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    In my art practice I’m using photographic media to advance my understanding of the human-shaped world and incorporating the in/capabilities of the medium as a storytelling trait. My projects imply lens-based techniques ranging from self-build cameras to utilisation of remote sensing and SatNav imagery. I deploy my own developed methods and counterintuitive experiments to, for example, measure artificial night lighting on transparency film or to make cellphone reception visible by using infrared film with conceptual rigour.

    I believe that photography has an essential role for identifying, critiquing and shaping the narrative around urgent ecological challenges, including climate breakdown, pollution, biodiversity loss, environmental and social justice. Not necessarily in aiding science with visible solutions but rather to pose moral and ethical questions around what it means to be alive today.

    My bookshelf includes titles such as: Against The Anthropocene - Visual Culture and Environment Today by T.J. Demos; a collection of essays published by SonicActs: The Geologic Imagination; and my most recent go-to text: Mining Photography - The Ecological Footprint of Image Production. With my work I wish to contribute to a new aesthetic vision that is attuned to the ideas of ecology and sustainability. Despite my concerns about the footprint of image-making, I believe that art fulfils a critical role in establishing our relationship to the environment and all other species with whom we share this planet.

    You can follow my recent activities on Instagram. Or contact me for a studio visit.

    Portrait by Melanie Pelupessy

    Study

    • 2022

      Bachelor of Arts, Department of Fine Art Photography, Visual Culture+ minor, at the Willem de Kooning Academy, graduated Cum laude with Honours degree (Learning to Innovate Competence Profile of the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences), The Netherlands

    Exhibitions

    • 2022

      Solo exhibition - LichtKunstGouda, Art Centre Firma van Drie, Gouda, NL

    • 2022

      Best of Graduates 2022, Galerie Ron Mandos, Young Blood Foundation, Amsterdam, NL

    • 2022

      Graduation Show 2022 — WdKA, Rotterdam, NL

    • 2022

      Alienation - Group exhibition, Worm, Rotterdam, NL

    • 2021

      InsideOUT - Group exhibition, Rotterdam Building, Rotterdam, NL

    • 2020

      Dear Shapes in Space - Group exhibition, WORM - Slash Gallery, UBIK Space, Rotterdam, NL

    • 2019

      Making (a) Public - Group exhibition, Sodafabriek, Schiedam, NL

    Publications

    • 2022

      Scotopia - visual essay, Book Market - Unseen Amsterdam Photofair

    • 2022

      BK Informatie, Examens 2022, 2022-04

    • 2022

      Alineosphere, Honours programme

    • 2021

      Limits, Honours programme

    Nominations & awards

    • 2022

      Blurring the Lines, Fotodok, awarded Special Mention

    • 2022

      Arts Threads Global Graduate show, Nominee

    • 2022

      RM Young Blood Award, Nominee

    • 2022

      Drempelprijs (Threshold Award), Willem de Kooning, Nominee

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