Dutch newspaper Trouw published a story of three pages about ‘Eric*’, written by Caspar Pisters. The honest, engaged and well-written article can be read here: medium.com. (Dutch only)
Lloyd Hotel hosted the official book launch of Eric* in Amsterdam, on Saturday 18th of November 2017. With music by Lucas Nieuwenhuis, an interview by trans*activist Willemijn da Campo and words by Brand Berghouwer, the newly appointed chairman of Transgender Netwerk Nederland. Photographer Erwin Olaf received the first copy. Photo: Maarten Nauw.
November 2016 a campaign will start to get Eric* published as a hard cover book. You are invited to pre-order your personal copy here. The book will have 120 pages, 41 portraits, English language and a size of 20 × 24,4 cm (7.87 × 9.6˝). Award winning studio Heijdens Karwei made the design. ‘Eric*’ has been exhibited in Parque de la Memoria, museum for Human Rights in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was also part of QueerFest in Saint Petersburg, the only queer festival that still exists in Russia. A corresponding video from the series has been shown at TranScreen, the Amsterdam transgender film festival.
The series ‘Eric*’ is currently exhibited in Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina, on invitation of the local Royal Dutch Embassy. Until the end of February 2015 a selection of 22 images can be seen in Museo Parque de la Memoria, the Museum for Human Rights. This museum is in honor of the 30.000 disappeared and killed people during the Videla-regime, but also addresses human rights issues in a wider perspective. There is free admission to the premisses, which includes a park with sculptures, a wall with the names of all killed victims and an exhibition hall.
Under the title ‘Me, We.’ and in honor of Larry Clark a set of 10 picture postcards is released by Prins de Vos, Wessel Rossen and Jasper Groen. Prins and Jasper photographed Wessel, while Wessel, an 18 years old and emerging artist, made drawings and paintings to reflect on the feeling of being someone’s muse. The set has a limited edition of 60 only, and can be ordered by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Costs: 10 euro, excluding shipping and handling.
From March 1 to April 20 the Dutch office of Amnesty International exhibits a selection of photos from the series ‘A Portrait For Breakfast in Amsterdam’ and ‘Finding Emo’. The exhibition is part of a convention about the right to play for children. It is possible to visit the exhibition on business hours during weekdays.
The Embassy of the Netherlands, the VandenEnde Foundation and Centro Cultural Recoleta cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of A Portrait For Breakfast in Buenos Aires. Date: May 10, from 6 pm on. At Centre Cultural Recoleta, Junin 1930, Sala 10. On show: 20 portraits from Buenos Aires and 20 portraits from Amsterdam. The exhibition also includes the world premiere of Jasper Groen’s first video works. Till June 9. Entrance free.
Fotofestival Naarden will exhibit ‘A Portrait For Breakfast in Berlin’, from May 18 till June 23. Here is a Dutch announcement.
During two weekends Finding Emo will be exhibited in ‘Kunstkerk’, a gallery at Prinseneiland 89, Amsterdam. Together with works from Bastiaan and Hans Heus, Ad Nuis and others. Dates: 17-20 and 24-27 January. From 12.00 to 18.00 o clock. Closing party: 26nd of January, 16.00 o clock.
From August 29 till the end of November 2012 Groen will work on several new series in Berlin. They will include a German edition of A Portrait For Breakfast, but also a new series on adults. The new series are expected to be exhibited in 2013 (A Portrait For Breakfast) and 2014 (new works).
The opening of A Portrait For Breakfast, in &FOAM, attracted over 200 visitors, including a crew of tv-station AT5. Their report on the series and the exhibition, including interviews with the models Goos (photo), Wessel, Sam and Tijgerlelie, can be watched here. An interview on Radio 1 can be listened here.
During the upcoming exhibition in &FOAM, museum for photography Amsterdam, a free tabloid newspaper will be available for all visitors. With extra photographs, interviews by Nataly Gurova and a column by Cesar Majorana. Not able to come? You can order your personal copy for 5 euro (incl. shipment) by sending an email. Release during the opening of the exhibition in &FOAM, on April 19.
From April 19 a wide selection of the series A Portrait For Breakfast will be exhibited by &FOAM, the new concept store of Foam, museum for photography in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Observing the last retouches at AAP Lab of an analogue print for a private collection. When using films for his photography, Jasper Groen always collaborates with this last laboratory in the Netherlands that uses analogue color technics.
Photo: Prins de Vos.
31rst of July – 22nd of August: Exhibition in GO Gallery, Prinsengracht 64: “Art Pride Amsterdam”. Together with 23 artists. Dyptich and four-part works of Gabriel.
Collectors item: book Gabriel for sale. Edition of 45 only, all numbered and signed. Manually sewed book with 8 photographs, in a matching box with stamped numbers. Price: 45 euro.
June 28 2011: Fiasco Magazine publishes 9 pages with photographs from A Portrait For Breakfast in their issue: Colors of Summer.
22nd of January – 16th of June 2011: Exhibition in Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam: “Angry”, about being young and radical. Together with 30 artists, including Rineke Dijkstra, Julian Röder and Joel Sternfeld. Slideshow of “Jeffrey”, with new photographs of the archives and interviews.
October 24 2010: Auction of a numbered (2/5), signed and framed print of “Valerey”, from the series Lips (2008). For Youth in Prison, an organisation that support children in 3rd world countries. At Christie’s.
September 20 2009 – March 2011: Carpe Diem, the serie about youngsters in Venlo, is exhibited outdoor in Q4, Venlo. Over 40 photos are to be seen on big sizes during the renovation of this neighbourhood in the Northern Limburg city. Later this year extra works will be added. Opened by Ronald Plasterk, minister of Education, Culture and Science.
September 10 – 15 2009: Exhibition in art-hall Aktovy Zal in Moscow, Russia, with Sabrina van den Heuvel, Ting Chan and Henny Boogert, during Melkweg Art Weekend. With ‘Lips’, ‘Finding Emo’ and ‘Jeffrey’.
May 16 2009: Presentation of the new series ‘Carpe Diem’, made during a stay as Artist in Residence. Exhibition by Galerie new Untitled extended with one extra week.
24 April – 16 May 2009: Solo-exhibition and ‘Artists in Residence’ in Q4, organised by Galerie New Untitled and Gemeente Venlo. Thu-Sat, 13.00 – 17.00, Maaskade 11, Venlo. With: complete works of ‘Jeffrey’ and ‘Volker’ and a selection of ‘Riga’, ‘Finding Emo’ and ‘Lips’.
September 05-28 2008: ‘Young Identities’, solo-exhibition in Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam. Series to be seen: Finding Emo, Jeffrey and Lips. Erwin Olaf will open the exhibition on the 3rd of September. Financial supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Eyes On Media.
24 May – 29 June 2008: Installation with DJ ISIS during Foam_Lab, in Foam_museum for photography in Amsterdam. With photos of the series Lips and music of DJ Isis. The installation
March 2008: Assignment by Viktor & Rolf. Impression of ‘the making of’ from the exhibition ‘The House of Viktor & Rolf’ in Barbican Artgallery, London. Published in exhibition’s catologue. Also in: Vogue UK, l’Express and Avantgarde.
May 26 2007 Portraits of visitors of Sensation White in Riga, Latvia. For the private collection of Duncan Stutterheim, founder of ID&T.
May 16 – June 10: June 2007: Exhibition ‘Love me tender’ during Epson Festival Naarden. ‘Love me tender’ is a selection of 4 series around sexuality, gender and identity. In: Bastion Oranje.
26th of July 2006: A-full-hour-interview by Frénk van der Linden in ‘Kunststof;, on national Radio 1. Listen here (in Dutch).
From the 7th of July until the 24th of August 2006 the series “Jeffrey” will be exhibited at FOAM_ photography museum Amsterdam. The exhibition is on the third floor of the museum and consist of 10 C-prints on dibond. An accompanying book is available at the museum store near the reception.