12 februari 2020
On January 23, 2020 I won the George Verberg Grant 2019. With the grant, I will be able to study the mysterious world of living flying insects. For the project, I will visit 63 places in Germany where for 27 years scientific research was done to measure biomass. The study showed that the decline in
11 februari 2020
For the project WHAT IF... by SIGN and Noorderlicht, I was asked as an artist to investigate a utopian/dystopian future of the landscape in the Northern provinces. For the project, I will start with the idea that we have to live together with the sea in a new way. A 'managed retreat', in which the
From October till December 2019 I did a residency at the Bierumerschool. The residency was called Flux and the total project included also works from other artists. For the residency I visited many places at the Eems (river) and Dollard (estuary) to study the movement of the water. It resulted in the work Flux -
I will move into the "famous" Slaaplekker studio in Groningen from february on. I'm really looking forward to working there.
On November 8 2019 I gave a workshop for art teachers organized by Breitner Academie / ArtechLAB. The workshop was based upon the work Attempts to understand a field. Participants all got basic research materials and a handout with different layered ways of looking. They looked for a spot outside to study a 20x20cm area
From November 2019 until March 2020 my work Layers of the past continuous is exhibited in Museum Nienoord in Leek, Groningen. The work is about the natural and cultural history of the landscape and the layers of history that are visible in peat. For the exhibition a group of contemporary artists gave a refelction upon the
1 september 2019
Metropolis M placed an atricle about my work in the Graduation Special 2019.
This summer I showed the work Attempts to understand a field (2019) at the Bierumerschool, a museum and art residency in the village of Bierum in the North-East of the province of Groningen. My work was showed on the ground floor in an old classroom. Upstairs in the attic, Can Demren and Patrick Hoving showed their work.
For my graduation, I made a book called Traces. The book describes the way I work, my sources of inspiration and the choices I make as an artist. You can find a digital version of the book here.
In June 2019, I graduated at Frank Mohr Institute as Master of Fine art and Design after two very interesting years of fulltime working, exploring and studying at the master programme Media, Art, Design and Technology.
Here I’ll share some pictures of the graduation show and the exam setup (which I was more pleased with) of the project Attempts to understand a field.
18 september 2018
This fall I will be in New York to check out all there is to know about bio art in the big apple. Amongst others I will visit the SVA NYC Bio Art Lab of the School of Visual arts. And I will interview artists who make works inspired by nature, biology and science.
18 september 2018
From June 8-10 2018, I showed an installation on the Shaky Grounds festival in Groningen. The festival was dedicated to 'de Ploeg' an artist group that was formed in Groningen a 100 years ago. Confessions of a quiet landscape is an interactive installation, that will tell a "story" by turning the wheel. Members of the