‘THE PHOTOGRAPHER IS AN EAGER OBSERVER AND NOTHING SEEMS TO ESCAPE HIS ATTENTION. ZOOMING IN OR OUT OF ELI DIJKERS’S WORK WILL REVEAL A KIND OF VISUAL POETRY OF LIGHT AND LIFE, OF PAST AND PRESENT, OF STRANGE AND FAMILIAR STRUCTURES AND OF PEOPLE AND ANIMALS IN SMALL AND LARGE SPACES. HIS PHOTOGRAPHS SHOW THAT, DESPITE THE HUSTLE AND BUSTLE OF THE CITY, HE ALWAYS SUCCEEDS IN FINDING HIS FOCUS AGAIN. HE HAS AN EYE FOR STRANGE, ALMOST SURREAL MOMENTS THAT STIR THE IMAGINATION AND LEAVE AMPLE SPACE FOR THE VIEWER'S OWN INTERPRETATION.’ KUNSTHAL (MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART, ROTTERDAM, NL)


Exhibitions

Upcoming and running

2019 Pictura (shared). September 14 - October 27. Dordrecht, NL

2019 Museumnacht (shared). October 31 - November 3. Amsterdam, NL

2019 De Rotterdamse Salon (shared). April 13 - May 6. Rotterdam, NL

2019 The Torrance Art Museum (shared). March 30 - May 17. Los Angeles, USA

Finished

2019 Professional Imaging (solo) with Ilford. Nijkerk, NL

2018 De Kunsthal, Museum of Contemporary Art (solo). March - September. Rotterdam, NL

2018 International Art Gallery Porta Coeli (solo). May - October. Venosa, Italy

2018 Photokina (shared) with Ilford. Cologne, Germany

2018 Blank Wall Gallery (shared). Athens, Greece

2018 Artists’ association Pictura (shared). Dordrecht, NL

2018 Artists’ association Karmijn (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2018 International Art Gallery Porta Coeli (shared). Venosa, Italy

2018 Music Hall Rotterdam (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2018 Ten days of Art (shared). Bergen, NL

2018 Galerie Sehnsucht (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2018 Art route Kralingen-Krooswijk (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Florence Biennale (shared). Florence, Italy

2017 Ten days of Art (solo). Bergen, NL

2017 Ten days of Art (shared). Bergen, NL

2017 Artists’ association Pictura (shared). Dordrecht, NL

2017 Artists’ association Karmijn (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Piet-Jan van den Kommer (solo). Stompetoren, NL

2017 Sony World Photography Awards (shared). London, UK

2017 Blank Wall Gallery (shared). Athens, Greece

2017 Society Café (shared). Oxford, UK

2017 The Printspace Gallery (shared). London, UK

2017 Gallery Deelen Art (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Bob Smit Gallery (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 R’DAM ARTFAIR (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Contemporary Art Fair Rotterdam (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Contemporary Art Fair Rotterdam spin-off exhibition (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Gallery Deelen Art (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2017 Fotofair (shared) with Ilford. Hilvarenbeek, NL

2016 Society Café (shared). Oxford, UK

2016 HC Kunst Cafe. Schiedam, NL

2016 ‘Interrupted Dreams’ (solo), Galerie Deelen Art. Rotterdam, NL

2016 Ten days of Art (shared). Bergen aan Zee, NL

2016 Schiedam Photo Festival (solo). Schiedam, NL

2016 Gallery Deelen Art (solo), Rotterdam, NL

2016 Route du Nord (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2016 Rotown (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2016 Fenix II (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2016 Lane House Arts Gallery (shared). Bath, UK

2016 PodiumGrounds Rotterdam (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2016 NHOW (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2016 Point of streetview (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2016 Paradiso (solo). Amsterdam, NL

2015 Gallery Deelen Art (live performance). Rotterdam, NL

2015 Artists’ association Pictura (shared). Dordrecht, NL

2015 Art the Hague (shared). The Hague, NL

2015 North Sea Jazz, Ahoy (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2015 Blank Wall Gallery (shared). Athens, Greece

2015 PRO6 (shared). Schiedam, NL

2015 Gallery Deelen Art (live performance). Rotterdam, NL

2015 Realisme art fair for figurative and realistic art (shared). Amsterdam, NL

2015 Gallery Deelen Art (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2014 Copenhagen Photo Festival (shared). Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 RAW art fair (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2014 Gallery Deelen Art (solo). Rotterdam, NL

2014 Gallery Deelen Art (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2014 Laurenskerk (solo). Rotterdam, the Netherlands

2014 IJsselland Ziekenhuis (solo). Capelle a/d IJssel, NL

2010 - 2014 Dutch Photography Museum (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Music Hall Rotterdam (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Outdoor exhibition Rotterdam (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Gallery Deelen Art (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Dutch Photography Union (shared). Travelling exhibit. NL

2010 - 2014 IJsselland Ziekenhuis (solo). Capelle a/d IJssel, NL

2010 - 2014 OB Groningen (solo). Groningen, NL

2010 - 2014 4MKB (shared). Zoetermeer, NL

2010 - 2014 Music Hall Rotterdam (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 De Fruitvis (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Festival d’images (shared). Toulouse, France

2010 - 2014 Satellite exhibition Noorderlicht Groningen (shared). Groningen, NL

2010 - 2014 Photo gallery Rotterdam (shared). Rotterdam, NL

2010 - 2014 Dutch Photography Union (shared). Travelling exhibit. NL

2010 - 2014 AFV Daguerre (shared). Groningen, NL


Artist Talks

Porta Coeli International Art Gallery. Venosa, Italy

PhotoBath. Bath, United Kingdom

Gallery Deelen Art (multiple). Rotterdam, NL

Art The Hague, The Hague, NL

Fotoacademie. Amsterdam, NL

Fotofestival aan de maas. Rotterdam, NL

Bond Meester Klasse. Amersfoort, NL

PEK. Ede, ML

DAF. Dordrecht, NL

Fotoclub Zwijndrecht. Zwijndrecht, NL

FWS Maassluis. Maassluis, NL

Fotoclub Vlaardingen, Vlaardingen, NL

AFV Daguerre, Groningen, NL

Fotoclub Rotterdam. Rotterdam, NL


Other activities

Member of the International Selection Committee of the Mediterranean Contemporary Art Prize, Italy.

Multiple 1-day workshops ‘intuitive photography’ Kunsthal. Rotterdam, NL.

Multiple 6-months workshops ‘intuitive photography’ Rotterdam, NL.