ABOUT

‘Sterre Arentsen (1997) is a Dutch Artist that uses photography as her primary form of expression. She recently finished her Bachelor in Crossmedia Design at the AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts in Enschede.’


My memories have never been vivid. When I look at old photos of myself, I am often left astonished. As if I am looking at someone else entirely and seeing the scene for the first time. This sensation is something I search for during my work process. I want it to be intuitive to such an extent that I will not be able to remember how, when and where I shot something subsequently. Colours and shapes form the foundation of surrealistic associations, filling my archive with timeless memories. People rarely appear in my pictures. It is mostly lifeless objects that convey humanity in their place, often carried by an air of melancholy. Various analogue techniques allow me to extract more from a scene than meets the eye at first glance, turning the world inside out in a sense.

EDUCATION

2017 – 2022 Crossmedia Design (cum laude) – AKI ArtEZ Enschede (NL)
2020 – 2021 Applied Physics – Propedeuse diploma achieved (cum laude) – Saxion Enschede (NL)
2020 – N/J Studio – Internship – Amsterdam (NL)
2016 – TEKEN Design – Internship – Zutphen (NL)

EXHIBITONS

soon
2023 – Schouwburg Hengelo (NL) – group – opening: 11/03/2023
2023 – Selected as Foam First Editions by photography museum Foam (NL)

past

22/23 – Buiten Westen #3 – Drawing Centre Diepenheim (NL) – group
22/23 – Kunsthal Hof 88 – Almelo (NL) – group
2022 – Paris Photo – Carte Blanche Students Finalist – Paris (FR) group
2022 – Melkweg Expo – Graduation Show/Arty Party (NL) – group
2022 – AKI Finals – Enschede (NL) – group
2021 – Stil ‘t Tij IJsselbiënale 2021 – Dat Bolwerck Zutphen (NL) – group
2021 – Herbelichting – Fotogalerie Objektief Enschede (NL) – duo
2018 – Secret 7 Contest – NOW Gallery Londen (GB) – group

PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES


2023 – Financieel Dagblad – Weekend Appendix (NL) 
2022 – Fotofilmic – JRNL14 – Curated by Coralie Kraft – Cover/p. – Publication (magazine) (CA)
2022 – Metropolis M – Graduates Appendix – Cover/p.34 – Publication (magazine) (NL)
2022 – Carte Blanche Students Finalist – Paris Photo – Feature (FR)
2022 – VIEPA – Vienna International Photo Award – Honorable Mention – Student Award – Feature (AT)
2022 – Coup De Coeur – Incadaqués International Photo Festival – Instagram Contest Prize – Feature (ES)
2021 – Fotozomer Zutphen – IJssel-biënnale – Publication – (magazine) (NL)
2021 – LFK Magazine – winter edition – Single image – Publication (magazine) (NL)
2020 – Ce que cache la nuit – Fisheyemagazine – Feature (FR)
2020 – Encourage – Canon – Photobook – Publication (book) (FR)
2019 – Lowlands festival – Design contest – Publication (napkin) (NL)