haarlem, coinciding with de Stripdagen which take place in the same area.
For this edition of the biannual, I’ve participated in a special project initiated by the Fiep Westendorp Foundation, called ’10 illustratoren, 10 boeken’: an exhibition of illustrated covers, for books of the participants’ own choice. In addition to this, a publication has been made of not only the cover designs, but also the sketch phases that lead the illustrators to their end results. The publication will be available for sale in the pop-up museum store.

You’re very welcome to come visit this awesome event. The book cover project will be shown at the expeditiegarage (that’s inside the Toneelschuur) on Saturday from 12.00 to 17.00, and on Sunday from 13.30 tp 17.00. Free entrance.
Hope to see you there!

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Sneak peek of my contribution to the cover project

Expo & opening | Filter Amsterdam

promo blog online



Hiya people,

For the coming three months, a selection of my most recent works will be exhibited at Filter Amsterdam.
The opening is on thursday september 17th, from 19.00 until 20.30. You are very welcome to drop by.
There will be snacks, there will be drinks, and there will also be some works and prints for sale at a special price that evening.


If you’re traveling by train and arrive at Amsterdam Central Station:
Filter Amsterdam is situated at a five minute walking distance from Waterlooplein, which you can most easily reach by subway. Click here for your 9292 travel schedule.
You can also take bus 34 or tram 9.

If you’re traveling by car:
There is a parking garage located at Valkenburgerstraat 238. Click here for more info.

If you’d like to have a little walk or bikeride:
I can recommend this, it’s quite a nice part of town. And even if you choose a touristy route, it will probably not take you more than a half hour to get from Central Station to Filter. Here is your map.

If you have any questions you can reach me at menahmarleen [at]
It would be lovely to see you there!

xx Menah


Click here for the facebook event


My work at other people’s places

It always makes me happy to see my work in the houses of the people I gave or sold it to. So here’s a post with some of those houses. Which I by the way think are also super great even aside from my art hanging there.

If you have my work in your home ( / office / pants) and you’d like to be in this post, take a picture and send it to me!

My part in this lovely interior are some of the drawings on the wall; you might recognize the early artwork I did for Nausica and furthermore, the portraits I made for Myra’s birthday.






On this lovely wall, underneath the picture of Julie’s parents (who some would say look a bit like Ernest’s parents), is ‘alles‘, a live drawing I once made when I asked the audience “what would you do if you dared to do everything?” and one person answered “everything”.

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Look in the right below corner of this composition to find Arjen’s best party memory, and a little sketch I made of my friends in their old home.
Also their piece of my 2014 christmas card.


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The zebra-girl.

mijn werk hangt bij Anne



The Menah-works you can find in this room are the artwork I made for Tamar’s album (on the piano), and then the two blue-haired girls, just because.

mijn werk hangt bij tamar

Expo | Red Brick Gallery, Berlin

Thank you Joep, for the opportunity and the weekend! Super Sunday was super nice!







IMG_5421Clean Pete sluikreclame

Fiep-dag 2013

Lieve mensen! Wat een dag!! Het boek -waarvan er nu nog maar één exemplaar is, maar dat graag uitgegeven zou worden- is vandaag gelanceerd tijdens de Fiep-dag van Fiep Westendorp Illustrations. En later nog eens tijdens een dubbelinterview met mijn vader en mij op Radio 2 bij De Staat van Stasse (skip naar 01:50:00 om het te vinden). Ik hou jullie op de hoogte van de voortgang. In de tussentijd allemaal heel erg bedankt! Fiep, Gioia, Hans, Nicky, Ted, Steffie, Anika, Iris, Papje, Mampje, Josefien en Stefan die mijn oren zojuist ontmoetten, en de rest. xxxx! Menah




Have a very merry coffin table!

Mijn tafeltje woont tot januari in GoGallery, Prinsengracht 64, Amsterdam.
Ik was er vandaag en zag toen pas dat het hier een mij bekende galerie betreft, namelijk eentje in een bijzonder mooi gebouw met erg aardige mensen. En nu dus met kerstcadeaus voor een schamele 1000 euro. Ik zou zeggen, waar wacht u op? -xxx-


Expo / Dutch Art Collaboration / Pop Up Store / Utrecht

The half-antique half-contemporary furniture Koos Weel has assembled with his project Dutch Art Collaboration, is now living in a store in Utrecht. Not only does the shop contain furniture made into art -like the Anne-table I made-, there’s also two-dimensional work for sale – like some drawings from my Ghost-series-, as well as a vintage corner with all sorts of stuff, posters, clothing.

The store, to be found at Biltstraat 447, will be the DAC-store at least until january.


Couch by Pony People

Couch by Pony People

Expo / Young Talent Popping Up / Pop Up Galerie / Utrecht

Group exhibition, 5/7 – 15/7.
With…. the silkscreens of Whale! (Whale = Rosanne Groeneweg (who created this whole exhibition, together with Nikki and Thirza), Aiden Wong and me)


HKU Graduation Expo

Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos / Café de Flater / Utrecht / launch with live painting

Pony People + Menah = Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos! (The Same Tattoos As Jorgos)

We launched our new brand with a live painting session at Café de Flater, Utrecht. We worked two big canvases and we also tattooed the audience. They could choose from the various tattoos we knew Jorgos has. Sven made a seamine, not a sevenmine.

See more on the Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos facebook page













28/10/2012 Dezelfde Tatoeages Als Jorgos, blog