Biography

Studies                                                                                                                                                                         2018 – 2020: Premaster, Master Art History, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, Groningen.

2014 – 2018: Teacher of Fine Arts and Design, Art Academy Minerva, Groningen.

Projects                                                                                                                                                                       2017 – 2018: ‘The Altermodern Project’.

In my graduation year I was able to create The Alter Modern Project for students at Minerva. I challenged students to express themselves about art in a cultural context, by making art. It sounds like a paradox, but I do believe that talking about symbols, aesthetics, taboos or authenticity will stimulate cultural differences.

I wrote a thesis about these differences and how they can become a part of an artistic, individual proces to learn new things from each other or change our perception.
That being said, I’m interested in the boundaries of culture, the things we discuss every day on the news channel and moral issues which actually won’t be spoken out loud in public sometimes.
Just because it’s ‘not a right thing to do’.

The Alter Modern Project is about identity: How do you relate to cultural differences, and what would you like to contribute to society nowadays as an artist?

Nominations                                                                                                                                                                 2018: Klaas Dijkstra Academy prize, by the Klaas Dijkstra fund.

At the graduation exhibition of 2018 my installation was nominated for the Klaas Dijkstra Academy prize. I recreated a picture of our nightlife with a live-action video ‘Nocturne’ and handmade dolls that were also on display. The painted triptych was called ‘A Prima Vista’.