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)
With her projects (visual art, writings, curating) she aims to build surprising and fresh dialogues between different realities, histories, forms of language, people and places. The artist challenging the lines between the poetic and political, the past and the present, the center and the peripheral, the body and the earth. In doing so, she asks us what it means to be ‘alive’ and how to engage our voice in pursuit of a more polyphonic, humane and spirited world. Her practice is shaped by the belief that paying attention and being present spark empathic routes of knowledge making.