Petra Noordkamp

The Netherlands, Amsterdam Galerie Ton de Boer

Petra Noordkamp (1967, Losser, the Netherlands) is moving fluidly between photography and film. She explores the influence of experiences, memories, movies and dreams on the perception of architecture and the urban environment. Her work is characterised by a great love of simplicity, emptiness, form and aesthetics, radiating a feeling of loneliness, alienation and melancholy.

She studied photography at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and in 2012 she made her first short film The Mother, the Son and the Architect. This film was shown for the first time in an exhibition of her work at Foam and was then selected for various Dutch and international film festivals and exhibitions. It won an award for best experimental documentary at the Arquiteturas Film Festival 2013 in Lissabon and was also long-listed for the Dutch Doc Award that year. At Unseen Photo Fair 2014 she will exhibit new work, made last winter during her residency at the American Academy in Rome.