About Me

Aster Fliers

I graduated from Theatre Studies at Utrecht University in december 2016, having previously studied costume design at Utrecht School of Arts. After some initial confusion about my affinities, it became obvious that my strength lies in merging the craftspersonship of costume with writing & humanities theory. I’m currently focussed on furthering the research process that started with my MA thesis. I also bake a mean vegan cake, because that’s what my sister and I do for a living.

Education:

Utrecht University (UU) — MA Theatre Studies, 2015-2016 (3.81 GPA)

Utrecht School of Arts (HKU) — BA Theatre Design, 2009-2013

Jobs and internships:

I’m co-director of (and graphic designer for) the socio-economic experiment that my sister has been running, with some help, since 2009: Zus&Zo Gebak.

During my time at HKU I did a few internships, one of those with ‘notorious’ Dutch artist TINKEBELL, where I learnt to embroider. I also learnt a lot about creative processes, the public’s response to art and the relationship between ethics and art in general, as well as the importance of being more nuanced than simply labeling someone or their work notorious. Other projects/internships are featured on the portfolio, including some written work. I have basic pattern designing skills, which come in handy when sewing costumes and clothes.

IELTS says that my English is as good as it can get according to their test: Band 9, Expert User. My French and German are nowhere near as good, but I have some proficiency. My Spanish is purely fictional.