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.

In her work, textiles, different kind of materials and textures are important in the use of her artistic works and where different disciplines meet each other and collaborate together.

She was involved with the most respected performance artist of our times, Marina Abramovic and Joan Joans during Art Basel at 14 ROOMS in 2014. In the same year, she was awarded with a grand from Atelier Mondial and Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council, to spend six months in India. Since 2016 she works as a teacher Textile Design at La HEAR, Haute École des Arts du Rhin in Mulhouse, France.