Roosje Klap is the founder of Atelier Roosje Klap, also known as the collective ARK. She has developed a national and international network in art, design, research, and education, mainly in the cultural sector. With ARK as a vessel, Klap collides an interdisciplinary practice to unconventional, artistic research that stems from playful collaborations.
Positioning in the intersection of technology, art, science, education, and design, the work of ARK is an example of a generation that crossover different artistic disciplines. Her projects involve close collaboration with specialists from diverse creative and cultural backgrounds, such as artists, curators, architects, developers, scientists, and writers. In addition, ARK represents a new generation of designers who work on private or public commissions and define their own assignments.
Klap is a Ph.D. candidate at The Academy of Creative and Performing Arts (ACPA), a research institute within the Faculty of Humanities at Leiden University. She researches the perils and possibilities of digital co-creation with machines and artificial intelligence on the owner- and authorship of the contemporary artistic practice.