Willemieke Kars (1989)
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, Netherlands
Dana Lixenberg (2015)
Jacqueline Hassink (2015)
Willemieke Kars was born in 1989 in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. In 2015, she graduated at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
Her work as an autonomous artist focuses on documentary and portrait photography, and analyses the complicated role of women in contemporary society. Willemieke is driven by personal observations, discomfort, and questions she asks herself. The friction these elements create are the starting point for her artistic process. Her self-initiated projects dive into the image of women we are exposed to, but also how women see themselves; this image often arising from visual culture. Showing women in role s that society does not consider self-evident, is a reoccurring theme in her work.