Artist Statement
My artistic practice is rooted in documentary photography and visual anthropology. It focuses on the way we inscribe and read meaning into the landscape, and how we encounter our environment. I use photography, walking, mapping and ethnographic data to get insight in the sites I study. I'm interested in ecological and urban practices, which I see on a spectrum, not in a dichotomy to each other.

I hold a BA in Documentary Photography from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (2015) and have recently obtained my MA in Visual and Media Anthropology at Freie Universität Berlin (2021).

Please contact me for more information about prints, possible collaborations and other inquiries.

+31 (0)6 4170 7503
+49 (0)15752240601

mail@cleowaechter.com



Curriculum Vitae
Cleo Nora Wächter     (* 1993)
BER/NL


Selected Clients and Collaborators
Vrij Nederland; De Groene Amsterdammer; Sex Workers Action Group (SWAG) Berlin; Bündniss für Sexuelle Selbstbestimmung; The Institute for Endotic Research; Kim Myhr; Thomas Nondh Janssen; Felix Nicholson; Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen; Board of Government Advisors of the Netherlands; Royal Academy of Arts; The Hague; Floating University Berlin; Syndicate11 Collective, Anthropology Department FU Berlin.



Selected Exhibitions
2021
Group Exhibition, Correction Ville (20-21.08.2021), Noorbeek (NL)

Audio walk, A soft Guide to the Floating Trees, Climate Care Festival (2-09.2021 – 12.02.2022),  Floating University, Berlin (DE)

 Virtual Group exhibition, Pathways To Reconnection, (12.06.2021 – 26.06.2021), Visual and Media Anthropology department, FU Berlin (DE)

2019        
Duo-presentation, Objectief Nederland, (13.01.2019 – 31.03.2019), Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn (NL)

2018            
Duo-presentation and Book-launch, Objectief Nederland, (18.10.2018 – 28.10.2018), Fotofestival Schiedam (NL)

2017
Duo-presentation, Objectief Nederland, (02.9.2017 – 30.9.2017), Landschapstriënnale, Haarlemmermeer (NL)

2016           
Solo-presentation, Autostop — Retracing Routes, (24.08.2016 – 11.10.2016), Opzicht, Stroom, The Hague (NL)

Group exhibition, LAND/MADE, (23.6.2016 – 1.7.2016), Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht (NL)

Group exhibition, Lost and found, (24.6.2016 – 18.7.2016), Museum of Poreč Territory (HR)

Group exhibition, 1st international photography symposium, (24.4.2016 – 1.7.2016), Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugnavpils (LV)

Group exhibition, Undiscovered, (30.1.2016 – 21.2.2016), WTC Art Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)


2015        
Solo presentation, Researching the landscape, (23.11.2015 – 8.1.2016), Statenlokaal, Chamber of parliament, The Hague (NL)


2015       
Graduation exhibition, Anthropocene, ‘DEAR graduation’, (03.06.2015 – 09.06.2015),  Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL)


Selected Artist Talks
2021       
Thoughts on Nomadic Cartography, Talk and reading Circle,Correction Ville, Noorbeek (NL)

Pathways To Reconnection ,Round Table Discussion, (Online )

Rizoom, 5 Day Instagram take-over, (NL/Online)

2019        
ISSP Gallery, Riga (LV)

Opening of the academic year, photography department, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague (NL)

Teylers ontmoet, Teylers Museum, Haarlem (NL)

Springvossen, radio interview with Robbert Altema, Amsterdam FM

2018         
COLLOQUIUM Recollecting Landscapes. Exploring landscape rephotography between art, science, design, policy and cultural practice”, Flanders Architecture Institute, Antwerp (BE)

2017       
Symposium Objectief Nederland, The future of the landscape, Landschapstriennale 2017, Haarlemmermeer (NL)

     

Residencies
2019       
Resident at the ISSP for the months of March and October, Riga (LV)

2016
 First International Photography Symposium, April 2016, Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils (LV)


Awards, Grants and Nominations
2017       
MA Abroad Culture scholarship, Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds, The Netherlands

2016       
Spot Publication Funding, Stroom, The Hague (NL)

Dialoog Stipendium, Founded by Stichting Dialoog, Fotodok & Vrij Nederland

2015      
Unseen Dummy Awards, *Nomination


Books
2018
Objectief Nederland, Changing Landscape 1974 — 2017 , Collaboration with Reinjan Mulder, Published by Nai010, Design by Studio Joost Grootens, Accompanying essays by Merel Bem, Henk Baas, Berno Strootman, Peter Delpeut and Ludo van Halem, With support from: Creative Industries Fund NL, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, NH Bos Foundation, Babel & Voss, and the Charema Fonds, managed by the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds

2016        
Autostop — Retracing routes, Self-published, edition of 120, Design: Lisa Laperre

2015
 Anthropocene — Mapping the new geology of the Netherlands, Self-published, edition of 75, Design: Kasper Pyndt Rasmussen


Essays
2021       
Initiation, Personal Essay, Coven Berlin, Queer Online Art Magazine (DE)

2020 
How to Catch a Shadow, Essay and Photography series, Mister Motley, online art magazine (NL)



Selected Press
2019       
The Real Netherlands: Q&A with Cleo Wächter, Roads and Kingdoms, online art and travel magazine (US)

Zien zonder te kijken?, Review of Objective Netherlands by Thijs van den Boomen, Archined platform (NL)

2018   
Maastricht, Guide for the senses, edited by Hanne Hagenaars, published by Marres, Maastricht (NL)

2017
Objectief Nederland, Een bijzondere opdracht van de Rijksadviseur voor Fysieke Leefomgeving, Text by Anne Reenders, Publiek Gemaakt (NL)

2016
Liften in de tijden van tinder, Photography series, Vrij Nederland #38

2016
Welkom in het Anthropoceen, Photoseries,  Text by Jaap Tielbeke, Groene Amsterdammer #27

2014 
      
Enclose, Photography series, De Correspondent


Collections
2017       
Board of Government Advisors, Goverment of the Netherlands  

2016       
Mark Rothko Art Center, Daugavpils (LV)