Maite Vanhellemont (1990) is an artist, lecturer and organiser based in Amsterdam. She graduated in photography at the University of the Arts Utrecht in 2018. During her studies she discovered that she enjoys initiating all kinds of things in collaboration with others. For that reason, in addition to her own practice, she also works on organizational assignments within the cultural sector. In her work, she combines a mix of photography, video and text. But whether it concerns her own projects or the collaborations she enters into, her work always arises in exchange with someone else.

Studio: Robert Kochplantsoen 19, 1097 GG Amsterdam
Scholarships :
2021                    Fonds Kwadraat                               
                          Ontwikkelbijdrage Stichting Amarte Fonds

Education & work experience :
Lecturer and coordinator of the graduation festival HKU Exposure for the Media department at the University of the Arts, Utrecht.  
Part of Good Martha
Editor for Tijdschrift Ei
Commissioned assignments as an artist as well as organizational jobs within the cultural sector. Amongst others; Fotovakschool, Galerie Onrust, Onderwijsraad, Fw; Books, Depend on me and Nora Turato.

2019 - 2021
Co-founder and coordinator of SALON: a platform for and by students of HKU. Expo’s, lectures, workshops, discussions and a podcast in which exchange with others is the main goal.

2022                     Initial qualification in didactic competence
2019 - 2022           Studio manager Nora Turato
2017 - 2022           Part of OUTLINE platform
2019                      Art & Politics course at BAK, Basis voor Aktuele Kunst
2018 - 2019           Assistant to director at Annet Gelink Gallery
2018                      Artist residency at Plan B, with OUTLINE.
                             Summer school het Vijfde Seizoen.
2017 - 2018           Gallery assistant at Juliette Jongma
2014 - 2018           Bachelor in Photography, University of the Arts, Utrecht.                          
2017                      Internship at Juliette Jongma.
2016-2018             Student member education committee, HKU Media.
2009 - 2013          Photographic Design, Fotovakschool, Amsterdam.

Currently working on/with :
2022 - 2023          DIABP Newbe 
2021 - present     Research program ‘Depend on me’    
                            Self published publication ‘Our Silver Lining’
2020 - present    Residency/research project Plan B/Veldwerk

Exhibitions, publications & presentations :
2022                  Souvenir, a group exhibition curated by Maite Vanhellemont at AG.
                        Ghent Art Book Fair at Kunsthal Gent, BE.
                          Book launch ‘ Professional Amateur’, Depend On Me at Framer Framed, NL.
                         Artist contribution, publication ‘Professional Amateur’ published by Depend on me.
                          Photo series accompanying a text by Bas Blaasse for Tijdschrift Ei  
2021                    Beurs voor Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso, Amsterdam
                            Projectvoorstelling ‘Zoals mij gewoon is’
                            Editorial ‘Er was eens’ for Tijdschrift Ei
                           Artist contribution, publication ‘Veldwerk 2020-2021’
2020                    Photo series accompanying a text by
                            Jan Zwaaneveld for Tijdschrift Ei
                            KNAK-KNAK a duo show with
                            Simon Skatka Lindell at Hannah Art Space, Amsterdam.
2019                    Commissioned exhibition by
                            UUT Experience / National Youth Council at
                            Huis van Betekenis, Utrecht.
                            ‘Let’s play Art Gallery‘ digital pop-up
                            exhibition in Amsterdam’s subway
                            network in context of Museumnacht 2019.                  
                            ‘Kunstschouw’ Zeeland (NL)
2018                     ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2019’
                            at De Utrechtse Boekenbar
                           ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2019’ at Melkweg Expo
                            Kunsten Festival Plan B, Bekegem (BE)
                            My Other Tongue, group exhibition, Beautiful
                            Distress Project Space,
                            Graduation Show at HKU Oudenoord 700, Utrecht
                            OUTLINE publication release & exhibition,
                            SKLOP, Sarajevo
2017                    .p&g, group exhibition, Lab 111, Amsterdam.
2016                     We are now here, group exhibition, A Lab, Amsterdam
2015                     Edited by, group exhibition, Kunstwest, Amsterdam
2014                     Kunstroute Leiden, Haagweg4, Leiden
2013                    Warehouse Weekender, Roest, Amsterdam
                            Portre, solo presentation graduation project, Roest,
                            Connecting the dots, group exhibition, Pera Museum,