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I’m a Hastings-based artist originally from the Netherlands. My practice spans photographic processes, writing, film, performance, artist’s books and publishing through my imprint Negative Press London.

My narrative-led work responds to contemporary social and political issues and historical events relating to the queer lived experience. Recent work takes inspiration from nature and addresses the impact of climate collapse.

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

Negative Press London books (www.neg-press.com) are in many 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.

The Spots That Never Went was Highly Commended Finalist of the 2019 Cornish Family Prize for Art and Design Publishing, presented by the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia.

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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