okki poortvliet1999

Groningen & Odoorn based

Okki Poortvliet grew up in a small village in the north of the Netherlands. There she shot her graduation film for Minerva art academy: IJswee (longing for ice). A film about how villagers, with a passion for skating on natural ice, deal with the increasingly warmer winters.

Okki is interested in making all kinds of things, so she studied Illustration, Animation and Time Based Design. She is currently taking next steps as a filmmaker at Docwerk in Den Bosch and is studying Philosophy at the University of Groningen.
'I want to take the public to the reality of other people and places, to bring them into contact with what you cannot see and hear in daily life'

The result: films, animations, drawings, prints, installations and everything in between.
It is also clear that she has a thing for birds and ice rinks.

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︎Drentse Talentprijs Cultuur 2021
︎Beste Groninger Film non-fictie 2021 ︎Film Winner, ARTS THREAD GLOBAL DESIGN GRADUATE SHOW 2021 in collaboration with Gucci
︎Winner of the Lift-Off Global Network First-Time Filmmaker Sessions September 2021 

Noorderlijk Film Festival - Best documentary 2021
Noorderlijk Film Festival - Best young talent 2021
Minerva Design Award 2021


2022 Teaching & Research Instructor at Minerva Art Academy
2021/2022 Documentarymaker at Docwerk
2019+ Freelance Illustrator and Filmmaker


2020-now BA Philosophy, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
2017-2021 BA Design, Academie Minerva, Groningen
2011-2017 VWO, Carmel College Emmen

2020 Ditteke Mensink, documentary director and writer
2020 GWA, Grafisch Werkplaats Amsterdam

2019 Illustratie57 Committee, PR


NOW-august 31 2022, De Vlaggenhijsers, Drents Museum

2021    IJswee solo exhibition, CBK Emmen

2021    Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2021    Lucht Kunstpunt, Groningen
2021    Artsthread Global Design Graduate Show 2021
2021    DETOUR Graduation Show, Groningen 2019    Panta Rhei, Forma Aktua & Grafiek Platform, Groningen
2019    Illustratie57 Barricades exhibition, Groningen
2019    Grafiek in de Kerk van Woltersum


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