(UPCOMING) RESIDENCIES

2024 Kulturfactrory, Domicella, Italy (july)

2024 Working Artist Studios - Ballydehob, Ireland (january - may)

2023 Crithir, West Cork, Ireland (september 2023 -  december 2023)

2023  Fish Factory - Stöðvarfjörður, Iceland (may)

2022  Studio Kura - Fukuoka, Japan (November)

FILM SCREENINGS / FILM FESTIVALS

Rialto for Short - season 6, edition 2, June 4th 2024, Rialto, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Award winner, Best Animation, Athens International Art Film Festival, May 2024, Athens, Greece

Official selection  Frome Climate Film Festival May 29th, 2024, Frome, UK

Official selection NewFilmmakers NY 2024, Body's Blindness, New York USA

Official selection Amsterdam Independent Film Festival 2023, Silent Frequencies, LAB111 Amsterdam NL

EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS

2023   August - September - Stockwerk Project Plant Blindness Vol II, Weimar, Germany (group)

2023   August - September - CICA (Czong Institute for Contemporary Art) South Korea (group)

2023 August 10-14 - Re-writing us for the future, AMP Gallery, London

2022   Studio Kura, Itoshima, Japan (group)

TALKS/LECTURES

2024 march 14 - Artist Talk, Working Artist Studio, Ballydehob, Ireland

AWARDS/GRANTS

2024 Best Animation Award, Athens International Art Film Festival

2024 Stichting Stokroos 

2024 Mondriaan Fonds Ontwikkeling

2023 Tarkovski Grant

2023 Selected for Amsterdam Independent Film Festival 2023 @LAB111, Amsterdam

2022 AFK Stipendium

2022 Nomination Parool Beeldmakers

2021 Gemeente Amsterdam, Project Grant

2021 VSB, NJR, Project Grant

2021 AFK, Project Grant

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCES

2024 Annika Schindler Miniature Costume Fabrication for Stop Motion, Level I

2020  Minor Heritage and Built Environment, VU University

2020  Minor Exhibiting and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts

2017    BA Cultural Heritage, Reinwardt Academy, Amsterdam University of the Arts

2017    Socratic Design Lab Humerto Schwab

2016    Gerrit Rietveld Academie, pre-course

SELECTED CLIENTS

2023 VPRO / NPO3 - De Ongestelde Vragenshow

2023 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

2022 Hivos

2022 Podimo - Dag en Nacht Media

2021 HUMAN - 3FM 

2021 VPRO Medialab/NPO3 - Maandverbond

2021 Echt Gebeurd - podcast

2020 Het Financieel Dagblad - Studio Europa

2020 VPRO Medialab

2020 Are We Europe Foundation

2019  Echt Gebeurd - podcast

PRESS/PUBLICATIONS/FEATURES

https://www.videosoundarchive.com/archive-s7/jikke-lesterhuis

https://artworkgallery.net/art_magazine_issue2/

https://www.altiba9.com/artist-interviews/jikke-lesterhuis-multidisciplinary-animation-drawing

https://www.parool.nl/kunst-media/deze-tien-creatieve-talenten-strijden-om-ruimte-in-het-parool~bc8b48cf/

https://www.trouw.nl/cultuur-media/maandverbond-wil-het-gesprek-over-menstruatie-normaliseren~b2e58ee1/

https://dezwijger.nl/programma/wekelijkse-update-uit-onze-stad-18

https://fd.nl/opinie/1367596/meer-europa-dat-is-voor-jongeren-een-no-brainer

https://www.areweeurope.com/stories/could-prayer-become-gayer-viola-stefanello