I’m a Hastings-based artist and writer originally from the Netherlands.

Working across photography, writing, artists’ books, publishing, print, video and performance, I’m interested in exploring the potential of the relationship between image and text.

With my projects I address social themes relating to the lived experience, queer identity and history, memory, remembrance, ageing and male vulnerability. 

Graduating in 2019 with an MA Fine Art (Distinction) from Cambridge School of Art, my MA show was awarded the 2019 Cambridge Artworks Residency.

I’m the publisher of Negative Press London ( with books in international collections including Museum of Modern Art, New York; Wellcome Foundation, London; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Artists’ Book Collection, Bavarian State Library, Munich, Germany.

My writing appears in anthologies, journals and academic publications.

Exhibitions include Photofusion, London; Bruce Castle Museum, London; Foyles Gallery, London; Dutch Centre, London; Ruskin Gallery, Cambridge; Arnolfini, Bristol; Bury Art Museum, Bury; and Marginal Arts Festival, Roanoke, Virginia, US.


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