Jan Hoek is a writer as well. In addition to his own indepedant work as an artist, he writes for magazines and newspapers about his own work, the work of others, photography in general and subjects related to his own work.

Jan Hoek is represented by Galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam.

Jan Hoek studied at Gerrit Rietveld Academie where he did Image & Language, graduated in 2012.

Solo Shows
2017: Duo presentation with Boris Mikhailov, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2016: New Supermodels, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, Schiedam , The Netherlands
2016: Unfair, solo presentation, Westergasterrein, Amsterdam
2016: Sistaaz of the Castle, in collaboration with fashion designer Duran Lantink, presented at Amsterdam Fashion Week and at FOAM (jan)
2016: Shooting Stars, solo exhibition, FOMU, Antwerp, Belgium
2015: Solo presentation, guest gallery Ron Mandos in Citroën garage Amsterdam. Part of Unseen Festival
2015: Panorama Carland, outdoor Panaroma at Gashoudervijver, Unseen Photo Festival, Amsterdam
2015: Riot, ‘Me & My Models the Gold Edition’, solo exhibition, Gent, Belgium
2015: The Stan/Jan-show, about the collaboration between Jan Hoek and Stan Aziz Abdul, a street painter living in Kumasi, Ghana, exhibition in: De Balie, Amsterdam
2013: $€XXX, show in collaboration with fashion designer Nieuw Jurk, 2PR, Amsterdam
2013: Me & My Models, (solo exhibition) New Holland, St. Petersburg, Russia
2013: Unfair, The Sweet Crazies That Didn’t Want To Be Photographed, Amsterdam
2013: Sweet Crazies, solo exhibition, Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2013: Me & My Models, solo exhibition, FOAM, Amsterdam
2012: Istanbul Art Fair, Istanbul (represented by Galerie Ron Mandos), Turkey
2012: Solo exhibition ‘Sweet Crazies’ in de Openbare Bibliotheek Utrecht, The Netherlands
2011: Soloshow in galerie Artpocalypse Collective with the series ‘Sweet Crazies, Amsterdam

Group Shows

2016: Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, The Netherlands

2016: BijlmAIR, CBK Zuid-Oost, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016: A Bed End Story (curated by Aldo van den Broek), Berlin Art Week, Berlin, Germany
2016: OBA & FOAM, Lezen van Beeld, Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2016: ‘Woonrubriek zoals God het bedoeld heeft’, Breda Photo, The Netherlands
2016: The Ultimate Sailor, showing ‘The “real” Somali Pirates, Scheepvaartmuseum, Amsterdam
2016: Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
2016: Margin of Visual Treshold, Circle Art Gallery, Shenzhen, China
2016: QUICKSCAN NL#02, Fotomuseum Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2016: (S)he, CBK Zuid-Oost, Amsterdam
2015: Young International Artists, duoshow with Mohau Modisakeng, (by Galerie Ron Mandos) Paris, France
2015: Unseen, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2015: The Devil is in Detail, SBK Dordrecht, group exhibition, Dordrecht, The Netherlands
2015: Do you hear me?, group exhibition FOTODOK, Utrecht, The Netherlands
2015: We Like Art, Art Rotterdam (feb)
2015: Plat(t)form, selected portfolio viewing, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Swiss
2014: AIR in Zuid-Oost 2014, groepstentoonstelling CBK Zuid-Oost, Amsterdam
2014: Lagos Photo, showing New Ways Of Photographing the New Masai, Lagos, Nigeria
2014: Best of Ron Mandos best of graduates, De Kring, Amsterdam
2014: FOAM Town, group show, Felix&FOAM, Amsterdam
2014: Residency Surface Arts, Chiang-Mai, Thailand
2014: He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen, China, group show curated by Foam Amsterdam
2014: The Space Between Us, group show, Felix & Foam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2014: The Moving Museum of Clothes, group show, CEC Zuid-Oost
2013  – 2014:  New works of painting, photo and sculpture at the Margulies collection, Warehouse, Miami, US
2014: Lagos Photo, showing Sweet Crazies, Lagos, Nigeria (okt)
2014: Art Rotterdam, represented by Galerie Ron Mandos (feb)
2013: In Delta Flux, Jakarta, group show curated by Impakt (dec)
2013: Art in Redlight, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam (dec)
2013: Middle Gate ’13 (group show curated by Jan Hoet), Geel, België (till januari)
2013: Sweet Crazies, Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos (nov)
2013: Wool Week Expo, Oude Kerk, (group show) Amsterdam
2013: Group Show, Easy Living, Kunstvereniging Diepenheim, Diepenheim, The Netherlands
2012: Group Show, Van Perskamer tot Kunstpaleis, The Times, Amsterdam
2012: Viewing ‘Me & My Models’, Impakt Festival, Utrecht
2012: Pop up-nl, London, represented by Ron Mandos
2012: Unseen Photo Fair, Sweet Crazies, represented by Ron Mandos, Amsterdam
2012: Group show ‘Best of the Graduates 2012′ in galerie Ron Mandos in Amsterdam
2012: Graduation Show Gerrit Rietveld Academie with ‘Me & My Models’
2012: Group show ‘Out of the fridge’ in Berm Collectief, Amsterdam
2011: Group Show ‘Teenage Magazines’ in FOAM, Amsterdam
2010: Gabberperformance at Rietveld Uncut, De Brakke Grond

Publications (books)
2015: Publication: The Pattaya Sex Bubble 1 t/m 10, by Art Paper Editions
2014: Publication ‘New Ways of Photographing The New Masai’ by Art Paper Editions
2013: Publication, ‘Marktplaatspoëzie’, Nijgh & Van Ditmar
2012: Publication ‘Me & My Models’ in news paper form, published by Art Paper editions

Prices & Awards
2016: Winner Dutch Design Awards in category Fashion for Sistaaz of the Castle
2016: Nomination Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs
2015: Winner Charlotte Kohler-price 2015, by Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
2015: Nominated for the FOAM Paul Huf Award
2013: Nominated for the Dutch Doc Awards for The Sweet Crazies
2013: Nominated for the Dutch Doc Awards for Me & My Models

Press highlights
2016: Article on my work in dutch newspaper Trouw
2016: Sistaaz of the Castle-publication in march issue of Vice US (8 pages), online translated in over more then 20 countries
2016: Publication of the series “Sistaaz of the Castle’ in L’HOMO magazine (10 pages)
2016: Feature of ‘the “real” Somali pirates’ (8 pages) in Vrij Nederland
2016: Article about Sistaaz of the Castle in British Journal of Photography
2016: Publication of the series Sistaaz of the Castle in Vrij Nederland
2016: Article on my work in Dutch newspaper Het Parool
2015: Article on my work i VICE US, translated in more then 10 countries
2015: Article about my new series with Kim Supermodel in the dutch Volkskrant
2015: Article on my collaboration with the Ghanese street artist Stan Aziz Abdul in De Groene Amsterdammer
2015: Featured in a article in The Guardian
2015: Featured in article in Dazed & Confused
2015: Article on Stan/Jan-show in dutch news paper Het Parool
2014: Series of 10 pages made exclusively for Vrij Nederland: The New Piets
2012: Publication Sweet Crazies, FOAM Magazine
2012: Publication from work ‘Me & My Models’ (6 pages) in C.I.N.V.U., an art magazine about loneliness
2011: Publication dutch Vice Magazine of the Sweet Crazies (8 pages)
2010: Initiator of a fashion shoot in Vice where his baby sitting brother Bruin with Down Syndrome took all photo’s and did the styling and had the choice of models and locations

Written articles (selection)
2016: ‘Woonrubriek zoals God het eigenlijk bedoeld had’ voor Volkskrant Magazine
2015-now: Art editor at the Dutch Vice Magazine, with every two weeks my own art column
2003-now: Editor Mister Motley, dutch art magazine (interviews, essays, personal art stories)
2015: Essay for American Suburb X: The (Im)possibilities to Shoot as a White Photographer on the African Continent
2015: Essay voor Vrij Nederland: ‘Kunst verzamelen zonder geld’
2014: Article for dutch newspaper NRC Handelsblad and NRC.Next: ‘Mijn racistische salontafel’
2014: ‘Cursus Vakantiefoto’s maken die niet saai zijn’ for Vrij Nederland
2014: Opinion article for dutch newspaper NRC.Next ‘Wees geen krent als je in een ander land bent’
2013: Marktplaatspoëzie, was placed in NRC.Next for a year a few times a week.

Events & other projects
2016: Curator and initiative taker of the Amsterdam Tattoo Museum in collaboration with dutch news paper Het Parool and curator Zippora Elders and artist Mick Johan.
2016: Shot the radical ‘Radically Honest’ Campaign for Moyee Coffee in Addis Ababa, a campaign in which I had the freedom to make images that could be critical as well.
2014-2016: Regular guest editor at Lost & Found, evening for lost image & sounds, Amsterdam
2015: Organiser and curator of The Pattaya Sex Party, in collaboration with writer Alma Mathijsen, Club Church, Amsterdam
2015: De Exotische Witte / De Exotische Zwarte. Curator/organiser of this event in De Balie, Amsterdam
2013: Mzungu The Exhibition, collaboration with Tanzanian KFI-students, curator and teacher for this exhibition, Arusha, Tanzania