Heart Work Heroes • 2022

Heart Work Heroes is the biggest open-air exhibition for healthcare in the Netherlands. Over 41 statues had been embellished by local artists and spread out all over Rotterdam.

Our aim is to show our appreciation for healthcare workers in a positive and colorful way.

As a winner of an art competition, my design ‘Ovation’ has been chosen to fill a guest spot of an emerging artist.

The work can be seen from 18th of May until 27th of June on Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.


“Zo worden de ‘helden van deze tijd’ geëerd in rotterdam.” NRC, 25 May 2022

“Tientallen beelden met hartvormig hoofd in de stad.” De Havenloods, 23 May 2022

“Dit doen al die poppen met hartjeshoofd in de stad.” indebuurt Rotterdam, 19 May 2022

“Heart Work Heroes | Rotterdam.nl.” Gemeente Rotterdam, 19 May 2022

Poetry International • 2022

in mij sleept een slak zich prehistorisch kalm
terug naar het begin en een mens zich naar het einde; geen van beide
is in zicht, alleen dit tijdelijke midden.

Excerpt from “Midden” by Marjolein van Heemstra

From Friday 10 to Sunday 12 June the 52nd Poetry International was throwing its festival’s doors wide open to celebrate poetry, with eye-catching poets from all over the world and accessible events bursting with linguistic delights. Poetry everywhere, live from the hearts of the festival at LantarenVenster and Verhalenhuis Belvédère in Rotterdam.

To celebrate the wide range of diverse poets this year, Poetry International commissioned a selection of Rotterdam artists to illustrate poems in posters and animations.

Mark It Down • 2021

Art should be accessible to everyone, and this is achieved by bringing creators and spectators together in a visual-spatial interplay.

Mark It Down is a collaborative mural initiative realized on a 1200m2 surface at the Rhôneweg in Amsterdam.

It was made possible through a collaboration with Sikkens, the MAKERSTOREN, and a group of international artists…
For more information visit the official website.


“Oud grijs pand van ID&T in havengebied opgevrolijkt met kunst.” De Westkrant, 28 Sept. 2021