Yeb Wiersma graduated at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Fine Arts) in Amsterdam after which she continued her studies at Cooper Union in NYC. Recently she was artist-in-residence at the Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht. Her works have been presented by De Oude Kerk, A Tale of a Tub, FOAM Amsterdam, Museum De Paviljoens, Almere, The Gentlewoman Magazine, Swiss Book Designs, Club Donny, Jinji Lake Art Museum Suzhou a.o.

 

My PROJECTS, I consider as exercises in reading and movement and take on various forms – photography, performance, printed matter and text – and often include collaborations with ‘others’. In these different formats I anatomize and re-arrange language and landscape, as well as interrogate how the narrative alters through time, place and context, and how the static nature of objects can be destabilized through visual and spatial interpretation. – It provides an experimental space in which I can discuss these relationships, and simultaneously diversify and adorn the script in which we figure; that of our existence.

 

My PRACTICE (methodology) is shaped by the belief that field studies and on-site research – being in motion and in relation – and the application of observational skills – the suspension of interpretation – enables alternative, sensory and lively routes of interacting with- and narrating the instant now.