Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 51
1054 RT Amsterdam, N
By growing up in a family of aerial photographers Antoinette Nausikaä (1973, NL) learned about observing and zooming in and out on the world around her from an early age on. As a child she sat in the back of her parents plane watching them photographing their objects from different perspectives. Her way of working find its origin right there.
Antoinette works site specific usually at places where nature and urbanism intertwine. By using photography, video, drawing and sculpture she analyzes and literally zooms in and out on situations, events and patterns within a certain environment. This way she aims to show that things are inextricably linked, influence each other and that there is no such thing as a single perspective on a subject.
Driven by a personal need for finding stillness and balance within a turbulent and rapidly changing world, she explores the relationship between culture and nature within the haste and duality of everyday life. In this she is posing questions such as: “How does the human abstract relate to the natural organic? The mundane to the transcendent? Permanence to the impermanent? How to express the ineffable?”
With her works, her installations and publications she aims to show the interconnectedness of things around us. Offering the viewer a space for contemplation and share her personal research into our “invisible” relationships with the immediate environment, thus bridging everyday life and the transcendental, the (apparently) ordinary and the mystery.
Antoinette Nausikaä received her BA Fine Art at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam in 2004 and finished a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam in 2010. In 2008 she was awarded the Bouw in Beeld Photography Prize and is currently nominated for the Somfy Photography Award 2020.
The past five years Antoinette has worked on a long term mountain project living around eight sacred mountains in Europe and Asia researching the balance between humans and nature. This project resulted in the book and exhibition Breathing Mountains 2018. Breathing Mountains (APE) was shortlisted Best Photo Book of the year at Photo Espana 2019.
Currently she is working on her new project A River Runs Through Me in which she explores the manifestation of nature and harmony within the formal structures of a city.
Works have been exhibited at places such as Photography Museum Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (NL), Kunstraum Düsseldorf (D), KunstSchloss Ringenberg (NL), Drawing Center Diepenheim (NL), LUMC gallery Leiden (NL), AMC Brummelkamp gallery Amsterdam (NL), The Dutch Bank Amsterdam (NL), Meetfactory Prague (CZ), Chinese European Art Center, Xiamen (CN), and works are a.o present in the collections of; Photography Museum Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (NL), LUMC, Leiden (NL), AMC, Amsterdam (NL), De Nederlandse Bank, Amsterdam (NL) ), Thalie Foundation Bruxelles (B),
- 9 December 2018, Talk/discussion: Stilte in het Anthropoceen, VG Cafe, Splendor, Amsterdam, NL,
- 25 November 2018, Talk with Maurice Knegtel, Amsterdam Art Weekend Event at Gallery Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, NL,
- October 20th - November 26th 2018, Solo Show Breathing Mountains, Gallery Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, NL,
- October 13 - November 17 2018, Groupshow CBK Groningen, the Book of Nature, NL,
- October 2018, Book release, by Art Paper Editions, Ghent, B,
- June 2018
Comission for the Red Box in the AMC, Amsterdam, NL
- June 3 - August 6, 2017
Artists´ Books for Everything, Group show
Centre for Artists Publications Weserburg (D)
- January 2017
Launch new website!
- November 26th 2016
Talk & performance, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
- November 18 - November 27, 2016
Big Art Amsterdam, 2016
- November 12 - December 10, 2016
Duo exhibition, Seelevel Gallery, Amsterdam, NL
- June 16 - August 25, 2016
Artist books presentation, Rijksakademie Library Amsterdam, NL
- 23 June - ongoing
Permanent work for the mental health care department of LUMC leiden, NL
- March 2016
Probe project, solo exhibition, Arnhem, NL
- October 9, 2014 - November 15, 2016
Hanging installation in the Sculpture Hall, LUMC leiden, NL
- November 2015
PuntWG Art space, book launch and solo exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- September 2015Brummelkamp Gallery AMC, solo exhibition, Amsterdam, NL
- June 20 - September 7, 2015
Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, groupshow Jubileum Tentoonstelling, NL
- July 2015
CEAC gallery, solo exhibition, Xiamen, CN
- March 28 - May 3 2015
The Mirror and Lamp Show, Ton de Boer gallery groupshow, at Buitenplaats Jagtlust 's-Gravenland, NL
My work is kindly supported by: