ANOUK KRUITHOF

*1981 Dordrecht, The Netherlands // based in Brussels

NEUTRAL Installation view JO VAN DE LOO

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Anouk Kruithof verfolgt einen vielschichtigen, interdisziplinären Ansatz, der Fotografie, Skulptur, Installation, Künstlerbücher, Performance, Video und Interventionen im öffentlichen Raum umfasst. 

In ihrem Werk untersucht sie die mediale Darstellung dringender sozialer Themen. Dazu sammelt die Künstlerin Bilder zu Themen wie Privatsphäre, staatliche Überwachung, Umweltverschmutzung und Klimawandel. Diese unterzieht Kruithof einer kritischen Prüfung, indem sie vorhandene Bilder aus der digitalen Sphäre extrahiert und die Fotos in ihre eigene dreidimensionale Bildsprache übersetzt. 

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Born 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, Anouk Kruithof is a visual artist, who’s multilayered, interdisciplinary approach encompasses photography, sculpture, installation, artist-books, text, performance, video, animation, websites and interventions in the public domain.

Kruithof’s work is an investigation into the online representation of urgent societal themes. Over the past few years she collected circulating images related to issues like privacy, government surveillance, pollution and climate change. Kruithof subjects these to critical scrutiny by extracting existing imagery from the digital sphere, and translating the photo- graphs into her own idiosyncratic three-dimensional visual idiom. Kruithof is interested in how the human psychological condition is shifting in unstable times of systematic control, stress and chaos in the technologically mediated world. She attempts to map states of mind in society, manifesting invisible relationships in physical form and inviting new connections and meanings to arise.

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EXHIBITIONS
ABOUT THE ARTIST

EDUCATION & RESIDENCIES

2019 BANSKÁ ST A NICA Contemporary, Slovakia

2018 Kleine Humboldt Galerie, Humboldt University Berlin 2018 Casa Wabi, Puerto Escondido, Mexico

2013/14  ISCP New York, USA 2013 Lightwork Syracuse, USA

2011 Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, NL

2009  Meetfactory Prague, Czech-Republic

2008/9 Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin, Germany

2007 Kunsthuis SYB Beetsterzwaag, NL

1999-2003  AKV St. Joost Art Academy Breda, NL

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS  (Selected)

2021 Universal Tongue, Kunstencentrum Vooruit BE — Trans Human Nature, 254Forest, Brussels, BE — Trans Human Nature, Galerie Valeria Cetraro, Paris, France

2020 Jan Paul Evers & Anouk Kruithof (duo), Galerie JO VAN DE LOO, Munich, Germany — Universal Tongue at Manifesta13, Parallel Du Sud Program, at Le Ballet National Marseille (BNM)

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AWARDS / RECOGNITIONS

2016 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs (public prize) — 2015 Meijburg Art CoMmission Prize — 2014 Charlotte Köhler Prize — 2012 ICP Infinity award (young photographer) — 2011 Jury grand prix at Hyeres festival int. de mode et photographie — 2009 Plat(t)form 09 Fotomuseum Winterthur (honorable mention)

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