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Vesta Kroese

MA work


  • in studio
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2014

  • Ideas grow from my interactions with the things around me. You could say that my practice is rooted in architectural discourse, within the context of exhibition and display. By manipulating and playing with the origin and logic of places, people, things and the self, my artworks challenge preconceptions of the social environment.

    This approach can be seen as both pragmatic and poetic, balancing conceptual and sensual immediacy. Engaging with untouched or slightly modified found objects and places, in order to create provisional and potential situations. For me this informs an ongoing questioning of how not to have a routine within the routine of being in the world and put forward possible alternatives for thought.

  • Degrees

  • MSc Architecture, Building and Planning, Technical University of Eindhoven, 2006
  • Experience

  • Visiting lecturer, Wimbledon College of Art, Technical University of Delft, and Willem de Kooning Academy, London, Delft and Rotterdam, 2008-14; Workshop facilitator, Pumphouse Gallery and ReachOutRCA, London 2013; Teaching assistant, Technical University of Eindhoven, 2002-6
  • Exhibitions

  • In Search of the Miraculous, Floating Island Gallery, London, 2014; The World and his Wife, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London, 2014; Addendum (On the Shortness of Life), Red Gallery and Gallery AVU, London and Prague, 2013; Back Fill, Royal College of Art, London 2013; Work for Galleyway, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2013
  • Awards

  • Desmond Preston Drawing Prize 2013; Starter Stipend Fonds BKVB Amsterdam 2008