I am a visual artist working in a variety of mediums: predominantly video, installation, and performance. Within my practice, I reuse and sample self-made symbols through which I form narratives. The starting point of my works is digital, but often takes on a physical form, in attempt to highlight the blurred line between the physical and virtual realities. My work is influenced by Internet culture and aesthetics, as well as 90s/early-2000s children's toys and media, as seen through the lens of my own experiences of forming a sense of self in the digital era. While the theme of Reality vs Fantasy is at the center of my works, I also play with the repetition and fabrication of the self-image, in attempt to question the relation of self to other. With my artistic research, I intend to reflect on my experience forming identity in the ever-changing cyber world that presents itself as a promise, but at the same time also as a threat in our collective vision for the future. I strive for my viewer to relate to these topics not in the matter-of-factly fashion that we are used to discussing them in, but in a rather personal, emotionally-engaging way.
Moving on from the academy, I hope to further my practice both theoretically and practically. Finding the right balance between physical and digital works is a challenge that I want to continue to find solutions for. I would like to collaborate on projects with makers across different fields - musicians, actors, filmmakers, animators, dancers, writers.
Learned during the studies
It is often said that art is the mirror of society, but I think that more importantly art is the mirror of the artist. One cannot create for others if they do not create for themselves.
List of publications / exhibitions / prices / concerts / shows etc.
"Metamorphosis", Sexyland, Amsterdam 2022
"Beats in the Woods", NAR Cafe der Kunsten, Utrecht, 2022
"Internationale Vrouwendag", NAR Cafe der Kunsten, Utrecht 2022
"Astroworld: Exit Rourism", KUN Art Museum, Beijing 2021
"HIT THE CURB", Ekko, Utrecht, 2021
"Time Reveals: 沉淀", Bridge Art Gallery, Beijing 2018