Femke Herregraven (b. 1982, Netherlands) is a visual artist that investigates which material base, geographies, and value systems are carved out by financial technologies and infrastructures. Her work focuses on the effects of abstract value systems on historiography and individual lives. This research is the basis for the conception of new characters, stories, objects, sculptures, sound and mixed-media installations. Her current work focuses on the financialization of the future as a ‘catastrophe’ and uses language, the voice, and the respiratory system to examine these monetized speculative catastrophes within our social, biological, and technological ecosystems.
She has taught at Artez Arnhem and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and is an alumna of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam (2017–2018). In 2016, she collaborated with Dutch investigative journalist on the Panama Papers. In 2019, she was nominated for the Prix de Rome. She is part of On-Trade-Off (2018–2021), an artist-led project on the new energy mythology around lithium, and currently a Creator Doctus (practice-based PhD) candidate at Sandberg Instituut (2020–2023).