I am an artist and photographer who works with images and the tangibility of paper and textile materials. I create handmade books in small editions, which serve as exhibitions or collections in a book. 

In my work I focus on the volatility of the everyday, and the notion that only the extraordinary seems to grasp our attention. I temporize to reflect on things and moments we fail to remember and we adjust to keep our memories alive. 

Born in Maastricht, the Netherlands
Works and lives in Amsterdam

Bachelor in Language: African Linguistics (Bantu languages)
Master in Art
Graduated (cum laude) in photography
Graduated in marketing strategy

Collections

Bank Street Arts, Sheffield,UK
Booklet Library, Tokyo, Japan
Beinecke Rare Books & Manuscript library, Yale University, Boston, USA
Fotohof, Salzburg, Austria
Franklin Furnace, New York City, USA
Galerie Pennings, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Indie Photobook Library, Washington, USA
The Joan Flasch Artists Book Collection at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago, USA
Kaleid Editions London, UK
Koninklijke Bibliotheek, Bijzondere collecties, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Library of the International Photography Festival of Valparaiso, Chili
Library of Photobooks of Arles, France
Library of Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
MoMa, New York City, USA
Not just a Library @Platform Post, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Reminders Photography Stronghold, Tokyo, Japan
Stichting ARTisBOOK, Groningen, The Netherland
Swarthmore College Library, Swarthmore, USA
School of the Art Institute Chicago (Special Collections), Chicago, USA
The Archives, Peter van Beveren Library, The Hague, The Netherlands
The Library Project, Dublin, Ireland
The Printing Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Universität Kassel, Germany
Yale University Library

Exhibitions

2023
Not just a fair, groupshow, Platform Post, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Book presentation at Not just a Library opening at Platform Post, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2022
Into The We Space, Group show, Art Lovers Space, Brummen, The Netherlands

2021
Kunst naar de Kelder, Group show and auction, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, The Netherlands
Kunstsalon IJl, Group show, Galerie Noord, Groningen, The Netherlands

2020
De vluchtigheid van het alledaagse: Exhibition of all my artist’s Books at ARTisBOOK, Groningen, The Netherlands

2019
Kunstenaarsboeken-Boekenkunst, Group show, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, The Netherlands
Festival van de Controle, Group show, Cultureel Centrum Hasselt, Belgium
Iets met ruimte, Group show, Pictura, Groningen, The Netherlands

2018
ONE TWO THREE, Group show, Galerie Noord, Week van het Kunstenaarsboek, Groningen, The Netherlands
Iets met ruimte, Group show, Kunsthal 45, Den Helder, The Netherlands
9after5, Group show, Radion, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2016
Co-founder Dutch Independent Art Book Publishers (DIABP)

2015
Selected by Kaleid London, UK, to be part of their 2015 collection of artist books

2014
Nothing to be done exposition, LhGWR, The Hague, The Netherlands

2013
Group show Reframing Young Professionals, Reframe Festival Eindhoven, Gallerie Pennings, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2012
Group show Rauw at Loods 6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Group show Collodion Photography; Fotogram gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Group show We are Void, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Group show Collodion Photography, FOAC Eindhoven, The Netherlands

2011
Group show Fotogram gallery Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2008
Group show Artless Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publications

2022: Handwerken zonder grenzen, nr 039
2021: Ever Emerging Magazine, The Dutch Edition
2016: Collection #1, Dit boek gaat niet over mode: Cécile Narinx, Merel Bem, Marije van Regenmortel; Atlas Contact
2015: Volkskrant Beste Fotoboeken 2015
2014: Volkskrant Beste Fotoboeken 2014
2013: Volkskrant Beste fotoboeken 2013
2013: Waterfall #6 Food