I live and work in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, studied Art History at Leiden University specializing in contemporary architecture, critique and cultural philosophy. From 2006 on I was the co-founding director of the Instituto Buena Bista from until 2011, a center for contemporary art and education in the Dutch Caribbean, which I founded together with visual artists Tirzo Martha and David Bade.
In 2012 Kunsthal KAdE invited me as a guest-curator in the city of Amersfoort for the exhibition ‘Who More Sci-Fi Than Us? – Contemporary Art from the Caribbean’ (www.whomorescifithanus.nl) which was accompanied by a catalog under the same title (editor and author). During that period I worked as an independent critic, curator and mediator for contemporary art from all continents, with a special focus on The Caribbean, Central and South America, Africa and Central Europe.
Over the years I have fulfilled (guest-)teaching positions at Rietveld Academy Amsterdam (Studium Generale 2010), Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Amsterdam and the Willem de Kooning Academy for Applied Arts and Sciences in Rotterdam (2013-2016). From 2016 until now I worked as a mediator, coach and producer for creative start-ups in Rotterdam, mainly focussing on product design and documentary film.
Over the last 4 years her attention shifted from contemporary visual art to the design field. As a partner at Atelier 81 in Rotterdam I worked on specializing in light and interior design which resulted in a new company called COHORS. At the HKA DAS Arts Amsterdam I am currently also coaching students at the Master Creative Producing.
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