Suzanne van der Lingen is an artist and writer currently based in London.

Contact: suzannevanderlingen [at] gmail [dot] com

Solo Exhibitions


I can’t say everything all at once. Two Queens, Leicester

I’ll be your mirror. Stryx, Birmingham. Presented as part of Slice; curated by Emma Mckinney


ARK. The Joinery, Dublin. Selected as part of the Joinery’s Graduate Program


Selected Group Exhibitions, Workshops and Screenings


Not an Archive (group exhibition). Primary, Nottingham. Curated by Emily Gray for New Contemporaries. Supported by Arts Council England

Tone Poems (performance). Presented at ‘Modernist Art Writing / Writing Modernist Art’ conference, University of Nottingham


Correspondence, (workshop). Commissioned by Scottish Artists Union. Dundee


NAWKI, (screening). Selected by ESP/Eastside Projects, produced by 12ø Collective. Various venues, UK

Would you like to come back to our hut?, (group exhibition). Backlit, Nottingham

This can only be thought of as a monologue within a dialogue, (lecture). Guest speaker and producer with Claire Walsh, selected by Maria Fusco as part of the School of Art Friday Talk lecture series. Edinburgh College of Art


Crabs and Butterflies, (workshop). Hosted by Jessica Gogan. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

How To Fake Your Own Death, (screening). Part of the Ripples on the Pond programme, selected by Alex Hetherington / Modern Edinburgh Film School. CCA, Glasgow

Edits-While-U-Wait and Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One, (workshop and screening). Presented as part of ECA/ESW Graduate Bursary Award residency. Edits-While-U-Wait produced by Claire Walsh. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop

Reading in the Dark, (screening). Glasgow Film Festival, commissioned by MAP Magazine. CCA, Glasgow


The Artist Writing Room, (group exhibition and workshop). Edinburgh College of Art

Silver Screen Darling, (screening). Thurrock International Film Festival 

Remote Possibilities, (group exhibition). Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Sutherland


Leave the Capitol: An Exploration of Contemporary Identity by the Masters Programme, Edinburgh College of Art, (group exhibition). The Fleming Collection, London

FAIR, (group exhibition). Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh


Points of Departure, (group exhibition). Filmbase for Darklight Festival 2010, Dublin

Portret Paviljoen/ Portrait Pavilion, (group exhibition). Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten


Awards and Residencies


Studio residency. Backlit, Nottingham


ECA/ESW Bursary Award: studio residency (March – May 2015). Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop


New Sensations, (Longlist, nomination). Saatchi Art

Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship. Edinburgh College of Art

Remote Possibilities (group residency). Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Sutherland


Andrew Grant Bequest Major Award. Edinburgh College of Art


The Joinery Graduate Program. The Joinery, Dublin


Selected Publications


‘Tone Poems’, (text). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk


Publication Happens, (text). Eastside Projects, Birmingham

‘Out of Office Auto-Reply: Chapter Five’, (text). MAP,  www.mapmagazine.co.uk 


Footnoting the Archive, (guest editorial project). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk. Supported by Creative Scotland


‘How To Fake Your Own Death’, (text and video). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk


‘I, the Other, the Space Between: Reading in the Dark’, (text). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk

‘Reading in the Dark: Voice – Text – Screen’, (curator). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk

X: Embassy Gallery Members Publication, (artwork). Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

‘How to Fake Your Own Death’, (text). Occupy Paper issue 9, www.occupypaper.com


‘Death of a Botanist’, (text). The Glasshouse Request, edited by Joseph Priestly 

‘Johan Grimonprez’, (text). SLCTDBY, slctdby.com


‘Bill Jacobson: Urban Haze’, (text). GUP Magazine issue 30, Amsterdam: x Publishers BV

Contributor. Paper Visual Art Dublin Edition, www.papervisualart.com

‘On Fame & Femininity: Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz’, (writer). GUP Magazine, issue 29. Amsterdam: x Publishers BV


The Tireless Epic: Fieret-Tichy-Heyboer. (research assistant). Uitgeverij d’jonge Hond, Fotomuseum Den Haag

Foto en Copyright: G.P. Fieret Vol. 2, (research assistant). Uitgeverij Voetnoot, Fotomuseum Den Haag

‘Critical Masses: Towards a New Medium for Art Criticism’, (text). Circa Art Magazine, Dublin


Arts Employment and Volunteer Work

Mar 2020 – present  

Visual Arts & Museums London, Arts Council England

Dec 2017 – Dec 2019

Arts & Heritage Duty Manager
Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

Jan 2017 – Dec 2017

Visual Arts Assistant
Nottingham Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

Jan 2017 – present     

Advisory board
MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk

Jan 2016 – Dec 2016 

Guest Editor
‘Footnoting the Archive’ (with Claire Walsh). MAP, www.mapmagazine.co.uk

Jan 2015 – Sep 2016   

Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

Oct 2014 – Aug 2015 

Forest Centre Plus, Edinburgh

Oct 2011 – Apr 2012 

Dek22, Rotterdam

Apr 2011

TAG gallery, The Hague

Aug – Oct 2010           

The Hague Museum of Photography

Nov 2009 – May 2010 

Research Assistant
Gerard Byrne, Dublin



2012 – 2014

MFA Contemporary Art Practice (Photography)
Edinburgh College of Art

Feb – Jun 2009          

BA Photography (Erasmus Exchange Program)
Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp

2006 – 2010              

BA (Hons) History of Art and Fine Art (Media)
National College of Art and Design, Dublin