I am a visual artist and researcher from the Netherlands, now based in Groningen and Utrecht.
I make drawings, I write and do research, and ocasionally I teach.
In my artistic work I work mainly with drawing, and with themes like historicity and early modern visual culture, abstraction and observation, and anatomy and corporeality. In the past years my focus shifted to critically and playfully appropriating images, ideas and processes from the past into new drawings. In my historical research I am a.o. interested in artistic technique as embodied knowledge.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art from Minerva Art Academy in Groningen, where in 2011 I won the George Verberg Stipend for graduates. In 2012 I spent time in the Baltic States and St Petersburg investigating historical medical collections through my own contemporary artistic practice. Later, I spent three months making observational drawings in the dissection rooms at the University of Groningen, while simultaneously producing large abstract drawings in my studio.
In 2020 I graduated from the Research Master in Arts and Cultural Studies at the University of Groningen. There, I focused on Artistic Research on the one hand, and seventeenth-century Dutch drawing education on the other hand.
I am currently a PhD candidate at Utrecht University, working within the ERC-funded project DURARE (Dynamics of the Durable: A History of Making Things Last in the Visual and Decorative Arts).
My work has been exhibited in the Netherlands and internationally, a.o. in TRENTATRES Gallery in Valencia, the Stedelijk Museum Assen voor Hedendaagde Kunst (SMAHK) and The Bookstore Foundation in Amsterdam.