ART . /// . CURATION . /// . COORDINATION .///. CV
As an artist, I have always been intrigued by the physical qualities of our material surroundings, but even more by the way we (systematically) attempt to record and reproduce it. Intriguing about the concept of representation is the recognisability or familiarity, and at the same time the fiction or dream that it can evoke. For this reason, I am particularly interested in the image that the representation creates, a depiction of a possible reality. In contrast to the image I am also drawn to the physical aspects of our daily existence; rituals and everyday habits or actions so integrated in our body that they become part of us. With a philosophical and analytical approach the core of my work stems from a personal search in understanding and living in a consumer based society.
Under the name ‘systems of production’ my work often plays with the idea of producing, a term that originates in physical labor as well as in the production of image. By copying, altering or inventing on one hand protocols, production methods or marketing strategies and on the other hand living situations, rituals or customs, I create game-like situations. Next to working solo in my studio, I like to unite myself with others, which creates a possibility for new work and collaborations. From this I can draw new insights and temporary conclusions, which in turn can be disassembled, revised and reconstructed.
Next to art making I am very interested in making exhibition concepts and working with artists and their work and vision. Last year I've curated the exhibition 'Lost in Depiction/ Part One' for Fotopub 2018 and. Next to this, together with Kim Wawer, Monica Mays, Kristoffer Zeiner and Karen Huang, we started a new studio and project space_Souterrain14. Souterrain is a basement studio in Amsterdam and place for artists to find inspiration, focus on their work and get involved in extensive exhibition projects. Our focus lies within the fields of architecture and art. Recently _Souterrain14 was rewarded with support from AFK Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten. For more information about our latest projects 'Lost in Depiction/ Part Two' or AISE/ATION check these links.
I work as freelance coordinator for different institutions on project basis. Currently I am working for;
Unseen Amsterdam, as On-Site Staff and Volunteer Manager Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam - as project coordinator in education and research.
For more information or art/coordination/curation projects feel free to contact me.
SOFT LANDINGMay 2019, group event at Sexyland ( other venues tbc)
LOST IN DEPICTION / PART TWOApril 2019, groupshow and curation at _Souterrain14, Amsterdam
AFTERSUNSep 2018, groupshow for Vozdovacka Gallery in Belgrade, Serbia
SHIFTING CLASSSep 2018, groupshow at a vacant building, Amsterdam
LOST IN DEPICTION / PART ONEAug 2018, groupshow and curation Fotopub 2018, Slovenia
AISLE/ATIONJune 2018, co-curation and founder of project at _Souterrain14, project space Amsterdam
NEW TOWNJune 2017 graduation exhibition at Station Noord Amsterdam. Graduation Show Studio For Immediate Spaces, Sandberg Institute
IN HET MIDDENMay 2017 two week resicency and group exhibition at TAC Eindhoven
MOMENTS OF BEINGFebruary 2017 two week solo project at Rietveld Pavilion Amsterdam
JAMJanuary 2017 group exhibition at NEVERNEVERLAND Amsterdam
DESTINATION UNKNOWNJuly 2016 group exhibition at temporary location Tilburg.
PARANYMPH ( slush puppies)June 2016 exhibition at De Fabriek Eindhoven
A PLACE BEYOND DESIREJanuari 2016 exhibition Open Day at Sandberg Institute Amsterdam
WELLNESS CAMPOktober 2015 workshop and exhibition in Turnhout with Studio for Immeadiate Spaces
HOOGTEPUNT - Artist in ResidenceJune 2014 Hoogtepunt Breda
THE ARTIST AS PRODUCERSeptember 2013 educational project at Bewaerschole Burgh Haamstede
NEW ORDERJuly 2013 group exhibition at Pictura Dordrecht
GRADUATION EXHIBITONJuly 2013, AKV St.Joost Breda
FORMAL ATTIREMay 2013, group exhibition for Leerling/Meester Project at Kunstpodium T Tilburg
I’ll just keep trying different combo’s of films and lenses till i find one that works in this dustJanuary 2013 group exhibition at De Fabriek Eindhoven