Seulbin Roh(1996)

Seulbin Roh’s artistic curiosity began when she faced a dilemma about her vulnerability. The question that it began with was, “Why am I fascinated by dynamic shapes and vivid colours?” The dilemma was closely related to her multicultural background. Moving to different countries as a child, she has always found herself a bit in-between. Missing the advantage of using her surroundings as a way to generate a sense of belonging for herself, she found a great tool to substantiate this quest for self-determination through making art.

She is fascinated by the abstraction of nature. It possesses all the qualities that she desires: patterns, colours, and odd shapes. By investigating nature and the nature of things, she focuses on strong and evocative shapes of flora and fauna she takes from self-made photographs, and which she turns both into installation and connecting murals.

She has developed a strong interest in human right and psychological health which is rampant in our society and everyday life. She addresses more psychological issues from a societal point of view and human rights related to depression, spiritual insecurity, and emotional vulnerability, using strong colour tones, complex patterns and sound piece that has a resemblance to neuroscience and brain activity. She often feels a desire to have an emotional connection with people, which dissolves the barriers between the work and the viewers. Most of the time, the general concept behind her work and the starting point are based on these processes.

While installation is her primary medium of choice, she is also particularly interested in the sound, textures of her work, using ceramics and mural paintings to bring everything together. Throughout the therapeutic approach of her works, expression takes the centre stage over figuration as she continues to build a dynamic, spatial world for herself and her audience to find a place in.


2021 - 2023 – Sandberg Instituut, Gerrit Rietveld Academie – Master of Dirty Art Department

2016 – 2020 – HKU University of the Arts Utrecht – Bachelor of Fine Arts   

2018 – 2019 – Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire, Radio DAM – Erasmus Program

2011 – 2012 – Daejeon Arts High school, Design Department 

Art Book Fair / Book Launch Event / Artist Talk

Jan, 2024 – Art Book fair – Index Art Book Fair – Mexico

Nov, 2023 – Art book fair – Offprint - Paris, France

Sept, 2023 – Art book fair – Miss Read - Berlin, Germany

Aug, 2023 – Art book fair – Printed Matter Art Book Fairs – LA, USA

July, 2023 - Book launch event - To Live As An Asian Woman – Maastricht, NL

Selected Solo Exhibition

Apr, 2022 –  Disconnectedness, Exbunker, Utrecht

Group Exhibition 

Jun, 2023 - The spit of the HURELONASM was many things - Sandberg Graduation Show, Dirty Art Department - Amsterdam, NL

Jan, 2023 - Intermission - Door open space, Amsterdam, NL

Oct, 2022 - Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

Mar, 2022 – (OFF Lab, Visual Arts) New moralities – Opera Forward Festival, De Nationale Opera, Amsterdam

Dec, 2021 – Sandberg, Green space – organised by Filmhuis Cavia and Touch Touch( Carolin and Theo) – Amsterdam, NL

Nov, 2021 – Never Together Forever And Ever – OT301 – Amsterdam, NL

May, 2021 – Nieuwe Liefde 21 – Kunstlifde – Utrecht, NL

Apr, 2021 – Ontmoetingshanden – Utrecht, NL

Mar, 2021 – All Inn – Het Hem, Zaandam, NL

Sep, 2020 – HKU Graduation exposition – Galerie De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, NL

Nov, 2019 – Lee Mini Who – De Havenloods, Utrecht, NL

Mar, 2019 – Tuub, Crowded – Galerie De Pastoe Fabriek, Utrecht, NL

Aug, 2018 – Museum of Huis Doorn – Doorn

Aug, 2015 – Green Pigment – IGong Gallery

Jan, 2015 – Neo Art Sumer 2 – MBC M Gallery, Daejeon

Nov, 2014 – Neo Art Sumer 1 – Daejeon Metropolitan City Hall


Mar, 2023 - Schuurman Schimmel-van Outeren Stichting

Dec, 2022 - Werktuigppo

Oct, 2022 - Stuenfonds Pictoright 

May, 2022 - Exbunker

Artistic activity


Mar 2021 – now – Art gallery Kunstlifde – Utrecht, NL


Mar 2021 – now


Jun, 2019 – Midzomer festival – Utrecht, NL

2018 – 2019 – Beaux-arts Nantes Saint-Nazaire – Nantes, France

2017 – 2018 – Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten – Amsterdam, NL


Jun, 2023 - To Live As An Asian Woman, publication by Set Margins’ 20

Mar, 2021 – INN(with Atelier Brenda and Rob Stolk)

Sep, 2020 – 2020 (with Koen Taselaar)

Jul, 2020 – BK-informatie

Online Publication 

July, 2023 - Sandberg Graduation Show - Metropolis M 

Sep, 2020 - HKU Graduation Show - BK Informatie 

Sep, 2020 - HKU Graduation Show - Lost Painters 

Sep, 2020 - HKU Graduation Show - DUIC

Sep, 2020 - HKU Graduation Show - Metropolis M


2014 – Colour Clay Instructor Qualification Level 1 – Colour Clay Cultural Arts Association