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I am a photographer and art historian living in Antwerp, Belgium. Currently I’m working as a freelance photographer and as an editor of Intimate Structures - photography publication. In the previous years I interned and worked at Jef Claes Studio, Valerie Traan Gallery and M HKA, Antwerp.
    Working at the intersection of art and science, my artistic practice is focused on analysing parallels between senses and memory, emotional states and conditions of the Post―Anthropocene. I explore fields like psychology, neuroscience, ecology or biology to find basis for my speculative photographic storytelling and olfactory works.

‘Fading Senses’ has been recently presented in a solo exhibition at PhMuseum Days 2021 ― International Photography Festival in Bologna, Italy. The project has been also selected for Nexus, an online exhibition curated by Sophie Gladstone and William Lakin from XLVI Space, showcasing selected graduate projects from 2020 and 2021. Read an article about the expo in British Journal of Photography. The offline group show is taking place now in Padua, Italy during Photo Open Up (18.09―17.10).


1 Granary
1854 BJP
AD Architectural Digest
Art Viewer
C 41 Magazine
Current Obsession
Decalogue Magazine
Desired Spaces
De Standaard
De Witte Raaf
Frizzi Frizzi
Ideat China
PhMuseum Days
Photographic Exploration Project
The Design Edit
To Be Antwerp
VOGUE Italia


2019 ― 2020     Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, MFA in Photography, Antwerp, BE
2016 ― 2019      Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BFA in Photography, Antwerp, BE
2013 ― 2016      University of Gdansk, BA in Art History, Gdansk, PL


2021         Solo show at PhMuseum Days 2021, PH Museum, Bologna, IT
2020        Prijs Fotografie, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Antwerp, BE

Selected clients

Base Alpha Gallery
Florentina Leitner
Geert Vanoorle
Katleen Vinck
Matthijs De Block
Priss Niinikoski
Safayan Thurstein
St. Vincents
Valerie Traan Gallery

Selected shows

Current & upcoming

2021        NEXUS, 20 / 21 Graduate Open Call, XLVI Space, online.
2021        NEXUS, Photo Open Up, Padua, IT
2021        Rethinking Nature, slide show, Imago Lisboa, European Month of Photography, Lisboa, PT
2022       Rethinking Nature, slide show, Foto Wien, European Month of Photography, Vienna, AT


2021        Solo show, PhMuseum Days 2021, Dumbo, Bologna, IT
2021        Rethinking Nature, slide show, Casino Luxemberg, European Month of Photography, Luxemburg, LU
2020       New Talents 2020, Photographic Exploration Project, B-Part Gallery, Berlin, DE
2020       Solo show, St. Vincents, To Be Antwerp, Antwerp, BE
2020       Solo show, Marcel Nies Gallery, To Be Antwerp, Antwerp, BE
2020       Blume!, Masters Expo 2020, FOMU Fotomuseum Antwerpen, Antwerp, BE
2020       Masters Expo, De Lange Zaal, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE
2020       The Billboard Project: De Quarantaine Editie, Antwerp, BE 
2020       Solo Show, Oude Beurs, Antwerp, BE
2019        End Season, 3BA Graduation Show, Antwerp, BE
2018        Missing Mathilde: On the Representation of Women in Public Space, Antwerp, BE
2018        Reverberate, Wintertuin, Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, BE


2020        Visual Storytelling Beyond Anthropocene: Geert Goiris and ‘World Without Us’,Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp

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