Miriam Sentler (b. 1994) is a visual artist and artistic researcher, born in Germany but residing in the Netherlands. She holds a Bachelor’s degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL) and is currently pursuing the MA program Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam (NL). Since graduating, she exhibited internationally and did several artist-in-residences in Norway, Belgium and Italy. In 2020, she will be an artist-in-residence at USF Bergen (NO).
Departing from a strong site-specific perspective, Sentler mostly works within the disciplines of installation, video, and text. Her work deals with the shifting intra-actions between humans, animals and matter within contemporary landscapes or ‘sets’, questioning the political, sacral and industrial influence on landscapes. 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, creating new contexts in which the boundaries between nature and culture are being blurred through the inference of myth, ritual and storytelling. The complex histories of the industrial and natural objects within these landscapes are highlighted through narrative installations, which are often carried out in collaboration with other individuals, scientists or the audience.