Winner of the Klaas Dijkstra Academy award 2016

Exhibitions/Biography

Exhibitions

2019

CLASHXXL

Art & Music Festival
‘On Order & Chaos – a research with tractors into selforganisation in relation to chaos’

2018

 

Startup project about the mind in an elderly body ‘Zijn het toch de geraniums geworden’

2017-2019

Art Academy Minerva

Presentations – Guest teacher

2017

Galery K38 Roden

Exhibition results into ‘Order & Chaos’ with 25 tractors – video en virtual reality experience

2017

Frederiksoord

Life research into ‘Order & Chaos’ with onderzoek 25 tractors and their drivers

2017

 

Startup research into Order and Chaos with tractors

2017

Texel

Geestcurator for art collective ‘Kunstclub Zout’ 

2017

Groningen ‘Noorderzon’

Exhibition/presentation during Noorderzon Festival with project
‘Everdina, Nellie & the Caravan’

2017

Nieuw-Amsterdam
Veenoord
Zandpol

Artist in Resident with the Community Art Project ‘Everdina, Nellie & the Caravan” – a publication of a book was part of the project

During Februarie t/m May 2017

2016 IKEA 
A dialogue with KEA Groningen with art project 'I am Esmé and living at IKEA' with final exam exhibition in the SUIKERFABRIEK Groningen
2016 Galerie Sign Groningen Zeepkist collectief ‘Books & Zines’ Event
2016 RKZ Groningen ‘Hope You Get Well Soon’
2015 Haarlem ‘Does it Count If You Remain Unnoticed’
2015 Groningen ‘The Holy Mountain’ groepsexpositie
2015 Duitsland Worpswede ‘Zeepkist Collectief’
2014 Drawing Centre Diepenheim ‘After Alexandria’ groepsexpositie
2014 Groningen Groepsexpositie

 

Biography

Hanze Hogeschool Kunstacademie Minerva
HKU Basisopleiding Fine Art-Vormgeving
Vrije Universiteit o.a. Propedeuse Engels

“People can only be free if they do not know the answer to the ultimate questions. I have to want because I don’t know. ”
Philosopher K.T. Jaspers, from “Willen” by Hannah Arendt

Chaos, anger, the perfect imperfect. That part that lays between perfection and destruction is my field of study. I find it positively intriguing to investigate this imperfect side of existence.

Essential element of all my projects is becoming part of each other’s world. Entering into a relationship, I want to get to know the dynamics of the place where I am.

Only when I thoroughly understand this, work can be started on the tangible, tactile, visible part of the projct. This is also the reason that I am looking for intriguing gaps within our society, interstices. Smaller worlds within society that form a gap or interruption in something that is generally continuous, formed by walls, employees, corporate images, history, conviction. I desire to immerse myself in this environment, the collaboration is intense, I seek to be part of each other’s world.

Saying goodbye afterwards hurts.

In my work there is an element of disruption, I introduce a question that I want to investigate together in this interstice, let it grow, evolve, gain momentum enhanced by dialogue. Until it becomes like a living machine, a growing concept that evolves and can be, all the while observing what happens. Being aware of the dynamics.

My goal is not to improve things, to do well, to teach, I facilitate and look for answers together with others. The movement, dynamics, and momentum that arises grow until it stays alive without me. Although I have to say that deep inside me lives a little worldimprove. I try to curb this. Participatory Art must be more than just having fun conversations. Art, research and social context must coincide.