Am I the border?
Born in 1989
Living in Arnhem (NL)
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.
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.
2012-2017 Fotoacademie Amsterdam (cum laude)
2013 NEW Dutch Photography Talent
2015 SO Student Award (Nomination)
2019 Harry Pennings Prize (Nomination)
2016 - It's my fucking birthday (sold out)
2017 Kiekie Krant
2017 Het Parool
2017 Oh Magazine
2018 Fucking Young
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