Sjoerd Westbroek is an educator and artist with a practice that involves drawing, writing, teaching, studying and collaborating. He holds a BA in Fine Art in Education from ArtEZ Arnhem, a BA in Philosophy from Erasmus University Rotterdam and an MA Fine Art from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and the University of Plymouth (UK). In 2013/2014 he was a resident artist at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht (NL). Between 2008 and 2013 he was a founding member of artist-initiative ADA Rotterdam, which mainly focused on creating a support structure for recently graduated artists through providing studio spaces and organising a public program. He was also a board member of various art initiatives, most recently Hotel Maria Kapel in Hoorn. Westbroek is lecturer at the Teacher Training Programme of the Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam, where he tutors courses in artistic practice.