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This is the website of Ted Oonk, a Dutch artist based in Belgium. This site shows work that may look different when presented in their physical form. For a better understanding of my work you should see it in real life, if you have the chance.

In short, a great part of my work evolves around the many ways we both mask and bring to light vulnerability, standards and norms in our visual culture. My artistic practice probes in that regard for a specific sensitiveness concerning socio-cultural and normative representations of the stereotypical other, but also plays with notions of the human necessity to categorize and use standards. One question guides my work very much: If the act of looking is marked by (often one-sided) normative representations, how can photography and/or video provide for pluralistic or critical ways to look at visual material?

2015-2016 | Production grant, Wit.h Foundation Kortrijk, Belgium
2013 | International production/travel Grant, Flemish Department of Culture–Art&Heritage
2010 | Production Grant, Foundation Vrije Vrouwe van Renswoude, The Hague 

2014-2016 | Arena Art & Design Studios Liverpool UK
2013 | National Art Studio, residence program of the National Museum of Contemporary Art Seoul, South-Korea. 

2016 | CLASS, Mostyn Llandudno, Wales (UK)
2016 | Sorting things out, The Gallery, Liverpool (UK)
2016 | Sorting things out, Threshold festival Liverpool (UK) 
2015 | Bed, Horse & Book, Urban Video Screen, Tilburg (NL)
2015 | A baby of Land, Shelf Life, PS Mirabel, Manchester (UK) 
2015 | this is not about you, screening, Head On Photofestival Sydney (AUS)
2015 | equal(s), Photobook Show, The Folio Club, Madrid (ESP)
2014 | A baby of Land, 3H Art Platform, Seoul (SK)
2014 | Swimming Pool, Meaningless Screening, Korea University of Arts (SK)
2014 | this is not about you, International Photo Festival Leiden (NL)
2014 | equal(s), Photobook Show, International Photo Festival Tarragona Spain (ESP)
2014 | this is not about you, Photoville, 'New Photographers', New York (USA) 
2013 | the visible category, National Art Studio, Seoul (SK) 
2013 | this is not about you, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indiana(USA) 
2013 | Sunnyland, screening, Lokaal01, Antwerpen (BE)
2013 | Swimming Pool, BRDG #14, BRDG platform, Antwerpen (BE) 
2012 | this is not about you, Photo Summer Show, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami (USA)
2011 | this is not about you, Portraits of Dutch Photography, Photography 
Festival Naarden (NL)
2011 | Swimming Pool, Primo Gallery, Lecce Italy (IT)
2010 | this not about you, Master show, Municipal Museum Breda (NL)
2008 | In My Backyard, Noorderlicht Gallery Groningen (NL)

2016 | This is not about you, Demos vzw Magazine, Brussels
2015 | Special artist contribution, NOA Magazine#3, Launched at Venice Bienale
2014 | This is not about you, New Dawn Photography Magazine
2014 | This is not about you, Leidsch Daily Newspaper
2014 | Interview, Down Syndrome Center Magazine, Seoul
2013 | Interview, The Korean Economic Daily Newspaper
2013 | Review exhibition, Indianapolis Culture Newspaper
2013 | Interview + total body of work, Humanize Magazine #21, USA/ESP 
2013 | Interview, ILOVETHATPHOTO, online photography magazine
2013 | This is not about you, Self Publish Be Happy website
2012 | This is not about you, New Dutch Talent website, GUP Magazine
2010 | This is not about you, NRC-Next, Dutch national newspaper

Mostyn Wales, Milo Rau, Open Eye Gallery Liverpool, Campo Gent, Kaywon University Seoul, Initia Foundation Brussels, Wit.h Foundation, Piazza del’Arte, Artesis Plantijn University, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerpen, Down Syndrome Society Seoul, Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival, FIFTY ONE Gallery, GAGARIN Magazine, Royal University of Groningen, Codarts Dance Academy Rotterdam, Groninger Museum. 














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