Rineke Dijkstra - Marianna (The Fairy Doll), videostill, 2014

Rineke Dijkstra

Netherlands 1959

Photography, Video Art

Rineke Dijkstra
Rineke Dijkstra
April 10, 2017
Alias of Jasmina Sevic, a researcher and author for Widewalls. She graduated from the Faculty of Political Science (Department for Journalism) in Belgrade in 2013.

Rineke Dijkstra is a renowned photographer and video artist. The array of models she uses for her photographs is wide, ranging from club-goers, school children, matadors, soldiers and young mothers. She positions her subjects against a minimal background, facing the camera. Her subjects are often taken out of context, immediately after a stressful or emotional situation, such as her series of matadors and newly mothers. Rineke’s specific compositional style is most notable in her beach portraits, which feature one or more adolescents against a seascape. She perfectly captures the awkwardness and self-consciousness of adolescence, due to the earnest nature of youngsters, and their emotions revealed.

view almerisa work in liverpool with view on Gymschool privacy
Rineke Dijkstra -The Gymschool St. Petersburg, videostill 1, 2014 – photo via mariangoodman

A Unique Artistic Style

Rineke’s subjects are depicted in an unembellished fashion. Caught in the moment, they appear simultaneously revealing and enigmatic. Her portraits are stark and engaging, as she often focuses on particular communities of people, revealing their inner world through the simplicity of one particular moment in their lives. Dijkstra is also a video artist, known for her filmed portraits of teenagers in nightclubs in Liverpool, against a white background, smoking, and dancing. Born in 1959 in Sittard, the Netherlands, she studied at the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. In 1984 Rineke had her first solo exhibition at Amsterdam’s Gallery de Moor. She worked as a professional portrait photographer until the 1990s, when she started incorporating her own artistic style into portraiture.

Capturing a moment in time with introverted adolescents

june print from march 2008 Ruth Drawing Picasso, terms 2009
Rineke Dijkstra- Ruth Drawing Picasso, 2009 – photo via mariangoodman

Vulnerability Displayed

With a preference for introverted people, Rineke feels an affinity with them and can create a more stable contact than with exuberant individuals. With more introverted people she can demand a concentration which is decisive for the photographs and which she demands from herself as well. Dijkstra creates a very close contact with subjects, sustaining their attention. Rineke’s favorite subjects are those on a transformative path of teenagehood or adults who have just gone through a highly emotional experience. These subjects display a vulnerability that enables her to capture the gap between intention and effect, showing how not everything can be kept under control. A perfect example for this is her series of mothers who recently gave birth.

While bearing signs of the recent ordeal, mothers posed for the artist

almerisa in june 2008 / Amsterdam photography in new york gallery
Rineke Dijkstra – Saskia, Hardewijk, Netherlands, March 16 1994 (Left) / Tecla, Amsterdam, Netherlands, May 1994 (Right) – photo via tate.org.uk

The Artist Emphasizes the Individual

One of Rineke’s first major series – Beaches, is comprised of portraits of young adolescents in bathing suits on the beach. This series expanded her work to an audience at international level. Dijkstra usually uses a standard lens on a tripod and flesh on another tripod behind the first one. For the Beaches series, she used the same setup, only with a portable flash to reduce contrast and bring the subject’s faces out of deep shadow, thus modulating the sunlight, which is always her main light source. The seascape serves merely as a background, since the artist doesn’t focus on details, but emphasizes the individual, capturing the visual cues, illuminating the subject’s psychological and emotional state. The Beaches series are large-format color photographs, taken on beaches in Belgium, Croatia, Poland, USA, and Ukraine. All subject are framed full-length in the center of the picture, standing out against the background, gazing at the camera. Depending on the place where the photo was taken, quality of wardrobe and subject’s poses vary from self-assured to awkward self-conscious. Rineke’s photographs are entitled to the place and time when the photograph is captured, emphasizing that moment in time that is immortalized.

Rineke captures the emotional state of teens gazing at the camera

De Panne, Belgium, August 7 1992 (Left) / at work in Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 23 1992 (Right)
Rineke Dijkstra – De Panne, Belgium, August 7 1992 (Left) / Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 23 1992 (Right) – photo via tate.org.uk

Influences and Exhibitions

The Dutch artist’s Beaches project was shown in 1997 at The Museum of Modern Art in New York, bringing the artist international acclaim. Her photographs were subject of numerous solo exhibitions, notably including Rinkeke Dijkstra: A Retrospective shown both at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in 2012. Rineke was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2012. The artist claims to be influenced by the Dutch masters of painted portrait such as Rembrandt, Vermeer, Verspronck.

The artist lives and works in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Featured image: Rineke Dijkstra – The Fairy Doll (videostill), 2014 – photo via mariangoodman.com

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2016Rineke DijkstraMilwaukee Art Museum, WisconsinSolo
2015Rineke DijkstraGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo
2015Framing Desire: Photography And VideoThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2015HE: The Hergott Shepard Photography CollectionUMMA - The University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MIGroup
2015FACES NOW. European Portrait Photography since 1990BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-Arts, Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselsGroup
2015The Sea - Salut D'honneur Jan HoetMu.ZEE, OostendeGroup
2015Rineke DijkstraGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisSolo
2015Prix PictetEast Wing, DohaGroup
2014Rineke Dijkstra: The KrazyhouseMuseo Guggenheim de Arte Moderno y Contemporáneo,BilbaoSolo
2014Rineke Dijkstra - 17th Century PortraitsFrans Hals Museum, HaarlemSolo
2014Rineke Dijkstra: The KrazyhouseThe Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, DCSolo
2014From recto to versoGalerie van Gelder, AmsterdamGroup
2014Consumption – Prix Pictet 2014Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, TurinGroup
2014Rineke Dijkstra and Thomas Struth: See•ingHenry Art Gallery, Seattle, WAGroup
2014Manifesta 10 - ManifestaEuropean Biennial of Contemporary Art, AmsterdamGroup
2014Manifesta 10 - The European Biennial of Contemporary ArtThe State Hermitage Museum, St. PetersburgGroup
2014Post-Picasso: Contemporary Reactions Museo Picasso, BarcelonaGroup
2014Her: Bi8Rolla Foundation, BruzellaGroup
2013Rineke Dijkstra - The Krazy HouseMuseum für Moderne Kunst (MMK), FrankfurtSolo
2013TauromaquiaStädtische Galerie Delmenhorst, DelmenhorstGroup
2013Eye Wonder: Bank of America Koleksiyonunda Kadın Fotoğraf SanatçılarıCer Modern, AnkaraGroup
2013WonderMuseum Kranenburgh, Bergen NHGroup
2013REMEMBER EVERYTHING, 40 Years Galerie Max HetzlerGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinGroup
2013Ages: Portraits of Growing OlderLandesgalerie am Oberösterreichischen Landesmuseum, LinzGroup
2013Forever Young - Über den Mythos der JugendKunsthalle Nürnberg, NurembergGroup
2013AutonomousGallery@calit2, La Jolla, CAGroup
2013L’Œil PhotographiqueFRAC - Auvergne, Clermont FerrandGroup
2013Still - Photography in the MuseumMODEM Centre for Modern and Contemporary Arts,DebrecenGroup
2013Lens DrawingGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisGroup
2013Seduced by Art: Photography Past and PresentCaixaForum Madrid, MadridGroup
2013To The Sea. The Sea In Dutch Art Since 1850De Hallen, HaarlemGroup
2013This Infinite WorldFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurGroup
2013Immortalized, 1913-2013. In The Footsteps Of Frans HalsDe Hallen, HaarlemGroup
2013Jetztzeit (el tiempo del ahora) + La Espalda del ángelCentre d’Art la Panera, LleidaGroup
2013So Much I Want To SaySammlung Goetz, MunichGroup
2013Besser scheitern - Film + VideoHamburger Kunsthalle, HamburgGroup
2013Through A Glass Darkly - Faces Past And PresentErnst Museum Budapest, BudapestGroup
2013Seducidos por el arte. Pasado y presente de la fotografíaCaixaForum Barcelona, BarcelonaGroup
2013The NexusChrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VAGroup
2013Cobra tot Dumas. Collectie de Heus- ZomerSinger Laren, LarenGroup
2013Passing TimeGalleries at Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MAGroup
2012Rineke Dijkstra: A RetrospectiveSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYSolo
2012Rineke Dijkstra - A RetrospectiveSan Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco, CASolo
2012FacesErnst Museum Budapest, BudapestGroup
2012Seduced by Art: Photography Past and PresentThe National Gallery, LondonGroup
2012OurselvesACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, VICGroup
2012Gaze - The Changing Face of Portrait PhotographyIstanbul Modern, IstanbulGroup
2012Photo Matters - Friends' JubileeDe Hallen, HaarlemGroup
2012So zwischendrin - Erwachsen werden - eine Kunst?Neue Galerie Dachau, DachauGroup
2012Viewpoint: A closer look at showingHuis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamGroup
2012Looked!Annet Gelink Gallery, AmsterdamGroup
2012Passing TimeSalina Art Center, Salina, KSGroup
2012Figure and Form in Contemporary PhotographyLos Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA,Los Angeles, CAGroup
2012Jocelyn LeeFlatland Gallery, UtrechtGroup
2012Megacool 4.0 - Jugend und KunstKünstlerhaus Wien, ViennaGroup
2012Arte torna ArteGalleria dell'Accademia, FlorenceGroup
2012Passing Time - Richard E. Peeler Art CenterDePauw University , Greencastle, INGroup
2012Passing time - Ezra and Cecile Zilkha GalleryCenter for the Arts Wesleyan University,ConnecticutGroup
2012Passions – Five Centuries of Art and the EmotionsNationalmuseum, StockholmGroup
2012Shared Vision: The Sondra Gilman and Celso Gonzalez-Falla Collection of PhotographyAperture Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2012Der Mensch und seine ObjekteMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenGroup
2012Sweet&Salt - Water and the DutchKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2012Coup doubleFRAC Aquitaine, BordeauxGroup
2011Rineke Dijkstra - AnnemiekWexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OHSolo
2011Rineke Dijkstra The Weeping Woman - DE PONTMuseum of contemporary art, TilburgSolo
2011Rineke Dijkstra Solo ShowBonniers Konsthall, StockholmSolo
2011Rineke Dijkstra - Ruth Drawing PicassoStevenson, Cape TownSolo
2011Schau mir in die AugenKunstmuseum Liechtenstein, VaduzGroup
2011Barcelona Collects - Cal CegoColleccion de Arte Contemporaneo, BarcelonaGroup
2011Tesori a Lugano Consonanze - Dialoghi nel tempoMuseo d'Arte di Lugano, LuganoGroup
2011Photography Calling! - The Sound of Downloading Makes Me Want to UploadSprengel Museum Hannover, HannoverGroup
2011Now: Obras De La Colección JumexInstituto Cultural Cabañas, GuadalajaraGroup
2011Dangerously YoungMuseum Dr. Guislain, GhentGroup
2011Why I Never Became a DancerHaus der Kunst München, MunichGroup
2011Nothing in the World But YouthTurner Contemporary, Margate, KentGroup
2011The Truth is Not in the Mirror: Photography and a Constructed IdentityUniversity Galleries at Illinois State University, Normal, IlGroup
201125 Years 25 Artists -Julie Saul Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2011Undeniably MeGalerie Rudolfinum, PragueGroup
2011Face to Face: Works from the Bank of America CollectionThe Museum of Photographic Arts,San Diego, CAGroup
2011DestelloGaleria Jumex, Mexico CityGroup
2011Passing Time - Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery Center for the Arts Wesleyan University,ConnecticutGroup
2011Angry - Young and RadicalNetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2011The Truth is Not in the Mirror - Photography and a Constructed IdentityHaggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WIGroup
2010The Krazy HouseDe Hallen, HaarlemSolo
2010Rineke Dijkstra - Solo ShowMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2010Rineke DijkstraGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisSolo
2010Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman CryingTate Liverpool, LiverpoolSolo
2010LiverpoolGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo
2010LiverpoolGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2010Digital? Analog!Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamGroup
2010Schooldays: the look of learningLewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkGroup
2010Naked City: Photographs from the Vassar College's Frances Lehman Loeb Art CenterFMoPA - Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, Tampa, FLGroup
2010Ritratti del PotereCentro di Cultura Contemporanea Strozzina (CCCS), FlorenceGroup
2010The Adventure of Reality International RealismKunsthal Rotterdam, RotterdamGroup
2010México : esperado inesperadoB.P.S.22 - Espace de Création Contemporaine, CharleroiGroup
2010Res PublicaMoscow museum of modern art - MMOMA, MoscowGroup
2010Taking PlaceStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamGroup
2010Between Here and There: Dislocation and Displacement in Contemporary PhotographyThe Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Realismus - Das Abenteuer der WirklichkeitKunsthalle der Hypo-Kulturstiftung, MunichGroup
2010Summer LovesHuis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, AmsterdamGroup
2010Visionaries: Contemporary Art from Santa Barbara’s Private CollectionsMuseum of Contemporary Art Santa Barbara (MCASB), Santa Barbara, CAGroup
2010Present Tense: An imagined grammar of portraiture in the digital ageNational Portrait Gallery, Canberra, ACTGroup
2010Efecto Drácula/comunidades en transformaciónMuseo Universitario del Chopo, Mexico CityGroup
2010Pictures by Women: A History of Modern PhotographyMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2010Photographic TypologiesTate Modern, LondonGroup
2010Self-Fulfilling PropheciesKoenig & Clinton, New York City, NYGroup
2010Beeld verplaatstMuseum Meermanno, The HagueGroup
2010Superficies del deseoMuseo Universitario de Arte Contemporáneo - MUAC, Mexico CityGroup
2010Estancias, Residencias, Presencias. Una construcción particularTEA Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, Santa Cruz de TenerifeGroup
2010Realismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit. Courbet - HopperGursky - Kunsthalle in Emden,EmdenGroup
2009Park PortraitsLa Fabrica Galeria, MadridSolo
2009Süsser Vogel JugendNeue Pinakothek, MunichGroup
2009HeadsJulie Saul Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2009MOCA´s First Thirty YearsMOCA Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CAGroup
2009Mexico: Expected Unexpected. Collection Isabel and Agustín Coppel Stedelijk Museum Schiedam, SchiedamGroup
2009Kids these Days …Eduard Planting Gallery, AmsterdamGroup
2009Das Porträt. Fotografie als BühneKunsthalle Wien (Museumsquartier), ViennaGroup
2009Steppenwolf - oder das Geräusch des urbanen RaumsNeue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK), BerlinGroup
2009The Female Gaze: Women Look At WomenCheim & Read, New York City, NYGroup
2009Rites de PassageSCHUNCK , HeerlenGroup
2009Isabelle Huppert: Woman of Many FacesUCCA - Ullens Center for Contemporary Art, BeijingGroup
2009Private Universes: Media WorksDallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TXGroup
2009Dutch Seen: New York RediscoveredMuseum of the City of New York, New York City, NYGroup
2009Visions of our time10 Jahre Fotografie in der Deutschen Börse - CO Berlin, BerlinGroup
2009Palais des MiragesMönchehaus Museum Goslar, GoslarGroup
2009Pequeña historia de la fotografíaCGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago de CompostelaGroup
2009Strike A PoseStephen Friedman Gallery, LondonGroup
2009Video PortraitsSmith College Museum of Art, Northampton, MAGroup
2008Warhol and the Shared SubjectFort Worth Contemporary Arts, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2008The Fifth Floor: Ideas Taking SpaceTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2008TransesMusée Départemental d'Art Contemporain de Rochechouart, RochechouartGroup
2008Sander's Children Figurative Photography In The Tradition Of August SanderDanziger Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2008La invención de lo cotidianoMuseo Nacional de Arte - MUNAL, Mexico CityGroup
2008BesArt - O presente: uma dimensao infinitaBerardo Museum - Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, LisbonGroup
2008Collection Agustín et Isabel Coppel, Mexico: Expected UnexpectedLa Maison Rouge, ParisGroup
2008Listen Darling… The World is YoursEllipse Foundation, AlcoitãoGroup
2008Of People and PlacesUniversity Museum of Contemporary Art - UMass Amherst, Amherst, MAGroup
2008XY. L'emprise du genre. Tentative d'approche de la représentation masculineMusée Ianchelevici, La LouvièreGroup
2008Here Is Every. Four Decades of Contemporary ArtMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2008Dateline: Israel: New Photography and Video ArtJewish Museum of Maryland, Baltimore, MDGroup
2008Facebook: Images of People in Photographs from the CollectionThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2008Street & Studio: an urban history of photographyTate Modern, LondonGroup
2008Las Implicaciones de la Imagen (The implications of image)MUCA Roma - Museo Universitario de Ciencias y Arte, Mexico CityGroup
2008REMIX : Recent AcquisitionsAlbright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NYGroup
2008Baby. De ideale mens verbeeld 1840- hedenNetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2008Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of ChildrenDeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MAGroup
2008IN REPOSEGalleries at Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia, PAGroup
2008PUBERTYHaugar Vestfold Kunstmuseum, TonsbergGroup
2008PortraitsG Fine Art, Washington, DCGroup
2007Rineke Dijkstra - Solo ExhibitGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisSolo
2007Rineke Dijkstra - Park PortraitsGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo
2007Rineke DijkstraMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2007Eyes Wide Open – New to the Stedelijk & The Monique Zajfen CollectionStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamGroup
2007Betrifft: IsraelJüdisches Museum Berlin, BerlinGroup
2007Girls on the Verge: Portraits of AdolescenceThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2007Empty Nest: The Changing Face of Childhood in Art, 1880 to the PresentNathan A. Bernstein Co. Ltd., New York City, NYGroup
200730 40 Part IIMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007BinnensteBuiten InsideOut - Photos from Amsterdam Collections and ArchivesFoam Fotografiemuseum, AmsterdamGroup
2007ExistenciasMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
200730 40 Part IMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2007AccumulationsICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MAGroup
2007An Instinctive Eye: A Selection of Contemporary Photographs from the Sir Elton John CollectionPinchukArtCentre, KievGroup
2007Utopian mirageThe Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center, Poughkeepsie, NYGroup
2007Into Me, Out of MeMACRO Testaccio (MACRO Future), RomeGroup
2007Die Kunst zu SammelnMuseum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2007Out of Time - A Contemporary ViewMoMA - Museum of Modern Art, New York City, NYGroup
2007Schmerz - Hamburger BahnhofMuseum für Gegenwart, BerlinGroup
2007Return to CézanneCollection Lambert, AvignonGroup
2007Dateline Israel - New Photography and Video ArtThe Jewish Museum of New York, New York City, NYGroup
2007Contour Continuïteit, Heden en VerledenStedelijk Museum Het Prinsenhof, DelftGroup
2007Pretty BabyThe Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Fort Worth, TXGroup
2007Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-GardeTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2007Tanzen, SehenMuseum für Gegenwartskunst Siegen, SiegenGroup
2007Family PicturesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2007FamilienbandeLehmbruck Museum, DuisburgGroup
2007En quete d`identiteCentre photographique d’Ile-de-France, Pontault CombaultGroup
2006Rineke Dijkstra - PortraitsGalerie Rudolfinum, PragueSolo
2006Replacing Mashkov - Recent acquisitions by the Gemeentemuseum Den HaagGemeentemuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2006Eine Frage (nach) der GesteGalerie der Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst Leipzig (HGB),LeipzigGroup
2006TOUCH MY SHADOWS - New Media from the GOETZ Collection in MunichCentre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, WarsawGroup
2006INTO ME OUT OF MEKW Institute for Contemporary Art , BerlinGroup
2006Wanderland - (Israel – Palestine)Museen Haus Lange, Haus Esters, KrefeldGroup
2006Il faut rendre à Cézanne Group Show 2006Yvon Lambert, New York City, NYGroup
2006Faster! Bigger! Better!ZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
200675 years of collecting. Portrait of a citizenVancouver Art Gallery, Vancouver, BCGroup
2006Girls' Night outContemporary Museum, Baltimore, Baltimore, MDGroup
2006Into me Out of meMoMA PS1, New York City, NYGroup
2006Click Double Click - BOZAR - Palais des Beaux-ArtsPaleis voor Schone Kunsten, BrusselsGroup
2006Human Game. Winners And LoosersStazione Leopolda, FlorenceGroup
2006SaudadesCrac Alsace, AltkirchGroup
2006SaudadesMuseum het Domein, SittardGroup
2006Transformation; Aus eigener SammlungKunstmuseum Liechtenstein, VaduzGroup
2006TransformationKunstmuseum Liechtenstein, VaduzGroup
2006Review - videos from the Pierre Huber collectionMAGASIN - Centre National d’art Contemporain de Grenoble, GrenobleGroup
2006XX-Visões no FemininoCAV - centro de artes visuais, CoimbraGroup
2006Cool huntersMucsarnok Kunsthalle, BudapestGroup
2006Netherland Now - the Northern SchoolMaison Européenne de la Photographie, ParisGroup
2006Selected WorksJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2006Click Double clickHaus der Kunst München, MunichGroup
2006Girls' Night OutBlaffer Art Museum, University of Houston, Houston, TXGroup
2006Portrait und MenschenbildSK Stiftung Kultur, CologneGroup
2005Rineke DijkstraStedelijk Museum Amsterdam, AmsterdamSolo
2005Rineke Dijkstra - RetratsCaixaForum Barcelona, BarcelonaSolo
2005Rineke Dijkstra - PortraitsFotomuseum Winterthur, WinterthurSolo
2005The Netherlands contemporary photo & videoDutch Insight - Gallery Zandari, SeoulGroup
2005The Difference in Temperature between your Body and MineGalleria Suzy Shammah, MilanGroup
2005Recent acquisitions (Nieuwewin aanwinsten)Museum of Photography The Hague -Fotomuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2005De la comtesse De Castiglione à Cindy ShermanGalerie de France, ParisGroup
2005Me, Myself and I: Artist Self-Portraits from the Heather and Tony Podesta CollectionCurator's Office, Washington, DCGroup
2005Los usos de la imagen: fotografía, film y video en La Colección JumexMALBA Colección Costantini - Museo de Arte Latinoamericano de Buenos Aires, Buenos AiresGroup
2005Girls' Night OutContemporary Art Museum St. Louis, Saint Louis, MOGroup
2005SujetoMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2005CollectablesGalerie Nouvelles Images, The HagueGroup
2005Reality - 30 Videoarbeiten aus der Sammlung Goetz in MünchenVögele Kulturzentrum,PfäffikonGroup
2005Highlights - New AcquisitionsJohn Berggruen Gallery, San Francisco, CAGroup
2005Slow Art - Stilleben - PorträtsLandschaften - Museum Kunstpalast, DusseldorfGroup
2005Through the Looking Glass: Childhood in Contemporary Photography Lewis Glucksman Gallery, CorkGroup
2005Private View 1980-2000 - Collection Pierre HuberMusée cantonal des Beaux-Arts, LausanneGroup
2005The Theatre of Art - Masterpieces from the Collection of the Ludwig MuseumVilla Manin. Centro d'arte contemporanea, Codroipo, UDGroup
2005Girls' Night OutAspen Art Museum, Aspen, COGroup
2005COOLHUNTERS - Jugendkulturen zwischen Medien und MarktStädtische Galerie Karlsruhe,KarlsruheGroup
2005Schadowland - An Exhibition as a FilmWalker Art Center, Minneapolis, MNGroup
2005Heal the worldThe Third Line, DubaiGroup
2005Sharjah International Art Biennial 7 Sharjah Biennial, SharjahGroup
2005In Focus - Contemporary Photography From The AllenNorth Carolina Museum of Art,Raleigh, NCGroup
2005EmergenciesMusac - Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, LéonGroup
2005In Sight: Contemporary Dutch PhotographyThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILGroup
2005Der fotografierte MenschNeues Museum - Staatliches Museum für Kunst und Design in Nürnberg, NurembergGroup
2005FAST FORWARD Media Art de la Colección GoetzMuseo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid, Centro Cultural del Conde Duque, MadridGroup
2004Rineke Dijkstra - SubtitleGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2004Rineke Dijkstra - Two PortraitsGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo
2004Rineke DijkstraSommer Contemporary Art, Tel AvivSolo
2004Human Conditions, Intimate PortraitsInstitute of Contemporary Art - Dunaújvàros,DunaujvarosGroup
2004the staged body: contemporary photographyCurator's Office, Washington, DCGroup
2004The Furniture of Poul Kjærholm and Selected ArtSean Kelly Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2004The Dutch Show - Contemporary Dutch artists in GreekThe Netherlands Institute, AthensGroup
2004Wer bietet mehr? - Fünfzehn Jahre Deichtorhallen HamburgDeichtorhallen Hamburg,HamburgGroup
2004Ausstellungen 1994 - 2004Sabine Schmidt Galerie, CologneGroup
2004Aufruhr der GefühleMuseum für Photographie Braunschweig, BraunschweigGroup
2004Das Wunder Mensch (Parameter of Life)MMK Museum Moderner Kunst - Stiftung Wörlen,PassauGroup
2004Pour les oiseauxFRAC - Pays de la Loire, CarquefouGroup
2004About Face portrait - Photography and the Death of the PortraitHayward Gallery, LondonGroup
2004Emotions Eins Frankfurter Kunstverein, FrankfurtGroup
2004PHotoEspaña 04 - HistoriasPHotoEspaña, MadridGroup
2004AccrochageGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsGroup
2004Pretty World AEROPLASTICS contemporary, Brussels Group
2004Just love meFries Museum, LeeuwardenGroup
2004Light And Atmosphere MAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
2004Lonely planetArt Tower Mito ATM, MitoGroup
2004Big PhotosRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Gallery SelectionsRussell Bowman Art Advisory, Chicago, ILGroup
2004Je t’envisage - La disparition du portraitMusée de l´Elysée, LausanneGroup
2004Making Faces: The Death of the Portrait (Je t’envisage: La disparition du portrait)Musée de l´Elysée, LausanneGroup
2004The Amazing & The ImmutableUniversity of South Florida Contemporary Art Museum,Tampa, FLGroup
2004Faces, Places, Traces - New Acquisitions to the Photographs CollectionNational Gallery of Canada - Musée des beaux-arts du Canada, Ottawa, ONGroup
2004Randstad Nederland - Retóricas del trabajoCAC Centro de Arte Contemporáneo Málaga,Málaga Group
2004Girl's Night OutOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup
2003Rineke Dijkstra - The French Foreign Legion: Olivier SilvaMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2003Rineke Dijkstra - The Buzzclub, Liverpool, UK, Mysteryworld, Zaandam, NLKunstverein für die Rheinlande und Westfalen, DusseldorfSolo
2003Cruel and Tender. Zärtlich und Grausam. Fotografie und das WirklicheMuseum Ludwig,CologneGroup
2003A Clear Vision: Photographic Works from the F.C. Gundlach CollectionDeichtorhallen Hamburg, HamburgGroup
2003Die ganze moderne Kunst über den Haufen zu werfenMuseum Morsbroich, LeverkusenGroup
2003Rineke Dijkstra - Paula Modersohn-BeckerPaula Modersohn-Becker Museum, BremenGroup
2003Fast ForwardZKM | Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie Karlsruhe, KarlsruheGroup
2003Cara a CaraFundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos - Culturgest, LisbonGroup
2003Moti MentaliMarvelli Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2003Pictures of you Galería Estrany - De La Mota, BarcelonaGroup
2003Strange DaysMuseum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA), Chicago, ILGroup
2003Girls' Night OutOrange County Museum of Art, Newport BeachGroup
2003Strangers: the first ICP triennial of photography and videoICP - International Center of Photography, New York City, NYGroup
2003In Your FaceAlan Koppel Gallery, Chicago, ILGroup
2003Just love me - Post-Feministic Art of the 1990sKODE, BergenGroup
2003Nature, Culture and Artifice - Photographs from The Holzer Family CollectionNorton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FLGroup
2003In or OutNational Museum of Contemporary Art Korea, GwacheonGroup
2003Recaptured NatureMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2003Vincent van Gogh and the contemporary artVan Gogh Museum, AmsterdamGroup
2003By the SeaYossi Milo Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2003Cruel and tender: the real in the twentieth-century phtographTate Modern, LondonGroup
2003Models & mavericksMuseum het Domein, SittardGroup
2003Child in timeGemeentemuseum Helmond - Boscotondohal, HelmondGroup
2003EXPERIENCENetherlands Fotomuseum, RotterdamGroup
2003Imperfect Innocence - The Debra and Dennis Scholl CollectionThe Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art (PBICA), Lake Worth, FLGroup
2003Matando el tiempo y escuchando entre las líneasGaleria Jumex, Mexico CityGroup
2003Photography: Fact To FictionGalerie Marian Goodman, ParisGroup
2003Linking Collection And CommunityMAM - Miami Art Museum, Miami, FLGroup
2003Affinities... Now and ThenH&R Block Artspace at Kansas City Art Institute, Kansas City, MOGroup
2003Selbstgespräch: Sam Taylor-Wood, Tracey Moffat, Rineke DijkstraPinakothek der Moderne,MunichGroup
2003Imperfect Innocence - Debra & Dennis Scholl CollectionContemporary Museum, Baltimore,Baltimore, MDGroup
2002Photographers in the Netherlands 1852-2002Fotomuseum Den Haag, The HagueGroup
2002Die Wohltat der KunstSammlung Goetz, MunichGroup
2002Transformer IIAir de Paris, ParisGroup
2002Mask or Mirror? A Play of PortraitsWorcester Art Museum, Worcester, MAGroup
2002L’immagine ritrovata - Pittura e fotografia dagli anni ’80 ad oggiMuseo Cantonale d´Arte Lugano, LuganoGroup
2002New Space Opening ShowGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsGroup
2002Exposition inaugurale - l'Herbier & le NuageMAC's Grand Hornu - Musée des Arts Contemporains, HornuGroup
2002The Starting LinePinakothek der Moderne, MunichGroup
2002Die Wohltat der Kunst - Postfeministische Positionen der 90er JahreStaatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Baden-BadenGroup
2002Lila, weiß und andere Farben - A Summer Group ShowGalerie Max Hetzle, BerlinGroup
2002Spread In PratoHISK - Higher Institute for Fine Arts , GhentGroup
2002Spread In PratoDryphoto Arte contemporanea, Prato, POGroup
2002Moving PicturesSolomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York City, NYGroup
2002Lost past 2002-1916Stedelijk Museum Ieper, LeperGroup
2002About FaceYancey Richardson Gallery, New York City, NYGroup
2002Remix: Contermporary art & popTate Liverpool, LiverpoolGroup
2002De Grote HoopStedelijk Museum Schiedam, SchiedamGroup
2002Liefde op het eerste gezichtNoordbrabants Museum, 's-HertogenboschGroup
2002FFF Videoshow - kunst - clips - commercialsCentraal Museum, UtrechtGroup
2002DIYGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsGroup
2002Human Conditions, Intimate PortraitsL'Ospitale, Rubiera, REGroup
2002De Grote HoopFries Museum, LeeuwardenGroup
2002PicturesGreene Naftali, New York City, NYGroup
2001Rineke Dijkstra - Recente fotowerkenDe Hallen, HaarlemSolo
2001Rineke Dijkstra - La Légion étrangèreGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo
2001Rineke Dijkstra - Israel PortraitsGalerie Max Hetzler, BerlinSolo
2001Rineke DijkstraSommer Contemporary Art, Tel AvivSolo
2001Rineke Dijkstra: PortraitsICA - Institute of Contemporary Art Boston, Boston, MASolo
2001FOCUS: Rineke DijkstraThe Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, ILSolo
2000Rineke DijkstraMarian Goodman Gallery, New York City, NYSolo
2000Rineke Dijkstra - Solo ExhibitAnthony d'Offay Gallery, LondonSolo
1999Rineke DijkstraAnthony d'Offay Gallery, LondonSolo
1999Rineke Dijkstra - IndexThe Swedish Contemporary Art Foundation, StockholmSolo
1998Rineke Dijkstra - MenschenbilderMuseum Folkwang Essen, EssenSolo
1997Rineke DijkstraGalerie Jan Mot, BrusselsSolo