Annabel Howland

Annabel Howland’s work evolves through artistic research into subjects or phenomena which intersect in between art, science and finance. The creative process of exploring a subject from many angles and passing it through different media and artistic languages opens up new spaces for the viewer, for imagination, and for nuanced reflection.

Prompted by the consequences of the 2008 financial crisis, she launched her own research-based art project, Producers-Parasites-Hosts, in 2012. Under this title, she has spent the last few years navigating where art, science and finance meet, by exploring themes of cooperation/ competition, stability/instability, profit/loss.


As a knowledge institute VU is glad to contribute to GET LOST - art route, where perspectives on Zuidas and society are shared with the public. VU encourages the interaction between science and art, since both knowledge and experience are necessary to gain insight into ourselves and the world around us. Through publicly accessible projects and exhibitions VU wants to engage the public actively in her core values: education and research. Artist Annabel Howland’s Producers-Parasites-Hosts explores the systems and models that do not only shape science, but also society. The presentation is sponsored by the Mondriaan Fonds, a publicly financed fund stimulating visual arts and cultural heritage.