Art Education

2006 – 2010, bachelor in Fine Art (cum laude), ArtEZ art academie in Arnhem
Graduated in Fine Art, with a minor in film, for which I made the cultural television series ‘Magenta’ for omroep Gelderland

1999 – 2006, Secondary School, graduated with A levels in French, Sociology and Fine Art, Drumragh Integrated College in Omagh (Northern Ireland)

Art exhibitions and achievements

June – July 2019 Art Night and Group exhibition at Yonder Climbing Center, London

March – October 2019 ‘Surya’s larger than life Portraits’ solo exhibition at Creative works, London

January – April 2019 Group exhibit at Guildhall Gallery, Stafgord

July – September 2018 ‘Summer Show’ group exhibition at Walthamstow Village Window Gallery, London

March – April 2018 ‘Warped Threads’ Solo exhibition at Kiosko Gallery, Santa Cruz, Bolivia – exhibiting works created during my artist in residence in Independencia

March 2018 Duo exhibition and art event with Olivia Barron at 360 workplace Cochabamba Bolivia

January 2017 – April 2018 Creative exchange and artist in residency at Independencia, Bolivia

August- September 2017 ‘Potraiture’ group exhibition at Wynwood art district, London

June 2017 – ‘Game face’ Sweet art group exhibition at Tanner Street Gallery, London

May- June 2017 ‘Family ties’ group exhibition at Wynwood art district, London

March- April 2017 ‘Icon’ group exhibition at Wynwood art district.London

March 2017- T’ART’ Sweet art group exhibition at Pearl and Bone gallery, London

Feburary – March 2017 ‘Deep conections’ group exhibition at Wynwood art district, London

November- December 2017 ‘Clusters’ group exhibition at Wynwood art district, London

29 January – 10 March 2015 Solo exhibition ‘Day Job’ Redmond community centre London. In which I displayed a series of painting titled ‘Day Job’ depicting people in ceremonial costumes from around the world.

5 December 2014 – 5 January 2015 Group exhibition ‘Saturnalia’ with the Sweet Art collective Shoreditch London

1 February – 27 July 2013 & 27 June – 10 October 2012, artist in residence at Sustainable Bolivia in Cochabamba where next to focusing on my own work I also worked on social cultural projects such as; a mural at the natural history museum, for the bolivian amphibian initiative, drawing attention to endanger frogs in Bolivia. As well as doing a t-shirt printing workshop with ‘Performing life’ a local circus school that works with street children. I completed the residency with a solo exhibition ‘My pet monster’

5 – 9 January 2013, group exhibition ‘De Wolven’ in the Willemeen in arnhem, a group exhibition In which the artists participating where invited to not only engage the audiences visual senses but also add a new layer by creating audio for the viewer to listen to while walking through the exhibition.

29 March – 18 June 2012 Solo exhibition ‘Fantastical Rampage’ In the dentistry building of the Radboud University in Nijmegen, an exhibition that encompassed a wide range of recent work as well as graduation work.

13 November – 15 December 2011 Solo exhibition ‘Sweet wilderness’ in Galerie ‘Epix’ at the temporary cultural center Perron 026 I Arnhem, a summery exhibition of the work I had made in 2011

27 August – 18 September 2011 Duo Exhibition ‘ Vita Aquatica’ in Art center ‘KCN’ in Nieuwegein

7 – 30 July 2011 Duo Exhibition ‘Krioelende Beestjes’ at Gallery ‘Space Craft’ in Belfast

25 June – 3 September 2011 Group Exhibition at ‘BeSuited’ in Nijmegen

22 May – 31 July 2011 Exhibition ‘Paradise Lost’ at Gallery ‘Espace Enny’ in Laag Keppel

December 2010, The Piece ‘Lampshade Hat’ was added to the Delta Lloyd art collection.

19 – 21 November 2010, Exhibition ‘Destillaat’ at artist Initiative ‘Extrapool’ in Nijmegen
Group exhibition, which started with a project week.

15 October – 30 December 2010, Exhibition ‘Oostenwind’ at Delta Lloyd in the Mondriaan tower in Amsterdam, an exposition of selected top graduates of 2010

20 June 2010, Exhibition ‘ZomerCultuur” in Laag Keppel, under the guidance of Gallery Espace Enny

April – May 2009, Documentary Maker, Edukans
Went on an exhibition to India with teaching students (camera work, directing and editing)

Artist Initiatives

2011 – 2012, I co-organized Epix which consists of a young group of artists who take over abandoned buildings and creating hit and run exhibitions and festival events.

December 2009 – 2012, Volunteer for artist initiative Extrapool in Nijmegen
I help realizing manifestation, in the form of preparing the location, catering or bar work during the manifestation.

2008 –2012, Independent artist, for the Initiative Nachtkerk in Arnhem
I created art for the manifestations, as well as curating and representing participating artists. As well as the actual building work.