Patricia Kaersenhout (NL)
Guilt and Debts (Participant)
Born in the Netherlands but a descendant from Surinamese parents, Patricia Kaersenhout developed an artistic journey in which she investigates her Surinamese background in relation to her upbringing in a West European culture. The political thread in her work raises questions about the African Diaspora’s movements and its relation to feminism, sexuality, racism, and the history of slavery. She considers her art practice to be a social one. With her projects she empowers (young) men and women of color and supports marginalized people. By revealing forgotten histories she tries to regain dignity and create transformative justice. She frequently has shows in the Netherlands and abroad.