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Ruud Van Empel

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Birthplace
Breda, The Netherlands

Birth year
1958

Lives in
Amsterdam

Works in
Amsterdam

Website

Representing galleries

Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2014 New Work
Flatland Gallery
 
Statement

Ruud van Empel


1958 Breda,The Netherlands

E d u c a t i o n
Academy of Fine Arts Sint Joost Breda 1976-1981

Aw a r d s
1981 St. Joost prize
1993 Charlotte Köhlerprize
2001 H.N. Werkmanprize

The photographic work has been included in the following collections:

The Alturas Foundation, San Antonio, Texas, USA
Arad Collection, London, U.K.
Arne Zimmermann Collection, New York, NY, U.S.A.
C-Photo collection, London, UK
CB Collection, Tokyo, Japan
Chaney Collection, Houston, Texas, U.S.A.
Collectie Erasmus Universiteit, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
David Roberts Collection, London, U.K.
Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A.
DSM Art-Collection, Heerlen, The Netherlands
Eneco Energie, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta, U.S.A and London England
FNAC Collection (French National Foundation for Modern Art) Parijs, France
Fundación N.M.A.C., Cadiz, Spain
The Netherlands Ministery of Foreign Affairs, Den Haag, The Netherlands
Generali Foundation, Vienna, Austria
George Eastman House, Rochester NY, USA
Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands
The Hoboken Photo-Collection, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
ING Real Estate Photography collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Isala klinieken, Zwolle, The Netherlands
Jeff Morr Collection, Miami, Florida, U.S.A.
Colección Juan Redón, Barcelona, Spain
Christian Louboutin, Paris, New York
MoPA Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego, CA, USA
Nerman Museum, Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A.
The Essential Collection Rabobank Nederland, Eindhoven, The Netherlands
Collection Rabobank Groningen e.o., Groningen, The Netherlands
Collection Rabobank West-Flakkee, Stellendam, Zeeland, The Netherlands
Collection Rabobank Midden Twente, Enschedé, The Netherlands
Reflex Miniature Museum of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Scheringa Museum voor Realisme, Spanbroek, The Netherlands
Maxine Taupin, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Tel Aviv Museum Of Art, Tel Aviv, Israel
VU MC Collection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
and several private collections.

S e l e c t e d S o l o E x h i b i t i o n s

2009 GALLERY TERRA TOKYO, Noa Blgd, 1F 2-3-5- Azabudai, Minato-ku, Tokyo, Japan, Solo exhibition DAWN.
2009 FLATLAND PARIS, Paris, France, Solo exhibition DAWN.
2009 TZR GALERIE KAI BRÜCKNER, Düsseldorf, Germany, Solo exhibition SOUVENIR
2009 STUX GALLERY, New York, U.S.A. Solo exhibition DAWN
2009 LEICA GALERIE LGP, PRAGUE, Prague, Chech Republic Solo exhibition RUUD VAN EMPEL PHOTOWORKS
2008 CB COLLECTION ROPPONGI, Tokyo, Japan, Solo exhibition WORLD.
Curated by Ms. Atami.
2008 KUNSTVEREIN “TALSTRASSE” e.V. Halle (Saale), Germany, Solo exhibition RUUD VAN EMPEL - FOTOGRAFIE
Curated by Matthias Rataiczyk & Christin Müller-Wenzel
2007 MUSEUM DE VALKHOF, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition WORLD and other series.
Curated by Frank van de Schoor
2007 STUX GALLERY, New York, U.S.A. Solo exhibition WORLD
2007 GALERIE RABOUAN-MOUSSION, Paris, France, Solo exhibition WORLD
Curated by Martin Rogge
2006 FLATLAND GALLERY,Utecht, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition WORLD
2006 TZR GALERIE KAI BRÜCKNER,Düsseldorf, Germany, Solo exhibition WORLD
2006 JACKSON FINE ART Atlanta, U.S.A. Solo exhibition WORLD
Curated by Kai Brückner
2006 STUX GALLERY New York, U.S.A. Solo exhibition PERFECTION/IMPERFECTION
2005 NOORD BRABANTS MUSEUM 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition FOTOSERIE CULTUUR VAN BRABANT
2005 CAPRICE HORN GALERIE Berlin, Germany, Solo exhibition A SUMMARY OF PHOTO-WORLDS 1996-2004
Curated by Kai Brückner
2005 DSM HOOFDKANTOOR Heerlen, The Netherlands Solo exhibition DIGITALE SCHILDERKUNST
Curated by Catharien Romijn
2005 JAN VAN HOOF GALERIE 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition RUUD VAN EMPEL, FOTOWERKEN
2004 GALERIE BAUDELAIRE Antwerpen, Belgium, Solo exhibition RUUD VAN EMPEL, FOTOWERKEN
2004 TZR GALERIE FÜR BILDENDE KUNST Bochum, Germany, Solo exhibition STUDY IN GREEN
2001 GALERIA BERINI Barcelona, Spain Solo exhibition “28 WOMEN”
Curator Mariona Fernandez
2000 CARTAGENA GALERIA Murcia, Spain, Solo exhibition “THE OFFICE”
Curator Mariona Fernandez
2000 ENCONTROS DA IMAGEM Braga, Portugal, Solo exhibition “THE OFFICE”
Curator Mariona Fernandez
1999 CARMEN OBERST KUNSTRAUM Hamburg, Germany, Solo exhibition PHOTOGRAPHICS
Curator Adriaan van der Have
1999 FOTOFORUM-ARMANDO MUSEUM Amersfoort, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition THE OFFICE
1999 GRONINGER MUSEUM Groningen, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition WATERPAS OF OPTISCH RECHT?
Curator Han Steenbruggen
1998 TORCH GALLERY Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Solo exhibition NEW PHOTOGRAPHICS

S e l e c t e d G r o u p E x h i b i t i o n s

2008 MUSEUM KUNST PALAST Ehrenhof 4-5, 40479 Düsseldorf, Germany,Group exhibition DIANA UND ACTAEON
“Der verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit” Curated by Beat Wismer
2008 ARTI ET AMICITIAE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Group exhibition DELIGHT
Curated by Cleo Campert
2008 DES MOINES ART CENTRE Des Moines, Iowa, USA, Group exhibition PRIVATE UNIVERSE
Curated by Laura Burkhalter
2008 NORTH CAROLINA MUSEUM OF ART Raleigh, North Carolina, USA, Group exhibition FAR FROM HERE
Curated by Kinsey Katchka
2008 SCHERINGA MUSEUM VOOR REALISME Spanbroek, The Netherlands, Group exhibition HOLLAND ZONDER HAAST
“Fotografie uit de jaren vijftig”
2008 CBK ALMERE HAVEN Almere, The Netherlands, Group exhibition DE DROOMFABRIEK
Curated by Henrik Barends
2007 THE DAVID WINTON BELL GALLERY, Brown University, Rhode Island, USA ,Group exhibition THIS IS NOT A PORTRAIT
Curated by Jo-Ann Conklin
2007 MoPA-MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, San Diego. CA, USA, Group exhibition PICTURING EDEN
Curated by Deborah Klochko
2007 MoPA-MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC ARTS, San Diego. CA, USA, Group exhibition PICTURING EDEN
Curated by Deborah Klochko
2007 BELLEZZA PERICOLOSA Pan, Naples, Italy, in collaboration with Chelsea Art Museum NY,Group exhibition DANGEROUS BEAUTY
Curated by Manon Slome
2007 STUX GALLERY, New York, USA, Group exhibition Bad Big Love with Dennis Oppenheim, Orlan, Tracey Moffatt and other selected gallery artists
Curated by Stefan Stux
2007 PINCHUK ART CENTER Kiev, Ukraine, Group exhibition THE SIR ELTON JOHN PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTION
2007 FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN 2007, Group exhibition EMOTICON
Curated by Dick Breebaart
2007 GALERIE 4, GALERIE FOTOGRAFIE Cheb, Czech Republic, Group exhibition AKTUELLE PORTRÄTE AUS HOLLAND
Curated by Henrik Barends
2007 UNIVERSITY OF IOWA MUSEUM OF ART Iowa City, Iowa, U.S.A. Group exhibition PICTURING EDEN
Curated by Deborah Klochko
2007 DES MOINES ART CENTER Des Moines, Iowa, U.S.A. Group exhibition MEET THE NEW YOU
Curated by Laura Burkhalter
2007 CHELSEA ART MUSEUM New York, U.S.A. Group exhibition DANGEROUS BEAUTY
Curated by Manon Slome
2007 CATHERINE CLARK GALLERY San Francisco, U.S.A. Group exhibition GROUP PHOTO SHOW
2006 STUX GALLERY New York, U.S.A. Group exhibition SIX DEGREES OF SEPERATION
Curated by Stefan Stux
2006 THE ART OMI INTERNATIONAL ARTS CENTER The Fields Sculpture Park, NY, U.S.A Group exhibition OUT OF CONTEXT
2006 HOUSE OF PHOTOGRAPY MOSCOW, MOSCOW, RUSSIA Group exhibition 6th PHOTOGRAPHY BIENNALE
Curated by Olga Sviblova
2006 GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE Rochester New York, U.S.A. Group exhibition PICTURING EDEN
Curated by Deborah Klochko
2005 FOTO ANTWERPEN 2005 Galerie Baudelaire Antwerp, Belgium, Group exhibition LA REVANCHE DU COLLAGE
Curated by Henrik Barends
2005 GEM GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG Den Haag ,The Netherlands, Group exhibition H X B X D RABO KUNSTCOLLECTIE
Curated by Marieke van Schijndel

S e l e c t e d G r o u p E x h i b i t i o n s

2009 QUATRIEME BIËNNALE INTERNATIONALE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE ET DE ARTS VISUELS
Group exhibition PHOTOBIENNALE-LIÉGE, Belgium
2003 SCHERINGA MUSEUM VOOR REALISME Spanbroek, The Netherlands, Group exhibition MAGISCH REALISME IN CONTEXT
2003 FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN Grote kerk Naarden, The Netherlands, Group exhibition BOUNDLESS
Curated by Dick Breebaart
2003 FOTOBIËNNALE ROTTERDAM Fotogalerij Erasmus faculteit Rotterdam, The Netherlands, Group exhibition THE OFFICE
Curated by Frits Gierstberg
2002 UNIVERSITEIT VAN TILBURG FAXX Tilburg, The Netherlands, Group exhibition HET VERLIES VAN ONSCHULD
Curated by L.J.A.D. Creyghton
2002 KUNSTHAL DE REMISE SBK Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Group exhibition OOG IN OOG
Curated by Adriaan Monshouwer
2001 ART-TWENTE Enschedé, The Netherlands, Group exhibition with Lidy Jacobs & Cornelie Tollens
Curator Han Steenbruggen
2000 PRIMAVERA PHOTOGRAFICA, Barcelona, Spain, Caligrama Galeria, Group exhibition THE OFFICE
Curator Mariona Fernandez
1999 FOTOMANIFESTATIE NOORDERLICHT Kunstbureau Arteria ,Groningen, The Netherlands
Group exhibition WONDERLAND/The Office
1998 S.B.K. AMSTERDAM, Amsterdam,The Netherlands, Group exhibition PHOTOGRAPHY WEEKEND
Curated by Adriaan Monshouwer
1998 ARTI ET AMICITIAE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Group exhibition
CHARLOTTE KOHLERPRIZE WINNARS 1988-1998

Mo n o g r a p h s / S o l o E x h i b i t i o n C a t a l o g u e s

2009 Catalogue RUUD VAN EMPEL PHOTOWORKS 2006-2008, essay by Maartje van den Heuvel, 88 pages, 230 x 280 mm
Full color Hard cover, Published by PhotoWorks International BV, Amsterdam, Januari 2009
2008 Ruud van Empel - FOTOGRAFIE, 48 pages, Text by Christopf Kievelitz
Published by Kunstverein Talstrasse e.V. Halle/Saale
2007 WORLD, MOON & VENUS, MUSEUM HET VALKHOF, 152 pages, Essays by Frank van de Schoor - Jan Baptist Bedaux
Published by Ruud van Empel en Museum Het Valkhof, Distribution by IDEA BOOKS Amsterdam
2007 Ruud van Empel - PHOTO SKETCH, September 2007, 64 pages, Text by Pieter van Leeuwen, Published by Ruud van Empel
2007 Ruud van Empel - PHOTO-ARCHIVE, April 2007, 80 pages, Text by Ruud van Empel & Han Steenbruggen, Photography by F.H. van Empel
Published by Ruud van Empel
2006 Ruud van Empel - WORLD MOON, Januari 2006, 16 pages, Text by Kai Bruckner, Published by Galerie Kai Bruckner
2005 Ruud van Empel - STUDY IN GREEN, Januari 2005, 32 pages, Text by Han Steenbruggen, Published by TZR Galerie Kai Bruckner
2004 Alacarte #5, Box with 7 postcards, October 2004, Text by Lotte Menkman, Publisher: Galerie Baudelaire, Maria Austria Instituut
& Drukkerij Slinger BV Alkmaar
2001 RUUD VAN EMPEL - PHOTO-ALBUM #1 Photoseries 1996 - 2001 September 2001, 64 pages, essay by Han Steenbruggen
1999 Ruud van Empel - Affiche-ontwerpen January 1999 32 pages Essay by Han Steenbruggen Groninger Museum
1998 Ruud van Empel - The Office, October 1998, 32 pages, Essay by Josephine van Bennekom, Torch Books
1996 Ruud van Empel - Photographics, June 1996, 32 pages

G r o u p E x h i b i t i o n C a t a l o g u e s & B o o k s

2008 DIANA UND ACTAEON Der verbotene Blick auf die Nacktheit, Deutsch. 316 pages,
Text by Beat Wismer & Sandra Badelt, Published by Hanje Cantz P. 281 & P 284
2007 PHOTO ART The new world of Photography, English. 520 pages
Text by Uta Grosenick & Thomas Seelig, Published by Thames & Hudson.P 130-133
2007 PHOTO ART Fotografie im 21. Jahrhundert, Deutsch. 544 pages
Text by Uta Grosenick & Thomas Seelig, Published by Dumond Buchverlag, Köln. P 130-133
2007 EMOTICON, 10 e EPSON FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN, 176 pages
Text Dick Breebaart. Published by Fotofestival Naarden. P. 17
2007 AN INSTINCTIVE EYE, A selection of contemporary photographs from the Sir Elton John Collection, 156 pages
Text Peter Doroshenko, Foreword by Jane Jackson. Published by Pinchuk Art Centre P. 118-125
2007 KIDS, Julie Blackmon, Jill Greenberg, Ruud van Empel, 16 pages
Text Jo-Ann Conklin. Published by David Winton Bell Gallery, Brown University P. 1 & 12-17
2007 Pamela Roberts - A CENTURY OF COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY from the autochrome to the digital age, Pages: 256
Carlton Publishing Group, Publisher: Andre Deutsch Ltd. P 202-203 & 222-223 & 244.
2006 C, International Photo Magazine, Number four, 308 pages
Text by David Furnish, Published by Ivory Press Ltd. publication. P. 30-31
2007 MEET THE NEW YOU, Des Moines Art Center, 32 pages
Text Laura Burkhalter. Des Moines Art Center. P. 20-23
2006 PICTURING EDEN-GEORGE EASTMAN HOUSE, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester New York
Januari 2006, 192 pages, Text by Deborah Klochko, Published by Steidl P. 11 & P 137-144
2006 SCHILDERS VAN EEN ANDERE WERKELIJKHEID, 256 pages
Text Emily Ansink. Published Scheringa Museum voor Realisme P. 217
2006 PHOTOBIENNALE 2006 MOSKOU, 230 pages
Text Olga Sviblova. Published Maison de la Photography de Moskou P. 84-85
2006 Ray Merrit - FULL OF GRACE, A journey through the history of childhood, 400 pages
Published by Damiani for UNICEF P. 289.
2006 Art in Action, Natural World Museum, English, 176 pages
Text by Noa Jones, Foreword by Achim Steiner, Curated by Randy Rosenberg. P 46-47
2005 UNLOCKED #2, Rabo Kunstcollectie Art Collection, 306 pages
Text by Marieke van Schijndel, Foreword by Hans ten Cate. P. 136-137 & P 292
2003 COMO SI NADA, Colecction Juan Redon, 158 pages
Text Javier Gonzalez de Durana, Fundacio Foto Colectania. P. 106-107
2003 FOTO ANTWERPEN 2005, FotoMuseum Antwerpen, 96 pages
Text Christoph Ruys, Isabelle Pateer. Published by FotoMuseum Provincie Antwerpen. P. 32-33
2003 BOUNDLESS, FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN, 174 pages
Text Dick Breebaart. Published by Fotofestival Naarden. P. 10-11
2002 OOG IN OOG, Hedendaagse Nederlandse Fotografie, 248 pages
Text Adriaan Monshouwer, Foreword by John Loose. Published by SBK/De Verbeelding P. 70-74
2003 FOTOCOLECTIE HOBOKEN, Fotografie Biennale Rotterdam, 24 pages
Text Joke Legerstee. Published by Erasmus MC. P. 12
2002 HET VERLIES VAN ONSCHULD, Universiteit van Tilburg, 158 pages
Text Moniek IJzermans. Published by Damon/CWL. P. 49-53
2000 PRIMAVERA FOTOGRAFICA 2000, Barcelona, 408 pages
Text by Jordi Vilajoana. Published by Generalitat de Catalunya/Dept. de Cultura. P. 128-129
1999 FRAMES IN 99, Noorderlicht Fotofestival, 96 pages
Text Eddie Marsman. Published by Stichting Aurora Borealis P. 1 & 80-81

Recent Exhibits

Ruud Van Empel participated in these exhibits:

Jun, 2013 Solo Exhibition
FotoMuseum
 
Mar, 2013 Art Paris Art Fair 2013 Grand Palais stand C3
Flatland Gallery
 
Mar, 2013 Unusual Garden
Houston Center for Photography
 
Oct, 2012 Strange Beauty
Museum of Photographic Arts
 
Oct, 2012 Sunday Chapter | Ruud van Empel
Flatland Gallery
 
Sep, 2012 Sunday
Stux Gallery
 
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