Joyce van Tienen’s (1976) projects focus on mainly on the grace of inner worlds. Her urge to reveal what is beyond borders and behind facades originates from a general aversion against the hypocracy of man. In this, she skillfully balances between manifesting naked authenticity and episodic poetry. With brisk and aesthetic imagery she fluently explores the poetic beauty of the ordinary and the recognisable drama of the insignificant.
Her current favourite subject of photgraphy is ‘family’. The storyline that runs through her series is mostly negligible in comparison to the forceful, yet implicit display of relationships between relatives. Intimate moments, alternated by recognisable details of habits, subtle gestures and tokens of personal history are best explored in the familiar and trusted setting of home. Without disturbing discourse, Joyce van Tienen brings a calm but touching portray of depth in a moment, forcing the beholder to stand still and re-discover the maybe long-forgotten acquainted.
2006 ‘Days at the Parade’. Photography Museum, The Hague, The Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
In coöperation wih Koos Breukel, Corbino, Annaleen Louwes en Hans Wilschut.
2004 ‘Sporen in het Zand’. Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands Final Exam Exposition
2010 ‘Inner Mickey’, Florida. Bite!Magazine.
2010 ‘Taking the Mickey’, Florida. DutchDoc.
2008 ‘De Dag van een Postbode’. In assignment of TNT Post.
2007 ‘Van Kickcode tot Persoon’. In assignment of TNT Post.
2006 ‘Days at the Parade’. In cooperation with Photography Museum,The Haugue, ISBN 90-8690-009-7
EDUCATION & QUALIFICATIONS
2009-2010 Master of Arts, Documentary Photography; AKV St. Joost, Breda, The Netherlands
1999-2004 Bachelor of Arts, Photography Royal Academy of Art, The Hague, The Netherlands
1995-1998 MBO Degree (Vocational Education) Advertsing & Commerce
St. Lucas, Boxtel, The Netherlands
1992-1995 MBO Degree (vocational Education) Economics, Ter Aa-college, Helmond, The Netherlands.
RTM, gemeente Rotterdam
Groter Groeien Alliantie
Cendris Den Haag