artist statement

annemarie cilon


Language possessies resources which one has to sense as coming not only from within oneself,

but from outside, from the Land itself, from the rivers, from the forests.

And also from those persons and those cultures that existed in that landscape and have left their trace. (Wilson Harris)


I am a dutch contemporary artist/researcher/listener based in Kampen/Overijssel/The Netherlands. I was born in Delft and I lived in different places like Aruba, Amsterdam, Rijswijk, Delft, Den Haag, Groningen, Drenthe, Arnhem en Zwolle. Since 2017 I live with my partner and little dog in Kampen. At het end of 2022 I get my own studio in Hanze Art Lab IJsselmuiden/Kampen. I work in a variety of media, from walks to maps, from photography to video, audio to compositions, from drawings to texts, from performances to installations.  I am very interested in the world of sounds & deep listening. My artworks have often a social critical layer that is performed in a poetic way.  My work area consists The Human and Non-Human World, Local Natural Places, The Urban City and The Human Personal Environment. Underlying themes are the relation between The Makeable World, Space, Place, Language, Stillness and Identity. As part of my work I quote or use phrases of poets, philosophers and writers in the fields of philosophy, geography, architecture, anthropology, science, spiritual ecology, mindfulness, the Wisdom of Silence and the Knowledge of Traditional Wisdoms. 

I studied Fine Arts at Minerva Academy Groningen, The PhotoAcademy Amsterdam & the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. I work also as a coach, in 2023 I will start a special program for artists & creative makers. 


During the making process of "Controlling Nature".
During the making process of "Controlling Nature".