Photography exhibition of Initiation of Daleila 
Black International Cinema Berlin (May 2020) | Festival theme Ascension/Descension. BICB is the oldest European ‘Black’ Art Festival, connecting contemporary filmmakers and artists from all over the world, to create understanding or unity within diversity.  
CANCELED/EXTENDED (Due to the Covid-19 pandemic)

Artist in residence
Arts Centre Droiteval, contemporary breeding ground for art in the former Cistercian Abbey. Roger, Daleila and me will share a magic artistic time in France, near the woods and several interesting sites.

Solo exhibition at Paper Fetish Amsterdam
Photography works of the ongoing project Potential Landscapes will be exhibited at the photo cafe/art space Paper Fetish (near Central Station) in 2020. Stay tuned to learn more about an opening event with a talk on nature and trees of Jeroen Heindijk (bostochten).

Crowdfunding (Final stage) Project Potential Landscapes
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Vulcano (Drifting Land), Amsterdam (IJburg) 2019


Past events, publications and exhibitions:


Brief voor mijn pt werkgever Kindergarden tijdens corona crisis:
De Spiegel (pdf)

Introductie bij Nieuwsbrief aan ouders:

In de spiegel

In deze tijd worden ouders, leraren, medewerkers en kinderen – iedereen – uitgedaagd om met nieuwe omstandigheden om te gaan. Welke lessen liggen hierin verscholen, en hoe kunnen kinderen mensen een spiegel voorhouden, om eventueel overbodig geraakte oude gewoontes los te laten of herzien?

In deze open brief denk ik hier hardop over na. En laat ik ook als kunstfotografe mijn hart spreken m.b.t. Kindergarden als hedendaagse en betrokken organisatie. Iedere crisis kan een aanleiding vormen om uiteindelijk verder te groeien.

Hartelijke groet, Mathilde

Initiation of Daleila 

A photography series of a natural initiation (baptism) ritual in the river IJssel (where I’m born and where my family lives near) will be exhibited at Kunstenlab during De dag van de IJssel (Day of the IJssel). The shoot is gonna be sweet and raw:  100% human. R. van Seeters will accompany me and Daleila at the river.
Exhibition from: September 28 2019 
Location: Kunstenlab, Havenplein 20, Deventer.
Duo exhibition with: Geja Nieuwenhuijs (en Dik Windhouwer), with drawings of the route of the IJssel river titled “Schets | Deventer naar Wijhe is langer dan 37 meter”

Group Exhibition L’Age D’Or (The Golden Age)

L’AGE D’OR is an exhibition with a selection of artworks that takes you to shadowy fancies of poetic sentiment and surrealistic imagery of fear and doubt. This exhibition is based on the film L’AGE D’OR, which means “The Golden Age”. It is a 1930 French surrealist satirical comedy, directed by Luis Bunuel, about ethical values, passion and eroticism.

The social impact of the film has inspired the artist Baharak Dehghan to invite other contemporary artists to jointly create a mixed media presentation in combination with sound, images and video-art. The artists stem from a variety of countries and backgrounds. Different cultural  perspectives are gathered. Through their personal experience they give a unique impression of their views on the themes expressed in L’AGE D’OR.
Check: and this video of the opening event.

About her motivation to organize this exhibition, Baharak says:  “Two years ago I saw L’AGE D’OR on screen for the first time. It instantly gave me the idea of creating a contemporary version of L’AGE D’OR, but with different media. I began researching internationally and participated in surrealistic events and exhibitions. The intention of the exhibition is to reflect on the way in which cultural and moral established order was displayed in the film.”
L’AGE D’OR will repeat in various locations as a pop-up exhibition. The first edition will take place at the Art Chapel, Amsterdam.

Opening: Saturday March 16 2019   6 – 9 PM
Screening of short films: 8 – 9 PM
Neon Naked show by Fashion&Performance designer Jylle Navarro 9.20 – 9.30 
Regular visiting hours: Sunday March 17 until Saturday March 23 2019 1 – 6 PM
Location: Art Chapel, Prinses Irenestraat 19, 1077 WT Amsterdam

Kunstkapel Amsterdam (impressie)   flyer

Moving to IJburg!

After 8 years in Amsterdam West, we’ve moved to IJburg Sep 29th 2018. IJburg is an artificial island in Amsterdam. Yet we’re surrounded by nature here and I feel touched by the space. It was intense to prepare everything and I’m happy to stay close the thriving and creative capital of the Netherlands. For a few years I’ve considered to move to the untamed countryside near my family. I’m happy we’ve found our way. View from our new home/base:


Samenwerking Wallmore | Vreedzaam beeindigd in 2019

In 2018 is gelanceerd; een platform om hedendaagse (kunst)fotografie onder de aandacht van een breed publiek te brengen. Hiervoor gaan zij samenwerken met retail en promotionele partners zoals warenhuizen en magazines. Ik heb 2 beelden aangeboden voor verkoop in hoge oplage. De samenwerking met Wallmore is in een vroeg stadium beeindigd om vrije groei van projecten en praktijk mogelijk te maken, met werk in lage oplage (en soms hogere oplage in eigen beheer voor crowdfunding). Per heden zal ik me richten op samenwerking met toegewijde galeries en podia.

Contagious (gay meeting spot Oeverlanden Amsterdam)

Toelichting op project Potential Landscapes 

Dit project werd extra leven in geblazen door een verhuizing naar IJburg. Het opruimen riep reflectieve en nieuwe ideeën op. Per 29 september 2018 kijk ik uit op Blijburg, het IJ- en het Markermeer.
Van West naar Oost: Een nieuwe episode in thuisstad Amsterdam. Het project Potential Landscapes zal vanuit IJburg verdiept en uitgewerkt worden. Zie ook een FB post over een ‘art residency’ op IJburg.

Exhibition ‘Kunst in Perspectief’ – Amsterdam

Sep-Oct 2018 I’ll exhibit a sneak preview of new works in the livingroom gallery at the Overtoom. Works are for sale and mounted on black MDF wood. I’ll show recent experiments with ink on medium format photo negatives. Some works take part of my new project in progress Potential Landscapes. This tailor made selection is inspired by the Japanese scientific and creative vision on nature: shinrin-yoku (forest bathing). I’ll experiment more with organic structures and raw materials on photo negatives the coming years. This exhibition is a preview with the gallery as my canvas. Works are tourist proof and ready to travel along. Send me a message if you’d like to know more about one of these works. Note: Gallery will be closed Sep 15 – 30.

Preview 4 experiments/Potential landscapes

Waarheidsvinding | Seeking the truth (18+)

Read my first (carefully edited) written piece in Dutch here

New digital DSLR (full frame) camera

Check out my latest photography assignment with my former Canon 5D body via this album, for The Pollinators/The Tipping Point Foundation (april 2018). A few days later, I’ve bought a new camera body because of new expected collaborations such as with Splento in Amsterdam, an organization based in the UK, and ecological/social businesses. See you later Pollinator!

The Pollinators

Publication Photo Swap (Unseen Westerpark) by Focus Magazine Nov 2017

Solo/Group exhibition IJsselbiennale/IJsselbiennal June 14 – Sep 24 2017

Aardehuis in Verbeelding
Eco village Aardehuis Olst, the Netherlands
Participants: Mathilde Jansen, Miriam Verbeek en Jeffry Koopman

Impressie Aardehuis in Verbeelding


Catch | 19 mei 2017 bij Kunstenlab (Havenplein) Deventer

Een dynamische avond vol leuke, opvallende en interessante sprekers van binnen en buiten Deventer die zich aan je presenteren, aan de hand van 20 afbeeldingen in 6 minuten en 40 seconden. Het dwingende format van 20 slides x 20 seconden per slide zorgt ervoor dat de presentaties catchy, creatief en to-the-point zijn, en soms ook hilarisch.
De zaal is open om 19.30 uur, het programma start om 20.00 uur.
Toegang is gratis.

De line-up:
Mathilde Jansen – Fotograaf
Estella Franssen – Bestuurslid Vereniging Aardehuis
Jasper Rietman – Illustrator
Marjoline Kampinga – Stem- en zangcoach
Domenique Himmelsbach – Sociaal kunstenaar

Liesbeth van Asten – Directeur bestuur Rentree
Observatorium – Kunstenaarsgroep
Onur Yürükel – Beatboxer
Ronald van der Meijs – Beeldend kunstenaar
Dennis platvoet – WildcardGastheer: Martin Knaapen – dichter
Muzikale intermezzi: Jordy van Wijk, Deltabeats

Creatieve professionals met bijzondere verhalen en vernieuwende concepten krijgen het podium. Iedere spreker licht een tipje van de sluier op van hun fascinaties, inspiratiebronnen en drive. Juist die elementen zorgen wel of niet voor een klik met jou als toeschouwer. De deelnemers (en een groot deel van het publiek) komen onder meer uit de wereld van design, architectuur, fotografie, kunst, muziek en andere creatieve gebieden.
Benieuwd naar deze aanrader? Kom dan vrijdag 19 mei a.s. naar de Catch bij het Kunstenlab in het Havenkwartier in Deventer. Na afloop is er een dj en kun je onder het genot van een drankje contacten leggen.
De Catch wordt georganiseerd door Kunstenlab in samenwerking met Productiehuis Oost-Nederland, Burgerweeshuis en Bestwerk.

Cursus voor bedrijven De Kunst van het Wegwerpen
Teambuilding met een duurzame twist en artistiek resultaat

Presentatie bij Fancy Fair Montessorischool De Meidoorn Amsterdam West

Op woensdag 6 juli zal ik een presentatie geven van twee kunstlesreeksen bij basisschool De Meidoorn in De Baarsjes. Ik zal wekelijks bij de school werkzaam zijn, als Beroepskunstenaar in de Klas voor een speciaal TSO programma, per eind aug 2016. De presentatie geeft een impressie van projecten voor kinderen en ouders.

BIK_Meidoorn_collage_landschap_decor_impressiebeeld_LR      BIK_Meidoorn_landschap_papier_LR

Summer Academy | July 2016 Belgium | Project Fall 

The Summer Academy is an artistic oasis that offers time and space to experiment, create and exchange. As a participant, I’ll work for 7 days on my own artistic search under the supervision of a professional coach. This coach will suggest new perspectives to broaden artistic ideas and ask relevant questions. Because several workshops are scheduled simultaneously, a stimulating environment will be created enabling interaction between different disciplines. I’ll work on my new project ‘Fall (& fly) within the natural environment of Destelheide.

Zomeracademie 2016 Destelheide

Postgraduate studies ‘Artist in class’ | Post-HBO opleiding Beroepskunstenaar in de Klas

June 2016 I’ll finish my studies ‘Professional artist in class’ (1 year course as a part of a Master Education in Arts). I’ll start giving art lessons and work on creative projects with children in primary schools in the Netherlands.  I’ll help children to experience and develop their creative consciousness. I’ll offer lessons in and outside of the classroom. To experiment with recycled or raw materials and make cut-out collage based on drawing, photography and innovative global imagery. All within a sustainable context. Art education is a key to find new inspiration for my own art practice as well.

Lukida Festival bij TOON Amsterdam

Zaterdag 4 juni zal een selectie van de makers van Lukida hun werk presenteren in TOON Amsterdam. Lineup volgt, maar De Onderneming, Orsaya Music, Graziella Hunsel Rivero en Pondertone zijn er in ieder geval bij! Ik zal 3 werken tonen uit Tanzaniaanse projecten, die aansluiting vinden op elkaar.

Art West

During Art West my photography work will take part of the central exhibition in De Hallen Amsterdam. Location: Galerie Beeldend Gesproken

My workspace will be open for visitors during the Open Atelierroute. There will be an exhibition of miniature photographs of recent (and relatively autobiographical) works. And a collage of art photography prints on the wall of works of the last 4-7 years.

I’ll write a letter on site about life and art: dark, light and color as a (eye-blinding) tool for connection. To close a chapter and celebrate a new era of work and life with drinks and fresh fingerfood. I’ll show something about upcoming artistic and documentary projects.

Date: November 21 & 22 from 12-18 PM.
Please call or mail me if you would like to come. Welcome!
More information:

Exhibition and Auction by Art Angels

I’ll show and donate one photography work for a social project by photographer Anaïs López, filmmaker Anisleidy Martínez and writer Paulien Bakker. The auction will be organized by Art Angels, Confuciusplein 6 in Amsterdam. Welcome: October 12 & 18. Benefits will be used for the project in Rwanda Country without Orphans.

Post-graduation course Professional Artist in School

Post-HBO dt Beroepskunstenaars in de Klas

Since September I’m studying one day a week at the Amsterdam University of the Arts. To become a professional in primary school art education, in addition to my photography practice. The 1 year-course takes part of the Master Education in Arts. Read more (Dutch):

Photo swap

During the Unseen Photo Fair & Festival I’ll offer one or more of my photographs for the Photo Swap event at Photo Gallery Untitled. This initiative connects photographers and enables them to share their work. There will be an exhibition of pictures too. It’s a personal way to take a look behind the scenes and see what inspires and moves photographers. The Pop Up Gallery will be open again from Oct 2015. Link:

Sep 18-20 at Quellijnstraat Amsterdam

Nederlandse Mijnen / Dutch mines

I’m currently preparing a new documentary and artistic photography project (2015-2016). About former coal mines in Limburg (the Netherlands) and the social transition period of Parkstad after the closure.
Update: The initial plan consisted of an art photography book in collaboration with visual artist/journalist Stephanie Jansen and design studio Het IJzeren Gordijn (Raul Balai). The crowdfunding campaign for the book couldn’t be launched even though several organizations wanted to support this project, because Mondrian Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Art (AFK) didn’t want to invest in other costs of the project. The AFK kindly asked me to prepare a new (similar) proposal, but I had prepared the project as a “single working mum” of a 4 year old, for months already, thus I  was running out of time and money. I had to accept the disappointment. Many people in Limburg/Heerlen were enthusiast about this project though. They’ve showed me around and told me tories about the mines and cultural life in Heerlen. I’ve met them during my research period and made (documentary) pictures, of former mineworker Lutz for example (below).  If it doesn’t kill you it makes you stronger.  Fuck it & move on! Heerlen, I hope I’ll be back one day. 


Publicatie 4 en 5 mei Amsterdam

Op 15 maart 2015 verschijnt 19:45 – 20:15, een fotoreportage over de Dodenherdenking in Amsterdam. Ter gelegenheid van het lustrumjaar 2015 nodigde het Amsterdams 4 en 5 mei comité vorig jaar 40 fotografen uit om de 40 herdenkingen in de stad in beeld te brengen.Tussen 19:45 en 20:15 uur legden zij de aanwezigen van de herdenkingen vast, voor, tijdens en na de twee minuten stilte.

Het ontwerp van het boek volgt het ritme van de herdenking: van licht, naar donker, naar licht. Het boek is vormgegeven door ontwerpbureau LAVA. Lees meer via de website van het comite.

Zie al mijn foto’s van de herdenking (2014) bij de Sloterplas hier.

Het boek is te koop in Amsterdamse boekhandels.



Lukida (abo samenwerking beeindigd wegens veranderingen bij Lukida)

Vanaf mei 2016 kunnen mensen mijn projecten ondersteunen door een abonnement af te nemen via Lukida en geregeld prikkelende kunst- en fotografiewerken te ontvangen. Zoals het project Fall.

Via Lukida zal ik unieke en betaalbare (grote en kleine) werken via ‘sponsoring’ beschikbaar stellen aan particulieren, kunstliefhebbers en bedrijven in Nederland. Ook zal ik bijvoorbeeld portretfotografie voor mijn abonnees aanbieden.


Group exhibition FRESH

Hilton Hotel, Amsterdam Schiphol

Opening Jan 17 2015, by Bubble Projects

Recent work(s) will be displayed (Walking into traces of the Future)

Collaboration with composer Kaveh Vares

Sometimes friendship and work are hard to divide. What happens when your friend and (classical and filmmusic) composer asks you to work together on a contemporary photography animation? You just sit together and start the work! Here’s one picture out of hundreds, used for a video installation and composition by Kaveh. Check


Exhibition Van de Buurt

Eleven photography works of the art exhibition Invisible Earth and other works (2010-2014) are now being exhibited in my own hood at restaurant Van De Buurt. The well known restaurant has a terrace at De Rijpgracht and is located in Amsterdam West. Come on over and enjoy a weedburger or delicious fresh Bocca coffee. Prolonged (from Sep) till Jan 2015.


Naturally Invisible (Cancelled due to financial and operational problems of the gallery)

Art Event by Mathilde Jansen & Art Amplifier

Thursday April 24, 6-10 pm at Galerie 331 West. This finissage event is part of the exhibition ‘Invisible Earth’.

“Travelling alongside Mathilde Jansen, sharing these flowers and reconnecting with the earth, we are given an opportunity to have our eyes set on a newly visible Earth, which is both material and immortal, and real in every sense. Which also offers the opportunity to look in the mirror. Because if the earth remains invisible to us, can we truly know ourselves?”


Invisible Earth

Galley 331 West – Amsterdam (Admiraal de Ruijterweg 331)
In collaboration with Art Amplifier
Solo exhibition of photographic works: April 5 – 25 2014
Opening: April 5 from 6 – 10 PM
Exhibition event with attending artist / talk / Gallery dinner: April 18 from 6 – 21 PM

New: Tuinstudio/Gardenstudio

TuinStudio realiseert documentaire-, portret- en kunstfotografie opdrachten in uw omgeving; tuin, park, kantoor of (duurzame) organisatie. Gardenstudio has been set up to work on photography in assignment for people and organizations, such as parks, (office) gardens or green festivals.
Update: I’ve implemented the idea of outdoor photography on My website will be taken down in 2019 to focus on one main photography website.

Logo design and conceptual strategy development for Art Amplifier

An innovative art organization, to be launched the 1st of July 2013


My photography in / Mijn fotografie in: JA ART 2014

JA ART, de jaarlijkse kijk op kunst, cultuur en meer.

De organisatie: ‘JA ART is een bijzonder boek; bijzonder door de opmerkelijke en soms buitengewone bijdragen, de gevarieerde inhoud waarbij tekst en beeld in balans zijn, de smaakvolle opmaak en de mooie uitvoering. JA ART wordt verkocht bij veel grote boekhandels (o.a.  Selexyz en Bruna) en bij gelegenheden waar veel kunst-­ en cultuurliefhebbers komen. Ook is het boek te  bestellen via Editie 2014  (verschijningsdatum 1 nov. 2013): 10.000 exemplaren.

In JA ART komen kunst en cultuur in woord en beeld aan bod. JA ART besteedt aandacht aan met name, maar zeker niet uitsluitend, beeldende kunst en kunstenaars, toneel en toneelspelers, fotografie en fotografen en muziek en musici. Dit alles gezien vanuit de perspectieven origineel, verrassend, mooi, ontroerend, indrukwekkend, brutaal en spraakmakend.’

Group exhibition ROOD (RED) at WG KunstAmsterdam

Opening 21st of June, 5-7 PM.

Bij het begin van de zomer van 2013 staat bij WG Kunst Rood centraal. Verschillende kunstenaars geven hun visie op Rood. Sinds 2010 organiseert WG Kunst elke zomer een kleurtentoonstelling. In 2010 was dit Oranje, in 2011 Blauw en vorig jaar Geel.

De tentoonstelling is te zien van 21 juni tot en met 30 juni 2013 bij WG Kunst, Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat 28, Amsterdam

OPENING: vrijdag 21 juni 2013 van 17.00 – 19.00 uur

Openingstijden: woensdag t/m zondag van 13.00 – 17.00 uur.


New flyer | Design by Mathilde

Portrait photography on site – in gardens and parks | Collection of prints – fine art



ZomerExpo 2013 ‘Aarde’ | Gemeentemuseum Den Haag | 8 juni- 15 september

The installation ‘Natural presumption/ Exoticorum’ has been selected again to feature in the SummerExpo 2013 at the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (main theme ‘Earth’), a great way to exhibit and sell works for a broad art loving audience. In 2012, my work ‘Lumumba (Dualism)’ was selected.

During the anonymous selection rounds, the jury selected 91 works out 1500 submissions at Las Palmas in Rotterdam. Other selection rounds took place in Amsterdam and Eindhoven.

Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en Stichting ArtWorlds organiseren voor de derde keer de ZomerExpo. De grootste landelijke beeldende kunst tentoonstelling samengesteld door een open inschrijving.

Het thema Aarde staat centraal bij de keuze van de jury. Hoe ziet u de aarde, wat betekent de aarde voor u? Anselm Kiefer maakte het werk ‘hemel en aarde’, waarbij de definities van hemel en aarde verschuiven. De aarde draait en verandert en de mens verandert mee.

ZomerExpo 2013 sluit met het thema Aarde aan bij de thematiek van ‘Ja Natuurlijk – Hoe kunst de wereld redt’ een tentoonstelling en manifestatie die vanaf 16 maart 2013 plaatsvindt in en om het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Voor meer info:

De werken die in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag worden tentoongesteld, maken kans op een stimuleringsprijs. De prijzen worden toegekend door het publiek en de participerende musea.

Dit jaar wordt het werk van de tentoonstelling in het museum te koop aangeboden! Net als de Summer Exhibition van de Royal Academy of Arts in London wordt ook de ZomerExpo een verkooptentoonstelling.

Link naar het werk:

‘Exoticorum Imaginis Decem & Natural presumption’ at KUNSTHEK VITRINES |

ART FENCE WINDOWS | Oosterpark Amsterdam | Public exhibition Feb-March 2013 |

March 24  12.00 – 2.30 PM | Informal ‘table’ setup on the sidewalk, with fairy coffee and deli cookies, carpet, plants, daily consumer products, photos and talks with passers-by & visitors.

During the 24H OOST festival & Pure Market at the Oosterpark.






Image: Latexdream (condoms), Amsterdam 2012

Hina maisha alisi 

In Dec 2012 I worked on the project Ina Maisha Alisi with Tanzanian artists and performers. With Isack Peter Abeneko of Lumumba Theatre I did a field research trip. IPA interviewed inhabitants in Mtwara region on the drilling of newly found natural resources such as gas and oil. Meanwhile I portrayed several people in those villages. With the aim to mark the start of the project. To support the dialogue between the local inhabitants, the Tanzanian governments and international companies.

As well, I did research photographs for my (upcoming) project ‘Homo Naturalis’ in Tanzania: photographing metal/mineral industries; portraying people sensibly; documenting sceneries and researching the organic essence of the material. How do people and coworkers relate to natural resources; can people be seen as a part of a natural cycle? This project will be continued in the Netherlands (and Russia; capturing the ‘organic essence’ in steel factories/ iron ore mines). See:

Image: field research trip Mtwara region (Tanzania)

International Conference ‘AFRICA WORKS!’ 21st Century Trends

Oct 29th I’ll present a slideshow of my art & documentary photography project Tanzania Unlimited Ltd. and share a story about export, business and people: people’s dreams, ambitions and daily challenges. Relating to coworkers, managers and local communities in a big country with an impressive ecosystem (and natural resources) and great economical potential. What makes people move in an upcoming African economy and how does Tanzania relate to international investors? (Between 2.30-4.30 pm)

‘Africa offers new opportunities for its people and for those who want to invest in Africa’s future. The international conference ‘Africa Works! 21st Century Trends’ aims to create a better understanding of how Africa works today and what the (economic) prospects of the African continent and its people are. On 29 and 30 October 2012 prominent (African) business leaders, entrepreneurs, policy makers, researchers, journalists and others engaged with Africa are brought together to be challenged and to sharpen their perception of contemporary Africa.’

‘The Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC) and the African Studies Centre (ASC) invite you to join us on 29 en 30 October and be inspired that Africa Works!’

Location: Hotel Theater Figi, Zeist.

More information:

Documentation: | Art and documentary photography project Tanzania Unlimited Ltd.

Distribution of 2500 posters of project Exoticorum Imaginis Decem in Amsterdam

The project shows parallel worlds of new and modern forms of nature. To visualize palpable connections between global consumer products – such as condoms, bioplastics (coffee) cups, paper, sponges or a copper tray -, (exotic) natural resources and local natural environments. Constructions are photographed on site in 7 parks of Amsterdam and 3 locations in the East of the Netherlands. 2500 Double sided A3 poster (FSC paper) with 4 images will be distributed in Sep/Oct2012, to households, organisations and cultural venues around the parks in Amsterdam.

Images: Latexdream, Sponge tour, (Once) wildflowers are cemented & Bioplastics | 2012

Click on the poster for an enlargement

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Opening exhibition SummerExpo Gemeentemuseum Den Haag


Video: ZomerExpo 2012 Gemeentemuseum Den Haag (film door Remko Dekker)


Review ZomerExpo 2012 ‘Liefde’ Haags Gemeentemuseum 2012

‘Fotografie lijkt deze keer een minder belangrijke rol te spelen in de tentoonstelling. Fotografie lijkt overgenomen door bewegende beelden. Toch zijn er een aantal interessante foto’s te zien, waaronder Lumumba (Dualism) van Mathilde Jansen. Wat is hier te zien? Twee zwarte mannen in de tropen die elkaar liefhebben, elkaar beminnen of elkaar troosten, steun bij elkaar zoeken? Of is geen van beide het geval? Gaat het om een ideale situatie die er niet is, met andere woorden is het beeld misleidend? Het beeld noch de titel geven in feite echt antwoord. Lumumba was uiteraard de eerste leider van voormalig Belgisch Congo, die zo tragisch aan zijn einde kwam, in feite slechts een kleine schakel in de keten van ellende die in dat land nog steeds doorgaat. Maar wat heeft hij met het beeld te maken? Een wederopstanding? Een verzoening? Wat het verder ook is, het beeld blijft op het netvlies hangen.’


New project – Exoticorum Imaginis Decem

April 2012: I’m pleased to announce a new photography project, to be developed in Amsterdam the coming months. I’ll highlight the relation between daily consumer products, natural resources and cultivated nature like parks in (and around) the city of Amsterdam. This project will be supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts. 2500 posters (FSC printed) will be given to citizens of Amsterdam, living near the parks.

ZomerExpo 2012 Liefde at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, June 15 – August 19

My work Lumumba is selected to be shown at the Summer Expo, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag


About the Summer Expo:

A new tradition is being created within the Dutch Art World! It is in close cooperation with Gemeentemuseum Den Haag that the Artworlds Foundation is organizing Summer Expo. Following the Summer Exhibition of the Royal Academy in London and the Canvas Collection in Belgium, the Netherlands got their very own summer exposition, which will come about by means of open registration and anonymous selection procedures.

This initiative not only casts light on highly diverse artistic talents from the Netherlands but also provides an accurate update of the current state of affairs within the Dutch Art World.Artists of all artistic disciplines are welcome to participate: whether they make traditional drawings or create Modern Installation Art.

Through the theme of 2012, Love, the exhibition presents a survey of contemporary Dutch art, in the broadest possible sense of the word, without making a distinction between the established and non-established art worlds in the Netherlands. Each distinct work of art has to speak for itself – and it is only its expressiveness and quality that count, since neither backgrounds nor artists responsible are mentioned during the selection.

Qualifying Rounds are held at three locations in the Netherlands. After a first round, 600 selected works will be presented online. After the second and final round, 210 works will be selected to put on display at a unique survey exhibition which is to be held at Gemeentemuseum Den Haag from 9 June to 19 August 2012.

Deelname ZomerExpo ‘Liefde’ Gemeentemuseum Den Haag met het fotowerk ‘Lumumba (Dualism)’ – werk nr. 96

Het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag en Stichting ArtWorlds organiseren van 15 juni t/m 19 augustus 2012 de ZomerExpo2012, dé landelijke beeldende kunst tentoonstelling samengesteld door open inschrijving, anonieme selectieprocedures en met een drukbezochte tentoonstelling, groot aantal deelnemers en veel aandacht in de media.

Romantiek, verleiding, onbereikbare liefde, maar ook jaloezie en de desastreuze gevolgen daarvan zijn door de tijd heen belangrijke onderwerpen geweest in de beeldende kunst, voor kunstenaars zoals Johannes Vermeer (hartenaas) en Tracey Emin met haar werk ‘Everyone I ever slept with’.

De tentoonstelling met het thema ‘Liefde’ geeft een beeld van de kunstbeoefening in Nederland in de volle breedte zonder onderscheid te maken tussen de gevestigde en niet-gevestigde kunstwereld. Alleen de zeggingskracht en de kwaliteit van het werk telt. Een twaalfkoppige jury bestaande o.a. uit: curatoren, galeriehouders, cultureel ondernemers, kunsthistorici en kunstenaars, maakte op drie plaatsen in het land een voorselectie voor de eindtentoonstelling in het Gemeentemuseum Den Haag

Tijdens de ZomerExpo kan het publiek (gratis) naar de lezingenreeks ‘Uit naam van de liefde’ met schrijver Ronald Giphart, kunstenaar Jasper Krabbé en wetenschapsjournalist Mark Mieras. Op zondag 17 juni, 15 juli en 19 augustus.

Exhibition Galerie Brasserie 1703, Oude Molen Wijhe

Overview of 19 works 2008-2012 March 26 – May 28 2012 (Old Mill Wijhe)

Opening group exhibition The Challenge at the Amsterdam Center for Photography

Project ‘Vale do Mondego’ (installation 18 photographic works)

Mathilde Jansen – Vale do Mondego

Let’s share more posters! Enter a world of real magic & geology

Poster ‘Magma’ (2011), gesigneerd en geprint op A3 gesatineerd MC FSC papier te koop voor 20 euro. Incl. BTW en excl. verzending, oplage 200 stuks. De foto is gemaakt in Portugal tijdens mijn art residency bij Dominio Vale do Mondego. Voor informatie en interesse, stuur een bericht naar post[at] Enjoy!

For sale poster ‘Magma’ (2011), signed and printed on A3 satin MC FSC paper for 20 euro’s. Incl. TAX and excl. postage. Photo was made during my art residency at Dominio Vale do Mondego in Portugal. Edition of 200, excl. postage. For more information or interest, please send a message to post[at]

Exhibition and project ‘Vale do Mondego’

Jan 2012: In February 2012 an exhibition in the Amsterdam Center of Photography will take off, as a result of a Masterclass. I’ll combine documentary photography of the family living at cultural and biodynamic domain Vale do Mondego (Portugal), with landscape and art photography, made during my art residency in 2011. Currently, I’m finishing the last works of the project Vale do Mondego. Accompanied with ink and photography negatives, I’m entering a magic world of magma, minerals and geology. Relating to natural processes of the elements and stones, like oxidation or hydroxidation. Is it possible to free matter of its clotted existence or to connect granite with other forms of being?

Her Circle UpClose Interview

Mathilde Jansen: Documentary Art Photography & Intercultural Communication

Dec 1 2011 (interview Aug 2011). Mathilde Jansen’s work is a documentation, exploration and reconstruction of socio-economic, inter-cultural and environmental developments and occurrences. Through the use of collage and both documentary and staged photography, Jansen juxtaposes reality with fantasy in order to create new perspectives and possibilities both for today and the future and to represent natural, industrial and cultural diversity. These images pose questions to the viewer, in which real and imaginary worlds coexist, and relate to contemporary issues, media representations and inequalities.

Source: Her Circle :: A Magazine of Women’s Creative Arts and Activism

Read the interview:

The birth of Daleila Farahinde | Welcome – Welkom – Karibu








“A miracle came upon us”
Daughter of Halifa & 


Artist in residence ‘Dominio Vale do Mondego’ (Portugal)

In April 2011, the family Sligting/Schaap – founders of the ecological and cultural Dominio Vale do Mondego – will offer me a ‘quinta’ (house) at their domain. Enabling me to create autonomous works, in the green valley along the river Mondego in Portugal.

I’ll be inspired by the psychology of and interaction with landscapes and biodynamic agriculture whilst being welcomed to observe the life of a family building their own part of paradise. In June, a selection of new works will be available.

Inside Out

Walls cordially invites you to its exhibition ‘Inside Out’

Sunday 13 February 2011
16.00 – 18.00 hrs
Prinsengracht 737, Amsterdam

Participating artists
Barbara van den Berg, Kayleigh Burgmeijer, Wouter van Donselaar, Marcel Dijker, Angelika Hasse, Nathalie Hennis, Lisette Huizenga, Pascale Hustings, Mathilde Jansen, Ingrid van der Kamp, Marjolein Knottenbelt, Michiel Meys, Paul Tas, Charlot Terhaar sive Droste, Dieuwertje Tromp

With warm regards,

Marloes van Vugt













Prinsengracht 737 / 1017 JX Amsterdam
Open: Wednesday – Saturday 12.00 – 17.00
Mon & Tue. on appointment
tel: 020-6169597 or e-mail


Web auction PhotoQ

C-prints of Salome & Dualism are available at the online auction of, in December 2010

Notification on documentary photography as a way to see life

My time has come to embrace documentary photography; it has taken me ten years to come to this point. To my experience, documentary is a way of working, rewarding real life as art and as a form of true creativity and power of nature and mankind. With traces of light and shadow; new chances and a past; buildings and ruins. Reality itself will be my work- and playground. I’ll both respect and surpass boundaries of ‘objectivity’, with social and conceptual interactive pictures.

Collages won’t disappear as such (from my portfolio), but will have a different purpose for my work.

Mathilde, 17th of October 2010

Collage ‘Shooting for the Sun’ inspires children and staff for a sustainable art contest

Sep 2010. The work Shooting for the Sun (collage cut-outs, 2010) visualizes a sustainable future and has been used as a source of inspiration for a drawing contest after completing the environmental-friendly renovation of primary school De Triangel. BEI advised the renovation process of De Triangel. Theo Rietkerk, deputy for the Dutch Province of Overijssel donated the collage to De Triangel, on behalf of BEI. The parties carried out their own interpretation of the work. See

Exhibition Picturing Power & Potential (Oakland, USA)

Nov 2010. Mills College, an independent liberal arts college for women founded in 1852 and located in Oakland, California, has just opened a brand new  building on campus devoted to business and economics. Picturing Power & Potential will be exhibited in the lobby and main floor of the Mills College Art Museum until the end of 2010 (actual closing dates will follow).

Both the San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery and the International Museum of Women are thrilled about the partnership, and that the exhibition is going to gain a broader audience. It is exciting to imagine the prospects for increasing dialogue within an academic community  about women’s varied roles in the global economy.

Picturing Power & Potential (San Francisco, USA)

Opening Reception: Tuesday, June 15, 5:30 – 7:30pm, Free
Exhibition dates: June 15 – August 27, 2010
Location: San Francisco City Hall, ground floor

Artists: Anne Hamersky (USA), Ariko Inaoka (Japan), Alex Kamweru (Kenya), Brenda Paik Sunoo (USA), Dana Whitaker (USA), Elizabeth Colton (USA), Isabela Senatore (Brazil), Jennifer Samuel (USA), Joanna Lipper (USA), Margaret Silverman (USA), Mark Tuschman (USA), Mathilde Jansen (The Netherlands), Mehran Afshar Naderi (Iran), Michelle McCarron (USA), Miranda Mimi Kuo-Deemer (China),  Pattabi Raman (India), Rocio Russo (USA), Samyukta Lakshmi (India), Sanaz Mazinani (Canada), and Selvaprakash Lakshmanan (India).

Jurors: Catherine King (International Museum of Women), Jasmina Bojic (United Nations Association Film Festival), Linda Connor (Artist/Curator/Educator), Meg Shiffler (SFAC Gallery).

What do you picture when you think of women’s economic power and potential? Check out our brand new exhibition, Picturing Power & Potential: A Project of Economica, opening June 15, to see stunning images that depict women around the world exercising their power in the global economy. The subject matter ranges from teen community leaders in Richmond, CA to entrepreneurs in Ghana. And from opera singers in Brazil to seaweed farmers in Zanzibar.

Picturing Power & Potential is a joint project from the International Museum of Women (IMOW) and the San Francisco Arts Commission (SFAC) Gallery’s Art at City Hall program. Picturing Power & Potential will launch on June 15, 2010 online at and in a physical exhibition at San Francisco City Hall. This juried photography show includes more than 50 images from 20 photographers around the globe, representing countries such as India, Ghana, the United States, the Netherlands, and more. Read more

Black International Cinema Berlin

May 2010, A complexion change, festival at Rathaus Schöneberg Berlin, Germany
Interview & tv screening Germany/Berlin and online, Tanzania Unlimited Ltd.
By Donald M. Griffith – Fountainhead Tanz Theatre

‘A COMPLEXION CHANGE 2009-2011 is an International Media Project with a very contemporary and innovative approach. It aims at contributing to the strengthening of international understanding, peace and friendship among peoples. It promotes intercultural dialogue in the spirit of the ideals and aims of UNESCO’. Christine M. Merkel, Head of the Division for Culture and Memory of the World, German UNESCO Commission, Bonn

Eneco & creative ways to promote sustainable energy

February-April 2010: Het beleven van duurzaamheid / The experience of sustainability
Conceptual project by 8 artists to promote Eneco’s sustainable strategy for 2030.

Energiebedrijf Eneco wil in Noordwest-Europa de meest toekomstgerichte energiedienstverlener zijn. Eneco staat voor continuïteit van energie. Betrokken, uitgesproken en daadkrachtig op een sympathieke manier en duurzaam. Om zich te onderscheiden als duurzaam bedrijf gaat Eneco samenwerken met kunstenaars en creatieven die authentieke en onorthodoxe oplossingen bedenken die bijdragen aan het creëren van geloofwaardigheid bij het publiek.

Eneco wants to be the most future oriented energy service provider in the North-West European market. Committed, outspoken and proactive, we work towards a sustainable future with affordable and available energy for everybody.

Watch a video about the project

Heartbeat Iran – Art Book

February 2010: Launch of the art book in Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam.

Group travels 2005 and 2007. Available at Athenaeum bookstore and via Gerrit Rietveld Academy. Review nrc next april 2010 and letter

Auction PhotoQ

C-print (edition 33) Mapozi Designs in the online auction of PhotoQ


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Collaboration Museum Night Interventions The Hague & Amsterdam (concepts/documentation)

Amsterdam Nov. 7th 2009: text banners – By Arik Visser, Ehsan Fardjadniya, Giancarlo Pazzanese, Mathilde Jansen, Thijs Rhijnsburger

The Hague Nov. 13th 2009: cultuur taxi – By Dimitri, Ehsan Fardjadniya, Mirko Lazovic, Mathilde Jansen, Thijs Rhijnsburger, Zelimhan

Amsterdam, text banners near museums, institutions and galleries

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The Hague, free taxi service from centre for asylum seekers to Hoogtij Museum Night

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