Judith Westerveld


Kulimatji, 2018

Sida Îtse (2018)

The Remnant (2016)

Her voice recounted, her body spoke (I) (2017)

Echolocation (2016)

Writing back to history (2016)


Judith Westerveld (1985) grew up in South Africa and the Netherlands. She studied fine art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, followed by the Master Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam. In her audio-visual, collage and performance based work, she researches the relation between the archive, the voice and the narrative, probing who is heard and seen, remembered and historicized in a postcolonial world. Language, in spoken, written and embodied form, plays an important role in her work. Westerveld lives and works in Cape Town and Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: The Dream of a Common Language, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, 2018; The Remnant, Bucharest International Experimental Film Festival BIEFF 2018, A Global Table, De Hallen/Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem, 2017/2018; A Week of Womxn, District Six Homecoming Centre, Cape Town, 2018; Womxn, Afrovibes, De Balie, Amsterdam, 2017; The Remnant, International Film Festival Rotterdam, Encounters International Documentary Film Festival Cape Town and Johannesburg, EYE Amsterdam, BAK Utrecht, 2017; Hesitation, Lumen Travo Gallery, Amsterdam, 2016; Re(as)sisting Narratives, District Six Museum, Cape Town, 2016; Re(as)sisting Narratives, Framer Framed, Amsterdam, 2016; Still not at ease, Goldsmiths University, London, 2016; Q-u-i-j-t, Beelden voor de Radio, Residency at Opium Radio op 4, VondelCS, Amsterdam 2015. Supported by the Mondriaan Fonds, Stipendium Emerging Artists 2017-2018.