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Saskia Boelsums was born in Nieuwer-Amstel in the Netherlands. She grew up in Iran and Curacao. Boelsums studied Graphic and Spatial Design at the Academy Minerva in Groningen, the Netherlands. Since 2013 she focuses on photography and was given a great number of nominations and prizes. Saskia is a member of GKf and DuPho, Dutch Photographers, association of professional photographers and Canson Infinity Ambassador. She exhibited her work in Amsterdam, London, Berlin, Hong Kong and New York. Her artworks are included in various art collections. Recently she is awarded Dutch artist of the year 2020, meaning right now she is the most beloved Dutch visual artist.

“Boelsums works transcends photography. They are not so much photographs, they are works of art that also refer to painters. That combination is magical. It is as if she uses photography to paint. Look at the photos. The way she plays with color. Is it a drawing? Is it graphic art? Sense the impressionistic feeling, the artistic quality. All this makes it a fantastic work to add to our collection.”
Annemiek Rens MA, Chief Curator of the Drents Museum

“Enchanted by the same landscapes that inspired Paulus Potter, Van Ruisdael and Willem Maris, Saskia shares a sensibility, as well as her subject matter, with the great Dutch skies, lonely beaches, and impossibly tangled bramble fields reveal a similar sensitivity to space, light and texture, wich she cultivated over years of working as an installation artist. Saskia neatly contains all of her expansive horizons and wild landscapes within the rigorous formal boundaries of the square. The square is pure. The square is modern. The square is the basic unit of The Grid and, as the defining shape of our Instagram age, it is the frame through wich many of us now see and experience the world. Reveling in the constraints imposed by the square, Saskia challenges herself with each work to capture the real (and the magical) within the most rational forms.”
Morris Adjmi, New York

 

Expositions and projects

  • Masterly The Hague 2021
  • Barbizon van het Noorden, Drents Museum, November 2019-March 2020
  • Art Fair PAN, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, November 2019
  • Art Fair AAF Hamburg, Ronen Art Gallery, November 2019
  • Art Fair AAF London, Ronen Art Gallery, October 2019
  • Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Museum Quarter Osnabrück, October 2019-March 2020
  • Book presentation SASKIA BOELSUMS photographic landscapes, Terra publishers, October 2019
  • Solo exhibition Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, October-November 2019
  • YIPart Amsterdam, October 2019
  • Art Fair AAF Stockholm, Ronen Art Gallery, October 2019
  • Solo exhibition Think Jazzy Art Gallery, Antwerpen, October-December 2019
  • Art Fair AAF New York, Ronen Art Gallery, September 2019
  • Solo exhibition Museum Schokland, June-September 2019
  • Fotofestival Naarden, May-June 2019
  • Art Fair AAF Hong Kong, Ronen Art Gallery, Hong Kong, May 2019
  • Art Fair AAF London, Ronen Art Gallery, London, May 2019
  • KunstRAI, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, April 2019
  • Art Fair Art Karlsruhe, Eduard Planting Gallery, February 2019
  • Kunsthalle, Kopenhagen, February 2019
  • Exhibition Galerie Pfundt, Berlijn, January 2019
  • Art Fair PAN, Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, November 2018
  • Solo exhibition Galerie Pfundt, Berlijn, October 2018
  • New York Center for Photographic Art, New York, October 2018
  • Art Fair AAF, London, October 2018
  • Solo exhibition Eduard Planting Gallery, Amsterdam, September 2018
  • Solo exhibition Natuurmonumenten, Nieuwkoop, September-October 2018
  • Fotofestival Amersfoort, August-October 2018
  • Noorderlicht In Vivo, July-September 2018
  • Open Stal Oldeberkoop, July-August 2018
  • Kunstweekend Beetsterzwaag, July 2018
  • Hi’Rez Brugge, België May-July 2018
  • Huis van de Wadden, Leeuwarden, May-June 2018
  • Solo Exhibition Mozaïek, Zuidlaren, March-April 2018
  • Professional Imaging Wilcovak, Nijkerk, March 2018
  • Grafikbörse, Börken, March 2018
  • Amstelpassage CS, Amsterdam, February-April 2018
  • Galerie Sehnsucht, Rotterdam, February-April 2018
  • Solo Art Fair Art Karlsruhe, February 2018
  • Solo exhibition at Morris Adjmi Architects, New York City, January-April 2018
  • Felix Schoeller Photo Award, Osnabrück, October 2017-February 2018
  • Solo Exhibition Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn, October-December 2017
  • YIPart Amsterdam, October 2017
  • Viewpoint Gallery, Irvine, Californië, September-October 2017
  • Sunny Art Gallery, London, August 2017
  • Galerie Pfundt, Berlin, August 2017
  • Nordart, Kunstwerk Carlshütte, Büdelsdorf, June-October 2017
  • Zomerexpo, Museum de Fundatie, May-August 2017
  • Fotofestival Naarden, May-June 2017
  • Dutch Accent, Amsterdam, April-August 2017
  • Galerie Noordvleugel, Veenklooster, April 2017
  • Solo Exhibition Galerie Pfundt, Berlin, March-April 2017
  • Professional Imaging, Wilcovak, March 2017
  • CAFAM museum, Los Angeles, USA, January-March 2017
  • Contemporary Art Fair Sandvoort Gallery, Rotterdam, January 2017
  • Darkroom Gallery, Vermont, USA, January 2017
  • Solo exhibition Concordia, Enschede, December 2016-February 2017
  • Pop-up Sandvoort Gallery, Amsterdam, December 2016
  • Galerie Waarkunst, Groningen, December 2016
  • Dillewijn Ankeveen, Sandvoort Gallery, November 2016
  • Afforable Art Fair Sandvoort Gallery, Amsterdam, October 2016
  • Berliner Liste Art Fair, Sandvoort Gallery, September 2016
  • MIFA Photo Awards, Moscow, August 2016
  • KunstRai Art Amsterdam, Kunstruimte Wagemans, June 2016
  • Biënnale Van Loon Galleries, Vught, May-June 2016
  • Torenkamerfestival, Vondel CS Opium op 4, Amsterdam, June 2016
  • Sandvoort Gallery Amsterdam, March-May 2016
  • Refreshment Room Amsterdam, March 2016
  • Jeffrey Leder Gallery, New York, February-March 2016
  • Werkplaats Emmen and working period the Lab, CBK Emmen, January-April 2016
  • We Like Art Show SIZE MATTERS, Tetem, Enschede, December 2015-Maart 2016
  • Darkroom Gallery, Essex, Vermont, USA, December 2015-January 2016
  • Frozen Fountain, Amsterdam, November- December 2015
  • Finalist neo:artprize, Bolton, Manchester, September 2015
  • Passion for Freedom London Art Festival 2015, September 2015
  • Several publications in the online glossy Pulp de Luxe 2014/15
  • Exhibition Grote Kerk, Emmen, July-September 2015
  • Zomerexpo Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, July-September 2015
  • Guest/performer radio program Opium op 4, july 2015
  • FotoFestival Naarden, May/June 2015
  • Rotterdam Contemporary Art Fair, February 2015
  • Realisme Amsterdam, January 2015
  • London Art Fair, January 2015
  • Four Colman Getty, London, January 2015
  • Gupgallery New Dutch Photography Talent 2015, Amsterdam, November 2014
  • Cynthia Corbett Gallery / Sphinx Fine Art, London, October 2014
  • EyeEm Awards, Berlin, September 2014
  • Young Masters Art Prize, London, September-December 2014
  • In the Clouds, CBK Emmen, June-Nov 2014
  • Still life: daily still life picture on Facebook
  • Het Zesde Zintuig – Beeldruimte, December 2013
  • Werkplaats Emmen, CBK-Emmen, January 2013
  • Kunstmaand Ameland, November 2012
  • Nieuwe Wegen, Groningen, September 2011
  • NOK – selected northern artists, May / June 2011
  • Mail Art, Van Abbe Museum, since 20 February 2011
  • Out of space, art route Rottige Meente, May – December 2010
  • Werkplaats Emmen, CBK Emmen, January – May 2010
  • uitzicht.nu, October 2008 – October 2009, Nw-Schoonebeek
  • Kunstroute Zijpe, juni – August 2009
  • Kunstmaand Ameland, November 2008
  • Jubileumexpositie NKvB, Pulchri Studio Den Haag, August 2008
  • Veldwerk, Oostknollendam, September 2008
  • Bakens aan het water, Neerijnen, July 2008
  • Maaspark Mook, June – October 2008
  • Kunst van hier tot ginder, Okkenbroek, June 2007
  • Creatieve Stad (Polderschapen), Deventer, August 2006
  • Kunst van hier tot ginder, Okkenbroek, June 2006
  • Verbeelding aan Zee, Bergen aan Zee, June – November 2006
  • Coevorden Beweegt, project stadsvernieuwing, June 2006
  • Congres VNG, Maastricht (Ratelt), June 2006
  • Stopera Amsterdam (minisymposium with maire Cohen and minister Quickenborne (B), Amsterdam, April 2006
  • Minister Pechtold starts Rattles at opening Museum voor Overbodig Beleid, Dordrecht, April 2006
  • Werkplaats III – CBK Emmen, January/April 2006
  • Lariefarie – commission by Kunst en Cultuur Drenthe, November 2005
  • Stroming – Schaalsmeerpolder Oostknollendam, October 2005
  • Kunstbroedplaats Weerribben, April 2005 – February 2006
  • 1e Project stadsvernieuwing Coevorden (Batse), March 2005
  • Kunsthalle – Lingen (Germany), January til March 2005
  • TEM-Galerij – Leeuwarden, September – December 2004
  • Verbeten Kunst – Breda, September 2004
  • Onomatopoeia, thirteen entr’actes – Emmen, June 2004
  • Ingekomen stukken (Stroom) – The Haque, April/May 2004
  • Ontmoetingen met… – de Kolk, Assen, February/March 2004
  • Here at this spot – Nw-Schoonebeek-Twist-Bült, since January 2004
  • Frencken kunstmanifestatie – Oosterhout, September 2003
  • Verbeten Kunst – Breda, August / September 2003
  • Galerie NP3 / Niggendijker – Groningen, July 2003
  • Places left over after planning – Rotterdam, June / August 2003
  • Galerie des Westens – Bremen, Germany, March 2003
  • Werkplaats II – CBK Emmen, February/March 2003
  • Openingsexpositie – CBK Drenthe, summer 2002
  • Gedroogde haven – Schokland Noordoostpolder, April / May 2002
  • Dans- en theatervoorstelling de Nacht – Coevorden, April 2002
  • Galerie Het Langhuis – Zwolle, March 2002
  • TEM-Galerij – Leeuwarden, January 2002
  • Rond de Kerk – grote kerk Emmen, December 2001
  • Speerpunt Drenthe – Assen, October 2001
  • Artevent – Helmond, september / October 2001
  • Kunstroute – Oldeberkoop, July / August 2001
  • Kunstcentrum DeFKa – Assen, October 2000
  • Try-Out – Burgerzaal Zutphen, October 2000
  • Beeld en Beweging – CBK Emmen, July / September 2000
  • Werkplaats Emmen – CBK Emmen, January / February 2000
  • TaalTheaternacht – Emmen, November 1999
  • Poetry festival Prinsentuin – Groningen, 1999 / 2000 / 2001 / 2002
  • Several expositions at poetry- and artmanifestations.

Subsidies for several projects from amongst others the province Drenthe, the city council Emmen and the European Commission. Several projects are developped in collaboration with the University of Twente.