International students and everyday racism and discrimination

An article for Metropolis M to be published in September 2022 on International Students and every racism and discrimination. This research consists of 8 conversations with ex-students and their struggles in the Netherlands. This article makes visible mutual vulnerabilities faced by international students and sheds light on the lack of supportive structures in place to […]

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ART. 1

A sharing of artworks, texts and performances by 5 HKU Master Fine Art alumni, in collaboration with Utrecht University Law Faculty. ART. 1 explores how Article 1 of the Dutch constitution translates and unfolds in both personal and political urgencies when considering equality and discrimination. Together, the participating artists try to navigate their positions through […]

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kinship

Solo exhibition at MIJ Ijsselstein, from April – July 2022. Where does kinship begin and where does it end? How far reaching is it? Who and what does kinship include and exclude? If kinship speaks of belonging then it must also speak of exclusion. Who are the gatekeepers? Who decides with whom and what we […]

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Bus journeys

Bus journeys, story-telling performance at the Annual Danish European Community Studies Association Conference. Panelist in conference in Copenhagen on mobility and European crises, on everydayness. Duration 30 minutes, December 2021. Co-writing and reading diasporic bus journeys that encapsulate the notion of ‘always just arriving to Europe’. Writing bus journey stories as ways of being together […]

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Everyday note-taking

Film, duration 9 minutes.

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Tool kit on depression

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Abstract on ir/regular migrants

Collaborative essay, which joins a bundle of essay in a book on migration and data currently being printed at Nijmegen University. Expected summer 2022. Abstract The term “irregular” attached to “migration” or a “migrant” assumes the existence of regular migration and a regular migrant. However, who defines a process, person or activity as regular or […]

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Notes on arrival/mental health/departure

Notes on arrival/mental health/departure, sample of one of many notes on paper, continuous work in process as of 2019.

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Cargo of Souls

Cargo of Souls is a working title for my current work based on conversations with my mother. My mother passed away in 2018 at an approximate age of 75, her date of birth in her passport was a guess. The cause of her depression remains sunken, but there is a direct link to the bloody […]

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Unpacking the Self

 Autobiography as Methodology, Forum+, autumn issue 2020 In this essay, I reflect on the use of autobiography as a methodology for story-telling in the visual arts. There is a focus on the methods used to explore the self and its relatedness to the world that one wishes to grasp. It sheds light on how autobiography […]

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