Joachim Naudts

Curator & Editor
Lives in Brussels, works in Antwerp, Belgium

Bio

Joachim Naudts (BE, °1982) started curating exhibitions on contemporary photography in 2008. He curated over 20 exhibitions for FOMU (museum of photography, Antwerp, Belgium), including Boris Mikhailov - Ukraine (2016), Mijn vlakke land (My Flat Land, 2015), Broomberg & Chanarin - Everything was Beautiful and nothing Hurt (2014) and Power! Photos! Freedom! (2013). He is also one of two chief-editors of the FOMU magazines Extra and .tiff.

Since 2008 he has been actively involved in the organization and planning of the non-profit organization Punctum focusing on contemporary photography. As of 2012 he is board member of Scherptediepte - Depth of Field, a network for researchers, curators and critics in the field of photography and media culture in the Low Countries. He's regularly invited as a jury-member, speaker, curator, writer or guest teacher in the field of contemporary photography.

Selected curated exhibitions

2016 - Boris Mikhailov - Ukraine

A comprehensive retrospective of the work of Boris Mikhailov, assembling over 300 works focused on his homeland of Ukraine.
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium, co-production with CAMERA, Turin, Italy
ARTIST: Boris Mikhailov (UKR, °1938)
CURATORS: Francesco Zanot (IT) and Joachim Naudts (BE)

2016 - Mariken Wessels - Taking Off. Henry my Neighbor

A factual image story of a failed marriage, a journey into the secretive, private world of Henry and his muse Martha.
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium
ARTIST: Mariken Wessels (NL, °1963)

2015 - Mijn vlakke land (My Flat Land)

On photography and landscape
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium
ARTISTS: 60+ artists such as Dirk Braeckman (BE), Thomas Demand (DE), Constant Dullaart (NL), Joan Fontcuberta (ES), Geert Goiris (BE), Gustave Le Gray (FR), Jochen Lempert (DE), Thomas Ruff (DE), Hiroshi Sugimoto (JP), Awoiska van der Molen (NL), Masao Yamamoto (JP) etc.
CURATORS: Maarten Dings (NL) and Joachim Naudts (BE)

2014 - Ponte City - Mikhael Subotzky & Patrick Waterhouse

On the fifty-four-storey Ponte City building that dominates Johannesburg's skyline
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium; co-production with LE BAL, Paris, France
ARTISTS: Mikhael Subotzky (ZA, °1980) and Patrick Waterhouse (GB, °1981)
CURATORS: Diane Dufour (FR) and Joachim Naudts (BE)

2014 - Broomberg & Chanarin - Everything was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt

The first comprehensive survey show of their artistic practice spanning 17 years and dozens of projects
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium
ARTISTS: Adam Broomberg (ZA, °1970) and Oliver Chanarin (UK, °1971)

2013 - Editing the News

On the role of the photo editor in our understanding of the world through the news.
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium
ARTISTS/CONTRIBUTORS: Hans Aarsman (NL), Alfredo Jaar (CL), Martijn Kleppe (NL), Paul Qaysi (IQ) and Frank Schallmaier (NL)
COLLABORATION with: Belga News Agency, De Tijd, AFP and Myriade NV

2013 - The Sochi Project - An Atlas of War and Tourism in the Caucasus

The first exhibition of the entire project by Hornstra and van Bruggen on Sochi and the Caucasus.
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium (traveled afterwards to Salzburg, Chicago, Noorderlicht, ...)
ARTISTS/CONTRIBUTORS: Rob Hornstra (NL, °1975) & Arnold van Bruggen (NL, °1979)

2013 - Power! Photos! Freedom!

On the power of the image in the Arab World
Location and organization: FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium (traveled afterwards to CNA Luxemburg)
ARTISTS/CONTRIBUTORS: Human Rights Watch & Susan Glen (UK), Hela Ammar (TN), Sophia Baraket (TN), Joachim Ben Yakoub (BE), Marco Bohr (DE), Florian Göttke (DE), Nermine Hammam (EG), Nicolas Righetti (CH), Hrair Sarkissian (SY), Issa Touma (SY), civil journalism collective Mosireen (Egypt) and Facebook group 'Uprising of Women in the Arab World'.

2010 - A Group Show

On photography as an object; and as an object in space
Location: Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium; Organization: Punctum, Ghent, Belgium
ARTISTS: Alexandra Leykauf (D), Anouk Kruithof (NL), Claudia Weber (D), Dominique Somers (B), Edward Clydesdale Thomson (VK), Eva-Fiore Kovacovsky (CH), Jimmy Robert (Guadeloupe, FR) Katleen Vinck (B), Michčle Matyn (B), Sara Deraedt (B), Saskia-Noor van Imhoff (NL), Tania Theodorou (GR), Valérie Mannaerts (B) en W.Wolkman (B)
CURATORS: Maarten Dings (NL), Egon van Herreweghe (BE) and Joachim Naudts (BE)

2008 - Een foto zegt meer dan 1000 woorden / A picture is worth a thousand words

On the found image and the story of the finder
Location: De Zaal, Ghent, Belgium; Organization: self-produced
ARTISTS/CONTRIBUTORS: Hans Aarsman (NL), Annemie Augustijns, Damien De Lepeleire, Annelies de Mey, Johan De Vos, Paul Demets, Hans Desnoeck, Robert Devriendt, Maarten Dings (NL), Erik Eelbode, Lode Geens, Roger Kockaerts, Rudy Kousbroek, Hans Op de Beeck, Christoph Ruys, Don Sars (NL), Dominique Somers, Andrea Stultiens (NL), Johan Swinnen, Nadine Tasseel, Rein Jelle Terpstra (NL), Hans Theys, Martien Van Beeck, Régine Van den Broucke, Egon Van Herreweghe, Valérie Vandecasteele, Joris Vermassen en Willy Vynck.
CURATORS: Maarten Dings (NL), Egon van Herreweghe (BE) and Joachim Naudts (BE)

Links

FOMU - Museum of Photography, Antwerp, Belgium

Punctum - Non profit organisation focusing on contemporary Photography, Ghent, Belgium

Scherptediepte - 'Depth of field', network for researchers, curators and critics in the field of photography and media culture in the Low Countries

Contact

Joachim Naudts
Office @ FOMU:
Waalsekaai 47
2000 Antwerp
+32 (0)3 242 93 11
joachim.naudts@fomu.be