Astrid Zuidema

Astrid Zuidema graduated from the KABK in The Hague in 1992. Subsequently she started working as a photographer (fashion and portrait) and took part in an exhibition with Ruud van der Peijl at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam in 1996. Seven images (up to two meters high) were incorporated in the exhibition called ‘Scanning’.


Her works were published in a great number of magazines, including Dutch, Elle, Volkskrant Magazine, Linda, Attitude, MAX, Carl’s Cars etc. She has also published some of her work in several books including Belgian Fashion Design (Ludion), Bags, a lexicon of style (Valerie Steele), Sensation (Steidl) and Buch 24 × 30 (MAK, Vienna). In 2015, together with writer Annette Wiesman and designer Tosca Lindeboom, Astrid made a book about Dutch sayings called “DE HOND IN DE POT”, the book was published by Ploegsma, acquired by schools and public libraries and is now in it’s fourth edition.

Meanwhile, her personal uncommissioned work evolved, making collages and sensitive still-lifes with strong sculptural elements. In 2016, 2017 and 2019 she took part in the group exhibition IJ Kunstcollectief at gallery Nieuw Dakota in Amsterdam organised by Edwin van den Hoek.

In 2018 and 2019 Astrid took part in Masterly The Hague, curated by Nicole Uniquole. In 2019 she was selected for the 12th Julia Margaret Cameron Award and the 12th Pollux Award which exhibition was being held in Barcelona. Also in 2019 she was part of WAV Venice Audio-Visual Show, at the Palazzo Michiel in Venice Italy. In 2020 one of her works was displayed at the Tate Modern during #EverydayDoraMaar #TateLates organised by Tate Collective.

Astrid lives and works in Amsterdam.