Biography

Miriam Sentler (b. 1994) is an interdisciplinary artist, working mainly within the fields of installation, video, and artist publications. 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 Master 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.

She participated in the RAVI residency program (BE) and the LWC Arctic Island residency (NO), next to taking part in several group exhibitions and artistic research projects in Europe. Her work has been shown in, amongst others, Gallery Ron Mandos Amsterdam (NL), Biennale L’Image Possible (BE), Marres, House for Contemporary Culture (NL), KRIEG Gallery (BE) and Barcsay Hall Budapest (HU). For her graduation project, she has been nominated for the Henriette Hustinx Award, the Ron Mandos Young Blood Award and the Young Master Award. In 2020, she is an Artist in Residence at USF Bergen (NO).
Artist Statement

‘Using several mediums, I build narrative installations which aim to connect different matters and (hi)stories, therefore influencing the lives of these phenomena. Within my practice, I’m fascinated by the traveling of natural and industrial objects and the constant changing and shifting of ecological landscapes, caused by the colonial gaze, migration and symbolism. By critically reviewing certain situations through the lens of the ‘bricoleur’ (Claude Lévi-Strauss, 1962) and further elaborating on them by the constant use of association, my work is emphasizing the strange and often absurd accumulation of  traveling phenomena which happen around us on a daily basis, creating new contexts which shape the way in which the world is experienced within the meta-modern times. Following these phenomena can lead to a camel in the Arctic desert or a singing stone in the Italian Dolomites, constantly dipping in and out of the realms of fiction and reality in the process.’