January 2019 - Jourfixe Lecture

Image credit: © 2017 Isabelle van Hemert

On January 23, I will be heading to Munich to give a lecture at the Art Academy, as part of their ‘Jourfixe Series’. Additionally, I will also use this visit to meet with students for studio visits. I am excited to exchange my usual role for a different one. 

Akademie der Bildenden Künste
Akademiestraße 2 - 4
Munich (DE)

November 2018 - Fotodok Exhibition

Image credit: © 2018 Fotodok & Esther Hovers

‘False Positives’ is part of a group show over at Fotodok in Utrecht, NL.
The exhibition features works by Eline Benjaminsen, Donald Weber, Salvatore Vitale, among others. The exhibition runs through February 24th, 2019.

Lange Nieuwstraat 7
Utrecht, NL
‘Who’s In Control?’
Nov 23 – Feb 24, 2019

November 2018 - IMA Online Japan

Image credit: © 2018 IMA Online

My book ‘False Positives’ popped up in this Japanese article, as one of the photobooks of the month. For those who are interested; the book is for sale at Post Books and at DSM Bookshelf in Tokyo, among other places.

November 2018 - Prospects & Concepts

Image credit: © 2018 Art Rotterdam and Mondriaan Fund

In February 2019 the next edition of Art Rotterdam will take place. For this art fair Mondriaan Fund is hosting a ‘Young Talent’ Exhibition in the former Van Nelle Factory. My work will be part of it as well.

Prospects & Concepts Exhibition
At ‘Van Nellefabriek’
Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
February 7 – February 10, 2019
More information here.

November 2018 - Artist At Work

Image credit: © 2018 Esther Hovers

On November 27th I will be giving an artist talk at ISCP, along with my fellow artist-in-residence Emily Floyd. “Esther Hovers will speak about her photographic practice, as well as her work in progress entitled The Traveling Salesman. She will share her process for this project, which she has been developing during her residency at ISCP.”

Nov 27th, 6:30 - 8pm.
View Event

November 2018 - NARS Foundation

Image credit: © 2018 NARS Foundation Logo

I’m very excited to find out that I have been accepted as an artist-in-residence at NARS Foundation in Brooklyn, New York. If all goes as planned, I will return to New York in 2019 to continue working on the project I have started over the past few months.

November 2018 - Lianzhou Foto

Image credit: © 2018 Lianzhou Foto Logo

From December 1st False Positives will be on view at Lianzhou Foto, in Lianzhou, China. The exhibition runs through January 3rd 2019. 

Lianzhou Foto
1 Dec - 3 January 2019
Curated by Jérôme Sother.
For more info visit the website

October 2018 - ISCP Fall Open Studios

Image credit: © 2018 Esther Hovers

Please join us for the Fall Open Studios at ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program).During this weekend I will be showing the works I have been creating during my past months as an artist-in-residence here at ISCP.

Opening: Nov 09, 2018, 6–9pm.
Open Hours: Saturday, November 10, 1–7pm.

ISCP Fall Open Studios
1040 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York.

September 2018 - Shortlist Photobook Awards

Image credit: © 2018 Esther Hovers

The shortlist for the 2018 Photobook Awards have been announced and I am beyond excited that my book False Positives has been nominated for First Photobook.

The Paris Photo / Aperture Foundation Photobook Awards, 2018
View full shortlist here.

September 2018 - Book Signing at NYABF

Image credit: © 2018 The New York Times

September 21st, 5PM I will be doing a book signing at the New York Art Book Fair. Come find me at the booth of Fw:Books (C01).

NY Art Book Fair
at MoMA PS1
22-25 Jackson Avenue
Free entrance.

August 2018 - The New York Times

Image credit: © 2018 The New York Times

Thank you Jordan Teicher, for including my work on the New York Times Photography Blog: Lens.
The article ‘Gazing Back at the Surveillance Cameras That Watch Us’ discusses the way surveillance is being dealt with in photography.

You can find the article online:
‘Gazing Back at the Surveillance Cameras That Watch Us’

by Jordan Teicher
For The New York Times.

July 2018 - Artist-in-residence ISCP

Image credit: © 2018 Esther Hovers

This week I received the keys to my studio at ISCP (International Studio and Curatorial Program) in Brooklyn, New York. I will be an artist-in-residence here for the duration of half a year.
Feel free to contact me for a studio visit: +1 (646) 675-3176

ISCP - Studio 303
1040 Metropolitan Avenue,
Brooklyn, NY 11211

June 2018 - Blog Announcement

Image credit: © 2018 Esther Hovers

By the end of June I will be heading to Brooklyn to be an artist-in-residence at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP).
I will be exploring the city and working on a new project during half a year. I want to keep you updated, that is why I started a blog.

Check back for regular updates, on this section of my website.

June 2018 - Galerie Weisser Elefant

Image credit: Galerie Weisser Elefant

‘False Positives’ is currently part of a group show at the Galerie Weisser Elefant in Berlin. Running until 18/07/2018.

Regime der Vorhersage
Galerie Weisser Elefant
Auguststraße 21, Berlin (DE)
Opening 07/06/18 at 7pm.

May 2018 - Heidelberger Kunstverein

Image credit: Heidelberger Kunstverein

‘False Positives’ is currently part of an exhibition at the Heidelberger Kunstverein.

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

April 2018 - Krakow Photo Month

Image credit: Krakow Photo Month

‘False Positives’ will be on show during the Krakow Photo Month. The exhibition is curated by Iris Sikking. 

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

March 2018 - Milan Digital Week

Image credit: milanodigitalweek.com

My work will be part of a screening during Milano Digital Week. From March 15 through March 18. Find it at:

BASE Milano
More information

February 2018 - Foam Paul Huf Award

Image credit: Foam

My work has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2018. The winner will be announced on March 8th.

Foam Paul Huf Award
More information

February 2018 - Wetransfer Magazine

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Thank you Wetransfer for the feature in your beautiful magazine ‘Present’. Wetransfer backgrounds are booked by advertisers. But 30% of their ad inventory is dedicated to art. That’s how my work popped up on wetransfer last year.Present Magazine 2017/18

January 2018 - Libération

Image credit: Esther Hovers

In this weekend’s Libération you can find a nice article about the Surveillance Index Exhibition at Le Bal, featuring one of my images.

Libération No. 11394
“Un Monde Veilleur”
By Clementine Mercier

January 2018 - Book Signing at Le Bal

Image credit: Esther Hovers

I will be presenting my new book at Le Bal in Paris. As part of their program ‘Surveillance Index’. On January 13 at 4 pm.

6, Impasse de la Défense
75018 Paris (FR)

January 2018 - Plat(t)form

Image credit: Fotomuseum Winterthur

I will be attending Plat(t)form 2018 at Fotomuseum Winterthur, CH. An event which provides 42 photographers with the chance to present their work to a team of experts, as well as the public.

Portfolio Viewing

SAT 27/01 2018,
SUN 28/01 2018,

December 2017 - Fotodok Book Club

Image credit: Fotodok

On Thursday December 14, I will be talking about my new book False Positives. Other guests are Simon Roberts and Mathieu Asselin. Interviews by Rob Hornstra. (View event)

Fotodok Book Club
December 14
8 PM - 9:30 PM

Centraal Museum
Agnietenstraat 1
Utrecht, NL.

November 2017 - ESAL

Image credit: ESAL

I am extremely happy and thankful to be the laureate of the Edward Steichen Award Luxembourg 2017. The prize consists of a residency of 6 months at the International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in Brooklyn, New York. (View ESAL website)

October 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Book Signing
Nov 11th, 5 p.m. at Offprint Paris, at the stand of Fw:Books

Offprint Paris
Beaux-Arts de Paris
14 Rue Bonaparte
75006 Paris

September 2017

Image credit: Betweter Festival

Starting on September 29th ‘False Positives’ will be shown during ‘Betweter Festival’ in Utrecht. This pop-up exhibition is initiated by Fotodok.

Betweter Festival
September 29 - 30
Tivoli Vredenburg,

August 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

My work ‘Structures of Power’ will be part of Photo Festival Schiedam (NL). Which will take place from October 12 – 22.

Fotofestival Schiedam
Location to be confirmed

July 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Güray Oskay has written an article about my work for the Turkish Magazine Architecture Unlimited. The article is both in Turkish as well as English. You can also find it online.

'Anomali Önleyici Olarak Mimarlik'
July 2017
by Güray Oskay

July 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Annette Hans has written an article about my practice for the magazine of Künstlerhaus Bethanien, where I was an artist-in-residence for two months in 2016.

BE Magazine
By Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin
BE No. 24

June 2017

Image credit: Jeune Création

My work will be part of a projection during this years Jeune Création exhibition. The slideshow will also be part of screenings during Festival Rencontres d'Arles.

Jeune Création
Thaddhaeus Ropac Gallery
Pantin (FR)
July 8 - July 21

June 2017

Image credit: Foam

My work is featured in a group show at Foam, Photography Museum of Amsterdam. The Festival is entitled Foam Fusion and is hosted in honor of the 15th birthday of the museum.

Foam Fusion
June 09 - 11
Keizersgracht 609
Amsterdam, NL

May 2017

Image credit: Logo Stroom

I'm very glad to announce that I will be receiving a grant from Stroom, the Hague. This means it will now be possible to publish my False Positives book. The book will be published by FW: and designed by Hans Gremmen. If you wish to be informed upon the release of the new edition, feel free to contact me.

May 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

This weekend the opening of my solo exhibition in Luxembourg took place. The European Month of Photography is hosted in Luxembourg, so definitely worth a visit. Curated by Danielle Igniti.

Structures of Power

Centre d'Art Dominique Lang (LU)
06/05/2017 - 09/06/2017
Check opening times here

May 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

This coming week I will head to Istanbul to give a lecture about my work to the architecture department of Maltepe University.

Urban View
May 12th
Maltepe University, Istanbul (TR)

May 2017

Image credit: Paolo Ciregia, from Perestrojka

From May 1st until the end of the same month, my work will be displayed at the Diffusion International Photography Festival in Cardiff.

Unit 15 Mermaid Quay
Cardiff Bay (UK)

March 2017

Image credit: Logo Mondriaan Fund

I'm extremely happy to announce that I will be receiving a 'Young Talent' grant for the further development of my work from the Mondriaan Fund. The public cultural funding organization focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage.

March 2017

Image credit: Agnès b

For the Ligne d'Artistes of Parisian fashion brand Agnès b, we designed a t-shirt with my photograph. Agnès b X Esther Hovers.

Ligne d'Artistes
Silk screen print / Double stitching.
Order it here

March 2017

Image credit: Studio Magazine

Studio magazine #11_ Terrific, is now available. My work is part of a featured essay by Vassilis Alymaras (architect and lecturer based in Istanbul). STUDIO is an architecture and urbanism Magazine.

STUDIO magazine
#11_ Terrific
Sublime vs. Terror / Ruins Act2

March 2017

Image credit: Witte de With

I'll be giving a talk about my work at Witte de With, Centre for Contemporary Art, in Rotterdam. This is part of the Class of '17 program. Furthermore, there will be a talk and performance by Frans van Lent.

Artist Talk / Witte de With
March 7, starting 12pm
Witte de Withstraat 50
Rotterdam (NL)

February 2017

Image credit: C/O Logo

Opening on February 17 at 7 pm at the C/O Berlin Foundation: "Watched! Surveillance Art & Photography"
My work is part of this group show in Berlin, which includes works by Julian Röder, Viktoria Bintschok, Hito Steyerl, Trevor Paglen, Jill Magid, Hasan Elahi, Paolo Cirio, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, James Bridle and Ai Wei Wei.

18/02/2017 - 23/04/2017
C/O Berlin Foundation

February 2017

Image credit: Jan van der Til, Book IV

On the occasion of the fifth edition of the Portfolio Review, a group show featuring the works of nine artists from the past editions will be taking place at the NRW-Forum Düsseldorf. This includes works by Thomas Albdorf, Andrey Bogush, Maurice van Es, Esther Hovers, Paul Hutchinson, Vendula Knopová, Sasha Kurmaz, Jan van der Til and Nikolas Ventourakis.

02/02/2017 - 12/03/2017
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf

January 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Two of my photographs were featured with an article about the idea of a universal income in French newspaper Libération. 

Revenu universel : une idée qui travaille la gauche
By Luc Peillon, For Libération

January 2017

Image credit: Holden Gallery

My work will be part of a group exhibition entitled "Glut: Images, information and excess". The show opens January 16 at the Holden Gallery in Manchester.

16/01/2017 - 03/03/2017
Holden Gallery, Manchester UK

January 2017

Image credit: Esther Hovers

I shot a short series for De Correspondent. The photos accompany an essay on habits by Bregje Hofstede. You can find here.

December 2016

Image credit: ALAN Gallery

January 5th will be the opening of a group show entitled 'New Photography II'. My work is part of this show in Istanbul.

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

November 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

A few of my False Positives images just went live on wetransfer. An interview about the project will follow shortly (November 17). Part of wetransfer backgrounds are booked by advertisers, the rest is dedicated to the work of artists. Check it out here.

October 2016

Image credit: LDS Gallery

October 22 will be the opening of a public installation of contemporary photography in the main street of Reggio Emilia (IT). This installation includes one of my works, and another by Alberto Sinigaglia. There will be music and drinks, stop by if you're in the neighbourhood: LDS Gallery at Via Luigi Carlo Farini. The event is curated by Luca Massaro.

October 2016

Image credit: Sarah Pickering

On October 22 I will be giving a talk about False Positives in Brighton, at the Miniclick Photo Talks. This is part of this year's Brighton Photo Fringe.

The Miniclick Photo Talks

October 2016

Image credit: Fetart

October 13-15 will be a pop-up exhibition to launch Galerie Circulations. A few of my works are included and for sale there. I can't be there myself but please drop by if you're in the neighbourhood.
Opening at 19h: 21 rue des Filles du Calvaire - Paris 3e (FR)

October 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

This week was the launch of a publication I made in collaboration with the StartPoint Prize in Prague, CZ. The book is a modest catalogue of my works. 

"Structures of Power"
on the works of Esther Hovers (Edition of 300)

September 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

False Positives is featured in M, Le Magazine du Monde this weekend, with four spreads.

“Présumés Suspects"
Text by Juliette Briancard
No. 260, September 10

August 2016

Image credit: Künstlerhaus Bethanien

I am very excited to spend the next two months in an artist residency in Berlin (Sept / Oct. 2016) This is a residency programme called Künstlerhaus Bethanien, situated in Kreuzberg. If you happen to be in the city, let me know!

August 2016

Image credit: Fotopub

I just got back from a week of Fotopub Festival. This is a festival in Novo Mesto, Slovenia. I was invited to show my work by a young Dutch platform called Dockingstation I took over their instagram account for the duration of the festival.

May 2016

Image credit: M, Le Magazine du Monde

My work is mentioned in this weeks M, the magazine of Le Monde. 

Visions d'Europe
by Claire Guillot, May 21 2016

May 2016

Image credit: CNA

I will be traveling to Luxemburg to join the portfolio reviews at Pomhouse / CNA. Saturday May 14th is a public event at the Pomhouse, during which the work of all participating artists will be presented.

May 2016

Image credit: Pagina99

My work is featured in an Italian printed weekly called Pagina99.

'In strada siamo tutti criminale',
April 30 2016

April 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

I just got back from a great week of exhibiting at Salone del Mobile in Milan. Together with a group of KABK alumni and students, I presented work in progress called 'Scenarios'. An overview of our work can be found here.

April 2016

Image credit: YAA

I'm very glad to be one of the lucky ones to receive a grand from the Young Art Fund Amsterdam. A big thank you to the board and all members of YAA !

March 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Lise Martin wrote a nice piece about my work for the French Grazia. You can read it here. It features my portrait by the wonderful Katarína Gališinová. 

'Les Faux Criminels'
by Lise Martin, Grazia FR No. 0336

March 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

Great news!
My work is being shown in the Parisian metro. As part of the 2016 Festival Circulation(s).

My photos can be found at:

Hôtel de Ville
Bir Hakeim
La Chapelle
(March 22 - June 26)
Pont de Neuilly
La Motte-Piquet-Grenelle
(March 22 - April 4)

March 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

False Positives is featured in the new issue of the British Journal of Photography.

British Journal of Photography
Weird Science issue, No. 7846, 2016

March 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

An overview of my work is soon to be seen in an exhibition at the Tribew Publishing House in Paris. (March 25 - April 8) The 25th is also the launch of the E-Book, which I made in collaboration with Tribew. Come and stop by between 14 - 20hrs if you're in the neighbourhood!

Editions Tribew
41 Rue des Tournelles
Paris 3e (FR)

March 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

From March 17 - May 2 an overview of my work is ondisplay at Stroom in the Hague, NL. You can find it near the entrance at the 'OpZicht' wall.

Stroom: Hogewal 1
The Hague, NL

February 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers

'False Positives' is featured in this week's Courrier International, in France.

Courrier International
'Tendances - Flagrants Délits'
No. 1320, February 18 - 24, 2016

February 2016

Image credit: Wired.com

'False Positives' is featured on WIRED. Laura Mallonee has written a piece about my project. 

'Can you spot the suspicious behavior in these photos?'
February 2 2016

February 2016

Image credit: Esther Hovers / Arti et Amicitiae

'False Positives' will be exhibited in a group show at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, opening February 6.

Arti et Amicitiae,
Rokin 112
Amsterdam, NL

January 2016

Image credit: Portfolio Reviews Düsseldorf

I will be traveling to Düsseldorf to participate in the portfolio reviews at the NRW-Forum. I'll be giving a short presentation about my work along with the other artists. This is a public event at the NRW-Forum, February 13, starting at 11 am.

Ehrenhof 2
Düsseldorf, DE.

November 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

This past year I have been working on a project about the 'Lucent Dans Theater', the 'Dr. Anton Philipszaal' and the Royal Conservatory of the Hague. All three buildings will be united in one new construction in the centre of the Hague. The series is now finished an will soon be featured in the online database of the Archive of the Hague, NL.

November 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

This Friday was the opening of the exhibition 'Now or Never #3' at GEM, the Hague. My work is part of this group exhibition, which shows the work of 12 KABK fine art and photography graduates of the past two years. The show will run until January 17 2016.

November 2015

Image credit: YET Magazine

'False Positives' will be featured in YET magazine's ninth issue; 'Control'.

November 2015

Image credit: YET Magazine

During Paris Photo, YET Magazine has launched an archive book that focusses on the past nine issues of the magazine. One of my photographs is part of it.

October 2015

Image credit: BNO img Lab

Coming Tuesday, October 27, I will give a short talk about my latest project 'False Positives' at Nieuwe Instituut. I will be giving this talk in Dutch.

Pioneers, BNO img Lab
Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

October 2015

Image credit: De Mus Logo

Coming Wednesday, October 21, I will give a talk about my project 'False Positives' at the Torpedo Theater. I will talk in Dutch.

Torpedo Theater
Sint Pieterspoortsteeg 33, Amsterdam, NL

October 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers for De Correspondent

For Dutch online in depth news platform, I photographed philosipher Beate Roessler. Correspondent Maurits Martijn wrote a very interesting article on his interview with her about her research into today's privacy issues.

October 2015

Image credit: Unknown

I'm very honoured to announce that I am the winner of the Steenbergen Stipend 2015. This is a prize for Dutch photography graduates. My work and the projects of the other nominees is on display at the Dutch Photo Museum in Rotterdam until November 1.

October 2015

Image credit: Circulation(s) Logo

'False Positives' will be part of the French Photography Festival Circulation(s). My work was chosen along with the work of 23 other young European photographers. The festival will take place from March 26 until June 26 at the CENTQUATRE-Paris.

5 Rue Curial, Paris 19e (FR)

October 2015

Image credit: Tribew Logo

'Le jury organisé pour le Prix Tribew récompense Esther Hovers'.
Tribew is a publishing house specializing in in digital publications. My work has been selected by the jury for a digital publication, which is to be launched during Circulation(s) in March in Paris.

September 2015

Image credit: Startpoint Prize

I'm glad to announce that I am the winner of the 2015 Startpoint Prize. This is a prize for European art graduates. In the spring of 2016 I will head back to Prague for a month long residency. Work of all the nominees is on show at the National Gallery, Fairtrade Palace until the 1st of November.

September 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

False Positives is currently on display at the Citroën Kunsthal in Amsterdam. This venue is part of the Unseen Photo Festival 2015. The work will be exhibited until October 26 and is represented by gallery Ron Mandos.

September 2015

Image credit: Unseen

My book False Positives has been shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award. You can come see it at the book market at Unseen Photo Fair. From 18-20 September. Also, be sure to check out 'Anthropocene' by my former classmate Cleo Wächter.

September 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

My work is on its way to Prague! It will be on display at the National Gallery, Fairtrade Palace, Prague CZ.

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

August 2015

Image credit: Unknown

I'm very happy to be the winner of the Ron Mandos Photo Talent 2015 as well as the Ron Mandos Visitor's Award. This is part of the 'Best of Graduates' group show at gallery Ron Mandos.

August 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

'False Positives' is part of a group show over at Gallery Ron Mandos. This exhibition gathers the work of recent art graduates from different disciplines and academies.

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

July 2015

Image credit: Esther Hovers

I'm very happy to announce that my work 'False Positives' has been nominated for the Steenbergen Stipend. The project will be exhibited at the Dutch Photo Museum in Rotterdam, in a group show displaying the work of all 5 nominees. The exhibition will be open between Sept 26th and Nov 1st.

Image credit: Esther Hovers

One of the photographs of my graduation project 'False Positives' is featured in today's paper. 

Dutch newspaper NRC Next.
In Beeld: 'Rennen, opsplitsen, stilstaan'.
July 3rd, 2015

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