2016 Ashkal Alwan, Beirut, Lebanon (1/03/16 – 31/05/16) – Mondriaan Foundation & Ashkal Alwan.
2006-2005 Atelier Holsboer, Paris, France (04/04/2005 – 27/03/2006) Fonds BKVB, The Netherlands.
2012 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland: “I Am – Paradox Identity”, acquisition Monograph: SET-Collection.
2010 Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: Photography Collection “Zjeitu”, Document Nederland. Commissioned by the Rijksmuseum and NRC Handelsblad 2009/2010.
I Am – Paradox Identity: 2008 – concept design, photography, editing and interviews by Ilse Frech. Essays written by Leïla Sebbar & Habiba Mahany. Graphic design Mevis & van Deursen & Felix Weigand. Episode Publishers. Bilingual edition of 1000 copies.
Present- 2016 A Letter to Eternity (Teasers 2017-16 01’45 /3’02). Fiction, experimental non-fiction, to be developed.
2017 Sweet terror of Memory (2017, 14’54) Fiction, experimental non-fiction (English, Greek, German; English subt.)
2017 Diptych Series 01-04, Sweet terror of Memory (2017), Concept II, for a film-installation.
2014 Sweet terror of Memory, 3-D animated Walk-through trailer (2014, 4’20), Concept for a film-installation.
2011 Nika, Russia Love (2011, 25’) Documentary (Russian, French; English subt.)
2008 I Am, My Islam, My France. (2008, 52’) Documentary (French; English subt.)
FILM PROJECTION INTERNATIONAL BIENNAL
2009 I Am. My Islam. My France. IWAB – Incheon Women Artists’ Biennale South-Korea, The Tuning exhibition: “The 21st Century, The Feminine Century and the Century of Diversity and Hope”, commissioned by Heng-Gil Han (New York – USA).
2011 “I Am Paradox Identity”, Espace Quai #1, Vevey, Switzerland (12/10/2011 – 26/11/2011). I Am – Paradox Identity was chosen from 800 portfolios, at the occasion of the 8th Vevey International Photo Award.
2011-2010“ZJEITU”, Document Nederland, Het Rijksmuseum exhibited at De Kunsthal, Rotterdam (NL).
2010 “I Am, Identités pluri-Elles”, Boutographies Photo Festival Montpellier, France.
2009 “I Am, Identités pluri-Elles”, Poitiers Festival “Ciné, Divers-Cité“, France.
2008 “I Am, Identités pluri-Elles | I Am- Paradox Identity”, Institut Néerlandais, Mois de la Photo 2008, Paris, France.
2001 “Children of the Balkans”, Photo Festival Naarden, The Netherlands.
2000 Gallery 2 1/2 4 1/2, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
GROUP EXHIBITIONS, A SELECTION
2015 rock rock rock a rock, “Art and the Politics of Estrangement”, theoretical program at the Saas-Fee Summer Institute of Art (affiliated to The European Graduate School, Saas-Fee) Switzerland – resulting in a group-exhibition.
2009 Gallery Snull9 Mannheim (DE) Installation: “Die Favoriten” FO3, Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg.
2009 Athens Photo Festival, Athens, Greece: “Brave New World“.
2008 Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam “M-Photo: Photojournalism on the highest level”.
2008 “PHE 2008 Descubrimientos”|, Portfolio Review Photographers, Spain.
2007 Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam: “034 Toekenningen” Presentation of work in progress project “I Am – Paradox Identity”.
2005 Jardin du Luxembourg, Paris, France: “Est-ce que ainsi les hommes vivent”, curated by Gabriel Bauret.
2003-2004 FOAM, the Netherlands: Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo 2003 (06-11-03/ 11-01-04), title: “Enough”.
2003 La Galerie du Centre Iris, Paris, France: “Histoire d’Enfants” (16-01-03/25-03-03) “Children from the Balkans” on show.
I AM – PARADOX IDENTITY: COLLECTIONS, PUBLICATIONS & EXHIBITIONS
2012 Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland – Collection exhibited: “Young People”.
2011 Nederlands Fotomuseum (NFM), Rotterdam: “Feast of the Photobook, The Dutch Photobook since 1945”.
2011 Beijing Bookfair + Design Fair China: 120 titles of Dutch artists, designers & architects selected by Fonds BKVB.
2010 NFM (Nederlands Foto Museum), Rotterdam: “Pages” by FW. Best Dutch photography books published; ‘QuickScan’.
2009 “Look 3 Book Exhibits” – Charlottesville, USA.
2009 “33 Best designed books” 2008, The Netherlands.
PARTICIPATION SPECIAL PROGRAMS
2017 Masterclass Zach Blas at Rijksacademie, Sonic Acts Festival.
2016 Sonic Acts Masterclass Maryanne Amacher Archives: The Mini Sound Series” (Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).
2015 June 4-23 Study Program Art & The Politics of Estrangement at Summer Institute of Art. Direction Warren Neidich and Barry Schwabsky, affiliated with the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland.
2011 Masterclass Multimedia Storytelling for Photographers, PhotoStories NFM Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
2010 PLAT(T)FORM 10, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland. Portfolio-presentation emerging artists-photographers.
2009 The Match Making Selection Workshop, at Documentary in Europe, Bardonecchia, Italy (08-07/11-07-09).
2003 Joop Swart Masterclass, World Press Photo.
2012-2011 MFA Study, Mondriaan Fund
2010 Commission / The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (Fund BKVB)
2008 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (Fund BKVB)
2007-2006 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (Fund BKVB)
2005-2004 Amsterdam Fund of the Arts, Amsterdam (AFK)
2003 Foundation for Special Journalistic Projects, Amsterdam (FBJP)
2002-2001 The Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam (Fund BKVB)
2000 Foundation for Special Journalistic Projects, Amsterdam (FBJP)
Present, in development “A Letter to Eternity”, Lebanon (2016) Middle-East, North-Africa, Europe: film and multi-disciplinary project
2017 – 2011 “Exile: Belonging”; Film, photographic essays, performance, interviews, prose, audio-visual installation, audio-performed testimonies, all related to the theme of Exile.
2017 – 2014 “Sweet terror of Memory”; Film fiction, experimental non-fiction, re-enactment, poetry. Connected to research project: “Exile: Belonging”.
2014 “Caged Birds of Paradise” | Exile; Macedonia: Pursuit of photographic document (1995-). Connected to research project: “Exile: Belonging”.
2012 “Words of Memory”| Exile : Lecture-performances of testimonies of Jewish women, survivors of the Holocaust. Performed in Germany, France and Switzerland (English, German). Part of HEAD program. Recordings performed by Swiss actresses. Created for research project: “Exile: Belonging”.
2010 “Document Nederland: ZJEITU” Rijksmuseum & NRC Handelsblad. Documentary Photography & online archive website with podcasts, photographs, video and texts. Concept Ilse Frech. Design & drawings Kalle Mattson. Editing & podcasts Miriam Sluis (NRC Handelsblad). A visual account on historic and present identity, individuals and their characters – most notably women representing the strong felt presence of matriarchal culture of the Antilles, portrayed on the eve of autonomy.
2008-2005 “I Am – Paradox Identity “. Photography & audio-recordings, interviews, soundscape and video. An in-depth mosaic of portraits of Muslim women in Paris’ suburbs, ‘banlieues’, France.
2007-2005 “Nika Russia Love”. Photographs, interviews, audio-recordings, video: Portrait of Nika, Russian and seropositive.
2003 “Private life”. Photographs, interviews, music. Documenting Muslim youth in the suburbs of Paris and Marseille (FR).
2002 “Oxana and Dima”. Photographs, video. One day in the life of a young couple in love (HIV +, ex-drug addicts, RU).
2000 “Children from the Balkans”. Photography: Muslim refugees from Srebrenica, portrayed in shelter-homes and refugee-settlements in Tuzla, Bosnia. Portraits of Roma children from Sutka, the largest Roman-community, Skopje, Macedonia.
2000 Bosnian Muslim war-refugees, families from Srebrenica. Photography and audio-recorded and transcribed personal testimonies of the war, recorded at home and at asylum centres, across the Netherlands.
2017 RIJKSMUSEUM Studies in Photography: Document Nederland, Author Rixt A. Bosma, Vol. 17 – 2017.
2016 Rusted Radishes, Beirut Literary and Art Journal. Poem by Ilse Frech: “Blank|Hiroshima Mon Amour”, part of film “Sweet Terror of Memory” and “Exile” project.
2014 RIJKSMUSEUM ‘MODERN TIMES’ Photography in the 20th Century (highlights from the Rijksmuseum’s Photography Collection) Edition: Rijksmuseum NAI010. Authors: Mattie Boom & Hans Rooseboom, curators Photography Rijksmuseum.
EDITORIAL RELATED TO DOCUMENTARY PROJECTS SELECTION 2016-01 Clients Trouw, De Volkskrant, BLVD, Vrij Nederland, FOCUS, FOAM Magazine, P/F, Het Parool, De Nieuwe Revu, IM [Identity Matters], De Journalist, NRC Handelsblad, Source, NEXUS nr. 48, Area Revue)s, Le Monde/2, Réponses Photo, Azart Photo, Pam Loisirs, Images Magazine, Connaissance des Arts, Le Journal du Dimanche, La Photographie, Télérama, Le Figaro, Time Lightbox (USA), Vision Magazine (China), Neuland (SUI), Camera Austria (in collaboration with Michèle Hadria-Cohen, writer and critic).
2015 Caged Birds of Paradise; Short-listed SOLAS Photography Prize (IR).
2015 Caged Birds of Paradise; SO-Prize, DuPho – Dutch Association for Professional Photographers (NL).
2009 Favorite portfolio at the portfolio-review of FO3 Photo Festival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg, Germany, resulting in group exhibition ‘Die Favoriten’ at Pilot Galerie S Null Neun, Mannheim, Germany.
2009 VOIES OFF Festival, Rencontres d’Arles – Photography Festival, France.
2008 PhotoEspagna Descrubrimientos | PHE 08 FINALISTS.
2004 ICP INFINITY AWARD for PHOTOJOURNALISM, New York, USA. Nominated by Charlotte Cotton, Curator Photography at the time at Victoria and Albert Museum, London (UK).
2004 & 2003 De Zilveren Camera (NL): 1st Single Foreign Documentary & Series, categorie Art, Culture, Architecture & Technics.
2002 PAN-L (Photographers Association of The Netherlands): Silver Award Documentary Photography.
GUEST LECTURES | TEACHING – SELECTION
2016-2013 Mentor Beeldende Kunst Cultuur & Ondernemen.
2016-2014 Teaching Photography & Identity | Portfolio assemblage and the art of editing, Photo Academy Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
2010/10 Cambridge University of Art, UK: artist talk & presentation, Q&A.
2003/11 University of Haarlem- the Netherlands; guest lecture photography and teaching.
2002 Royal Academy of the Arts, KABK, The Hague / Academy of Art and Design, ’s Hertogenbosch, the Netherlands. One week workshop Photography and engagement: “observe-record-connect”.