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The Studium Generale programme is established in collaboration with students and teachers at ArtEZ and many other artists and researchers. Here you can find an overview of all our guests and partners.

Helena Sanders

Helena Sanders (Austin TX, USA, 1983) is a multidisciplinary artist based in the Netherlands. Her practice takes form as abstract painting and drawing, installations, audio and live performance.

Across all elements of her work, she explores the potential of color and pigment usage to access and communicate complex histories of Place and notions of land stewardship. The use of materials - organic and synthetic pigments, dyes, and paints - cultivate intimate forms of
engagement with landscape, and she is particularly interested in sites of resource extraction such as ochre and coal mines, where folklore, science, desire and economics overlap.

Helena earned a Bachelors of Science from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY (2005) with
concentrations in painting and textiles, and an MA in Artistic Research from the Royal Academy of Art, the Hague (2019)

Helena is involved in the production of artist-run events and workshops in and around the
Netherlands, such as AV Club Amsterdam; an experimental video and music series which ran for
six years at OCCII, Amsterdam. She also collaborates and performs as a duo with researcher/
curator and artist Margarita Osipian under various titles, most recently, “Reassembling What Has Been Scattered,” a live sound, music and video performance.