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. In her work, she combines a mix of photography, video and text. 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 commissioned assignments within the cultural sector. Whether it concerns her own projects or the collaborations she enters into, her work always arises in exchange with someone else. 

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Education & work experience
University of the Arts Utrecht:
Lecturer at the Photography and Image & Media Technology courses, coordinator of the graduation festival ‘HKU Exposure’ for the Media department and programme committee member at AG.

Part of Good Martha
Commissioned assignments as an artist as well as organisational and production work within the cultural sector. Amongst others; Amsterdam 4 and 5 May committeeThe Transformers, Galerie Onrust, Onderwijsraad, Fw; Books, Depend on me and Nora Turato.

2022 - 2023          DIABP Newbe  

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 Actuele 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.

2021                   Fonds Kwadraat                              
                          Ontwikkelbijdrage Stichting Amarte Fonds

Currently working on/with 
2020 - present    Residency/research project Plan B/Veldwerk

Exhibitions, publications & presentations 
* Bookshelf #3, Stichting ARTisBOOK, Groningen, NL
* A missing kind of orange, group exhibition curated by Elisa Verkoelen, IN SITU House, Antwerpen, BE.
* BYOB @ Enter Enter, Amsterdam
* Open Studios, WG-terrein Amsterdam.
* Offprint London with DIABP
* Not Just a Fair with DIABP at Platform Post, Arnhem, NL.
Wiels Art Book Fair with DIABP                   
* Photo series accompanying the Dutch translation of the essay 'Control of Our Destinies' by author Sam Mills, for HetMoet Publishing.
* Photo series accompanying a text by Dave Boomkens for Tijdschrift Ei.

Hari Depan Saya, Two-week photography workshop for the students of Senior High School SMA Aquino, in Amurang, Sulawesi, ID.
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

Beurs voor Bijzondere Uitgevers, Paradiso, Amsterdam
* Projectvoorstelling ‘Zoals mij gewoon is’, Bekegem, BE.
* Editorial ‘Er was eens’ for Tijdschrift Ei.
* Artist contribution, publication ‘Veldwerk 2020-2021’.

* 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.

* 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)

* ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2019’ at De Utrechtse Boekenbar, NL.
* ‘New Dutch Photography Talent 2019’ at Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam, NL.
Kunsten Festival Plan B, Bekegem (BE)
My Other Tongue, group exhibition, Beautiful Distress Project Space, Amsterdam, NL
Graduation Show at HKU Oudenoord 700, Utrecht, NL.
* OUTLINE publication release & exhibition, SKLOP, Sarajevo, BH.

2017                    .p&g, group exhibition, Lab 111, Amsterdam, NL.
2016                     We are now here, group exhibition, A Lab, Amsterdam, NL.
2015                     Edited by, group exhibition, Kunstwest, Amsterdam, NL.
2014                     Kunstroute Leiden, Haagweg4, Leiden

* Warehouse Weekender, Roest, Amsterdam, NL.
* Portre, solo presentation graduation project, Roest, Amsterdam, NL.
Connecting the dots, group exhibition, Pera Museum, Istanbul, TK.