I like beginnings, the moment when movements are on the verge of becoming dance, sentences are about to be sung, questions are asked without having solidified yet into philosophy.
Is she weary? Or is she resting as she holds a heavy object?
The moment when a language, a genre, a symbol emerges for the first time.
Once upon a particular occasion.
Searching for a structure to capture these beginnings I started to work on an opera, within which my works can take place. An enchanted universe that allows for a little horse to function as the chorus, and for special effects to be made out of glass.
Gerrit Rietveld Academie, DOGtime Fine Arts
PhD Comparative Literature, Institute for History and Culture, University of Utrecht
Propedeuse Psychology, University of Amsterdam (with honor)
Bachelor and Master Comparative Literature, University of Amsterdam (with honor)
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science
Fellowships and stipends
Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds, NL, Van Eck-Vollgraff Fonds/Fonds Kruitlaan
Pandora’s box, Old Church, Amsterdam
End Exam Show, Gerrit Rietveld Academie
OK, Old Church, Amsterdam
First we take Manhattan…, Basisburo, Amsterdam
Prizes and (book) publications
Once upon a particular occassion, text and works Nicoline Timmer, graphic design Esther Willering, edition of 70 numbered copies
The picture hangs on the wall like a rifle or a hat [catalogue of work/re-presentation of 10 works], publication issued by the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Graphic design Esther Willering. Photography René Bosch.
Writer of the book publication for the Prix de Rome 2011 Visual Arts; NAi Publishers
Prijs voor de Jonge Kunstkritiek (Prize for Young Art Critics); ‘Basisprijs’, category Essay; organized by de Appel, Witte de With and Fonds BKVB; Selected to write the jury’s report of the Prix de Rome
Publication of dissertation, Do You Feel It Too? The Post-Postmodern Syndrome in American Fiction At The Turn of the Millennium, by Rodopi; Amsterdam/New York
Illustrations for De baard van Wennemars (by Rob van Erkelens, published by De Groene Amsterdammer)
Essays and reviews on literature, art, culture published in i.e. De Groene Amsterdammer, Armada, De Reactor, Z, Pampus
Once upon a particular occassion [see book publications]
The picture hangs on the wall like a rifle or a hat [see book publications]
Handelingen [Choreographies of obsessive-compulsive acts]
the visual room [philosophical narrative]
zachter, geluidloos, wit (of blauw) [narrative sculptures]
1melk, 3zebra, 1tafeltennisnet & 19sonnet, 1vernietiger, 3vuil [index books]
You are also thinking this up [drawings]
The person who… [series of photo books]
Een nogal rood jasje [novella]
Volkskrant (9 July)
OOG-Radio (4 Oct.)
'The relational subject, 5000BC - 2013AC', LAPS, Lectoraat Art and Public Space
‘Do You Feel It Too?’ (Perdu, Amsterdam)
‘Something urgent and human’ (University of Groningen)
‘Hup de elite’ (Perdu)
‘A new sense of self: In search of a post-postmodern subjectivity’ (Lancaster University, UK)
A new perspective on engagement and recent developments in the arts (discussion panel)
‘What comes after Postmodernism?’