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Esmee van Zeeventer

While walking around and paying close attention to my surroundings, my desire to photograph gets triggered when events meet. It is an evocative event, a memory, a déjà vu, a feeling I cannot describe: as if something could happen at any moment.  By using my camera and letting coincidences exist in darkroom processes, I want to construct a new reality, a somewhere in-between. I long to enter these undefinable places, without knowing where they lead me to. There are things I recognize, yet something feels missing. What if you can’t distinguish a daydream from reality?

Esmee van Zeeventer (Rotterdam, 1997) graduated the bachelor of Fine Arts at the AKI Artez Enschede in 2021. In the few months after her graduation she participated in several exhibitions such at The Best of Graduates at Gallery Ron Mandos in Amsterdam and two solo shows, Gelderlandfabriek, Culemborg and Galerie Joghem, Amsterdam. Her graduation work got published in the national newspaper the NRC, by The Pupilsphere and in Fotofilmic JRNL 15. September 2022 her work was shown at the Unseen photography fair Amsterdam and currently she is participating in the Lighthouse programme of Fotodok, Utrecht. Her work is part of different collections such as Sanquin, the Lakeside Collection and various private collections.

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  • nothing, whispering
    nothing, whispering
    36 toned cyanotypes on rice paper, polyester thread
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    analog baryta print