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Artist Talk: Sjoerd Knibbeler

Friday 1st September 17

Friday 1 September
1pm-2pm
Free Admission

Following the launch of our new group exhibition 'Observations', join us on Friday 1 September at 1pm for an artist talk with Sjoerd Knibbeler.

Sjoerd Knibbeler employs photography as a means to visualise, often invisible, natural phenomena such as air, wind, flight and space. Knibbeler carries out fragile, ephemeral constructions and experiments both in his studio and on site, resulting in series' of otherworldly images where it is often difficult to tell if what we see is in fact real. Through the materials he uses and the conditions he visualises, he explores the paradoxical relationship between the still, two-dimensional character of photography, and his often transparent, moving, voluminous subjects.

Sjoerd Knibbeler (b. 1981) lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. His work focuses on visualizing invisible natural phenomena such as the wind, air movement and climatological conditions. Knibbeler creates a world that follows his own logic, where associative relationships and imagination play a key part. Awards include the Grand Prix du Jury at the 30th Hyères international fashion and photography festival, Foam Talent, Shortlist for the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation First Photo Book Award and a nomination for the 2016 Prix Pictet. Knibbeler’s work has been shown internationally across Europe and Canada including exhibitions at Foam Photography Museum, Robert Morat Galerie, Beaconsfield Gallery and Rotterdam Art Fair, and is held in collections in France and the Netherlands including Foam Photography Museum. His book Paper Planes is published by Fw:Books and he is represented by Gallery LhGWR, The Hague.

Artist Website
Interview with Sjoerd Knibbeler - Foam Talent

Venue: Belfast Exposed
Start Time: 13.00 - End Time: 14.00


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