Void production still (photographed by Rik Schutte)

Void production still (photographed by Rik Schutte)

BIO

Dutch photographer Dirk Hardy (Boxtel, The Netherlands, 1989) graduated from the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam in 2014. His staged photographic images aim to challenge the viewer to slowly break through the stylized surface and connect with the narrative and often critical elements in the works. Obsessed with aesthetics and the photographic medium, Dirk constantly pushes to refine his craftsmanship and to develop the symbiotic relationship between form and content. Returning interests of Hardy evolve around people, society, alienation, anonymity, and modern city life. Hardy’s images are suggestive and inviting to the viewer’s own interpretation. They are a result of Dirk’s curiosity in the complexity of man and of his urge to give the beholder a glance into his world.

Dirk’s method of working is highly influenced by having studied architecture. His research, observations and ideas form the foundation of his work, and by carefully designing a detailed plan to communicate his vision to the viewer, Hardy is able to take full control in constructing every aspect of the process.

Dirk Hardy currently lives and works in Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

 

EDUCATION

2010-2014
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL

2014
Minor in Critical Theory, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL

2007-2010
Architecture (Structural Engineering), University of Technology, Eindhoven, NL

 

INTERNSHIPS

2013
First assistant / Retoucher, Pieter Henket, New York City, NY, USA

2013
First assistant, Boom Productions Inc, New York City, NY, USA

 

EXHIBITIONS

2015
The Individual, Group show, ROOT, Rotterdam, NL

2015
Group show, Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague, NL

2015
Winner Art prize, Group show, Binnenmaas, NL

2015
Group show at the Dutch Ministry of Finance, The Hague, NL

2014
7 Alumni, group show, Cokkie Snoei gallery, Rotterdam, NL

2014
Graduation Show, Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, NL

2014
New 2014, group show, GUP gallery, Amsterdam, NL

 

PUBLICATIONS & MEDIA

2016
Creative BoomPhotographer imagines the invisible moments we share in elevators

2016
GUP magazine #49 Intimacy

2016
PUUR magazine, coverstory

2016
PetaPixel

2016
New Dawn interview, Amsterdam, NL

2015
Catch Up, Fontanel Magazine, NL

2015
Dutch Design Talents 2014, hardcover book, Fontanel, NL

2015
Algemeen Dagblad, March, NL

2015
Brabants Dagblad, March, NL

2015
Trouw, January, NL

2015
Het Parool, January, NL

2015
Omroep Brabant (video), January, NL

2015
NOS News, January, NL

2015
De Volkskrant, January, NL

2015
Algemeen Dagblad, January, NL

2014
NRC Next, September, NL

2014
Fontanel Finals Young Talent 2014, Fontanel Magazine, NL

2014
CLAY, New Dawn, Amsterdam, NL

2014
Calumet Focus, Amsterdam, NL

2014
New Dawn, Amsterdam, NL

2014
Fotostudio de Jong, VPRO, NL

2014
NEW 2014 Dutch Photography Talent, GUP, Amsterdam, NL

TELEVISION & RADIO

Fotostudio de Jong
VPRO, 2014
Language: Dutch

News item
Omroep Brabant, 2015
Language: Dutch

JOURNAL

@dirkhardy on instagram