Ester Eva Damen has a teaching degree in Art History and set up her own method to teach writing to artists. On a regular basis she gives workshops for artists , especially for artists thinking in images or body language. Initially in Cinetol and SkyHighGravity studio, these lessons currently take place in Fuse at the NDSM Art City and/or online.
As a coach she gives one-to-one feedback to work in progress. She has coached artists since 2013 to develop their work or find a balance in their practice or to write about their work.
Since 2007 she is the artistic leader of a small foundation stimulating cross-over projects called ‘la Jetée’ after the experimental film classic by Chris Marker. She curates monthly Window_Shows in area ‘de Pijp’, Amsterdam. She has curated several exhibitions for example in Fuse, NDSM and curated film programs, for example for Studio K or the Eye Film Museum, Amsterdam.
Ester Eva Damen studied art at the Rietveld academy in Amsterdam. As a director and scriptwriter she graduated at the Dutch Film & TV academy and pursued an MFA at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. She has a teaching degree in Art History and recently finished Master in Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam.