C.V.

Richtje Nijhof (1992), based in Leiden, Holland. 

Education:

2013 - 2017: Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

February 2016 - June 2016: Internship with Anaïs López/Docking Station

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

Exhibitions:

2017: Unseen Dummy Award, Photo Festival Unseen, Amsterdam

2017: Graduation show at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague

2017: Group exhibition 'The Power of the Single Image', Melkweg, Amsterdam

2016: Group exhibition 'Paradise', Spui, The Hague

Awards/nominations:

2017: 'Searching for Juldi' shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award

Publications:

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

April 2017: NRC Handelsblad, 'Even weg thuis, of soms voor altijd' with foster care organisation Jeugdformaat

2015: Banter Magazine, 'The Hub'

 

 

 

Artist statement

One could say that I’m a domestic person. I always get very attached to places. To me, having a steady place to call home is very important, as I feel the combination of privacy, comfort and recognizability allows me to truly be myself.

A sense of intimacy and capturing something real and authentic is what I also strive for in my work. I’m trying to understand the feeling of home and belonging through the way people deal with their personal surroundings. Quite often this theme also correlates with present-day social topics. In my photography I hope to get to the core of what it means to call something a home.