Hadassah Emmerich is a Dutch artist born in 1974, currently living and working in Brussels, Belgium. She studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Maastricht, HISK Flanders, and Goldsmiths College in London. In her works, she has explored themes such as body, identity, the sensory, and the sensual. The central theme of her works has been the commodification of the erotic and the exotic. Since 2016, her technique has changed. Using stencils from vinyl flooring, she covers them with ink, impresses them onto canvases, papers, walls. With references from Pop Art and visual advertisements, she explores the stereotypical constructs of the “exotic”, its history of sexualization and commodification. Her mixed heritage of Dutch, Indonesian, Chinese, and German is a starting, key point of her artistic practice. Her works have been exhibited in key Dutch institutions: Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, Museum Voorlinden, The Royal Palace in Amsterdam, GEM in the Hague, and many more.