Cuny Janssen, 1975, lives and works in Amsterdam


1996-2000 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht (HKU)
1999 Internship with Thomas Struth in Düsseldorf
1998 Hochschule der Künste Berlin


2020 Whatever Works, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
2017 There Was a Child Went Forth, Snoeck Verlag, Gologne
2015 BLU, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
2013 Yoshino, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
2010 My Grandma Was A Turtle, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
2009 Amami, Snoeck Verlag, Cologne
2007 There is Something in the Air in Prince Albert, Snoeck Verlag Cologne
2005 Finding Thoughts, The Photographers' Gallery, London
2004 Portrait/Landscape, Macedonia,, Cologne
2002 India, foto's van Cuny Janssen, published by Cuny Janssen

Solo Exhibitions:

2023 The Binding Factor, Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen
2021 Humans&Individuals, Projektraum Fotografie/F2 Dortmund 2021
2018 Japan Works, Time&Style Amstersdam
2016 LOVE YOUR DARLINGS, andriesse~eyck gallery, Amsterdam
2012 I Don't Know Why, BOZAR in Brussels, for S.O.S. Kinderdorpen Brussels
2012 Indianer, Inselbewohner und ein heiliger Berg, Kunstverein Heilbronn, Heilbronn
2011 Cuny Janssen, Portraits and Landscapes, SK Stiftung/Die Photographische Sammung, Cologne
2011 My Grandma Was A Turtle/Amami, Kominek Gallery, Berlin
2010 My Grandma Was A Turtle, Sabine Schmidt Galerie, Cologne
2010 Amami, Museum De Pont, Tilburg
2010 My Grandma Was A Turtle, Photo Museum (FOAM), Amsterdam
2008 There is Something in the Air in Prince Albert, João Ferreira Gallery, Johannesburg
2008 White Thorns & Tomorrow Leaf, Kunsthal Rotterdam
2008 There is Something in the Air, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg
2007 There is Something in the Air, Sabine Schmidt Galerie, Cologne
2007 New Talents, Art Cologne
2006 Finding Thoughts, Sabine Schmidt Galerie, Cologne
2005 Finding Thoughts, Photographers' Gallery, London
2005 Portrait / Landscape, Macedonië, Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
2002 India, Center for Fine Arts, Nijmegen

Group Exhibitions

2023 As a Seed As a Plant, andriesse~eyck gallery, Amsterdam
2023 SCHOOL, Fotomuseum Den Haag
2023 Art Rotterdam 2023, at andriesse~eyck gallery
2020 No Man Is An Island, curated by Koos Breukel, Museum IJsselstein
2017 UNSEEN Photo Fair Amsterdam at andriesse~eyck gallery
2017 Photo Fair San Francisco at andriesse~eyck gallery, I Fort Mason Pavilion, San Francisco
2016 Dutch Identity, Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle
2015 BLU, UNSEEN Photofair at andriesse~eyck gallery, Amsterdam
2015 Onschuld, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim
2014 Dutch Doc Photo Award, Tropenmuseum Amsterdam
2014 Natuurkracht, CODA Museum, Apeldoorn
2013 Female Power, MMKA, Museum for Modern Art, Arnhem
2012 Daegu Photo Biennale 2012, South Korea, curated by Charlotte Cotton
2012 KIDS, Contemporary Fine Art Gallery, Berlin
2012 Celebration of the Photobook, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2011 Paris Photo at Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris
2011 Judith Joy Ross, SK Stiftung/Die Photographische Sammlung, Cologne
2011 Global Photography at Si Fest #20, Italy
2011  Masterpiece London 2011, at Eric Franck Fine Art, London
2009 Paris Photo at Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris
2009 Mamma is fotograaf, ACF, Amsterdam
2009 Work in progres, ACF, Amsterdam
2008 Delight, Arti, Amsterdam
2008 Paris Photo at Eric Franck Fine Art, Paris
2008 Wanderlust, Academiegalerie Utrecht, with Niels Stomps, Vesselina Nikolaeva and AndreaStultiëns
2008 Of People and Places, University Gallery of Amherst, Massachusetts, with Yto Barrada,Rineke Dijkstra, An-My Le, Clare Richardson, John Riddy and Joel Sternfeld
2008 Japan Today vol.9, with Stephen Gill and Nicu Ilfoveanu, Isson Museum, Amami Oshimaand Kagoshima Museum, Kagoshima
2007 White Thorns & Tomorrow Leaf, FO.KU.S Foto Kunst Stadtforum, Innsbruck, withJohn Riddy
2007 Portrait und Menschenbild, Art Cologne Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
2006 Cadres, curated by Willem van Zoetendaal, Frans Hals museum, Haarlem
2005 Best verzorgde boeken 2004, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2005 Some Trees, curated by Paul Andriesse at The Albertinum, Dresden
2005 Cadres, curated by Willem van Zoetendaal, Custodis, Paris
2005 Marks of Honour", Book presentation and exhibition by Markus Schaden and Willem vanZoetendaal at Photo Museum (FOAM) and Zoetendaal Gallery, Amsterdam
2005 Some Trees, curated by Paul Andriesse at Neue Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen and atSeARCH, Amsterdam
2005 H x B x D Rabo Kunstcollectie, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag x GEM x Fotomuseum
2004 To find a home, curated by Paul Andriesse for SeARCH, Amsterdam
2004 Confrontation Paris / Amsterdam", curated by Gabriel Bauret/Erik Kessels atInstitut Néerlandais Paris and Photo Museum (FOAM) Amsterdam (2005)
2003 Prix de Rome, Institut Néerlandais, Paris
2002 Prix de Rome, Photo Museum (FOAM) Amsterdam, Museum Valkhof, Nijmegen,Ostwall Museum, Dortmund
2002 Alumni, HKU festival, jaarbeurs Utrecht
2002 Femmes d'image, Maison Européenne, Paris
2002 Salon, Centraal Museum at the Jaarbeurs, Utrecht


2023 The Binding Factor, andriesse eyck publications
2020 World of Art, The Photograph as Contemporary Art, by Charlotte Cotton
2017 Art Can Help, Selected Essays and Notes by Robert Adams, Yale University Art Gallery New Haven
2016 Dutch Identity
2012 KIDS, publication at the exhibition KIDS at CFA Berlin
2012 I Don't Know Why, portraits and monologues of children, for S.O.S. Kinderdorpen Brussels
2012 Portrait/Landscape, Macedonia selected in The Dutch Photo  Book
2011 My Grandma Was A Turtle in Mister Motley nr. 30
2010 DeLaMar Theater Photo Collection
2010 Quickscan, Fotomuseum Rotterdam
2009 Unlocked #2.5, Rabo Kunstcollectie
2009 Of People and Places, University Gallery of Amherst, US
2008 Wanderlust, Simon Burer
2008 European Eyes on Japan/Japan Today vol.9 with Stephen Gill and Nicu Ilfoveanu
2007 The Photobook, A History, vol. II, Martin Parr and Gerry Badger
2006 Next Level #10
2006 Frames Revisited, Masterpieces of Dutch portrait photography, Institut Nérlandais and Fondation Custodia
2004 Some Trees, Paul Andriesse editor, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Dublin


2012 Book and exhibition for S.O.S. Kinderdorpen in Brussels
2010 The New De la Mar Theatre Amsterdam, portraits of talented children in Amsterdam
2009 Portrait of the Schäfer Family, art collectors, Landsdorf, Germany
2008 SKOR, The Samaritan for the 'Diaconie' in Amsterdam
2007 EU-Japan Fest Japan Committee, portraits and landscapes in Amami, Japan
2004 City Theatre The Hague: portrait of the actress Mary Dresselhuijs
2004 The Royal Tropical Museum KIT: Photoworkshops with children at two schools in Amsterdam + 30 children portraits made in Tehran, Iran
2002-2008 Freelance portrait photographer for the Volkskrant, Arts and Literature section


2017 There Was a Child Went Forth in Volkskrant best books of 2017
2015 BLU called one of the best 15 photobooks of 2015 in Dutch newspaper Volkskrant
2014 Yoshino on the longlist of Dutch Doc Photo Award 2014
2011 My Grandma Was A Turtle in Best Photobook of 2010/11 by Kasseler Photoforum
2008 There is Somthing in the Air in Best Photobook of 2007/8 by Kasseler Photoforum
2005 Finding Thoughts nominated for 'best design'
2005 Best verzorgde boeken 2004, Portrait/Landscape
2002 Second price of the Prix de Rome Photography 2002


2026 Guest Curator at Centraal Museum Utrecht, together with Koos Breukel
2019 Guest Teacher at KABK, Art Academy Den Hague, photography Department
2014 Book Revien on Yoshino in Franfurter Algemeiner
2013 Interview (5pages) in De Volkskrant, with Arno Haijtema
2013 Colin Greenwood on Cuny Janssen with Yoshino, in Aperture Book review
2013 Special Edition Yoshino at We Like Art + We Like Art@Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
2013 Radio Interview at NTR 'Dichtbij Nederland'
2013 Radio interview at VPRO 'De Avonden' 
2012 Interview with Cuny Janssen and Sybren Kuiper at The Photo Book Weekend 2012
2011 Lecture at CCA San Fransisco
2011 Lecture at Photo+Art Book Hamburg '11
2008 Lecture and panel discussion at Kasseler Fotofurum, with ao. John Gossage and Martin Parr
2008 Table interview with Wim Quist and Jos Vos at Avro Opium Radio
2006 One hour radio interview 'Café Vondel', BNR Newsradio
2005 'Talk' with Susan Bright at The Photographers' Gallery in London
2005 Lecture at the HKU, Art Academy in Utrecht
2005 Lecture at the UCBK, Centre for Fine Arts Utrecht
2005 Guest teacher at St.Joost, academy for Fine Arts in Den Bosch
2005 Guest teacher at Photogramm, public academy for photography, Amsterdam
2005 One hour radion interview 'Kunststof', NPS, Radio 1
2005 Since 2003 Membership of Union for Photographers (GKF)
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