Biophilia will be exhibited at BredaPhoto 2022

The 10th edition of BredaPhoto will take place in 2022. Starting as a local initiative, they have grown into an international photography festival with a worldwide network of photography friends, curators and visitors. To celebrate this, they are organizing a major jubilee project that will bridge the gap between then and now. From each previous edition they have invited one photographer again to participate in BredaPhoto 2022: Theater of Dreams.
In 2008 Annegien van Doorn (NL) exhibited the series ‘Various Perspectives of my Room’ in the Stadsgallerij. In 2022 she will return with the project ‘Biophilia’ (which in Greek literally means love for life) that is about the innate attraction of humans to nature. In a video made for the Kick Off of BredaPhoto 2020 she tells us her motivation to make this project

Image poetry by Jedithja de Groot in Parool

The Museum for Non-Essential Art was founded by We Are Public to question the place that art has in our society, since non-essential shops were recently allowed to open their doors, but museums and cultural institutions had to remain closed. Annegien van Doorn created the Compulsive series for this museum. On the one hand, it refers to the way in which Van Doorn treats products with an irresistible urge to demolish them and transform them into something meaningful. And on the other hand it refers to and criticises our common compulsive shopping behaviour. 

Domestic Science is part of Rétrospective Oodaaq

The 21st of May opens L’Estival Oodaaq in Rennes with the presentation of Quatre saisons, a retrospective video program with 100 works. Like a year that will pass and re-pass before your eyes, a continuous cycle, an infinite revolution.
I’m happy my video Domestic Science is part of the spring. Check out the teaser of spring here

Museum For Non-Essential Art

Since 28 April, non-essential shops have had their doors open again. But museums and cultural institutions remain closed. What does this say about the place art has in our society? With this museum, We Are Public wants to get people thinking about what is essential and what is not, and what place art has in our society. 

They’ve asked me to combine my practise as an artist and commissioned photographer to make a piece of art for the exhibition which they could use for the campaign of the museum as well.

You can see the final result from 12 – 26 May⁠ at Staalstraat 7-B, Amsterdam (@droog)
Wednesday to Friday 10am-6pm / Saturday & Sunday 12am – 6pm⁠


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Artist in Residence @ Arteventura, Spain

I’m very happy working this month on my new project ‘Biophilia’ in the ecological Artist in Residence Arteventura in the heart of the nature reserve Sierra de Aracena y Picos de Aroche in Andalusia in Spain.

Special edition prints new work Biophilia

Hahnemühle FineArt Pearl Paper, 25 x 38 cm & 38 x 27 cm
Edition: 20
200 euros [until 1st of September 2020]

They are mounted on aluminium with an u-profile, so they’re ready to be hung on your wall right away!

Since the world is upside down, obviously also my art practise changed quiet a lot. There are no commissions, no exhibitions, no teaching, etcetera. So, my days in the studio are entirely filled with the development of my new work Biophilia.

Although I’ve already been working on this project for quite some time, at this moment Biophilia seems more relevant than ever: Biophilia is about our distorted relationship with nature. Therefor I’ve decided to join Artist Support Pledge and I can already offer you three photographs of this new work for a special price and size.
Biophilia (which in Greek literally means love of life) refers to man’s innate attraction to nature. Connectedness with nature is a primal need of man. We have always tried to integrate nature-inspired elements into our immediate environment, but in recent years you can say that there has been a hype. With Biophilia I investigate the paradoxes inherent in our behaviour regarding nature and especially in the way we design our environment.
#artistsupportpledge is a simple, but genius initiative by artist Matthew Burrows to support artists during this pandemic by creating a new dynamic market. The concept is very easy: artists are invited to sell work up to €200. Every time an artist makes €1000 in sales they then pledge to purchase the work of another artist for €200. There are no enforcements, it is a system based on the honesty and generosity of artistic communities at all levels.
I hope you like this idea as much as I do. Please have a look at the three different photographs I’m happy to offer you.
If you are interested, you can send me an e-mail or purchase them in my webshop.