About

Photographer lives and works in Rotterdam.

Dieuwertje Komen (NL, 1979) is a photographer of the urban landscape.
Her photographic work shows her curiosity for the origin of urban space and its use. She portrays the places at the edges, or in between the many new city centers, which often (unintentionally) escape from great urban metamorphoses. Her work consists of a growing collection photographs of places which gives us an insight in urban reality.

Selection of activities:

Open now exhibition: SWEETS at Arcam (centre for architecture, Amsterdam), with space&matter.

2012 – now:
The ambition of the territory — Belgian Pavilion Venice 2012 - A series of photographs capturing the urbanized Flemish landscape. / Work in progress’ presentation from RER- Brussels at Kunstenfestival Desarts Brussels with Anna Rispoli & Edurne Rubio / Publication: Scramble city – Cross Section of a Fictitious Secondary City / Assignment for a book by Paul de Ruiter and SEV / Teacher: RAVB – lab photographic representation / Residence artist at Architecture Workroom Brussels / Re-photographing the Dutch landscape based on a photo-archive made by Hubert den Boer with SKOR - Taak, and Landschapsbeheer Nederland / Documenting the ongoing construction of a regional public transport network in and around Brussels with Architecture Workroom Brussels.

2010:Assignment: Carnet Metropolitain Bordeaux, for Arc en Rêve, centre d’architecture Bordeaux /Exhibition:Behind the Billboard, MK Galerie in Berlin/Research tripWhat’s up, what’s down. Cultural catalysts in Urban Space, with BKVB /Assignment: Yearbook Architecture in Flanders,The Specific and the Singular, Flemish Architecture Institute (VAI) /Assignment: Yearbook Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning / Exhibition: Agora Biennial Bordeaux 2010, stim-Métropoles millionnaires for AUC architects Paris. / Photo essay: Hunch Magazine

2009: Exhibition: FOAM Concrete dreams Amsterdam, duo with Elian Somers / Publication: Commonness with an essay from Martino Tattarra – shown in group-exhibition Nederlands Fotomuseum / Project – exhibition – assignment: City Visions Europe: New Vocabularies for the European City for Berlage Institute Rotterdam / Publication: Off the Wall, Fw:#9 / Exhibition: 1000 BXL in Secondroom Brussels, together with artist Carme Nogueira (ES), Brussels. / Assignment: book Belvedere:nu / Radio interview: De avonden VPRO.

2008:Assignment: Concordia, for permanent artwork in public space, city council Breda
 / Exhibition: Heim, Centre for fine arts (CBK), Rotterdam
 / Exhibition: Maak ons land, Dutch Institute for Architecture (NAI) Rotterdam
 / Exhibition: A perfect book Centre for Photography (ACF), Amsterdam.

2007: Exhibition: Power of South at the IABR (International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam) / Exhibition and book: Neither Town nor Country, 
the spatial disordered, for the Dutch Institute for Architecture (NAI) / Publication: Create Happiness Fw: #5 / Exhibition and publication: Miscellaneous Fw: #6, SBK Gallery 32-43 Amsterdam / Exhibition and prize: Bouw in beeld, (NAI-Ballast Nedam), Rotterdam

Education:

1998 – 200BA in Photography, st.Joost, Breda

2003 – 2005 MA in Photography, st.Joost, Breda

Additional:

2009: Basic stipend, BKVB

2012 : Teacher at the RAVB – Rotterdam Academy of Architecture and Urban Design

2008 – 2012: Teacher at the Bachelor of Fine Art, st.Joost, Breda

2010 – 2011: Advice-commission art in public space, city council Breda