Jan Hoek 1984

Woont in Amsterdam. Werkt in Amsterdam.
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Galerie Ron Mandos

Jan Hoek (1984) is artist and writer. Jan Hoek has photographed amateur models, mentally ill homeless people in Africa, a girl with no arms and legs, a heroin addict who dreams of being a model, or people he has simply found in advertisements on the internet. The photo shoot is never what he expected, model and photographer always have different expectations. The model actually wants sex while Jan Hoek wants to shoot the dog. The model tries to be as glamorous as possible, while Jan wants to picture the decay. Photographing is not just about the image but also the relationship between the photographer and the model. How far can you go with your models? In the accompanying film, Me & My Models, Jan talks about the nasty, funny, painful or touching things that happen around photographing people. “I believe there is always a certain degree of ethics involved in photography. It is almost impossible to take photographs of people without consciously, or unconsciously, crossing boundaries and with things happening that you don’t want or expect. I feel this is often covered up in photography, while I would like to show it … “

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Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds heeft de Charlotte Köhler Prijzen 2015 toegekend aan beeldend kunstenaar Jan Hoek en choreograaf Jan Martens. Deze aanmoedigingsprijzen voor jong talent - van elk € 30.000 - worden op donderdag 2 juli 2015 uitgereikt tijdens de Young Talent Awards in de Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. Jan Hoek (1984) is kunstenaar/fotograaf, maar werkt ook met tekst en schrijft zelf over kunst. In 2012 studeerde hij af aan de Rietveld Academie, in de richting Beeld & Taal. De foto’s van Jan Hoek worden internationaal geëxposeerd en waren onlangs te zien bij Unseen in Amsterdam.

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EDUCATION 2008-2012 Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam, NL EXHIBITIONS 2018 Boda Boda Madness, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam 2017 Boda Boda Madness, Photoville, New York Duo presentation with Boris Mikhailov, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam 2016 New Supermodels, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam , NL Unfair, solo presentation, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam Sistaaz of the Castle, in collaboration with fashion designer Duran Lantink, presented at Amsterdam Fashion Week; Foam, Amsterdam Shooting Stars, solo exhibition, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium 2015 Solo presentation, guest Galerie Ron Mandos in Citroën garage Amsterdam. Part of Unseen Festival Panorama Carland, outdoor Panaroma at Gashoudervijver, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam Riot, ‘Me & My Models the Gold Edition’, solo exhibition, Gent, Belgium The Stan/Jan-show, about the collaboration between Jan Hoek and Stan Aziz Abdul, a street painter living in Kumasi, Ghana, exhibition in: De Balie, Amsterdam 2014 Lagos photo, photo festival - New Ways Of Photographing The New Masai, NG Unseen, photo fair represented by Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, New Ways Of Photographing The New Masai, NL Residency Surface Arts, Chiang-Mai, TH He Xiangning Art Museum, group show curated by Foam Amsterdam, Shenzhen, CN The Space Between Us, group show, Felix & Foam, Amsterdam, NL The Moving Museum of Clothes, group show, CEC Zuid-Oost, NL Art Rotterdam, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos, NL 2013 New works of painting, photo and sculpture at the Margulies collection, Warehouse, Miami, US In Delta Flux, group show curated by Impakt, Jakarta, ID Art in Redlight, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL Middle Gate ’13 (group show curated by Jan Hoet), Geel, BE Sweet Crazies, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, NG Wool Week Expo, Oude Kerk, (group show) Amsterdam Mzungu The Exhibition, collaboration with Tanzanian KFI-students, Arusha, TZ $€XXX, show in collaboration with fashion designer Nieuw Jurk, 2PR, Amsterdam, NL Me & My Models, (solo exhibition) New Holland, St. Petersburg, RU Group Show, Easy Living, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, NL Group Show, Van Perskamer tot Kunstpaleis, The Times, Amsterdam, NL Unfair, The Sweet Crazies That Didn’t Want To Be Photographed, Amsterdam Me & My Models, solo exhibition, Foam, Amsterdam 2012 Contemporary Istanbul, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos, Istanbul Viewing ‘Me & My Models’, Impakt Festival, Utrecht Pop up-nl, London, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos Unseen, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam Solo exhibition ‘Sweet Crazies’ in de Openbare Bibliotheek Utrecht Group show ‘Best of the Graduates 2012′ ,Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie with ‘Me & My Models’ Group show ‘Out of the fridge’ in Berm Collectief, Amsterdam 2011 Soloshow in galerie Artpocalypse Collective with the series ‘Sweet Crazies’ Group Show ‘Teenage Magazines’ in FOAM 2010 Gabberperformance at Rietveld Uncut, De Brakke Grond Initiator of a fashion shoot in Vice where his baby sitting brother Bruin with Down Syndrome took all photo’s and did the styling and choice of models and locations PUBLICATIONS 'My Maasai', by Art Paper Editions (group project) (2017) 'The Pattaya Sex Bubble 1 t/m 10' by Art Paper Editions (2015) 'New Ways of Photographing The New Masai’ by Art Paper Editions (2014) ‘Marktplaatspoëzie’, Nijgh & Van Ditmar (2013) ‘Me & My Models’ in news paper form, published by Art Paper Editions (2012) FOAM magazine, publication of Sweet Crazies (2012) C.I.N.V.U., an art magazine about loneliness, Publication from work ‘Me & My Models’ Vice Magazine, publication of the Sweet Crazies