Blue Gaya, 2017 - C-type print
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.
“What pushes me to explore remote places is my nostalgia for regions that are still completely natural. Places that are untouched, where humans have hardly intervened. I’m fascinated by how people manage to endure and survive in spite of circumstances that are often rough and rigorous.” - Scarlett Hooft Graafland.
Scarlett Hooft Graafland (b. 1973) 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. Her work is included in several international museum collections.
Featuring Boomoon, Scarlett Hooft Graafland and Boyd & Evans
The New Art Gallery Walsall
News and Events
Scarlett Hooft Graafland featured in Elephant Magazine
29 March 2017
Scarlett Hooft Graafland featured in The Guardian
29 March 2017
Scarlett Hooft Graafland 'Discovery' Private ViewLondon
28 March, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Scarlett Hooft Graafland featured in AnOther Magazine
3 October 2016
Artist film produced by Fotografiska Photo Museum, Stockholm.