Sebastian Koudijzer (1993, Nederland)

I grew up as a half-blood, a child from different races. An outdated therm that has often been used to identify me as person. As a child I was surrounded with 2 great-grandmothers, 2 grandfathers, 3 grandmothers and uncountable aunts and uncles, only from my Javanese side of the family. My work is an attempt to bring the disappearing traditions, values and spirituality back into my own reality. The camera functions as an exploration tool, in search of the nostalgic feeling of: Gotong Royong*.

* Gotong = carrying a burden using one’s shoulder, Royong = together or communally. / +316 40 98 05 04



2021 - 2016                     BA Photography, Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague

2019                                  Internship at Kevin Osepa


2022 (from 26 NOV)    Voorstellen tot Gemeentelijke Kunstaankopen 2022 - Amsterdam (NL), Stedelijk Museum
2022 (until 15 JUL)      Videokunst in de etalage - Enschede (NL), Concordia

2022                                LIBI invites: - Rotterdam (NL), Theater Zuidplein
2022                                Does Something Intrigue You? - Den Haag (NL),  Royal Academy of Art | KABK
2021                                 TR Citizens - DEWI - Rotterdam (NL), Theater Rotterdam
2021                                 Graduation Show - Den Haag (NL), Royal Academy of Art | KABK

2021                                 Treshold Space - Rotterdam (NL), Nederlands Fotomuseum

2020                                De Artiest als Canvas (solo) - Amsterdam (NL), Weesperstraat 31

2020                                FRESH: Aan de Overkant - Rotterdam (NL), Maaspodium

2019                                 A Series of Contradictions - Den Haag (NL), Helena van Doeverenplantsoen
2018                                 Playground - Novi Sad (RS), part of Forgetful Number


2021                                  WXTCHCRAFT: YOUR NAME IS MEDICINE OVER MY KIN - (tr)ancestral wisdoms and earth crafting

2020                                 Door de ogen van - Nederlands Fotomuseum


2021                                  MuseumStuk - Open Rotterdam, Grandeloge x Wereldmuseum