Sara Blokland is a visual artist, curator and independant researcher of photography. She lives and works in Amsterdam.
Her work has been exhibited at Museum het Domein, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Gemeentemuseum Schiedam, Daegu Photo Biennale in Korea, SMBA, Museum Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Gemeentemuseum the Hague, Photo Museum in the Hague, Zuiderzee Museum in Enkhuizen, Museum GEM in the Hague, Teylers Museum in Haarlem, CCA in Ukraine, Netherlands Photo Institute in Rotterdam.
Her work in the collection of Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Museum het Domein, Sittard, Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen, Gemeentemuseum, the Hague, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem, de Vleeshal, Middelburg, van Zoetendaal Collections/photomuseum the Hague, KPN Collection, Rabobank Collection, ABN-AMRO Collection in the Netherlands.
(1969 The Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. Blokland medium is photography and video through which she explores the representation of the concept of family, and the postcolonial perspective on her Surinam-Dutch heritage . Though the work frequently originates from highly personal material , such as her family photographs or their statements, her manner of presentation and reconstruction of stories creates a distance and almost analytical view. It poses an environment in which the viewer becomes a distant observer. This ambiguity between the personal and impersonal of photography as a medium , uncovers the complex strategies in her work. Blokland’s work reflecting on the complicated role of photography in relation to personal histories, is driven by her interest in the deconstruction of the ”exotic” object within photography and its representation.