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
2020 – 2021 Applied Physics – Propedeuse diploma achieved (cum laude) – Saxion Enschede
2020 – Visa Pour l’Image – Canon Student Development Programme – Online Edition
2020 – N/J Studio – Internship – Amsterdam
2016 – TEKEN Design – Internship – Zutphen

EXHIBITONS

now
12/11/2022 – Buiten Westen #3 – Drawing Centre Diepenheim – group
20/11/2022 – Kunsthal Hof 88 – Almelo – group

past

2022 – Melkweg Expo – Graduation Show/Arty Party – group
2022 – AKI Finals – Enschede (july) – group
2021 – Stil ‘t Tij – IJsselbiënale 2021 – Dat Bolwerck Zutphen – group
2021 – Herbelichting – Fotogalerie Objektief Enschede – duo
2018 – Secret 7 Contest – NOW Gallery Londen – group

PUBLICATIONS & FEATURES

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