Born in Amsterdam, 1969

Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands

art education

2002-2006 Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (department of Photography)

nominations / grants

2012      Longlist Prix Pictet Photography Prize

           grant, Mondriaan Fund

           Gouden Kalf Competition, Nederlands Film Festival

2010      grant, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

2009      starters stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

2007      starters stipend, The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture

2007      Nomination Golden Bear (Short film), Berlin International Film Festival


2019      Fotofestival Naarden. Dutch Masters & Marvellous Misfits, NL

2018      38CC, Delft, NL. "First Decade"

2017      Apartman Project Gallery, Berlin, DE. "Verlorene Visionen"  

           Knoll Galerie Wien, AUS. 'The Age of Nation'

2016      Galerie Tegenboschvanvreden, Amsterdam, NL. "Through the Barricades"

   with Fernando Sanchez Castillo and Cristina Lucas   

   38CC, Delft, NL. 'What Next? Picture Tomorrow'

   'Hacking Habitat', Former Prison, Utrecht, NL .Curated by Ine Gevers

   Kiscelli Museum, Budapest, HR, Curated by Edit Andras. 'Private Nationalism'.

2015      Budapest Gallery / Lajos Street Gallery, Budapest, HR. Curated by Edit Andras

   Laborneunzehn, Berlin, DE,'Beyond the Surface'

   Kunsthal Citroen, Amsterdam, NL, 'SCENE Studio Koos Breukel'

   Kunstverein Amsterdam,  NL, 'Salon Hang'. Curated by Maxine Kopsa.

   ZKM, Center for Art And Media, Karlsruhe, DE, 'About Work, About life'

   Open Gallery Bratislava, 'Private Nazionalismus'

2014      Gallery of Contemporary Art Bunkier Sztuki, Krakow, 'Kalashnikov'

   Kunsthalle Kosice, Slovakia, 'Private Nationalism'

   M21 Gallery, Pecs, HR, 'Private Nationalism'       

           Ostrale 14, Dresden, DE

   Divus Gallery, Prague, CR, 'Private Nationalism'

2013      'Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home', various Locations, Amsterdam, NL.

   Curated by Siebe Tettero

   KW14, Den Bosch, NL. 'The glorious Rise and Fall….(and so on)'. Curated by Marjan Teeuwen

   Castrum Peregrini, Amterdam, NL. 'Shapeshifting', Curators: Maria Barnas & Danila Cahen

2012     Lumen/Labor Gallery, Budapest, 'Birth of a Nation', solo

           Curators: Claudia Küssel & Gergely Laszlo 

           Flatland Gallery, Utrecht, NL, 'Birth of a Nation', Organised by

           FOTODOK & Claudia Küssel

           International Festival of Photography, Lodz, PL, 'Picturing the difference'

   Curated by Gergely Laszlo and Bill Kouwenhoven

   f/stop festival for photography, Leipzig, DE. 'Histories of now', Curated by Katrin Mundt

2011      National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taichung, Taiwan, 'Videonale'. Curator Georg Elben

   Stedelijk Museum ‘s Hertogenbosch, NL. 'VoTH', Curated by Marjan Teeuwen

   Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, NL, 'ANGRY'. Curated by Paradox/Bas Vroege

   Kunstmuseum Bonn, DE. 'Videonale', Curated by Georg Elben

   Donetsk Art Point, Ukraine. 'Donetsk goes Contemporary', Curated by Steve Schepens

   BWA Contemporary Art Gallery, Katowice, PL, 'Videonale'

   Yaroslavl Art Museum, RUSSIA, 'VoTH'

   Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, NL. 'You Are All Individuals!', Curated by Nina Folkersma

   Esc Art Centre, Lviv, Ukraine. 'Inaugural exhibition', Curated by Steve Schepens

2010      Moscow Museum of Modern Art, 'VoTH'

   Eye Film Bienniale Amsterdam, KunstENhuis, NL. 'Film3', Curated by EYE Film Institute

   NCCA Jekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk Museum Centre and National Gallery of Art, Kazan, RUSSIA, 'VoTH'

2009      Arsenale Novissimo. Venice, IT, 'Rietveld Arsenale'. Groupshow alongside Venice Biennial

   MK Galerie, Berlin, DE. 'Archivo', Curated by Willem van Zoetendaal

   ACF Amsterdam Center of Photography, Amsterdam, NL, 'Work in Progress'

2008      Kunsthaus Essen, DE, 'New Visions'

   De Boterhal, Hoorn, NL. 'Archivo', Curated by Willem van Zoetendaal & Paul Kooiker

   20th century on video, Athens, GR

2007      The Hague Photomuseum, The Hague, NL. 'Among Photographers'.

           outLINE, Amsterdam, 'Doublespeak', solo. Curators: Paul Kooiker and Christine van den Bergh

   Museum of Cycladic Art, Athens, GR, 'Intothepill at Her (his)tory'

2006      Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam, NL, 'Final Works

   FOAM, Amsterdam, NL, 'Istanbul, Rietveld at FOAM'

   PAKT, Amsterdam, NL, 'He took it to do'

projects, teaching and assisting

2019-0ngoing Photography project with refugees at Refugee Centers in The Netherlands for Stichting De Vrolijkheid

2012-now   teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam (department of Photograpy)

2014-now   tutor Fine Arts Department/BEAR at ArtEZ Art Academy, Arnhem, NL

2012-2016  assistant to Dutch artist Aernout Mik (research and production)

2004-2005  Assistent to Dutch photographer Koos Breukel (Cosmetic View series)

2005 (May)  Photography Assistent to Rineke Dijkstra (Park Series)

screenings and lectures

2020      Filmfocus, Arnhem

2018      screening, University of Amsterdam, department of Anthropology

2016      38CC, artist talk, Delft, NL

2015      Pressing Issues in Central European Contemporary Art, Knockdown Center, N

   ArtEZ Art Academy, Arnhem, lecture, NL

2014      Latvian Contemporary Art Center, 'The Other'

   Motorenhalle, Dresden, DE, ‘Arbeiten von Daya Cahen’

2013      Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, DE, Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at

   Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam, NL, 'Photographer talks'

   Gaîté Lyrique, Paris, FR, 'M for Manipulation  '

   La Pagode, Paris, FR, 'Cine-Histoire',   

   Lecture at Ruhruniversitat Bochum, DE

   Hermitage Amsterdam, NL, 'Tell me how you see it'

2012      Palais de Tokyo, Paris, FR. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at

   Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin,‘Satellite Stories’, Transmediale

   Reina Sofia National Museum, ES. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at

   De Balie, Amsterdam, NL, ‘Welcome Back Putin’

2011      Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR. Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid at

   Dumbo Arts Center, New York, USA

2010      Wiels, Brussels, BE, 'Communisms Afterlifes'

   Centre Pompidou, Paris, FR, ‘La dérive’

2009      Institut Néerlandais, Paris, FR, 'Portraits Russes'

   Intermediae, Madrid, ES. 'Indirect Speech', Curator: Kathrin Mundt

   SMART Project Space, Amsterdam, NL. 'Performing Evidence', curated by Anke Bangma

2008      De Appel Arts Centre, Amsterdam, NL. 'Distorted Fabric'. Curated by Natasa Petresin-Bachelez

   Platform Garanti Contemporary Art Center, Istanbul, TR, 'Distorted Fabric'

   Borderline, Bejing, CHINA, 'Distorted Fabric'

film festivals (selection)

2015      Ukraine Documentary Film Festival

2014      Dresdener Schmallfilmtage, Dresden

2013      Shortcutz by Eye Film Institute, Mediamatic, Amsterdam

   Hamburg International Short Film Festival, DE

2012      International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL

   Dutch Film Festival, Competition Best Dutch Experimental Film, NL

   International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE

   Bucharest Int. Experimental Film Festival, RO

   Festival Signes de Nuits, Paris, FR

   Kassel Dokfest, Kassel, DE

   Trento Film Festival, Bolzano, IT

   Glasgow Film Festival

2011      International Film Festival Rotterdam, NL                       

   CPH-DOX, Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival, DK

   Planete DOC Film Festival, Warsaw, PL

   Bosch Art Film, Verkadefabriek Den Bosch, NL

   Hamburg International Short Film Festival, DE

   Bucharest Int. Experimental Film Festival, RO

   Jihlava International Doc Film Festival, Czech Republic

   Art Cinema Film Festival, Moscow, Russia

2010      IDFA, International Documentary Filmfestival A’dam, NL

   Bucharest Experimental Film Festival, RO

   Festival de Cine Europeo de Sevilla, ES

   Gdansk Doc Film, Polen, Gdansk, PL

2009      International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE

   Rencontres Internationales Paris/Berlin/Madrid , FR, ES, DE

   Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht, NL

   Sarajevo International Film Festival, BH

   Warsaw International Film Festival, PL

   VideoFest, Dallas Video Festival, USA

   IndieLisboa, International Independant Film Festival, Lisbon, PT

   International Festival of Short Films and New Images, Rome, IT

   International Art Documentary Festival, Moscow, Rusia

   Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Hamburg, DE

   Festival Internacional de Filmets de Badalona, Barcelona, ES

   Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival

   Iowa City International Film Festival, USA

   Noordelijk Film Festival, Friesland/Media Art Friesland, NL

   Tirana International Film Festival, Albania

2008      IDFA, International Documentary Filmfestival A’dam. NL

   International Film Festival Teheran, IRAN

   ATA Film & Video Festival, San Francisco, USA

2007      Berlin International Film Festival, Short Film Competition, DE

   International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, DE

2006      IDFA, International Documentary Filmfestival A’dam, NL

selected publications and reviews

2016      De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender, publication, Trichis Publishing NL

   Wenn Nationalhelden knutschen, Der Standard, Christa Benzer, Austria, 19-6-2016

   Own identity at the price of other, Lorenzo Pereira, review, Widewalls

   Nemzet nemzet hátán, kultmag, Csansa Máté, review, dd 10-08-2016

   Hacking Habitat, catalogue

2013     The glorious Rise and Fall….(and so on), catalogue

   "Tentoonstelling in voormalig onderduikpand", review, Sander Pleij, VN dd 07-06-2013

2012     Lodz Photo Festival, catalogue

  "Gedrilde meisjes", review, Sandra Smets, NRC Handelsblad, dd. 28.06.2012

  "Haarstrikken en geweren", review, Rosan Hollak, NRC Next, dd 12.06.2012

2011     "You are all individuals", ArtPulse, review, Paco Barragán, 2011

  Videonale, catalogue

  "Schuldbekentenissen in een duistere kelder", Sandra Smallenburg, NRC dd 19-5-2011

  "De macht van de massa. You are all individuals", Metropolis M, 27-05-2011

  "We are all fanatics" (video interviews), Goran Baba Ali, Ex Ponto Magazine, dd. 10-06-2011

  "Knipoogde daar iemand?", review, Stefan Kuiper, Vrij Nederland, 29-01-2011

2010     VoTH, catalogue KW14 i.s.m. Stedelijk Museum Den Bosch

  Met Stip. Startstipendia 2006-2008, Fonds BKVB/ The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and     Architecture

 "Film3", interview, from the series Framing Film published by AUP/Eye Film Institute,

 "Poetins Kinderen", Anna Abrahams, Eye Film Institute

2009    "Het drillen van de Onzen", interview, Henny de Lange, Trouw, dd 4-7-2009"Rietveld Arsenale", magazine,

 published by Gerrit Rietveld Academie

2008    Pauw & Witteman (Television), 26-11-2008

 "Het uniform van propaganda", Joanne Dijkman, Mr. Motley, nr 18

 "Archivo #2", Johannes Schwartz & Daya Cahen, photomagazine, published by Foundation for

 Young Photographers with Gerrit Rietveld Academy

2007    "Among photographers", catalogue, Veenman Publishers, The Hague Photomuseum

 Remote Monitoring, catalogue, department of Photography Gerrit Rietveld Academy

 "De wereld van Stalins kleinzoon", interview, Marijn v.der Jagt, Vrij Nederland, dd 21-4-2007

 NPS Arena (NPS Television), interview, dd. 4-2-2007

2006    "Remote Monitoring", catalogue department of Photography Gerrit Rietveld Academy

 "FLYBY", newspaper. Edited by Patrick Healy and Johannes Schwartz

2005    "Statements", magazine. Edited by Rosa Barba

2004    De Groene Amsterdammer, tijdschrift, 2004, # 26, Photographic series on East-Jerusalem