Astrid has an international name in photography and brings her aesthetic as a graphic designer to GkJE.
Living in The Netherelands, Astrid’s a multi-faceted collaborator, working as a producer of Dutch photography exhibitions, and organising shows in New York, Amsterdam, Leiden and Tokyo.
Geoff and Astrid met through 2016’s Head On Photo Festival in Australia, when he curated her show Urbanite, on exhibition at GkJE 1. In her photographic work, Astrid stages scenes that verge on the surreal, and her design work is strongly influenced by her sense of space and place.
Photographically, she positions individuals and objects where they don’t seem to belong, moving the familiar into an unfamiliar landscape, her photographs seem to recontextualise normality.
Her photographic work was been purchased by the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and was published by Aesthetica Magazine (UK), New Dawn (NL), Metro New York, De Fotograaf (NL), Artworks Amsterdam, Art Takes Miami, Fonk Magazine (NL), featured by LensCulture and Internationale Kunst Heute 2016 (DE) – English Translation.