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

︎ @suzettepet



Curriculum Vitae


Suzette Bousema
Visual artist, 1995
The Hague (NL)

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


Grants



MIAP Grant 2020
Theme: The future of nature
Mar 2020 - Jan 2021

Mondriaan Fonds
Stipendium for Emerging Artists
1 Aug 2020 – 31 Jul 2021

Exhibitions



Photoville
New York | 17 Sept – 17 Nov, 2020

Fotobok Festival Oslo
Oslo | 10 – 20 Sept, 2020

Podium Night
Loenen aan de Vecht (NL) | 10 Jul, 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
Group

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Graduation preview | Melkweg Expo
Amsterdam (NL) | 23-28 May, 2019
Group

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

Kunst & Cultuur op Scheveningen
Scheveningen (NL) | 1 Sept 2018
Group

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

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

       

Publications / Video



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

New Dawn | NOUN PRESENTEERT EEN COLLECTIEF ONDERZOEK NAAR HET THEMA GOOD WORK
15 Jan, 2018

Teaching


Royal Academy of Art | Go to the second year in 6 weeks
The Hague (NL) | Apr - May 2020
With Mafalda Rakoš | Preperatory Year Program

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

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

Royal Academy of Art | Go to the second year in 6 weeks
The Hague (NL) | Apr - May 2019
With Mafalda Rakoš | Preperatory Year Program

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


Talks / Presentations


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

Royal Academy of Art | Earth Day | Future Relics
The Hague (NL) | 24 Apr, 2018

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

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

Events


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

Nominations


SBK Sprouts Young Talent Award
Amsterdam | 2019

StartPoint Prize
Prague | 2019
Education

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

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

Projects


Dinoflagellates | 2020

Contemporary Air Archive | 2019 & ongoing

Climate Archive | 2019

Future Relics | 2018

Thesis


Understanding Hyperobjects: An Archaeological Quest Into The Anthropocene | 2019

Collections


Dutch Ministry of Internal Affairs

Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs






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