Elki Boerdam | image researcher

My work and activities are based on the function and power of the existing image. As an image researcher I collect, edit, place, redirect and research images and their contexts. This research results in visual research, written texts, image databases, editorial projects or zines and books.


Tugelaweg 85
1091 VN Amsterdam

instagram: @elkioko

Gerrit Rietveld Academie Amsterdam - BA Graphic Design (2007 - 2011)
Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst Gent - Graphic Design (2006 - 2007)

2017: Exhibition: A Visual Conversation, NEVERNEVERLAND at the Punt, Amsterdam
2017: Exhibition: Open Media Art, Institute for Sound and Vision, Hilversum
2017: Initiator: Research Project Input Party, with Rachel Sellem
2016: Talk: The Photographic Image as an Archive, Fanfare, Amsterdam
2016: Talk: What Images Have You Seen So Far?, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven
2016: Talk: As, Beeldjagers: Tweede dag van de beeldverzamelaar, Chassé Theater, Breda
2016: Residency: Institute for Sound and Vision, Open Media Art
2016: Published: As image collection published in the Volkskrant
2016: Publication: Poedels en Badkamers series, self-published
2015: Publication: Tunnel, self-published, with Byrthe Lemmens
2015: Residency: Workcentre 232, with Byrthe Lemmens
2015: Initiator: Input Party archive sharing gatherings, with Rachel Sellem
2015: Initiator: Ansichten Club, with Byrthe Lemmens & Jip van Steenis
2015: Exhibition: Wishlist Ultrakey, Kapitaal, Utrecht
2013: Exhibition: Calendar 2013, Looiersgracht 90, Amsterdam

See my Linkedin for commercial projects