Richtje Nijhof (1992)

Currently studying photography at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. 


2013 - now: Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

2016: Cultural representation and signifying practices, course at Leiden University

2011 - 2013: Language- and Culture Studies, Utrecht University (first year certificate)

2004 - 2011: Stedelijk Gymnasium Leiden, High school (graduated)


2016 Group exhibition Paradise, The Hague


Mei 2017: Forum Magazine, 'Thuis is waar mijn laptop is'

April 2017: NRC Handelsblad, serie i.s.m. pleegzorgorganisatie Jeugdformaat

2015: Banter Magazine, The Hub


February 2016 - June 2016 Internship with Anaïs López



Artist statement

One could say I’m a domestic person. I always get very attached to places. To me, having a steady place to call home is very important.  

Even in this rapidly changing world, people still have a sense of belonging. We might be less rooted to a single place, but there are always some basic elements that we need to feel at home somewhere. 

In my work, I’m trying to understand the way different people deal with their personal surroundings. By photographing various living situations, I’m hoping to get to the core of what it means to call something a home.