Johan Deumens Gallery


2013-                   PhDarts, artistic research doctorate, Leiden University/Royal Academy The Hague

2008-2012           Photographic   Studies,  Leiden  University, MA 2012     

1999-2001           Postgraduate   Photography, Academie St. Joost Breda, MFA 2001      

1995-1998           Photographic   Design, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, BFA 1998   


"I make photographs and do research with and about them. I think about photographs and try to write about my findings. It is important to share images, experiences and Works In Progress, because together we know more. This sharing is done both online and in the physical world. Most of the photographs I do things with come from and show fragments of pasts on the African continent in general and east African country Uganda in particular. Through sharing the photographs the way history has been and is written can become more diverse.The exhibitions and publications that can be seen and bought in the physical world are presentations of results as well as experiments leading to next stages of things I do. They try to contribute to a growing understanding of histories told in various contexts and to diverse audiences. Therefore exhibitions are always site specific, and books are made with different readers in mind that might see different things in what is on offer."

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