Elki Boerdam | image researcher


Tugelaweg 85
1091 VN Amsterdam

more images on: @elkioko

Elki Boerdam has been active as an image researcher since 2011. In her work she researches, analyses and rearranges existing images. Images she borrows from the internet and other media. This research takes shape in visual projects and autonomous research.
Next to these projects she has deployed herself as an image researcher and editor in various fields. Ranging from cultural institutions to the advertising industry. Always applying her knowlegde of, and specialisation in the discovery and identification of images.

- co-initiator Input Party
- editor/curator for Beeldjagers (MOTI)
- resident at the Netherlands Institute of Sound and Vision (Open Media Art)
- head of research Share This. Art on social networks (Stedelijk museum, het Nieuwe Instituut, Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid and Upload Cinema)
- editor/researcher for Upload Cinema

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

2017: Talk: Extraterrestrial: the picture as evidence of the unseen, The Hmm, De Ruimte, Amsterdam
2017: Exhibition: What Images Have You Seen So Far?, Storyspace, Nederlands Film Festival, Utrecht
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