The Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds has awarded Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof €30,000 to further her artistic development.
The Charlotte Köhler prizes are incentive awards given out by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds to young talent (under the age of 35) in visual arts and theatre. The prizes, € 30,000 each, were established in 1988 in honour of the actress Charlotte Köhler (1892-1977).
Kruithof was praised by the jury for: “(Using) the camera as a strategic tool to establish contact with the outside world.”
The artist, herself, considers photography as a starting point of infinite possibilities. Her method is interdisciplinary and mostly idea-based. Online research and social interaction, such as encounters with strangers, she analyses, shapes and imagines, forming a basis to her practice. Besides photographs, photomontages, videos, text, performance, take-away-ephemera, she often uses her own photographs as material, which she transfers across different surfaces and spaces into minimal installations and tactile artist-books.
Her versatile and internationally exhibited work includes photography, installations, sculptures, artists' books and performances. She currently has work on display at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam until June 9, 2014, and at exhibitions in Hanover (Germany), Vevey (Switzerland), Budapest (Hungary) and Shenzen (China).
The recipients will be officially awarded their prizes at a ceremony held on July 3, 2014, at De La Mar Theater in Amsterdam.
Anouk Kruithof will be represented by Amsterdam-based gallery Boetzelaer|Nispen at Unseen Photo Fair 2014.