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Movement is essential for me hence this is almost always the starting point of my work. Responding to my surrounding and its actions and reactions is the essence of my artistic practice.

I experience my memories and thoughts like moving images, and this is how I like to mold them. I want to show people – and have them to experience – that the movements in my work can be just as liquid, impulsive and volatile as my thoughts are.

By the movements of my work I want to show that the material itself can result in an inner movement and make way for personal feelings. So, I research a lot what material can do, like squeaking Styrofoam which results in goosebumps, or foil which has this pleasant crackle to it. This sensation of materials expresses themselves really well when put into movement. At the moment I’m using quite simple mechanical drives to activate my figures, so that they flutter, swing, cradle, crackle, clap or zoom. By having a dialogue with the material, I develop these sensory figures and constructions.




EXHIBITIONS

2019
No Patent Pending #36, iii, The Hague
‘WHAT REMAINS HAS TO BE SEEN/DE TAND DES TIJDS’ NL=US Art,
Rotterdam
2018
VIBRANT COLORS, Duo exhibition with Willem Besselink, Nlisus Art Pulchri
Studio The Hague
West Austin Studio Tour, nr 157, Austin USA
THE WIDTH OF A CIRCLE collaboration with Aura Rendón Benger W139 Amsterdam
2017
PIP expo AURA RENDÓN BENGER & LESLIE NAGEL, PIP The Hague
NEW ABSTRACTIONS, NEW EXPERIMENTS, NlisUS Art, Rotterdam
A SQUEAK, BANG, FWOOSH AND CRACK.
Duo exhibition with Aime Yoshikawa in the Bierumerschool, Bierum in Groningen
BUDVAR YOUNG ART EVENT #1, een veiling in Nest The Hague
2016
VERLICHT MIJ, MUSEUMIJSSELSTEIN, IJsselstein
DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, with Enrichers by Collaboration-O, Sectie-C Eindhoven
DIRTY DAISIES, FOKKER TERMINAL The Hague
CODEX festival, Sicilië Noto
De Loop der Dingen, Kunsthal KadE Amersfoort
COSMIC AMORE QWADRANTE New Year’s party, W139, Amsterdam
2015
HALLUCINATIES, Firma van Drie, LICHTKUNSTGOUDA, Gouda
LICHTBADEN, CBK, Amsterdam
THE CLIFFHANGER SHOW, IN YOUR LIVING ROOM #31, Maakhaven The Hague
FAUNA X REWIRE, Den Haag
AFTRAP 3, ARTTRIUM, Ministerie van Koninkrijksrelaties en Veiligheid en Justitie, The Hague
GENERATION 2015, MOAM, Amsterdam
ƆMBƏˈKƐNT, De Molen, Wassenaar
2014
VERTRAGING EN VERSNELLING, Firma van Drie, LICHTKUNSTGOUDA
DESTILLAAT #16, Extrapool, Nijmegen
DUTCH DESIGN WEEK “DEE-DEE-WEE-Doom-Pa-Di-Dee” Sectie-C, Eindhoven
GOGBOT Festival, TETEM kunstruimte, Enschede
NEW STEPS, Haagse kunstkring, The Hague
GRADUATION FESTIVAL, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
NXT, PICTURA, Dordrecht
2013
35 TITELS FOR A GROUP SHOW, voormalig VROM, The Hague
FIRST PANCAKE, Hoop, The Hague – EPHEMERAL, Besturing, The Hague
2012
WHERE ART WE GOING?, Nest, The Hague
IN YOUR LIVING ROOM #4, The Hague

EDUCATION

2010 – 2014 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Fine Art, 3D
2006 – 2010 Grafisch Lyceum, Rotterdam, Art & Design

GRANTS

2018 Stroom The Hague pro art projects
2017
Stroom The Hague pro art projects
2016
Stroom The Hague spot subsidy group exhibition
2015
Stroom The Hague pro invest subsidy