Krista van der Niet
Born in 1978 in The Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Graduated in Photography from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam, Krista van der Niet is a professor at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. She works in the fields of applied photography and autonomous art, and uses them as a breeding ground for one another.
Her work can be found in several collections (including ING Collections) and has been shown in The Hague, Amsterdam (including the FOAM), Tromsø, Moscow, and Paris.
Her photos have been published in magazines, such as Opéra Magazine, ART news, Steidz Magazine, ELLE-magazine, Volkskrant Magazine, among others. In 2003, she received the grand of the BKVB Fund.
Krista van der Niet plays with the traditional theme of still life and celebrates absurdity and daily life in her images.
Her compositions are created in a studio-setting which enables her to have control of her work. She considers that in a still-life everything can be investigated in so many different ways.
Each of her photos starts from a sketch that changes during the process, by lucky accidents and serendipity. She wants to create sceneries that surprise, where absurdity and daily life are celebrated. Her work intends to generate: “a twist or a puzzling thought, some uncomfortableness for the viewer is essential.”