Loek van Vliet (1988) studied at the Royal Academy of Arts in the Hague, the Netherlands. He has worked on long-term projects on the experience of landscape. This has resulted in exhibitions and books like: Sacred Grounds, quiet areas in the Netherlands and Flanders; Natural Climate Buffers; Dutch Paradise, the Inner Garden of the Randstad. His work is besides private collections represented in the Rijkscollection, the Hague and the Art collection of the University of Leiden. In 2014-2015 he has recieved an Young Emerging Artists Grant by the Mondriaan Fund.
2016-2017 Mentorings program, Talent development Program, Mondriaan Fund, with James Beckett.
2011 A ‘Third Nature’. Lecture on the relationship between man and nature. Part of the University of Amsterdam by professor Erik de Jong.
2010-2011 Historiographies of Photography and Film, University Leiden. Seperate course, as a contractstudent, part of Master Film and Photographic Studies.
2006-2010 Bachelor of Design at Royal Academy of Arts, dept. Photography, in The Hague
2009 Internship with Photographer Jan Banning in Utrecht.
Upcoming: April-October 2018
Earthly Windows, Chapter 3, The Industrial Revolution part of the Summer Exhibit (Groentopia), Verbeke Foundation, Kemzeke, Belgium
September-October 2017 Installation of Can(t) live (t)here in Nutshuis, The Hague (Groupwork)
June – September 2017 Earthly Windows, Chapter 4, part of Summer Expo, Leveld, Norway.
March 21st until April 17th 2017 Installation of Can(t) live (t)here in Museum Rijswijk (Groupwork)
October 28th and 29th 2016 Exhibition Sacred Grounds in Landgoed de Markgraaf at the Kalmthoutse Heide, Belgium.
June – November 2016 Photographs from Earthly Windows, in a duo Exhibition [DE]Constructed Landscape. At Eduction Inspection, Utrecht, NL.
April – June 2016 Part of Group exhibtion, Gallery Grenz-Blick, Bocholt, Germany
February 2016 Part of Group exhibition Prospects and Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Van Nelle Fabriek, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Sept. – Dec. 2015 Solo exhibition Sacred Grounds, Gallery Grenz-Blick, Bocholt,Germany.
June – August 2015 Installation of Climatebuffers in Nutshuis, The Hague, Netherlands
April – August 2015 2 photographs in entrance hall of the exhibition Holland op zijn Mooist; Gemeentemuseum, The Hague, Netherlands.
May 2014 Climatebuffers in congress of Coalition Natural Climate Buffers.
June – October 2013 – 12 photographs of Sacred Grounds exhibited in Gup Gallery in Club Trouw, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Jan. 2013 – present Series Fabelachtige Veentjes (fabulous Veentjes) Doetinchem, NL.
June 3rd untill June 17h 2012 Part of group exhibtion in koepeloven DRU, Ulft, Netherlands.
2014 Stipendium Program for Emerging Artists; Mondriaan Fund.
2011 Grant from Stichting Sem Presser Archive, for series Sacred Grounds
2017 NRC (National Dutch Newspaper): Article on the work Sacred Grounds.
2017 Publication: Can(t) live (t)here, ISBN: 978-90-824206-1-6 (Group Project)
2016 Interview about Earthly Windows, on Prospects and Concepts.
2016 Magazine The Optimist: Sacred Grounds
2016 Magazine P/F: on Sacred Grounds
2016 Magazine Fotografie: on Sacred Grounds
2015 Monograph Book Sacred Grounds is published. Sub-Publishing ISBN: 978-90-824206-0-9.
2015 Sacred Grounds in Landschaft. Umwelt. Kultur. – On the New Topographics‘ Transnational Impact; ISBN 978-3981756814 Museum für Photographie Braunschweig, Germany.
2015 One photo from Climatebuffers in Catalogue Holland op zijn Mooist: ISBN 9789462580862
2014 Climatebuffers in Newspaper NRC Handelsblad
2014 Climatebuffers in book Hitte in de Delta
2013 Sacred Grounds on Ilovethatphoto.com blog
2013 Serie The Monastery in Magazine Zinvol.
2013 Serie The Monastery in Newspaper Trouw
2013 In Book NEW Dutch Photography Talent 2013, Gup Magazine.
2013 Interview on Silence in Newspaper Trouw
2012 Monthly page in Newspaper Trouw from series: Sacred Grounds
2012 Radio-interview on Sacred Grounds on National Radio 1.
2011 Picture in A Book of Beds, selection of Foam Magazine Talent photographs.
2010 Publication in magazine Landwerk,
2010 Monograph: Hollands Paradijs, De binnentuin van de Randstad. (Dutch Paradise, the Inner Garden of the Randstad) A photobook, ISBN: 978-90-815591-1-9
2010 Gerard en de Zorgboerderij. Photobook commisioned by the Taskforce Multifunctional Agriculture.
April 2017 Artist-in-Residence, Leveld, Norway
2015 – present Co-Founder and chairman Sub-Publishing
2014 – present Teacher Digital Techniques in Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague
2011 – 2016 Teacher photography courses, Artis Zoo, Amsterdam