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Michelle Piergoelam

Art photographer who creates visual stories based on cultural myths, dreams and memories. Images where cultural traditions, stories and scenery are intertwined. She makes conscious use of native stories to tell the cultural importance as a way to witness culture and history. 

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Awards / Nominations

2020 Lenscratch Student Prize 

2020 Blurring the lines Longlist + special mention

2020 New Gup Photography Talent 

2019 World Biennial of Student Photography

Group Exhibitions

2020 September, Graduation Festival Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (upcoming)

2020 July, 'SHOWCASE' Heden, The Hague (upcoming)

2020 Lenscratch 'The 2020 LENSCRATCH 25 to WATCH' online exhibition (now on show)

2020  Shutter hub YEARBOOK 2020 online exhibition (now on show)

2020 'Publieke Werken Rotterdam', Rotterdam (now on show)

2020 ‘Call for Graduates’ - Nest, The Hague and Amsterdam 

2020 Artdoc Magazine - Online exhibition - New World 

2019 World Biennial of Student Photography 2019, Museum of Contemporary Arts of Vojvodina, Novi Sad

2019 New Gup Photography Talent 2020, Machinegebouw, Amsterdam

2019 'A series of contradictions' Forgetful Number, The Hague

2018 Forgetful Number Collective, Novi Sad

2016 Graduation exhibition Fotovakschool, Rotterdam

Offline Publications

New Gup Photo Talent 2020

'Sine' by Forgetful Number 2018

Talks & Interviews

2020 Live Talk at De 50 jaar Melkweg Marathon 

2020 Interview Fotolab Kiekie

2020 Interview New Gup 2020 Talent

Artist books

2020 The untangled tales (available in September)

2019  I heard water holds a secret


2016 - 2020 Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

2013 - 2016 Fotovakschool, Rotterdam 


Alexander Sporre

Paul Berends

Nancy Schoenmakers


For my commercial work visit

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