Binnenkadijk 315   1018 AX  Amsterdam   The Netherlands   T +31 (0)6 24 10 33 32

Born: Vlaardingen, The Netherlands, lives and works in Amsterdam.

Guest teacher/lecturer at: KASK, Ghent Belgium / School of Visual Arts, New York USA /

Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Capetown, South Africa / HKU Utrecht, Netherlands /

KABK, The Hague, Netherlands / The Design Academy, Eindhoven, Netherlands.

André Thijssen

Solo- and group exhibitions

2021   The body desires, WG Kunst Amsterdam

2020   Hybrids, Studio BloemDwars, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2019   The Polaroid Project, At the intersection of Art and Technology:

           - Pushkin Museum, Moscow, Russia

           - MIT Museum, Cambridge Ma. USA

           - McCord Museum, Montreal, Canada

2018   Museum Villa Mondriaan, Winterswijk, Netherlands 2 March - 16 September USA

           and WestLight, Vienna, Austria

           Fabulous Failures, Botanical Museum, Brussels, Belgium

2016   Participation in Fabulous Failures, curated by Erik Kessels, Les rencontres d' Arles, France

           'Jussey, France 2009', short film screening at the Third Culture Film Festival, Hong Kong, China

2015   AMS in the collection of the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

           Vedute Backstage, manuscript #0193, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (07/02-31/05)

2014   Dutch Photobooks at TIFF Festival 2014, September 5-15th, Wroclaw, Poland

           (Mis)Understanding Photography, Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany

           Vedute ‘Out of the box’, Marres - House for Contemporary Culture, Maastricht, Netherlands

           Architecture Center, Twente, Enschede, Netherlands                                          

           PhotoQ Bookshop/Gallery, Fringe Phenomena

           30 jaar CBK, Be Calm

2013   We Like Art, Amsterdam

2012   Nederlands Architectuur Instituut, Nai, Rotterdam,

           Vedutue ‘Out of the box’

           MOTI Breda, Small Stories Bigger Picture,

           SlideLuckPotShow, Amsterdam, Netherlands 14 January, Pakhuis De Zwijger

2011   KK Outlet, London, U.K.

           Vienna, Austria, Polaroid (im)possible, Westlicht

2010   Rotterdam, Netherlands, Fringe Phenomena, Nederlands Fotomuseum

           Fringe Phenomena book in collection Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam

2009   Marken, Netherlands, Een dijk van een kust

2006   Utrecht, Netherlands, Wonder, Centraal Museum

2005   Naarden, Netherlands, Wonder, Fotofestival

2003   Rotterdam, Netherlands, Las Palmas

2002   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Open Mind project

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, FOAM in het Vondelpark              

           Amsterdam, Netherlands,  PANL (gold award)  

2001   Amsterdam, Netherlands, PANL

2000   Lausanne, Swiss, ‘The century of the body’

1999   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Photo in the city

           Lisbon, Portugal, ‘The century of the body’

           Maastricht, Netherlands, ‘On taste’, Bonnefanten museum          

           Naarden, Netherlands, Fotofestival                 

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, ‘Beautiful but good’ Stedelijk Museum‘  


1998   Frankfurt, Germany 1st Designers Avenue               

           Scopelos, Greece, ‘The body in the mirror’ Polaroid Int.


1995   Naarden, Netherlands, Fotofestival  


1994   Rotterdam, Netherlands, KunstHAL


1993   Naarden, Netherlands, Fotofestival, Polaroid USA

1992   Cologne, Germany, Photokina, Polaroid USA

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, Image Galerie  


1991   Rotterdam, Netherlands, Galerie Fotomania

1990   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Museum Fodor

           Leiden, Netherlands, De Waag

1989   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Dutch Institute for Brain Research     

           Nagoya, Japan, World Design Exposition


1987   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Art About The House  


1986   La Rochelle, France, La Chapelle du Lycée Fromentin          

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, Canon Gallery


1985   Fribourg, Swiss, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire

1984   Bordeaux, France, Galerie Images Nouvelles               

           New York City, USA, Cooper Hewitt


1983   Paris, France, Institut Neerlandais                   

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, Stichting Beeldende Kunst               

           Tilburg, Netherlands, Kultureel Sentrum                   

           Groningen, Netherlands, Oosterpoort


1982   Cologne, Germany, Kunsthalle                      

           Antwerp, Belgium, Galerie Paule Pia


1980   Brno, CSSR, Moravian Gallery                   

           Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Museum of Modern Art               

           Amsterdam, Netherlands, Arti et Amecitiae


1978   Lyon, France, Palais St Jean                      

           Paris, France, Centre Pompidou


1977   Amsterdam, Netherlands, Museum Fodor               

           London, U.K., ICA The Mall  

Documentary film

2018   'Seen by André Thijssen' (60 min.) made by Remmelt Lukkien, LASSO Film & TV Production

           Dutch, not subtitled:

           English subtitled:

           Broadcasted by NPO2 Extra on 26/06/2019 - 01/07/2019 - 03/07/2019 and 29/01/2020


Fringe Phenomena 1+2 2010

AMS selected one of the 22 best photo books published in 2015

AMS at New Dawn Paper

AMS, Pheripheral visions on Amsterdam, A Fringe Phenomena publication - September 2015

‘The most poetic photo book on Amsterdam, review on AMS in NRC Handelsblad, 25 September 2015

Parool PS2, a newspaper weekly photo column since 15 April 2014

FAXINATIE a selection from the fax correspondence 1992-1999 Hans Wolf and André Thijssen. January 2018é-thijssen/faxinatie/paperback/product-23448541.html?page=1&pageSize=4

Goldmine, Items magazine 4/5-2012

Search Find Like Share, Perspectives in visual storytelling, MOTI: october 2012

Dazed & Confused, André Thijssen’s peripheral visions (U.K.): 5 october 2011

Metropolis M: april/may 2011

Fringe Phenomena, among best photo books published in 2010: january 2011

‘Thijssen’s foto’s zijn puntenslijpers voor de ogen‘, NRC: 27 july 2010

‘Uitgestelde momenten van precisie’, De Volkskrant: 23 july 2010

Fringe Phenomena double publication: july 2010

Radio op de TV, VPRO televisie: oktober 2009

NOVUM (Swiss): march 2008

PANL annual (Gold Award): 2002

PANL annual: 2001

I-jusi, South Africa: december 1999

Lost At Sea e-magazine: online, permanent since 1999

De Fotograaf: march1999

Creative Review, The Well (U.K.): april 1999

ITEMS magazine: december 1998

Creative Review (U.K.): june 1998

Dutch: march 1997

Credits: march 1997

Art View nr 26: oktober 1995

The end of print, Laurens King Publishing (UK): may 1995  

Focus: january 1995

Rotterdamse Designprijs (nomination): february 1994

AD&D annual (U.K.): 1993

Nieuws Tribune: 9 september 1993

RVU television: august 10, 1993

NRC Handelsblad:  june 22, 1993

Lolapaloeza, VPRO televisie:  june 14, 1993

Page (Germany):  june 1993

Selections 6, Polaroid (USA): may 1993

XYZ Design and Technology: march 1993

Items magazine: january 1993

Hot Graphics (UK): june 1992

IDEA (Japan): nr 219, february 1990

NRC Handelsblad: 14 december 1989

Blad - on magazines: july 1989

Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds: 1988

Art about the house, Amsterdam: august 1987

Foto: june 1986

Avenue: june 1986

Rheinische Post (Germany): june 1985

NRZ (Germany): june 1985

Stadtanzeiger Emmerich (Germany): june 1985

Professionele Fotografie:  februari, march 1985

De Volkskrant: 15 february 1985

Avenue Galerie: december 1982

Foto: december 1982

Selections 1, Polaroid (USA): 1982

Fotokina, Photography 1922 - 1982  september 1982

Het Parool: 9 december 1981

Avenue: february 1981

Zien: september 1981

Foto: december 1981


Commissioned work

The Netherlands

NRC Handelsblad / De Volkskrant / Het Parool / Vrij Nederland / De Groene Amsterdammer / Carp /

VPRO Broadcasting Co. /Hollands Diep / Dutch / Blad / Items / Credits / Holland Festival


Kaai Theater / Vlaams Theater

United Kingdom

Penguin books / Creative Magazine


Esquire Magazine / The New York Times / New York Magazine / Fortune / The Atlantic / The Village Voice /

Time Magazine / Plazm / Ray Gun Magazine / Blue Travel

Music Co. Luaka Bob - No Such Place, Jim White