Koen van Rijn (1993, based in Rotterdam) is a visual artist who works in a variety of media.

He creates situations in which everyday objects are changed or disconnected from their natural function. By applying specific combinations and certain manipulations, different functions and / or contexts are created. With a conceptual approach, he presents everyday objects combined with witty elements but also slightly provocative. His works respond directly to the environment, often these are framed examples that would go unnoticed in their original context.

Graduated Willem De Kooning Academie, Fine Arts. 2020.


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Selected Exhibitions:

2017    Nikon 100th anniversary event: UNSEEN, Amsterdam NL.
2017    Making a Public, Schiedam NL.
2018    Hacking, Roodkapje, Rotterdam NL.
2018    Red, Red floor gallery, Rotterdam NL.
2018    P&P the photographic image, Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam NL.
2019    Maison et objet, Parijs FR.
2019    Urban Diary 5, Rotterdam NL.
2019    TK&C, Rotterdam NL.
2020    Publieke werken, Rotterdam NL.
2020    Noorderlicht Futurama, Museum Belvédère, Heerenveen, NL
2020    Boijmans X Ahoij: Drive-thru Museum, Rotterdam NL.
2020    Outdoor Graduation Show 2020, WdKA. Rotterdam NL.
2020    Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2021     IFFR, 50 future poster. Rotterdam NL.
2021
    Kunstsalon IJL, Galerie Noord. Groningen NL.
2021     World Press Photo Exhibition, Rotterdam NL
2021     Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2021    Graduation Show 2020 & 2021, WdKA. Rotterdam NL.


Nominations & Awards:
2017    Nikon 100th anniversary: best amateur photographic image.
2021    3rd place Young Shits Awards with Sem Croft.

Publications:
2020    BK informatie nr 5, July.
2020    Publieke werken Rotterdam, Oct.
2020    Two Pages Project.
2020    Telegraaf, 13 Juni.

Books:
Paragon, 2020.

Lectures/talks:

2019     Urban Diary.
2020    Willem de Koning Academie, Making A Public.
2021    Willem de Koning Academie, Making A Public.

2021    Willem de Kooning Academie, Talk at graduation show.