1979, Nijmegen NL
Currently lives & works in Vienna AT
I make eco-emancipated art, works that primarily show and occasionally invite to join in an organic process, eg. a live photosynthesis performance or decomposition with fungi. As a counter reaction to our consumerism and the remaining material waste and destruction, I started to work with living organisms and recycled matter, to make bio-artworks that are not necessarily meant to be preserved. Learning about ecology and witnessing the rapid human-induced change in our biosphere, I developed a sense of care and response-ability as an artist and questioned my work and it's relation to living on a damaged planet and in the anthropocene. My concepts are SF, speculative fabulations, string figures, explorations of our multi-species entanglements.
Currently I interact and co-exist with various species in my studio-lab; bacteria, fungi and algae. Besides I make research on bio-material (eg. microbial cellulose) and on the process of decomposing (textile) waste with fungi and other compost organisms, both linked to my background in fashion & textile design.
I studied Fashion & Textile design at AMFI - Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences (1999 - 2003, BA). After graduating I worked in different fields of the fashion industry, mostly in journalism (e.g. L’Officiel NL) and copywriting (e.g. Press Only PR). I experienced the rapid change in a volatile fast-fashion-industry and soon felt the need to tell different contradictory stories, in addition I longed to devote myself to more autonomous and conceptual work. In 2015 I moved to Vienna where I found a fruitful base to grow art and set up exhibitions.
Febr. 18th - May 21st Künstlerhaus Wien, exhibition with the other selected artists from the ON THE ROAD AGAIN call. Curated by Simon Mraz and Christian Helbock.
THROUGH OOZE and SLIME Jan. 18th - 31st - Solo exhibition with Österreichische Kulturforum Zagreb, BMEIA Außenministerium in Galerija Na Katu, KIC Zagreb.
Link: Biology students visiting the exhibition
Article in newspaper Jutarji List
POROUS PROJECTIONS May 05th - June 30th, in Afro-Asiatsisches Institut Graz. Curated by Huda Takriti and Kyungrim Lim Jang.
Publication: POROUS PROJECTIONS interview about culturing, contamination and being an other-mother. PDF of the article under Porous Projections.
OTHER-MOTHER photo exhibition in collaboration with art-historian & framer Veronika Korbei, side programm of Foto Wien in M2.
MY ARTIFICIAL WOMB at Soho Studios Vienna with QM&A curated by Ale Zapata. From May to Nov. 2021 I joined the Question Me & Answer artist collective. During these months I made research on SCOBY and collaborated with artist Mary Maggic.
REACTIVE FUNGI WEARABLE at Red Carpet Showroom Karplsplatz in July'21. Collaboration with Question Me & Answer.
TERRAIN VAGUE in Galerie SPZ Prague with Andreas Perkmann Berger and Rainer Stadlbauer, Oct. 29 - Nov. 20, 2020
August 26 Gugging Sommerfest: drawing Tastsinn for #freudebereiten
My mushroom & mycelium drawings + Tastes like Honey
July 2020, Research Residency Künst in der Natur
December 2019 to March 2020 Banner at Galerie SPZ Prague
Kunstraum Super invited me to design a flag as an announcement for an upcoming show in Galerie SPZ in Prague.
July 5 - August 8, 2019 Transitionen Group show with Kunstraum Super in Antichambre Düsseldorf. Curated by: Wilko Austermann, Andreas Perkmann Berger and Rainer Stadlbauer.
September 25th - 30th. From one skin to another
Parallel Vienna, a Project Statement with Basement Autonomes Kunstraum. Duo exhibition with artist Christina Boula www.parallelvienna.com
May - June 2017. Geschichten aus Schichten
With Format.strk Vienna. Duo show with New Media artist Kevin Daryl Ferdinandus.
Strategische Kapitulation Website
September 2016 - Zeitzoo Group Exhibition, Vienna.