During my graduation in photography at the art academy in Utrecht I realised that I rather work with photographs than make them myself. I decided not to make pictures anymore and to develop myself as a curator, producer and organiser in the photographic field. I interned at the exhibitions department of Foam in Amsterdam (2012) and I was involved as a research-intern in the research project “Photographs & Preservation: How to save photographic artworks for the future?” initiated by the Stedelijk Museum in collaboration with the University of Leiden (2014). In August 2015 I graduated from the Master Film & Photographic Studies in Leiden, which gave me a more extensive theoretical background. Currently I am working as a freelance project manager and curator.

Worked with: Academiegalerie Utrecht, Arti et Amicitiae, Anouk Kruithof, De Donkere Kamer (Belgie), Foam, Sluitertijd Visueel Projectbureau (Belgie), Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Paradox, Petra Noordkamp, Unseen.

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