Anouk Kruithof

Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility, 2009

Enclosed Content Chatting Away in the Colour Invisibility, 2009

2:00 p.m., April 2, 2013

Tower Auditorium


Anouk Kruithof, a Dutch artist, considers photography the departure point into a world of infinite possibilities. Her method is interdisciplinary and largely conceptual. She inventively explores the picture plane, the image, and the materiality and physicality of the medium of photography. Her work is at once seductive while simultaneously critically deconstructing this seductiveness. She is interested in the inner worlds of people, visualizing a sort of universal discomfort, which can be seen as the boundaries of the human mind. She stretches her practice from still photography into video, and spatial installations, social in-situ works, take-away ephemera, assemblage, performance and artist's books. Often her temporary installations and interactions with unknown people and space form the basis of her photographs. She uses her photographs as material, which she transfers across different surfaces and spaces until they take their final form as sculpture, minimal installations, and tactile artist's books.

Anouk Kruithof was  born in 1981 in Dordrecht, the Netherlands, where she later attended Art College and graduated in 2003.  She has since had solo exhibitions at gallery Boetzelaer I Nispen in London, gallery Adler in Frankfurt, Museum het Domein in Sittard, Neatherlands and FOAM Amsterdam.  Her work is shown and collected internationally.

In 2012, she was honored with an ICP Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography in New York. In 2011 she won the Grand Prix Jury as well as the Photoglobal prize at Hyeres, Festival International De Mode et de Photographie.  Also a writer of short fiction, Anouk Kruithof is currently living and working in New York.