I am a Dutch-born visual artist and filmmaker, raised between London and Denmark and currently based in Glasgow. I graduated with a BA (Hons) First Class with Distinction from Glasgow School of Art in 2012, where I also work as a Library Assistant and Visiting Lecturer.
An award-winning selected artist for the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries 2013, I was subsequently featured in the prestigious Catlin Guide, an annual catalogue of the 40 most promising UK art school graduates.
In 2014, I co-curated "Part Seen, Imagined Part", a Glasgow School of Art graduate exhibition about loss and resilience following the fire that devastated the institution's world-famous Mackintosh Building. I continued my curatorial practice with the Scottish Mental Health Arts Festival for three years, which included the selection and presentation of "Good Grief", a short film programme intended to encourage conversations about mortality.
My experimental documentary film, "The Third Dad" was commissioned by the Scottish Documentary Institute, Creative Scotland and Channel Four in 2014. It premiered at Edinburgh International Film Festival the following year. Winner of a BAFTA Scotland New Talent Award, the film was also named Best UK Short at London’s East End Film Festival and has screened at more than 25 film and moving image festivals worldwide. After being selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick in 2017, "The Third Dad" garnered close to 400,000 online views.
My most recent site-specific solo installation "Ghost Light" was created in 2017 as a commission for Edinburgh's acclaimed Hidden Door Festival, which aims to open up disused urban spaces as a platform for new and emerging artists.
I am currently undertaking an MLitt in Creative Writing at the University of Stirling supervised by Kathleen Jamie.
My visual art practice explores the hidden histories of liminal places by referencing autobiographical and documentary practices. Through the re-imagination of appropriated materials, culled from the natural world or the everyday yet detached from their familiar functions, I confront the closely related subjects of archive, memory and nostalgia. My multidisciplinary installations and moving image works incorporate time and space to create new contexts that revolve around themes of identity, loss and reanimation.
As a writer I am drawn to hybrid and conceptual forms of expression that blur the boundaries between poetry, fiction and non-fiction. My current work seeks to reanimate the silenced voices within a woman's divided self.