Kirsten Bosma (b.1998) graduated in 2020 from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL). In my practice, I explore hidden or invisible structures of power. Structures that are weaved into banal systems, geopolitical infrastructure and everyday human mass movement. My work positions itself in the realm of ‘aesthetic journalism’ — implying a critical use of documentary techniques and journalistic methods which can open up the mechanisms of art and media. It is thus research based, in depth and simultaneously speaking of real world topics as well as reflecting on the medium of photography. I pursue the desire to understand the complexities of power, in order to provide glimpses of comprehension.
And this all, to increase the ability to engage, which is key to our democracy.

Kirsten Bosma is also co-founder of BAOBAB, an experimental platform made for young photographers to challenge the future of the medium.

+                        FEATURES/INTERVIEWS

2020    It's Nice That, interview, [link]


+                        NOMINATIONS

The Graduates of 2020, It's Nice That - finalist

+                        EXHIBITIONS

Graduation Festival KABK 2020, group exhibition, with ‘White Paper and a Black Box’, 
a photographic project about the representation of contemporary warfare by information channels, Royal Academy of Art,
The Hague (NL)

Forgetful Number (photography collective), group exhibition, with ‘Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear’, curated by Femke Lutgerink, De Helena,
The Hague (NL)

Forgetful Number (photography collective), group exhibition, with ‘The Land of the Hidden’, small body of work made on 4 day field trip, Kulturni Centar Lab,
Novi Sad (RS)

+                        PUBLICATIONS

‘White Paper and a Black Box’, photo book, self published, 20/20

‘The Photographic Mapping of Contemporary Warfare’, thesis, self published, 5/5

‘Mapping the Uncertainty of Warfare’, photo book, self published, 20/20

‘Objects in Mirror are Closer Than They Appear’, photo book, self published, 5/5

+                       TALKS

‘Mapping the Uncertainty of Warfare’, in collaboration with Anastasija Kiake, 
presented at Stroom Den Haag, discussion on 'Aesthetic Journalism'. 
The Hague (NL)

+                        EDUCATION

06.2020 - 08.2020
Workshop 'The Camera as Political Apparatus: An unromantic take on Documentary Practice' part of the online educational program 'Once upon a time ...'. This program is conceived by Mathieu Asselin and Sergio Valenzuela Escobedo in collaboration with Atelier NŌUA.

2016 - 2020
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), bachelor in documentary photography.
The Hague (NL)

02.2019 - 05.2019
Internship at NOUA with Marianne Bjørnmyr and Dan Mariner.
Bodø (NO)

09.2017 - 01.2018   
Royal Academy of Art (KABK), minor in Graphic Design, tutored by Marthe Prins.
The Hague (NL)

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