Jennifer Akkermans’ “You Can Never Go Home” (MFA Thesis Exhibition at The University of Waterloo) from Tara Cooper on Vimeo.

You Can Never Go Home
an installation by Jennifer Akkermans
University of Waterloo Art Gallery
May 5 – 21st, 2016

Jennifer Akkermans is a Canadian artist, far from home. Originally from a Hanna, Alberta, she currently lives and works in Waterloo, Ontario. In the fall of 2014, Jennifer packed her P.T. Cruiser and drove across the country to pursue her MFA at the University of Waterloo. Since then, she has used herself as a case study to examine how one might build a new home somewhere new.

Jennifer has exhibited at the Art Gallery of Calgary and the Esker Foundation and participated in residencies, such as at the Banff Centre. In 2015, Jennifer travelled to Cologne, Germany, to work with Alexandra Bircken.