Curriculum Vitæ



April 2019 PhD defense
2012 - 2019 PhD research at the University of Amsterdam and the Dutch Art Institute
1995 - 1997 MFA, Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam
1993 - 1995 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Audiovisual, Amsterdam


2015 Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2011 ABA Berlin Alexanderplatz
2007 Banff Art Center, Canada



“Performance and Perception: Make-Believe and Aspect Change.” In Atlas of Aspect Change: A Book of Shifting Meanings. Edited by Tine Melzer. Zürich: Rollo Press, 2022.


“1 Week/1 Dag/1 Werk: Der Agitator (1929) van George Grosz,” MetropolisM, 26 December 2022.


“Gazes From Syria: Media Witnessing in Times of Crisis,” Conference Proceedings: AHM Conference 2022, Witnessing, Memory, and Crisis, Amsterdam University Press, 2022.


Burning Images: History of Effigy Protest, Amsterdam: Valiz, Summer 2021. 


“Jaar van vallende standbeelden,” Columnn in Metropolis M, 2 (March 2021)


 “Burning United States Presidents: Protest Effigies in Iraq, Iran and Afghanistan.” In The Political Portrait: Leadership, Image and Power, edited by Luciano Cheles and Alessandro Giacone, London: Routledge, 2020.


“Contra Cancel Culture.” Column in MetropolisM 6 (Dec 2020).

  Vademecum Löwen und Adler, (2020) self published as part of the installation Löwen und Adler at Kunstverein Rosa Luxemburg Platz, Berlin.

“Burning Images for Punishment and Change,” in Trigger, Nr.1 (Nov 2019) published by Fotomuseum Antwerpen and Fw:Books.


"Burning Images: Performing Effigies as Political Protest," PhD dissertation, University of Amsterdam.

  "Of Falling Statues: Destabilizing a Media Icon," in Decoding Dictatorial Statues by Ted Hyunhak Yoon, Eindhoven: Onomatopee, 2019.

”Plaatsvervangende Lichamen.” Metropolis M, 2 (2017)

"Burning Effigies with Bakhtinian Laughter," in European Journal of Humour Research
"A Protester in Homs, Syria" in FOAM magazine #41
2014 "A Protester in Homs, Syria,” in Pavilion – journal for politics and culture #17, reader of the Bucharest Biennial 6
2013 “A Protester in Homs, Syria”, in Open!, platform for Art & the Public Domain, Nov 2013,
  Löwen und Adler, German edition, research results of the residency “The Slipping of the Symbolic Tongue”, May-August 2011 in ABA Berlin
2011 Eagles and Lions, research results of the residency “The Slipping of the Symbolic Tongue”, May-August in ABA Berlin
"The Slipping of the Symbolic Tongue", in: Reconstruction and Pathos, SparwasserHQ, Berlin, Germany
Toppled, Post Editions, Rotterdam



"Löwen und Adler / Aufmarschwege," in Stadt, Land, Dance, ratskeller – Galerie für zeitgenössische Kunst, Berlin, 2 Sep — 23 Oct 2022.


“Gazes From Syria: Eleven Years Of Uprising / Multi-Sided Civil, Sectarian and Proxy War.” Art History Department of the University of Amsterdam, 15 March – 8 April.


“Burning Images: Aesthetic of Defamation,” in DENUNZIATION!, ACC Galerie Weimar, 11 Dec 2021 - 20 Feb 2022 Exhibition "Gazes From Syria,” Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2021, Groningen, 7 Aug – 3 Oct. 


"Gazes From Syria,” Noorderlicht Photo Festival 2021, Groningen, 7 August — 3 October. 


Blinde Winkel, Kunstverein Rosa-Luxemburg Platz Berlin.

2019 Joint Memory: Photographic Fragments, Fotodok, Utrecht, NL
2015 Löwen und Adler,  presentation during the Open Studios at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
2014 Balconism, MoMart, Amsterdam, NL
  Photos! Power! Freedom!, Centre national de l’audiovisuel, Luxemburg
2013 If Mind Was All There Was, Kunstverein Göttingen, DE
  Photos! Power! Freedom!, Fotomuseum Antwerpen, BE
2012 Barbaren der Oberschicht, Ratskeller, Berlin, DE
  Vague Storytelling, The Cameraclub of New York, US
  Mit krimineller Energie, Halle 14, Leipzig + ACC Weimar, DE
  On Icons, Jan van Eyckacademie, Maastricht, NL
2011 Modelling Standard, gallery Joan Prats, Barcelona, ES
  Art Istanbul with gallery The Empty Quarter, Dubai
  Eagles and Lions, Salon of the artist residency ABA, Berlin, DE
  Paris Photo with gallery The Empty Quarter, Dubai
  Diep, festival de la côte d’albâtre, Dieppe, F
  Dutch Doc Award 2011, Centraal Museum, Utrecht, NL
2010 “Snow is White”, Fotodok, Utrecht, NL
  Toppled – book launch at Stroom, Den Haag, NL
  “Anti-Beeld”, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam, NL
2009 Remain in Light – W139, Amsterdam, NL
2008 Werkplaats Thorbecke – Stroom, Den Haag, NL
  Schaal 1 - ∞, Quartair, Den Haag, NL
  Mermaid Hair in the Outboard Motor, lecture, Smart Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
  Urban Tendency – London Festival of Architecture, United Kingdom
  Anthroprosaic – Art Rotterdam with gallery Metis, NL
2007 Toppled – lecture, De Balie, Amsterdam
  Toppled – lecture, Studium Generale, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam
  Anthroprosaic, Metis_NL, Amsterdam
  Magic Beans – SBK Osdorp, Amsterdam
2006 Straal – de Balie, Amsterdam
2005 Gut und Nah – Artwalk, Amsterdam
  Borrowed Sceneries – Museum De Paviljoens, Almere
  Low Tech, - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam
2004 Borrowed Scenery (Enriched Semi-Naturalistic Enclosure) – Centro Arte Santa Monica, Barcelona, Spain
  Illuminating Shadows - Film Graz, Austria
2003 Artissima - Art Fair, Turin, Italy with gallery Metis_NL
  Ten Goats Pulled Ten Pounds of Sugar to the Zoo - Consortium, Amsterdam
  Stumbling Over Distant Planets – gallery Metis_NL, Amsterdam
  The Picnic - Marleben, Germany, in collaboration with Rebecca Sakoun
  Conflicts/Resolution - Collection Essl, Vienna, Austria
  Art Position - Brauerei Ottakringer, Vienna, Austria
  Quattro Venti - Manciano, Italy, in collaboration with Govinda Mens
  Tremor - Lothringer13, München, Germany
2002 Entre Amis - Le Plate-forme, Duinkerken, France
  Biennale of the One Minutes - Centraal Museum Utrecht
  A Haunted House of Art – Outline, Amsterdam
  Franciscus - Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
  Not I - NICC, Antwerp, Belgium
2001 The People's Art - Witte de With, Rotterdam
  Present Future - Artissima, Art Fair, Turin, Italy
  Amsterdam x Kyoto - new directions - Kyoto Art Center, Japan
  Until Tilt - Consortium, Amsterdam
  A Garden Built for You - Smart Project Space, Amsterdam
  The People's Art - Porto, Portugal, an exhibition of Witte de With


2021 - current rMA Art and Performance Research Studies, University of Amsterdam
2006 - current Dutch Art Institute/MfA ArtEZ, Arnhem
2010 - 2012 Dogtime, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
2004 – 2006 Public Art – ArtEZ, Arnhem, Zwolle, Enschede
2000 – 2006 guestlecturer for the Gerrit Rietveld Academy  and the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam,  the CABK in Zwolle, the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Dutch Art Institute in Enschede, the Art Academy in Munich, Germany and the University for Design in Weimar, Germany.


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