Rachel de Joode

Posted by Fabio 31 August 2010

Rachel de Joode is a Dutch artist and photographer living and working in Berlin. Her artistic intention is to decipher human existence in absurd and surreal ways through sculptural installations, performance and photography. She seek to portray the otherworldliness in the most profane aspects of our world. Her work depict people and objects, and their performative gesture. Through exploring the balance between the mystical subconscious and the rational of the every day, her work can be described as slice-of-life Magical Realism.

Rachel de Joode studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam from 1996 to 2000.In 2001, she received a stipendiate grant from the Royal Dutch Art Foundation. Her work has been published in various international art and fashion-magazines such as VORN, Sleek, Picnic and Domus Magazine, and she also have also contributed to several art books. In 2009 she was awarded with a 3rd Prize for a still life series in a competition honoring the Bauhaus’ 90th anniversary.