Overview participating exhibitions

KINK
2017

KINK

Anja de Jong

MONUMENTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE (2011-present)

As a country largely below sea level, the Netherlands has endured an endless series of storm surges and floods over the years. Climate change, soil decline and rising sea levels mean that protective measures against the water still require constant reassessment, adjustment and renewal. In her work in progress MONUMENTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE, Anja de Jong shows landscapes and locations where for centuries humans have either embraced water as a friend or fought it as an enemy. Without these interventions, our lives with water – our (cultural) past and our future – are built on marshy grounds.

Sense of Space
2001

Sense of Space

Anja de Jong

BORDERLAND

Anja de Jong has been working on her project BORDERLAND since as far back as 1992. She travels the world to make visual documents of locations that are "no-man's-land," transitional places between nature and culture. These are generally inhospitable spots with extreme climatological conditions, where people can stay at the most temporarily as a tourist or scientist. Nevertheless, a constant struggle between man and nature is taking place on these edges of civilisation. De Jong is exhibiting series on Antarctica and on the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. The first region is characterised by research stations and claims by various countries, The rain forests, although formally protected, are falling prey to rising eco-tourism.

  • BORDERLAND

    Anja de Jong has been working on her project BORDERLAND since as far back as 1992. She travels the world to make visual documents of locations that are "no-man's-land," transitional places between nature and culture. These are generally inhospitable spots with extreme climatological conditions, where people can stay at the most temporarily as a tourist or scientist. Nevertheless, a constant struggle between man and nature is taking place on these edges of civilisation. De Jong is exhibiting series on Antarctica and on the tropical rain forests of Costa Rica and Puerto Rico. The first region is characterised by research stations and claims by various countries, The rain forests, although formally protected, are falling prey to rising eco-tourism.

  • BORDERLAND

  • BORDERLAND

  • BORDERLAND

  • BORDERLAND

Biography

Anja de Jong (Netherlands, 1957) studied Visual Communication at the Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Rotterdam. Since graduating in 1981, she has been working as a visual artist and freelance photographer. Aside from the Netherlands, her work has been shown in exhibitions in Germany, Italy and Indonesia. In 2001, De Jong’s long-running project Borderland was part of the Noorderlicht Photo Festival Sense of Space.

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