Emilie Hudig (Rotterdam 1973) was born in the Netherlands but grew up in an international community in Brussels, Belgium. Still today she is very much internationally orientated. She was brought up with a strong sense of social engagement which became stronger after her personal medical history. In her work she engages with social issues in a multi layered way, focusing on the intensity and relativity which is expressed through the variation of her work in a broad professional context.
She studied Cultural Anthropology and Media and Culture at Amsterdam University and documentary and portrait photography at the Photo Academy in Amsterdam.
After graduating, Hudig was selected for Reflexions Masterclass; a two- year international photography masterclass, curated by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret with whom she did residencies at several institutions in Basel (Novartis Campus), Paris (MEP), Rome (instituto di desegni), Venice (Fondazione di Venezia), Lugano, Paris (musee d’ethnologic Quaie de Branly.
In 2009 her book ‘Controle / In Control’ about her treatment for ‘Hodgkin’s disease’ (for the second time) was published together with an exhibition in FOAM3h. The book was awarded the prestigious Zilveren Camera, photo story of the year.
Hudig has exhibited in: FOAM3h, Museum van Loon, Les Rencontres d’Arles and Jimei Arles in China. She received multiple grants from the Mondriaan Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts for different projects. In 2016 Hudig received a grant for an artist residency at the Chinese European Art Center in Xiamen. The coming year Hudig has been commissioned by the Amsterdam City Archive to work on her latest project ‘Hidden Green, Hortus Enclosus’ about Amsterdam’s hidden canal gardens.