NUCLEUS - Science and its representation by artists, Noorderlicht IPF in KINK, Assen (NL)


Regelwerk, a component of the ‘green river’; at high tide it regulates the volume of water running down the Rhine in order to protect millions of people living in the Dutch Delta. Anja de Jong ©2015


The Noorderlicht 2017 International Photography Festival in cooperation with the Kunstsalon, Assen is about science and its representation by photographers and artists.

Artists often ask themselves the same questions as scientists and share many of the same principles: originality, creativity and an open mind.
NUCLEUS (‘the core’) is about discovery and progress.

Participating artists:
Annemarie van Buuren, Angeline van Gent, Jeroen Hofman, Jos Jansen, Anja de Jong, Marcus Peters, Henk Wildschut en Xiaoxiao Xu.

Sunday 17 September 16 p.m. by the philosopher Coen Simon
Dates and opening times:
From 19 September to 26 November 2017
Tuesday - Sunday 11 till 17 p.m., closed on Mondayr
KINK (Kunst in De Nieuwe Kolk)
Weiersstraat 1, 9401 HS Assen
The Netherlands

'Personal Structures', Venice Art Biennale, European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora, Venice

Bláa Lonidt

Holwerd. The osier dams are no longer used for land reclamation but still maintained to prevent marshes from disappearing. In their turn the marshes protect man from the sea. Anja de Jong©


In the context of the Venice Art Biennale Anja de Jong shows on invitation of the Global Art Foundation in their exhibition 'Personal  Structures' works from her long-term project 'Monuments of Climate Change'.

11 and 12 May
Dates and opening times:
from 13 May to 26 November 2017
Daily 10 - 18, closed on Tuesday
European Cultural Centre - Palazzo Mora
Strada Nova # 3659
30121 Venice, Italy

'Photography and the artistic Eye on Nature', Künstlerhaus Metternich, Koblenz, Germany

Bláa Lonidt

Bláa Lonidt bathing pool and Svartsengi geothermal power station - Iceland, Anja de Jong©


In the exhibition "Photography and the artistic Eye on Nature" on invitation of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bildender Künstlerinnen und Künstler Mittelrhein (AKM), an international community of artists is showing a diversity of positions to this theme.

Saturday 6 May at 16 p.m.
Sunday 28 May at 16.30 p.m.
Dates and opening times:
from 6 May to 28 May 2017
Tuesday - Sunday 16 - 19 p.m.
Künstlerhaus Metternich,
Münzplatz 8,
56068 Koblenz,

Exhibition: Anja de Jong - Trudy Kunkeler, the consequences of Climate Change as a source of inspiration at Ateliers 22, Dordrecht from 25 June to 7 August 2016.
This new gallery shows work from De Jong's project 'Ice Edge - IJsgrens' and from her 'work in progress' 'Monuments of Climate Change'.


Regelwerk, a component of the 'green river', Anja de Jong©2015


Dates and opening times:
from 25 June to 7 August 2016
Saturday - Sunday 12 till 17 pm.
Ateliers 22,
Gravenstraat 22,
3311 BC Dordrecht.

Exhibition: ViaVia, Kutscherhaus, Recklinghausen, Germany

A group exhibition from 9 to 23 April 2016 with Dutch and German colleague artists.

Opening: Saturday 9 April at 18 pm.
Location: Kutscherhaus Recklinghausen,
Willy Brandt Park 5,
D 45657 Recklinghausen,

Film premiere / DVD 'WATER defines the city' by Evelyn Jansen

On Wednesday 16 March 2016 Cinema The Movies in Dordrecht shows the premiere of the film 'WATER defines the city' by Evelyn Jansen. In a short item of her film and DVD Jansen pays also attention to De Jong's connection with water and her most recent projects about this subject.

 Artist-in-residence 2016, Oostmahorn

In February 2016 Anja de Jong works as an artist-in-residence at Gunnar Daan's place in Friesland on her work-in-progress about water regulation and climate change in The Netherlands.

 Artist-in-residence 2015, Bronkhorst

In Februari 2015 Anja de Jong works as an 'artist-in-residence' at 'Het Kunstgemaal' along the River IJssel in Bronkhorst on her 'work-in-progress' about water regulation and climate change in The Netherlands

February 2015:
The short film with interview about the realization of De Jong's project 'Submersa' (drowned)
by J. van der Horst, T. Kunkeler and G. Willems commissioned by DordtYart 2014 is ready.


Exhibition: 200 years Kingdom – 200 years Fine Arts,
Teekengenootschap Pictura in cooperation with the Dordrechts Museum.
Opening: Saturday 13 September at 17 pm.
A confrontation between the work of old and new Picturianen, in which Anja de Jong reacts to the painting by J.C. Schotel with her photo of the ‘City of Adelaide’.
City of Adelaide

The emigration ship ‘City of Adelaide’ made seaworthy for her last voyage, Anja de Jong© 2013

Teekengenootschap Pictura,
Voorstraat 190-192,
3311 ES Dordrecht,
The Netherlands.
Dates and opening times:
From 13 September to 9 November 2014
Wednesday – Sunday 13 till 17 pm.

Event: ‘24 hours Noordoostpolder’ by Stichting Herbergen, in Kraggenburg

On the invitation of the Stichting Herbergen (Herbergen Foundation), which in its turn is visiting Rianne Makkink and Jurgen Bey with its ’24 hours Noordoostpolder’,  Anja de Jong is inaugurating a new building by the Stichting Herbergen with photographic works from her ‘work in progress’ project about the Dutch water history.

Hertenweg 22,
The Netherlands.

Dates and Opening times:
13 September 12 am. – 14 september 12 am. 2014

Exhibition: DordtYart 2014
During the exhibition DordtYart2014 shows Anja de Jong shows her location related project:
‘Submersa’ (drowned), a photographic search for the locations of the in the 15th century drowned villages of the Grote or Zuid-Hollandse Waard (polder) on and around the isle of Dordrecht.
‘Dubbelmonde’ from the project ‘Submersa’, Anja de Jong © 2014

(Her earlier mentioned work ‘Five Eras - Five Cultures’ (2012), a photography project made by De Jong in Gros Morne National Park on Newfoundland, Canada is also still to be seen in the exhibition.)
Maasstraat 11,
3313 CR Dordrecht.
Opening times: Thursday – Sunday 11 till 17 pm.

Exhibition: ViaVia, Kutscherhaus, Recklinghausen
During the groupexhibition ‘ViaVia’ shows Anja de Jong work from the project: ‘Berlin’s Covered History’.
Opening: 4 July, 2014 at 7 pm. 2014


Kutscherhaus Recklinghausen,
Willy Brandt Park 5,
D 45657 Recklinghausen,

Dates and opening times:
From 4 July to 17 August 2014

Exhibition: Light, Gemeentemuseum The Hague
Work from De Jongs’ project ‘Ice Edge – IJsgrens’ is selected for the exhibition ‘Light’.
Opening: Wednesday 28 May 2014 at 5.30 pm
Gemeentemuseum Den Haag,
Stadhouderslaan 41,
2517 HV Den Haag.

Dates and opening times:
From 29 May to 31 August 2014
Tuesday – Sunday 11-17 pm

Exhibition:  DordtYart 2014

On invitation by DordtYart to participate in the exhibition ‘DordtYart 2014’ Anja de Jong shows her project ‘Five Eras - Five Cultures, Gros Morne, Newfoundland’.
DordtYart, Dordrecht.
Opening of the exhibition: Saturday 12 April 2014 at 2 pm.

Commission: DordtYart
During the exhibition De Jong works commissioned by DordtYart on a location related project at first to be seen as a work in progress and later on as her brand new project.


Maasstraat 11,
3313 CR Dordrecht.

Opening times: Thursday - Sunday 11 till 17 pm.

Picturaprint 2013-2014

65°00' n 21°45' E, Gulf of Bothnia, 2008 © Anja de Jong

On Saturday 7 September at the opening at 17 pm of the cultural season 2013-2014 Anja de Jong presents a special printed edition of the ‘Picturaprint’, commissioned by Teekengenootschap Pictura.
The print is to be seen in and to be purchased from Pictura during the whole season 2013-2014.

Teekengenootschap Pictura,
Voorstraat 190-192,
Dordrecht 3311 ES
+31 78 6149822

Opening times: Wednesday-Sunday 13 until 17 pm

In the summer of 2012 Anja de Jong is working on her own projects as an artist-in-residence at The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery in collaboration with National Parks Canada, in National Park Gros Morne, Newfoundland. She also will give a lecture and a workshop Landscape Photography in collaboration with National Parks Canada.

Stop Newfoundland

Presentation Photo+Art Book Hamburg 2011
House of Photography, Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Germany 2nd – 4th September 2011
A presentation of the collector’s item ‘Ice Edge – IJsgrens’ and the earlier by De Jong published books like ‘Borderland 1992 –1998 Anja de Jong’,’The Borderland Project’ and ‘Berlin’s Covered History’.


Ice Edge – IJsgrens

Photo Project Anja de Jong
Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht
Opening of the exhibition: Sunday 17 april 2011 at 4 pm. by the author Jan Brokken
61°15' N 18°20' O
Title:  61°15' N 18°20' O

The actual reason for the small and personal project Ice Edge - IJsgrens was a photograph from 1955 in Anja de Jong's family album. It shows her father, Pieter de Jong, engineer on a small coaster, next to the ship on the ice of the Isefjord in Denmark. The ship, the Depa, lies frozen and is waiting for an icebreaker. On two identical sea journeys to the Baltic Sea and the Gulf of Bothnia in 2008 and 2009, De Jong took photographs of the sea in different atmospheric conditions and was in search of the ice edge, As a result of climate change, the ice edge in normal years is now much further north than at the time of my father’s voyage.The underlying idea of the project is climate change. But the series mostly 'pays tribute to the sea'.

Collector’s item:
At the opening a special designed folder by Vincent van Baar with 3 signed and numbered photos from ‘Ice Edge – IJsgrens’ by De Jong is presented.

Dates and opening times:
From 17.4.2011 to 14.8.2011
Tuesday - Friday 11 until 17 pm,
Saturday and Sunday 13 until 18 pm.
Dordrechts Museum,
Museumstraat 40,
3311 XP Dordrecht.
Tel: +31 (0) 78 7708708