Watamula got nominated for best short film at the Netherlands Film Festival 2020


b. 1994 Willemstad, Curaçao

Kevin Osepa is a visual artist (working with film and photography) born and raised on the island of Curaçao and is now based in the Netherlands. His work revolves around his identity and the Afro-Caribbean identity in a post-colonial world.

Within his work, he attempts to sketch this identity and the stories he tells often have a very personal starting point and are always aiming at the collective Afro-Caribbean identity.While the themes he explores are autobiographical, his work can also serve as a quasi-anthropological study. Using different (experimental) techniques, he creates visual stories that explore themes such as afro spirituality, sexuality, masculinity, decoloniality, and family.


2016 Internship at Paul Rousteau in Paris

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

Prizes, Nominations & Grants

2020 Nomination Gouden Kalf (Golden Calf) Best Short Film 

2020 Nomination Nederlands Film Festival  Best Debut

2020 Nomination Forum van de Reggiseurs NFF

2019 Winner ING Unseen Talent Public Award 2019 

2019 Unseen Futures Talent Platform  

2019 Mondriaan fund Young Talent Grant

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

2020 Refresh, Amsterdam Museum 

2020 Identeties, Wereldmuseum, Rotterdam, January - May 2020

2020 Haute Photographie 2020, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

2019 Unseen Futures Platform, Melkweg gallery, Amsterdam, September 2019

2019 Caribbean Ties, Museon, July 2019

2018 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, 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


Museum Perron Oost, Amsterdam, 2019 


2020 Wetranfser, Kevin Osepa: I am creating a sense of home

2019 Tableau magazine, Rebellen in de fotografie 

2019 &C Magazine, Open podium

2019 Unseen Magazine 2019

2019 Contemporary and Magazine

2018 Gup Magazine #59 Pseudo

2018 Unseen Magazine 2018

2018 Capricious Photographer of the week 

2018 Trouw (Afrikaanse geesten zijn niet langer taboe)

2018 Ode aan de magie, Kiekie tabloid 

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 

2020 Wetranfser, Kevin Osepa: I am creating a sense of home

2019 Kunst is lang, Mister motley 

2018 Lens Culture


2018 JaJaJa NeeNeeNee radio interview Islas Inutiles 

2018 Kunstuur (VKBK Prijs) TV Program

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


ING Collection

Collection Reyn van der lugt

FOAM first Editions

Various private collectiors


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