Dayna Casey (Boorloo/NL, 1988) is an artistic researcher, editor and graphic designer.

My ongoing research looks into the parallels between bodily and earthly extraction in the practice of egg-freezing. The work examines contemporary (in)fertility through the lens of financialised climate risk, exploring bodily boundaries, intimacy, kinship, property logics, and doubt. Most recently developed at the Jan van Eyck post-graduate residency.

With Eline Benjaminsen I am working on the book Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas, where we unravel financial slang and its etymological histories, revealing the absurd (super)natural ‘fictions’ that shape our worldly ecology. This project is expanding Sami Hammana’s initial Geofinancial Lexicon.

Besides this, I work as an editor and publication designer, and teach artistic research to master students at the Critical Inquiry Lab.

My MA was in Critical Theory and Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute. From 2020 to 2022 I initiated and worked on a series of three zines for the KABK Studium Generale on the politics of wxtch craft as co-editor, program touchstone, designer, and distributor. Together with Erika Sprey and many others.


info(at)daynacasey.com
+31 (0)6 4164 7070
Based between Brussels and The Hague



  • ACTIVITIES
  • 2024
  • Collapsed Mythologies exhibited in Radius CCA, Delft. With Eline Benjaminsen.
  • Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas to be published. With Eline Benjaminsen.
  • Tutorials KASK, Gent, with MA students Graphic Design.
  • Design mentorship, MA Critical Inquiry Lab, Design Academy Eindhoven.

  • 2023
  • Talk Essayistic Tendencies at Kunsthal Gent. Alongside Metahaven and Katja Mater, 'Meeting Grounds: The Essay as Event' in the context of Paul Bailey’s practice-based PhD research on the ‘visual essay’
  • Exhibition installation at Kunsthal, Gent. Fertile Imaginaries. 'Meeting Grounds: The Essay as Event' by Paul Bailey
  • ABCB Assemblage Charbonnages at Max Collective: Artist Talk, Brussels
  • Year-long residency at Jan van Eyck post-graduate program
  • Exhibition installation, Open Studios Jan van Eyck Fertile Imaginaries: Untitled voice supported by Valentina Curandi
  • Reading performance, Jan van Eyck Fertile Imaginaries: Untitled voice supported by Valentina Curandi
  • Fertile Imaginaries: A Vessel for 92% Water at ABC Art Book Fair, Hangzhou, China
  • Language of Climate Care Care Ecologies Workshop with Ania Molenda, Arias Amsterdam
  • Exhibition: Fertile Imaginaries: A Vessel for 92% Water at Cusp, Hangzhou, China
  • Artistic research: on the parallels between financialised bodily and earthly extraction in egg-freezing
  • Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas with Eline Benjaminsen, Sami Hammana
  • Artistic research tutor, Critical Inquiry Lab Design Academy Eindhoven
  • KABK Earth Craft guidance, Studium Generale The Hague

  • 2022
  • Year-long residency at Jan van Eyck post-academy
  • Collapsed Mythologies: A Geofinancial Atlas with Eline Benjaminsen, Sami Hammana
  • KABK Word for World is Soil programme, editorial and visual guidance
  • External critic WDKA Honours programme
  • Fiber Festival 'Mutation', Amsterdam: talk on Wxtch Craft with Erika Sprey
  • Well Projects writing piece for publication
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Spring Sessions
  • Nest Den Haag, every moment a junction, w melanie bonajo, Maaike Gouwenberg, Erika Sprey. Image artwork.

  • 2021
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Fall Sessions
  • Fertile Imaginaries part of Hoops Purity is not an Option Climate Care reading group, The Rewilding Years: On a Nature Culture Learning Site Floating University, Berlin
  • Fertile Imaginaries reading on Radio Robida, Robida Collective writing broadcasted
  • Textile piece for Kasvio, Fertile Imaginaries at Kasvio, Food as Story-telling curated by Staci Bu Shea
  • KABK Wxtch craft zine publication, editor and designer Spring Sessions
  • Artworks Bare Fruits for Georgie Sinclair and Rosie Haward – feminist queer literature podcast
  • Collective Spell Zazie Stevens, Daisyworld Magazine #2

  • 2020
  • MA critical theory thesis, Epistemic Anxiety: Disembodied Objectivity and the Oscillating Climate Sceptic – setting the stakes for a feminist quantum imaginary supervised by Rachel O’Reilly
  • Gossip and Joyful Militancy reading together with Marthe Prins, Diptych, Amsterdam
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water reading as part of Daisyworld Magazine launch at San Serriffe, Amsterdam
  • It Doesn’t Have to Taste Good to be Affective collective presentation with coop All About my Mother, Casco Art Institute, Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water published in Zazie Stevens' Daisyworld Magazine
  • A queer rewriting of the Last Will and Testament with Anakin Xersonsky and Saskia Burggraaf, at Radio Kootwijk
  • Fertile Imaginaries, A Vessel for 92% Water Aeroponic Acts, Kootwijk, Dutch Art Institute (Installation, performance)
  • KABK Wxtch craft, visual communication
  • KABK Studium Generale, The Parasite, visual communication

  • 2019
  • How do Bodies Read Together? performative installation and reading at Grote Kerk, Groede
  • Reading evaporated tears collective presentation with coop “Agency,” Parco Naturale Regionale Molentargius-Saline, Cagliari, Sardinia
  • Transitioning to (il)logics performative reading at Silent Green, Berlin
  • Terms of Now performative reading at Patronaat, Epen
  • KABK Studium Generale, The Parasite, visual communication
  • KABK Studium Generale, May You Live in Interesting Times, visual communication


  • Education:
  • 2018 – 2020:
  • Dutch Art Institute, Art Praxis
    Roaming Academy, EU
    Master of Art 2020

  • 2019 – 2020
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Anthropology and Global Fantasy
  • Project group with Sepake Angiama, Nina bell F., Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons: All about my mother (on care, reproductive labour, the familial and the institutional)
  • School of Expressions: experimental project on knowledge other than the systematised – PLATO, Ostrava, Czech Republic

  • 2018 – 2019
  • Critical theory Seminar with Rachel O’Reilly: At the Limits of the Writerly: Queer Theory and the Critique of Energy
  • Project group with James Bridle, Navine G.Khan-Dossos, Van Abbemuseum: Agency – Everyday practice and global power
  • Writing workshop Beyond Fictocriticism curated by David Maroto

  • 2008 – 2013
  • Royal Academy of Art – The Hague, NL Bachelor of Graphic Design
  • 2011
  • Erasmus Exchange Programme, Visual Communication, Weißensee Kunsthochschule, Berlin
  • 2001 – 2007: VWO

  • Dayna Casey Publicaties Dayna Casey studio Dayna Casey studio