'I love the human body and all its shapes': Viviane Sassen brings gripping photography style to deFINE ART

Publication Date: 
Monday, February 24, 2014

Biography

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

On the Web

Education

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.

Solo
  • National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh
  • Huis Marseille, Amsterdam
  • Forma, Milan
  • Foam, Amsterdam
Group
  • 55th Venice Biennale
  • Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna
  • CONTACT Photography Festival, Toronto
  • Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem, Netherlands
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Viviane Sassen brings gripping photography style to deFINE ART