Through her multidisciplinary art practice 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 have room for a rhythmic choir of distinct voices? Hear the lyrics and laments of those calling from the peripheral? How can we exercise our emotional relation to nature of which we are part? Or practice the essence of vulnerability, doubt and digging dirt? 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 you and I, us and earth: one which is no longer broken, but thriving along disturbed edges.

More recent Yeb Wiersma established the meeting grounds 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 materials, Yeb Wiersma, 2022)