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 received his BA in Performance Art. Subsequent to that he is currently attending a Post-Graduate program at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam, where he will receive his MA 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 influences (in particular digital influences such as social media) shape us. Often using the richness of the internet and the possibilities of technology 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. Besides working as a professional actor/performance artist, he performs live with his own music under the pseudonym of ‘Cousin’. He creates minimalistic, electronic music combined with his own vocals. More recently he also started exhibiting several audio/visual- and kinetic installation works, often using video and other digital media as an expressing tool. Among which is his successful graduation work ‘Forever Online’ (2017).

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

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