I work with the idea of slapstick as a method, investigating how to employ slapstick as an editorial device in writing. I write short fictions which I sometimes turn into videos, audio recordings or text-based performances combined with sculpture. Moving across the registers of visual art and writing, I question whether language can be a character in itself, what role this character takes on in a visual art context, and if the materiality of language is tragic.


PhD candidate at the Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, UK, 2016-19
Research Title: WRITING DOWN: a tragedy of language in descent
Supported by the ECA Research Award and Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship

Co-founder of Tsarino Foundation AiR


2014 MFA in Art Writing, with Distinction (83, A+)
Goldsmiths, University of London
Winner of the Book Works Award for Art Writing 2014

2011 Foundation in Art History
University of Amsterdam

2009 BFA in Fine Arts
Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam


2014 Book Works Award for Art Writing


2017-18 Andrew Grant Postgraduate Scholarship, Edinburgh College of Art
2017 PRE Grant, Edinburgh College of Art
2016-19 ECA Research Award, Edinburgh College of Art
2016 Dr. Hendrik Muller's Vaderlandsch Fonds Grant
2016 Fundatie van de Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude Grant
2012 Prins Bernhard Cultural Foundation Grant (provided by the Ina van Doormaal, By-van der Heyden, and Theo Schoemaker funds)


2017 Nida Art Colony, Lithuania
2017 Cove Park, UK


Available for writing, editing, proofreading/-listening and translation jobs (English and Dutch).


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