About

Isolde Woudstra (1982) is based in Utrecht, the Netherlands. 
Ba Photography, Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht.

Represented by Rare Birds and Gallery Tryffelgrisen


“Spoon bending daily-life with the aid of her lens, Woudstra shines through the latent relatable darkness of her autonomous vision."
- Dazed & Confused

"Isolde's music, fashion, and portrait photography is strong, very well composed, sensible and never boring. She captures life with a strong eye for the beauty of normality, creating images that reveal the effortless oddness of in-between moments. Her images cut out all unnecessary noise, leaving us with clean, yet very natural and unpolished self-referential freeze frames."
- Subbacultcha!

"Name a few cool acts around and it's likely Isolde Woudstra has shot them. From Austra to Lemontrip, Com Truise and Grimes to TR/ST, they've all stood in front of her camera. Woudstra gained fame with her particular well-composed and clean images that never seem to bore. Her strong focus didn't go by unnoticed and her photos were featured in renowned magazines like Subbacultcha, I-D, Mixmag, Esquire & Volkskrant Magazine."
- Amsterdam Dance Event

“Photographer Isolde Woudstra manages to capture the eerie hyperrealism of daily life through the medium of photography – taking what exists and twisting it in a way that reveals the peculiarity of human behaviour. Woudstra does not interfere with the imagery through digital manipulation – but specially curates a scene that could have been extracted deep from within the human psyche.”
- Designboom

"Isolde Woudstra finds images that carry a symbolic weight, the outer markers of inner chaos, where loneliness pervades."
- Thisispaper


Exhibitions

2017 Art Wynwood, Miami
2016 L.A.N., Melkweg gallery, Amsterdam

2016 Not For Sale, with Girl on Girl collective,
New York

2016 Proces 2.0, Krakow
Photomonth, Krakow
2016 Rotterdam Contemporary, Rotterdam
2015 This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

2015 The Performance, Volkshotel x ADE, Amsterdam

2015 Graukunst, Melkweg, Amsterdam

2014 Ritualism, Melkweg Gallery, Amsterdam
2014 New Frontiers in Contemporary Photography, Gallery Tryffelgrisen, Stockholm
2014 Sample, Gallery 12, Belgrade
2013 Photo Off, Paris
2013 Every Forest Has Its Shadow (solo show), Subbacultcha, Amsterdam
2012 Demophobia, duo show with Synchrodogs, Galerie 180, Dordrecht
2012 Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam
2012 Music &Foam, Amsterdam
2011 What’s Next?, FOAM, Amsterdam
2011 Nova Cultura Contemporanea, Rio de Janeiro
2010 Vanitas, Bright Young Things x Streetlab, Meneer de Wit, Amsterdam
2010 Fashion Clash, Maastricht

Clients/publications include

Dazed & Confused
De Volkskrant
Volkskrant magazine
Vice
i-D
Subbacultcha!
KesselsKramer
Vandejong Creative Agency
Top Notch
Het Parool
Metal magazine
Mixmag
Electronic Beats magazine
de Correspondent
Le Monde
Kaltblut magazine
Dummy
Urban Outfitters
Resident Advisor
Esquire
Juxtapoz
Der Greif
Spin
FNV
Flow
Contributor
Glamcult
Girls on Film
The Word
The Quietus
Etnies
VPRO
Clash
Gonzo

Interview with Dazed & Confused
Interview with Vice magazine

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