Esther Hovers
o NL, 1991
+1 (646) 675-3176
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My work deals with the themes of control and power. Within these themes there are two different elements that fascinate me. On the one hand, my work deals with the ways in which control is exerted within public space. When does architecture constitute an expression of power? How do urban planning and architecture determine our movements? On the other hand, my work aims to discuss ‘control’ in a political sense. What is the position of the individual within a predetermined system?

Esther is currently an artist-in-residence at ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in Brooklyn, New York. Supported by the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg.

Selected Exhibitions

Prospects & Concepts
Mondriaan Fonds, Rotterdam (NL)
07/02/2019 - 10/02/2019

Lianzhou Foto
Foto Festival Lianzhou (CHN)
01/12/2018 - 03/01/2019

AE Festival
Postcity Linz (AT)
06/09 - 10/09/2018

Auckland Festival of Photography
At Fort Silo, Auckland (NZ)
31/05/2018 - 22/06/2018

Heidelberger Kunstverein
Heidelberg (DE)
05/05 - 08/07/2018

Krakow Photo Month  
Bunkier Sztuki Gallery of Contemporary Art (PL)
25/05 - 24/06/2018

BASE Milano,
Milan Digital Week, (IT)
15/03/2018 - 18/03/2018

I Am Here to Learn
Frankfurter Kunstverein (DE)
15/02/2018 - 08/04/2018

Foam Fusion
Foam, Photography Museum
Amsterdam (NL)
09/06/2017 - 11/06/2017

EMOP - Solo Show
Centre d'art Dominique Lang
Dudelange (LU)
06/05/2017 - 09/06/2017
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Diffusion International Photography Festival
Unit 15
Cardiff Bay (UK)
01/05/2017 - 31/05/2017

Watched ! Surveillance Art & Photography
C/O Berlin Foundation (DE)
17/02/2017 - 23/04/2017

Perfect Storm
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf (DE)
02/02/2017 - 12/03/2017

Glut: Images, information and excess
Holden Gallery, Manchester (UK)
16/01/2017 - 03/03/2017

New Photography II
ALAN Gallery, Istanbul (TR)
05/01/2017 - 05/02/2017

Installation by Alberto Sinigaglia & Esther Hovers
Curated by Luca Massaro
LDS Gallery, Reggio Emilia (IT)
October 2016

Novo Mesto (SI)
08/01/2016 - 08/06/2016

Le Voyage à Nantes 2016
Cale2, Nantes (FR)
01/07/2016 - 28/08/2016

RESET at Salone del Mobile
Milan (IT)
12/04/2016 - 17/04/2016

Circulation(s) 2016
Centquatre-Paris, Paris (FR)
26/03/2016 - 26/06/2016

Launch Exhibition E-Book
Tribew Publishing House, Paris (FR)
25/03/2016 - 08/04/2016

Stroom, The Hague (NL)
03/17/2016 - 05/02/2016

Startpoint Selection
Arti et Amicitiae , Amsterdam (NL)
06/02/2016 - 13/03/2016

Now or Never
GEM, The Hague (NL)
31/10/2015 - 17/01/2016

Unseen Photo Fair, Amsterdam (NL)
Represented by Galerie Ron Mandos @ Kunsthal Citroën,
18/09/2015 - 26/10/2015

Startpoint Prize Exhibition
National Gallery, Prague (CZ)
29/09/2015 - 01/11/2015

Steenbergen Stipendium
Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam (NL)
26/09/2015 - 01/11/2015

Shared Space,
Punt WG, Amsterdam (NL)
19/09/2015 - 11/10/2015

Best of Graduates
Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)
08/08/2015 - 29/08/2015
Selected Press & Publications

Monography: False Positives
Published by Fw:Books

InVisible Culture, Rochester University NY
The New York Times (USA)
BE Magazine (DE)
Libération (FR)
Raw View (FI)
M, Le Magazine du Monde (FR)
The Washington Post (USA)
Pagina99 (IT)
POP Kultur und Kritik (DE) (USA)
British Journal of Photography (UK)
YET Magazine (CH)
Courrier International (FR)
DazedDigital (USA)
De Correspondent (NL)

Awards and Grants

Nomination Paris Photo - Aperture Foundation, First Photo Book Award (USA/FR)

Artist-in-Residence at ISCP Brooklyn, New York (USA)

Nomination FOAM Paul Huf Award (NL)

Edward Steichen Award 2017 (LU)

Stroom, Den Haag, ‘Pro Subsidie’ Grant (NL)

Mondriaan Fund, Young Talent Grant (NL)

Artist-in-Residence at Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE)

Young Art Fund Amsterdam (NL)

Startpoint Prize for European Art Graduates, National Gallery, Prague (CZ)

Steenbergen Stipend, Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam (NL)

Le Prix Tribew, Circulation(s), Tribew Publishing, Paris (FR)

Best of Graduates Photo Talent 2015, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (NL)

'False Positives' - Shortlisted Unseen Dummy Award, Unseen (NL)

Photography Department Award, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL)

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