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Gioia de Bruijn (1986)
As a somewhat controversial photographer, Gioia de Bruijn makes intimate but aesthetic reports, leaving out the voyeurism. De Bruijn sews together a floating experience between ‘letting go’; ‘getting high’; ‘sexual realism’ and ‘towers that present the epitome of todays modern capitals with their seemingly endless glazing walls’.

Through high angle compositions and an extensive energy in the pictures the artist immerses us in a micro world where the passing of time is altered, the mind is not in control, the intensity of sound is different and a world where the consciousness changes course. Her work reminds us of the snapshot aesthetic of Nan Goldin and the honesty and trust in her work, but also of another headstrong woman, the modernist photographer Berenice Abbott.

Gioia de Bruijn graduated from Camberwell College of art, London, in 2004. Her preferred method of image making is analog photography, though she experiments with super8 video and typewritten notes as well. De Bruijn has recently published her first book, Weekend Warriors, with Kehrer Verlag. Her next solo exhibition will take place at Flatland Gallery in early 2019, and will feature work centered around the American Dream.

Gioia de Bruijn is represented by flatland gallery, Amsterdam

Selected Exhibitions

2018 - Flatland Gallery @ Art Brussels (upcoming)

2018 - Weekend Warriors, Solo exhibition, Claire, Amsterdam

2017 - Select photos, solo exhibition, Pllek, Amsterdam

2017 - Sound is different from noise, solo exhibition, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam

2016 - Flatland Gallery @ Paris Photo, Paris

2016 - Flatland Gallery @ UNSEEN photofair, Amsterdam

2016 - Flatland Gallery @ Amsterdam Art Fair

2015 - Weekend Warriors, solo exhibtion, Sonos ADE, Amsterdam

2015 - Flatland Gallery @ UNSEEN Photofair, Amsterdam

2015 - Found Reality, group exhibition, Gallery 5&33, Amsterdam

2015 - The Fence @ Fotofestival Naarden, Naardevesting

2015 - Flatland Gallery @ Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam

2014 - "Sex Dreams the Space Between", Art in Redlight, Amsterdam

2014 - "New 100", group exhibition, Art'Otel, Amsterdam

2014 - "Hunting" group exhibition, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam

2014 - Solo expositie Belmondo, Amsterdam

2013 - “Because we Care” Solo expositie pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam

2013 - Solo expositie, de Balie Amsterdam

2013 - De Grote 8 en van Gogh museum, van Gogh Museum Amsterdam

2013 - “A Moment of Silence” PUP / Hutspot Gallery, Amsterdam

2013 - “Rauwer” PUP / Hutspot Gallery, Amsterdam

2012 - “It is what it is”, Camberwell College of Art, London

2012 - “Study of Girls” Art on the Underground, Underground Gallery, Charing Cross station, London.

2012 - HARD // HOOFD expo, Amsterdam

2011 - “ShitBox” Bermondsey Biscuit Factory, London

2009 - “Chemical Reality”, Source Festival Utrecht

2009 - “the whitest kids alive”, Plotfarm Edition 1, Amsterdam

2009 - “Ophelia”, Blaak 10 Gallery, Rotterdam

2008 - New Kids Polaroids, Prestigium Magazine, Paris