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Daan Couzijn (Haarlem, 1994) is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Amsterdam. After having studied singing at the Conservatory of Music in Rotterdam, he continued his studies at the Institute of Performative Arts in Maastricht where he graduated with a BA degree in Performance Art. Concluding his education, Couzijn graduated in June 2019 from a postgraduate program (Radical Cut-Up) at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, where he received a MA degree in Fine Art and Design.

Couzijn is a creative all-rounder - musically skilled with a very strong eye for visual aesthetics who focuses on authenticity, existentialism and the way external (in particular digital) influences shape us. Often using the human psyche, the richness of our emotional capacity and the potential role of future technologies as an inspiration for his works, Couzijn believes that every idea, every creation, is a combined effort of everything we've ever witnessed and experienced. Couzijn doesn't regard the artwork as an end point, but as a simple moment in an infinite network of contributions, refusing any form of "source-hypocrisy" and boldly accepting all ideas as second-hand, consciously and unconsciously drawn from a million outside sources. His practice consists out of audio-/visual installation works, often using video and 3D animation software as a medium. Among which is his successful graduation work Beautiful Impact (2019). Besides his visual practice, he performs live with his own music under the pseudonym of Cousin.

CV
2010 - 2013: FDA in Music (singing) at Codarts University of the Arts (Conservatory of Rotterdam) in Rotterdam
2013 - 2017: BA in Theatre (performance art) at Institute of Performative Arts (Toneelacademie Maastricht) in Maastricht
2017 - 2019: MA in Fine Art and Design at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam

Press
Feature: Turtlenek
Interview: Metal Magazine
Feature: Dazed & Confused Magazine
Interview: Kunst is lang (podcast series by Mister Motley)
Interview: Metal Magazine
Interview: i-D
Interview: DAMN Magazine
Interview: Mister Motley
Feature: De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019
Feature: Lodown Magazine
Feature: Vogue Italia
Feature: Kaltblut Magazine
Feature: TEDx Amsterdam