Miriam Sentler (b. 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist, working mainly within the fields of installation, video and writing. Born in Germany but residing in the Netherlands, she holds a Bachelors degree from the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht (NL) and is currently pursuing a Master Degree in Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam (NL). From 2016 until 2018 she lived in London (UK), where she achieved a certificate in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of Arts London.

Since graduation in 2016, she participated in the RAVI residency program (BE) and the LWC Arctic residency (NO) next to taking part in several artistic research projects in the Netherlands and Italy. For her graduation project, she has been nominated for the Henriette Hustinx Award, the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award and the Young Master Award. Her work has been shown in several art galleries and exhibition spaces amongst Gallery Ron Mandos Amsterdam (NL), Marres, House for contemporary culture (NL) Barcsay Hall Budapest (HU) and Biennale L’Image Possible (BE).
“Miriam Sentler uses video and installation art as storytelling devices, through which she attempts to convey particular moments experienced during her travels. Her work often starts with a fascination triggered by an encounter and followed by the in-depth contextual research. In this way, Miriam embeds her own experiences and memories in a broader framework of cultural history. In her works, however, she manages to elude didactic exposition by balancing out the real and fictional elements, as befits a skillful storyteller. Miriam is interested in the human interaction with landscape, framed – in the Western tradition – by the ideas of orientalism and colonialism. She attempts to reinvent the notions of ‘travel’ or ‘discovery’ by experimenting with different modes of storytelling, which encourage the audiences, the collaborating artists, and finally the ‘travelling objects’ to tell their own stories."

-Alicja Melzacka, independent curator, for 'KRIEG: Elite 18' exhibition catalogue