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About





With the same curiosity as a scientist I visualize contemporary environmental topics. Planetary conditions and our place in them are the starting point in my work; the way humans interfere with nature and how we relate to the Earth on an individual level. By visualizing the beauty of scientific research, my aim is to contribute to already ongoing environmental debates in a positive way. 

Currently one of my main sources of inspiration is Hyperobjects, a book by philosopher Timothy Morton. A hyperobject is such a big or abstract object, that we cannot see or touch it, but only experience it through it’s effects. For example, we can see and touch a single plastic object, but to imagine global pollution is nearly impossible. Through art (mainly photography) I try to gain a better understanding of environmental hyperobjects, like climate change or global pollution.


Curriculum Vitae



Education / programs

Royal Academy of Art BA, Photography, The Hague (NL), 2015 – 2019
Royal Academy of Art, Preparatory Year, The Hague (NL), 2014 - 2015       

Thesis

Understanding Hyperobjects: An Archaeological Quest Into The Anthropocene, 2019

Grants

Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds, NATUURCULTUUR, Jun 2021
Mondriaan Fonds, Young Talent, Aug 2020 – Jul 2021
MIAP Grant 2020, Future of Nature, Mar 2020

Nominations

SBK Sprouts Young Talent Award, Amsterdam, 2019
StartPoint Prize, Prague, 2019


Exhibitions

Treefest, Super Organism, Amsterdam, 7 Nov 2021

Natural Dependencies, Trixie, Den Haag, 16 – 31 Oct 2021

Mycota, London Design Festival, London, 16 – 29 Sept 2021

Hortus Botanicus Leiden, Leiden, 14 Jul – 4 Aug 2021

Alterando Paisagens, Changing Landscapes, Online, 2021

Outdoor exhibition, Super Organism, Kaapse Bossen, 22 May – 11 Jul2021

VierVaart, Groede, 26 Apr – 9 Oct 2021

West End Projekt, The Hague, 27 Nov 2020 – 27 Jan 2021

Hoogtij #63, The Hague, 27 Nov 2020

Photoville, New York,  17 Sept – 17 Nov 2020

Fotobok Festival Oslo, Oslo, 10 – 20 Sept 2020

Worldpress Photo House, Amsterdam, Sept 2020, cancelled due to Covid, group: Xandra van Eijk, curated by Colette Olof

What If The Earth Becomes Uninhabitable, PHMUSEUM, Online, 07 Jul - 12 Oct 2020

Foam First Editions, Amsterdam (NL), 20 May – 30 Aug 2020

Rotterdam Photo festival, Rotterdam (NL), 6 - 9 Feb 2020, group: Udo Prinsen, Esther Kokmeijer

StartPoint Prize, Prague (CZ), 11 - 18 Dec, 2019

UN Climate Change Conference, COP 25, Madrid (ES), 4 Dec 2019

Little Big Art Show, Circle gallery, Amsterdam (NL), 23 & 24 Nov 2019

Sprouts Young Talent, SBK, Amsterdam (NL), 13 - 27 Oct 2019

On Your Own (OYO), HKK, The Hague (NL), 21 - 27 Oct 2019

Antarctica. Peter Kuipers Munneke & Suzette Bousema op onderzoek, Museum Singer Laren, Laren (NL), 3 Sept 2019 - 5 Jan 2020

YOUNG ARTISTS SHOW 2019, gallery DE TWEE PAUWEN, The Hague (NL), 4 Aug - 4 Sept 2019

Gallery Project 2.0, The Hague (NL), 30 Jul - 26 Aug 2019

Graduation show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), 5 - 11 Jul 2019

Save Our Seas (S.O.S.), Muzee Scheveningen, Scheveningen (NL), 7 Jun - 22 Sept 2019

REUSE, The Scientific Center Kuwait, Kuwait City (KW), 10 Jan - 10 Apr 2019

Good work, good work, ‘‘good work’’, The Greyspace In The Middle, The Hague (NL), 25 - 30 Jan 2018, curator: Femke Lutgerink

Publications

Antarktikos, Climate Archive, autumn 2021, magazine by Esther Kokmeijer

Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Leider nur Plastikmüll, 29 Oct 2021

MYCORRHIZALE SCHIMMELS en hun toepassingen, Oct 2021, Dutch translation of the book ‘Teaming with Fungi’. Translated by Marc Siepman.

Collect, De Wandeling, Sept 2021, with Diane van der Marel, written by Koos de Wilt

Liberatión, Fossiles à vivre, 22 Jul 2021

De Telegraaf, Schimmelnetwerken op doeken in bos, Jul 2021, written by Eric Roeske

Harper’s Bazaar, Nature’s CALL, Oct / Nov 2020, written by Helene van der Ven

Die Zeit, Das Märchen vom guten Plastik, Oct 2020, by Barbara Unmüßig

Foam magazine #57 In Limbo, Nature's Limbo, Oct 2020, written by Kim Knoppers

New York Times, ‘Photoville Adds New Venues, Vistas and Vision’, 21 Sept 2020, written by Siddhartha Mitter.

Financial Times, Snapshot: ‘Climate Archive’ by Suzette Bousema, 22 May 2020, written by Chris Allnut

Tijd & Taak, Green Deal, Apr 2020, written by Tim Zeedijk

The Correspondent, In 2030, we ended the climate emergency. Here’s how, 8 Jan 2020, written by Eric Holthaus

LensCulture, Favorite Photobooks of 2019, Jan 2020. Selected by Taco Hidde Bakker

Trigger, FOMU magazine, Photographing the Anthropocene, Nov 2019. Written by Taco Hidde Bakker

Der Spiegel, Bild der Woche, ausgabe 35/2019, 24 Aug 2019

NRC, Luchtbellen van 20.000 jaar oud, 2 Aug 2019. Written by Gemma Venhuizen

Sir Edmund, de Volkskrant, Zee van plastic. 5 Jan 2019

Haagsche Handen, Plastic fossielen uit de toekomst, 28 Mar 2018. Written by Noortje Schrauwen

Podcasts / Radio

Trixie Podcast, Natural Dependencies, 2022. Conversation with Roland van Dierendonck & Catherine Ostraya

Podcast De Fotograaf, Cameranu.nl, 2022. Conversation with Maartje Strijbis

Podcast Radio Hortus, 2021, episode 22: Fungi & Fuchsia’s. Hortus Botanicus Leiden

Talks / Presentations

Nan Groot Antink & Sophie Steengracht & Suzette Bousema. 14 Nov 2021, Utrecht, Galerie Sanaa. Interviewed by Carine van Santen.

Super Organism, Hortus Botanicus, Leiden, 14 Jul 2021, with soil scientist Nadia Soudzilovskaia.

Super Organism, Global Symposium on Soil Biodiversity, online, 22 Apr 2021

Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam Photo Talks, Rotterdam (NL), 8 Feb 2020

Royal Academy of Art, Open Day, Science or Photography?, The Hague (NL), 25 Jan 2020. With Marijn van der Leeuw

Stroom, Zefir7, Science or Photography? Design or Fine Art?, The Hague (NL), 15 Oct 2019. With Louisiana van Onna & Marijn van der Leeuw

Teaching

Preperatory Year Program, 6 week course: Go to the second year in 6 weeks. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), co-teacher Mafalda Rakoš, 2019-2022

Fotodok Visual Storytelling X GLU, Online (NL), 8 Dec 2020, co-teachers Jan Dirk van der Burg & Stacii Samidin

Workshop cyanotype printing, Muzee Scheveningen, Scheveningen (NL), 7 & 14 Aug 2019

Workshop ‘Speculative Beach Cleaning’, guest workshop in the class of Alice Twemlow ‘Future Fossils: A Design Archaeology of the Here and Now’, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL), 27 Mar 2019

Workshop cyanotype printing, The Greyspace In The Middle, The Hague (NL), 26 Jan 2018

Commissions

De Correspondent, ‘Jaarlijks verbranden we miljoenen tonnen kleding. Het goede nieuws: dat kán anders’, 26 Sept 2019. Written by Emy Demkes

Dutch Organisation for Scientific Research, NWO, Polar Symposium 2018, Tipping Point, The Hague (NL), 1 - 13 Dec 2018

Verbond van Verzekeraars, Hoofd Boven Water, The Hague (NL), 15 Sept 2018















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