Born in 1989

Living in Arnhem (NL)

 

Artist Statement


Through different kinds of media I’m exploring my melancholic inner world where I show you my deepest thoughts and feelings in a place that’s already broken.  


Bio


Melancholy has been my friend ever since I was a child, I was scared and easily overwhelmed. Growing up with a dying sister destroyed my innocence, it gave me a feeling of solitude that has never gone away. Over the years I suffered multiple depressions and at the age of 25 I got diagnosed with borderline. In May 2017 I graduated Cum Laude at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam with a project in which I studied my life as a ‘borderliner’. In this project I mainly showed the exterior, the literal actions. At the beginning of 2018 I started a new project called ‘The Maze’ in which I’m exploring my inner world, the inner world of someone with a mental illness. My art comes from an intimate place, by using my own experiences in life I want to take the viewer into a world that is invisible to most people. I want them to feel it, relate to it. Cause an experience.


Education

 

2012-2017 Fotoacademie Amsterdam (cum laude)

 

Books

2016 - It's my fucking birthday (sold out)

 

Publications

 

2017 ShutR

2017 Kiekie Krant

2017 Kaltblut

2017 Het Parool

2017 Oh Magazine

2017 Volkskrant

2018 Fucking Young

 

Exbibitions

 

2015 Solo exhibition Arnhems Proef Lokaal

2017 Graduation exhibition, Loods 6 Amsterdam

2017 Solo exhibition Upstairs Bar Melkweg Amsterdam

2018 Solo exhibition Club NYX Amsterdam

2018 Group exhibition Galerie Sehnsucht

2019 Group exhibition WGkunst Amsterdam

2019 Group exhibition Galerie Pennings

2019 Group Exhibition De Melkweg Amsterdam