Simon(e) van Saarloos is a writer and philosopher who has published several books, including a novel and a collection of columns. In Playing Monogamy, Van Saarloos critiques monogamous living and notions of love based on ownership and property. Their most recent book is a non-fiction work about embodied commemoration. Van Saarloos curated the Abundance exhibition at Het HEM and organizes collaborations between artists, activists and scholars.
Together, Kübra Uzun and van Saarloos created the audio installation Cruising Gezi Park, an oral history about queer sex, protest, the false promise of visibility and surveillance; the symposium ‘The Architecture of Sex’; and Through the Window, a solidarity project between queer artists in Turkey and the Netherlands.