©2010 Photo: Wim van Sinderen


Johan Nieuwenhuize (Oost-Souburg, the Netherlands, 1980) is a Dutch photographer, artist and curator.

In 2006 he received a Bachelor degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague and was granted several working grants by Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fund ever since. From August 2011 until March 2015 he was curator and director of Platform57, a platform for site specific contemporary art, which he also initiated.

His work has been shown at the Three Shadows Photography Art Centre in Beijing, De Kabinetten van De Vleeshal in Middelburg, Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow and Fotomuseum Den Haag.
Since 2015 he collaborates with Japanese photographer Shinji Otan. OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE had it’s museum debut at the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Museum in Dazaifu, Japan in 2016. In 2017 Nieuwenhuize was commissioned by NTjong and het Nationale Theater to work on a large photo series and installation work.

His work has been published in NRC M Magazine, YVI Magazine, de Volkskrant and IMA Magazine. In November 2011 he self-published MADE IN CHINA, his second book IMG_ was published by Kehrer Verlag in April 2014. In 2016 Tique art publications issued OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE.
The work of Johan Nieuwenhuize is represented in permanent collections of Fries Museum, the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Museum, The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, VUMC, Twynstra Gudde, and the private collections Collectie Reyn van der Lugt, Rotterdam, Collectie Pieter en Marieke Sanders, Haarlem and Collectie de Groen, among others.

He is a member of DuPho and is represented by Art Agent Orange. The projects of Johan Nieuwenhuize are made possible by The Shareholders, Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fund.

Johan Nieuwenhuize lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands.





Artist statement Johan Nieuwenhuize

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Wat het geheugen ziet – Frits de Coninck
(Zeeuws Tijdschrift, December 2015)

‘Het gaat mij er niet om wat ís maar om wat kan zijn – Merel Bem
(de Volkskrant, April 11th, 2014)

Serendipity – Malcolm Dickson
Reimaginations – Robin van Emden
(IMG_, Kehrer Verlag, April 2014)

The work of Johan Nieuwenhuize – Lorne Darnell
(Lorne Darnell, September 2013)

Why do you photograph that junk? – interview by Wim van Sinderen
Still lifes, self-portraits, skies. – Hripsimé Visser on MADE IN CHINA
(MADE IN CHINA, self-published, June 2011)

Neglected_Objects – Gu Zheng
(MADE IN CHINA, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, June 2009)



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The projects of Johan Nieuwenhuize are made possible by The Shareholders, Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fund
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