Marike Hoekstra is an artist-teacher-researcher. Her experience as an independent art educator includes teaching, residencies, project organization, consultancy, lecturing and research. She actively works as an artist in drawing and installation art. She teaches at the Amsterdam University of the Arts.
Marike’s research focuses on artist in school projects and innovative art education. She published on the role of the artist teacher in projects organized by Toeval Gezocht and CBK Rotterdam (2009, 2010) and Altermodern Art Education, a research project at the Amsterdam School of the Arts (2012). Currently Marike studies for the degree of MPhil/PhD at the Faculty of Education & Children’s Services at Chester University. Her PhD research concerns the implications of the artist teacher on democratic pedagogical practice.