About Sara

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

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

Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Kumho Museum in Seoul, Korea, and Gallery Lmak-projects in New York, as well as 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: the ABN AMRO Collection, the Rabobank Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston  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  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) Srefidensi (2017, Fotodok, TropenMuseum, CBK Zuidoost, Amsterdam Museum ) Contemporary Caribbean Perspectives (2020, Museum van Wereld culturen).

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

Sara lives and works in Amsterdam .