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 Monique Friesen and Ilse van der Woude 

We are Monique Friesen (1999) and Ilse van der Woude (1996). We are researchers, image makers, speakers and concept developers. 

 

We met at the Bachelor of Crossmedia Design at AKI ArtEZ. During various collaborations we found each other through our curiosity about the world. From 2018 we decided to work together as an artist duo. Collaborating as a duo gives us the opportunity to bring our individual ideas together into a whole. We challenge each other to search for answers through a constant interaction between our thoughts. 

 

To broaden our horizons, we moved to South Korea in 2020. There we had the unique opportunity to study Fine Art for a year at Korea National University of Arts in Seoul. During our stay in South Korea, we were fortunate to learn from both traditional and modern art. We had the chance to work with several unique artists and institutions. 

 

Through our work, we want to question, innovate and connect. We believe it is important to remain curious. In order to take part in the constantly changing world around us.

Education 

2017- Present

BA Crossmedia Design, AKI ArtEZ University of the Arts, Enschede, The Netherlands

2020 - 2021

BA Fine Art, Korea National University of Arts,

Seoul, South Korea 

Work

2020

Content Creators, Korean Government/JangJack Suncheon

2019

Directors of Photography, Developments 18/19  Graduation Book,  AKI Academy of Art & Design 

2018

Event photographers, Nissan Research Center, Alumni University Amsterdam, Silicon Valley

2018

Concept Developers, Education Plan AKI ArtEZ/ Bronx Documentary Center 

Published/Awards

2021

Asian Geographic Images of Asia

Street/People Category Finalist January

2020

Jangjack Magazine 

Exhibitions 

Solo

2019

Dit is geen prikbord, Enschede, The Netherlands

Group

2020

The Last Aliens, K-Arts, Seoul, South Korea

2020

Korean Traditional Painting Online Show

2020

Korean Traditional Painting, K-Arts, Seoul, South Korea

2018

Masterclass Tereza Zelenkova, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2018

Masterclass Stefanie Moshammer, Foam, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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