Born in Roermond in the Netherlands, Stultiens tries to divide her time between the Netherlands (Rotterdam) and Uganda (Kampala). She studied photography at the Utrecht School of the Arts (1995-1998) and received her MFA from Post-St Joost in Breda in 2001, as well as an MA in Photographic Studies from Leiden University in 2012.
Stultiens’ work deals with representing and understanding cultural differences with the help of photographs. She makes mostly long-term, mostly self-started documentary projects for presentation online or in book form. Her interest in photographs held in personal and institutional archives led to her setting up History In Progress Uganda, a platform for gathering photo collections, in and about Uganda, that digitises the images in order to make them available to a wide audience online and in exhibitions.
In exhibitions and books made by Stultiens the (changing) materiality of the photographic image plays an important role. She uses different printing methods to highlight the medium that is being used to show a piece of the world.
Stultiens teaches at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands.
Her publications include: Time Capsule (with Vrouwkje Tuinman (2011), The Kaddu Wasswa Archive (2010), Pose, Ugandan Images (2010), Intensive Care (with VrouwkjeTuinman), Komm, meinMädchen in die Berge (The Alps) 2008, Low Lands – High Hills (2007), In Almost Every Picture II (with Erik Kessels) 2003, Kerkdorp-Polderdorp 2002.