Melancholy has been my friend ever since I was a child. I got easily lost in my drawings of narrow structures and underground worlds. They served as a hiding place for me, a very sensitive child. Over the years I suffered multiple depressions and at the age of 25 I got diagnosed with a personality disorder, called Borderline. From that moment on I knew what my work was about, what I wanted to say.
In 2017 I graduated (with honor) at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam with an installation in which I showed my life as a person with a mental illness. By using my own experience in life I want to take the viewer into a world that’s invisible for most people.
I want them to feel it, relate to it.
Cause an experience.
Living and working in Arnhem (NL)
Born in 1989
2012-2017 Fotoacademie Amsterdam (with honor)
2015 SO Student Award (Short list)
2019 Harry Pennings Prize (Short list)
2017 Kiekie Krant
2017 Het Parool
2017 Oh Magazine
2018 Fucking Young
2019 Het Parool
2015 Solo exhibition Arnhems Proef Lokaal
2017 Graduation exhibition, Loods 6 Amsterdam
2017 Solo exhibition Upstairs Bar Melkweg Amsterdam, Am I the border?.
2018 Solo exhibition Club NYX Amsterdam, Am I the border?.
2018 Group exhibition Galerie Sehnsucht.
2019 Group exhibition WGkunst Amsterdam, Chapter 6.
2019 Group exhibition Galerie Pennings, Harry Pennings Prize.
2019 Group exhibition De Melkweg Amsterdam, Eyes on Robert.
2019 Group exhibition Tabacco Theater Amsterdam, The Maze.
2019 Group exhibition Circle Gallery, Tippingpoint (Part of Unseen Photo Festival)