Anouk Kruithof (1981) is a Dutch artist based in New York.
Her multilayered, interdisciplinary approach takes the form of photographs, sculptures, artist-books, installations, texts, printed take away ephemera, video and performance. Her work explores and questions the philosophy and physicality of photography.
Her installation Subconscious Travelling will be included in MoMA’s New Photography exhibition Ocean of Images opening November 7th 2015. Recently a solo exhibition Sweaty Sculptures was shown at Green is Gold during KopenHagen Art Week and AHEAD (version 1) at FOUR A.M. in New York and #EVIDENCE, a new project is on currently on view at BoetzelaerINispen in Amsterdam
Her work has been exhibited internationally at institutions such as: The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; MBAL Switzerland; The Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen China; The Center for Photography at Woodstock; Multimedia Art Museum in Moskow, Erarta Museum, St. Petersburg; Culture and Arts Center, Daegu Korea; Capitain-Petzel Gallery, Berlin: KIT (Kunst Im Tunnel) Düsseldorf; Temporare Kunsthalle, Berlin, Autocenter Berlin; ICP, New York; Capricious Gallery, New York, Higher Pictures Gallery, New York, Museum het Domein Sittard, the Netherlands; BoetzelaerINispen Amsterdam, FOAM Amsterdam; The Netherlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam; MARCA museum Catanzaro, Italy; MAMAC (museum for modern and contemporary art) Liege, Belgium; among others.
In 2015 Kruithof received the Meijburg Art Commision and in 2014 she won the Charlotte Köhler Prize in the Netherlands. She has also received the Infinity Award from the International Center for Photography in New York in 2012 and the Jury Grand Prize at Hyères, Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in 2011. Her work is in public collections including: FOAM, Amsterdam; The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Aperture Foundation, New York; and Museum Het Domein Sittard. Kruithof’s artist-books are part of the public collections of the New York Museum of Modern Art Library, ICP Library, New York Public Library, Pier 24 Library, MBAL Le Locle, Switzerland, the library of The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam.
In 2012 Kruitof was invited to participate in the ‘Larry Sultan visiting artist program’ organized by CCA, Pier 24, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. She was a visiting artist at VCU Richmond, MASSART Boston and Hartford Photography MFA. She was a part of ‘art in context’ at Art Institute of Boston / Lesley University. She has lectured at TATE Modern in London and at Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.
On her publishing platform stresspress.biz she presents the nine artist-books she published so far including: The Bungalow published by Onomatopee Eindhoven; Untitled (I’ve taken too many photos / I’ve never taken a photo) self-published (stresspress.biz); Pixel-stress published by RVB-books Paris; A head with wings, published by LBM Saint Paul, USA; Lang zal ze leven / Happy birthday to you, self-published; The daily exhaustion, published by KODOJI-press Baden, Switzerland; Playing Borders, this contemporary state of mind, published by Revolver publishing by VVV, Berlin; Becoming Blue published by Revolver publishing by VVV, Het Zwarte gat; The black hole published by Episode Publishers, Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Kruithof is also co-creator, director and jury member of the new Anamorphosis Prize, which will award $10,000, no strings attached, to the creator of the best self-published photo-book from the previous year. The prize was launched for the first time in spring 2015.