Profile Graduation work
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What is your specialty, what makes your work unique? Or place your artist's statement.

Speaking and connecting through different media forms, such as photography, film, clothing, graphics, and text, is what makes my work stand out. Each form carries its individual associations and emotions and therefore has the power to touch the audience in multiple ways. I would describe myself as a multidisciplinary artist who works with alternative biographical forms. Connecting is not only of great importance when it comes to the mediums I choose, but also in the way I work. As an artist I choose to connect people to each other, to stories, to my work or even their own thoughts and actions. I am particularly interested in portraying the life and works of people around me, through the means of research. Reflecting them in my artistic work, I hope to motivate the audience to look more closely and empathetically into who they are and what makes them special. Transferring this perceptual behaviour into all of our daily lives, is what my work tries to achieve.

What are your ambitions? What do you want to be in five years?

In five years, I hope to keep working with multiple disciplines, in a strong team where we bring out each other's strengths. I would describe myself as a researcher and leader; someone who can connect people and ensure that contact remains good.
Based on my ability of connecting, I could see myself working as a creative director within five years time.

What is the most important thing you have learned during your studies?

The most important thing I've learned while studying at HKU is designing on the basis of research. Through trial and error, I learned that failure is not the end but the means to success. Putting trust in myself, the people around me and especially in the process has increased my abilities and confidence as an artist. Collaborating with like minded people has been a great privilege. My time at HKU helped me to develop an overarching vision of design by mixing disciplines and questioning the current standards.
The additional possibility of going abroad has shaped me not only personally, but professionally. Taking this opportunity has been one of the best choices during my studies and has opened up the option of an international career.

List of publications / exhibitions / prices / concerts / shows etc.

2021 Graduation Exhibition HKU University of the Arts Utrecht
2021 ZIMIHC Kunstroute Wittevrouwen, Utrecht
2019 Record Exhibition, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Scotland
2019 Studio Jamming Exhibition, Cooper Gallery, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee Scotland
2018 No Human Is Perfect / International Project, HKU University of the Arts Utrecht X Köln International School of Design, Cologne Germany
2018 ‘UTREFT’ Exhibition, Utrecht