Sara Blokland     Ede  the Netherlands 1969

 

Education

2011 MA Film and Photographic Studies University Leiden, The Netherlands 
2001 MFA Photography/New media Sandberg Instituut Amsterdam 
1999 BFA Photography and theatredesign Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam 

Solo shows

2018 upcoming LMAK gallery  New York
2017 upcoming Srefidensi-Foto at Fotodok
2017 upcoming Francis Boeske Gallery
2016 Srefidensi and the FLag _ work in public space with  JayaPelupessy
2012 Butterflies don’t exist, Gallery Lmakprojects, New York
2008 Reproduction of family (part two) , Gallery Lmakprojects, New York
2006 Linda & Fatherparadise, van Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam
2005 Fam. Abstract, Gallery Lmakprojects, New York
2003 Corners, Stella Theater, The Hague
2002 Neutrals, Kabinetten v/d Vleeshal, Middelburg
Interiors, Museum Het Domein (de kabinetten), Sittard
2001 Fam., Van Zoetendaal Collections, Amsterdam
1999 Solo, Gallery tweeënhalf-vierenhalf, Amsterdam

Group shows (selection)

2014 On the Move,  Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
Photo Stories, (Municipal Museum) gemeentemuseum The Hague
Rooted Movement,  Gallery Lmakprojects New York
2013- 2015 I Love Holland Dutch post war art, Municipal museum Schiedam
Shared heritage  CBK Amsterdam
2012 Guestroom Gallery Vous etes ici, Amsterdam
20 September -28 October  Daegu Photo Biennale , Korea
2011 Identity Bluffs , SMBA Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, the Netherlands
2010 Recorded stories…, Gallery Lmak projects, New York
Sideways (Municipal Museum) Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Family Matter Gallery LUMC Leiden,the Netherlands
2009 Family Affairs  Stedelijk museum (Municipal Museum) Schiedam,the Netherlands,
Archivo Gallery MK , Berlin
2008 Sideways, Azad Gallery Tehran
XXTh century,  (Municipal Museum) gemeentemuseum The Hague (until 01/04/2009)
de Van Zoetendaal collection, photomuseumThe Hague,the Netherlands
Van Waarde, Zuiderzee museum , Enkhuizen,the Netherlands
2007 Berlin NL, Dutch Ambassy KPN Collection, Berlin
Paradize Gaines, Gallery LUMC, Leiden,the Netherlands
Naarden fotofestival, the Netherlands
2006 met Stip/ twenty up, Museum GEM The Hague, the Netherlands
Dutch insight, Kumho Museum, Seoul Korea
De Hoftoren ,Ministery of Education, science and Culture, The Hague,the Netherlands
2005 Cadres revisites, Instituut Neerlandais, Paris, France
Marks of Honour, Foam,  Amsterdam,  the Netherlands
Domestic Circle, Djarkarta, Indonesia
Constructed Moment, Kw14, DEn Bosch, The Netherlands
Heimwee, Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands
Anders Amsterdam, ImagineIC, Amsterdam,the Netherlands
2004 Meesterproef, De Paviljoens, Almere, the Netherlands
No title, Lelac Gallery, Lausanne, Switzerland
2003 Turbulence, CCA (Center for Contemporary Art), Kiev, Ukraine
Turbulence, Museum of Modern Art (Municipal Museum), Arnhem, the Netherlands
Link, The Stedelijk Museum, (Municipal Museum) Amsterdam,the Netherlands
2001 She Shows, Mama Cash Foundation, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Filmlounge, Netherlands Photo Institute, Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Per saldo, ABN AMRO collection, Den Bosch, the Netherlands

Research & Curating

2010 -2012

UNFIXED projects

concept en curators: Sara Blokland and Asmara Pelupessy

2015-2017

Srefidensi: reseach/art project about photrography , Suriname and resistence.

Initiative: Fotodok en Sara Blokland

Concept en Artistic Research: Sara Blokland

curator: Sara Blokland

In collection

Fries Museum (Municipal Museum), Leeuwarden
Museum het Domein, (Municipal Museum)Sittard
Zuiderzeemuseum, Enkhuizen
Gemeentemuseum (Municipal Museum) The Hague,
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Museum for Modern Art (Municipal Museum) Arnhem
De Vleeshal (Municipal Museum), Middelburg
ABN-AMRO collection The Netherlands
Van Zoetendaal Collections /photomuseum the Hague,
KPN Collection
Rabobank collection
and several private collections

Grants

2015 The Tholenaar van Raalte Photographic Fellowship RCMC
2015 Mondrian Fund, Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent plus opdrachtgeverschap i.s.m. Fotodok
2012 Mondrian Fund, basisstipendium Grant
2006 Netherlands Fund for Visual Arts, Architecture and Design, basisstipendium Grant,
2004 Netherlands Fund for   Visual Arts, Architecture and Design, Startstipendium Grant
2005 Amsterdam Fund for the Arts grant
2001 MamaCash-award
2000  Amsterdam Fund for the Arts grant
1999 De Vleeshal assignment

Publications

2001 Fam., Van Zoetendaal Collections  (photography)
2008 Van Waarde /of Value   , Zuiderzeemuseum ( concept and photography)
2010 The policeband of Suriname , van zoetendaal publishers ( photography)
2012 Unfixed; Photography and postcolonial perspective in contemporary art (editor)

work was selected and published in the following publications

2008 A critical history of photography in the Netherlands  WBOOKS
2010 Sideways, Atousa Bandeh & Fonds BKVB
2012 The  Dutch Photobook , Nai010
2014

The Photobook: A History Volume III selected by Martin Parr: The Policeband of Suriname

2015

Photo Stories, Wim van Sinderen PhotoMuseum The Haque

1885-2013 A journey through the history of photography based on stories of photographic works from different style periods

reviews ( selection)

2008 Noord Hollands dagblad Sonja de Jong Koffiekamer museum in ere hersteld/   Van Waarde Zuiderzeemuseum
2009 De Volkskrant  Merel Bem Van gelaatstrekken tot  bloedbad
2010 De Volkskrant Arno Heijtema  Volop Blinkend koper over de publicatie De politie kapel van Suriname
2010 Kunstbeeld  Anna van Leeuwen  Dubbel talenten
2010 Kunstbeeld Anna van Leeuwen Unfixed
2011 Metropolis M Alice Smit  Niet willen weten Nederland in postkoloniaal perspectief
2011 Kunstbeeld (online) Daphe Pappers  Uitstapje naar de literatuurwetenschap
2012 Wall Street Journal  Butterflies don’t exist reviewed by Peter Plagens
2016 02-12-2016 Srefidensi en de Vlag Volkskrant  by Merel Bem

Lectures and advisory commissions

2014 Cineblend #3 lecture : Between  Visual Arts and Anthropology  Pakhuis de ZwijgerMember of the Netherlands Mondriaan Fonds advise commity ‘Herdenking Slavernijverleden’  (commemorate the abolition of slavery) Mentor at  the Mondriaan Fonds
2011- now Lecturer B New media  Photography, HKU, Utrecht
2010 guest lecturer Photography : HKU ,Utrecht/ Aki ,Enschede/ St Joost, Den Bosch
regular member of the advise commity ‘live’ of the Netherlands fund of the arts ( fonds BKVB)
2009 guest lecturer : Minerva Academy , Gerrit Rietveld academy
2008 guest lecturer photography, Willem de Kooning academy,
2007- 2009 member of the advise commity  of the Netherlands fund of the arts ( fonds BKVB)
2002- 2008 Lecturer BFA Photography  Minerva academy , Groningen,
2002 guest lecturer Sandberg Institute  and Gerrit  Rietveld academy