Martine Stig is a visual artist working with photography and video. She studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague, and she lives and works in Amsterdam. The central theme of Stig’s work is the photographic image, still or moving, and its authenticity. By playing with clichés and swapping conventions, she questions the medium’s ability to show reality.
Stig’s work has been exhibited at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Australian Centre for Photography in Sydney and the Aperture Foundation in New York City, among others. Her work is also part of collections such as the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Rotterdam), the Fries Museum (Leeuwarden), the Bouwfonds collection and De Hallen (Haarlem). Stig has published three books and a number of artist publications. She combines her artistic practice with teaching and research positions at AKV|St.Joost.
I believe postgraduate education provides the opportunity to focus, fail and experiment with your work in a safe and inspiring environment. In two years you develop the critical reflection and foundation necessary for a very personal working method.