Next to the medium of photography, I am developing my practice in creating multiple-screen video installations which cross documentary and experimental filmmaking.

By staging an interplay between the intangible and the seemingly mundane, my work strives to create a detached perspective on ordinary experience. Fascinated by natural phenomena, I am seeking to retain notions of authenticity, in the mediation of the medium as well as in the visual content itself.

Taking inspiration from anthropology and phenomenology, my lens-based practice tries to scrutinise our assumptions about social and environmental structures that shape the world around us. 

We experience the world through our senses, generating the basis for perception. During interpretation of sensory input, we rely on conceptually driven processes. Existing knowledge and context unconsciously lead us to subjective patterns of perception. These perceptual boundaries do not only shape our visual reality but also our inter human consciousness – How do we relate towards each other and our surrounding? How do we experience the world and where does human perception end?


I’m currently based in Berlin.  

info@theresamariaforthaus.com

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education

2015 – 2019   Bachelor of Arts, Art & Crossmedia Design, AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands
2018 – 2019   Study Abroad, BA Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts London, UK



exhibitions / publications / festivals

2020   Art Biesenthal 2020, Wehrmühle, Biesenthal, Germany
2020   London Experimental Film Festival, Screening of “Is Movement A Desire In Itself?”
2020   Digital feature during Uniqlo Tate Lates: Dora Maar, TATE Modern, London, United Kingdom
2020   Jonge Talenten, Artphy, Groningen, The Netherlands
2019    ROH X OFF, Office, Berlin, Germany
2019    Kunst in der Region 2019, DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst, Germany
2019    Kunstmoment Diepenheim, The Netherlands
2019    Heimland 2019, Werkplaats Diepenheim, The Netherlands
2019    AKI Finals, AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands
2019    featured emerging photographer during "diane arbus: in the beginning" exhibition, Hayward Gallery, London, United Kingdom
2018    Canon Student Programme Participant, Visa pour l’Image, Perpignan, France
2018    New Dutch Photography Talent 2019, book, GUP magazine + group exhibition, Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands  
2017    Cover, Magazine No.10, Marketing Tribune, BBP Media B.V., Utrecht, The Netherlands
2016    ADCN annual award book + group exhibition about the future of advertising and design, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



takeover / podcasts

Rizoom Instagram Takeover, Week 43, 2019
Rizoom Podcast S1E5 | Soundcloud | Spotify 



member of roh art collective