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
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. 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 dykes disappear and
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 – Tracing
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 of the terrain. The
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 reflection upon the
Metropolis M placed an article 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 artist residency in the village of Bierum in the North-East of the province of Groningen. My work was shown on the ground floor in an old classroom. Upstairs in the attic, Can Demren and Patrick Hoving showed their work. artist talk
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.