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Su Tomesen

Su Tomesen is a visual artist who lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2007 she obtained her MA in Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

Her work consists of videos, photographs and installations and interventions, and concentrates on informal economies, ingenuity in public space and the small entrepreneur. Her videos and photographs, often dealing with situations in public space, are shot in various locations, including the Netherlands, Japan, Egypt, Albania, Cuba, China and Brazil. Her installations evolve out of the context of the location where the work is presented. In the installations the presence of and interaction with the audience plays an important role.

Her background – educated as a historian and working as a director – is integrated in her work. After getting a master in Fine Art at the Sandberg Institute in 2007 she has been an artist-in-residence in Amman, Belgrade, Johannesburg, Napels, Medellín and Tirana. She also worked for the international video project City One Minutes in Port-au-Prince, Rio de Janeiro and Buenos Aires. Su Tomesen is based in Amsterdam and Jogjakarta.


Agenda


Film screening ‘Jalan’
A film about informal street economy in Jogjakarta, by artist Su Tomesen. Presented in the context of exhibition Pressing Matters