Biography

Sarah van Sonsbeeck’s (NL, 1976) work is two-sided: on the one hand, she tries to define, defend and extend private space; on the other, she simultaneously reveals the impossibility and perhaps even undesirability of being completely shut off from the world. Her work focuses on the thin permeable line between interior and exterior – without concern for the façade. This detour brings her to an investigation of a more immaterial side of architecture, in which she scrutinizes all the small elements that determine how we live in our homes, the things the architects cannot control. She amplifies these elements and devises shields against them, but also welcomes the unpredictable. Van Sonsbeeck studied architecture at TU Delft (MA) and art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (BA). Her work was amongst others on show at De Nederlandsche Bank; Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam; Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven; Musem Abteiberg, Mönchengladbach and the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.

Sarah van Sonsbeeck lives and works in Amsterdam. She is represented by Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam.