Education
1996-2001 BA Academie Minerva – Interior Architecture - Groningen/ NL
2001- 2002 MA Frank Mohr Institute – Time Based Media -Groningen/ NL

Course
2009 3D World, George Snow - Florence/ IT
2003 Workshop Micha Klein - Amsterdam /NL

Awards & Nominations
2016 Finalist International CYNETART competition – Dresden/ DE
2016 Grant Winner - Best in Show - Ionion Art Center – Kefalonia/ GR
2016 Winner « TALENTS CONTEMPORAINS » Fondation François Schneider – Wattwiller / FR
2016 Shortlist Laguna Arte Prize – Venice / IT
2015 Nomination Blooom Award - Koln / DE
2015 Nomination Prix de Rome - Amsterdam / NL
2015 Nomination Strabag Art Award - Vienna / AUS
2014 First prize, International Sculpture Competition for the future Parque de Levante. - Murcia/ ESP
2002 First prize Best of 3D Film, Noordelijk filmfestival - Leeuwarden/ NL
2003 Third prize Short Film, Videolandscape - Groningen/ NL

Grants
2020 fund Stimuleringsfund – Digital projects
2020 fund Mondriaan Fund - project
2018 Fund Dutch Embassy –Landart Biennial Mongolia
2014 Fund Internationalisation Creative Industry - Stimuleringsfonds

Residence
2018 artist-in-residence, Stichting IK- funded by Mondriaan fonds/ NL
2017 artist-in-residence, Athens (Grant by Ionion Art Center)/ GR
2013 artist-in-residence, Art Masters - St Morritz / CH.

Exhibitions / selection
2022 ambitopia – Exgirlfriend Gallery - Berlin/ DE
2021 ECHO – Melklokaal- Heerenveen/ NL
2020 THEN as NOW as Now – Pictura- Dordrecht / NL
2020 UNCLOUD – Utrecht/ NL

2019 Lust –  Melklokaal- Heerenveen/ NL
2019 Ortung 11 – Schwabach - Nurenberg / DE
2019 Commercial Crosses – Melklokaal- Heerenveen/ NL

2018 LAM 360 – Landart Biennial Mongolia
2018 (Un)Conrtollable teritorities – Expoplu Nijmegen/ NL
2018 Listening to the Waters– Lisboa/ PRT
2018 how do i - Stichting Ik – Zeeland/ NL
2018 Eaux Vives - La Lune en Parachute – Épinal/ FR
2017-2018 The Wrong Digital Art Biennale - The Quickest Via Pavillion/ online

2017 Foam Fusion – Patty Morgan Internet café – Foam Museum – Amsterdam / NL
2017 « TALENTS CONTEMPORAINS » Fondation François Schneider – Wattwiller / FR
2017 Documenta 14 Athens - A-Letheia / Athens / GR
2017 Hope my legs don’t break – A-dash project Athens / GR
2016 (Sea(s) – curated by Haytam Nawar & Ghalia Elsrakbi ( Foundland Collective) - Kefalonia / GR
2016 Art Yellow - CICA Museum – Seoul / KR

2015 WG Art Gallery - Amsterdam / NL
2015 Telephone- New York / USA
2014 TIME-SPACE-EXISTENCE / collateral event of Venice Architecture Biennale- Venice / IT
2013 Ciudad de Murcia – Murcia / ESP
2013 TINA B. Festival Gask Gallery - Prague / CZ
2011 Gemeente Museum Den Haag - Den Haag / NL

Fairs
2021 This art Fair - Amsterdam / NL
2019 Bookfair – WIELS – Brussel / BE
2018 VOLUMES edition 2018 - Independent Art Publishing Fair - Kunsthalle Zürich/  CH
2017 This Art Fair - Amsterdam/ NL
2015 This Art Fair - Amsterdam / NL

Film Festival / selection
2016 CYNETART – international festival for Computer Based Art - Dresden / GER
2015 Kriterion - Amsterdam / NL
2010 Holland Animatie Festival , selection: Best Dutch Productions - Utrecht / NL
2010 NPS , New Arrivals - Dutch Television
2010 AVRO Rough Cut - Dutch Television
2010 SESIFF, selection: Best International Productions -Seoul / KR
2010 Cinekid Festival - Amsterdam / NL
2009 CFC Worldwide Short Film Festival - Toronto / CA
2006 Noordelijk film festival - Leeuwarden / NL
2006 Gorcums film festival - Gorcum / NL
2005 Fair Food festival - Utrecht / NL
2005 Noordelijk film festival - Leeuwarden / NL

Books & Publications

2021 publication THEN as NOW 
2018- Book – how do i – About the work of Akmar during the residency period at Stichting IK - ISBN
978- 90-825344-3-6 140 pages.
2018 Catalogue exhibition – The Wrong Digital Art Biennale - The Quickest Via Pavilion
2017 Catalogue exhibition – « TALENTS CONTEMPORAINS » Fondation François Schneider
2016 ART YELLOW BOOK – CICA MUSEUM – distribution USA & Korea
2016 Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender - print
2016 dsign-magazine.com – web

Additional Functions
2021 Advisor (kunstraad) province Drenthe
2020 Advisor (kunstraad) municipality & province Groningen 2021-2024