Rosa Sijben


Born in Alkmaar (NL), 1988

currently living in Amsterdam (NL)


I use sculptures, installations and performative means in my artistic practice, which deals with the social and aesthetic aspects of objects and actions, and makes you reconsider their respective nature. My ‘situational choreographies’ explore the realms that arise where art and life overlap, alerting the viewer to the fact that categorization is a subjective act.


During my studies at the Fine Arts department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy I participated in the SOMA summer program in Mexico City. At my graduation in 2012 I won the ‘Fine Arts Award’, the department prize for best graduation candidate. After my graduation I did residencies in Alkmaar (2012), Basel (2013) and Mönchengladbach (2014). In February 2014 my solo exhibition at Kunstverein Düsseldorf opened, reviewed in amongst others Kunstforum International and Contemporary Art Daily, and in September 2015 I performed at KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin.


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