Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Eva van Ooijen is a visual artist who grew up in Zutphen, where she attended a Waldorf School. This is where the groundwork was laid for her aesthetic view on the world. In 2009 she got her photography degree from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht. Eva van Ooijen now lives and works in Amsterdam, NL.

In her work she takes things historical, like a pilgrimage, as her starting point. Tales about visions, healing and miracles that seem far fetched, but spike her curiosity.

Investigating these tales by gathering evidence. Making them her own using analogy, methaphors and association. 

She looks at the modern world like an archaeologist from the future, examining reoccurring themes and trends. Not taking things as truth but creating one.

Eva van Ooijen works with photography, moving images and installation.

2020 - present, Royal Academy of Art The Hague, Master Artistic Research
2005 - 2009 Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Bdes Photography
2004 - 2005 Pre-education of Arts, Koning Willem I Den Bosch

Exhibitions/Residency’s (selection)
2021 De Helena, The Hague. In Pending Waters,Yearly Master Artistic Research project curated by Jay Tan and Geo Wyeth.
2021 Quartair, The Hague.Sun Kissed// Fog Off. Yearly Master Artistic Research project curated by Maaike Gouwenberg
2020 Rizoom, Arnhem, False Beliefs
2020 Digital Artist Residency, Research Residency
2019 Art Chapel, Amsterdam, Lourdes aan de Amstel
2018 Oosterkerk, Amsterdam, The New Life
2018 Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam, Fragmented Traveling
2017 This Art Fair, Amsterdam, Fragmented Traveling
2017 Vondel CS, Amsterdam, Horizontale Vluchtigheid, Curated by: Aynouk Tan.
2017 De Torenkamer, Amsterdam, Residency
2012 De Doelen, Rotterdam,  Red
2011 Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, Check Me Out!
2011 Dek 22, Rotterdam, Women, Curated by: Linda Seine.
2011 CBK, Rotterdam, Ala Gitane

2016 - present Fotoacademie Amsterdam, Mentor
2019 Lecture, Art Association Sint Lucas, Inspiration
2014 Academie Artemis Rotterdam, Editing
2011 Wold Wide Women, Rotterdam, Workshop for women living in Coolhaven.
2009 Art BSO (after school program), Assistent teacher.

2020 New Art Examiner, Making art, negotiating space, and finding comfort in the age of covid-19.
2020 Der Greif, Geust-Room, Re-Imaging
2018 Self Publish Be Happy Select, Fragmented Traveling 
2016 Kiekie Tabloid, Instagram een logboek van gedachten
2015 Motief, Interview  
2010 Trendbeheer, La Gitane
2010 Trendbeer, Check Me Out!

2018 Master class, Fleurie Kloostra 
2012 Master class, Diana Blok
2009 Mr. Motley Talent Award