Miriam Sentler is a visual artist and environmental humanities 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). From 2017 until 2018 she lived in London (UK), where she achieved a certificate from Goldsmiths, University of Arts London. Since graduating, she exhibited internationally and did several artist-in-residence programs and artistic research projects 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 artist publications. Her work deals with the accumulative appearance and disappearance of phenomena and objects within the context of place and landscape due to human interferences of industry, migration and colonization. Through 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 new-materialistic agency of the industrial and natural objects within these contexts are highlighted through complex narrative installations which are often carried out in collaboration with other individuals, scientists or the audience.