Anouk Kruithof is a Dutch visual artist and photographer whose exhibitions and books merge social, conceptual, photographic, performance and video. She is best known for her artist's books "Happy Birthday to You" (self-published, 2011), praised by Martin Parr and "A Head with Wings" (Little Brown Mushroom, 2011), praised by critic Jörg Colberg.
She studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design St. Joost, Breda. In 2011 she moved to New York to live and work on her art projects.
Her multilayered, interdisciplinary approach encompasses photography, sculpture, installation, artist-books, text, performance, video, animation, websites and interventions in the public domain.
Among her other photobooks and publications: "Pixel Stress" (RVB Books, 2013), "The Bungalow" (Onomatopee, 2014), "Automagic" (Editorial RM, 2016) and "Universal Tongue" (Art Paper Editions, 2021).
© Self-portrait of the artist
2021 UNIVERSAL TONGUE
2014 THE BUNGALOW
2014 UNTITLED (I'VE TAKEN TOO MANY / I'VE NEVER TAKEN A PHOTO)
2011 A HEAD WITH WINGS
2011 LANG ZAL ZE LEVEN / HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
2010 THE DAILY EXHAUSTION2009 PLAYING BORDERS (THIS CONTEMPORARY STATE OF MIND)
2009 BECOMING BLUE
2006 HET ZWARTE GAT / THE BLACK HOLE
Presentation by APE / Art Paper Editions: " Universal Tongue celebrates the great diversity of the global dance kaleidoscope in the era of the Internet. It was born from visual artist Anouk Kruithof's fascination with dance videos distributed online as a representation of self-expression, cultural identity, empowerment and fun. In collaboration with a...
Publisher's presentation: "Immersed in collector Brad Feuerhelm’s vernacular photo collection, artist Anouk Kruithof moved into a bungalow where she developed a niche relationship with the photos and transformed the image archive. She visualizes scenarios in which images, through the imaginary space of our conception, and parallel to digitization, leap...
Pixel Stress by Anouk Kruithof is a mixed-media artwork, with the first step being an image search in Google with the keyword "stress", then processing the image to obtain a pixelated version by enlarging the original to 3200%. Then, in the second phase of the project, the artist set-up a little installation on Wall Street in NYC to engage passerbys in...
.Sold out. From the editor "“Do you see something there? Why are you standing still all of a sudden?” With those words begin Anouk Kruithof’s trip into the Little Brown rabbit hole. Using hand-made montages of photographs she took in Belize, Mexico, Egypt, Morocco and Berlin, Kruithof spins a hallucinatory yarn of anxiety and desire." This book was...