©2010 Photo: Wim van Sinderen


Johan Nieuwenhuize (Oost-Souburg, the Netherlands, 1980) is a Dutch artist working with photography.

In 2006 he received his Bachelor degree in photography from the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. He 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 Otani. 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 develop a large audio visual installation work; Eerst zien dan geloven.

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 various permanent and private collections (selection):

Fries Museum | the Dazaifu Tenmangu Shrine Museum | The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs | VUMC
Twynstra Gudde | Three Shadows Photography Art Centre | The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Collectie Reyn van der Lugt | Collectie Pieter en Marieke Sanders | Collectie de Groen | Art collection The Hague University of Applied Sciences

He is a member of DuPho and is represented by Art Agent Orange.
Johan Nieuwenhuize lives and works in The Hague, the Netherlands.


The projects of Johan Nieuwenhuize and OTANI NIEUWENHUIZE are made possible by (depending on the project): the Shareholders, Embassy of the Netherlands in Tokyo, Stroom Den Haag and Mondriaan Fund.


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Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble by Jelle Bouwhuis (EN)
Johan Nieuwenhuize – The Bubble by Jelle Bouwhuis (NL)
(for the site specific installation The Bubble at
The Hague University of Applied Sciences, August 2018)

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

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

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

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

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

Neglected Objects, Neglected Reality by Gu Zheng
(MADE IN CHINA, Three Shadows Photography Art Centre, June 2009)



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