Christel Derksen, born in 1970 in Gendringen, the Netherlands. Received her BA in 1997 from the HKU in Utrecht, the Netherlands and her MFA in 1999 from the AKI2 (now Dutch Art Institute) in Enschede, the Netherlands.

Over the years Christel Derksen has worked in many different artistic disciplines, including photography, video and installation art. Her recent photo work has a strong reference to painting, the base of the images is photography, but the final work is made in Photoshop where all the ingredients are put together.