Gioia de Bruijn

Netherlands

Artist biography

Glory is an illusion. It is an abstract construct. It is also an imagined state that allows us an escape from the weighty mundanity of life. Likewise, the exhibition States of Glory allow us to escape into America as a land of adventure that may be bankrupt in abundance but where the potential for glory still faithfully abides.

Gioia de Bruijn graduated with honours from the Camberwell College of Arts in London. The honesty and trust in her work had been compared with the modernist photographer Berenice Abbott. In 2015 it was photographic director Lauren Ford of Dazed to name Gioia as "one of top ten of Unseen photo fair".

A selection of exhibitions: Sound is different from noise - Flatland, 2017, Polaroids Art Brussels 2018, - Found Reality, group exhibition, - The Fence @ Fotofestival Naarden, Naardevesting 2015 - "Hunting" group exhibition, Flatland Gallery, Amsterdam 2014 -- “Because we Care” Solo show pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam 2013 - Solo show, de Balie Amsterdam 2013 - De Grote 8 en van Gogh museum, van Gogh Museum Amsterdam 2013 - “It is what it is”, Camberwell College of Art, London 2012 - “Study of Girls” Art on the Underground, Underground Gallery, Charing Cross station, London. 2012 -- “ShitBox” Bermondsey Biscuit Factory, London 2009

Gioia de Bruijn