About Sara

Sara Blokland (the Netherlands, 1969) is a visual artist, independent researcher, and curator in photography. Her work examines the ambiguous relationship between photography and (post)colonial cultural histories.

She received a BA in photography from the Rietveld Academy, an MFA in photography from the Sandberg Institute in the Netherlands, and an MA in Film and Photographic Studies from Leiden University.

Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Kumho Museum in Seoul, Korea, Gallery Lmak-projects in New York, and in the Netherlands at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Museum of Modern Art in Arnhem, and Municipal The Hague (Netherlands). Her work is part of several private and public collections, including the Stedelijk Museum, the ABN AMRO Collection, the Rabobank Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, the Netherlands Photo Museum, and The Hague Municipal Museum.

She was also the photographer and editor of the book van Waarde [of Value] (2008) and The Surinam Police Band (2009). She was co-editor and initiator of the book Unfixed Photography and Post-Colonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art (2012).

She worked as a curator and researcher on the exhibition Unfixed (2009, Dordrecht Art Center), the project Srefidensi (2017, Fotodok, TropenMuseum, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam Museum), and the exhibition Contemporary Caribbean Perspectives (2020, Museum van Wereld culturen).

Currently, she is also a lecturer at the Art Academy Utrecht in the Photography department.

Sara lives and works in Amsterdam.


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