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Risk Hazekamp

Unlearning Photography

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Subject of presentation

Analogue photography is the central medium in Risk Hazekamp’s art practice. Through analogue photography, not only images are created, but also actions and thoughts arise. Confronted with both the toxicity and coloniality of analogue photography, Risk began to experiment with light-sensitive emulsions made from organic material. Ephemeral images of all sorts of plants, vegetables, fruit and other organisms emerged. But what happens if you consistently take the idea of toxicity and exploitation further? This journey led to the idea of a living and breathing photograph; a photographic process that converts carbon dioxide into oxygen through photosynthesis. 

Concise resume

Risk Hazekamp is an inter-dependent visual artist and researcher. Risk is also an art educator and takes on the position of a student as often as possible. 

After studying at Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Risk worked and lived in Berlin for 11 years. They showed work at many international art fairs until deciding in 2010 to no longer participate in commercial art contexts. In that same year Risk started lecturing at different art academies and is now tutor at St. Joost School of Art in Breda. 

Just before corona entered our communal lives Risk started the Advanced Master of Research in Art & Design at Sint Lucas School of Arts in Antwerp. The research that started there is now continued within the Research Group for Biobased Art and Design of Caradt. Risk also participated in the last two Decolonial Summer Schools, a collaboration between the Van Abbe museum Eindhoven and Utrecht University.