Miriam Sentler      

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Miriam Sentler (b. 1994, DE, based in Rotterdam/Amsterdam, The Netherlands) is a visual artist and artistic researcher. She graduated cum laude from the University of Amsterdam (MA Artistic Research, 2020) and the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht (BFA Fine Arts, 2016). For her graduation project at the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht, she was nominated for the Henriette Hustinx Faculty Prize, the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award, and the Young Master Award. She participated in residencies and artistic research projects in Italy, Norway and Belgium and exhibited her work in group exhibitions across Europe. In 2020, she was awarded the Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists.

Artist Statement

Departing from a strong site-specific perspective, Sentler mostly works within the disciplines of installation, video, audio and text. Her work deals with the moving of humans, animals and matter, highlighting historical networks existing within landscapes currently changing due to climate change, migration or industry. By using the notion of bricolage, as phrased by anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss in 1962, her work critically reviews the continuous interaction of the human and non-human, exploring contexts in which the boundaries between nature and culture are being blurred through the inference of myth, ritual and storytelling. The entangled histories of her subjects are told through narrative installations and a poetic ‘rhyming’ of things, often carried out in collaboration with other individuals, scientists or the audience.

Kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund and the Gerbrandy Culture Fund in 2021