The Hague, the Netherlands
“We want to offer a more nuanced perspective of the region, providing a stage for Somalilanders to take ownership of their own image.“
Nadine Stijns (b. 1977, the Netherlands) works on long-term photographic projects fuelled by her acute awareness of tenuous socio-economic and political situations. Labour migration, diaspora communities and national identity in post-colonial regions are amongst the subjects she tackles. Stijns’ visual language adapts to the story that she wants to tell: a method that she translates to exhibitions, in which larger than life pictures, loose posters, maps and spatial installations can all be found. Through this particular artistic process, her presentations often result in site-specific installations.
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