Being fascinated by sculpture her whole life, Badriah Suzanna Hamelink joined the art scene in 2006 and became known for her minimal symbolism. Intrigued with sculpting stone and casting metal, she studied at the Rietveld Academie (NL), in Pietrasanta (IT), at the Royal Academy of Fine Art Antwerp (BE) and at the Fine Arts Academy Athens (GR) where she was trained as a contemporary sculptor.
Fathered by Dutch poet and writer Jaques Hamelink and with the founder of the first Arab study center in the Netherlands as a grandmother, Badriah grew up in a predominantly intellectual environment. Nevertheless she found her own route leading away from the rational towards the intuitive. Her work reflects distilled states of human experience. From scarily fragile to bold and rough, her works never fail to use the power of suggestion.
In 2017 Badriah founded Atelier BSH, continuing the production of her own artwork. She went on to exhibit her work in galeries and museums in New York, Brussels, Vienna, Luxembourg, Stockholm, Milan, Zermatt, Salgemma, Prague and Mauna Loa. Hamelink was motivated to further her career as an artist and went on to learn an ancient Japanese stone splitting technique, as well as experimenting with various types of resin, in order to pursue her passion for art. Badriah Hamelink currently lives and works in The Hague and has her studio at Maakhaven.