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Heleen Haijtema
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Heleen Haijtema
[Drenthe, The Netherlands]

Art Yourself Atelier is thrilled to announce Heleen Haijtema's solo exhibition on our platform.

Artist's Biography

Heleen Haijtema is an intuitive photographer who experiments with both still and moving images. Her images are a combination of staged photography and coincidence with a preference for slightly absurd situations. Heleen studied Film & Video art in Antwerp (Belgium). She has started her career as a conceptual photographer in 2012 and has been exhibiting since 2014.

About the Solo Exhibition

An artist-in-residence was planned last spring. Unfortunately this was canceled due to covid-19 and like many others Heleen works at home ever since. As an alternative Heleen declares her house as a residency workspace and make work within the four walls of her house. She make sculptures with everything that is available and use the accidental sunlight as a flash lamp. She revalues ordinary objects to an esthetic content. These are small installations, light-hearted. In particular not too serious. Enlightened. The world has enough problems to deal with right now.

'CAMOUFLAGE' / 2016-2020
Ongoing series about the longing to be invisible. To hide or to blend in.

'SRV/VHDG' / 2017-2019
Ongoing series campaign images for artist-in-residence SRV.

'I ♡ MAKKUM / 2017
This series shows touristic attractions where the subject does not necessarily reflect the most attractive features of a place, but instead focuses on the backside of a place that appears timeless.

Her Other Exhibitions

2020 - Oosterzee, The Netherlands
Galerie Nuweland
(in collaboration with Marcel Caron)

2019 - Heerenveen, The Netherlands
Het Melklokaal
(Group Exhibition)

2019 - Emmen, The Netherlands
«11 Fountains»
CBK Emmen
(in collaboration with Tryntsje Nauta)

2019 - Groningen, The Netherlands
«atelier collectie»
CBK Groningen

2018 - Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
«Friend or Foe»
FryslanPhoto Festival
(Group Exhibition)

2018 - Heiloo, The Netherlands
Pakhuis Dekker
(Group Exhibition)

2018 - Arnhem, The Netherlands

2018 - Groningen, The Netherlands
Pand drie&zestig

2017 - Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
FryslanPhoto Festival
(Group Exhibition)

2017 - Radio Kootwijk, The Netherlands
(in collaboration with Bouke Groen)

2016 - Schipborg, The Netherlands
(in collaboration with Bouke Groen)

2015 - Den Haag, The Netherlands
«Avonturen op het Land»
Fotomuseum Den Haag
(in collaboration with Tryntsje Nauta)

2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Artproject 'skimer' on Iceland. Group Exhibition at Explore the North Festival (Leeuwarden /NL) and Het Melklokaal (Heerenveen /NL)

Her Study Experience

2004-2007, Belgium
Film & Videoart
Stedelijke Academie voor Beeldende Kunsten / Antwerpen

1999 - 2000, The Netherlands
Art Academie - Propedeuse
Minerva / Groningen