About the artist
Astrid Verhoef is a freelance and fine art photographer based in Amsterdam. She stages scenes that verge on the surreal. Placing individuals and objects where they don’t seem to belong, moving the familiar into an unfamiliar landscape, her photographs seem to recontextualise normality. Juxtaposing human and object, she examines identity and emotion in relation to modern society versus natural spaces.
She also works as a graphic designer and producer of Dutch photography exhibitions, she has organized shows in New York, Amsterdam, Leiden and Tokyo. She has established collaborations with Photoville New York, Fotofestival Naarden, Dupho and International Photo Festival Leiden. As of 2018 she works as a curator and program manager for Photo31, a Dutch platform for professional and art photography. Her work was purchased by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and is part of the collection of the Salon des Beaux Arts in Paris.