Mirjam Kooiman

Mirjam Kooiman (Netherlands, 1990) is an art historian and recently started working as a curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Amsterdam, with a special interest in postcolonial approaches in the arts and museum studies. She pursued her interest in photography in Paris during a semester at the Université Paris VIII. Before that, she carried out research on the historical photography collection of the Tropenmuseum in Amsterdam. She recently graduated from the M.A. program in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam, during which she worked as a curator in training at the photography collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Here she assisted in the exhibitions On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design and How Far How Near - The World in the Stedelijk. Kooiman lives and works in Amsterdam.