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Tags
photography, exhibition/performance, conceptual, video-art, installation, mixed-media

Statement

WassinkLundgren is a collaboration between Dutch photographers Thijs groot Wassink (born in 1981 in Deventer) and Ruben Lundgren (born in 1983 in Hilversum), who live and work, respectively, in London and Beijing. They are the recipients of numerous awards, including the China Academy Award in 2010 and the Prix du Livre at Les Rencontres d’Arles 2007 for their publication Empty Bottles.

WassinkLundgren has exhibited in museums worldwide, including Foam Amsterdam (2007, 2013); the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam (2010, 2012); the CAFA Museum in Beijing (2011); Fotomuseum Winterthur (2009–10); the Guangdong Museum of Art (2010); the National Media Museum in Bradford, U.K. (2009); and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam (2006). The duo is represented by Van Zoetendaal Collections in Amsterdam, and Pékin Fine Arts in Beijing.  

www.wassinklundgren.com

www.vanzoetendaal.com
www.pekinfinearts.com
www.dmbcreatives.com

 

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2013
Don't Smile Now... Save it for Later! Montréal Arts Interculturels, Le Mois de la Photo à Montréal, Canada
Unseen Photo Fair, Lucid-Ly Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (art fair) (solo)
Dual Perspectives. Gallery Marion de Cannière, Antwerp, Belgium
One Group Show, Suzhou Jinji Lake Museum of Art, curated by Feng Boyi, Suzhou, China (solo)
One Group Show, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2012
Singles, Pékin Fine Arts, Beijing (solo)
Paris Photo, Pékin Fine Arts, Paris, France (art fair)
Unseen Photo Fair, Van Zoetendaal Collections, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (art fair) (solo)
Fotodok, Flatland Gallery, Utrecht
The Dutch Photobook, Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam
State of the Art Photography, NRW Forum, Dusseldorf
Uncommon Ground, Flowers Gallery, London

2011
Tokyo Tokyo, Huis voor de Beeldcultuur, Breda, The Netherlands (solo)
Other I, Hotshoe Gallery, London
Hinterhalt, Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany
CAFA Excellent students, aaaaaaao~, CAFA Museum, Beijing, China
Neko Jita, Tokyo Tokyo, Quartair, The Hague, The Netherlands
Dutch Doc Awards, Tokyo Tokyo, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Empty Bottles, Quad, Format Festival, Derby, United Kingdom
Tokyo Tokyo, Van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2010
China, New Media Art, China Academy Awards, Nanjing, China
Water, Caochangdi PhotoSpring, Pekin Fine Arts, Beijing, China
We Are The World, Dutch Culture Centre, World Expo, Shanghai, China
Quick Scan, Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Don't Smile Now... Save it for Later! De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2009
We Are The World, Three Shadows Photography Art Space, Beijing, China
About Now, Message Salon Downtown, Zurich, Switzerland
Parrworld, Baltic, Newcastle, United Kingdom
Parrworld, Jeu de Paume, Paris
Don't Smile Now... Save it for Later! Photofestival Naarden, The Netherlands
Animalism, National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
Lu Xiao Ben, Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, China (solo)
PRINTED MATTER from the Collection, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

2008
Other Asias, Nolias Gallery, London, United Kingdom
India Express, De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
GD4ART, Bologna, Italy
Parrworld, Designmuseum, Breda, The Netherlands
MA Degree Show, Central Saint Martins, London, United Kingdom
Chinese Biennial, Beijing, PR China
The Tomorrow People, Elevator Gallery, London, United Kingdom
New Typologies, New York Photo Festival, New York (USA)
Parrworld, Haus Der Kunst, Munich, Germany
FW: Pages, book exhibition, Rotterdam (NL) and Budapest (H)

2007
Fw: Miscellaneous, SBK, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Empty Bottles, Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)
34,5 m2 - WassinkLundgren, De Balie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (solo)

2006
De: Amsterdam, L'espace Bellevaux, Lausanne, Switzerland
Teen Facts in Beeld, Science Center NEMO, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Foto Drukwerk, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


PUBLICATIONS

2013
Reproductions
Hits

2012
Tout Paris

2011
Aaaaaao~

2010
Tokyo Tokyo
Lu Xiaoben

2009
Portfolio

2008
Don't Smile Now... Save it for Later!
Empty Bottles (Chinese Edition)
Hans Kemna: Catalogue

2007
Empty Bottles (second edition)
Empty Bottles (first edition)

2006
WassinkLundgren is still searching

2005
Stadtrundfahrt
Sint Gregoriushuis
Shanghai Forest


AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2013
Paul Huf Award nomination, Foam Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2012
Paul Huf Award nomination, Foam Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2011
Kees Scherer Award for best photobook 2009/2010, Naarden, The Netherlands
Dutch Doc Award, best documentary project of 2010, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Flash Forward, Canada
Paul Huf Award nomination, Foam Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2010
China Academy Award
Photography Now Award
Work grant, the Netherlands Foundation for Fine Arts (Fonds BKVB), for exhibition in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou

2009
Work grant, the Netherlands Foundation for fine Arts (Fonds BKVB)
Work grant, Sem Presser Foundation

2008
Nomination for best book 2007/2008 by Thomas Weski, Kasseler Fotoforum
Incentive grant, the Netherlands Foundation for fine Arts (Fonds BKVB)

2007
Work grant, the Netherlands Foundation for fine Arts (Fonds BKVB)
Prix du Livre for Empty Bottles, Arles, France
Nomination for GD4ART International Competition, Italy

2006
European Newspaper Award (front page) for the Festival cover of Amsterdam Weekly

2005
Incentive grant, the Netherlands Foundation for fine Arts (Fonds BKVB)
Nomination 'Piet Bakker prijs', Utrecht School of the Arts
Nomination 'Kunstanjers', Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds

EDUCATION

2007 - 2010
Central Academy of Fine Arts, MA Photography, Beijing, PR China (Lundgren)

2007 - 2008
Central Saint Martins, MA Fine Arts, Londen, United Kingdom (Wassink)

2001 - 2005
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, BA Photography, Utrecht, The Netherlands (both)

2001 - 2002
Academie Minerva, Foundation year, BA Fine Art, Groningen, The Netherlands (Wassink)

 

Recent Exhibits

WassinkLundgren participated in these exhibits:

May, 2014 Reflected – Works from the Foam Collection
Foam - Fotografie Museum
 
Apr, 2014 Public Intimacy
Art Brussels
 
Sep, 2013 Dual Perspectives
galerie mariondecannière
 
Jul, 2012 Uncommon Ground
Flowers | Kingsland Road
 
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