Contact: suzannevanderlingen [at]


[2012-2014] MFA Contemporary Art Photography (Distinction)
Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh

[2006-2010] BA History of Art and Fine Art, Media (Distinction)
National College of Art and Design, Dublin

[Feb-Jun 2009] BA Photography (Erasmus Exchange Program)
Academie voor Schone Kunsten, Antwerp

Professional Experience

[2017 – present] Advisory Board

[Jan 2017 – present] Visual Arts Assistant
Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham

[Jan 2016 – Dec 2016] Guest Editor

[Jan 2015 – Sep 2016] Co-Director (committee)
Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

[Oct 2014 – Aug 2015] Contributor (members’ voluntary contributions)
Forest Centre Plus, Edinburgh

[Oct 2011 – Apr 2012] Volunteer
Dek22, Rotterdam

[Apr 2011] Invigilator
TAG gallery; the Hague

[Aug – Oct 2010] Intern
The Hague Museum of Photography

[Nov 2009 – May 2010] Research Assistant
Gerard Byrne

Awards and Residencies

12-month studio residency at Backlit, Nottingham

ECA School of Art graduate micro residency with Claire Walsh (August)
Hope Scott Trust Funding for MAP: Footnoting the Archive

ECA/ESW Bursary Award
New Sensations 2014, Saatchi Art (Longlist, nomination)
Andrew Grant Bequest Scholarship
Remote Possibilities group residency at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Sutherland

Andrew Grant Bequest Major Award

Solo show, The Joinery Graduate Program

Selected Exhibitions, Screenings and Talks

‘Would you like to come back to our hut?’. Backlit
NAWKI, selected by ESP / Eastside Projects, across various venues, UK
‘I’ll be your mirror’, (solo), curated by Emma Mckinney as part of Slice, Stryx, Birmingham
ECA School of Art Friday Talk (24 March, with Claire Walsh)
‘Limbo Lambada’. Isthisit? x HUTT. Group exhibition at HUTT and online curated programme at Isthisit?
‘Split Screen’. Year-long screening and talk programme. Backlit, Nottingham

‘Modern Edinburgh Film School: Mairi Lafferty’. Screening of ‘How To Fake Your Own Death’, as part of the Ripples on the Pond programme. CCA, Glasgow

Edits-While-U-Wait and Symbiopsychotaxiplasm Take One screening, presented as part of ECA/ESW Graduate Bursary Award residency. Edits-While-U-Wait is run by Claire Walsh. Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop, Edinburgh

‘Reading in the Dark’ (Curator). Glasgow Film Festival, supported by MAP Magazine. CCA, Glasgow

‘The Artist Writing Room’. Edinburgh College of Art, Edinburgh
‘Silver Screen Darling’. Screening at Thurrock International Film Festival
‘Print Portfolio’. Group exhibition at Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Masters of the Multiverse: MFA Degree Show 2014’. Degree Show at Edinburgh College of Art
‘Remote Possibilities’. Group exhibition at Timespan Museum and Arts Centre, Sutherland

‘Leave the Capitol: An Exploration of Contemporary Identity by the Masters Programme, Edinburgh College of Art’. The Fleming Collection
‘Phantasmagoria’. The Old Ambulance Depot, Edinburgh
‘FAIR’. Talbot Rice Gallery, Edinburgh
‘No Lemon/No Melon’. Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
‘Embassy Members’ Show: Defcon Salon 1′. Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh

‘ARK’ (solo show). The Joinery, Dublin
Selected as part of the Joinery’s Graduate Program.

‘Points of Departure’. Filmbase for Darklight Festival 2010, Dublin
‘Portret Paviljoen/ Portrait Pavilion’. Kasteel Duivenvoorde, Voorschoten
NCAD Degree Show, Dublin

Selected Publications

‘Amuse-Bouches’, (writer). Front Horse, Issue 1.

‘How To Fake Your Own Death’, (artist). MAP

‘I, the Other, the Space Between: Reading in the Dark’, (writer), MAP
‘Reading in the Dark: Voice – Text – Screen’, (curator), MAP
‘X: Embassy Gallery Members Publication’, (contributor) Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh
‘How to Fake Your Own Death’, (writer). Occupy Paper, issue 9.
Exotica!, (editor, producer and contributor). Published on the occasion of ‘Masters of the Multiverse: MFA Degree Show 2014’, Edinburgh College of Art.

‘Death of a Botanist’, (writer). The Glasshouse Request, ed. Joseph Priestly.
‘Johan Grimonprez’, (contributor). SLCTDBY.

‘Tr@ces: An Email Story’, (editor).

‘Bill Jacobson: Urban Haze’, (writer). GUP Magazine, issue 30.
Contributor. GUP Magazine Blog.
Contributor. Paper Visual Art Dublin Edition.
Contributor. The Shpilman Institute for Photography blog
‘On Fame & Femininity: Susan Sontag and Annie Leibovitz’, (writer). GUP Magazine, issue 29.

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’, (writer). Circa Art Magazine
‘A response to Francis Alys: Le Temps du Sommeil’, (writer). Paper Visual Art Journal

Selected Reviews and Profiles

‘Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014’ by Susan Mansfield. The List.
‘ECA Degree Show 2014: Making Space’ by Kate Andrews. The Skinny.
‘Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014’. Central Station.

‘Suzanne van der Lingen: Ark, The Joinery, 18 – 23 May, 2011’ by Rebecca O’Dwyer. Paper Visual Art Journal.
‘Focus Artist: Suzanne van der Lingen’. Paper Visual Art Journal.

Artist Profile. Occupy Paper, Issue 1.