2010 – 2014    Willem de Kooning Academy, Bachelor of Fine Arts

2002 – 2006  Willem de Kooning Academy, Bachelor of Arts in Education

2000 – 2001   Lingua assistant, North Lancing School, Lancing, UK

1996 – 2000   Hogeschool Rotterdam, Bachelor of English in Education

1999                Bath Spa University, Socrates programme English literature, Bath, UK


Other activities


Chairman on the board of Foundation Mesh - collaborative (inter)national art projects

Guest curator at De Aanschouw Rotterdam presenting works by Inez de Brauw - Amsterdam, Arian de Vette & Liza Prins - Amsterdam, Maria Kokkonen - London, Femke Dekkers - Breda

Advisory board The New Current platform presenting talented young artists


Committee member Research & Development subsidy (O & O subsidie) at the Centre of Visual Arts Rotterdam (CBK Rotterdam)


Isala Art Collection Zwolle more info

Art collection UMCU Utrecht more info

DLA Piper law firm Amsterdam

Jaap Sleper private collection Utrecht

Collection Kamerik private collection located in both Rotterdam and Kamerik

Private collections Rotterdam, Vlaardingen, Hoek van Holland, The Hague, Amstelveen, Amsterdam, Middelie, Lelystad, Culemborg, Breda, Heerlen, Cyprus, New York



WKNDX Witte Rook - 2 weeks Breda


Kaus Australis working period - 4 months Rotterdam

Destination Unknown - 2 months Venlo




2019 Le Poème électronique - Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

2017 Notes of tactility – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

2017 Court of Justice building B – Rotterdam

2016 Fragments of Time – Studio Seine – Rotterdam

2015 Open atelier Gouda guest at B&B – Gouda

2014 De Aanschouw-meeting in public space – Rotterdam

2014 The transitory – young talent programme, Vonkel – The Hague


2019 NOW Radiant Touch – Art23 Contemporary Art Gallery runs till October 7 – with Saïd Kinos Guangzhou China

2018 From the Elusive – Assembled by Root – with Jochem Esser Rotterdam

2017 I was ever here – Foundation Mesh – with Sergej Vutuc Rotterdam

2015 WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery – with Ton van Os Rotterdam

2015 Echoes from the Guest House – Niffo Project Space – with Maria Kokkonen Rotterdam



Upcoming Art The Hague – Assembled by Root – 2-6 October with Roland Spitzer and Philine van den Hul The Hague

NOW Summer Propositions – SBK Kunstuitleen & galerie rund till 28 July Amsterdam

NOW The Assemblage #2 – Assembled by Root runs till 3 August Rotterdam 

Co/Lab Project with Tiger Strikes Asteroid LA – Torrance Art Museum Los Angeles

ARTIST FIRST! curated by Dapiran Art Project Space – with Kaspar Dejong and Jeffrey Dunsbergen Amsterdam

Auction De Aanschouw – TENT Rotterdam 


This Art Fair – Assembled by Root Amsterdam

Apprentice/Master Project The Reunion, Kunstpodium-T – Tilburg

Destination Unknown – residency exhibition – Venlo

Open Expo Vruchtbare Grond – Stedelijk Museum Schiedam – Schiedam

Patty Morgan's Zomerwinkel – Patty Morgan – Amsterdam

The Mattering of Colour – St. Jobs – e.g. Donald Schenkel and Janina Schipper – Rotterdam

The Assemblage – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

FORM at MONO – MONO – Rotterdam

Club Gem - Gem Creative Agency – e.g. Harry Markusse, Sander Reijgers, Nasbami, Rotganzen – Rotterdam

Anamnesis – Studio Seine – e.g. Didi Lehnhausen and Matthias Schaareman – Rotterdam

FORM x RAAF∙The Discovery – RAAF – Rotterdam



Een moment, nu: Mo(nu)ment – Arte Concordia curated by Karin Arink – e.g. Mette Sterre, Diana Roig, Koes Staassen, Koen Taselaar, Milos Trakilovic – Rotterdam

Aftershow  Masters of Rotterdam – Gallery Deelen Art – e.g. Anuli Croon, Co Westerik – Rotterdam 

Masters of Rotterdam at North Sea Jazz – e.g. Niels Smits van Burgst, Ditty Ketting – Rotterdam

KunstRAI – Assembled by Root – with Jochem Esser and Donald Schenkel – Amsterdam

Matter of time – Cacaofabriek – e.g. Robin Gerris and Matthias Schaareman – Helmond

The New Current – FLTR projectspace – Rotterdam

Masters of Rotterdam – WTC Rotterdam Art Gallery – e.g. Ad Schouten, Mariëlle Buitendijk, Inge Aanstoot – Rotterdam



Ladekastproject – PHŒBUS•Rotterdam – e.g. Ossip – Rotterdam

Tromp's Huys Museum – Vlieland

Why not now? – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

Route du Nord – curated by CBK Rotterdam – Rotterdam

Minimalism in architectural spaces – Fringe Arts Bath – Bath UK

RC Artfair – young talent programme Vonkel – Rotterdam

In This Moment – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

Root finds home – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam



Art The Hague – young talent programme Vonkel – The Hague

INSIDE|OUTSIDE – Assembled by Root – Makkum

Freedom of spirit – hommage to H. N. Werkman - gallery Werfkade16 – Hoogezand

NE Studios – PARTners – Rotterdam

KunstRAI – young talent programme Vonkel – Amsterdam

Bath Open Art Prize – 44AD Artspace – Fringe Arts Bath – Bath UK

Edition 3 – Assembled by Root – Rotterdam

TENT, video presentation Frame the Artist initiative by Showroom MAMA – Rotterdam



GLOW-Foederer Talent Award, Schellensfabriek – e.g. Robin Gerris and Marielin Simons – Eindhoven

Art The Hague – LICHTING ’14 best of graduates, Vonkel – e.g. Klaas Jonkman, Danielle Hoogendoorn and Inez de Brauw – The Hague

Artolive Young Talent at KPMG – Amstelveen

LICHTING ’14 best of graduates, Vonkel – The Hague

The Graduates 2014, Katshoek – Willem de Kooning Academy – Rotterdam

Salon d’Autonome, On track 01 – Rotterdam



Apprentice/Master Project, Kunstpodium-T – with Arno Mertens, Jeroen Duijf and Vera Gulikers –Tilburg

Boulevard of expectations, Erasmus Galerij, initiative by Niek Verschoor and Carmen Heijmerink – Rotterdam





shortlisted Blooom Award


Buning Brongers Prijs nomination


shortlisted Blooom Award

shortlisted Bath Open Art Prize, Bath, UK


Kunst aan de Dijk Prijs nomination

Foederer Talent Award nomination




International Travel Bursary - CBK Rotterdam (IBB - Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam) for Co/Lab Project with Tiger Strikes Asteroid Los Angeles


artist fee by CBK Rotterdam (Centre for Visual Arts Rotterdam) for installations in three prison cells during Route du Nord


Van Beek-Donner Foundation – graduation subsidy



Publication on the web


Artsy through Alfa Gallery Miami

2018, Een dag vol kunst in Venlo, Destination Unknown residency exhibition, Destination Unknown residency exhibition Destination Unknown residency exhibition

2017, Art Rotterdam Week 2017: Must Sees, 10-02-2017

2015, 41 twijfels van de jonge kunstenaar, 18-12-2015, ‘Tomorrow never knows showcase’, 22-06-2015, RAIAAF, 31-05-2015, kunstrai 2015, 28-05-2015, ‘NIFFO – Lisette Schumacher/Maria Kokkonen’, 26-05-2015, Frame the Artist, 04-03-2015

2014, 22-12-2014, ‘2014 dented out and canned – an overview’, 21-12-2014, ‘sequence 60’, 08-12-2014 , ‘Verpakking’, 08-11-2014, ‘Lichting 2014 – Willem de Kooning Academy’, 30-06-2014, ‘Graduation exhibition – Willem de Kooning Academy’, 27-06-2014

krooning graduation catalogue, 7- 2014

2013, ‘Kunstpodium-T; Apprentice/Master exhibition #2’, 14-11-2013



Publication in print


De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender (The Big Dutch Art calendar) October 25


Onderzoek & Ontwikkeling Bijzondere projecten, residencies, publicaties en onderzoek door Rotterdamse beeldend kunstenaars.
2014 | 2015 | 2016 | 2017 contribution through being a committee member of the Research & Development subsidy

Conversas Rotterdam #121 - #130


Masters of Rotterdam catalogue North Sea Jazz edition

BK Informatie 2017 – 4, Activiteiten binnenland Tentoonstelling Matter of Time – Helmond – page 22

Masters of Rotterdam catalogue 20 prominent painters of Rotterdam

BK Informatie 2017 – 1, Activiteiten binnenland Tentoonstelling Masters of Rotterdam – page 16


De Grote Rotterdamse Kunstkalender (the Big Rotterdam Artcalendar)


Eenenveertig brieven van de jonge kunstenaar (Forty-one letters from the young artist), ISBN 9789079372164

Appendix At Random / #4-2015 an ode to the work of Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman


 Temp.#25, ‘With the Art as King’, volume 4 2013-2014. edition 1000



Projects and Talks


Short talk on artistic practice during Rotterdam Water Weekend at Club Gem

Conversa #127 artist talk at Studio Seine Rotterdam

Short talk on artistic practice during Poetry International


Short talk on artistic practice during The New Current Zoho Rotterdam


Short talk on artistic practice during Ladekastproject at PHŒBUS•Rotterdam

Presentation on artistic research during Garage Café in Garage Rotterdam

Short talk on artistic practice during Route du Nord Rotterdam


Participation in ‘Artist in the world’, 2014/2212/0566: Lisette Schumacher [201], ongoing art project by André Smits

Presentation on artistic practice for the Virtual Museum at Studio K Amsterdam


Project proposal exterior space ‘The Green Herald’ chosen by the commission of architects at Erasmus University, location Woudestein