Marijke Everts was born to Ghanaian and Dutch parents, and grew up in Senegal and Italy. For Marijke, Art became home and a vessel to convey the complexities of her identity and the environments she grew up in. After graduating from the Royal Art Academy in the Hague in 2014, and participating in exhibitions for a year, she took a break from the art world. Like many recent graduates, it was difficult to continue to support her artistic practice, and so in 2016 I started working for a cultural heritage organisation. The intention of Marijke’s work is to reflect on and bring together her African and European heritage in her own language. She uses art as a way of creating a dialogue around what that means, to live in spaces between cultures.