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Lisa-Marie Vlietstra

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Lisa-Marie Vlietstra (The Netherlands, 1990) is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. She graduated from the Photography Department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2014.

Working within an interdisciplinary field of film, photography and the performative arts, her work enfolds a sincere interest in the psychological aspects of the human mind.
This derives from a necessity to come to an understanding of the world and the people in it, viewing them in terms of the ‘other’ and the ‘self’. How do we relate to one another and how do we define ourselves towards each other? How are we shaped to see and portray ourselves the way we do?

Vlietstra investigates through positioning the camera between her subject and herself, creating a power play, a struggle in representation of self and an unusual relationship.
She attempts to transform the personal into the universal, dealing with the semantics of relationships, the origin of self, family, tragedy, addressing the human and the elementary.

Her films are imbedded with retrospective qualities that find their origins in her personal history, influencing her artistic practice, the work itself and inevitably the viewer. A triangular dynamic she consciously integrates into her creative process.

In the next two years she wishes to question her subject matters on the backdrop of a wider setting, through approaching her practice from a more academic perspective examining the boundaries of the various types of media she employs.

Her work has been on show in Prague; Start Point Prize, DOX Center For Contemporary Art, Italy; Liquid Rooms The Labyrinth, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi & Venice art house Gallery, and in Holland; The Steenbergen Stipend, The Netherlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam; Best Of Graduates, Gallery Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.

Previous education
BA Photography, Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, the Netherlands)

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