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 - 2022 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)
2022 Nest, The Hague, A Scenic Route to Self, Yearly Master Artistic Research show curated by Maria Rey Lamslag. 
2021 De Helena, The Hague. In Pending Waters,Yearly Master Artistic Research show curated by Jay Tan and Geo Wyeth.
2021 Quartair, The Hague.Sun Kissed// Fog Off. Yearly Master Artistic Research show curated by Maaike Gouwenberg
2020 Rizoom, Arnhem, False Beliefs
2020 Digital Artist Residency, Research Residency  
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
2011 Dek 22, Rotterdam, Women, Curated by: Linda Seine.  

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

2022 Metropolis M, Graduation Shows 2022 ­– KABK, Review by Lena van Tijen
2022 Mosquito Newspaper, Intentionality, Essay  
2021 Reading days, Keywords 2020-2021, a publication by the Master Artistic Research, Royal Academy of the Arts, The Hague 
2020 New Art Examiner, Making art, negotiating space, and finding comfort in the age of covid-19. Interview by Katie Zazenski
2020 Der Greif, Geust-Room, Re-Imaging, selected photographs 
2018 Self Publish Be Happy Select, Fragmented Traveling, selection of photographs
2016 Kiekie Tabloid, Instagram een logboek van gedachten, selection of photographs 

2009 Mr. Motley Talent Award