van Amerongen Lab - Developmental, Stem Cell & Cancer Biology

- Swammerdam Institute for Life Sciences - University of Amsterdam -  

Artist in Residence


Beauty Revealed (1828) by Sarah Goodridge

In 2021 we started our artist-in-residence program to promote the exchange between art and science. We enjoy collaborating with different artists and designers and it has long been a dream of Renée to turn this into a more structural activity.

Rosa Schogt, artist in residence 2021




Rosa Schogt (Amsterdam 1980, BA at UvA 2003) is a poet, editor and actress. In 2019, she gave birth to her well received poetry debut ‘Dansen te ontspringen’ (Arbeiderspers) and to twin boys. Since then, she has been looking for a way to turn motherhood into poetry, carefully avoiding being sentimental about it. A scientific approach will help her to accomplish this journey.
Many of Rosa’s poems are about sexual freedom, and how female sexuality is often moralized in society. Her new book will be about the physical changes that the female body undergoes during womanhood and pregnancy. Breasts will lie at the heart of this collection of poems. Growing and shrinking breasts, in puberty or during lactation, breasts that can kill a woman, but also biblical breasts: where else does blood turn into something you can actually feed multiple people with? And she is really looking forward to an inspiring look through the microscope and discovering what mammary cells look like under a cover slip or in a petri dish.

Interested in becoming our next artist in residence?



It is our goal to embed one new artist in our lab for a period of 6-12 months every calendar year. We aim to offer an inspiring environment - the rest is up to the artist.

Are you an author, poet, screenwriter, theater artist, sculptor, painter or do you self-identify as another form of artist we have failed to mention? Do you think you might be interested in becoming our next artist in residence? Then go ahead and contact for more information.

announcement 2021 / aankondiging 2021



(ENG)
We are excited to officially announce the start of our lab’s artist-in-residence program.

As this week is our National Poetry Week, this is also a fitting moment to introduce our first affiliated artist, Dutch poet Rosa Schogt.

It is our long-term goal to embed one new artist in our lab for a period of 6-12 months every calendar year and hopefully we can raise sufficient funds to ensure continuity. We aim to offer an inspiring environment - the rest is up to the artist.
Do you think you might be interested in becoming our next artist in residence? Do you want to support this effort financially? Then go ahead and contact Renée for more information.


(NL) We zijn blij dat we eindelijk de officiële start van ons artist-in-residence programma kunnen aankondigen. We hopen dat we in de toekomst op structurele basis kunstenaars van divers pluimage (schrijvers, schilders, beeldhouwers, performance artists) voor een periode van 6-12 maanden een inspirerende omgeving kunnen bieden.

Met veel trots introduceren we de eerste kunstenaar die tot en met december aan ons lab verbonden zal zijn: dichter Rosa Schogt, die in 2019 debuteerde met haar bundel "Dansen te ontspringen".
Deze aankondiging komt, alsof het zo gepland is, midden in de Poëzieweek, die als thema "samen" heeft. We hopen dat er in de komende maanden inderdaad een mooie verbinding gaat ontstaan tussen kunst en wetenschap.

Heb jij interesse om onze volgende artist-in-residence te worden? Of wil je dit initiatief financieel steunen? Neem dan contact op met Renée voor meer informatie.

Bekijk het optreden van Rosa Schogt tijdens de nacht van de poëzie, die zij in 2019 mocht afsluiten:


Dit schreef de Volkskrant over Rosa’s debuut bundel: