Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen


Viviane Sassen has a solo show at G/P Gallery in Tokyo (4 October - 30 November). Her exhibition In and Out of Fashion travels to Fotomuseum Winterthur (13 December 2014 – 15 February 2015); her Analemma: Fashion Photography 1992-2012 shows at The Photographers Gallery, London, from 31 October to 18 January. Current and recent group exhibitions include Something Beautiful at Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York (1 November – 20 December); Where There's Smoke at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco (10 July - 23 August), and Surprising Affinities at the Antonio Saura Foundation in Cuenca, Spain, until 27 August.

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27 November 2014 - 17 January 2015

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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 The Encyclopedic Palace at the 55th Venice Biennale (2013); 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. Her book In and Out of Fashion, published by Prestel, won the Kees Scherer prize for best Dutch photography book of 2011/2, and a gold medal for best photo book of 2013 in Germany.


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