Jacqueline Hassink was born in Enschede, The Netherlands. Following studies at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, she graduated from the Trondheim Academy of Fine Art, in 1992, majoring in sculpture. Now based in New York, she creates global photo art projects that deal with the world of economic power. Her work represents visual, graphic and sociological maps of the axes of global economic structures. Her first art project, The Table of Power (1993 – 95), was followed by Banks (1995 – 96), Female Power Stations: Queen Bees (1996 – 98), Mindscapes (1998 – 2003), Car Girls (2002 – 08), Arab Domains (2005 – 06), Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris (2003 – 10), View, Kyoto (2004 – 11) and The Table of Power 2 (2009 – 11).
Her work has been widely collected and exhibited, including shows at Huis Marseille, Amsterdam, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Amador Gallery, New York, the International Center of Photography, New York, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Guangzhou Museum of Art. She is a visiting lecturer at Harvard University, Cambridge, MA and the International Center of Photography in New York. Hassink is an award winner of the Prix No Limit at Les Rencontres d’Arles.