About

I investigate the relationship between nature and culture (culture = human nature). In my landscape photography I show the interrelationships between these concepts. Through a pragmatic and almost scientific approach of my subject matter I want to explore the fundamentals of photography.

Witho Worms (1959) works and lives in Amsterdam, Netherlands

Audiovisual Design and Photography
Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht
Master of Cultural Anthropology
Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam

 

Collections

Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT
New York Public Library, New York, NY
National Gallery of Art, Washington DC
Musée de la Photographie Charleroi, Belgium
Bayerische Staatliche Sammlung, München, Germany
Fries Museum, Leeuwarden, Netherlands
Universiteitsbibliotheek Leiden / Rijksprentenkabinet, Leiden, Netherlands
Museum de Paviljoens, Almere, Netherlands
Gemeente Almere, Almere, Netherlands
Provincie Flevoland, Netherlands
Private collections

Exhibitions and Fairs

2018

Classic Photographs Los Angeles
L.Parker Stephenson Photographs

What’s New? Recent Acquisitions, New York Public Library, Wachenheim Gallery, New York, NY, October 15 2017 till February 11, 2018   ↓

and further in 2017
Pan Amsterdam, November 19 – November 26, Gallery Caroline O’Breen
Suspension of disbelief, Gallery Caroline O’Breen

Aanwinsten : vergezichten, Fries Museum, Leeuwarden   ↓
2016
Art Rotterdam, Johan Deumens Gallery   ↓PhotoBrussels Festival, Hangar Art Center, Brussel

ARENA, Noorderlicht 2016, Museum Belvedere, Heerenveen   ↓
Amsterdam Art Fair Citroen Garage, Johan Deumens Gallery

2015
Memory of Time, National Gallery of Art Washington, Washington DC   ↓E/AB Fair, Johan Deumens Galley, New York, NY
Uitgelezen: over boekdrukkunst, boeken en lezen, Museum Gouda, Gouda

2014
On the move, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam   ↓Repetition of an ongoing state of change, Johan Deumens Gallery at De Drie Heuvelen, Amsterdam
Oh No! They did not, with Hellen van Meene and Hiryzcuk/van Oevelen, site program of Unseen Photo fair, De Drie Heuvelen, Amsterdam   ↓
2013
Best verzorgde boeken, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam
Untold stories, Johan Deumens Gallery at De Drie Heuvelen, Amsterdam
Coda Black, Coda Museum, Apeldoorn, Netherlands   ↓Das Schönste Buch aller Welt, Buchmesse Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

2012
The Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, Paris Photo, Paris, France
Spinnerei Leipzig, Johan Deumens Gallery, Germany   ↓Ruin in Photography, New York Public Library, New York, USA   ↓

Cette montagne c’est moi, solo exhibition, Musée de la photography, Charleroi, Belgium   ↓

Offprint Amsterdam, Johan Deumens Gallery
Book presentation Cette montagne c’est moi, Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam

2011
E/AB Fair, Johan Deumens Gallery, New York, USA
De kracht van heden, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere

2008
PAN Amsterdam, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam

2007
PAN Amsterdam, Witzenhausen Gallery, Amsterdam

2006
A Portrait and an Appartment, Dmitrovsky Kremlin, Dmitrov, Russia

2005
A Portrait and an Appartment, De Kubus, Lelystad,
Landscapes Flevoland, Dmitrovsky Kremlin, Dmitrov, Russia
In contact met Nagele, solo exhibtion, Situaties/Laboratorium Flevoland, Museum de Paviljoens, Almere
Verleidelijk beleid, Belasting en Douane Museum, Rotterdam

Publications

Back to the Future
2017
Article in Foam Magazine issue #49 by Hinde Haest
ISSN 1570-48-74

Die berg ben ik
2017
Article in Pf Professionele fotografie by Elsje van Ree
ISBN 5414306-223202-17007

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Kent Sisyfus de berg? Op reis met Witho Worms
2017

article in Extra 21 by Taco Hidde Bakker
FW:Books / FOMU, ISBN 978-94-90119-51-5

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Arena – Noorderlicht
2016
The book accompanies ARENA, the 23nd edition of the Noorderlicht International Photofestival,
July 2016 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands

The Memory of Time
2015
Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery
Exhibition Dates May 3 – September 13, 2015
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Thames & Hudson, ISBN 978-0-500-54449-5

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The Best Dutch Book Designs 2012
2013
stichting De Best Verzorgde Boeken, Netherlands (Dutch, English)
accompanying the exhibition at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
ISBN 978-90-5965-228-6

Cette montagne c’est moi  
2012
22 x 24 centimeter, 176 pages, Japanese binding, softcover.
Texts by Xaviere Canonne and Witho Worms (Dutch, French, German, English and Polish)
Design: Hans Gremmen
Fw:Books, ISBN 978-94-90119-14-0

Golden Medal Schonste Bucher aller Welt | De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2012 | Short list First Book Award: Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation | PhotoBook Awards 2012 | Best Photo Book 2012: Volkskrant | Favourite Photo Books of 2012 by ICP Library | Beste Books of 2012 by Photo-Eye


Review  Jorg Colberg

Polderland NL/FL
2005
publication belonging to the nota Cultuurbeleid 2005 – 2008
Provincie Flevoland, Netherlands

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Verleidelijk Beleid
2005
Catalogue and Exhibition at Belasting en Douane Museum,
Rotterdam, Netherlands

Bernard Colenbrander – Het spel en de knikkers
2004
Uitgeverij 010, Rotterdam  ISNB 90-6450-520-9

The wild and wonderful colours of Zia
2/2003
article in The World Journal of Post-factory Photography, New York

Oude Procedes
1/2003
article in Professional Photography, P/F Netherlands

 

Grants

2014
Grant: Oh No! They did not …….., exhibition
Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), Amsterdam, Netherlands
Grant: Werkbijdrage Bewezen Talent
Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2012
Grant:  Publicatiesubsidie Cette montagne c’est moi
Fonds BKVB / Mondriaanfonds, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008
Grant:  StimulerIngssubsidie Cette montagne c’est moi
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2007
Grant: Stimuleringssubsidie Cette montagne c’est moi
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2005
Grant:  A Portrait and an Appartment
Provincie Flevoland, Lelystad, Netherlands

2004
Grant: Basisbeurs
Fonds BKVB, Amsterdam, Netherlands

2001
Grant:  In contact met Nagele, Part III
Gemeente Almere, Almere

1999
Grant:  In contact met Nagele, Part I
Kunstencentrum Zeewolde, Zeewolde