curriculum vitae

Lenny Waasdorp works and lives in Leiden, The Netherlands. 

Education
Postgraduate studies, DNA, The Hague 2008 – 2010
Marmara Üniversitesi, Güzel Sanatlar Fakültesi (Faculty of Fine Arts), Istanbul, Turkey, 2007
Royal Academy of Art (Fine Arts dept), The Hague, 2003 – 2008

Exhibitions & Activities (selection)

2021
Typisch Leiden, Dutch TV Program about inhabitants of the city centre of Leiden. Episodes 5, 8 & 9
Leidsch Dagblad, publication from Theo de With about my participation in the Dutch TV Program Typisch Leiden

2020
PechaKucha Night Leiden, Gebr. de Nobel Leiden, presentation about my railway photos on International PechaKucha Day
Jegens & Tevens, online art magazine. Interview for art blog about Hoogtij, geschiedenis van de Haagse Rondgang
Leidsch Dagblad, publication from Eelkje Colmjon (photo) and Marianne van Velzen (poem) about my work as a train driver in Covid times
Pokra (Poezenkrant) published two photo of my cats (…)
Sarmad Book Five: Home. Publication in Sarmad Book Five which includes Quattro Stagioni: four photo’s of four seasons of my late neighbour Jan
MAMA Rotterdam, the exhibition Fictioning Comfort included Sarmad Book Five: Home. Rotterdam

2019
Analog Forever Magazin. Part of their online group exhibition Winter. California, USA
Nasty Women Amsterdam / #teamFemke. Exhibition & Fundraiser in debate centre De Balie, Amsterdam
Publication of photo Jan by F-Stop Magazine for their online exhibition, Chigago, USA

2018
Winner NRC Photo Competition with my photo ‘Jan’. Professional jury consisted of: Wilfried de Jong, Sacha de Boer, Natalia Toret and Ilvy Njiokiktjien. 2018

2017
Art for Animal’s sake, Amsterdam
Meet & Greet, boekhandel Kooyker, Leiden
Artist in Residence, Association of Polish artists and designers, Forest school in Barbarka, Poland
July 5-12. Muzeum Okręgowe w Toruniu (District Museum), Toruń, Poland. Group show
June 15: Station to Station to Station, photo book of Dutch Railway scenery has been published. Publisher: Lecturis, Netherlands
Exhibition of the 25 finalists of the AVROTROS Krabbé zoekt Picasso-wedstrijd in VondelCS, Amsterdam

2016
Selected for ‘Weekend van het Portret’ of the Nederlandse Portretprijs, on show on October 28, 29 & 30 at Loods 6, Amsterdam

2015
Exit GEMAK. All Art is Political. GEMAK | Vrije Academie, The Hague
Platform Platvorm Magazine ‘SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW second issue’, show and magazine launch at Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam

Art auction Veiling De Aanschouw at art festival De Wereld van het Witte de With kwartier, Rotterdam.
Exhibition for the new members of Ars Aemula Naturea

2014
December 6, 10 – 12 h: radio-interview at Cultuur071
Art route/Kunstroute Leiden, RAP-gebouw Meelfabriek, Leiden
Podium Pitch, cultural talkshow from writer, journalist and presenter Yael Vinckx in The Dutch National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden
Art auction Veiling De Aanschouw at art festival De Wereld van het Witte de With kwartier, Rotterdam.
Fragments of a personalityGEMAK | Vrije Academie, The Hague
6th international painting symposium Malownicza Barbarka in Torun, Poland from 30.06 – 10.07. Curator: Dariusz Przewięźlikowski
Familiekamer, show with the nominees of the FamilieKamer Kunstprijs, with Fleur vd Berg, Irene Cecile, Simone de Jong en Esther Tielemans. Jury: Meta Knol (director museum de Lakenhal), Sandrine van Noort (gallery LUMC) and Manon Renken (Familiekamer). Curator: Maurice Braspenning. Leiden
Galerie conTemporary, Alphen a/d Rijn

2013
CSW, Centre of Contemporary Art, group show photography, Torun, Poland
Galerie Zône, Leiden
Veiling de Aanschouw, Art festival: De wereld van het Witte de Withkwartier, Rotterdam
Define [dys]function, Art route with Boukje van Iperen, Vrijplaats Leiden
Curator of Sneak Preview, pre-graduation show, gallery Royal Academy of Fine Arts. The Hague
Boijmans van Beuningen, pre-selection video of self portrait contest, Rotterdam
Japanmuseum Sieboldhuis, Inspiring Spirits, Leiden

2012
GEMAK, OPERANDI, show of the 65th anniversary. With work from the private collection of the director of de Vrije Academie, Marie Jeanne de Rooij. The Hague
University of Leiden, Faculty of Social Sciences, Leiden
De Voorschouw, Theater Bonheur. Witte de Withfestival, Art Auction De Aanschouw. Rotterdam
Galerie de Pieter, group show Self Portrait, Leiden

2011
Karma Sanat, photography group show, Kadiköy, Istanbul, Turkey
Dwor Mieszczanski, groups show from the residency Photography Art Project, Torun, Poland
Art Route Leiden, Art centre Haagweg 4, Leiden
Op Uitnodiging, Haagse Kunstkring, The Hague
ANNA exposeert, ANNA@BH 139, The Hague

2010
Fala, international exhibition centre of culture, Koszalin, Poland
DNA in GEMAK, curator: Fred Wagemans, The Hague
Annual Open exhibition, Café Gallery Project, London
Loggerfestival, Vlaardingen
De keuken van Jan Steen, Artpie/Kunstvlaai, Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam
De Aanschouw, Rotterdam

2009
Gallery de Fietsenstalling (solo), The Hague
Life’s a blast, Baracca, The Hague
DNA in Quartair, curators: Philip Peters and Felix Villanueva, The Hague
(pre)View of women, Nutshuis, The Hague

2008
Scheltema Complex, centre of contemporary art, duo with Sanne Maes, Leiden
Best of Graduates, Ground Three Festival, Anna, The Hague
Graduation Show, Royal Academy of Art, The Hague
Bare Foot Project, King Kong Gallery, The Hague
Marmara Üniversitesi, Istanbul, Turkey

2007
Lost Identities, Drive-by, Look-in, See-through Gallery, The Hague
Offene Ateliers am Hawerkamp, Münster, Germany
Home Sweet Home, Johannes 52, The Hague

Nominations and Prizes
Winner NRC Photo Competition with my photo ‘Jan’. Professional jury consisted of: Wilfried de Jong, Sacha de Boer, Natalia Toret and Ilvy Njiokiktjien. 2018
AVROTROS Krabbé zoekt Picasso. Jury: Charels Esche (director Van Abbe), Jeroen Krabbé (artist and actor). 2017
CEWE Photo Awards ‘Made in Holland’. 2015
Familiekamer Kunstprijs. Jury: Meta Knol (director museum de Lakenhal), Sandrine van Noort (gallery LUMC) and Manon Renken (Familiekamer). Curator: Maurice Braspenning. Leiden. 2014
Mobile Pocket Movie Reporters Price on www.park.nl. 2006

Residencies
Open Air Tree Sculpture Project. Curator: Janusz Bogacki, Torun, Poland. 2013
Photographic Art Project, Torun, Poland, 2011
Residence Plener 2010, Barbarka, Poland
Residence at Het Tijdelijk Verblijf, ID11, Delft. 2008

Presentation
PechaKucha Night Leiden at Gebr. de Nobel Leiden, presentation about my railway photos on International PechaKucha Day, 2020
Presentation at Scheltema Complex, centre of contemporary art, Leiden. 2009

Commission
Five works of art for the work spaces of the Executive Staff in the Head Quarters of the Dutch Railways. January 2018.

Press & Publications
Leidsch Dagblad, publication from Theo de With about my participation in the Dutch TV Program Typisch Leiden, 2021

Sarmad Magazine Book Five publishes Quattro Stagioni, four photos of my late neighbour Jan, 2020
PoKra publishes two photos of my cats, 2020

Chigago-based F-Stop Magazine publishes photo Jan. 2019

NRC, written article online by Jos Jägers because of the winning photo ‘Jan”. 2018
NRC, 1/1 page in their newspaper of the winning photo ‘Jan”. 2018

NS (Dutch Railway company), video item for their social media. 2017
SHUTR.photo 2/2017, written article about Station to Station to Station. 2017
TVToruń, interview for group show in Museum Okręgowe w Toruniu, Poland. 2017
Radio 4: Opium op 4, live interview by Jan Mom. 2017
Radio 1: VPRO’S Nooit Meer Slapen, interview by Pieter van der Wielen. 2017
Leidsch Dagblad, written article. 2017
De Koppeling, staff magazine Dutch Railways. Written article. 2017
Metro Holland, written article on- & offline plus video item. 2017
BNR Nieuwsradio, Hemmen, live interview by Roelof Hemmen. 2017
Saatchi Gallery, use of my Self Portrait to promote their contest. 2017
AVROTROS Krabbé Zoekt Picasso contest. Video item of the finalists online. 2017

Vrij Nederland, Fotodocument: Een ballet van lijnen. 10 pages in the magazine. 2016

Spread in Platform Platvorm Magazine ‘SHOW WHAT YOU WANT SHOW second issue’. 2015
Leidsch Dagblad, written article about the first Leiden edition of Podium Pitch where I was interviewed. 2015
Podium Pitch, video item for their social media. 2015

The Book, photo book of The Unlimited Grain Gallery. Published three Railway Landscapes. 2014.
Fragments of a personality by Lenny Waasdorp, impression from Albertus Pieters about my exhibition in GEMAK, The Hague on art blog Villa Next Door. 2014

De ondividuen van Lenny Waasdorp, column from Allart Lakke for Cultuurfonds Leiden. 2013

Photography catalogue belonging to the Photography Art Project, Torun, Poland. 2011

Catalogue, Plener 2010. Barbarka, Poland. 2010
www.trendbeheer.com, 2010
Tussen Kunst en Kou, Hoogtij, review op www.kunstbeeld.nl, 2010

Publication accompanying DNA in Quartair. 2009
Review pre(View) on women, www.trendbeheer.com. 2009

Newletter Kunstenaars & co. 2008

Sanat Bahariye Gazetesi (Turkish Art Newspaper). Istanbul 2007
Volkskrant, written article online, Art from degradation. 2007

Other positions
Jury Day of the Photography, Dutch Railways, 2018
Curator of Sneak Preview, pre-graduation show, gallery Royal Academy of Art. The Hague. 2013
Coordinator of HOOGTIJ, the cultural route of The Hague, 2008 – 2010
Kunst & Vliegwerk, employee outsider art gallery, 2008 – 2014
Co-organizer De zee komt, art route on the beach, zuiderstrand The Hague, 2007
Co-organizer of the Drive-by, Look-in, See-through, gallery, The Hague, 2007 – 2008

Member of
Ars Aemula Naturae, artist’ association, Leiden, 2015

Board member and founder of
Owner of WAP.: concept- & idea development and manufacture of (visual) art (projects). Since 2017
SNOSJ platform for art projects, with Sanne Maes and Pim Voorneman, 2009 – 2011
STOEMP foundation, with Ewa Kijowska and Sanne Maes, 2007 – 2008

The work of Lenny Waasdorp is included in the collection of the University of Leiden, The executive board of the Dutch Railways and many private collections.