Miriam Sentler     



Photo Credits: Joris Hilterman, 2021



Contact


︎ miriam.sentler@live.nl
Phone number and studio address on request


Deep Time Agency


︎ deeptimeagency@gmail.com
www.deeptimeagency.com 

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About


Miriam Sentler (b. 1994, DE, based in Rotterdam/Amsterdam, the Netherlands) is a contemporary artist. 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) and received a certificate in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of Arts London (2017-2018). In 2020, she was awarded the Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists. Sentler showed her work at (amongst others): Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam (NL), Looiersgracht 60 Amsterdam (NL), RADIUS, Centre for Art & Ecology, Delft (NL), LVR Landesmuseum Bonn (DE), Museum Bommel van Dam Venlo (NL), MACRO Museum for Contemporary Art Rome (IT), MKE Barcsay Hall Budapest (HU) and Art Rotterdam (NL). She was artist in residence at USF Verftet Bergen (NO), Knockvologan Studies (UK), RAVI Liége (BE), Exploded View - KNAW/ Parco dell Appia Antica Rome (IT) and Jester (formerly CIAP/FLACC) Genk (BE).

Sentler's work emphasizes the continuous changing of environments, focussing on the cultural and environmental legacy of (fossil fuel) industries and the modern era. In her work, she often deal with questions of belonging: a fish fossil travels back into the underwater-world of the old lignite pit wherein it was found (Descent into the Future, 2020), a statue of Janus, the Roman protection god of travelers, embarks on a new journey through the over-trafficked city center of Rome (Janus Walk, 2019) or a stone moans about its brutal abduction from the Italian Dolomites (Rock Monody, 2016). Sacrifice is a central topic in her practice, wherein she question who sacrifices for what and how this "exchange" manifests in different (production) landscapes. Through residencies and working periods, she looks for fitting mediums to highlight (dis)appearances in changing landscapes. In the field, she collaborates with scientists and inhabitants next to always learning new skills affiliated with the landscape, thus embarking in a “correspondence” with human and non-human inhabitants. For example, she became a fisher and ceramist in order to replicate a fish fossil from a lignite pit for Descent into the Future (2020/2021), functioned as a hobby ornithologist in the endangered woods of the Hambacher Forst for the Chase (2020) and explored the Atlantic Ocean as a modern-day shark hunter for Cairban (2021).

Sentler founded the interdisciplinary artistic research project Deep Time Agency together with artist Wouter Osterholt in 2020, aiming to bring back a sense of belonging to “erased” places by returning archeological finds to (post)industrial landscapes. 


Education


2018-20
2017-18
2012-16
MA Artistic Research, cum laude, University of Amsterdam (NL)
Certificate, Goldsmiths University of Arts London (UK)
BFA Fine Arts, cum laude, Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht


Residencies & Working Periods

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Borderland Residencies, Museum Bommel van Dam & Odapark, Venlo/Venray (NL)
FieldARTS - Transitional Waters, ASCA & NICA, Amsterdam & Ijmuiden (NL)
The Chase II, Jester (formerly: CIAP/FLACC) & Emile van Dorenmuseum, Genk (BE)
USF Verftet, The United Sardine Factory International Residency, Bergen (NO)
KNOCKvologan Studies, Residency, Isle of Mull, Inner Hebrides (UK)
Exploded View, Artistic Research on Landscapes in Transition, Rome (IT)
RAVI, Résidences Ateliers Vivegnis International, Liége (BE)
Overgangszone, Artistic Research on the ENCI Marl Quarry, Maastricht (NL)
La Wayaka Current, Arctic Island Residency, Sørøya, Finnmark (NO)

Grants, Awards & Nominations

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Project Grant, Onderzoeks & Ontwikkelingssubsidie for the Forest Underground, CBK Rotterdam (NL)
Nomination C.o.C.A. Foundation Award, curated by Imke Ruigrok, Rotterdam (NL)
Project Grant, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, childrenbook Planktos VS Goliath, Amsterdam (NL)
Project Grant, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Concrete Reef - Deep Time Agency, Dordrecht (NL)
Project Grant, BBK Neustart, Ancestors Rising - Deep Time Agency, Berlin (BE)
Project Grant, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds/ Tijl Fonds - new work at TextielMuseum, Tilburg (NL)
Project Grant, Stichting Stokroos - new work at TextielMuseum, Tilburg (NL)
Project Grant, Gerbrandy Cultuurfonds - Knockvologan Studies Residency, Scotland (UK)
Stipendium for Emerging Artists, Mondriaanfonds, mentorship with Justin Bennet, Rotterdam (NL)
Nomination Young Blood Award - Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)
Nomination Henriëtte Hustinx Award - Faculty Prize Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL)
Nomination Young Master Award - Media Art Festival Friesland & AADK Spain (NL, ES)


Selected Exhibitions & Performances

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Archive Event VI: The Chase - Miriam Sentler, solo, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (NL)
Deep Time Agency, solo, Gallery 3 - Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL)
Nieuwe Uitzichten, Museum Bommel van Dam & Odapark, Venlo (NL)
Climate of Concern, RADIUS CCA, Centre for Contemporary Art & Ecology, Delft (NL)

Still Waters Run Deep, Nieuw Dakota Amsterdam (NL)
Prospects, Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam (NL)

Exploded View, Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)

CAIRBAN - A Contemporary Shark Hunt, METEOR Performance Festival, Kulturhuset Bergen (NO)
CAIRBAN - A Contemporary Shark Hunt, KNOCKvologan Studies, Scotland (UK)
The Chase, CIAP Kunstverein, C Mine, Genk (BE)

Ecotones - Bodies in Tension, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam (NL)
Objets Trouvés/Verloren Voorwerpen, with Nowhere collective, various locations, Bruges (BE)
Letters from the South, with Nowhere collective, The Wrong Biennale (WW)

Exploded View, MACRO Museum for Contemporary Art / Ex Cartiera Latina, Rome (IT)
Fairshare: Publishing as Artistic Practice, CIAP Kunstverein, Hasselt (BE)
Ten is for God, Neverneverland, Amsterdam (NL)

Elite 2018, KRIEG Gallery, Hasselt (BE)
L'Art pour elkaar, Bureau Europa, Maastricht (NL)
Do you Read.me? SB34 The Pool, Brussels (BE)
Ouverture des Ateliers, RAVI, Liège (BE)

Solastalgia, AINSI, Maastricht (NL)
Open studios, La Wayaka Current Arctic Base, Sørøya (NO)
Start Up: Slow Accident, Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam (NL)
Marres Currents: Running Time, Marres, House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht (NL)
Realities Revised,  B32, Maastricht (NL)

Young Masters, Media Art Festival, Leeuwarden (NL)
Fresh Cacao, de Cacaofabriek, Helmond (NL)
Change of Perspective, Biennale L’image Possible - Galerie des Écuries, Liège (BE)
Best of graduates 2016, Gallery Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)
Graduation Show Bachelor Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (NL)
Commission, Municipality of Maastricht - Artwork in Public Space Waldeckpark, Maastricht (NL)
U Turn, Apprentice Master, MKE Barcsay Hall, Budapest (HU)


Artist Talks, Presentations & Teaching

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Guest Teaching, Marl Matters core workshop, with Elena Khurtova, ARS minor, Maastricht Institute of Art (NL)
Guest Teaching, Deep Time Agency, Minor Creative Research for Change, HKU, Utrecht (NL)
Presentation, geSCHICHTEN Rheinisches Revier, LVR Landesmuseum, Abtei Brauweiler (DE)
Presentation, Ancestors Rising, Tag der Archäeologie, LVR Aussenstelle Titz (DE)

Symposium, Sink or Swim, Vrije Universiteit, Environmental Humanities Center, Amsterdam (NL)
Conference, Strukturwandel im Rheinischen Revier, Presentation, LVR- Kulturkonferenz, Brauweiler (DE)
Artist Talk, Pilgrimage & Art on the Via Appia, Museum het Valkhof, Nijmegen (NL)
Keynote, Artistic Research in Situ, Gerrit Rietveld Academy, UvA & Institute of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL)
Guest Teaching, Minor: Artistic Research in Situ, Institute of Fine Arts Maastricht NL)
Guest Teaching, Studio Dialogues, 4th year Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL)

Seminar, Speculative Urban Futures, Natural History Museum Bergen, University of Bergen (NO)
Guest Teaching, Art & Ecology, Professional International Practice, Royal Academy of the Haque (NL)
Artist Talk, ARRG: Antonis Pittas and Miriam Sentler, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, UvA (NL)
Guest Teaching, Landscape and Memory, 4th year Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL)

Guest Teaching, Object, Material, Experiment, Master Art History, University of Amsterdam (NL)

Artist Talk, Printing Plant Art Book Fair: with curator Mariam Zulfiqar, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam (NL)
Artist Talk, Exploded View, Janus Walk, MACRO, Museum for Contemporary Art, Rome (IT)
Seminar, The Place of Memory and the Memory of Place, LCIR, University of Oxford (UK)
Artist Talk, Fairshare: Building an Archive of a Disappearing Landscape, CIAP Kunstverein Hasselt (BE)

Guest Teaching, Bricolage & Memory, 1st & 3rd year Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (NL)
Artist Talk, Artistic Research on the Via Appia Antica, Ex Cartiera Latina, Rome (IT)
Artist Talk, Artistic Research & Archaeology, VU Archaeology, CLUE+, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)

Guest Teaching, Bricolage & Memory, 1st year Fine Arts, Academy of Fine Arts, Maastricht (NL)
Guest Teaching, Overgangszone ArtLab, Natural History Museum Maastricht (NL)

Artist Talk, Marres Currents #4: Running time, Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)


Selected Press & Publications

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Exploring the Underground Forest with Miriam Sentler and Kristof Reulens. 
Interview with Alicja Melzacka, curator at Jester, Genk (BE)

Metropolis M, review, Climate of Concern:  Activistisch zijn zonder activistisch te ogen -
een bezoek aan Climate of Concern bij Radius in Delft
, Domeniek Ruyters

Trouw, review, Climate of Concern - Radius: Van Vermeer-fans tot Shell-personeel:
de doelgroep van het klimaatmuseum is breed,
Frank Straver

Prospects 2022 catalogue, Mondriaan Fonds, written by Sarah van Binsbergen
Lost Painters, review, Prospects - 2022, written by Niek Hendrikx
Kunstblijfteenraadsel, review, Prospects 2022 - Art Rotterdam, written by Paul Voors
Metropolis M, review, van groot naar klein: Prospects - Art Rotterdam 2022, Joris van den Einden
Trendbeheer, Review, Prospects 2022, written by Niels Post
Trendbeheer, Feature, Studio visit: Het Atelier van Miriam Sentler, written by Najiba Brakkee
Het Parool, Review, De geschiedenis afgraven met de blik van een kunstenaar, Edo Dijksterhuis

The Outdoor Swimming Society, Feature, The Art of Swimming with Sharks, edited by Beth Pearson
Hurrikan Press Glasgow, Publication, WAVE Zine, curated by Anna Tudos
CLUE+, Publication, Exploded View: Art and Research on Layered Landscapes

Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2020, Publication, Trichis Books Breda

Roma Aeterna Magazine, Publication, Exploded View
Tubelight Magazine 111, Feature, De Overgang van Dorpen naar Meren, edited by Brenda Tempelaar
Kunstblijfteenraadsel, Review, Op atelierbezoek bij Miriam Sentler, written by Paul Voors
Metropolis M, Feature, Micro Art Initiatives #22: Nowhere, written by Lotte van Geijn

Exhibition cataloque, Residences Ateliers Vivegnis International 2018
RTC Tele Liége, TV Report, Portes Ouvertes Résidences Ateliers Ravi

Tique Art Paper, Feature, The Horrific History of Erik Thorvaldsson, edited by Welmer Keesmaat
D!ng Art Magazine London, Feature, Four-year Anniversary Issue, curated by Jolien Dirix
Exhibition cataloque, Marres Currents Running Time, Marres Maastricht
RTV Maastricht, TV Report, B32: Realities Revised

SSBA Salon, Review, Ron Mandos: Best of Graduates 2016, written by Jorik Amit Galama
Lost Painters, Review, Ron Mandos; Best of Graduates, written by Niek Hendrikx
Lost Painters, Eindexamen expo ABK Maastricht, written by Niek Hendrikx

GUP Magazine, Publication, New Dutch Photography Talent 2015



Selected Essays

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A Loveletter to Untilled by Pierre Huyghe.’ Love Letter to an Artwork, 24th of November 2020,
1.025 words, Zurich (CH) - Read on Loveletterto.art

‘Shifting Earth Archivers - Human and Non-Human Memory, Activism and Archiving in Relation
to North-Rhine Westphalian Lignite Industry.’ 
University of Amsterdam Master Thesis, supervised by
Dr. Miriam van Rijsingen and Dr. Paula Albuquerque, September 2020, 17.477 words, Amsterdam (NL)
- Read on Academia

“A Reading of Matter in Andrej Tarkovsky´s Solaris (1972) and Stalker (1979) as Material Agents
and Memory Transmitters.`
- Read on Academia.

‘De Overgang van Dorpen naar Meren.’ Published Essay, edited by Brenda Tempelaar.
Tubelight Magazine TL #111, Oct. 2019, 3.000 words, Amsterdam (NL)- Read on Tubelight



Miscellaneous

2020-
2019-22
2018-21
2017-20
2017-18
2014-16
Founding member, Deep Time Agency - www.deeptimeagency.com
Fundraising, researching and writing for various artists, creative companies and art institutions
Guiding tours, fundraising and developing new public programs for Garage Rotterdam
Co-founder artist collective Now/here, with Emile Hermans, Alicja Melzacka, Cira Huwald, Eline Kersten.
Tourguiding and storytelling in the City of London, UK
Volunteer at Marres, Centre for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht.





© Miriam Sentler 2022