Koen van Rijn (1993) is a photographer, art director, and visual artist. He creates situations in which objects are changed or disconnected from their natural function. He presents the authenticity and the absurdity of everyday life and the range of human behavior with witty elements. His work responds to society and situations, often these are framed examples that would go unnoticed in their original context.

Feel free to get in touch for prints, projects or inquiries.

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Instagram @koen.vanrijn

Selected Exhibitions:
2021 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2021 World Press Photo Exhibition, Rotterdam NL. (click for project)
2021 Kunstsalon IJL, Galerie Noord. Groningen NL.
2021 IFFR, 50 future poster. Rotterdam NL.
2020 Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam NL.
2020 “Graduation Show 2020”, WdKA. Rotterdam 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, Parijs FR.
2018 P&P the photographic image, Het nieuwe instituut, Rotterdam NL.
2018 Red, Red floor gallery, Rotterdam NL.
2018 Hacking, Roodkapje, Rotterdam NL.
2017 Making a Public, Schiedam NL.
2017 Nikon 100th anniversary event: UNSEEN, Amsterdam NL.

Nominations & Awards:
2022 Public sculpture contest Rotselaar, short list
2021 Young Shits, 3rd place (click for case)
2017 Nikon 100th anniversary: best amateur photographic image.

Lectures/talks:
2021 Willem de Kooning Academie, Graduation show.
2021 Willem de Kooning Academie, Making A Public
2020 Willem de Kooning Academie, Making A Public
2019 Urban diary

Books/zines:
2022 Building walls
2022 Everything is ok.
2020 Paragon.

Publications/features:
BK informatie nr 5.
Publieke werken Rotterdam.
Two Pages Project.

Education:
2016-2020 BA Photography, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL