Sjoerd Knibbeler is a visual artist from the Netherlands, living and working in Amsterdam. He explores the scientific quest to discover the world through an associative, process-driven approach to photography, deploying strategies like observation, experimentation and model making. The camera – in one form or another – is always present as a tool in his process, which materialises in printed matter, objects, video installations and artist books.
His work was awarded the Grand Prix du Jury Photographie in Hyères, France in 2015 and the same year he was selected as Foam Talent. Since then he had solo exhibitions at Foam Museum, The National Maritime Museum, Contact Festival and Villa Noailles. Notable group exhibitions include Quickscan NL#02 at the Nederlands Fotomuseum and the Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, which included his shortlisted artist book Paper Planes. His work is part of national and international collections like Maison Européenne Photographie, Foam Photography Museum, Nederlands Fotomuseum and Museum Voorlinden. Sjoerd Knibbeler teaches at the Utrecht School of Arts and is a member of the international photography collective Piece of Cake.
Photo credits: Sjoerd Knibbeler