Artists/ Naro Snackey

Naro Snackey

Could we develop a new double or intercultural identity?

In these times of mass refugee migration I often wonder what people endure in such a life-changing situation. Which elements are required for developing a new double or intercultural identity? 

As a second generation Dutch-Indonesian, in my work I have always sought to understand how the complexity of my cultural heritage and the inevitable questions about self-identification can be expressed.

The exhibition gives me the opportunity to place my work within the larger context of the Indonesian struggle for independence, which obviously, after 1945, also resonated in the Netherlands. Within the exhibition my work represents one of the stories linked to these historical consequences. By bringing together a diversity of visions through the participating artists in the exhibition, what one would hope is that a richer story of our shared history is then told.

Naro Snackey [1980, Bonn, Germany] studied at the Art Academy in Den Bosch. From 2004 to 2005 she was artist-in- residence at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam and in 2009 in LIAp in Leipzig [DE]. She has exhibited in various locations in the Netherlands and abroad such as de Stadsgalerij Heerlen, Center for Contemporary Art, Dordrecht and Lewisham Arthouse, London. Naro Snackey lives and works in Amsterdam.