About Mirjam Spoolder

Mirjam Spoolder (*1974 in Nieuw-Heeten, NL) lives and works since 2007 as an artist in Basel, Switzerland. Spoolder stu­died sculpture at the Academy for Art and Design AKI/ARTEZ in Enschede, and Stage-Management at Rotterdam Centre for Theatre RCTH in Rotterdam, both in the Netherlands. At the Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz FHNW/HGK in Basel, she earned her Master in Fine Arts with the emphasis in Perfor­mance Art.

Mirjam Spoolders diverse experiences in fashion, art and theatre, play an important role in her work. The multifaceted approach of Mirjam Spoolder takes a charged, metamorphic and interdisciplinary shape. Spoolder is interested in the way we communicate through clothes, how we deal with fashion and how we respond to it in our multi-cultural society with his huge diversities. In her artistic work, she questions the cultural-political dimension of fashion. Fashion as a belief is manifested through clothing.

Her artistic activities can be described as a tension between visual- and performing arts. Her work is situated in an interdisciplinary field, collaborating with various disciplines. Where the choice of the textile, the material is at forefront.

In 2014, she was involved in 14 ROOMS at ART Basel, with participating in the performances from Marina Abramovic and Joan Jonas. Curated by Klaus Biesenbach and Hans-Ulrich Obrist. In the same year, she was awarded with a grand from Atelier Mondial and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, to spend six months in New-Delhi, India. Since 2016 she works as a teacher and coordinator Textile Design (BA + MA) at La HEAR, Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Mulhouse, France.