Through her multidisciplinary practice – visual arts and curatorial activities – Yeb Wiersma asks us how we can be and feel alive in this world: who gets to flourish and why? What are the forces acting upon our tender and robust bodies, breathing in tumultuous and biased times. 

Will we make room for a polyphonic ensemble of distinct and peripheral voices: the laments and lyrics of others? How can we exercise the essence of wild flowers, of fresh dirt and the notion of doubt? Will technology shapeshift our sensuous relation to nature of which we are part? Questions to be challenged by the artist and at the heart of her work. In doing so, she allows us to imagine a different bond between us and earth: one which is no longer broken, but thriving along disturbed edges.

More recent Yeb Wiersma established an ecocultural platform Dear Land (Cara Terra) investigating, caring for and rewilding our relationship with the living land we inhabit. Dear Land is rooted in Arpino (Lazio, IT) and centers its activities towards the botanical and edible world through diverse forms of (marginalized) practices, collective (un)learning, field research and sharing food.

Yeb Wiersma lives and works in Amsterdam (NL) and Arpino (IT) and graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Fine Arts) in Amsterdam after which she continued her studies at The Cooper Union, New York City and Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL). Her works have been presented by FOAM Amsterdam, Migrant Journal, The Kröller Müller Museum a.o. (Images: Studio, Yeb Wiersma, 2022).