BIO


Video Credits: Jurgen Lisse, 2010

Causes of problems are my fascination. Through interest in socially engaged research, and focus on complex challenges, I encourage dialogue on public secrets, subjectivity, agency, and the politics of participation. My starting point is a lack in societal structures.

I am a Certified Intuitive Coach. Currently I am a student at the “Academy for Counseling and Coaching in Suriname” (ACC). My focus is based on using creative skills, to stimulate and promote sustainable development. I am also an IRCA Certified Lead Auditor for ISO 9001 & ISO 14001. In this role I evaluate and rate management systems. In addition, I am involved with design, implementation and maintenance of quality assurance systems. My career started at JCI Suriname. I was a member between 2002 – 2014, and have learned how to work together to create positive change, while working on personal development as well. This organization offered me opportunities in the areas: individualism, community, internationalism and business development.

“When I walk with you, you walk with I”. This idea is entitled “I kroywara I“. After two solo exhibitions with focus on contradictions (in 2010 with contrast and in 2012 with harmony), my current work is based on a psychological experiment. Through this concept, I am able to reflect on violence in such a way that it transforms into strength. “I kroywara I” represents my conviction, that one can act in such a way that others are given room to grow. Some highlights are:

  • A mentoring project, entitled MISSION 21: Hand in hand into active participation, where teenagers and artists interact. This project focus’ on issues within the Surinamese society. During execution, the arts are used for “invisible dialogues”, to stimulate participation through the right on freedom of expression. Also to invest in building resilient communities.
  • AISA AYA is a project where I travel from Suriname to Mexico and Peru as artist in residency, to create public art while interacting with other artists and indigenous communities. This concept was pre-selected for “Bienalsur2017”. However, it did not become a finalist. However, I am continuing to develop this idea.
  • A theater trilogy entitled KROYWARA, inspired by the interaction with Surinamese professional artist. The scripts that I’ve written between 2016 – 2018, while being coached by “Shrijversvakschool Paramaribo”, are reflecting a personal way of practicing freedom of speech to raise awareness.

My assumption is that most of our interpretation of capitalism, such as religion and democracy, have become problematic. To meet this challenge, I use the arts. By 2020 I am participating in international activities as artist.

Miguel Keerveld (click for online resume)