By staging an interplay between the intangible and the seemingly mundane, my work strives to highlight the absurdity in everyday life. Fascinated by natural phenomena, I am seeking to retain notions of sincerity and authenticity, in the mediation of the medium as well as in the visual content itself. Next to the medium of photography, I am developing my practice in creating multiple-screen video installations which cross documentary, fiction and experimental filmmaking.

My lens-based practice scrutinises our assumptions about social and environmental structures that shape the world around us. Taking inspiration from anthropology and phenomenology, I try to create a detached perspective on ordinary experience.

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, Bachelor of Arts, Photography, London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK



exhibitions / publications

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, group exhibition, Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2018    New Dutch Photography Talent 2019, GUP Magazine, The Netherlands   
2017    Cover, Magazine No.10, Marketing Tribune, BBP Media B.V., Utrecht, The Netherlands
2016    ADCN group exhibition about the future of advertising and design, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016    ADCN annual award book, ADCN, Amsterdam, The Netherlands



upcoming exhibitions

Kunstmoment Diepenheim, The Netherlands | 17.10.– 27.10.2019
Kunst in der Region 2019, DA Kunsthaus Kloster Gravenhorst | 12.10.– 24.11.2019
Jonge Talenten 2019, Artphy, Groningen, The Netherlands | 18.01-08.03.2020