About
Lydia Weijers (1985, Dordrecht, NL) uses analogue photography, and often installations and video, to explore the human mind and human’s interaction with his surroundings.
She photographs everyday objects and environments in black-and-white, pointing out the visual patterns and similarities among the surroundings she captures.
Although easily recognizable in content, her photographs almost feel like an abstract version of reality.

 

Contact
info@lydiaweijers.com

 

Education
2006-2010 Fine Art Bachelor, AKV St. Joost Breda
2003-2006 Graphic Design (MBO), Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam

 

Grants, awards en nominations
2014 O&O grant CBK Rotterdam
2012 / 2013 Startstipendium Mondriaan Fonds
2011 Starting Grant Gemeente Dordrecht
2010 Ron Mandos Young Blood Award, nominated
2010 Breda Art Award, nominated


Exhibitions and projects
2015

11 June - 21 August, Pics or it didn't happen, project, walking from here to the Mont Blanc, FR
10 September - 20 September, Photoville, New York (container exhibition by the International Photofestival Leiden)
10 October - 31 October, International Photofestival Leiden

2014
August - mid September, Pics or it didn't happen, project, walking from here to the Mont Blanc, FR
6 February - 9 February, Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam
24 January - 26 January, Momarts presents ALL, finissage group exhibition, Amsterdam

2013
29 November - 1 December, Momarts presents ALL, group exhibition (during Art Amsterdam weekend), Amsterdam
7 September, Let there be light, group exhibitions, Museumnight Nest Den Haag
5 September - 22 September, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, group exhibition organised by Silvia Bakker and Lydia Weijers
5 April, digital groupexhibition at Submarine Jungle
24 March - 8 April, trip to Boswell, PA, USA, filmproject

2012
24 August - 4 October, Galerie 180, Dordrecht, Duo exhibition
5 June - 14 September, Cayacz 2012, Rozentuin Kats, Groupexhibition

2011
8 and 9 October, Open Atelier Route Dordrecht, Sluisweg 5a Dordrecht
17 September, Argument Room, Tilburg, part of Lost Painters project during Incubate
3 August - 28 August, 'We shower under waterfalls', Willem II, CBK 's Hertogenbosch, workperiod organised by Jasmijn Krol and Lydia Weijers, presentation 25 - 28 August
18 June - 26 June, Kunstschouw 2011, Renesse, Groupexhibition
26 May - 17 July, De Bijlage: Lydia Weijers, Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, Solo exhibition

2010
29 November - 19 December, 'I take out my eyes', Etalage Derde Wal, Nijmegen, workperiod and exhibition, together with Sebastiaan Noort
24 July - 28 August, 'Best of Graduates' Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, Groupexhibition
9 July - 18 July, 'Isn't that how it sometimes goes' Pictura Dordrecht, Groupexhibition
3 July - 7 July, 'Final Show' AKV St. Joost, Breda, Groupexhibition
5 February - 7 February, 'Out of the Box' De Fabriek Eindhoven, Groupexhibition

2009
13 June - 21 June, Kunstschouw 2009, Renesse, Groupexhibition
20 May - 23 May, Lokaal 01 Breda, together with Jasmijn Krol