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Rineke Dijkstra

Winner of The Johannes Vermeer Award 2020

Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005
Rineke Dijkstra, Vondelpark, Amsterdam, NL, June 19, 2005, 2005

We congratulate Rineke Dijkstra for being granted the 2020 The Johannes Vermeer Award! Dijkstra was awarded for her significant contribution to photography and portraiture, promoting the international prestige of Dutch visual arts with her work. The jury declared: "This work is for eternity. Few artists have been given the talent to create these types of images."

The presentation ceremony will take place on Thursday, 18 February 2021 in the Ridderzaal in The Hague.

Johannes Vermeer Award


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Rineke Dijkstra et al.

Diversity United (group show)
Hangar 2+3, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin
9 June – 19 September 2021

Installation view: Diversity United, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 2021, photo: Silke Briel, © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn
Installation view: Diversity United, Tempelhof Airport, Berlin, 2021, photo: Silke Briel, © Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur, Bonn

90 artists from 35 countries show the diverse artistic face of Europe: Diversity United presents established and young artists and advocates a European dialogue. Works by Rineke Dijkstra are included.

With stops in Berlin, Moscow and Paris, the Diversity United exhibition addresses themes such as freedom and dignity, dialogue and conflict, political and personal identity, democracy and its erosion, (fear of) the future, solidarity and separation, the current pandemic and its consequences. The exhibition shows the vitality and diversity of the contemporary European art scene after the fall of the Iron Curtain until today and underlines the importance of intercultural dialogue in times of political uncertainties.

On this occasion, Dijkstra was in conversation with curator Simon Baker and talked about her contribution to the exhibition. Watch the artist talk here.

Diversity United



Rineke Dijkstra, Tursic & Mille et al.

Children Power 2 (group show)
Frac Île-de-France, Paris / Romainville
May – 21 December 2021

Image: Château de Rentilly, Frac Île-de-France, photo: Florian Kleinefenn
Image: Château de Rentilly, Frac Île-de-France, photo: Florian Kleinefenn

To mark the opening of its new reserve collections in Romainville, in 2021, the Frac Île-de-France proposes a three-part exhibition project based on the theme of childhood called Children Power. It will take place in three venues, Le Plateau in Paris, the Château de Rentilly and at Les Réserves in Romainville. This project highlights the central role that young audiences play regarding artistic activities Implemented by the Frac.


Frac Île-de-France


Rineke Dijkstra, Joan Mitchell et al.

Five Ways In: Themes from the Collection (group show)
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
14 February 2019 – 1 January 2023

Joan Mitchell, 
Joan Mitchell, "Posted", 1977; oil on canvas; Collection Walker Art Center, Gift of Joanne and Philip Von Blon, 1989

This exhibition, drawn from the Walker’s world-renowned collections, looks backward and forward at contemporary art in our time, showcasing both cornerstone works that have built the collection and works by a younger generation that point to new strengths and directions. The exhibition presents collection highlights within five approaches to subject matter long explored by artists: portraiture; the interior scene; landscape and the observed environment; still life and the everyday; and abstraction, areas that serve as thematic sections for unexpected groupings of works from the collection.

Featuring more than 100 works, the exhibition includes examples ranging from painting and sculpture to drawing, collage, video, photography, prints, and installations. Many of the works on view are longtime favorites for Walker visitors, presented alongside newer acquisitions, many on view for the first time in this context. Works by Joan Mitchell and Rineke Dijkstra are included.

Walker Art Center