Zaida Oenema

Zaida Oenema (1980), is a Dutch/Finnish visual artist who lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands. Oenema studied Nordic Arts and Crafts at Ålands Folkhögskola, Finland; earned a BFA in Photography at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (2004); and an MFA in Photography at St. Joost School of Art and Design in Breda (2009). In the past decade, she has moved from photography and video performance to drawing with various tools and materials including pencil and pen, scalpel and soldering iron, wood and resin.

Oenema exhibits her work regularly at galleries, fairs, and museums in the Netherlands: Galerie Helder, The Hague; Art Rotterdam with We Like Art; KunstRAI Amsterdam; Art on Paper Amsterdam; Papier Biënnale, Museum Rijswijk; and CODA Museum, Apeldoorn, among others. She has shown in Germany at Galerie Ursula Walter, Dresden; Projektraum Kunstquartier Bethanien, Berlin; and Art Fair Blooom, Cologne. Her work is held in many private and public collections, notably the permanent collection of VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam. Most recently, Oenema received a prestigious grant from the Mondriaan Fund for established artists to support her work for the next four years (2022-2025). She is represented by Municipal Bonds.