Eva Gjaltema

Artist statement

Eva Gjaltema makes public what in the first places seems private. Time, memories and transcience are tangible in her works and she discusses themes like identity, family relationships, and the influence of history on the present. Gjaltema works with different types of media, from found footage, analog and digital photography, collage, video and the book/photoalbum, where an autobiographical urgency is always her point of departure.


Eva Gjaltema (*1979, Zwolle) has a Degree in Photographic Design at the Royal Academy for the Visual Arts in The Hague, the Netherlands. She was selected ‘Best of photography departments art academies Netherlands 2008’ by the Amsterdam Centre of Photography with her installation and book ‘wrang’. In 2010 she was nominated for the Dutch Doc Award for her exhibition ‚Famylje’ which was shown at the Noorderlicht Photofestival the same year. She held a Stipendium (Post Middendorp Assignment) to create the work ‘Knoalster’ in 2011, which was exhibited at the Kunsthal Rotterdam and as solo show at Noorderlicht Gallery Groningen. Her work ‘Illumination I’ was selected for GUP’s New Dutch Photography Talent 2012. In 2017 she curated the show ‚Quietude’ at exp12 in Berlin, which was supported by the Dutch Embassy in Berlin.

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