The work of Anouk Kruithof (1981, Dordrecht) is a refreshingly original contribution to contemporary photography. Approaching the medium from a great variety of angles, her works are equally versatile, ranging from photo collages to video animations, installations, sculptures, publications, performances and public interventions. Common premise is a fascination for the online representation of societal issues. Kruithof subjects these to critical scrutiny by extracting existing imagery from the digital sphere, and translating the photographs into her own three-dimensional visual idiom.
Anouk Kruithof’s work has been included in group exhibitions at renowned institutions such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. She has had solo exhibitions in galleries both in the Netherlands and internationally. In 2016 Kruithof won the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs public’s award, and in 2014 the Charlotte Köhler Prize. She won the Hyères Photography Jury Grand Prize in 2011 and in 2012 the International Center for Photography in New York awarded her the Infinity Award. In 2006 her collaborative project with Jaap Scheeren was exhibited at Foam, and she was selected as Foam Talent in 2009. Kruithof has published eleven artist’s books and is founder of The Anamorphosis Prize, an international award for self-published photobooks. Anouk Kruithof lives and works alternately in the Netherlands, Mexico City and New York.