Bibi-Joan is an artist interested in the complexities of human relationships and the ways in which we can cultivate more compassion and understanding in our interactions with one another.
Her work challenges established norms through a feminist lens that brings themes of emancipation and gender dynamics to the forefront. Recent projects have delved into masculinity and redefining the dynamics within male-female relationships.
The human body is central to Bibi-Joan’s projects, as a tool for emotional expression, human connection, and social commentary. Her approach involves performative research, capturing authentic experiences and interactions through analog photography, video, text, and interviews. Playfulness, freedom, and sensitivity infuse her projects, allowing her work to resonate with an uninhibited sense of liberty.
Saskia van der Wal, artist and gallerist
“Bibi-Joan inspires me with her vision and her courage to make important statements about our society. She dares to make a statement and that is very inspiring. Also, her personal and analog approach gives a lot of depth to her work.”
Julia Filament, co-organizer and curator of Smash The Narrative project
“Works of Bibi-Joan impressed me with a perfect combination of casual and highly sensitive elements. With her project ‘LOOK AT ME’, she brought male nudity closer towards the public by making something that is perceived as ‘unusual’ or ‘strange’ as very normal and accepted.”
Bart Hamstra, art buyer
“Bibi-Joan makes fresh and beautiful work with a strong story that you can immediately feel and make you think. Why are things like this? Why is society’s mindset sometimes so narrow? That is what a good artist should do these days. ”
Tosca Lindeboom, art buyer
“I find the themes in Bibi-Joan’s work original and progressive. When I approached her to buy her work, she helped me think about a suitable print and placement in my home. Production and delivery went smoothly and I am very satisfied with the result.”
“I am very involved in Bibi-Joan’s projects. I feel connected to her call for freedom and her drive to make social impact. She is able to create a safe space where people can talk freely about their perspectives. I loved her dialogue dinner, very intimate and fun. I went home feeling inspired and empowered.”
Feel free to be human.