About

I investigate the concepts of nature and culture (culture = human nature). In my landscape photography I show the dynamic relation between these concepts through a pragmatic and almost scientific approach of my subject matter.

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

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

Private collections

Exhibitions and Fairs

2018
Back to the Future
C/O Berlin, September 28 – December 2
Berlin, Germany

Coal + Ice: San Francisco
Fort Mason Center, September 4 – September 23
San Francisco, USA

Photo Basel
June 2018, Basel, Switzerland
Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam

A forest reconstructed & Cette montagne c’est moi
New York, February 23 – May 12, 2018
Solo exhibition at L.Parker Stephenson Photographs

PGH Photo Fair Pittsburgh
Pittsburg, April 2018
L.Parker Stephenson Photographs, NY

The photography show AIPAD, Traces of coal
New York, April 2008
L.Parker Stephenson Photographs, NY

Classic Photographs Los Angeles
Los Angeles, February 2018
L.Parker Stephenson Photographs, NY

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

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

Suspension of disbelief
Amsterdam, September 2017
Gallery Caroline O’Breen

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

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   ↓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, Leipzig, Germany   ↓Ruin in Photography
New York Public Library, New York, USA   ↓

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

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 Apartment
Dmitrovsky Kremlin, Dmitrov, Russia

2005
A Portrait and an Apartment
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
ISBN 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
Catalogue for the Noorderlicht International Photofestival,
July 2016 in Heerenveen, the Netherlands

The Memory of Time
2015
Contemporary Photographs at the National Gallery
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)
ISBN 978-90-5965-228-6

Cette montagne c’est moi  
2012
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
Provincie Flevoland, Netherlands

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Verleidelijk Beleid
2005
Exhibition Catalogue
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