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.

An important aspect of my work is conversation and collaboration. Please feel free to contact me.
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︎ suzette@bousema.eu

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Curriculum Vitae


Suzette Bousema
Visual artist, 1995
The Hague (NL)

Tel: +31(0)681149462
Web: www.suzettebousema.nl
Mail: suzette@bousema.eu


Grants

Fentener van Vlissingen Fonds
NATUURCULTUUR
Jun 2021

MIAP Grant 2020
Future of Nature
Mar 2020

Mondriaan Fonds
Young Talent
Aug 2020 – Jul 2021

Nominations

SBK Sprouts Young Talent Award
Amsterdam | 2019

StartPoint Prize
Prague | 2019

Exhibitions

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 mei – 11 juli 2021


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


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 - 5 Jan, 2019 - 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


Rondje Kunst Statenkwartier
The Hague (NL) | 23 & 24 Jun, 2018


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

Publications / Video

Collect – De Wandeling
Sept 2021
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

MuseumTV | Peter Kuipers Munneke in Singer Laren
20 Sept, 2019

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

Teaching

Royal Academy of Art | Go to the second year in 6 weeks
The Hague (NL) | Preperatory Year Program
Yearly workshop | co-teacher Mafalda Rakoš
2019-2021 | Apr – May

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

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

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

The Greyspace In The Middle | Workshop cyanotype printing
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 | Polar Symposium 2018 | Tipping Point
The Hague (NL) | 1 - 13 Dec, 2018

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

Podcasts / Radio

Podcast De Fotograaf
Conversation with Maartje Strijbis
Cameranu.nl
Nov 2021

Podcast Radio Hortus
Episode 22: Fungi & Fuchsia’s
Hortus Botanicus Leiden
Aug 2021

Talks / Presentations

Super Organism | Hortus Botanicus
Leiden | 14 Jul
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

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

Grondstofjutters launch | Future Relics
Scheveningen (NL) | 7 Apr, 2018

Nationaal Archief | Spaarnestad Photo | Future Relics
The Hague (NL) | 17 Jan, 2018

Education / programs

Royal Academy of Art BA | Photography
The Hague (NL) | 2015 – 2019

Royal Academy of Art | Preparatory Year
The Hague (NL) | 2014 - 2015

Residencies

Alterando Paisagens | Changing Landscapes
T.A.L. & Green Art Lab Alliance
Online|2021

Bonaire | Self-initiated
Nov 2020, 16 days

Events

Beach Clean-up | Future Relics
Scheveningen (NL) | 6 Mar, 2021
Scheveningen (NL) | 28 Jan & 10 Mar, 2019

UWC Art for Impact |online fundraising event
NL | 20 – 30 Nov 2020

Projects

Dead Zones | 2021-2022
Super Organism | 2020-2021
Dinoflagellates | 2020
Contemporary Air Archive | 2019 & ongoing
Climate Archive | 2019
Future Relics | 2018

Thesis

Understanding Hyperobjects: An Archaeological Quest Into The Anthropocene | 2019

Collections

Novartis
Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs
Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Various private






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