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. Using analogy, methaphors and association to make them her own. Doing so using photography (analogue and digital), moving images and installation.

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.

2005 - 2009 Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Bdes Photography
2004 - 2005 Pre-education of Arts, Koning Willem I Den Bosch

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
2017 Fotoacademie, Amsterdam, Archive
2017 Josilda da Conceicao Gallery, Amsterdam, Nasty Woman
2016 Rietveldtheater, Delft, Brief Encounters
2015 Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam, 1000 Photo’s
2014 Foam Cafe, Amsterdam, Light
2012 De Doelen, Rotterdam,  Red
2011 Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam, Check Me Out!
2011 Ruim Denken, Zutphen, Born This Way (solo)
2011 Dek 22, Rotterdam, Women
2011 CBK, Rotterdam, Ala Gitane
2009 Dante, Breda, Red
2009 HKU, Utrecht, Check Me Out!
2009 HKU, Utrecht, Connective Tissue

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.

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

2008 Internship, Jasper Groen
2008 Internship, Marijn Scheeres