Artist Statement

Bente Tas (1999) is a Dutch photographer. In 2021 she received her bachelor of arts in Photography at the University of Applied Photography in Amsterdam. Currently she is an Art History student (BA) at the University of Amsterdam. 

With long term projects, Bente explores concepts that are based upon intimate family life, personal stories and/or connections with her surroundings; all often related to history. Her work is best described as a mixture of research with an observend way of photographing. 

Education

2021 - / Art History, University of Amsterdam

2020-2021 / Internship at Amsterdam Museum

2017-2021 / Bachelor of Arts / Applied Photography & Visual Communication / University of Applied Photography, Amsterdam

Awards & publications

Awards:

2022 / Shortlisted for Belfast Photofestival with Flowers make people happy

2022 / Shortlisted for the Kassel's Dummy Award 2022 with Flowers make people happy

2022 / Gup New Talent 2022

Books:

2022 / Book / Gup New Talent 2022 catalogue

2021 / Book / Flowers make people happy, edition of 50, self published

2021 / Book / Area 2021 graduation catalogue

2020 / Book / Phases, edition of 50, self published


Exhibitions 

2022 / Haute Photographie, group exhibition - Gup New Talent 2022, Rotterdam, The Netherlands

2022 / European and international tour with Kassel's Dummy Award; Dublin, Ankara, Rome, Melbourne, Singapore, and others.

2021 / Graduation Show Area 2021, group exhibition, Loods 6 Amsterdam, The Netherlands 

2020 / De Schakel, solo exhibition, Vrijtijds vereniging de Schakel, Amstelveen, The Netherlands

2019 / The heroes of KiKa, group exhibition, Máxima Park, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2017 / ID-Expo, group exhibition, Bijlmer Bajes, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


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