Perpetual Endless Flow (2021)

Anouk Kruithof

Resident - summer 2022

Anouk Kruithof attentively observes our civilisation’s model for development, choosing to express herself through an approach that combines static and moving images, performance and sculpture, artists’ books, texts and actions in the public space.

During her residency, she will be working on her project Be like water


During her residency, Anouk Kruithof will be working on her project Be Like Water, a comprehensive new book that shows her transdisciplinary approach that combines photography, sculpture, installation, collage, artist-books, video, text, and social collaborative projects. Together with Fransesco Zanot she develops her research in Paris and the result will be published by MOUSSE publishing in the fall of this year. The starting point for her book Be like water is water which is seen as a metaphor for the flow of information, as a way of encouraging exchange ; it focuses on the vast theme of the relationship between Man and Nature.  Her work is an investigation into the online representation of urgent societal themes. He is reflection of how the world we inhabit has become a patchwork of digital sources and how the never-ending flood of images that we consume everyday levels out the dystopian aspects of our existence. This theme is always addressed through the prism of current events thanks to a multi-layered thought process, which gives rise to hybrid artistic objects and question the status of the image. Anouk Kruithof subjects these to critical scrutiny by extracting existing imagery from the digital sphere, translating the photographs into her own idiosyncratic three-dimensional visual idiom.

She is interested in how the human psychological condition is shifting in unstable times of systematic control, stress and chaos in a technologically mediated world. She attempts to map states of mind in society, manifesting invisible relationships in physical form and inviting new connections and meanings to arise.


Dutch artist Anouk Kruithof was born in Dordrecht in 1981.

She lived in Berlin, New York and Mexico City from 2008 to 2018. Today she lives and works between Brussels, the Netherlands and Botopasi in Suriname.

The work of internationally renowned artist Anouk Kruithof has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows all over the world, notably the MoMA (New York), the Stedelijk Museum and FOAM (Amsterdam), as well as the Centro de la Imagen (Mexico). In 2020, her work was exhibited in a group exhibition at the CPIF entitled La Photographie à l'épreuve de l'abstraction. Anouk Kruithof is represented in France by Galerie Valeria Cetraro (Paris).

Top of page