Marieke Helmke

Marieke holds a Bachelor in Visual Arts and Political Science for Teaching from the University of the Arts and Freie Universität in Berlin. She just moved back to the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm, Sḵwx̱wú7mesh, and səlilwətaɬ territories where she attended an exchange semester at Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2018. As she grew up in the Teutoburg Forest in Germany, she loves being around trees and is grateful to be able to spend more time here on these lands. In her artistic practice she currently explores different angles of empathy and care through sound projects, song writing and painting. Back in Berlin she co-coordinates a collective which organizes seminars on feminist topics and music. Over the past 7 years she mentored and supported young people in their creative processes in diverse contexts and is excited to continue that at BrainBoost.