The Bubble is an algorithmic artwork with 700+ photographs I made based on conversations with students. I worked on it in collaboration with cognition- and datascientist Robin van Emden and 80 students of The Hague University of Applied Sciences.

A text by curator and researcher Jelle Bouwhuis is available at the location of the work

Also part of the art collection of The Hague University of Applied Sciences, works by a.o.:
Hans Aarsman, Jan Adriaans, Stephan Balkenhol , Hans van Bentem, Annemarie Bleeker,
Anton Corbijn , Stéphane Couturier , Wijnanda Deroo,Elspeth Diederix , Michel François,
Andreas Gursky , John Hilliard , Teun Hocks , Bertien van Manen , Hans van der Meer,
Liza May Post , Lon Robbé , Roland Schimmel , Beat Streuli , Henk Tas and Mette Tronvoli,
Lawrence Weiner and Maarten Wetsema.

The Bubble is on display permanently as of today, during opening times of the building
The Hague University of Applied Sciences
Johanna Westerdijkplein 75
2521 EN The Hague, The Netherlands.

Although the work has been installed now, there is still some programming and tweaking to do. Mwee Design has done a perfect job installing the work and Robin van Emden is still working on the algorithmic part of it.


We have been working hard for over half a year. Photographing, programming, researching, testing. Now the work is almost finished and tomorrow the algorithmic work The Bubble will be installed. It is very exciting to see how it is going to work in the building of The Hague University of Applied Schiences.

If you want to join our research, please go to

The new installation work Eerst zien dan geloven was a success. The evening opening on Thursday June 8th was sold out, as well as the theatre play on Saturday. Sunday was a busy day too, with family, friends and curators visiting.

Three special editions available were issued. Each special edition consists of a set of three images from the installation, made in the chruch, temple and synagogue. They come with a free copy of the publication, designed by -SYB-. The editions are available here.

The beautiful new publication Eerst zien dan geloven, designed by renowned designer -SYB-, will be presented today. This publication is to be distributed for free among the participants of the theatre project Eerst zien dan geloven of the National Theatre in The Hague, the Netherlands.

Special editions, consisting of three prints from the project, are available in the shop.
The special editions include a free publication.

In the beginning of 2016 the Fries Museum acquired two works from the project Collected Memory.
Sky over Mediapark, Hilversum. May 6th, 2010 18:04 and Sky over Church Street, New York. September 11th, 2010 8:46 are now part of the permanent collection.
The works will be part of the exhibition Beladen Landschap: van Kiefer tot Ristelhueber, which starts February 3rd. In this exhibition 15 different artists show their vision on the ‘charged’ landscape. About locations which are etched in our collective memory, like Auschwitz, Lampedusa or Aleppo.
Works by Francis Alys, Armando, Ori Gersht, Hans Citroen, Hannah Collins, Charles Heller and Lorenzo Pezzani, Marcel van Hoorn, Anselm Kiefer, Mathieu Knippenbergh, Raquel Maulwurf, M.I.A., Johan Nieuwenhuize, Olphaert de Otter, Karin Peulen and Sophie Ristelhueber.
Beladen Landschap: van Kiefer tot Ristelhueber
February 3rd till June 4th 2017
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, the Netherlands

< Sky over Mediapark, Hilversum. May 6th, 2010 18:04
> Sky over Church Street, New York. September 11th, 2010 8:46

Photo 2010 / 2011 print 2016
Inkjet print on Hahnemühle Photo Rag paper mounted on Dibond
with protective uv spray coating in maple wooden frame
Frame 100,90×71,23 cm
Image 89,00 x 59,33 cm
Edition 3 + 2 a.p.

Last week I built up the exhibition at Tique art space. I made a selection from approximately 30 works. The show contains few older works, but mostly new ones I made especially for this exhibition. Get a preview below. (above: with curator / artist Welmer Keesmaat at Tique)

IMG_2366Unwrapping the work


The flyer left with previous work and the invitation right with new work from IMG_IMG_2358



Part of the new edit with few previous works and new ones  IMG_2368


Two special editions I made for this exhibition. New works from IMG_, c-print on aluminium, edition of 25, €250,00   IMG_2357

Here will be new site specific work of Karolien Chromiak

Today I met Karolien Chromiak in her Antwerp studio to speak about our upcoming exhibition in Tique art space. I will show brand new works from IMG_, she will show installation works using photography and moving image as her basic material.


In the meanwhile I am working on my own new works in my studio in The Hague. Some of these images were made earlier in Antwerp, Rotterdam and The Hague.




After shows with IMG_ in The Hague, Rotterdam, Amsterdam, Budapest and Glasgow my work will be shown in Belgium for the first time. September 10th a duo show with Karolien Chromiak will open at Tique art space. At the moment I am working on new works especially for this show. Here you can find a few sketches. It is not clear yet which ones will be added to the project, but some of them will definitively be part of it.

IMG_8370 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8343 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8326 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8325 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize


IMG_8323 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8319 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8318 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8316 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8309 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8267 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8268 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8274 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8293 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize IMG_8298 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8264 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8263 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8250 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8244 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8229 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8231 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8236 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8238 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8240 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8219 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize

IMG_8203 ©2015 Studio Johan Nieuwenhuize


A report about the IMG_ book presentation and exhibition at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow was published on An addition about the exhibition and book presentation at Fotomuseum Den Haag was added just now.

This Sunday the art program Avro Kunstuur, on Dutch national TV, contains a short item about the two works from IMG_ which I donated for the Cordaid auction. Avro Kunstuur, April 6th, Nederland 2, 18:50

more info / make a bid


Digital c-print on aluminium
Edition of 3+2 a.p.


Digital c-print on aluminium
Edition of 3+2 a.p.



Last year I traveled to Utøya, Norway. On July 22nd at 17:22 I took a picture of the sky over the Island of Utøya.
Today I am in Lockerbie, Scotland to take a picture of the sky over Lockerbie at 19:02.

These photographs are part of my ongoing project Collected Memory, for which I am making a collection of abstract images of the sky, representing important events from the collective memory.