Sajda van der Leeuw

writer - photographer - academic


Dr. Sajda Alexandra Josée van der Leeuw is the founder of Land Art Worldwide, currently featuring Land Art Netherlands, Land Art UK, Land Art Europe (coming soon), and Land Art USA.

Sajda holds a D.Phil. (Ph.D.) in History of Art from the University of Oxford, United Kingdom (2020), a MA in Art History from the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, United States of America (2014), and a Research MA in Philosophy from the University of Amsterdam, the Netherlands (2012).

Her dissertation, ‘Earth in Focus: The Complex Sculptures of Land Art and their Big Picture Effect, as Seen through the Lens of Photography and Film (1960s-1980s)’, focused on the interrelation of Land Art and lens-based media like photography and film. You can read the short summary, preface and acknowledgments of the thesis here.