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.
THIS EXHIBITION HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SUMMER 2021
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.