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“I’m the princess of Cardboard Wonderland and it’s my task to make sure it never rains here.”

Vera van Wolferen

Vera van Wolferen (1988) is a storyteller, cardboardcraftswoman and  creator of meticulously crafted cardboard sets that are often the stage for her stop motion animations but they can also be sculptures telling their own stories. Vera van Wolferen studied fine art at the AKI in Enschede and specialized in stop motion during her masters in animation at AKV St. Joost where she graduated in 2013. The medium of stop motion animation combines her passion for sculpture with film and sound. With her atmospherical animations she tells stories about personal experiences. Using visual metaphors to draw you into a tactile world.


Bachelor Fine Art (AKI, Enschede, The Netherlands), Master Animation (AKV. St. Joost Breda, The Netherlands)

Creative fields

shortfilm, cardboard/papercraft, set design, prop design, concept development, art direction

Screenings at

Montreal Stop Motion Film Festival, Nederlands Film Festival, Anim´est, Animateka, Fete de l’anim, Disposable Film Fest, Holland Animation Film Festival, Golden Kuker, Non Stop Animation Festival, A/V Club Amsterdam, Bonsai Film Festival, Mo&Friese Children’s Short Film Festival, Lago Film Fest, Barnafilmar – Animation for Children, Balkan Film Food Festival, Libelula Animation Festival,  Animatiefestival Zwolle

Exhibited at

Studio Locomoco Haarlem, Rijksmuseum Twenthe, KAdE Kunsthal Amersfoort, Boymans van Beuningen, Dynamo Expo Enschede, Breda Cultuurnacht, TENT Rotterdam, Pera Museum Istanbul, Just Haasnoot Wassenaar, Vishal Haarlem, Kunst tiendaagse Bergen

Commisioned by

Ortec, Heineken, Dropstuff Urban Screen Network, Breda Cultuurnacht, Atelier KunstMaat


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