Sharelly Emanuelson (1986) Filmmaker & Visual artist was born and raised in Curaçao and Aruba, she has a BA in Audiovisual Media from the School of the Arts Utrecht and MA in Artistic Research at the Royal Art Academy the Hague. Sharelly’s installations started to receive international attention and recognition and her documentaries have been screened at festivals such as CIFFR and TTFF, NYCFF and Cinelatino. Her first film won an Audience Award, Category: Best Student Film. In 2014 she received the Master Award at the Royal Art Academy the Hague and in 2018 the Black Achievement Spotlight Award in the Netherlands. Apart from her own practice she founded Uniarte, an artist-run foundation that enhances the visibility & development of emerging professional artists in the Caribbean region. She is a guest lecture at the University of Curaçao, The University of Saint Maarten, Art Institute Ateliers’89 in Aruba and MBO Scholengemeenschap in Bonaire.  

With her films, installations and photography she materializes her own experiences and observations on communities & cultures, Intrapersonal and Interpersonal relationships, collective memory, patterns & traditions. Through her lens based work and audiovisual arrangements, she is in search of her own growth in thought and vocabulary. Currently she is working on a new series “Mirada Karibe” where she is exploring a Caribbean point of view.

Last updated April 2019


2012-2014 “Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy, The Hague” NL

2006-2010 “Bachelor Audiovisual Media, School of the arts Utrecht” NL


2019 Rotterdam Filmfestival Curacao CUR


2018 Trinidad filmfestival  TT

2018 Silicon Valley African Film Festival 2018 USA

2018 “’t Hoogt, Utrecht” NL

2018 “Rialto, Amsterdam” NL 2018 Filmhuis Den Haag NL 2018 Rotterdam Filmfestival Curacao CUR

2015 University of Sint Maarten SXM

2015 Cas di Cultura AUA

2013 “Holland Doc Ned 2, Nederlandse tv” NL

2012 AITP Film Festival NL

2011 Shoot me film Festival NL

2011 Black Magic Woman festival NL

2011 Winternachten NL

2011 Cineblend / Tropentheater NL

2011 Teatro Luna Blou CUR

2011 Biblioteca National AUA AUA

2011 Instituto Pedagogico Aruba AUA

2011 De Balie NL 2011 Beeld voor Beeld filmfestival NL

2011 Uitmarkt NL

2011 Go Short film Festival NL


2018 “Groep Expositie, Caribbean Linked V” AUA

2016 “Artist Talk, AliceYard” TT

2016 “Group Exhibition, Caribische Liaisons, CBK Zuidoost” NL

2015 “Group Exhibition, Kamarado, Stedelijk Museum Bureau” NL

2015 “Group Exhibition, Transartfest Art Biennial, Trans-ideology: Nostalgia” TW

2014 “Group Exhibition, Doh Mix Meh Up, Oxford University” UK

2014 “Group Exhibition, Un Sentiment de Comme Si” NL

2014 “Solo Exhibition, The Ongoing Conversation, 1646” NL

2014 “Group Exhibition, There Will be Wine” NL

2013 “Group Exhibition, Transartfest Art Biennial, Trans-ideology: Nostalgia” GE

2013 “Group Exhibition, Rootsfestival” NL

2013 “Group Exhibition, There Will be Wine, Exhibition” NL

2012 “Group Exhibition, Meet & Greet Exhibition Uniarte”


2018 Caribbean Linked V AUA

2018 Instituto Buena Bista CUR


2018 Alex Alberto Film Fund CUR

2018 Urban Talent – Cultuurparticipatie 2018-2019 NL


2018 In de Spotlight Award NL

2014 Winner Master Award Artistic Research Koninklijke Kunst Academie Den Haag NL

2012 “Winner Afrika in the Picture filmfestival, Audience Award Categorie Best student film” NL


2016 “Reflections of a filmmaker,Commentaries, Online Journal University of Sint Maarten” SXM

2015 ” DohMixMehUp, Oxford University” UK


2016-Heden Collaboration Casa Moderna met Avantia Damberg CUR

2017-Heden Cinema Moderna met Marlon Reina & Hester Jonkhout CUR

2014-Heden Bij Caribbean Filmcom betrokken als regisseur met Michel Drenthe als Producent CUR

2018 Collaboratie IBB mbt Curacao Rotterdam Filmfestival CUR

2016-2017 Teatro Kadaken CUR

2014 “Calypso & Roadmarch, Research & Documentation met Gregory Richardson” AUA

2014 “Live-discussion performance voor Lilo Nein, camera en montage” NL

2014 “Select the right Location voor Anna Moreno, productie en regie assistent” NL

2012 “Zwarte piet is racisme voor Quincy and Knoledge, Documentatie” NL


2015 “Group Exhibition, Kamarado, Stedelijk Museum Bureau” NL

Panel Discussions

2014 Oxford Diaspora Art event “Doh mix meh up” NL NL

2013 Close Encounters of the Caribbean Kind II: On Decolonial Aesthetics and European Blackness in Kunsthal KAdE NL

2011 Oude beelden – nieuw commentaar. Deel 2: The Dutch 2 Caribbean NL

2011 Oude beelden – nieuw commentaar. Deel 2: The Dutch 2 Caribbean Film and table discussion evenings at Cineblend Stichting Audiovisuele Anthropologie NL


2015 “Guest Lecture, Caribbean Filmmaking, University of Sint Martin” SXM

2013 “Workshops to film & video production, Project Full” NL

2009 “Film and video workshops, Festival Yu di Korsou” NL

Curatorial Projects

Ongoing “Uniarte, a non-profit artist led organisation, Founder” CUR

2017 Cinema Moderna CUR

2017 Artist Talk CUR

2016 “Ad layers to your plot met Hector Rafaela, Fiona Henriquez, Adriana Escobar” CUR

2009 “Projecto Yu di Korsou, Producer of a theater & film event/workshop” CUR

Advisory Committee

2061-2017 Vriza NL