marjolijn kok

For over ten years marjolijn kok (PhD) worked at the University of Amsterdam as a theoretical archaeologist. In the last years, she was responsible for the design and quality of the databases and digital mapping of all projects of the Amsterdam Archaeological Centre-Projectenbureau including large projects such as Forum Hadriani and the AHR. Not satisfied with the way academic work became more constrained, she started her own company Bureau Archeologie en Toekomst (future), to focus on contemporary archaeology and art. She did participatory research on Occupy Rotterdam. In the last 3 years, she has been working as an artist. kok worked at the studio collective Havenstraat in Rotterdam until December 2015 and now has her own studio. Together with line kramer they form the artist’s collective the KOKRA FAMILY, which focuses on projects that problematize the concept of family. In her own work kok is keen on the aporetic turn of reclaiming historical traces and turning them into contemporary actions. Her work involves long-term projects and events that focus on the connections between and the perceptions of people and their material context. Her latest ongoing project is 'The Museum of Failure and Unloved Objects'.

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