about


Art in diverting connectivity.
Today's obviousness may be very illogical tomorrow. We adjust our ways of behaving in search of connectedness in space, time and language. I am an artist and storyteller. My starting point is 'connection'. How do we deal with change, and how do we relate to each other as a result? From these questions come concepts for visual work; installations, photography and mixed-media projects. In my early years, I made visual reports. Then I started mixing techniques. I explore new applications. As a result, everyday objects can lose their familiar appearance.

Kunst in omleidend verbinden.
De vanzelfsprekendheid van vandaag is morgen misschien heel onlogisch. We passen ons gedrag aan op zoek naar verbondenheid in ruimte, tijd en taal. Ik ben kunstenaar. Mijn startpunt is 'verbinding'. Hoe gaan we om met veranderingen, en hoe verhouden we ons hierdoor tot elkaar? Vanuit deze vragen ontstaan concepten voor verhalen en visueel werk; installaties, fotografie en mixed-media projecten. In mijn beginjaren maakte ik beeldreportages. Daarna ben ik technieken gaan mengen. Ik onderzoek nieuwe toepassingen. Hierdoor kunnen alledaagse objecten de vertrouwde verschijningsvorm verliezen.



education
2017 Breitner Academy | University of the Arts (BA) Amsterdam
2001 Kreft New Media | Graphic Web design (BA) Amsterdam
1995 Gerrit Rietveld Art Academy (BA) Amsterdam

exhibitions
2024
Kunstuitleen Alkmaar | Alkmaar | ODE AAN HET LICHT | 19 juli t/m 15 september
De Vishal | Haarlem | Sensitive Values | 15 juni t/m 21 juli
Fort aan Den Ham | Uitgeest | Dappere Dieren | 14, 15, 16 juni
Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | Meeliften | 5 mei t/m 30 juni

2023
Boterhal | Hoorn | Een koud kunstje | 25 nov - 7 januari 2024
De Vishal | Haarlem | The Blue of Longing | 7 okt t/m 5 nov
Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | De Kern van de Zaak | 3 sept t/m 29 okt
Boterhal | Hoorn | Hoop | 1 jun - 7 aug
L-A-B Boterhal | Hoorn | Zomerbloei | 31 mei - 31 aug
Gallery Klein Zwitserland Schoorl | SOLO 1 mei - 15 jun
Kunstuitleen Alkmaar | Onzichtbare monumenten | 15 apr - 28 mei
L-A-B Boterhal | Hoorn | Dwaallicht | 28 feb - 30 mei
Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | Hokjes en heilige huisjes | 5 mrt - 30 apr

2022
L-A-B Boterhal | Hoorn | Midwinter | 24 nov - 21 feb 2023
Boterhal | Hoorn | Horizon | 3 dec - 4 jan 2023
Museum de Fundatie | klimaatexpo '22 | Zwolle | 17 sept - 4 dec
Gallery Klein Zwitserland Schoorl | SOLO - 30 dec
Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | 75 jaar KCB | DE TOEKOMST IS NU | 1 okt - 30 okt
KEK Kunst Kerkplein | Beverwijk | Foyer Kennemertheater | SOLO | 4 jul - 30 aug
Boterhal | Hoorn | Hoornse Nieuwe | 25 jun - 31 jul
Heemtuin | Leiderdorp | Kunst in de Heemtuin | 14 mei - 30 sept
Heliomare | Wijk aan Zee | SOLO | mei jun
Museum Kranenburgh | Contrasten | 10 apr - 29 mei
Kunstgenielood | Uitgeest | Zaans atelierroute 2022
PlayRoom | Zaandam | 'Standardman' book Grayson Perry
Boterhal | Hoorn | 'De stand van zaken'

2021
Gallery Klein Zwitserland Schoorl | SOLO
Café Fabriek | Zaandam | 'Mijn vrijheid - jouw vrijheid'
Former Scheringamuseum | Opmeer | 'Drinendruit'
Hospital Medical Centre Almaar | entrance gallery
Gallery Klein Zwitserland Schoorl | community art project 'bij ons in de buurt'

2020
Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen | het Geluid van de Tijd
Nieuw Dakota | Amsterdam | Corona archives
Museum Kranenburgh / Bergen / KCB Salon
Kruithuisje | Alkmaar
Art-garage | Alkmaar

2019
De Balie | Amsterdam | Nasty Women | #TeamFemke
Bagsmuseum | Amsterdam
Gallery Wapen van Bergen | BK10D
Ateliers BaZtille | Zoetermeer /SALON des Artistes
Kunsthal 45 / Den Helder | Wild camping
Gallery De Kapberg | Egmond | performance

2018
Eco village | BK10D
Cultural art festical | Alkmaar de Hout

2017
Nieuw Dakota | Francis Boeske Projects Amsterdam | SummerShow
Sint Laurens Church | art on wheels
Boterhal Hoorn | Onrecht
Gallery FRAME

2015
(∂ + m) ψ = 0, Love takes shape | Multiverso | Florence (IT)
Sterkenhuis Bergen | BK10D
Hoeve Amara Bergen | Global Village Artists
Oude Honigfabriek de Zaan | Opklop pudding | Global Village Artists
KOEL310 / Alkmaars eigenste / Global Village Artists

collaboration
2023 Sensitive Values | with Charlotte Schrameijer, Nynke Deinema, Esther Hoogendijk, Chantal van Lieshout, Susana Mulas Lastra en Sylvia Hubert
2021 Save haven | with Jasper Vonsée
2019 Performance | with Kees Oosterbaan
2016 Woekerwanden and Mare Nostrum | with Ivon Spee
2015 XL paintings | with Irene Mulder

commission
Curator | exhibition 'Sensitive Values' | De Vishal Haarlem | 2024
Owner Studio SmeltKroes | Alkmaar | 2023 - now
Tour guide | Stedelijke Museum Alkmaar | 2023 - now
Tour guide | Museum Kranenburgh | 2021 - now
Causeur | inspiring lecture 'leadership' | NoLost | 2022
Causeur | lecture 'Connections - Verbinding' | iL Office | 2022
Causeur | educatie workshops 'which glasses are yours' | Murmellius Gymnasium | 2022
Causeur | inspiration lecture 'Borderless - Grenzeloos' | BSG | 2022
Board member, chairman and coordinator of the exhibition committee KCB | museum Kranenburgh | 2020 - 2022
Independent Tutor in Art, Culture and design | Cultural Centre Artiance and various schools | 2010-2021
Conceptdesign Branding and research KCB | 2020
Organizor Community art project | Ontzettend Vrij | 2020
Organisor alternative exhibition route Alkmaar | Insideout | 2020
Coördinator and organizing exhibitions | pop-up gallery | multy media projects | 2019
Conceptdesign Branding | head of communication Theatre VrijZijn | 2019
Committee spokesman community | 2006 - 2009
Founder of a children's editorial and committee Driemaster | 2004 - 2009
Supervisor volunteer organisation | 2004 - 2009
Art director, graphic design, web design | 1997-2021

articles
2023 Noord Hollands Dagblad | De Kern van de Zaak
2023 Ons West Friesland | Hoop
2023 Noord Hollands Dagblad | Galerie Zaans Groen
2022 Boterhal | Horizon
2022 Boekuitgave Klimaatexpo 22 | Museum de Fundatie
2022 Klimaatexpo 22 | De Fundatie - Kasteel Nijenhuis
2022 KeK | SOLO expo
2022 Hoorns Dagblad | Hoornse Nieuwe
2022 Noord Hollands Dagblad | Standaard man
2022 Noord Hollands Dagblad | Zaans attelierroute
2022 BOKnet | De Stand van zaken in Hoorn
2021 Book edition | Mijn vrijheid jouw vrijheid
2021 PLAYRooM @ Scheringa museum
2021 BeatFM BeatTV Heiloo | nieuwe-exposities-kunst-als-medicijn
2021 Alkmaars Dagblad | community art project /bij ons in de buurt
2020 Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam | Corona Archives
2020 Lens Culture | online
2020 Noord Hollands Dagblad | Gallery Klein Zwiterland
2020 Noord Hollands Dagblad | alternative art route: binnenstebuiten
2020 Museum Kranenburgh Bergen
2020 Alkmaars Dagblad | Kunst in Zicht
2019 de Balie Amsterdam | Nasty Women #TeamFemke
2019 Kunst en museumkrant | special edition
2019 Gallery Wapen van Bergen | BK10D
2019 Algemeen Dagblad, KunstinZicht | Salon des Artistes
2019 Artist talk book edition Boterhal | with Margot van der Pool
2019 Kunsthal 45 Den Helder | book edition | Wild camping book art
2018 Alkmaarsche Courant | De Duinstreek | Performance 'disappear'
2018 De Duinstreek | BK10D
2017 De boterhal | Hoorns Dagblad Onrecht
2017 Alkmaarsche Courant | Organ festival
2016 Alkmaarsche Courant | Mare Nostrum
2015 De Honig factory | opkloppudding | Global Village Artists

interviews
2023 Radio | Cultuur Buur | podcast of Ingrid Koens and Streekstad Centraal (Dutch)
2021 Noord Hollands Dagblad | community art project 19/2
2020 RTV 80 18/12

memberships
2023 - now De Vishal | Haarlem
2020 - now KCB Museum Kranenburgh | Bergen
2021 - now Tengel | Zaandam
2019 - now Global Village Artists
2022 - 2024 De Boterhal | Hoorn

teaching
2023 - now founder and independend coach at Studio SmeltKroes - courses in Art
2023 - now tour free lance guide and workshops at Stedelijk Museum Alkmaar
2021 - now tour free lance guide and workshops at Museum Kranenburgh
2010 - 2023 free lance tutor in Art, Culture and Design
2016 -2021 free lance tutor Art, Culture and Design | cultural centre Artiance

graphic work
1997-2021 Art director | editor | graphic design | web design
@ SANOMA | Hearst | NAP Design Amsterdam | GRAS (Rebrandt®)

course

2024 Training court culture and history | Rijksmuseum Amsterdam
2023 Change management | NHA
2022 Group dynamics | van Kraay
2018 Art and Culture | Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2013 Writing for multy media
2012 Management and communication | Sanoma / Bergen
2010 Branding | Sanoma | Hoofddorp

more
1998 1999 Living in Portugal
1997 1998 Living in Pakistan



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