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About Daan Zuijderwijk

In 2017, the artist and photographer Daan Zuijderwijk embarked on a quest for a different way of living with his partner Maaike Vergouwe and their three daughters Fenna, Alba and Isolde. The life they sought was one that brought them in closer proximity to nature than their previous one, with a smaller ecological footprint. The family left the Netherlands, with a tiny house on wheels, journeying across the various outbacks of Europe.

This simple and flexible lifestyle did not just prove to be a good way to cope with the pandemic, it also changed their view on society in a fundamental way.

With his work Zuijderwijk wants to draw attention to the nomadic perspective—a fresh outlook that emphasises a new way to look at western society, in order to negotiate through current and future challenges.

Zuijderwijk’s conceptual works have been produced over many hours of walking, running and climbing across varied European landscapes at night. Zuijderwijk “manipulates” the landscape by adding lines, circles, colour or lights to his visual renditions in an attempt to reveal its hidden aspects and to highlight that our perception of the landscape is a combination of our senses and imagination.

If you would like more information about Zuijderwijk and Vergouwe's nomadic life, you can check some of the articles and interviews listed below. If you would like more information about the off-grid tiny house please check The Wooden Traveler.

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Looking for Inua, Blauwe Paviljoen, 's-Hertogenbosch

Carrara, Glue Amsterdam


Looking for Inua, Ruud van Oosterhout Design, Amsterdam

Looking for Inua, Glue Amsterdam



Mapping, NewWerktheater, Amsterdam



AAF Amsterdam by Artfolly

Art The Hague, by Artfolly

The Playing Circle, Amsterdam

RvO design, Amsterdam



European Encounters, New Werktheater, Amsterdam

The World is my Playground, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven

Livingroom Exhibition, Kathelijn Voets, Amsterdam



Calamita, Materia Gallery Rome

AAF Hamburg, Rademakers Gallery

Wild van Water, Zuiderzeemuseum Enkhuizen

Scope Basel, Rademakers Gallery

Landscape Stories, Zuijderwijk/Vergouwe & Mirjam Abraas, Huub Hannen Galerie, Maastricht

Upstream solotentoonstelling Rademakers Gallery, Amsterdam

Art Breda, Huub Hannen Galerie, Maastricht

Art Karlsruhe, Rademakers Gallery + STP Gallery, Duitsland​

2011 -2015 

PAN Amsterdam, Rademakers Gallery

The River Vecht, De Donkere Kamer, Breda

Begeleiden examen kandidaat/externe beoordelaar Fotovakschool Amsterdam

Affordable Art Fair Hamburg, Rademakers Gallery 

Art The Hague, Rademakers Gallery

KunstRAI Amsterdam, Rademakers Gallery 

Tentoonstelling Summer in the city, Rademakers Gallery

RAW Art fair, Rotterdam, Rademakers Gallery

Tentoonstelling Noorderlicht, Extra Ordinary

Deelname Fotoweek, authentieke fotostudios langs de rivier De Vecht

Benefietveiling Save a portrait, Stadsarchief van Amsterdam

RAW Art fair, Rotterdam, Van Kranendonk Galerie

UNSEEN Amsterdam, Van Kranendonk Galerie

Solo tentoonstelling un natural, Van Kranendonk Galerie, Den Haag

Solo tentoonstelling Galerie Fort a/d Drecht, Uithoorn, The Volgermeer Recreated/Vanishing Landscapes

Solo tentoonstelling, Stadsarchief van Amsterdam, De Herschepping van de Volgermeer



2019 Mapping

2016 The Walking Mountain, Calamita project 

2016 Wild van Water, naar gelijknamige tentoonstelling in Zuiderzeemuseum gecureerd door Maartje v.d. Heuvel

2014 medewerking wetenschappelijk onderzoek „Transcending the I, the working process of duo’s in visual arts” door J. Verhoef / Prof.dr. A. v.d. Born, FNV KIEM / Universiteit van Tilburg

2013 Noorderbreedte Magazine, Vanishing Landscapes

2013 Tortuca magazine, Vanishing Landscapes

2012 Trees, Landscape Stories (.net) publicatie +  interview

2011 De Herschepping van de Volgermeer, fotobook, uitgever: Sjaalman Media

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