Interview at 'Human//Nature' expo in Amsterdam
Photo31 visited Astrid Verhoef's solo exhibition in Amsterdam for an interview, which resulted in a PhotoVlog 10 minute video. Filmmaker Cristel Kolopaking asks Astrid about her inspiration, her minimal approach to composition, and the symbolic use of props and objects.
The 'Human//Nature' solo exhibition, presented by Koster Fine Art Gallery, is on show in Amsterdam at Atelier K84 until May 11, 2024 (Keizersgracht 84h. Open Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 18:00).
Poetry & Music event at Expo in Amsterdam
​​​​​​​On Saturday 20 April, 2024, we will celebrate the combination of different art forms at Atelier K84 in Amsterdam. Listen to poetry and classical music amidst Astrid's 'Human//Nature' solo exhibition.
Bernard Wesseling will recite 3 poems that the photographer has chosen from his oeuvre, followed by 3 from his new collection 'Ontkrachtingen en Affirmaties'. The poems alternate with the beautiful cello music of Noam Staal, who started playing at the age of 6. After an education at the Amsterdam Conservatory he played for the Dutch Reisopera and many more.
You are very welcome to this interdisciplinary event where visual art meets poetry and music.
Atelier K84 - Keizersgracht 84h - 15:30 - 18:00 hrs
'Echoes of Being' group expo in Los Angeles
Part of Astrid Verhoef's ‘Inscapes’ series will be on show at the ‘Echoes of Being’ exhibition the Tappan Gallery in Los Angeles from April 12 until May 28, 2024.
ECHOES OF BEING invites you to contemplate the concepts of spirituality, nature, and interconnectedness. All featured artists explore the intricacies of the natural world and the often surreal human experience. Bridging the tangible and the metaphoric, these works take you on a journey into the heart of our shared existence.
For those on the other side of the ocean: the 'Human//Nature' solo exhibition, presented by Koster Fine Art Gallery is on show in Amsterdam at Atelier K84 until May 11, 2024 (Keizersgracht 84h. Open Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 18:00).

Interview in Pf Fotografie Magazine
In connection with her current solo exhibition 'Human//Nature' in Amsterdam Astrid Verhoef was interviewed by Pf Magazine's Madeleine Rood, resulting in a 4 spread article with photos from both the 'Inscapes' series as ‘Human//Nature’. The exhibition is presented by Koster Fine Art Gallery in collaboration with Atelier K84, and will run from 5 April until 11 May 2024  at Atelier K84 , Keizersgracht 84h  Amsterdam. Open on Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 18:00.
SOLO EXPO: 'Human//Nature' in Amsterdam 
Astrid Verhoef’s award-winning series ‘Human//Nature’ will show for the first time in a solo exhibition presented by Koster Fine Art Gallery in collaboration with Atelier K84. Parts of this long-term project have already gained esteem in several expo’s, such as the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris, ImageNation Milan and PAN Amsterdam. But the surreal black-and-white photographs have never been shown in the extend that they will in this premiere solo exhibition in the heart of  Amsterdam.
‘Human//Nature’ Expo is presented by Koster Fine Art
5 April – 11 May 2024  /  Vernissage: 6 April 16:00-19:00

Location: Atelier K84 – Keizersgracht 84h - Amsterdam
Open on Friday & Saturday 12:00 – 18:00
KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam 2024
From 27 March till 1 April 2024 it is time for the oldest and biggest contemporary art fair in the Netherlands. KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam is the longest running art fair for modern and contemporary art in the country, with 75 high class galleries who reflect the diversity, quality and pluralism of the rich offer of Dutch art and design. To see new work available in limited edition of Astrid Verhoef's series in progress ‘Human//Nature’ visit Koster Fine Art Gallery at booth 76.

Affordable Art Fair Brussels 2024
Astrid Verhoef will participate in the Affordable Art Fair Brussels 2024 as a guest artist of Warnars & Warnars Art Dealers. The fair will show some of the iconic photographs of the ‘Inscapes’ series as well as new work from her long-term Human//Nature project. The fair will return for its 15th edition where an array of  international galleries will showcase affordable contemporary artworks. At Warnars & Warnars Art Dealers Verhoef will be in the good company of renown photographers like Gemmy Woud-Binnendijk and Erik Hijweege at Stand No: F6.
7-11 February 2024
Expo THERESI_ART 09 at Simone Jansen ART[s] Gallery
Upcoming exhibition: 24-25 February at Simone Jansen ART[s] Gallery in Noordwijk, The Netherlands. The gallery organizes 6 exclusive exhibitions per year in the homely environment of the unique location. A serene mix of paintings, photography, sculptures, drawing art, and artfully designed furniture featuring 17 international artists. With this you see and feel how a piece of art comes into its own in a real living environment. Don’t wait too long to book your visit for this inspiring event. 
Prix Jean Larivière at the Salon des Beaux Arts 2023
Astrid Verhoef's work was awarded with the prix Jean Larivière at the Paris Salon des Beaux Arts 2023. .Jean Larivière has been an artistically acclaimed photographer for decades, most known for his collaboration with Louis Vuitton, Vogue, Nina Ricci and Mercedes. Each year he personally selects the prize-winning photography artists at the Salon in Paris. In 2019 her Astrid received this award for the first time, along with Gold from the invited jury of the prestigious Salon.  
NockNock Art Fair 2023 Amsterdam
This summer It’s time for the third edition of the successful Nocknock Art Fair. This art experience of the year is intended to initiate a conversation between makers and art lovers. Not only the exhibition’s conceptual build up is new, also the offer is quite different from what you might expect; NockNock Art Fair is not limited to one art form, in addition to paintings, the event also offers illustrations, graphic design, photography, video, interactive art, sculptures and an interdisciplinary fashion show. At this third edition of the NockNock Art Fair more than 60 artists are presented from the Netherlands and abroad. Astrid Verhoef will be part of this fantastic event with new work from the series in progress Human//Nature.
1-4 June 2023, De Hallen Studio's, Amsterdam
interview Architecture & Design Magazine 2023
Since 2018, The  biannual ArchitectenPunt interior Style Magazine has been an inspiration for interior designers, architects and many other professions and companies in the interior and design market. 
For the special Design issue Astrid was interviewed by  writer Marieke Pool.
Photo31 Exhibition NEW VISION
Astrid Verhoef is part of the curatorial team of the Photo31 exhibition NEW VISION at artspace Atelier K84 in Amsterdam. In times when the image-based culture is thriving, Photo31 shows the work of 6 artists. Pioneers who not only distinguish themselves from the stream of visual incentives that touches us every day, but also provide inspiration for the image makers and image lovers of today and tomorrow. NEW VISION is an initiative of Photo31 curators Astrid Verhoef and Anna Witkowska, and is and organized in collaboration with independent curator Ioana Cobzaru.
2-12-2022/14-01-2023, Atelier K84, Keizersgracht 84, Amsterdam
PAN 2022 Art Fair Amsterdam
PAN Amsterdam is the Netherland's leading fair in art, antiques and design. Every year, more than 45,000 art lovers are inspired and tempted by the works of art on show. This year the fair will celebrate its 35th anniversary as the Netherlands’ leading art, antiques and design fair from 20 to 27 November 2022. Astrid Verhoef will show new work of her recent travels to the American Southwest desert landscapes at Koster Fine Art, booth 110..
20-27 November, RAI, Amsterdam
Haute Photographie 2022
Haute Photographie, photography fair with a concept unlike any other, is centred around an exhibition featuring works by the grand masters from the history of photography, to the most exciting talents working with the medium today. It’s is a boutique photography fair with the allure of a museum. Haute is seen as a peaceful meeting place, where collectors, artists, curators, corporate clients and galleries come together in calmness, surrounded by a selection of world’s finest photography. Koster Fine Art Gallery will show new work from Astrids Human//Nature series as well as beautiful work from Alex Timmermans and Tina Trumpp.
19-22 May, Keilepand, Rotterdam
Rotterdam Photo 2022
 Work from the new series Human//Nature will be part of Rotterdam Photo 2022: Planet Human X The Human Blueprint. Rotterdam Photo is an annual photo fair with a festival flair. The event celebrates the spectrum of contemporary photography in all its diversity. Being part of the Rotterdam Art Week, the event yearly attracts around 10.000 visitors, among whom art lovers, collectors, gallerists, as well as international art press professionals from different parts of the globe.
18-22 May, Willemsplein 85, Rotterdam

Art Amsterdam / KunstRAI art fair 2022
From 13 till the 18th of April 2022 it is time for the oldest and biggest contemporary art fair in the Netherlands. ART AMSTERDAM/KunstRAI is the longest running art fair for modern and contemporary art in the country, with 60 high class galleries who reflect the diversity, quality and pluralism of the rich offer of Dutch art and design. To see new work available in limited edition of Astrid Verhoefs series in progress ‘Human//Nature’ visit Koster Fine Art at booth 46.

Interview by Currant Magazine
Astrid was interviewed by Amsterdam based Currant Magazine for their second book release: THRIVE. In 7 spreads she tells about her practice, working in a post-pandemic world and the influence it had on her photography.
Currant books are published biannually in May and November, and aims to analyze the emotional shifts of our time and seek to find meaning behind trends, style and aesthetics. Online and in print, currant strives to be immersive and impactful, and like to challenge the traditional norms of storytelling. This issue is an anthology of stories representing the pivots and shifts that mark our present time and our recovery towards a better tomorrow.
Astrid Verhoef joins Tappan Collective in Los Angeles
Tappan Collective is a world leader in emerging art, connecting collectors with artists across the globe. Tappan’s mission is to reinvent the approach to discovering and collecting contemporary art, going beyond the traditional art paradigm to showcase exceptional talent through digital content, exhibitions, and strategic partnerships. Astrid has been invited to join the collective and will be represented by Tappan as of November 2021.
Tappan founder Chelsea Neman Nassib about Astrid: "Verhoef creates surreal images that evoke the freedom of imagination. She's a master at staging and photographing striking scenes that pair figures with expansive landscapes: bringing into focus the complicated and beautiful relationship between humans and nature."
ImageNation - Paris Photo off exhibition
From 12 to 14 November ImageNation and Astrid will be back in Paris during Paris Photo 2021. The city becomes an ideal stage for the photographic works of the most interesting international artists in dialogue with the audience. New work from Astrid's series in progress "Human//Nature" will be part of this international exhibition in the heart of Paris. 
November 12-14, 2021
Galerie Joseph 51, 51 Rue de Turenne, Paris
Astrid Verhoef wins Gold at Prix de la Photographie de Paris (PX3) 2021
The new series in progress 'Human//Nature' was awarded twice at the Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2021. Gold in Portait/Self Portrait & Silver in Fine Art. Astrid's work will be part of the winners exhibition at Espace Beaurepaire in Paris, October 25-31, 2021.
The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007 and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.
ImageNation 'New Aesthetics' exhibition in Milan
After Paris, Arles, Venice and Los Angeles, ImageNation brings their international collective to Milan. Talented and awarded artists from all over the world have been invited to show their work at the “New Aesthetics” exhibition at the Fondazione Luciana Matalon in the heart of Milan, because of their ability to see the unusual in the everyday or their creativity inspires both visually as well as emotionally.
September 24-30
Fondazione Luciana Matalon, Foro Buonaparte 67, Milan, Italy
KunstRAI 2021 artfair Amsterdam
This year, Amsterdam will be all about the (inter)national artworld for the 36th time. Discover the modern, autonomous and applied art. During KunstRAI / Art Amsterdam 2021, all participating galleries show their contemporary autonomous painting and sculpture, photography and new media. The KunstRAI was founded in 1985, making it one of the oldest art fairs in the world. Astrid’s work from her new series in progress “Human//Nature” will show at Koster Fine Art, booth 37.
September 8-12
RAI Amsterdam, Koster Fine Art, booth 37
Nomination Photography Award of the 2021 Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize
One of the most recent new images for Astrid Verhoef’s series in progress “Human//Nature” has been selected as one of the 25 INPRINT Photography Award Finalists of the 2021 'Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize. The Beautiful Bizarre Art Prize is an annual non-acquisitive international art prize, that celebrates diversity and excellence in the representational visual arts. It includes all static mediums including Traditional Art media, Digital Art media, and Photographic media; and all styles from realism and hyperrealism, to pop surrealism and lowbrow. Beautiful Bizarre Magazine is an informative, insightful and inspiring contemporary art magazine that has captured the hearts and minds of an engaged audience of artists, enthusiasts, collectors and galleries both locally in Australia, and around the world.
Fotofestival Naarden 2021
New work from the series in progress “Human//Nature” will show at FotoFestival Naarden 2021. FFN is a bi-annual photography festival, dedicated to both Dutch and international photography. It is the oldest existing photo festival of The Netherlands. The theme of this year is “The Art of Living”, which presents the search for this immaterial art form by self-willed, resilient, artistic and creative people. This edition is curated by chief curator Feiko Koster, Guinevere Ras (curator Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam), Madé van Krimpen (gallery owner Multiplemade Amsterdam), Lotte van Es (curator Huis Marseille) en photographer Kenneth Stamp
July 3 - August 29
Bastion Oranje Gebouw G, Naarden, The Netherlands
Salon des Beaux Arts Paris
After the success at the Salon of 2019, where Astrid's work was awarded 4 times and was added to the collection of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, she returns this year to the prestigious salon. Due to the Covid-19 restictions the event has moved from its traditional Carrousel du Louvre venue to various gallery locations in Paris. The photography section will be shown from 27-30 May, at L'Espace Froissart in the Marais District.
May 27-30
7 Rue Froissart, Paris, France
Upcoming Exhibition at BBA Gallery Berlin 
Astrid’s “Out of Order” will be part of the next BBA Gallery exhibition in Berlin, Germany. “New Currents” is a recurring BBA show featuring the gallery’s newfound artists. The series highlights selections of fresh and exciting positions curated by Emily Dickinson. 
May 14 – May 29, 2021
Köpenicker Str. 96 , Berlin, Germany
Aesthetica Magazine publication, special 100th edition
Aesthetica (UK) is one of the key voices of contemporary visual culture. As part of the special issue 100, they're looking over 18 years of independent publishing, foregrounding artists that have contributed to the magazine and have been instrumental to their features. They have chosen 5 key photographers to feature and foreground in this way, reprinting previous published images alongside a 6-page feature written by one of the founders, Cherie Federico, about the contruction and longevity of Aesthetica.
Listed among the most influential conceptual portrait photographers
Expert Photography: “There are so many ways to capture humans and their personalities. In this article, we have collected 35 of the most influential conceptual portrait photographers working today. Astrid Verhoef is one of them: her images are on the verge of surrealism and fine-art portraiture. She places subjects in unusual surroundings, creating landscapes that are unfamiliar to the human eye. By utilizing juxtaposition, her images have a huge contrast between technology and nature, humans and still objects
theROGUE Magazine publication
theROGUE is a magazine and gallery based in Los Angeles that features artists, passionate designers, creative mavericks, and social disruptors. For issue #3 of they have invited 10 artists / photographers to visualize 10 Chinese Buddhist worlds based on the Lotus Sutra. Dutch fine art Photographer Astrid Verhoef is one of those artists, her photograph was unanimously chosen for the cover of this magazine issue.
Interview at Dutch photography platform Photo31
On November 4th 2020,Dutch fine art and surrealistic photographer Astrid Verhoef was interviewed by photography platform Photo31. Gallery owner Feiko Koster (Eduard Planting Gallery, Koster fine Art, Amsterdam / Naarden) asks her everything about her work and inspiration. The interview was first published as a live webinar showing many images of her work. Now available with English subtitles.
Gold at International Photography Awards IPA 2020
Astrid's work was awarded at the 2020 International Photography Awards: 1st place Gold in the category of Self Portrait &  2 Honorable Mentions in Fine Art - Minimalism. President of the IPA, Hossein Farmani: "It is my great pleasure to infrom you that your work has been awarded in the 2020 edition of the International Photography Awards." 
Salon des Beaux Arts Paris 2020
After the success at the Salon of 2019, where Astrid's work was awarded 4 times and was added to the collection of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, she returns this year to the prestigious salon. Due to the Covid-19 restictions the event has moved from its traditional Carrousel du Louvre venue to various gallery locations in Paris. This year the photography section will be shown from 9-13 December, at the L'Espace Chapon in the Marais District.

November 4th 2020: free webinar with Astrid Verhoef
On November 4th at the 16th edition of Photo020 the webinar will go live at 20:00 sharp. Astrid will be interviewed by Feiko Koster, owner of Eduard Planting Gallery, who will ask her everything about her work and inspiration. During the webinar there is room for questions in the live chat function. Participation is free. Please note that the webinar is fully in Dutch.
New work on the longlist for BBA Berlin Photography Prize 2020
The international jury of the BBA Gallery Berlin has longlisted Astrid for Photography Prize 2020 with 5 images, partly from the Inscapes series and partly new images that could mark the beginning of a new series. The longlist consists of 25 photographers from around the globe. In the next few weeks 4 of those artists will be invited to show their work in the gallery during the Berlin Month of Photography opening October 2nd, 2020.
New album visuals for famous Taiwanese singer Hebe Tien
Taiwanese singer and actress Hebe Tien invited Astrid Verhoef to create the main visuals for her fifth solo album “Time will Tell”, which will be released in September of 2020. Hebe Tien is is one of the most successful Mandarin language female singers in with over 650 million views on Youtube, and was awarded as the Best Taiwanese Singer in the MTV Europe Music Awards. In January of 2020 Verhoef and her team went to the Mojave Desert in California were they met with the team of PQP Music Limited and Hebe Tien to work on the visuals. More images will be released after the launch of the album, late September.
5-Spread publication in German & French Philosophie Magazine
For their special Plato Edition in the summer of 2020, Philosophie Magazine chose five images of the Inscapes series to illustrate the different themes within the special Plato issue: happiness, struggle, truth, love and intellect. Each theme is introduced with one of Astrid Verhoef's images in both Germany and France. 
Inscapes included in the collection of SNBA Paris
Two of the artworks awarded at the Salon des Beaux Arts de Paris 2019 were purchased by the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts. The images "Inscapes - Board" and "Inscapes - Triangle" are now part of their collection in Paris
Success at Salon des Beaux Arts de Paris 2019
New work of the long-term project 'Inscapes' was awarded multiple times at the Salon des Beaux Arts de Paris. Lo Kee, president of the photography section of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts, nominated Astrid Verhoef for participation to the director of the salon: Isabelle Lawson. Astrid was awarded with the Prix Jean Lariviere, Gold Medal by the invited Jury, Silver by the Jury of the Société Nationale des Beaux Arts and recieved the Prix ADAGP in the category of Fine Art Photography. 
December 12-16, Carroussel du Louvre, Paris. 
Astrid Verhoef wins Silver at Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019
'Inscapes' was awarded Silver at the Prix de la Photographie de Paris 2019. Astrid's work will be part of the winners exhibition at Espace Beaurepaire in Paris, July 9-13, 2019.
The Paris Photography Prize was founded in 2007 and has since become one of the most prestigious photography awards in Europe.
Solo exhibition 'Inscapes' at Eduard Planting Gallery Amsterdam
As the new year begins, Eduard Planting Gallery presents the opening of Inscapes, work by Astrid Verhoef (b. 1973). The autonomous work has been made in Australia, the Netherlands, Spain, and the USA, offering a compelling perspective on identity, as projected onto natural landscapes. In surrealist black and white staged images, Verhoef leaves urban life behind, exploring new connections with the organic world.
January 12- March 2, 2019
'Inscapes' exhibition at Australian Photo Festival: Head On
Dutch artist Astrid Verhoef will return to Head On Photo Festival. In 2017 she will show the series 'Inscapes' at Gaffa Gallery in the heart of the Featival Hub Central Business District of Sydney, May 11-22.
Merit of Excellence at the Black & White Spider Awards
Los Angeles, November 6th, 2016. Dutch fine art photographer Astrid Verhoef was awarded Silver in the Black and White Spider awards 2016, in the category of fine art with her photograph 'Inscapes - Birds'.
9th International Color Awards Honors Astrid Verhoef from The Netherlands 
Los Angeles, March 28, 2016. Professional photographer Astrid Verhoef was presented with the 9th Annual International Color Awards Nominee title in the category of Fine Art.
Her image was selected among the best from the nearly 6.000 entries. This celebrated event honors the finest images with the highest achievements in color photography.
'Urbanite' at Australian Head On Photo Festival 2016
Following the succes at Photoville in New York, Dutch artist Astrid Verhoef will show the series 'Urbanite' at Australian leading photography festival Head On. Curated by Geoffrey Jaeger of GKJE consulting, the exhibition will show at the Canvas Art Bar in the CBD of Sydney, May 10-15, 2016.
Aesthetica Magazine publishes 'Urbanite'
Brittish leading magazine in photography is publishng the portfolio of Dutch fine art photographer Astrid Verhoef. The magazine shows the series Urbanite.
Aesthetica Magazine: "Questioning the boundaries between the real and the surreal, a profound interpretation of life emerges, it uses a new visual language in its reading of humankind’s place in the natural world."
Astrid Verhoef wins Silver at New York Photo Festival
With the series 'Urbanite' Astrid was runner-up at the  NYPH Resolution 2014 exhibition. After receiving the award from ceo Daniel Power she was also interviewed by the New York Photo Festival. The interview was pulished in May, Astrid shares background information on the winning series and her carreer as a fine art and freelance photographer.
Return to Photoville New York with more Dutch Photography
With a new exhibition of Dutch Photography Astrid returns to Photoville. This time she teams up as a producer with curator Aloys Ginjaar for the exhibition 'Keep on Dreaming', which will also show at Amstel Gallery in Amsterdam, International Photo Festival Leiden, and Sirius Gallery in Tokyo.
New Dutch Photography Talent 2013
With a book and an exhibition NEW features the best emerging Dutch photographers annually. New is a platform, initiated by GUP magazine.
With its 420 pages it is the style Bible for art directors, curators, collectors, photography lovers, and fellow photographers. With a print run of 3.000 copies, New makes sure the best emerging photographers around will get the attention and platform they deserve. This year Astrid Verhoef is among those talents.
Dutch photography goes to Photoville New York
Together with selection of 24 Dutch photographers Astrid was invited to join the exhibition "The Wonder of Woman" at Photoville 2012. This will be the very first edition of the photography Festival held in Brooklyn Bridge Park in New York. Photoville was founded by Sam Barzilay & Laura Roumanos, and attracts more than 50.000 visitors. This exhibition is one of the few Dutch contributions to the festival and is curated by Aloys Ginjaar. The exhibition will be officially opened by Rob de Vos, Consul General of The Netherlands in New York.
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