Andrea Stultiens

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Greyzone Zebra invites artist Andrea Stultiens

Andrea Stultiens was trained as a photographer. She received a BFA from HKU University of the Arts (1998) and an MFA from AKV St Joost in Breda (2001). Her practice has developed from relatively conventional documentary photography into academic research. She completed an MA in photographic studies (2012) and a PhD at Leiden University (2018), and insists that her artistic practice is her research method.

Stultiens’ research deals with photographs in relation to the ways in which particular histories are presented. Since 2007, she has mainly worked with photographs made on the African continent. She thinks of her artistic and research practice as a non-hierarchical collective making that is necessary to explore photographic imagery in complex and potentially problematic post-colonial settings.

In 2002, Stultiens began teaching at Minerva Art Academy / Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen (NL). Since 2018, she has also been involved in the new MFA program ‘Photography and Society’ at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Stultiens is currently working on an addition and correction to her MA thesis ‘The Kaddu Wasswa Archive’, and activating the photographic legacy of the self-made anthropologist Paul Julien (NL, 1901-2001). She exhibits and publishes internationally, with a focus on Uganda and the Netherlands.