Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Anouk Kruithof was born in 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, and now lives and works in Berlin. She studied photography in the same period as Jaap Scheeren at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. They collaborated on the project The Black Hole, for which they won the Unique Photography Prize. The series was exhibited at Foam and published by Episode Publishers in 2006. The book received an Honourable Mention at Les Rencontres d’Arles Photographie and the project was part of many group exhibitions around the world, among them Dutchdare - contemporary photography from the Netherlands in ACP, Sydney.
They worked together until mid-2006, when they decided to work individually. Kruithof has subsequently worked with installations, video and photography to investigate the borders of the three art forms and has published three artist’s books. In 2008 she attended the one-year artist-in-residency program at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin and in 2009 she worked for three months at the Meetfactory in Prague.
Anouk Kruithof’s images have been published in Livraison, Capricious Magazine, Eyemazing, Identity Matters, and Fw: Magazine. Kruithof worked for three years on Becoming Blue, her major work until now, that features 21 portraits of unknown persons, caught in a specific emotional state of mind. The entire project, an installation of the portraits, three still lifes and a video, has been exhibited at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin and will be exhibited in Museum het Domein, Sittard, from 25 September 2009 to 3 January 2010. The project has been published as a book.
See also www.anoukkruithof.nl for more information.