With her projects Yeb Wiersma (artist, writer, educator) looks into the human condition: its fragility, dramas and resilience. What does it mean to exist, to be alive? Who gets to move freely and why? How to (humans and non-humans) live as equals? How will we live, learn and die together? Or how to engage our voice in pursuit of a polyphonic, just and spirited world? Questions at the heart of her work.
In doing so, she challenges the language and lines drawn between the personal and the political, feelings and facts, the center and the peripheral, as well as the body and the earth. Her practice is shaped by the belief that paying attention, whilst being in relation, spark empathic routes of knowledge making.
Yeb Wiersma graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Fine Arts) in Amsterdam after which she continued her studies at The Cooper Union in NYC and Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht (NL). Her works have been presented by FOAM Amsterdam, Migrant Journal, The Kröller Müller Museum a.o.