ALEX TEN NAPEL




1985 – 1988  
Royal Academy of Art in The Hague
2004
Member of the Gkf photographers association, Du(tch)Pho(tographers)

Alex ten Napel lives and works in Amsterdam. He studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and is renowed for his Alzheimer and Waterportraits series. In 2001 he showed his Alzheimer’s portraits on the walls of nursing home ‘Wittenberg’ in Amsterdam and at the same time photobook ’Je leven vergeten’ ( Your life forgotten ) was published. In 2002 he exhibited 44 portraits of children in the windows of primary school Elout in Amsterdam. Three years later he exhibited his waterportraits at the Epson Photo Festival, in the canals of the fortified town Naarden-Vesting, the Netherlands and at Paris Photo, Paris. The waterportraits were nominated for the Photographic Portrait Prize 2006, the National Portrait Gallery, London and the Prix Photographique BMW-Paris Photo 2006, Paris. Since 1996 his autonomous work has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions in galleries and festivals such as Pobeda Gallery in Moscow, Cook Fine Art in New York, Galeria Omar Alonso in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, Foto Art Festiwal in Bielsko-Biala, Poland and Miami Photo 2008, and his portraits has been widely published in newspapers and magazines as the Volkskrant Magazine, Le Monde Magazine, ZOOM and Photo & Video. In 2009 his waterportraits were acquired by the Caldic Collection. In 2012 he exhibited his last portraits series ‘Twelve’ and started ‘Hens and Roosters’ in 2014.

 

Exhibitions commissions books prizes nominations acquisitions

2016
hilversum  museumhilversum ‘ps camera’  group
amersfoort  033fotostad fotofestival ‘alzheimer portraits’  group
utrecht  fotogalerie utrecht ‘hens & roosters’ solo
new york  mossless publisher public/private/portrait ‘alzheimer portraits’  book
berlin  galerie pfundt ‘waterportraits’  group
amsterdam  kunstrai artfair fotogalerie utrecht ‘hens & roosters’  group
amsterdam  realisme artfair fotogalerie utrecht ‘hens & roosters’ group

 

2015
santiago de chili  100 miradas al arte contemporaneo ‘waterportraits’  book
amsterdam  christie’s yipart charity photoauction ‘hens & roosters’  group
amsterdam  kunstrai artfair fotogalerie utrecht ‘hens & roosters’  group
rotterdam  rotterdam contemporary artfair eduard planting ‘hens & roosters’  group
amsterdam  realisme artfair fotogalerie utrecht ‘waterportraits’  group
amsterdam  realisme artfair eduard planting ‘hens & roosters’ group

 

2014
amsterdam  SO 2014 honourable mention ‘hens & roosters’  prize
amsterdam  SO 2014 honourable mention ‘hens & roosters’  book

2013
den bosch  de verkadefabriek ‘waterportraits’  solo

2012
amsterdam  amsterdams centrum voor fotografie ‘preview/twelve’  group
nijmegen  umc st radboud ‘twelve’  solo
amsterdam  eduard planting ‘twelve’  solo

2011
amsterdam  amsterdams centrum voor fotografie ‘marijke’  group
cork  crawford art gallery ‘all my lovin’  solo
brescia  wave gallery water ‘waterportraits’  solo

2010
amsterdam  pan amsterdam artfair eduard planting ‘waterportrais’  group
amsterdam  ‘linda. het boek’ linda. ‘commissioned portraits’  book
kiev  kievfotocom international festival of photography ‘waterportraits #2’  solo
trier  fototage trier ‘waterportraits’  solo
utrecht  artantique artfair eduard planting ‘waterportraits’  group
lodz  fotofestiwal international festival of photography ‘all my lovin’

‘waterportaits #2’  solo
toulouse  fondation pour l’art contemporain ‘portrait de familles’ solo
amsterdam  realisme artfair eduard planting ‘waterportraits’  group

2009
amsterdam  ‘andere ogen’ volkskrant ‘commissioned portraits’  book
wassenaar  caldic collection ‘waterportraits’  acquisition

2008
miami  photo miami ‘waterportraits#1’ ton peek  solo
amsterdam  centrum beeldende kunst zuid-oost ‘waterportraits #2’  group
amsterdam  de melkweg ‘summer in the city’  group
amsterdam  primary school elout ‘me and my friend’  solo

2007
puerto vallarta  galeria omar alonso ‘rojo’  group
new york  cook fine art ‘waterportraits#1 and #2’  solo
bielsko-biala  foto art festival ‘waterportraits#1’  solo
zwolle  ‘dutch eyes’  book
amsterdam  foam ‘verborgen schatten’  group
amsterdam  amsterdams centrum voor fotografie ‘de mama’s en de pappa’s’  group
aberystwyth  aberystwyth centre ‘photographic portrait prize 2006’  group
moscow  pobeda gallery ‘waterportraits#1 and #2’  solo
amsterdam  centrum beeldende kunst zuid-oost ‘gezichten van zuid-oost’  solo
utrecht  tonpeek ‘waterportraits#1 and #2’  solo
sunderland  sunderland museum ‘photographic portrait prize 2006’  group

2006
london  national portrait gallery ‘photographic portrait prize 2006’  group
london  ‘photographic portrait prize 2006’  nomination
paris  ‘prix bmw-paris photo’  nomination
paris  paris photo ton peek ‘waterportraits#1’  solo
dayton  ‘photography now’ one hundred portfolios  dvd

2005
paris  paris photo ton peek ‘waterportraits#1’  group
amsterdam  primary school elout ‘me and my family‘  solo
amsterdam  foam  group
naarden-vesting  epson fotofestival naarden ‘waterportraits‘  solo

2002
amsterdam  amsterdams fonds voor de kunst ‘eerste jaars studenten‘  commission
the hague  ‘50 ontmoetingen’ gemeentehuis  group
amsterdam  ‘last supper’ panama  group
rotterdam  ‘50 ontmoetingen’ las palmas  group
amsterdam  ‘50 ontmoetingen’ mozes en aäron kerk  group
amsterdam  ‘50 ontmoetingen’  book
haarlem  ‘museumdirecteuren’ portretwinkel  group
amsterdam  ‘foam in het vondelpark’ het vondelpark  group
amsterdam  primary school elout ‘kinderen van elout‘  solo
amsterdam  amsterdams historisch museum  group

2001
haarlem  ‘je leven vergeten’ focus  book
amsterdam  ‘je leven vergeten‘ verpleeghuis wittenberg  solo
lisboa  ‘dutch photography’ centro cultural de belém  group

2000
amsterdam  ‘panl nominations 2002’ loods 5  group
bunnik  ‘gezichten van alzheimer’ alzheimer nederland  solo
amsterdam  panl nominaties 1999  book
amsterdam  panl 2 merit awards  prize

1999
amsterdam  ‘here we go’ fhv  book
amsterdam  ‘je kostbaarste bezit’ kesselskramer  book
ijmuiden  ‘gezichten van alzheimer’ zeeweg ziekenhuis  solo
amsterdam  ‘gezichten van alzheimer’ gallery 2 ½ x 4 ½  solo

1998
amsterdam  amsterdams fonds voor de kunst ‘albert cuyp’  commission

1996
amsterdam  amsterdams fonds voor de kunst ‘gezichten van alzheimer‘  commission

1994
utrecht  ‘utrecht voor later’  catalogue
utrecht  ‘hoog catharijne’ kunstzaal achter den dom  group

1992
utrecht  stichting stedelijke fotografie utrecht ‘hoog catharijne‘  commission

1991
amsterdam  ‘laugharne portraits’ gallery 2 ½ x 4 ½  group

1990
the hague  bronovo art prize haagse kunstkring  group
the hague  bronovo art prize bronovo hospital  prize

1989
amsterdam  stichting ‘de mei’  prize
amsterdam  ‘primary school laugharne’ de moor  group

1988
amsterdam  ‘browns’ hotel laugharne’ de moor  group
amsterdam  ‘portraits’ de moor  solo

publications national

algemeen dagblad
contrasten
elsevier
de fotograaf
de gelderlander
de volkskrant
denkbeeld
dutch
focus
foto
linda. magazine
medisch contact
nautique
parool
photoq.nl
rails
trouw
utrechts nieuwsblad
nrc.next
verpleegkunde nieuws
versie
volkskrant
volkskrant magazine
vpro gids
 
publications international

connaissance des arts
foto magazine
le monde 2
lensculture.com
milk
zoom
foto&video
photoicon
artforum
de morgen
biuletyn fotograficzny
marie claire greece
oxford times

tv radio

at 5
avro
jeugdjournaal
journaal
nps radio
radio noordholland
radio salto

cliënts

bureau zee  nationaal reumafonds
fhv nutricia
het hoofdbureau orkater toneelgroep amsterdam trust
kesselskramer sns
ogilvy de slegte
ppgh colors chipper
ppgh/jwt nederlandse spoorwegen
publicis rijkswaterstaat
vazdias spring
vdbj rode kruis plan
vosniedek nestlé masterlease
engenius support
alfabeeld hordijk sanofi synthelabo
gemeente amsterdam
gemeente utrecht stadsdeel
amsterdam zuid
stadsdeel amsterdam zuidoost
basisschool de elout
verpleeghuis wittenberg
linda. magazine
volkskrant magazine
alzheimer nederland


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