Overview participating exhibitions

An Ocean of Possibilities
2014

An Ocean of Possibilities

Diana Blok

I challenge you to love me

With its casual semi-nudity, the street scene in Brazil may suggest an impression of tolerance and liberal thinking, but the figures tell a different story. Over the past four years violence against homosexuals, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals has tripled in Brazil. In response to this, Diana Blok was asked by the Dutch Embassy to record the LGBT community there, as she previously did in Turkey with her series See Through Us. Blok's encounters with gay men, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals resulted in personal disclosures about the search for a sexual identity in a thoroughly conservative society.

Mundos Creados II
2002

Mundos Creados II

Diana Blok

AY DIOS

Diana Blok was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, as the daughter of a Dutch diplomat and an Argentinean mother, and grew up in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. After studying sociology in Mexico City she settled permanently in The Netherlands in 1974, where she devoted herself to photography. Over the course of the years Blok has shown frequently in The Netherlands, North and South America and Japan. Presently she also makes films and video installations, works together with diverse artists, and regularly conducts masterclasses at various art academies in The Netherlands and other countries. The photo series AY DIOS arose from a commission from the Mondriaan Foundation to photograph for four months on Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire.

  • AY DIOS

    Diana Blok was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, as the daughter of a Dutch diplomat and an Argentinean mother, and grew up in Colombia, Guatemala and Mexico. After studying sociology in Mexico City she settled permanently in The Netherlands in 1974, where she devoted herself to photography. Over the course of the years Blok has shown frequently in The Netherlands, North and South America and Japan. Presently she also makes films and video installations, works together with diverse artists, and regularly conducts masterclasses at various art academies in The Netherlands and other countries.

    The photo series AY DIOS arose from a commission from the Mondriaan Foundation to photograph for four months on Curaçao, Aruba and Bonaire.

  • AY DIOS

  • AY DIOS

  • AY DIOS

  • AY DIOS

Biography

Diana Blok (Uruguay, 1952) was born in Montevideo, and lived in Colombia, Mexico and Guatemala before she moved toto Amsterdam in 1974 and plunged into photography. She has published seven photo books since 1980, including Time Tells (2012) and See Through Us (2009). Blok's work is included in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum, and other institutions.

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The Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden

Price EUR 5,00