ABOUT


I am a visual artist working with photography, video and text on long-term, documentary projects resulting in publications and installations combining photography, video and text. In my works I deconstruct the often one-dimensional representation of universal subjects revealing a multifaceted, complex reality. I'm especially interested in various, stereotypical groups with whom I can show our complicated, judgmental relationship towards the "Other". I use personal, historical and social angels to unveil and question different perspectives.
My work has been exhibited at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam/ The Netherlands and Photomonth Krakow/ Poland, amongst others.

Besides initiating my own projects I regularly work as a teacher for photography (theory) and the history of photography. I have worked as a guest teacher for AKV St. Joost's BA and MA photography courses, the Willem de Kooning Academy and Syracuse University, among others.

I was born in Germany and currently live and work in Rotterdam.


EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)
2016 A New Display: Visual Storytelling at a Crossroads, Krakow Photomonth, Krakow, PL
2015 Looking for Karl, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam/NL (solo)
2013 In de openbarheid, Stedelijk Museum, Assen/NL
2012 Verzamelplaats, Verhalen uit het Utrechtse Landschap, Fotodok, Utrecht, NL
         Document van een stad, St. Joriskerk, Amersfoort, NL
         Museumnacht Rotterdam, Goethe Institut, Rotterdam, NL
2011 The Future Is Now, Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL
         Angry, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
         Lokal Hamburg, Hamburg, GER
2010 Breda's Museum, Breda, NL
2008 Voormalig Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL
2007 Kunst in de Kop, Groningen, NL
2006 Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, NL
2005 Media Art Festival Friesland, Leeuwarden, NL
         Sound Visuals, Defka, Assen, NL
         Usva, Groningen
2004 Media Art Festival, Osnabrueck, GER
2003 Transit, Nagoya, JAP
         Noorderlicht, Groningen, NL
         NP3, Groningen

PUBLICATIONS | INTERVIEWS | TALKS (SELECTED)
2018 Nieuwe Vide's Journal of Humanity nr. 7, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem/NL
2017 lecture and panel discussion, Transmedia Colloquim lecture series, Syracuse University, Syracuse/USA
         lecture, Open Set Symposium, Memories of the Future, Den Bosch
         publication Soja heeft ten onrechte een slecht imago i.c.w. Hidde Boersma, de Correspondent (Dutch online          newspaper)
         portfolio reviews, Fotoboek!, Het Nutshuis, The Hague,
2016 interview with Miriam Zweers, Preview Fotoboek!, Het Nutshuis, The Hague
         Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, interview/ discussion
2015 Browsing Sessions , Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
         (in matters of) Karl, Fw:Books
         Kunststof, NPO, radio interview met Petra Possel, listen here (Dutch only)
         Nooit meer slapen, VPRO, radio interview, Maarten Westerveen, listen here (Dutch only)
2014 Artist Talk, Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam
2013 lecture and portfolio reviews, Dag van de Fotografie, Amersfoort,
2012 Boyz, self-published
2009 Cairo Umm Iddunya, Mother of the World

GRANTS | AWARDS | REVIEWS | NOMINATIONS
2018 Canary Project Artist’s Grant, US
2017 Fonds Kwadraat, Amsterdam
2016 Historic Book Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, FR
         nomination, Photo Text Award, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, FR,
         MIAP Fellowship, NL
         50 Books, Design Observer, nomination, USA
2015 Best Photobooks 2015, Innocent Curiosity, PL
         Camera Austria, review, AT, Krzysztof Pijarski
         Notable Photobooks 2015 , Photo District News, USA
         Beste Fotografie Tentoonstellingen 2015, NRC
         Onbekommerde kiekjes uit een duister verleden, Volkskrant, Merel Bem
         15 Best Dutch Photobooks of 2015, Volkskrant, NL
         Best Photobooks 2015, TIME Magazine, USA
         Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, 2015, short list
         Photography assignment, De Kracht van Rotterdam , Rotterdam, NL
         Materiaalfonds for (in matters of) Karl publication, Amsterdam, NL
2011 O&O grant, CBK, Rotterdam, NL
2010 photography assignment, Municipality of Amersfoort, Amersfoort, NL
2005 Rene Coelhoprijs, Nederlands Instituut voor Mediakunst,
        Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, nomination NL
        Klaas Dijkstra Fonds, Groningen, grant, NL

COLLECTIONS
2010 Archief Eemland, Amersfoort
2005 DeFKa, Assen

RESIDENCY
2011 Hotel Maria Kapel, Hoorn, NL

EXPERIENCE (SELECTED)
2017 guest teacher Transmedia Colloquim lecture series, Syracuse University, Syracuse/USA
         guest teacher, workshop on photosbooks and narratives i.c.w. Mariska van der Berg, MA          Photography, AKV St. Joost, Breda
         jurymember, MATTER, Het Nutshuis & Recyleart, NL/BE
         Guest teacher for documentary strategies, AKV St. Joost, Breda
2016 guest teacher photography, AKV ST. Joost, Breda
2015 guest teacher MA course photography, AKV ST. Joost, Breda
         Guest teacher photography, AKV ST. Joost, Breda
2014 guest teach photography, AKV ST. Joost, Breda
         guest teacher, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam
2013 lecture and portfolio reviews, Dag van de Fotografie, Amersfoort/NL
2011-2012 Teacher for documentary strategies and the history of photography at AKV ST. Joost, Breda and Den Bosch/NL
2010 workshop at AKV ST. Joost, Breda (i.c.w. Dons Sars and Bob Verbruggen)
2009 guest teacher, AKV Den Bosch, annual workshop week (i.c.w. Suzanne de Bruin)
2006-today Teacher for photography workshops and (as of 2008) 'The History of Photography', SKVR/Beeldfabriek,
         Rotterdam
2006-2010 guide and teacher, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2006-2008 assistent to Sara Blokland, Amsterdam

EDUCATION
2008-2010 Post St. Joost, Breda, NL, photography/video, MA
2001-2005 Academie Minerva, Groningen, NL, photography/video, BA
2004 Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissenssee, Berlin