Born 1979, The Netherlands.
TINKEBELL. provokes by exemplifying the blind spots of modern society. She confronts a public that revels in being indignant about everything that has nothing to do with them, but at the same time is very apologetic about their own actions. She questions why millions of male chicks are brutally killed every day (often by throwing them against the walls of a barn) but she gets arrested for threatening to do the same in public. Why are people who openly discuss the lowering of the sexual age of consent treated as vile pedophiles, but are 'barely 18' websites intensely popular?
By turning her own cat into a handbag she tries to show people their own hypocrisy about the use of animals for consumption and leather production. If anything, her works form an extreme incentive for the discussion of our morals and the way society is developing.
2003-2005 Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam (Netherlands) : (MFA) design
1999-2003 Fontys Academie voor Beeldende Vorming Tilburg (Netherlands) :(BFA) fine arts
1997-1999 st-Lucas mbo Boxtel (Netherlands) : graphic design /advertising
1996-1997 VTS Technicum Antwerp (Belgium) : fine arts & applied arts
Solo exhibition at the Contemporary Art Factory Kyoto, Japan in Oktober 2019.
Working on a project 'from nuclear to sakura' in the exclusion zone (red zone) of Fukushima
prefecture, presentation will be in March 2010.
Working on a film 'Dangers of fear - hypochondria in Fukushima' Publication date September 2020.
Rewriting all the works of Lewis Carroll - autobiographical metaphorical for publisher Atlas Contact.
Writing a book 'Wij van wc eend' on the impact and importance of art from the perspective of the
artist. For publisher Atlas Contact. Publication date end of 2019.
Writing (columns and articles)
November 2016 - December 2017, columnist for newspaper Het Parool.
January 2014 - February 2018, columnist for Oneworld magazine
July 2013 - May 2016, columnist for Newspaper Trouw
May 2013 - June 2015, columnist for 'Kunstbeeld'
June 2012 guestwriter for The Guardian
January 2011 - 2013, columnist for 'De krant van de aarde'
March 2015 DIY#1 (RAW CUT)
September 2014 SAVE OUR CHILDREN (For the world food festival, Rotterdam)
Between Sept 2015 - September 2018: 5 visits (total of 8 weeks) in restricted zones of Fukushima
prefecture, Japan. Developing a series of projects on (the dangers of) fear.
March-April 2014, Dhaka, Bangladesh in cooporation with Humanity House, Den Haag for SAVE THE
June 2012 Manila, Philippines self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
October 2011, Lima, Peru self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
July 2011, Shanghai, China self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
March 2011, New York self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
Februari 2011, Guinea-Bissau self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
Februari-March 2010, Gambia/Guinea-Bissau self organized for SAVE THE WORLD-project
March 2018 - publication of my book 'Het gevaar van angst - hypochonderen in Fukushima', publisher Atlas Contact
November 2016 publication of my book: 'Waarschuwing, de schrijver van dit boek is een kunstenaar', publisher Atlascontact
January 2013, publication book “De Duitsers zijn uitgeschakeld” with uitgeverij Atlas-Contact
April 2011 “On Amy Taxidermy –From a true fan”
Februari 2011 ‘For Your Pleasure’ by d’jonge Hond publisher.
May 2008 “Dearest TINKEBELL,” In collaboration with Coralie Vogelaar.
Past exhibitions (selection)
December 2018 - January 2019 solo exhbition at ArtKitchen gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
April - May 2018 solo exhibition 'The worst is yet to come, relics from a recent past (clock doesn't say 3:46 PM)' at TORCHgallery, Amsterdam (NL)
December 2017 duo exhibition with Barbara Broekman 'a smart girl is prepared for her future' at
'Vriend van Bavink gallery, Amsterdam - showing a combination of works from the past 16 years.
April - July 2017 Curator and artist at Concordia, Enschede (NL) groupshow 'Why on earth should this be art?!?' - showing 'De Kamerplanttour'
February - April 2016 Groupshow 'Macht' at Gallery 'Vrienden van Bavink, Amsterdam (NL)
February - April 2016 soloshow 'Relics' at Mayke Hustegge Gallery Den Bosch (NL)
June 2015 Soloshow 'Relics' at Kunstrai, Amsterdam presented by TORCHGallery (NL)
March - May 2015 Groupshow Hunters & Gatherers in Contemporary Art at Villa Merkel, Esslingen
February 2015 Showing My Little Pony and some other baby bunnies at Art Rotterdam with TORCHGALLERY
January - May 2015 Groupshow Beauty of the Beast at Museum Arnhem
September 2014 - January 2015 groupshow Hunters & Gatherers in Contemporary Art at Museum Morsbroich, Leverkusen, Germany
March - December 2014, SAVE THE WORLD IN BANGLADESH during Fair Fashion Lab exhibition at Humanity House, Den Haag.
July-September 2013 installation SAVE THE SNAILS at Watou Festival (BE)
January 2013, curated show 'GIRLS RULE THE WORLD' at TORCH Gallery (NL)
October 2012 installation at Villa Zebra, Rotterdam (NL)
May 2012 groupshow ‘dogs’ “SOMA contemporary” Limerick, Ireland
December 2011 Solo Baby Bunnies “Capelica Gallery” Ljubljana, Slovenië
November 2011, part of group show ‘Mercy Mercy You’, Gynaika, Brussels (BE)
May 2011, ART amsterdam fair. Solo “On Amy Taxidermy – From a true fan
December 2010, Pulse art fair, Miami (U.S.) presented by TORCH Gallery
November 2010, part of group show ‘Meating’, Tilburg (NL)
June 2010 art fair Daegu Exc, represented by TORCH Gallery, (South-Korea)
May-July 2010 solo exhibition “Looove TINKEBELL. / For my family” Willem3, Vlissingen (NL)
January 2010 Art Rotterdam, represented by Torch Gallery (NL)
October 2009 solo exhibition “Looove TINKEBELL. / Etwas spass fur den neuen TORCHMeister”, TORCH Gallery, Amsterdam (NL)
January 2009 Art Rotterdam, represented by Torch Gallery (NL)
October 23- November 15 2008 solo exhibition #babybunnies# (Please Rutgher, give me another star!) Planet Art Volkskrant gebouw Amsterdam, (NL)