About Sara

Sara Blokland is a visual artist, independent 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 researcher 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 like Kumho Museum (Seoul, Korea) and Gallery   Lmak-projects (New York), and in the Netherlands at  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  Netherlands Photo Museum 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). co-editor and initiator of the book Unfixed Photography and Post-Colonial Perspectives in Contemporary Art (2012)  and Srefidensi foto a research project about resistance and photography