If you’re on this page that means that you want to learn more about me. So, hi!
My name is Rachel Morón and I’m a multi-lingual freelance writer and visual researcher from Curaçao currently living in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Over the last couple of years I’ve worked in different positions. There was a time I called myself a photographer, because that’s what I thought I needed to be as somebody who loves creating and looking at images (and as somebody who received a BA in Photography). After that, I referred to myself as a writer: mainly interviewing visual artists, architects and designers about their practices and writing about exhibitions. Today, I refer to myself as a visual researcher — which basically means that I’m somewhere between what I thought being a photographer and writer would be like.
I spend most of my days behind my quick to be overheated laptop — getting lost in the tangled web of the internet and taking way too many screenshots along the way. I recently graduated Cum Laude from Design Academy Eindhoven’s Master’s programme Critical Inquiry Lab (formerly known as Design Curating and Writing). Over the period of two years, I’ve honed in on my fascination with imitation and copy-culture, culminating in a thesis about templates. Both the thesis and the work which resulted from it look at what it means to use and create something that is made to be repeated over and over again.
Over the last few years, I’ve worked as a freelance research assistant, writer and photographer. I have also been an editor within photography and design magazines like Unseen Magazine (2018) and TLmagazine (2019 - present). I also moderate panels (in Dutch and English) and occassinally work as a tutor at HKU’s Photography department. I try to compile the different topics I’m interested in on my are.na page, which are now mainly embedded in interface critique and network culture.
I am also one of the core members of the grassroots activist research collective Not A Playground - which collects and reflects on institutional critique within the Dutch arts/culture/design field 🌬
You can reach me at rachelrosa1(at)gmail(dot)com, or follow me on Instagram [@rachenbach], which is way more regularly updated.
Here’s my CV
Here’s my downloadable portfolio.
This bio was last updated on January 4th, 2021.