Madelon Hooykaas

Madelon Hooykaas is a Dutch visual artist, photographer and filmmaker with a long and international career. Her video and photographic work often establishes pure relationships with nature and explores scientific principles and forces of nature. She has developed a comprehensive artistic practice related to her art and research through photography, film, installation and video, and interactive and performance art and text. Recurring themes are physical and human landscapes, water and light, memory and presence, loss and abstraction, and minimalism and formalism. Hooykaas has been working with photography since the 1960s and was one of the first visual artists to use video as an artistic medium. From the 1970s, Hooykaas worked closely with the Scottish visual artist Elsa Stansfield (1945-2004). Stansfield/Hooykaas gained fame as European video pioneers. Hooykaas’ work is part of important museum collections, including Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum of Modern Art New York, Tate Gallery London and National Gallery of Canada Ottawa.

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