Independent photographer & art director based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
Koen presents the authenticity, absurdity and the range of human behavior in everyday life,
often highlighting framed examples that would go unnoticed in their original context.

Feel free to get in contact for prints, projects or inquiries:


Instagram: @koen.vanrijn

2024 Offprint London, Tate Modern, London, UK. (upcoming)
2024 Friends of Friends, Vancouver, CA. (upcoming)
2024 Exposed, International Festival of Photography, Torino, IT. (upcoming)
2024 NY Art Book Fair, New York, US. (upcoming)
2024 Dish at Daikanyama Tsutaya Books, Tokyo. JP.
2024 JAB Fair, Jersey City, New Jersey, US.
2023 Sprint, Milano Art book fair, Spazio Maiocchi, Milano, IT.
2023 Paris photo fair, Offprint, Paris, FR.
2023 Sit + Read Art book fair, Timișoara, ROM.
2023 Book Lover’s Holiday 10/1. Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. JP.
2023 HCTZ, ART369space, Kyōkonsha, Nasushiobara, Tochigi JP.
2023 P.O.Z.2, The Blank Gallery, Tokyo JP.
2023 Zine release: Ppw, Kiosk. Rotterdam. NL.
2023 Book Lover’s Holiday 3/21. Shimokitazawa, Tokyo. JP.
2023 Zine Day Taiwan 5, Retrojam. Taipei. TWN.
2022 Zine camp, WORM. Rotterdam NL.
2022 Amsterdam Zine Fair, Amsterdam. NL.
2022 P.O.Z, The Blank Gallery, Tokyo JP.
2022 Bombay Underground, Mumbai IN.
2021 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2021 World Press Photo Exhibition, Rotterdam NL. (click for project)
2021 Kunstsalon IJL, Galerie Noord. Groningen NL.
2020 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2020 Boijmans x Ahoij: Drive-thru Museum, Rotterdam NL.
2020 Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen, NL
2020 Publieke werken, Rotterdam NL.
2019 TK&C, Rotterdam NL.
2019 Urban Diary 5, Rotterdam NL.
2019 Maison et objet, Paris FR.
2018 P&P, Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam NL. (click for project)
2018 Red, Red floor gallery, Rotterdam NL.
2018 Hacking, Roodkapje, Rotterdam NL.
2017 Making a Public, Schiedam NL.
2017 Unseen, Amsterdam NL.

2024 Your Local Newsstand Singapore.
2023 ELLE Korea.
2022 FONK Promise of the year.
2022 Nicezines.
2020 BK informatie nr 5.
2020 Publieke werken Rotterdam.
2020 Two Pages Project.

Nominations & Awards:
2022 FONK Promise of the year award, nominated.
2022 Public sculpture contest Rotselaar, short list.
2021 Young Shits Awards, 3rd place.
2017 Nikon 100th anniversary: best amateur photographic image.

2024 Bikes.
2023 Post pandemic wanderlust. (On view at the library of Museum Voorlinden)
2022 Everything is ok. 
2020 Paragon.