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EXHIBITIONS


2023
Reflection on collection, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Digitale Cultuur, Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht 


Fotodok, Utrecht

Verwey Museum, Haarlem

De Gang, Haarlem 




2022
Viewmaster Projects, Maastricht 


Van oerbeest tot rokende croissant, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Bevrijdingspodia en Cultuur, Museumplein Amsterdam


JEF festival, Antwerpen

JEF festival, Brugge


2021
Floor HvA, Amsterdam

Stopera, Amsterdam

Schiedams Water Grant in Kunstwerkt, Schiedam 


Photoville, New York

Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht 

Mercatorplein, Amsterdam 


Buitenhof, Den Haag


2020
Zwart in Rembrandts Tijd, Museum het Rembrandthuis


Zorginnovatie Forum, Zwolle

Parc Theater, Hoorn

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Academiehuis Zwolle 


OBA Buitenveldert, Amsterdam 


De Brug, Amsterdam


2019
OBA De Banne, Amsterdam 


Bibliotheek de Veluwe, Putten

OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Dementia congres, Ede

OBA Centraal, Amsterdam


Zorggroep Groningen, Groningen 

ZGG Innersdijk, Groningen 


Nurcing Experience, Ede


2018
Foam, Amsterdam


Biblical Museum, Amsterdam 


Journalism Festival, Utrecht


Humanitas, Deventer


2017
Prinsenkwartier, Delft


De Hoofdwacht, Maastricht


Atrium Den Haag, Den Haag


OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Heartgallery, Hengelo


Stevenskerk, Nijmegen


Amsterdam, Amsterdam


Museum Hilversum, Hilversum


OBA Javaplein, Amsterdam
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 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, significantly, why. In her pursuit of challenging this, she began capturing portraits of the first generation of Turkish women in the Netherlands, with the goal of constructing a new visual archive. This project is scheduled to be exhibited in September 2024 at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.



AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS

2024
C.A. Soroptimistprijs
Nomination

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 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, significantly, why. In her pursuit of challenging this, she began capturing portraits of the first generation of Turkish women in the Netherlands, with the goal of constructing a new visual archive. This project is scheduled to be exhibited in September 2024 at the Dutch Photomuseum in Rotterdam.





EXHIBITIONS


2023
Reflection on collection, Het Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam

Digitale Cultuur, Nederlands Filmfestival, Utrecht 


Fotodok, Utrecht

Verwey Museum, Haarlem

De Gang, Haarlem 





2022
Viewmaster Projects, Maastricht

Van oerbeest tot rokende croissant, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

Bevrijdingspodia en Cultuur, Museumplein Amsterdam

JEF festival, Antwerpen

JEF festival, Brugge



2021
Floor HvA, Amsterdam


Stopera, Amsterdam

Schiedams Water Grant in Kunstwerkt, Schiedam 


Photoville, New York

Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht

Mercatorplein, Amsterdam

Buitenhof, Den Haag



2020
Zwart in Rembrandts Tijd, Museum het Rembrandthuis


Zorginnovatie Forum, Zwolle

Parc Theater, Hoorn

Dit is mijn Verhaal, Bijbels Museum, Academiehuis Zwolle

OBA Buitenveldert, Amsterdam

De Brug, Amsterdam



2019
OBA De Banne, Amsterdam


Bibliotheek de Veluwe, Putten

OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Dementia congres, Ede

OBA Centraal, Amsterdam


Zorggroep Groningen, Groningen

ZGG Innersdijk, Groningen

Nurcing Experience, Ede



2018
Foam, Amsterdam


Biblical Museum, Amsterdam

Journalism Festival, Utrecht


Humanitas, Deventer



2017
Prinsenkwartier, Delft


De Hoofdwacht, Maastricht


Atrium Den Haag, Den Haag


OBA Mercatorplein, Amsterdam


Heartgallery, Hengelo


Stevenskerk, Nijmegen


Amsterdam, Amsterdam


Museu Hilversum, Hilversum


OBA Javaplein, Amsterdam





AWARDS AND NOMINATIONS



2024
C. A. Soroptimistprijs
Nomination


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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