My project focuses on processes of remembering: on how we forget and how we remember. I explore a poetry that is found in the attempts to retrieve memories. Memories are reconstructions of our lives. They are selective and change over time. There is no such thing as an objective memory. In the reconstruction of remembering someone we love, we unconsciously construct a whole fairytale of memories. We create and recreate.
I am a Dutch artist whose work inhabits a multidisciplinary field. I use painting, drawing, photography, performance and video to research themes around identity, memory and loss. Various media and found objects come together in site-specific installations.
Exhibiting internationally, my work is held in high profile collections such as Caldic, Torch gallery, and Alison Jacques gallery. My projects have taken me on residencies in Japan, Syria, Majorca, Indonesia, Venice, and Aldeburgh.
Awards I have received to support my art practice are Startstipendium Fonds BKVB 2000, Project Subsidie Fonds BKVB 2004-2005, winner of the Parallel Prize for Painting 2006, Boise Travelscholarship Slade School of Art 2008.
2014 Solo Show, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
2012 Psycholgy of Fire, Solo exhibition, Brenda Taylor Gallery, New York
2011 Musings, Solo exhibition, Marian Cramer Projects, Amsterdam
2008 Solo Show, Museum of Installations, London, England
2014 From David Bomberg to Paula Rego - The London Group in Southampton
The London Group on London, Group exhibition with The London Group
2014 Spoil and Fill, As part of Amanda Loomes project, Studio 1.1, London supported by Arts Council England
2013 Huguenot Silk in Spitalfields Houses, exhibition of photographs as part of the Huguenots in Spitalfields Festival 2013
2010 Locus Solus, Group Exhibition curated by Sozita Goudouna at the
Benaki Museum in Athens, Greece
Longstories, launch of a film made in collaboration with Amanda Loomes
for lung cancer awareness month in the Netherlands
Sanjh, group exhibition for Relief of Flood Affectees, Alhamra Art
Galleries, Lahore, Pakistan
Gabeler-Kraal, with Doina Kraal, galerie 32-34, Amsterdam
2009 Inhabitants, with Sarah Douglas in Georgian Spitalfields house, London
2008 Longstories II, Torch Gallery, Amsterdam , Netherlands
Divination, Brunswick centre, London, England
Mappamundi, Project Space Anna, Den Haag
The Painting Room, Transition Gallery, London
2007 Can Marques, intervention at Can Marques, Majorca, Spain
Divination, performance with Lucy Pawlak, Project space Hamburg, Germany
2006 Generation, Degree Show, Royal College of Art, London
2000 Paris Photo, International Photography Fair, Louvre, Paris, France
Nieuwspoort, Dutch Young Talent, The Hague, Netherlands