ELIZABETH ALDERLIESTEN 
1972, Dordrecht


“For me there is only the traveling on paths that have heart, on any path that may have heart, and the only worthwhile challenge is to traverse its full length - and there I travel looking, looking breathlessly.” 
― Carlos Castaneda, The teachings of Don Juan.


ARTIST STATEMENT

Most people navigate between wanting to be seen and a chameleonic merging with their surroundings. 

I aim to approach this tension from a female perspective and translate it into a type of beauty that can temper the harshness of the outside world. Starting with an attempt to represent the ineffable, and perhaps also based on nostalgia, I set out to explore femininity and nature. 

I consider nature to be a mirror for self-reflection, in which the noise of everyday life may dissolve, if only for a moment, and from which new insights can arise. Beauty guides my thoughts and my emotions. 

Doing analog work by hand helps to achieve quiet and focus, while the slowing down of time yields clearer perception. I see photography as a fitting medium for disclosure, with which to represent metamorphoses from invisibility to visibility. 

Finally, my photographs are images in themselves rather than images of something. I see them as free and poetic visual rhymes that may elicit stories in the viewer’s imagination. 



EDUCATION

2019 - 2020 Masterclass Machiel Botman

2014 - 2019 Fotoacademie, Amsterdam


EXHIBITION

2020 Galerie KRUIS-WEG68 - Haarlem (Solo)


2019 GUP New Photo talent 2020 - Westergas - Amsterdam

2019 Kunstlijn Haarlem - Zocherlounge - Bloemendaal

2019 SEE ME - Zocher Lounge - Bloemendaal

2019 Podium MH - Museum Hilversum - Hilversum

2019 Expo.Fos - Loods 6 - Amsterdam

2019 Ode aan het analoge - Kunstkapel - Amsterdam


2018 James Joyce Festival - Oosterkerk - Amsterdam

2018 Pop-up Gallery - Bloemendaal

2018 Open Atelier - Santpoort Zuid


2017 KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2017 KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Leyduin - Vogelenzang

2017 Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2017 Het Oog - Fotoacademie - Amsterdam


2016 KKB Fiore - Castellvm Aqvae - Bloemendaal

2016 Zomerfestival - IJmuiden

2016 KKB Fiore - Buitenplaats Beeckestijn - Velsen Zuid

2016 Raadhuis voor de kunst - Velsen Zuid


ARTISTBOOK

2019 About Beauty - Handprinted, 58 pages, 297 x 268mm, 2 copies

2018 Aging - Handprinted, 48 pages, 297 x 217mm, 1 copy

2017 Wie ze is - Handprinted, 46 pages, 297 x 219mm, 1 copy


PUBLICATION

2020 GUP New Photo Talent



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