Viviane Sassen | Guests | deFINE ART 2014

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Viviane Sassen

Viviane Sassen (b. 1972, Amsterdam) grew up in East Africa and has been taking photographs on the continent since her first return visit in 2002. She lives and works in Amsterdam.

Awards and honors

  • First prize, Prix de Rome
  • International Center of Photography Infinity Award for Applied/Fashion/Advertising Photography

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Sassen studied at Hogeschool voor Kunsten Utrecht, Netherlands, and at Ateliers Arnhem, Netherlands.

Notable exhibitions

Sassen was one of six artists selected for the annual New Photography exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 2011.

  • National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
  • Forma, Milan
  • Foam, Amsterdam
  • 55th Venice Biennale
  • Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
  • Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands