Teresa van Twuijver Artist in residence
Teresa van Twuijver is an artist and storyteller from Amsterdam, The Netherlands. She works with textiles (old and new) and a combination of techniques and technologies (crafts and digital) to research into sustainable, homemade and lasting forms of clothes and household textiles.
After a career in journalism and (new) media art, Teresa van Twuijver (here dressed in traditional Zaans clothes from 1790) was hit by a burnout in 2013. During her many years of recovery, she started working with textiles again. In 2018 she combined these three fields of work in a search for a new artistic visual language, one in which she can incorporate all her expertise and knowledge, as well as her love for stories, digital technology and everyday textiles. She is a proud graduate of Fabricademy 2018-2019.
The HOPE CHEST 2090 project is a next step in her on-going learning process. Funded by the Creative Industries Fund NL Teresa van Twuijver will delve deeper into material development, fibre and fabric manipulation and digital design in the context of a flooded Netherlands in 2090. Collaboration with TextileLab Amsterdam is essential because it is one of the few places where professional knowledge, practical experience and facility support are offered in all these areas, as much as great fun and creative exploration.