Coco Duivenvoorde (The Netherlands, 1988) has worked in various projects both national and international (Belgium, Ethiopia, Brazil, Suriname) where she explored (moving) images with poetry and performance as visual language. The themes that influence her work relate to feminism, the politics of food, colonial narratives and racism. With the work (often collaborations) she takes a societal position and relates actively to society by making visual art as well as organizing various activities (reading groups, poetry nights, film screenings, and dinners) within the cultural field in order to initiate dialogue, awareness and change. Since 2013 she is part of the We Are Here Cooperative (Amsterdam), a platform where refugees in limbo and professional cultural producers collaborate on cultural projects.

Recent projects include Poetry of Water, a video screening, dinner and a performance in collaboration with Yoonis Osman (Sexyland, Amsterdam, 2017); a community-based reading group, theater building and play (Tembe Art Studio, Moengo, Surinam, 2016); Rethinking Feminism, an ongoing research project (various locations, 2015—); and the cookbook We Are Here Cooking (We Are Here Cooperative, 2015), amongst others.

Coco studied Photography at KABK - The Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, NL (2007-2011). After working as a freelance photographer for two years she continued her master studies at MFA at ArtEZ Dutch Art Institute - School for Art Praxis, Arnhem, NL (2013-2015).

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