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SASSEN, Viviane

2013-SASSEN-portrait-webBorn in Amsterdam in 1972.

Lives and works in Amsterdam.


Viviane Sassen was awarded the Prix de Rome in 2007 and the ICP Infinity Award for Applied and Fashion Photography in 2011. Her much-lauded autonomous work, which unlike her fashion work arises in contemplative isolation and on far-flung travels, especially in Africa, has been collected in publications including Flamboya (2007), Parasomnia (2011) and Die Son Sien Alles (2012).

Her work has been exhibited in museums all over the world, including the MoMa in New York, the LACMA in Los Angeles, the FORMA in Milan, the Kunsthalle in Vienna, and numerous other locations. Viviane Sassen will also show at the 2013 Biennale di Venizia.

Viviane Sassen presented her work at the Rencontres d’Arles in 2013: In and Out of Fashion at the couvent Saint-Césaire.



Portrait of Viviane Sassen: Hanneke van Leeuwen.