A retrospective of 17 years of Viviane Sassen's fashion work, In and Out of Fashion, takes place at Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, from 15 December 2012 to 17 March 2013, and is accompanied by a book published by Prestel (Munich).
Exhibitions / Works
Articles, Interviews, Reviews
- 'Waking Dream: Viviane Sassen's fashion photography' (Time, 9 January 2013)
- 'About Face' (New York Times T Magazine, 8 November 2012)
- Parasomnia book review (photo-eye, 30 April 2012)
- Parasomnia exhibition review (Mail & Guardian, 10 February 2012)
Viviane Sassen was born in 1972 in Amsterdam, and lives and works there. She first studied fashion design followed by photography at Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utrecht and fine art at Ateliers Arnhem. Sassen grew up in East Africa and has been taking photographs on the continent since her first return visit in 2002. Selected solo exhibitions have taken place at Forma in Milan (2009) and Foam in Amsterdam (2008). Sassen was one of six artists selected for the annual New Photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2011. Recent group exhibitions include No Fashion, Please! Photography between Gender and Lifestyle at the Vienna Kunsthalle (2011); Figure and Ground: Dynamic Landscape at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art in Toronto as part of the Contact Photography Festival (2011); and Six Yards: Guaranteed Dutch Design at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (2012). In 2007 Sassen received the first prize of the Prix de Rome, and in 2011 she won the International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography.
Full CV Also see www.vivianesassen.com