Jeanne van Heeswijk
Jeanne van Heeswijk (*1965) lives and works in Rotterdam and New York. She is a visual artist who creates contexts for interaction in public spaces. Her projects distinguish themselves through a strong social involvement. With her work Van Heeswijk stimulates and develops cultural production and creates new public spaces or remodels existing ones. To achieve this, she often works closely with other artists, with designers, architects, software developers, authorities and citizens. She regularly lectures on urban renewal, participation and cultural production, and currently works on the long-term projects ´The Blue House° in IJburg, Amsterdam. Van Heeswijk was included in the Busan Biennale (2006) and the Venice Biennale (2003), and participated in numerous shows all over the world.