photo credit: Hanwen Zhang


In my work I investigate relationships in the more-than-human world; how humans and non-humans are entangled, how they form each other, and how we co-exist. Engaging with communities is a crucial element of my practice. Through readings, workshops, and gatherings I look to form a polyphonic place of learning and exchange. My projects draw from post-humanist and ecology theories but find their manifestation in the field: I spend time on location, and tune into the subtleties I encounter. Based on these observations, I imagine ways of intervening. I weave and connect different materials and stories to form assemblages that speak of relations and entanglements. 

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'23 MFA - In-Situ, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
'20 BFA (summa cum laude) - In-Situ, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
'12 BBA, Rotterdam University of Applied Science, NL

'23 /kom.po’zi.ci.o/ Kunstenfestival Watou, Watou, BE
'23 Academy 360, Antwerp, BE
'22 Still life, Landscape, Ecosystem , Antwerp, BE
'21 Historie, Heesters en Meesters  Antwerp, BE
'19 Nocturne, BAEK, Rotterdam, NL
'19 Linear Experiments, Dit is uit de Kunst, Rotterdam, NL
'19 Lost in Transition, Kaapse Maria, Rotterdam, NL

'22 Lazaretto Volontario, Sint-Truiden, BE
'22 Patchwork, Watou, Be
'22 Knockvologan Studies, Knockvologan, Scotland
'19 Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont, USA

Projects & Commissions
'19 YouHood EU exchange program , Melilla, ES
'19 Mural commission, De Wasserij, Rotterdam, NL
'19 Panel curtain design & production, CIC, Rotterdam, NL

'23 Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

'19 Vermont Studio Center Artist's Grant
'19 CBK Rotterdam International Project Grant

Hosted workshops
'20 Material study workshop, SKVR, Rotterdam, NL
'19 Paper making workshop, De Hoekstee, Rotterdam, NL
'19 Screenprint workshop, Mesh Print Club, Rotterdam, NL