Biography


b. 1994 Willemstad, Curaçao. Currently based in Utrecht, the Netherlands

Kevin Osepa is a photographer born and raised on the island of Curaçao. His work revolves around his identity and the identity of Afro-Caribbean youth in a post-colonial world. The visuals he creates and the stories he tells are highly influenced by his youth. While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different experimental techniques, he creates colourful visual stories that explore themes such as religion, African diaspora, and family.



Study

2016 Internship at Paul Rousteau in Paris

2013-2017 Photography, Bachelor of Media with honours, at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Utrecht


Prizes, Nominations & Support

2018 Shortlist Unseen Dummy Awards (Mester blousé book)

2018 Nomination Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2018

2017 Nomination Steenbergen Stipendium 2017 

2017 Nomination HKU Award 2017 


Group Exhibitions

(Oct-Jan) Salon '18, Museum Flehite, Amersfoort 

2018 Who do you think you are?, TENT, Rotterdam

2018 My feeder is a photographer, Melkweg, Amsterdam

2018 Unseen, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam

2018 LekArt 2018, Stad, Culemborg

2018 Fotografiska, Haute Photographie 2018, Stockholm

2018 Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs, Stedelijk Museum, Schiedam 

2018 Haute Photographie 2018, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

2017 Steenbergen Stipendium, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

2017 Oogst, Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur & Wetenschap, Den Haag

2017 Cut the Mustard, Group exhibition Photography HKU

2013 Verzamelplaats - Verhalen uit het Utrechtse landschap, Fotodok, Utrecht


Publication

2018 Gup Magazine #59 Pseudo

2018 Unseen Magazine 2018

2018 Capricious Photographer of the week 

2018 Trouw (Afrikaanse geesten zijn niet langer taboe)

2018 Haute Photographie Catalogue

2018 Volkskrant (VKBK Prijs 2018)

2017 FOAM first editions

2017 Ain't Bad Magazine 

2017 Volkskrant Magazine

2017 Antilliaans Dagblad, Het gemis van Curaçao, July 1st 2017

2017 Cut the Mustard , HKU Photography graduation Catalogue


Talks & Interview 

2018 Lens Culture

2018 MELKWEG X IDFA: TALENT TALKS

2018 JaJaJa NeeNeeNee radio interview Islas Inutiles 

2018 Kunstuur (VKBK Prijs) TV Program

2017 BNO IMG LAB Pioneers (Het nieuwe Instituut) Artist Talk


Collections

Foam first Editions

Various private collections


 

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