Isabelle Zumbrink (1979) is a photocollagist, self-portrait photographer, artistic researcher, creative writer and artzine-maker.
When she was a little girl, she made collages and zines by collecting and pasting images from magazines and newspapers in little (handmade) notebooks. The images usually were of animals and pop-idols.
She studied photography at a private institution, BA Social Work/Community arts at Hogeschool de Horst and MA Genderstudies at Utrecht University.
She worked as a coördinator of community arts projects with girls and women (of color/migrant/low-class) for almost ten years.
Since 2017 she is an ARTivist in the representation of motherhood and family based on lived experiences by mxthers in Western art and visual culture. From 2020 she is also a artistic researcher on institutional and feminist motherhood and on photographic maternal art.
She lives in Utrecht (NL) with her three children of 7, 12 & 15 year and makes art in her home studio.