2020-2022 Marika Vandekraats ~ Keywords: settler colonialism, extractions, archival, strawberry, birling, digging
Marika Vandekraats (she/her) is an artist from the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations, also known as Vancouver, Canada. Her research focuses on the human entanglements tied between nature and capital to frame extractivist processes that have irreversibly effected the climate. This interest stems from her settler identity and her Dutch ancestry, which has led her to relocate to Rotterdam, NL, to research her familial histories in migration and settler colonialism. Her work takes shape through video, sculpture, text, and performative installations that utilize archival research to challenge its context. Vandekraats regularly collaborates with friends in performance, video, and workshops to form solidarity and collective resistance against structures of oppression with the exaltation of kinship.
Follow Marika Vandekraats's Life after DAI via her website