In her work Bartels focuses on the volatility of the everyday, and the notion that only the extraordinary seems to grasp our attention.
Bartels temporizes to reflect on things
and moments we fail to remember and we adjust to keep our memories alive.
For some time now, Mémé Bartels has been exploring the concept of time. What mainly fascinates her is how we deal with it. 

Bartels studied African Linguistics, Theatre Studies, and Strategic Marketing.
In 2012 she graduated cum laude from the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.