Curriculum Vitae

Christian van der Kooy
b. 1983, Goes, the Netherlands 

Royal Academy of Art - Kabk, The Hague NL

Brief Overview of Projects and Exhibitions ︎
2024 curator of ‘Forever and a Day’, Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam
2023 (g) ‘Home Made. Create, Produce, Live’, CID Site du Grand-Hornu, Belgium
2023 (g) ‘SCHOOL. Verliefd, verveeld, verslapen’, Fotomuseum Den Haag, The Hague
2023 (g) ‘Whispers and Shouts’ FOTODOK, 12 photobooks about Ukraine, central library Neude & TivoliVredenburg, Utrecht
2021 (s) ‘Onder Vier Ogen’ tunnels Onderuit and Centrum of the ‘Amstelveenlijn’; a mixed media artwork in public space., Vervoerregio Amsterdam
2020 (s) ‘Past Perfect Continuous - view on Crimea #1’, 
Mina Gallery.Café, Amsterdam
2020 (g) ‘Anastasiia, She Folds Her Memories Like A Parachute’ curated by Iris Sikking,  Lumix Festival for Young Visual Journalism, Hannover ︎
2020 (g) ‘Capturing Corona’ a commission and exhibition by Stroom / Haags Historisch Museum / Haags Gemeentearchief, The Hague
2019 (g) De best verzorgde boeken 2018 / The best Dutch book designs 2018 exhibition in The Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2018 (s) Book launch; Foam Editions with curator Kim Knoppers and Maryana Golovchenko 'Anastasiia, She folds her memories like a parachute’,  Foam Museum, Amsterdam
2017 (s) ‘Special Docker’ for Docking; artist in residence program Vondelpark, Amsterdam
2017 (s) ‘De Torenkamer’ and ‘Opium’ Radio4; artist in residence program 
‘Anastasiia, She Folds Her Memories Like A Parachute’, Vondel CS, Vondelpark Amsterdam
2017 (g) ‘Mulberry Tree Route in the Didube District of Tbilisi’ in collaboration with Tbilisi Silk Museum and Onno Dirker Tbilisi Silk Museum, Tbilisi
2016 (s) Performance ‘4x13 - Between Heaven and Earth’, So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood #2, Vleeshal, Middelburg
2015 (g) 'Aggregatzustand / State of Aggregation' in collaboration with Onno Dirker, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
2015 TodaysArt Festival on Sea - performance 'A Tempo Hydro' with Onno Dirker, The Hague
2015 (g) ‘Masala de Luxe Part III’ with Uwe Siemens and Onno Dirker, Color Generator, Bochum
2014 (s) ‘De Opkamer’ a commission by Platform57, Escamp The Hague
2014 (g) ‘Utopians & Creators of Worlds’ with ‘The Documentation of One Day’ in collaboration with Onno Dirker, Freies Kunst Territorium / Kunstverein Bochum, Künstlerhaus Dortmund
2013 (g) TodaysArt Festival exhibition 19th Floor ‘Interior' and 'BZK1 en BZK2' in collaboration with Onno Dirker and Collective Works, The Hague
2010 (g) RA-Gallery, KievFotoCom Festival Kyiv, Ukraine
2007 (g) LOS Photography Collective with Het IJzeren Gordijn and Margriet V., FotoFestival Naarden
2007 (g) ‘Bouw in Beeld’, Nai / Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
2006 (g) Steenbergen Stipendium, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

︎ pdf with an overview of selected projects documenting art and exhibitions in commission

2022 ‘Witness in Stone | Getuige in Steen’
The Royal Tropical Institute, a building as colonial legacy

2020 ‘Just a few seconds’; about the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences

2019 ‘Tbilisi - It’s Complicated’; a guidebook composed of artistic accounts that critically reflect on recent urban and social changes in Georgia's capital Tbilisi, initiated by GeoAIR and published by Onomatopee (137) ISBN: 978-94-93148-10-9

2019 'Een gebouw dat kunst ademt / A building that radiates art'
The Academic Medical Center AMC Art Catalog, Amsterdam

2018 ‘Anastasiia, She Folds Her Memories Like A Parachute’
published by The Eriskay Connection ISBN: 978-94-92051-27-1

Awards & Recognition
Urbanautica Institute Awards 2019
ISBN: 978-88-32108-06-4

Nominated for ‘Overall Best Photobook’ with Viviane Sassen and Henk Wildschut; ‘De Nederlandse Fotoboekenprijs 2019’, Fotokroniek Special, Pakhuis De Zwijger, Amsterdam

De best verzorgde boeken / The best Dutch book designs, 2018
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

FOTODOK Book Club #14, Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht, 2018

Projects of Christian van der Kooy are made possible by Fonds Anna Cornelis, Mondriaan Fund, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Stichting Droom en Daad, Stroom Den Haag, Steenbergen Stipendium and Voordekunst.