Yeb Wiersma graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Fine Arts) in Amsterdam after which she continued her studies at The Cooper Union in NYC and Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL). Her works have been presented by De Oude Kerk, A Tale of a Tub, WEST, FOAM Amsterdam, Migrant Journal, Kröller Müller Museum a.o. (Download CV)
Through her works (visual art, writing, curating) Yeb Wiersma aims to challenge and reimagine the language and lines between the poetic and political, the singular and the collective, the center and the peripheral, the body and the earth. In doing so, she asks us what it means to exist, what and whose stories we tell, who gets to speak or be heard, and how to engage our voice in pursuit of a polyphonic, humane and spirited world. Her practice is shaped by the belief that paying attention, whilst being in motion and in relation, spark empathic routes of knowledge making.