Scarlett Hooft Graafland
SCARLETT HOOFT-GRAAFLAND (b 1973)
Scarlett Hooft Graafland’s surreal, dream-like photographs provide the lasting record of her carefully choreographed, site-specific sculptural interventions and performances in some of the most isolated corners of the earth. The recent exhibition Discovery brings together more than a decade of exploration, from the salt desert of Bolivia to the desolate Canadian Arctic, the island of Madagascar and the remote shores of Vanuatu, where her interactions reflect an exchange between the boundless realm of nature and the relative confines of culture.
Scarlett Hooft Graafland received a BFA at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, the Netherlands and an MFA in sculpture at Parson's School of Design, New York. Solo exhibitions have included Shores Like You, Huis Marseille Museum for Photography, Amsterdam, Holland, 2016; Look! Cook! Look!, Landskrona Museum, Sweden, 2015; Unlikely Landscape, Museum for Photography Seoul, South Korea, 2014; Almas De Sal, Museo Nacional de Arte, La Paz, Bolivia, 2012; Reykjavik Roofs, SIM Gallery, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2004; and Part Time Human, Anadiel Gallery, Center for Contemporary Art, Jerusalem, 2000. In 2019 her solo show Vanishing Traces was at the Fotografiska Photo Museum, Stockholm.