I make video (-installation), performances and drawings. Or whatever suits my concept.
I'm searching for 'the alternative' in society and am interested in the social rules or conventions in mass culture and the influence they have on the individual. While looking at how 'the alternative' reacts on those conventions and observes how they work, I also look at how these conventions influence my own art practice. Playing with cultural elements, integrating in the so called alternative, the alternative mixing with popular culture. From the squatting, autonomous community down to researching Rastafari culture.
I get energized by the theory of the philosopher Foucault ; 'Heterotopia', spaces that are created by the failure of society and apply different rules on social standards. Are conventions changeable by counteraction? Are these alternative places also influenced by popular culture and the other way around? By researching these unwritten rules and who makes them I am approaching 'the artist' as a role that can be staged or played and can be stepped in and out of. My practice consists of different media, the form will follow the concept. Performances and installations are often centered around the manipulation of video material. I work primarily in Haarlem and The Hague and am part of The Holls Collective. www.thehollscollective.com
Dutch Art Institute, (DAI, Master), 2018 - current
Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten The Hague (Royal Academy of Arts) 2008 - 2012 - Graduated
Graphic design 2007 - 2008 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Arts)
Basic pre-year, Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten (Royal Academy of Arts) 2006-2007
Havo 2001 - 2006 - Graduated
PR and Communication at Nieuwe Vide Artspace and Studio's, nov 1 2015 - current.
Course Music & Society by Universiteit Leiden, 2017
Workshop given by me, in collaboration with Ecosol, De nieuwe Werf, Shamba Lion Soundsystem and Houtnacht/Houtfestival. Ecosol is a place where day activities provided for people with a mental challenge or addiction or people who serve out their community service sentence.
Residency program/exhibition at Surface Arts, Chiang Mai, Thailand, July.
Masterclass 3D-print Oct 2014 - April 2015
Boardmember at Nieuwe Vide Artspace, artist initiative/artspace Haarlem, 2013 - 2015
Comittee member/jury for new members at Nieuwe Vide Artspace, artist initiative Haarlem, 2012 - current.
Co-founder and member The Holls Collective - art collective together with artists : Lotte Pet, Dora Benyo, Machteld Rullens, Katinka van Gorkum, Pia Louwerens, Josje Hattink, Lisanne Ackermann. 2013 - current.
Courses and teaching, Nieuwe Vide Artspace / on location 2013 - current
Lectures about own practice 'Art and Identity', students of CMV at Het Gemak, art initiative, The Hague, 2013
Finance and subsidy coordination, 'Groenlicht' exhibition 2011-2012
Co-founder and volunteer at Give Away Shop Haarlem, 2006 - 2015
Skills Graphic Design.
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Indesign,Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut,Adobe After effects,
Marketing/PR, social media
Basic 3D modelling / printing
2018 FRANKENSTEIN, curated by Annelien Kers, Kers Gallery. Joep van Lieshout, Floris Kaayk, Koen VanMechelen, Jonas Ohlson, Nathaniel Mellors. End of April.
2017 Parksessies, screening of ‘JOJJE’ ; together with a video by Katinka van Gorkum, Haarlem
2017 Stadskunstkamer Gemeente Haarlem, solo presentation ; ‘Ik heb de ruimte nodig / Reinventing or redefining spaces. + meeting/talk with councillor of culture Haarlem.
2016 LUW, group exhibition, 37PK, several works Platform voor de Kunsten, Haarlem
2016 BYOB @ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Sept 2nd, Video : Value Added#2 and new work of The Holls Collective
2016 Working period / film project at The Helena, Den Haag, with The Holls Collective
2016 Video presentation,’Value Added #1’, De Pletterij, Haarlem.
2016 The Survivors, The Hague Peace Project, www.thehaguepeaceprojects.com, video installation split screen, exhibition in Gemeentehuis Den Haag
2016 Contemporary Rotterdam Art Fair, Nieuwe Vide presents Studio artists.
2015 Participation at Showroom Mama - MAMA’s X-MAS CRIB - Welcome to the jingle! , Rotterdam
2015 Solo exhibition during ‘20 years of deferred value’ at Nieuwe Vide Artspace, opening nov 28, with a performance by ‘t Vlaggenschip and an overview of my works.
2015VALUE ADDED#2, video shown at A.I.R. Retrospective Show, Surface Arts residency, group exhibition at Rumpueng Artspace, Chiang Mai, October 23th.
2015Johan, The Holls collective, exhibiting at KABK, October 30th. More info www.kabk.nl , Den Haag
2015ACAB : All cops are bastards / Autotune compensates any bullshit , installation with sound, 2015, shown on 12th of september at exhibition
‘The hills are alive with the sound of Muzak’ at Nieuwe Vide, Artspace, Haarlem
2015Residency program/exhibition at Surface Arts, Chiang Mai, Thailand
Exhibition October 23th , Artspace Rumpueng Chiang Mai.
Presentation and interview together with Docus van der Made and a one day exhibition at Artspace 37PK during Haarlem Cultuur/Stad als Podium on September 13th.
2015BAVO BABY, group exhibition, curated by Marianne Hotske Hamersma. Exhibition together with 10 artists from the Netherlands and Belgium.