About

 

My name is Gunhild Ang (Delft, 1970) and I live in The Hague, The Netherlands. I graduated from the Photography department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague (KABK) in 2015. Having studied Architecture at the Delft University of Technology (NL) from 1990-1995, I have a background in architecture and real estate management. After graduating from the TU Delft I have been working in the property development business for many years. In 2011, in pursuit of my passion for photography, I made a career switch and started studying Documentary Photography at the KABK. I have my practice as an independent photographer working on assignments for firms and magazines on architecture, interior and lifestyle. Besides that, I work on projects about urban green and urban living visualizing the human scale and environment by architecture, interiors and portraits.

Artist Statement 

I use my camera as a tool to observe. The human scale in architecture and landscape is an important theme in my work. The way we create and use space and how we give meaning to interior as well as exterior space is always the starting point in my projects. How do we control our environment through construction and organization aiming at comfort, liveability and happiness? Material anthropologist Daniel Miller states in his book 'The Comfort of Things' that how we handle and organize our possessions and things relates to our personality, our culture. This statement well reflects what I explore in my work in the fields of cultural values, architecture, urban landscape and nature. My ambition is to make pictures that people can reflect on by identifying, being astonished or being alienated. 

Clients

Marqt - MVDS Architect - AFTER'S COOL - Dura Vermeer - Boekhandel Paagman - De Correspondent - RAI Amsterdam - Hotel des Indes / Starwood Hotels - De Nijs Bouwbedrijf - Hotelschool The Hague - ZRi Raadgevende Ingenieurs - private commisions

Publications

2017 - De Correspondent - Images from 'Follow the Line' published in an article about European security industry an the fight against crime by               Maaike Goslinga and Dimitri Tokmetzis | read it

2016 - Dwell Magazine - Special Issue 'Your Rooms We Love' | read it

2015 - New Dawnpaper | read it

2014 - Hard Hoofd | read it

Nominations

2015 - Publieksprijs Young Artfund Amsterdam 2015 - for the project 'Follow te Line' | read it

2015 - Blink Youngblood Award 2015 - for the video installation 'Controlling crowds' | read it

Exhibitions

2018 - Group exhibition 'FOCUS MORE | Het trage lang land' - on show 'Learning to go Native' together with twenty Dutch photography artists telling stories about the Dutch citizen through the people and their landscapes: 'exterior and interior'

Museum MORE, Gorssel (NL) | Hoofdstraat 28 | 07-05-2018 / 09-09-2018 | click to read

2017 - Group exhibition 'SBK Spouts Young Talents 2017' - presenting new work from ongoing project 'Urban Jungle'

SBK, Amsterdam (NL) | Galerie KNSM/Loods 6, KNSM-laan 307-309 | 28-09-2017 / 08-10-2017 | click to read

2015 - Group exhibition 'Diamond Rooms' - presenting works from the project 'Follow the Line'

                        SBK Kunstuitleen 60 jaar, Amsterdam (NL) | Galerie KNSM/Loods 6, KNSM-laan 307-309 | 10-11-2015 / 22-11-2015

2015  - Group exhibition 'The Internet of Things'  - video installation 'Controlling crowds'

                        GOGBOT Festival, Enschede (NL)

2015  - Group exhibition 'Architecture'  - video installation 'Controlling crowds'

                       art festival 'Verborgen Stegen', Schiedam (NL)

2015  - Graduation show Royal Academy of Arts 'DEAR' - project 'Follow the Line / Controlling Crowds'

                        graduation exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague - presented in Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (NL)

2014  - Group exhibition 'TRANSITION' - serie 'Do not Disturb I & II'

                        3rd year exhibition of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague - in the former Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague (NL)

2013 - Group exhibition "NEW Katowice"

                        2nd year exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL)

Books

2015 -  Follow the Line - edition of 15 - 23,5 cm x 32 cm

            complementary when buying an A3 fine print from a photograph in the book - 50 euro / e-mail to order

2014  - Do not Disturb - edition of 20 - 44 pages - 22 cm x 26 cm

             SOLD OUT

2013 -   The foreign child / learning to go native (leparello) - edition of 1 - 21 cm x 29 cm