Sara Blokland

Sara Blokland (1969 NL) is a visual artist, independant researcher and curator of photography. She lives and works in Amsterdam. She studied at the Rietveld Academy (BA in photography) and graduated at the Sandberg Institute (MFA photography and video) in the Netherlands and receives a MA in Film and Photographic Studies from the Leiden University.

As a visual artist, curator and reseacher she is predominately working with photography and film.   Her work reflects on the complicated role of this medium in relation to  (postcolonial) cultural heritages.  Internationally her work has been exhibited in venues zoals Kumho Museum (Seoul, Korea) and Gallery   Lmak-projects (New York), the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art (Arnhem, Netherlands) and Municipal The Hague (Netherlands).

Her work is part of several private and public collections : the ABN AMRO Collection, the Rabobank Collection, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and The Hague Municipal Museum. She was also the photographer and editor of the book van Waarde [of Value] (2008) ,  of the publication The Surinam Police Band (2009) and co-editor and initiator of the book Unfixed Photography and Post-Colonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art (2012) .  Currently she has a research fellowship at the Research Center of Material Culture  from the TropenMuseum  in Amsterdam and is  co-initator of the research project Srefidensi Photo together with stichting Fotodok. Next to her research for this specific project she preparing  a solo show at Francis Boeske gallery in Amsterdam and lmakgallery  in New York  in 2018 both will show her recent art works.