Co Knol (b. 1994) is a photographer currently based in the Hague, NL. He studied photography and graduated from the Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam in 2015. Currently he is graduating from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague with a Bachelor Photography.
IThe codependency of the system we have created in our society is a big reoccurring topic in his work. In his version of the world these differences do not exist, yet we are continuously get confronted by prejudices and norms put onto us. By opening up dialogue between different groups – sometimes by zooming in on abstract topics such as social norms, values or group roles and sometimes on more personal ones such as family – he tries to reflect on this system. While constantly questioning what the role of the photographer should be in our current visual culture he tries to figure out how we can actively engage in this society.
He has exhibited in the Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL (2019), Theater Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL (2019), The Grey Space in the Middle, The Hague, NL (2018) and at the VŠVU/AFAD, Bratislava, SK (2017). He has done several internships with renowned artists such as Peter Puklus (HU), Ester Grass Vergara (NL) and Lenny Oosterwijk (NL).
2015 – 2019
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
The Hague, NL
2012 – 2015
Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
Ester Grass Vergara
In collaboration with Dora Kerekes
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
Royal Academy of Art (KABK)
The Hague, NL
Push It To The Limit
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