Born 1972, Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Awoiska van der Molen is a Dutch artist working with the medium of photography. She studied Architecture and Design followed by Photography at Minerva Art Academy Groningen, Netherlands. In 2003, she graduated with an MFA in Photography at the St. Joost Academy, Breda, Netherlands.
In 2017, van der Molen was shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for her exhibition ‘Blanco’ and was also the recipient of the Larry Sultan Photography Award 2017 in San Francisco. She was awarded the Japanese Hariban Award in 2014 and was a finalist at the Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie in France in 2011. Her first monograph ‘Sequester’ was nominated for the Paris Photo / Aperture First Book Prize in 2014 and received the Leipzig Silver Medal for ‘Best Books from all over the World’.
Solo exhibitions of her work have been held at Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen NH (2019); Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam (2016); Kousei-Inn, Kyoto (2015). She has participated in numerous group exhibitions including Les Rencontres d’Arles, France (2019); Pier24 Photography, San Francisco (2017); Victoria and Albert Museum, London (2017); The Photographers’ Gallery, London (2017); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2016); FoMu, Antwerp (2015) and Huis Marseille, Amsterdam (2013).
Her work is represented in museum collections worldwide including Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Museum of Photography, Seoul; Fotomuseum The Hague; Huis Marseille, Amsterdam; and Foam Amsterdam.