About

About

Alexandra Roozen (1971) is an artist based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Her work is supported by various stipends from, amongst others, the Mondriaan Fund and Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam. Roozen exhibits her work in museums including the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Museum CODA, Museum Dordrecht, Museum MMKA. Her work is regularly exhibited in galleries and at art institutions such as Verbeke Foundation, Drawing Centre Diepenheim, UN Headquarters New York, Garage Rotterdam, and at art fairs such as Art Amsterdam and Drawing Now Paris. Roozen graduated cum laude from the Art Academy St. Joost and since 2011 she has a teaching position at Willem de Kooning Art Academy.

Roozen’s work speaks of experiment, but is also deeply indebted to the tradition of drawing. The artist’s keen awareness of its history, combined with her well-honed technique, leads her to further explore drawing’s possibilities and boundaries. Her methodology rests on two meticulously researched components: a manual approach and a semi-manual approach. Each of those components has a serial and a parallel aspect, which Roozen constantly scrutinizes and develops. Although her work is based on analysis, her drawings possess a multi-layered perspective, juxtaposing alluring and estranging qualities. The beauty of Roozen’s works is revealed by her technique of questioning –almost demanding– that the viewer looks at the works in different ways.

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions

2017
Grey Matter(s), Gallery 2, Seoul, S-Korea
‘Flows and interruptions’, (with Nelleke Beltjens) Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam

2016
Axis, Plaatsmaken, Arnhem
Currents, (with Christiane Conrad) Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
Solo, Artfair Kunstrai Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms

2015
Round About, Van Abbehuis, Eindhoven
To Bend, (with Bert Loerakker) Galerie Wilms, Venlo

2013
Tweening, Art foundation IK-Eiland, studio Mondriaan Fund, Vlissingen
Between, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
(Re)move, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
About Two, (with Bas van Beek), NL=US Gallery, Rotterdam

2012
– 1:15, Hudson Museum, Rotterdam

2011
Amidst a Surface, Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst

2010
Ruis/Noise, Lokaal 01, Breda (cat.)
Recent works, (with Henrik Eiben) Galerie Hein Elferink, Staphorst
– Frame, artist-run initiative Skybox, Amsterdam
Wire, neon drawing commissioned by the municipality of Barendrecht

2009
Give plenty looks, (with Johan Meijerink) Galerie Wilms, Venlo

2008
Recent works, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
– Artfair Art Amsterdam, (with Joachim Bandau) Galerie Phoebus

2007
Disturb, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam (cat.)
Palimpsest, (with Herman Scholten) Museum Waterland, Purmerend

2005
Recent works, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
Quasar, Meulensteen Art Center, Eindhoven (cat.)

2004
Recent works, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam

2002
Face sur Face, artist-run initiative Contessa, Arnhem

2001
Rendering, De Nederlandsche Cacao Fabriek, Helmond
Island Hopping, Galerie Molenwater, Middelburg

2000
Paperdust, ROOM, Rotterdam

Group exhibitions – selection since 2005

2017
Animal Man Machine, Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke (BE)
Upcoming: Order is half of life, Vishal, Haarlem
– Upcoming: Artfair Kunst RAI Art Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms

2016
– Artfair PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
Fundamental, Culture bunker, Cologne (DE)
– Appendix, Museum Dordrecht
– Parelgoud, Museum Arnhem
Save the Earth, UN Headquarters New York (USA)
Art in the residency, Art Foundation IK-Eiland, Vlissingen (cat.)
Grind the Gap, Plaatsmaken Arnhem
– Ritme & Regelmaat, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Amsterdam
Vanishing Point, Studio Omstand Arnhem in cooperation with Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– For Study and Delight – Drawings and Prints from leiden University, ARS, Leiden
Grafiek zonder grenzen, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– Artfair Rotterdam Contemporary, Galerie Wilms

2015
– Wall Drawings, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– Artfair PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
Night & Day, PIT / Studio van Dusseldorp, Tilburg
Veldwerk, Drawing Centre Diepenheim
Blind date 2, DAK, Utrecht
– Cityscapes, NL=US, Rotterdam
– Abstract Wall Painting,
ACEC, Apeldoorn
– Artfair Rotterdam Contemporary, Galerie Wilms

2014
– Formeel ‘14
, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
To the point, IS-Projects, Leiden
Het landschap en de romantische verleiding, Drawing Centre Diepenheim (cat.)
– Artfair RAW Rotterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink
Blind date 1, DAK, Utrecht
– Not about flowers, Galerie Wilms, Venlo
– Artfair PAN Amsterdam, Galerie Wilms
– I am not doing anything until I feel the need, Nederlandse Bank Amsterdam

2013
Behind Images, De Garage Rotterdam
Manoeuvres, Voorkamer, Lier, BE
Black & White, Gorcums Museum, Gorinchem (cat.)
– Once more, unto the braoch, dear friends, once more, Lokaal 01, Breda (cat.)
– Artfair RAW Rotterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Artfair Art Amsterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Artfair Art at the Warehouse Rotterdam, Galerie Roger Katwijk
– WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
– Artfair RE-Rotterdam, artist-run initiative

2012
All About Drawing, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (cat.)
– ON/OF #2, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen (cat.)
– Artfair RAW Rotterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Artfair Art Amsterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink

2011
Patterns, CODA Museum/ACEC, Apeldoorn
Graphic Art Biennial NB7, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUS (cat.)
– Drawing Now, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Artfair Salon du Dessin Contemporain Drawing Now, Galerie Hein Elferink, Paris, FR
– Artfair Art Amsterdam, Galerie Hein Elferink and Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Graphosbiennale, Kruithuis, ‘s-Hertogenbosch
– Artfair Art Karlsruhe, Galerie Hein Elferink, DE

2010
25-25, ISNO62, Contemporary Art Projects, Sidney, AUS
Big Black, IS-Projects, Leiden
Zusam, Alte Post, Neuss, Duitsland (cat.)
Colour Matters #5, Kunstruimte 09, Groningen (cat.)
– Hot Plate, International Printmaking Exhibition, Brighton, GB
Rotterdam Grafiek, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam
Contemporary Graphics, WTC Art Foundation, Rotterdam

2009
Formeel ‘09, Museum Waterland, Purmerend
Silencio, St. Jeroenskerk, Noordwijk (cat.)
Pour faire simple, Paris Concret Paris, France
White, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
Graphic Art Biennial NB6, State Art Museum, Novosibirsk, RUS (cat.)
1200×1600 mm, Centrum Beeldende Kunst, Rotterdam
Dutch Dimension, Manhattan Graphic Centre, New York, USA (cat.)
Apendix, De Twee Wezen, Enkhuizen
– Artfair Art Amsterdam, Galerie Phoebus

2008
– Minimentaal, Galerie Roger Katwijk, Amsterdam
– Art&Design of Distinction, Villa Maarheeze, Wassenaar (cat.)
Quantum vis, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
Properties, IS-Projects, Leiden

2007
Springbalsemien, Pictura, Dordrecht
Nieuwe Aanwinsten, art collection Erasmus MC Rotterdam
Face Surface, Christine De Ketelaere Gallery, Tielt, BE

2006
Handle with care!, Drawings Cabinet / Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
Sweet little sixteen, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
M.A.C. #2, MU, Eindhoven (cat.)
M.A.C. #1, Galerie Jan Colle, Gent, Belgie (cat.)
Graphics, Peninsula, Eindhoven
Orde en Chaos, Artstore, Rotterdam (cat.)
Maas, Pand Paulus, Schiedam (cat.)
Graphics I, RAAF, Breda

2005
Des Pudels Kern, Drawings Cabinet / Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
Innerbeat, De Veemvloer, Amsterdam (cat.)
Raamwerk, RC de Ruimte, IJmuiden
Perfors, Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam
Stash, Tent, Rotterdam

Selection exhibitions before 2005

Tent, Rotterdam – Museum De Beyerd, Breda – Galerie Van Den Berge, Goes – Galerie Van Wijngaarden, Amsterdam – Galerie Phoebus, Rotterdam – The Stenersen Museum, Oslo (NO) – Kunsthuis Syb, Beetsterzwaag – De Fabriek, Eindhoven – Institut Néerlandais, Paris (FR) – Artist initiative ROSA, Breda – Zeche Zollverein, Essen (DE)

Publications

Publications

2017
– Essay by Cees de Boer, ‘Seen by hand’, Alexandra Roozen’s drawing series
– Newspaper review by Robert Neul Gielens, Zwart en wit domineren in Vishal, Haarlems Dagblad, 17.06.2017, p 7, group exhibition De Vishal, Haarlem
– Cahier ‘Grey Matter(s)’, published on the occasion of the solo exhibition at Gallery 2, Seoul, Korea
– Magazine text by Alex de Vries, Order is half of life, Mister Motley, 18.06.2017, group exhibition De Vishal Haarlem
– Opening text by Peter Lodermeyer, ‘Flows and Interruptions’, about Nelleke Beltjens and Alexandra Roozen, duo expositie Galerie Roger Katwijk
– Online publishing, ‘We Like Art interview Alexandra Roozen’, www.welikeartworks.nl
– Online publishing, Marjolein Blaauwbroek, Orde en Chaos dagen elkaar uit in ‘Order is half of life’, Kunstlijn Haarlems Nieuws, 21.06.2017, group exhibition De Vishal, Haarlem
– Online publishing, Anke Roder, Kunst van de dag, Galeries.nl, 22.05.2017
– Online publishing, Arjan Janssen, Kunst van de dag, Galeries.nl, 13.03.2017
– Online publishing, Paul Voors, Kunst blijft een raadsel, ‘Flows and Interruptions’, duo expositie Galerie Roger Katwijk, 01.03.2017

2016
– Catalogue ‘For Study and Delight’ – Drawings and Prints from leiden University, 2017, p 387, 394, published by Leiden University Press, isbn 978-90-8728-241-7
– Newspaper review by Robert Cherkowski, Kunst im Dialog mit dem Raum, Kolner Rundschau, 20.10.2016, group exhibition Kulturbunker Mulheim
– Newspaper review by Jurgen Kisters, Unsicherheit im sicheren Raum, Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger, 20.10.2016, group exhibition Kulturbunker Mulheim
– Essay by Melchior Jaspers, Nick Terra, Menno Vuister, Art in the residency: 5 years IK, October 2016, group exhibition, IK-Foundation Vlissingen
– Newspaper review by Nico Out, Het draait om waarneming en reflectie in de IK-paviljoens, PZC, 03.09.2016, group exhibition, IK-Foundation Vlissingen
– Magazine Tortuca 38 for art & literature, Alexandra Roozen – To Bend series, June 2016, p 54-60, issn 1385-4968
– Newspaper review by Edo Dijksterhuis (4 stars), Feest van vlakken en lijnen, Parool, 12.07.2016, group exhibition Witteveen Art Centre Amsterdam.
– Newspaper review by Wim van der Beek (4 stars), Subtiel mensenwerk van Alexandra Roozen en Christiane Conrad, Meppeler Courant, 18.03.2016, duo exhibition Galerie Hein Elferink
– Magazine Drawing Front, Vanishing Point, Studio Omstand, March 2016, p 17, published by Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender 2016, Kantoor Kraaij, Trichis Publicing
– Magazine Collect #8, art, antique and design, Alexandra Roozen – FEW, Nov 2016, p 24
– Online publishing, ‘We Like Art’, highlighted the AXIS edition, www.welikeartworks.nl

2015
– Catalogue Veldwerk, published by Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– Catalogue O&O Projects, text by Sandra Smets, Op de hand bekeken – over het machinale handschrift, published by CBK (Rotterdam, NL), isbn 978-90-822992-0-5
– Magazine text, Ritmisch kijkgenot: Alexandra Roozen and Maarten Van Severen, Fine Arts Magazine Tableau, Nov 2015, p55
– Magazine text by Alex de Vries, Een denkbeeld doet zich voor, Mister Motley, 18.11.2015, group exhibition Studio Van Dusseldorp
– Newspaper review by Gerrit van den Hoven, Night and Day, Brabants Dagblad, 12.11.2015, group exhibition Studio Van Dusseldorp
– Newspaper review by Ingrid Bosman, Veldwerk, Tubantia, 23.06.2015, group exhibition Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– Online publishing, Benno Tutein Nolthenius, Kunst van de dag, Galeries.nl, 24.09.2015

2014
– Essay by Dr Peter Lodermeyer, What is a horizon? Alexandra Roozen’s Drawing Series ‘Tweening’, published in monography ‘Tweening’, in German and English
– Magazine text by Arno Kramer, Het landschap en de romantische verleiding, published by Drawing Centre Diepenheim
– Newspaper review by Jet van der Sluis, Beelden en tekeningen als voedsel van het verlangen, De Roskam, 05.2014, group exhibition Drawing Centre Diepenheim

2013
– Essay by Cees de Boer, Between Eye and Understanding, Alexandra Roozen’s Drawing Series ‘Between’, published in Manually/Semi/Automatic #3, in Dutch and English, isbn 978-90-814563-0-2
– Newspaper review by Micha Andriessen Wens en realiteit, Het Financieele Dagblad, 13.12.2013, group exhibition ‘Behind Images’, Garage Rotterdam
– Text by Olphaert den Otter, ‘Studio visit I-Island‘, Nov 2103, IK-Foundation Vlissingen
– Catalogue Once more, unto the braoch, dear friends, once more, published by Lokaal 01 (Breda, NL), isbn 978-90-81195-48-5
– Newspaper review by Nico Out, Kooplust tegenover verstilling, PZC, 23.11.2013, solo exhibition ‘Tweening’, IK-Foundation Vlissingen
– Newspaper review by Wim van der Beek (5 stars), Alexandra Roozen tekent met een boormachine, Meppeler Courant, 12.06.2013, solo exhibition ‘Between’, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Magazine text, Black & White, Fine Arts Magazine Tableau, May 2013, group exhibition Gorcums Museum

2012
– Essay by Dr Petran Kockelkoren, The disruption of the understanding of meaning, Alexandra Roozen’s Drawing Series ‘Disturb’, published in Manually/Semi/Automatic #2, in Dutch and English, isbn 978-90-814563-0-2
– Catalogue texts by David Hamers, Jeroen Boomgaard, Peter Nijenhuis, Alex de Vries, Het Elastisch Perspectief; Kunst in Carnisselande, catalogue published by the municipality of Barendrecht (NL), isbn 978-90-77794-10-4
– Catalogue text by Saskia van de Wiel, Kunstwelten, published by Boesner Art Award (DE), isbn 978-3-928003-01-8 2009
– Magazine text by Anne Berk, Subtiel spel met illusie, Het Financieele Dagblad – Bijlage, 10.12.2012, solo exhibition ‘Amidst a Surface’, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Newspaper review Herman Sandman, Patronen die het licht vangen, Groninger Gezinsbode, 24.02.2012, group exhibition ‘On/Of’, Kunstruimte 09
– Newspaper review Wim van der Beek, Kleur als keuze, Meppeler Courant, 04.01.2012, solo exhibition ‘Amidst a Surface’, Galerie Hein Elferink
– Rotterdam Art Magazine What’s Up, February 2012
– Online publishing, by Paul Prudence, ‘Alexandra Roozen – Bitmap Signals & Algorithmic Noise’, www.dataisnature.com/?p=1578

2011
– Catalogue text by Yasmijn Jarram, All About Drawing, Alexandra Roozen’s drawings, published by Stedelijk Museum Schiedam (NL), in Dutch and English, isbn 978-90-89102-65-2
– Catalogue Drawing Now, published by Galerie Hein Elferink (Staphorst, NL), isbn 978-90-70680-78-7
– Catalogue Colour Matters Part 3, published by Kunstruimte 09 (Groningen, NL), isbn 978-90-811977-24
– Catalogue Graphos Biennale 2011, Het Kruithuis, Den Bosch, isbn 987-94-91016-04-0
– Newspaper review by Rutger Pontzen, Eindelijk autonoom, De Volkskrant, 29.04.2011, group exhibition ‘All About Drawing’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
– Newspaper review by Gijsbrecht van der Wal, Tekenen alsof het gedroomd is, NRC 28.04.2011, group exhibition ‘All About Drawing’, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
– Newspaper review by Koos de Wit, Schoonheid met een verontrustend randje, Het Financieele Dagblad, 25.06.2011, group exhibition Galerie Wilms

2010
– Essay by Saskia van de Wiel, Chaos as Solution, Alexandra Roozen’s etches, self-published monography ‘Ruis/Noise’, in Dutch and English, isbn 978-90-814563-3-3
– Essay by Dr Bela Mulder (Theoreticus Biophysics AMOLF/FOM), Reflections of a Scientist, text for solo exhibition ‘Ruis/Noise’, Lokaal 01 (Breda, NL)
– Catalogue text by Saskia van de Wiel, Zusam, Alexandra Roozen’s etches, published by Kulturforum Alte Post (Neuss, DE), in Dutch and English
– Catalogue text by Arjan janssen, The challenge of a two-dimensional surface, Alexandra Roozen’s drawings, online published by IS-projects (Leiden, NL), in Dutch and English
– Catalogue K09 08-09/09-10, Kunstruimte 09, isbn 978-90-811977-1-7
– Newspaper review by Wim van der Beek, Tactiele indrukken, Meppeler Courant, 22.10.2010, group exhibition Galerie Hein Elferink
– Newspaper review by Helga Bittner, Drei Positionen der Grafik, Reinische Post, 01.05.2010, group exhibition ‘Zusam’ Kulturform Alte Post, Neuss (DE)
– Newspaper review by Jos Bloemkolk, Van conciërgehokje tot broedplaats, Het Parool 16.03.2010, solo exhibition ‘Framed’, artists initiative Skybox Amsterdam

2009
– Catalogue Contemporary Graphics NB6, published by State Art Museum (Novosibirsk, RUS), isbn 978-5-902692-05-06
– Catalogue One of Grey, selection of drawings en reliefs by Alexandra Roozen, self-published, isbn 978-90-814563-2-6
– Newspaper review by Martha Dirkmaat-Planting, Jonge generatie blaast formele kunst nieuw leven in, NNC 10.05.2009, group exhibition ‘Formeel 2009’ Museum Waterland.
– Magazine text by Else van Luin, Vier verhalenvertellers, VOG Magazine No. 3, group exhibiton WTC Art Gallery

2008
– Catalogue Art & Design of Distinction, published by Uniquole Nicole (Den Haag, NL)
– Catalogue text by Kraaij Harry and Kremer Marc, Innerbeat, Alexandra Roozen’s drawings, catalogue published by De Veemvloer, (Amsterdam, NL), in Dutch and English
– Catalogue text by Netty van de Kamp, Studio visit Alexandra Roozen, catalogue published by Beeldenstorm/Daglicht (Eindhoven, NL)
– Newspaper review by Martha Dirkmaat-Planting, Palimpsest 2 vraagt aandachtig kijken, NNC 16.03.2009, group exhibition ‘Palimpsest’ Museum Waterland.
– Newspaper review by Anthony Fiumara, Koortsig op zoek naar meer van hetzelfde, Dagblad Trouw, 10.05.2008

2006
– Newspaper review by Sandra Smets, De boormachine als tekenpen, Rotterdams Dagblad 20.12.2008, solo exhibition ‘Tekenwerk’, Galerie Phoebus
– Newspaper review by Canis Zijlmans, Orde & Chaos in het groothandelsgebouw, Algemeen Dagblad 2006, group exhibition ‘Artstore’ Rotterdam

2003
– Newspaper review by Martin Pieterse, De boorkunst van Alexandra Roozen is verrassend en oogstrelend, De Gelderlander 10.03.2003, solo exhibition ‘Face Surface’, artist-run initiative Contessa, Arnhem
– Newspaper review by Jan van Krieken, Met een minimum aan middelen weet Alexandra Roozen sterke beelden op te roepen, Arnhemse Courant 10.03.2003, solo exhibition ‘Face Surface’, artist-run initiative Contessa, Arnhem

Stipends

Stipends

2017
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, IBB subsidy

2016
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, O&O subsidy, project investment for research and development
– Workperiod, Studio Plaatsmaken Arnhem

2013
– Mondriaan Fund, Artist-In-Residency Grant, Art Foundation IK-Eiland, Vlissingen
– Mondriaan Fund, Project Grant

2012
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, O&O subsidy, project investment for research and development

2011
– Mondriaan Fund, Basic Stipend

2009
– Mondriaan Fund, Project Grant
– Stokroos Foundation, Project Grant
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, O&O subsidy, project investment for research and development

2008
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, P&A subsidy
– TNO, Eindhoven, Dutch Organization for Applied Scientific Research

2006
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, P&A subsidy

2005
– Mondriaan Fund, Artist-In-Residency Grant, Meulensteen Art Centre, Eindhoven
– G.A.U, Utrecht, 2de Prize Graphic Arts

2004
– Mondriaan Fund, Basic Stipend

2001
– Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam, P&A subsidy

Thanks to

www.mondriaanfonds.nl
www.cbkrotterdam.nl
www.stokroos.nl

Lecturer

Lecturer

Since 2011 – Lecturer at the art academy Willem de Kooning Academy, WDKA, Rotterdam

2017 – Guest lecture at Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam

2016 – Guest lecture at Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam

2016 – Guest lecture Museum Arnhem, MMKA

2015 – Guest lecture at Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam

2012 – Guest lecture Showroom (org. CASA, OPA, G.A.N.G.), Arnhem

2012 – Guest lecture Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

2011 – Guest lecture Willem de Kooning Academy, WDKA, Rotterdam

2009 – Guest lecture Museum Waterland, Purmerend

Work period guest studio

2016 – Werkplaats Plaatsmaken, Arnhem

2013 – Gueststudio Mondriaan Fund, Art Foundation IK-Eiland, Vlissingen

2011 – Frans Masereel Centrum, Flemisch Center for Graphic Arts, Kasterlee, BE

2006 – Frans Masereel Centrum, Flemisch Center for Graphic Arts, Kasterlee, BE

2005 – Meulensteen Art Centre, Eindhoven

2002 – Exchange De Fabriek Eindhoven / Process-Space, Varna, BG

2000 – De Nederlandsche Cacao Fabriek, Helmond

Collections

Collections

– Private collections NL, BE, DE, USA

ABN-AMRO Bank Amsterdam

Art collection Ymere Amsterdam

Collection Ploum Lodder Princen Rotterdam

Art collections Prints and Drawings Leiden University

Erasmus Medisch Centrum Rotterdam

Erasmus Rotterdam University

Municipality of Delft DOK

Collection Jeroen Princen Rotterdam

Municipality of Rotterdam CBK

Municipality of Barendrecht

Collection Sepp Bader Diepenheim

Collection Library Van Abbe Museum Eindhoven

State Art Museum Novosibirsk, RUS

Nicole Uniquole Den Haag

Jan van Munster Vlissingen

Frans Masereel Center Kasterlee, BE

Koninklijke Bibliotheek Den Haag

Municipality of Eindhoven