I love it when a plan comes together.


I make photographs. And I work in between visual arts and social issues as a projectmanager at Academie voor Beeldvorming.

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About

Born 23-02-1988 in The Netherlands / Based in ’s-Hertogenbosch / Studied Documentary Photography at HKU Utrecht from 2008 until 2010 / Graduated in Art and Economics at HKU in 2015 / Working in between visual arts and urgent social issues as a process- and projectmanager at Academie voor Beeldvorming (in English: School of Perception) / Volunteering at the Animal Ambulance in the region of ‘s-Hertogenbosch

Thematically, I play with creating or breaking away from a feeling of safety and the relationship between people, animals and nature. I like to drop myself temporarily in certain places and groups or collectives that I sometimes compose myself. This way, I organize temporary families, ‘wolf packs’, where people have to make do with each other. In these situations, I explore ways of living that break free from standards and jammed social constructions, ways that are closer to our base. I always experience a tension between longing to make connections as well as a desire to operate individually. I seek how I can feel at home, at the same time I help myself out of security. Maybe because somewhere I yearn for an apocalypse to happen.

I take photographs on an almost daily basis. My approach is very associative and not bound to certain rules: I play with combinations of photos based on a certain synchronicity or contrast, I like absurdistic atmospheres, sometimes I add writings, I don’t always mind the technical quality, I use different (analogue) cameras and printing styles.

Studio:
De Bartjesschool
Dageraadsweg 1
5213 TM 's-Hertogenbosch

e. monique.wijdeven@gmail.com
t. +31 6 12 22 15 77
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