ARTIST IN SPACE 2020: JILDAU NIJBOER

Photo: Marchje Andringa

FRAMEWORK – JILDAU NIJBOER
Media Art Friesland selected emerging northern artist Jildau Nijboer for the second episode of Artist in Space: a personalized coaching program that reconsiders public art through media. With the support of Media Art Friesland’s team, coaches, and international network, Jildau is creating an exciting new artwork for LUNA 2021.

Her project ‘FRAMEWORK’ is based on an open, collaborative process of artistic research. We are all watching, Jildau observes; but what do we actually see? What catches our attention? From 20 to 25 October she worked on location in the Obe language pavillion in Leeuwarden. There she collected fragments of perception, from and with the local public. Now, searching for the tipping point between figuration and abstraction, Jildau organizes and reinterprets these moments using different media. A layered cartography of Leeuwarden and its inhabitants emerges. At a time when we are all more dependent on home, Jildau explores the windows between public and private space.

Jildau (1994), originally from Leeuwarden, graduated from the Minerva Academy and is now taking a master’s degree in Painting at the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen.

ARTIST IN SPACE
Artist in Space 2020 is the second edition of an experimental talent development project, developed by Media Art Friesland and made possible by We the North, Mondriaan Fonds, de Noordenaars, and Keunstwurk.

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