© Sjoerd Knibbeler, Current Study #1, 2013

Solo Exhibition

»Digging up Clouds«

Sjoerd Knibbeler

Opening: Friday, November 25, 2016, 19h
Exhibition: November 26, 2016 – January 14, 2017
Opening hours: Tue-Sat 12-18h
(Closed between December 24, 2016 – January 3, 2017)
Admission free


The work of Sjoerd Knibbeler focuses on visualising invisible natural phenomena such as the wind, air movement and climatological conditions. Knibbeler creates a world that follows his own logic, where associative relationships and imagination play a key part. He is inspired by subjects such as flying, aeroplanes, aerodynamics and climatology. “Digging Up Clouds” brings together various projects by Knibbeler related to these themes. In addition to photos from the Current Studies series, several spatial works are presented, such as the Paper Planes series.

Knibbeler’s work could be defined as ‘constructed photography’ – the construction of all sorts of self-imagined and created objects takes place mostly in the studio. There he simulates wind, clouds or a tornado, and he experiments with fragile constructions in a variety of materials such as plastic, paper and fibreboard (MDF). Before he starts building and experimenting, however, he acts as a researcher, visiting different locations and consulting with specialists in the fields of science, aviation and architecture.

Sjoerd Knibbeler, born 1981, lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2015 he won the Hyères Festival International and was a FOAM Talent. His work was shown at FOAM Amsterdam, the Vevey Festival and CONTACT Photography Festival in Toronto. The book to his series “Paper Planes” was published by Fw:Photography and was shortlisted for the Aperture Photobook Award in 2015.

Sjoerd Knibbeler
Paper Planes

Fw:Books,  Amsterdam, 2015

21 x 30 centimeter
50 pages
leporello in hardcover
Design: Hans Gremmen
ISBN 978-94-90119-30-0

2015 Paris Photo Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards / Best of 2015 according to hafny.org / Best Photobooks 2015 (Volkskrant)

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