Arjan de Nooy

Using my own as well as found images, I construct histories, archives and ‘scientific’ theories. Those works often have a fictional character in which my own role may vary from an art historian to a feminist, from a curator to an ornithologist. Presently, my main project is a new history of Dutch photography (see denooycollection.com) and I am involved in the periodical Salvo.

Exhibitions

2017
Photography and Form, Fotomuseum Den Haag (The Hague)
Ornithology, Sign+ (Groningen)
Dodonaeus Digital Arts Festival, Heilige Geestkapel (Mechelen, Belgium)
Birdland and the Anthropocene, The Peale Center (Baltimore, USA)
99:1, Het Nutshuis (The Hague)99:1, Het Nutshuis (The Hague)99:1, Het Nutshuis (The Hague)
To the Point, Extrapool (Nijmegen)
Looking Up / Looking Down, Seelevel Gallery (Amsterdam)
Springvloed, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)Springvloed, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)Springvloed, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)
2016
A Special Case of Mimicri, Wit Gallery (Wageningen)
The Fortune Teller, Garage (Rotterdam)
Ornithology, Natural History Museum (Rotterdam)Ornithology, Natural History Museum (Rotterdam)Ornithology, Natural History Museum (Rotterdam)
Ornithology, Art Rotterdam (Rotterdam)
Degrees of Freedom, Quickscan, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)
2015
Vincentomania, Van Goghhuis (Zundert)
SALVO, Nutshuis (The Hague)SALVO, Nutshuis (The Hague)SALVO, Nutshuis (The Hague)
2014
Actual Size, Johan Deumens Gallery (Amsterdam)
2013
Great men, Walden Affairs (The Hague), solo exhibitionGreat men, Walden Affairs (The Hague), solo exhibitionGreat men, Walden Affairs (The Hague), solo exhibition
Dodonaei, yoHanneke (Mechelen, Belgium)
Pose, Extrapool (Nijmegen)Pose, Extrapool (Nijmegen)Pose, Extrapool (Nijmegen)
2012
Haarscherp, GEMAK (The Hague), solo exhibitionHaarscherp, GEMAK (The Hague), solo exhibitionHaarscherp, GEMAK (The Hague), solo exhibition
2011
DocuDenHaag, Het Nutshuis (The Hague)
ALIAS, Photomonth (Krakow, Poland)
2010
Work in progress, ACF (Amsterdam)
The collector, Marres (Maastricht), solo exhibitionThe collector, Marres (Maastricht), solo exhibitionThe collector, Marres (Maastricht), solo exhibition
2009
Steenbergen stipendium, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)Steenbergen stipendium, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)Steenbergen stipendium, Dutch Photography Museum (Rotterdam)

Education

2004-2009
Photography (Royal Academy of Art (KABK), The Hague)
1992-1997
PhD Chemistry (TU Delft, thesis: Selective Oxidation of Primary Alcohol Groups in Polysaccharides, 1997)
1984-1990
MSc Chemistry (Leiden University)

Awards

Winner Golden Letter 2017 ('Best Book Design From All Over The World' for 'Ornithology')
Selection for The Best Dutch Book Design 2016 (Ornithology)
Dutch Doc Award (longlist documentary and innovation for 'De facto'), 2010
Winner Kleine Hans for 'De facto', 2009
Steenbergen stipendium (nominated), 2009

Publications

Dodonaei (with Anne Geene), 2017, self-published
Ornithology (with Anne Geene), 2016, De Hef publishers, Rotterdam
Party Photographer, 2014, self-published
De allrounder, 2013, Extrapool/Knust, Nijmegen
Haarscherp (Magazine), 2012, self-published
De facto - A history of Dutch photography, 2009, Uitgeverij IJzer, Utrecht

Texts

Review by Karolien Knols (De Volkskrant, 2017)
Jury Report Golden Letter (2017)
Review by Rianne van Dijck (NRC, 2017)
Review by Sophia Zuercher (Parool, 2017)
Review by Claire Voon (Hyperallergic, 2016)
Review by Arno Haijtema (De Volkskrant, 2016)
Review by Kester Freriks (NRC, 2016)
Interview with Raymond van Mil (Vice, 2016)
Review by Evelien Baks (AD, 2016)
Review by Vibeke Mascini (Mister Motley, 2016)
Beeld van de week (de Volkskrant, 2016)
Joerg Colberg on Party Photographer (Blake Andrews Blogspot, 2015)
Review by Kari Cwynar (Frieze Magazine, 2014)
Review by Steyn Bergs (Metropolis M, 2013)
Review by Martijn Grooten (Jegens en Tevens, 2013)
Thesis Rosan Dekker (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2013)
Article by Domeniek Ruyters (Metropolis M, 2012)
Review by Carol Sawyer (Gemak, 2012)
Article by Marja Pruis (De Groene Amsterdammer, 2012)
Review by Hans Aarsman (Photoq, 2012)
Review by Julia Geerlings (Metropolis M, 2012)
Review by Babeth Knol (Den Haag Centraal, 2012)
Reportage (Trendbeheer, 2012)
Review by Caspar Cillekens (De Limburger, 2010)
Review by Domeniek Ruyters (Metropolis M, 2010)
Jury-rapport Kleine Hans (2009)
Review by Hans Aarsman (Photoq, 2009)
Review by Theo Kamphuis (Fotografisch Geheugen, 2009)