Exhibitions — October 10, 2020

Antoinette Nausikaä at the Nederlands Fotomuseum


The Nederlands Fotomuseum presents the Somfy Photography Award 2020 with new work by the nine nominated photographers

Installation shot of the presentation A River Runs Through Me by Antoinette Nausikaä


About the theme ‘Gimme Shelter’
The theme of the Somfy Photography Award 2020 is ‘Gimme Shelter’: ‘Shelter’ is an overarching, all-embracing, basic need for people and animals: protection, shelter, safety, and comfort. ‘Shelter’ is not just manifested in factories, offices, schools, houses, and hospitals, but also in the cardboard box of a homeless person, in a lovers’ embrace, in the mother who cherishes her child. Comfort, well-being, and sustainability are the three most important qualities that Somfy contributes to buildings. These terms represent both ‘The Art of Somfy’ and the most important requirements in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.

See the review of the show by Het Financieele Dagblad here.


Antoinette Nausikaä
Antoinette Nausikaä has chosen the river Seine near Paris as her working space for the project A River Runs Through Me. She wants to visually evoke a sense of shelter and the connection with nature that the Seine once offered the city.


Full list of the presented artists: Roderik Henderson (NL), Géraldine Jeanjean (NL), Stephan Keppel (NL), Matthieu Litt (BE), Antoinette Nausikaä (NL), Martine Stig (BE), Dustin Thierry (NL), Maarten Tromp (NL), and Jordi Ruiz Cirera (ES).

The Somfy Photography Award (SPA) is a biennial international photography award that offers professional photographers the opportunity to create new work inspired by a predetermined theme.