KABK (Royal Academy of Arts The Hague) Netherlands
AKV St. Joost, Breda, Netherlands
About Verena Blok
I am a documentary photographer who focuses on narrative storytelling through personal histories. I use my practice as a way of embodying the voice of an individual embedded in a cultural heritage. I am intrigued by the way social and cultural relations influence one’s life in a family and community, and form at times paradoxical, tragic and humorous situations. The encounter with my subject is the core and the fuel for my work. With my photography and moving image installations I attempt to shed light on inner life and everyday “reality”.
In 2015, 'I Smell Like Rain' was acquired by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam for its permanent collection. Currently kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Stroom Den Haag.