Timescale

To plant a seed to spark the unforeseen future.


Hole in the sea at Bakar Bay, video still, Jacqueline Heerema, Croatia 2018.
Image: Hole in the Sea at Bakar Bay, video still, Jacqueline Heerema, Croatia 2018.
A natural phenomenon that is human-induced. With special reference to ‘A hole in the sea’, Barry Flanagan, 1969, Scheveningen.



Jacqueline Heerema is fascinated by the construction of time and changing perceptions of value systems, which we often take for granted.
She is a Dutch conceptual artist, mediator and independent (sub)urban curator, studied Monumental Art and Environment at the Royal Academy of Art The Hague and Theoretical Museology at Leiden University. Since 2015 she is volunteer of AWN, the Dutch Association of Volunteers in Archeology.
As part of her artistic practice she is in 2019 researcher at University Twente to develop a new education pilot for art and engineering students. This initiative is called Beyond Technology, developed i.c.w. art academy ArtEZ and stems from the need to approach challenges in the environment from a versatile perspective.

She initiates, develops, facilitates and supervises artistic field research, efemeral interventions, exhibitions and large-scale projects in the public domain.
Jacqueline is the inventor of Innovatory Heritage, in which the understanding of heritage shifts from static/exclusive to dynamic/inclusive. She transformed a residential area into Museum Oostwijk and deconstructed institutional museology in The Chamber of Marvels of Zoetermeer.

She enhances dialogues between the arts, science and society. Jacqueline creates conceptual and programmatic conditions for international artist-in-residency programs and public programs for various target groups with field research, public expeditions, exhibitions, debates and workshops. Her network consists of artists, designers, filmmakers, architects, landscape architects, scientists in the fields of ecology, climate, geology, archeology, oceanography, philosophy, zoology, botany, culture, heritage and spatial planning. She engages with pupils and students and collaborates with art academies, universities, policymakers and citizens scientists.
She regularly gives talks at home and abroad in areas that are often far beyond the arts, to promote current discourse between the arts and different knowledge domains and with the public. 

As part of her artistic practice, she initiated artists collective Satellietgroep in 2006 and is artist-curator since then.
Satellietgroep is an artists collective that explores the reciprocal relations of humanity and nature from an artistic perspective, with a focus on the sea, (coastal) landscape transitions, climate and the impact of humanity on the environment in the Netherlands and abroad.
In 2018, Satellietgroep posed the question Who is nature? With the exhibition program Climate as Artifact – Klimaat als mensenwerk Satellietgroep positioned dialogue about climate and the impact of humanity as a geological force in the cultural domain. Materializing ideas through art and redefining climate as an artifact, as something we make, helps to increase our sensitivity and to see connections within the natural world and between our actions and our environment.