Judith van IJken graduated Cum Laude at the Photography department of HKU, University of Arts Utrecht. Then was a participant at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten. Van IJken exhibited her work in Amsterdam, The Hague but also in Shanghai, New York and Budapest. She combines her art practice with lectures and workshops at art schools such as AKV St Joost Master Programm,‘s Hertogenbosch, Parsons School of Design in New York and the Royal Academy in The Hague. Since 2017 Van IJken is PhD candidate Artistic Research at the PhDArts programme of Leiden University and Royal Academy of The Arts, The Haque.