Cheryl Schurgers (1991) is a Dutch visual artist, fashion photographer and art director working within performative photography. She received a BFA in photography from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam (2014). Schurgers explores the way images influence our identity. By recurrently being both the model and photographer, she places her body in different settings and seeks out new methods to construct her reality. She likes to play-off her own meticulously choreographed images against photographic style clichés, referring to advertising photography and film-stills. Although the work often results in a photograph, the process in which her images are made, are grounded in sculpture and performance.