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26/6: Gallery Viewer Magazine, review group exhibition Untitled (Spirit of Changing Times), https://galleryviewer.com/en/article/317/lumen-travo-untitled-spirit-of-changing-times
30/4: Metropolis M, article about the exhibition Floraphilia, Plants as Archives, ‘Het verborgen verleden van de botanische tuin’ with special mention of the film The Remnant and the collage series Echolocation.

2019 Voertaal.nu, Interview conducted by Ingrid Glorie.

22/10: Metropolis M, review of the group exhibition Language is the only homeland, ‘Hoe kunstenaars opkomen voor met uitsterven bedreigde talen’ by Nadeche Remst with special mention of the audio installation Mukalap.
19/10: Mister Motley, review of the group exhibition Language is the only homeland, ‘De Ogenschijnlijke Objectieve Taal - Een bezoek aan Nest, Den Haag’ by Janneke Korsten with special mention of the film Kulimatji and audio installation Mukalap.
28/9: De Volkskrant, review of the group exhibition Language is the only homeland, ‘Universele Taal, by Merel Bem, with special mention of mention of the film Kulimatji.
8/6: De Volkskrant, review of the solo exhibition The Dream of a Common Language, ‘Khoekhoegowabs, Vreemde Taal’ by Merel Bem.
8/6: Het Parool, review of the solo exhibition The Dream of a Common Language, ‘Wie Spreekt er nog Khoekhoegowab?’ by Kees Keijer.

2017 23/10: De Volkskrant, review of the group exhibition A Global Table, ‘Bezoek de dubbeltentoonstelling over ons slavernijverleden’ by Sacha Bronwasser, with special mention of the film The Remnant.

















2018 Publication of the photo collage series ‘Echolocation’ in Karin Amatmoekrim's article ‘Angst is de rode draad in alle verzwegen geschiedenissen’ published by De Correspondent in the series ‘Verzwegen geschiedenis’.
2017 Publication of the photo collage series ‘Echolocation’ in a special issue of ZAM Magazine ‘Between Bitter Almonds and Good Hope’, in collaboration with journalist Evelyn Groenink, https://specials.zammagazine.com
Publication of the essay ‘Compassion: Do we take care of ourselves?’ in ‘Compassion a Paradox in Art and Society’, Valiz, Amsterdam
2017 Publication of an interview with Susan Neiman in ‘Compassion a Paradox in Art and Society’, Valiz, Amsterdam
06/2012 Publication of the essay ‘The Relevance of Collective Autonomy’ in ‘At Work: The Autonomy Project-Newspaper 3’, Onomatopee, Eindhoven
The Relevance of Collective Autonomy
05/2012 Publication of the work ‘The Fragility of Coherence’ in ‘Versal Ten: the literary & arts journal out of Amsterdam’, wordsinhere, Amsterdam













Compassion a Paradox in Art and Society, ed. Jeroen Boomgaard, Rini Hurkmans, Judith Westerveld,
Published by Valiz, Amsterdam.


This book investigates what space an artwork can occupy in the public domain, how it can draw attention to ethical issues in society, and how it can spur individuals and groups into action. With its hybrid character it aims to be a case study for a distinct form of art analysis, one that not only brings in contributions from art historians, artists, curators and academics but also addresses the specific role of art: its autonomy, its place in societal and philosophical debate, and the part it plays in determining human values. It does so through an exploration of the conceptual artwork Flag of Compassion, initiated by artist Rini Hurkmans. Compassion: A Paradox in Art and Society asks what compassion can mean in the arts, and what role art can have in creating it and spreading it on a social and political level, moving from the theory and philosophy of compassion into an analysis of concrete artistic interventions.

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Master Thesis
Transforming One Sensible World to Another: Dissensus in Contemporary South African Art

Bachelor Thesis
Liminality in Contemporary Art: A reflection on the work of William Kentridge