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curriculum vitae .

Artist and photographer Tasja Keetman is recognized and appreciated for the fierce visual force, supreme technical agility and vigorous physical energy with which she shapes images and forms of people and things. She harnesses her subjects with her seeing - at once, compelling the static into orbit while inviting equilibrium to the discordant. Either way, Keetman commands stuff into visual being with artful skill, authority and grace.

Keetman's projects have been published and exhibited in Europe and the USA, including: the Martin E. Segal Center at The City University of New York; Ernst Hilger Gallery at the Contemporary Art Fair in Palm Beach; the International Graphic Art Biennial in Split; the Boerse Muenchen in Munich; the Boerse Central in Stuttgart; the Inetrnationale Foto Tage in Heidelberg; and Gigantic Art Space in New York; among others. Her series Longitude was recently published by Felix Schoeller and awarded the prestigious Kodak Prize. Her work is included in private and public collections, including the renown Fotomuseum in Munich and Natinal Collection Washington D.C.

Keetman's dynamic photographic style and exuberant personal energy have also made her a sought after photographer in New York City's avant-garde performance arena. There, she has worked on dozens of projects as both collaborator and documenter with acclaimed experimental music, theater and dance performance companies, including WaxFactory and X0 Projects.

Combining her passion of photography with her love for the three dimensional, she has been expanding her artistic practice to include paper sculptures and installations, which then become subject of her photography again. These intimate as well as large scale pieces have been widely exhibited nationally and internationally. She created a large land art project for the Int. Land Art Symposium in Germany, which was honored as an Outstanding Achievement. Her recent installation Greater Good shown at the Site and Architecture Workshop, Philadelphia was graced with the Excellence Award and will also be exhibited at Veridian Gallery, New York . Her work has been shown amongst others at the Foundry Art Centre, St. Charles; at the Rhonda Shaller Gallery in New York; on Roosevelt Island, New York. Currently she is developing a soloshow for the prestigious Kunsthalle Rostock in Germany, 2009.

Keetman was raised to shape her world through a camera's viewfinder by her father, Herr Jan Keetman, one of Germany's most recognized editorial and advertising photographers. As a young adult, she spent much of her time in the darkroom of her uncle, Peter Keetman, the eminent German art photographer, whose images can be found in museums and notable collections worldwide. Ms Keetman considers her uncle as a strong influence amongst others that helped develop her individual style of concept, composition and technique.

Tasja Keetman was born and raised in Munich, and currently lives and works in New York City.

--N. F. Elbogen 2007

exhibition list

soloshows .
2008 | "tantrum", vero wollmann gallery, berlin
2008 | "amazons", nomad gallery, new york
2008 | "flora", horizonte photo festival, germany
2007 | "lorem ipsum", earlville operahouse, ny
2007 | "flora", baden.-wuert.kunstverein, stuttgart
2006 | "object of desire", xo projects, new york
2006 | "haus 4f", roosevelt island, new york
2006 | "perform", martin segal theatre, new york
2005 | "uberance", cuny graduate center, new york
2005 | "hymns", 7. intl. phototage, heidelberg
2005 | "hymns", intl. fotosommer, stuttgart
2005 | "wax montage", cankarjev dom , ljubljana
2005 | "hymns", intl. graphic art biennial, split
2004 | "hymns", stochexchange munich

groupshows .
2008 | "daedalum", intl. landart biennial, germany
2008 | "desiderata", rhonda schaller gallery, new york
2008 | "desiderata", dumbo arts festival, new york
2007 | "corporeance", tower gallery, philadelphia
2007 | "crysalis", viridian gallery, new york
2007 | "crysalis", saaw, philadelphia
2007 | "haus 4f", foundry art centre, st.charles
2007 | "shutters+blinds", foundry art centre, st.charles
2007 | "shutters+blinds", rhonda schaller gallery, ny
2006 | "tantrum 6", ernst hilger gallery, vienna
2006 | "haeute", intl. landart biennial, germany
2006 | "mirror portraits", 404 gallery, new york
2005 | "tantrum 2", ernst hilger gallery, palm beach 3
2004 | "exchange routes", indonesia (all major cities
2004 | "longitude", gigantic art space, new york
2003 - 04 | "future tense" at royal park, copenhagen | anthology film archives, new york | galeria de poste at museu arte contemporanea, sao paolo
1997+98 | "deutsche fototage", frankfurt

grants + residencies .
2008 | women studio workshop fellowship + nea grant
2008 | a.i.r. gallery new york fellowship
2007 | "exellence award", saaw, philadelphia
2007/8 | taliesin artist residency + partial grant
2007 | vermont studio center residency + artist grant
2007 | anderson center residency
2007 | i-park artist residency
2007 | jentel artist residency
2006 | "outstanding achievement award", | intl.landart symposium, germany
2006 | weingarten manor fellowship, germany
2005-2003 | the (oa) can factory residency, new york
2004 | intl.kodak photo prize gold
2004 | intl.calender prize gold
1993 | bmw artist residency

collections .
photomuseum , munich, national collection, washington dc
brau museum, traunstein,stockexchange munich + stuttgart
private collections

publications .

2011 Zeiss Interview | english | deutsch
2010 "Pura Vida" book
2009 "bicycle book"
2008 "flora" horizonte" book
2008 "chiemsee landart" catalogue
2008 internationale fototage "tantrum"
2007 "flora" fotosommer book
2006 "chiemsee landart" catalogue
2005 "uberance" martin segal theatre
2005 "she said..." wax factory
2004 "tasja keetman - hymns 40.45n 74.00w" catalogue
1999 "10 rules"
1998 "deutsche fototage" book
1997 "deutsche fototage" book

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