Tessel Schmidt (1983, NL) is a video artist who stages scenes from everyday life. Macro landscapes from everyday materials open into larger worlds. Schmidt’s set-ups often capture people at the limits of endurance or in a state of suspension. Her work explores the space in between life and death; the microscopic and the vast. The in between space is both uncanny and comforting; alien and everyday, testing the viewer's limits of perception.
Tessel graduated in 2022 from the Master of Fine Art: Lens-Based Media at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. She has a BA and a MA in Fimdramaturgy (University of Utrecht) and worked for 15 years as a videographer for multiple clients in the cultural field.
She is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands