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EXHIBITIONS

2024
If only you knew, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Ctrl.Alt.Img
Foam, Amsterdam

2023
Commissioned work, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Ctrl.Alt.Img, Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht 


A New Beginning, Fotodok, Utrecht

Vrouwelijke Turkse pioniers, Verwey Museum, Haarlem

A New Beginning, De Gang, Haarlem 




2022
A New Beginning, Viewmaster Projects, Maastricht 


Family Portraits, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

A New Beginning, Museumplein Amsterdam

A New Beginning, JEF festival, Antwerpen

A New Beginning, JEF festival, Brugge


2021
A New Beginning, Floor HvA, Amsterdam

A New Beginning, Stopera, Amsterdam

Schiedams Water Grant in Kunstwerkt, Schiedam 


A New Beginning, Photoville, New York

A New Beginning, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht 


A New Beginning, Mercatorplein, Amsterdam 


A New Beginning, Buitenhof, Den Haag


2020
Zwart in Rembrandts Tijd, Museum het Rembrandthuis

Alzheimer Fluisteren, Zorginnovatie Forum, Zwolle

Alzheimer Fluisteren, Parc Theater, Hoorn

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam 

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Academiehuis Zwolle 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Buitenveldert, Amsterdam 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, De Brug, Amsterdam


2019
Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA De Banne, Amsterdam 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Bibliotheek de Veluwe, Putten

Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Dementia congres, Ede

Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Centraal, Amsterdam


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Zorggroep Groningen

Alzheimer Fluisteren, ZGG Innersdijk, Groningen 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Nurcing Experience, Ede


2018
Alzheimer Fluisteren, Foam, Amsterdam


Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam 


Syrian Child Labour, Journalism Festival, Utrecht


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Humanitas, Deventer
BIO

Çiğdem Yüksel is a Turkish-Dutch visual artist and photographer. She initiated her photography career at the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. In 2017, she was honored with the prestigious Zilveren Camera award for her portrait series featuring Syrian child refugees working in textile and shoe factories in Turkey. The jury praised how her photographic series brings Western consumers face to face with the consequences of our political and economic policies.  

In recent years, her attention has turned to exploring perception and the influence of photography and photographers. This shift led her to initiate a study on our collective visual memory and the portrayal of Muslim women in the Netherlands. In 2020, her research report gained significant attention for its analysis of the representation of Muslim women within the image database of the Dutch press agency ANP.

As a photographer, Yüksel aims to reshape the historical archive and the collective visual memory in the Netherlands. She questions who possesses the authority to determine which photos and narratives are preserved in our archive and which are omitted, and why. In her pursuit of challenging this, she began capturing portraits of the first generation of women from Turkey in the Netherlands, with the goal of constructing a more complete archive. This project is scheduled to be exhibited in September 2024 at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.



AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2024
C.A. Soroptimistprijs
Encouragement prize - Winner

2023
Gouden Kalf Digital Culture
Selection

Dutch Directors Guild Award
Winner

2022
Meesterverteller 
Winner

2021
Stipendium Schiedams Water 
Winner

2016
Canon Zilveren Camera
Winner

Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize
Nomination

BIO



Çiğdem Yüksel is a Turkish-Dutch visual artist and photographer. She initiated her photography career at the Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant. In 2017, she was honored with the prestigious Zilveren Camera award for her portrait series featuring Syrian child refugees working in textile and shoe factories in Turkey. The jury praised how her photographic series brings Western consumers face to face with the consequences of our political and economic policies.  

In recent years, her attention has turned to exploring perception and the influence of photography and photographers. This shift led her to initiate a study on our collective visual memory and the portrayal of Muslim women in the Netherlands. In 2020, her research report gained significant attention for its analysis of the representation of Muslim women within the image database of the Dutch press agency ANP.

As a photographer, Yüksel aims to reshape the historical archive and the collective visual memory in the Netherlands. She questions who possesses the authority to determine which photos and narratives are preserved in our archive and which are omitted, and why. In her pursuit of challenging this, she began capturing portraits of the first generation of women from Turkey in the Netherlands, with the goal of constructing a more complete archive. This project is scheduled to be exhibited in September 2024 at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.





EXHIBITIONS



2024If only you knew, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Ctrl.Alt.Img, Foam, Amsterdam

2023Commissioned work, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Ctrl.Alt.Img, Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht 


A New Beginning, Fotodok, Utrecht

Vrouwelijke Turkse pioniers, Verwey Museum, Haarlem

A New Beginning, De Gang, Haarlem 




2022A New Beginning, Viewmaster Projects, Maastricht 


Family Portraits, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

A New Beginning, Museumplein Amsterdam

A New Beginning, JEF festival, Antwerpen

A New Beginning, JEF festival, Brugge


2021A New Beginning, Floor HvA, Amsterdam

A New Beginning, Stopera, Amsterdam

Schiedams Water Grant, Kunstwerkt, Schiedam 


A New Beginning, Photoville, New York

A New Beginning, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht 


A New Beginning, Mercatorplein, Amsterdam 


A New Beginning, Buitenhof, Den Haag


2020Zwart in Rembrandts Tijd, Museum het Rembrandthuis

Alzheimer Fluisteren, Zorginnovatie Forum, Zwolle

Alzheimer Fluisteren, Parc Theater, Hoorn

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Academiehuis Zwolle 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Buitenveldert, Amsterdam 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, De Brug, Amsterdam


2019Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA De Banne, Amsterdam 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Bibliotheek de Veluwe, Putten

Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Dementia congres, Ede

Alzheimer Fluisteren, OBA Centraal, Amsterdam


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Zorggroep Groningen

Alzheimer Fluisteren, ZGG Innersdijk, Groningen 


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Nurcing Experience, Ede


2018
Alzheimer Fluisteren, Foam, Amsterdam


Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Amsterdam

Syrian Child Labour, Journalism Festival, Utrecht


Alzheimer Fluisteren, Humanitas, Deventer





AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS



2024
C. A. Soroptimistprijs
Encouragement prize - Winner


2023
Gouden Kalf Digital Culture
Selection

Dutch Directors Guild Award
Winner


2022
Meesterverteller
Winner


2021
Stipendium Schiedams Water
Winner

2016
Canon Zilveren Camera
Winner

Dutch Photographic Portrait Prize
Nomination



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