Observing Culture-Nature

Growing up in a family of aerial photographers I learned from early age how to observe the world around me and to zoom in and out from it. Driven by a personal need to find order and stillness within a turbulent and rapidly changing world, I'm exploring interconnectedness within our everyday environment.

I work on long-term site specific projects in places where nature and culture coincide. It is the harmony between the two that facinates me. In the project Breathing Mountains (2018) I investigated the relation between humans and nature at far away sacred mountains. In my latest project A River Runs Through Me, I have switched focus from unspoilt nature to the city. The ultimate symbol of human civilization.While cities are generally regarded as separated from nature, I am keenly aware of the way the two are inextricably intertwined. Currently I am working on my new artist-book "bird, plane, butterfly".

In 2010 I completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. Works have been exhibited nationally and internationally. In 2008 I was awarded the "Bouw In Beeld Photography Award", the book Breathing Mountains was nominated "Best Photography Book of the Year" at Photo Espana in 2019. In 2020 I was nominated for "The Somfy Photography Award 2020".



15-07 untill 29-08-21, Gallery Caroline O'Breen, duo exhibition: Future Maps For Hollow Place - Tanja Engelberts, A River Runs Through Me - Antoinette Nausikaä, Amsterdam, NL,

12-04 untill 16-04 2021, Antwerp Art Weekend, represented by Gallery Caroline O'Breen at Ballroom Project Antwerp, (B),

03-10 t/m 06-12-2020, Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, Gimmy Shelter, group show for the Somfy Photography Award 2020, NL,

11-01 t/m 29-02-2020, The Natural, group show Gallery Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, NL,

14-09 t/m 22-12-2019, PICK ME, group exhibition, WeLikeArt @ De.Groen Arnhem, NL,

Nomination "Breathing Mountains" for Best Photography Book Of The Year, Photo Espana 2019, SP,

07-02 t/m 10-02-2019, Projections Art Rotterdam, Caroline O'Breen Gallery, NL,

09-12-2018, Talk: Stilness in the Anthropoceen, VG Cafe, Splendor, Amsterdam, NL,

25-11-2018, Talk with Genko Roshi Zen master, Amsterdam Art Weekend Event at Gallery Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, NL,

08-11 / 11-11-2018 Offprint Paris, Booksigning Breathing Mountains, Art paper editions.

20-10 t/m 26-11-2018, Solo Show Breathing Mountains, Gallery Caroline O'Breen, Amsterdam, NL,

13-10 t/m  - 17-11-2018, 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

08-06 t/m 22-07-2020, 2017, Suspension of Disbelief, Group Show Caroline O'Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

03-06 / 06-08-2017 Artists´ Books for Everything, Group show Centre for Artists Publications Weserburg (D)

January 2017 Launch new website!

26-11-2016 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


pdf essay for Breathing Mountains by Hans den Hartog Jager writer/curator/art critic/historian

pdf text by Annewieke Vroom philosopher of religion

pdf text by Julia Geerlings curator/writer

pdf text (NL) by Tineke Reijnders writer/historian

pdf openings text (NL) by Joke Hermsen philosopher/writer


Studio Antoinette Nausikaä
WGplein 9
1054 RA Amsterdam, NL



Caroline O'Breen
Hazenstraat 54
Amsterdam, NL