Julie van der Vaart is a photographic artist and educator born in Maastricht, The Netherlands (1988), living and working in Belgium. After a Master in Fine-arts, Photography at the Media, Arts & Design-faculty Genk and a Master after Master program of Research in Art and Design at Sint Lucas Antwerp she did a one year residency at the Van Eyck Academy Maastricht. Here she focussed on the production of self published photobooks of which Beyond Time (2017) was her latest.

Represented by 44 Gallery

Contact: julievandervaart@hotmail.com



2009-2012: Bachelor Fine-arts, Photography; Media, Arts & Design-faculty, KHLim Genk, BE

2012: Sept./Oct./Nov. Internship with artist Koen Vanmechelen

2012-2013: Master Fine-arts, Photography; Media, Arts & Design-faculty, KHLim Genk, BE

2013-2014: Specific Teacher Training (Visual Arts); Media, Arts & Design-faculty, PXL, Hasselt, BE

2013-2014: M Studios, Museum M, Leuven, BE

2014-2015: Master of Research in Art and Design; Sint Lucas, Antwerpen, BE

2016-2017: Jan van Eyck academie, Maastricht, NL



2011: 1st Prize ”The Golden Lens”, 33rd International Photo-Festival, Knokke-Heist, BE

2011: 1st Prize ”Portraits… made in Limburg”, Nieuwerkerken, BE

2011: Photo Academy Award Amsterdam, Winner category ”d’jonge hond”, NL

2014: Cultural Ambassador of Lanaken, BE

2014: Shortlisted, Gomma Photography Grant

2015: Shortlisted, Sony World Photography Awards, category “Conceptual”

2018: Shortlisted, Gomma Photography Grant

2019: Shortlisted, Siena International Photo Awards

Solo Exhibitions:

2011: ”Stranger to Myself”, Lumière, Maastricht, NL

2014: Cultureel Centrum, Lanaken, BE

2015: “DUSK”, MINT Galerie, Gent, BE

2016: “Beyond Time”, Het Kabinet - CIAP, Hasselt, BE

2018: "Beyond Time", Ingrid Deuss Gallery, Antwerp, BE


Group Exhibitions:

2011: 33rd International Photo-Festival, Knokke-Heist, BE

2011: "Photo Academy Award", Museum of Photography, Den Haag, NL

2011: "Photo Academy Award", Photo Gallery Fotogram, Amsterdam, NL

2011: ”Architecture of Fear”, House for Contemporary Art Z33, Hasselt, BE

2012: “no man’s land”, Coalface Gallery, Genk, BE

2012: 34rd International Photo-Festival, Knokke-Heist, BE

2012: "Photo Academy Award", Photo Gallery, Groningen, NL

2012: "Photo Academy Award", Photo Academy, Eindhoven, NL

2012: ”Kunst in Eigen Huis”, Leuven, BE

2013: “Out of Space”, House for Contemporary Art Z33, Hasselt, BE

2013: ”1000 Photos Amsterdam”, Melkweg Galerie, Amsterdam, NL

2013: “EXIT 2013”, Mijn van Waterschei, Genk, BE

2013: “YET SHOW 8”, 44 Gallery, Brugge, BE 

2013: ”Pop-up Expo AmuseeVous”, Bonnefanten Ateliers, Hasselt, BE

2013: “Empty Stretch + Furthermore Present: Petty Thieves #3”, Petworth Citizen, Washington D.C., USA

2013: “Of The Afternoon: Pop-up Exhibition Issue #4 Launch”, Power Station Gallery, London, UK

2014: “Here’s looking at you, kid!”, Arts Center BELGIE, Hasselt, BE

2014: “Test Case”, SLAC, Leuven, BE

2014: “Der Greif - A Process”, Neue Galerie im Höhmannhaus, Augsburg, DE

2014: “D!NG exhibition”, R.A.A.M., Kortrijk, BE

2014: “Extra Fort”, Artist Talk + Projection, Recyclart Art Center, Brussels, BE

2014: “The Ones We Love”, Viaduct Gallery, Des Moines, USA

2014: “Unexposed - TWENS”, CC Romaanse Poort, Leuven, BE

2014: “Open Monumentendag”, Waterburcht Pietersheim, Lanaken, BE

2014: “Photoville NY”, Brooklyn Bridge Park, New York, USA

2014: “The White Rabbit”, Bacteriologisch Instituut, Leuven, BE

2014: “Internationaal Fotofestival Leiden”, various locations, Leiden, NL

2014: “vlees. #1”, Leopoldskazerne, Gent, BE

2014: “Reminisce”, Voka Kamer van Koophandel, Hasselt, BE

2014: “New Dutch Photography Talent” Exhibition + Book Launch, 5&33, Amsterdam, NL

2014: “Check”, Museum M, Leuven, BE

2015: “Eclipse”, Gevangenis Noord Singel, Rotterdam, NL

2015: “Love Will Tear Us Apart”, HAL, Antwerpen, BE

2015: “Poppositions”, KanalWharf, Brussels, BE

2015: “Sony World Photography Award” Somerset House, London, UK

2015: “Imaginary Line”, Face to Face Gallery, Tokyo, JP

2015: “Game of Roles” Paris-Texas, Antwerpen, BE

2015: “Unexposed - TWENS”, CC Romaanse Poort, Leuven, BE

2015: “Internationaal Fotofestival Leiden”, various locations, Leiden, NL

2015: “Une Infinité de Similitudes”, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris, FR

2015: “Introspection”, Duo Exhibition with Camille Renée Devid, 44 Gallery, Bruges, BE

2016: “Der Greif proces 2.0”, Krakow Photomonth Festival, Krakow, PL

2016: “Intimité / Identité / Réalités Contemporaines: Les nouvelles publications photographiques”, More Than A Gallery, Paris, FR

2016: “Intimacy Under The Milky Way”, PAK&44Gallery, Gistel, BE

2016: “Stitch”, OFFF by night, Antwerp, BE

2016: “Dog Day Cabinet 2”, Le Clignoteur, Brussels, BE

2017: “Open Studio’s”, Jan van Eyck Academie, Maastricht, NL

2017: “Amsterdam Art Fair”, Johan Deumens Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2017: “We traveled across seven mountains”, Cultuurcentrum Mechelen, BE

2017: “Musée de la Photographie de Bruxelles”, Recyclart, Brussels, BE

2017: "You want it darker", Garage Rotterdam, Rotterdam, NL

2017: "Turn/Return - Brugge Foto", Bogardenkapel, Brugge, BE

2018: "Internationaal Fotofestival Leiden", various locations, Leiden, NL

2018: "The Shell Of Man", Duo exhibition with Guido Paulussen, Suzanne Biederberg Gallery, Amsterdam, NL

2018: "Beyond Time / Still", Duo exhibition with Debby Thijs, 44 Gallery, Bruges, BE

2018: "B is for Bird", Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL

2018: "Fuseé de la Motographie", Quai de la Roquette, Arles, FR

2019: “Hunger” curated by Void Magazine, Online exhibition, PHmuseum


Monographs: The Self Creation, ÈPOS HOUSE (2011); DUSK, Self Published (2015); SKIN Self Published (2016); Mountains, Waves and Skies, Self Published (2016); Beyond Time, Self Published (2017)

Books: Der Greif - A Process; New Dutch Photography Talent 2015

Printed Magazines: HUMO; De Fotograaf; Digifoto; Vignette; De Morgen; Der Greif; Of The Afternoon; Petty Thieves; Zuiderlucht; New Dawn; Focus; Glamcult; BLOW; De Standaard Weekblad; Spunk; H ART Magazine #179; Yoghurt Magazine; Void Magazine

Online: .get inspired!; SNOR; ilovethatphoto; Urban crafts TV; Voight Kampff; D!ng; Der Greif; Prism; Sir; Stampsy; DRECK; Phases; SEEANCE; Flourish Flori; Clikclk; Our Age Is 13; The Ones We Love; Darwin; The Latent Image; World Photography Organisation; Glamcult; Art Magazin; Self Publish, Be Happy; Dienacht; New Dawn; Stitch; Democratic Jungle; American Suburb X; The Virtual Bookshelf; Urbanautica; Yogurt Magazine; Sixteen Journal; Folie a Plusieurs; The Art Couch; AnOther Magazine; The Word Magazine; Les Petits Belges; British Journal of Photography