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Zak van Biljon

1981
South Africa

2 Works exhibited on Kooness

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Works by Zak van Biljon

The land of red earth is the home of Zak van Biljon. Born in South Africa in 1981,
the photographer spent his childhood and youth between Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In 2003, he graduated top of his class from the National College of Pho-tography in
Pretoria. Ironically, he graduated with a degree in black and white prints - when
he was influenced by the colors of the Rainbow Nation.
In 2004, he moved to Europe. In Rome he met a different sunlight and in London he

was at the top of the booking lists for well-known Un-derground Modelables. He con-
tinued his career as a commission and art photographer in Switzerland, where he de-
votes every free minute to his art projects.

In his work you can find digital as well as analog photographs, contemporary adver-
tising and modern art photography. His main focus is on the staged use of light. In

his latest art project he deals with infrared photography. The world seen in shades
of red and pink offers a new and impressive insight into reality as we know it.

EDUCATION:

2020: MoMA - Seeing Through Photographs

2003: National College of Photography, Pretoria , RSA

2001 : Cape Town School of Photography, Cape Town, RSA

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2020 : Galerie94 - Baden, CH

2017 : 4te Raum - Zurich, CH

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2021 : GALERIE10 - St.Moritz - Switzerland

 (H20) GALERIE94 - Baden - Switzerland

(ROT RED ROUGE) Galerie Koschmieder - Berlin - Germany

Galerie94 - Photo Basel - Basel - Switzerland

(160 Jahre Landschaftsfotografie) - GALERIE WOS - Photo Basel - Basel - Switzerland

Pop–Up–Show & Book Signings - Galerie Koschmieder - Berlin - Germany

Bergluft - GALERIE WOS - Zurich - Switzerland

 

2020 : Photo Basel / Berlin - galerie94 - Positions Berlin Art Fair

 

2017 : MOPLA, Lucie Foundation, Los Angeles, USA

          Tournemine Gallery Gstaad, CH

 

2016 : Art Zurich, CH

           Rotterdam Art Fair, Rotterdam NL

           The Annex, Bricklane Gallery London, UK

           Photo16, Zurich, CH

 

2001 : Cape Town School of Photography

 

AWARDS:

2021: 1st Fine Art Photography Awards - Cityscape

Fine Art Photography Awards - Landscape nominee

Fine Art Photography Awards - Fine Art nominee

Fine Art Photography Awards - Night Nominee

 

2020: Honourable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

All about Photo MERIT AWARD - Shapes

 

2019: Honourable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

Fine Art Photography Awards - Landscape nominee

Bronze - BIFA 2019 - Fine Art-Landscape

 

2018: Bronze, Chromatic Awards

Bronze, One Eyeland Photography awards, Fine art

Landscape

Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards

 

2017 : Silver, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

            Honourable Mention, Climate Change, IPA

 

2016 : Honorable Mention, Prix de la Photographie, Paris

            Best Artist, Rotterdam Art Fair, NL

Honourable Mention, International Photography Awards

 

2003: Best Landscape, National College of photography, RSA 

            Best Student, National College of photography, RSA