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EDUCATION

De Ateliers (Amsterdam / NL), 2004 - 2006

Kaywon, School of Art and Design (Seoul / KR), 2002

Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam / NL), 1999 - 2003

EXHIBITIONS / FAIRS (SELECTION) * SOLO / DUO EXHIBITION

2021 - 2022

Watersnoodmuseum Oral History - 1953 (Ouwerkerk / NL) 

2019 - 2020

Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition (Athens / GR)

Blank Wall Gallery Moments of Colour (Athens / GR)

Chania International Photo Festival (Chania / GR)

The Gallery Club - In Cooperation with IBASHO Gallery and Magazijn Reflection (Amsterdam / NL)

Millepiani Suburbs (Rome / IT)

Nida 2019 Meeting Photography (Vilnius / LT)

Temple Arles Books (Arles / FR)

Van Gogh Gallery Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand (Zundert / NL) *

Van Gogh House Acquisitions (Zundert / NL)

2017 - 2018

ARTTRA Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore (Amsterdam / NL) *

Athens Photo Festival Photobook Exhibition (Athens / GR)

BASE The Art Chapter 2018 (Milan / IT)

BASE The Art Chapter 2017 (Milan / IT)

The Black Country Living Museum Reclaiming Our Future (Dudley / UK)

CBK The Vulnerable Body (Amsterdam / NL)

Cork Photo Festival J Book Show (Cork / IE)

Cosmos Arles Books (Arles / FR)

Fahrenheit 39 (Ravenna / IT)

Galleria Cartavetra (Firenze / IT)

Galleria Studio Gennai (Pisa / IT) 

Istanbul Photobook Festival Photobooks of The World Exhibition (Istanbul / TR)

Kaserne Basel I Never Read (Basel / CH)

Leporello (Rome / IT)

Liefhertje en De Grote Witte Reus Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore (The Hague / NL) *

MIA Photo Fair (Milan / IT)

MobFORMAT Open House (Derby / UK)

Museum Dr. Guislain Summer Guests (Gent / BE)

Nieuw Dakota Beautiful Distress (Amsterdam / NL)

PHK18 Seoul The Exchange (Rotterdam / NL)

Het Vijfde Seizoen Parallel Lives (Den Dolder / NL) *

2015 - 2016

37pk / Generation Why In My Time (Haarlem / NL)

Apartment Project Even My Mum Can Make a Book (Berlin / DE)

Art Space Wagemans Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore (Beetsterzwaag / NL) *

C&H Art Space Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore (Amsterdam / NL) *

Cityscapes Gallery Summer in the City 2 (Amsterdam / NL)

Gare de Strasbourg Outsider (Strasbourg / FR)

Guest Studio Louwrien Wijers Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore (Ferwert / NL) *

Koel310 Urban Landscapes - Sharing Territories (Alkmaar / NL)

RAM Foundation Art Streams (Rotterdam / NL)

Semblance Here's to Now (Brooklyn / USA)

Stichting IK 5 Year Anniversary (Oost-Souburg / NL)

Volkshotel Off The Strip (Amsterdam / NL) *

2013 - 2014

ARTTRA Above the Crowd (Amsterdam / NL) * 

College of Southern Idaho (Idaho / USA)

David O. McKay Library (Idaho / USA)

Künstlerhaus Stuttgart Even My Mum Can Make a Book (Stuttgart / DE)

Mediamatic Hope Step Japan (Amsterdam / NL)

Misulsegye Gallery Space-In & Space-Out (Seoul / KR)

MoMart Balconism (Amsterdam / NL)

MoMart MoMart Presents All (Amsterdam / NL)

Moscow City Hall Gallery (Idaho / USA)

Nida Art Colony 2014 On Flux of Sand and Aquatic Eco Systems (Vilnius / LT)

North Sea Conference Cinema at Sea (The Hague / NL)

Satellietgroep Now Wakes the Sea (Batumi / GE)

Stichting IK Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand (Oost-Souburg / NL) *

Stichting IK Where I'm Likely to Find It (Oost-Souburg / NL) *

Tetterode Binding Image II (Amsterdam / NL)

TodaysArt 2014 The Best of Badgast (Scheveningen / NL)

The Twin Falls Center for the Arts (Idaho / USA)

2011 - 2012

Van Abbe Museum Art, Property of Politics IV (Eindhoven / NL)

AFK Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand (Amsterdam /NL) *

Arti et Amicitiae Blueprint (Amsterdam / NL)

Badgast Departure Bay (Scheveningen / NL) *

The Commons World Oceans Film Festival (The Hague / NL)

International Filmfestival Cine al Mar (Sante Marta / CO)

Gallery de Meerse Urban Landscapes III (Hoofddorp / NL)

Gallery Korea The Beauti:Fool (New York / USA)

Ginza Graphic Gallery TDC Exhibition (Tokyo / JP)

KiK Going Back to Where I Am Used to Stand (Kolderveen / NL) *

Kunstverein Düsseldorf Blowing Smoke and Seahorses (Düsseldorf / DE) *

Museum of Contemporary Art Erarta Undercover (St. Petersburg / RU)

Museum Schiedam Art, Property of Politics II (Schiedam / NL)

MuzyQ Binding Image I (Amsterdam / NL)

RE: Rotterdam Art Fair 2012 (Rotterdam / NL)

Rewire Festival Beginnings Are in the Offing (The Hague / NL)

Siemens Sanat Now Wakes the Sea (Istanbul / TR)

2009 - 2010

Van Abbe Museum Tricksters Tricked (Eindhoven / NL)

Apartment Project Even My Mum Can Make a Book (Istanbul / TR)

Argument In Between (Tilburg / NL) *

Art Rotterdam (Rotterdam / NL)

Arti et Amicitiae Anti-Beeld (Amsterdam / NL)

ARTTRA Amsterdam Blues (Amsterdam / NL) *

Caochangdi PhotoSpring - Arles in Beijing (Beijing / CN)

Chobi Mela International Photography Festival V (Dhaka / BD)

Coalmine Urban Jungle (Winterthur / CH) *

Electron Urban Landscapes II (Breda / NL)

Frontviews Statics and the Movement in Between (Berlin / DE)

Incubate Festival Blueprint (Tilburg / NL) *

Mart House Gallery Urban Jungle (Amsterdam / NL) *

MIA fair (Milan / IT)

MK Gallery Deconstruction (Rotterdam / NL) *

Off Print (Paris / FR)

Publish it Yourself (Nogent sur Marne / FR)

RC De Ruimte Urban Landscapes I (IJmuiden / NL)

Souterrain, Centre for Contemporary Art What About Japan (Amsterdam / NL)

Timezone 8 - 798 Art District Blowing Smoke and Seahorses (Beijing / CN) *

Vegas Gallery Stay in the Light (London / UK)

2007 - 2008

Amsterdam Centre for Photography Facing Japan (Amsterdam / NL) *

Amsterdam Centre for Photography A Perfect Book (Amsterdam / NL)

Ambika P3 The Urban Tendency (London / UK)

Arti et Amicitiae Perception of Reality (Amsterdam / NL)

ARTTRA Urban Jungle (Amsterdam /NL) *

The F.U.E.L. Collection (Philadelphia / USA)

Gallery Masters Deconstruction (Amsterdam / NL) *

General Store Print Matters (Sydney / AUS)

Kunsteyssen Off The Strip (Alkmaar / NL) *

Little Big Press (Rome / IT)

London-Photo (London / UK)

MAMA Meatdistrict (Rotterdam / NL)

Manzara Perspectives Even My Mum Can Make a Book (Istanbul / TR)

MK Gallery Ji Hyun Song (Rotterdam / NL) *

MK Gallery Review of a Position (Rotterdam / NL)

MK Gallery Review of a Position (Berlin / DE)

Museum Van Bommel Van Dam Van Bommel Van Dam Award (Venlo / NL)

Olympic Parktel Our Space: Six Perspectives (Seoul / KR)

Palazzo Pepoli Campogrande (Bologna / IT)

Photo Festival Naarden Emoticon (Naarden / NL)

Photo-OFF (Paris /FR)

Project(or) Art Fair (Rotterdam / NL)

Year 07 (London / UK)

2005 - 2006

66 East, Centre for Urban Culture (Amsterdam / NL)

ARTTRA Deconstruction (Amsterdam / NL) *

De Ateliers Off Spring (Amsterdam / NL) *

Frankfurter Kunstverein Paralleles Leben (Frankfurt / DE)

Grid06 Deconstruction (Amsterdam / NL) *

International Festival for Artistic Photography (Athens / GR)

Kriterion Open Screen Short Film Festival (Amsterdam / NL)

Lloyd Hotel Cet Obscur Objet du Désir (Amsterdam / NL) *

Ministerie van OCW Cet Obscur Objet du Désir (The Hague / NL) *

De Oude Kerk (Amsterdam / NL)

Stichting KOP (Breda / NL)

Vegas Gallery Ground Zero, Size Zero (London / UK)

W139 / Basement (Amsterdam / NL)

Witte de With Street: Behind the Cliché (Rotterdam / NL)

2003 - 2004

ARTTRA Ji Hyun Song (Amsterdam / NL) *

FOAM Oasis (Amsterdam / NL)

Gallery OOST 99 (Hoorn / NL)

Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Amsterdam / NL)

XX Multiple Gallery (Rotterdam / NL)

GRANTS

2020

Mondriaan Fund Stipendium Established Artists

2017

Foundation Anna Cornelis Project Grant

2016

Mondriaan Fund Flexible Grant

2015

Mondriaan Fund Stipendium Established Artists

 

2011

Amsterdam Fund for the Arts Development Budget

Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Basisstipendium

2007

Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Basisstipendium

2006

Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Startstipendium

2003

Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture Startstipendium

Foundation of the Vrijvrouwe van Renswoude Stipendium

RESIDENCIES

2019

Van Gogh House (Zundert / NL)

2017

Het Vijfde Seizoen (Den Dolder / NL)

2015

Guest Studio Louwrien Wijers (Ferwert / NL)

2013

Stichting IK (Oost-Souburg / NL)

2012

KiK (Kolderveen / NL)

2011

Badgast (Scheveningen / NL)

2010

Argument (Tilburg / NL)

id11 (Delft / NL)

Institute for Provocation (Beijing / CN)

2007

Kunsteyssen (Alkmaar / NL

Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag / NL)

NOMINATIONS / PRIZES

2013

Dutch Doc Award Longlist

2007

Museum Winterthur Plat(t)form 07 Honourable Mention

GD4ART International Competition Longlist

Van Bommel Van Dam Award Shortlist

2006

Holland Casino Art Award Shortlist

ARTIST RELATED ACTIVITIES

2020

Fabrica Site and Meaning (Brighton / UK)

Webinar The Asset of Art

2019

AnzenbergerGallery Photobook Weeks (Vienna / AT)

 

2017

Photo Assignment De Correspondent

Photo Assignment Fonds Sluyterman van Loo

Presentation PhotoCafé (Birmingham / UK)

2016

Curator C&H Art Space (Amsterdam / NL)

2015

Editor Beeldjagers

Presentation MOTI / Chasse Theatre (Breda / NL)

2014

Artist Talk MoMart (Amsterdam / NL)

Curator MoMart Balconism (Amsterdam / NL)

2013

Curator Tetterode Binding Image II (Amsterdam / NL)

Curator Stichting IK Where I'm Likely to Find It (Oost-Souburg / NL)

2012

Artist Talk Kunstverein Düsseldorf (Düsseldorf / DE)

Curator MuzyQ Binding Image I (Amsterdam / NL)

Curator Arti et Amicitiae Blueprint (Amsterdam / NL)

Guest Teacher Sandberg Institute (Amsterdam / NL)

Presentation Trans Artists (Amsterdam / NL)

2010

Artist Talk id11 (Delft / NL)

Huis Marseille Photo Book Marathon (Amsterdam / NL)

PhotoQ Columns Border(Line)

2007

Photo Assignment Only Human

2006

Artist Talk Witte de With (Rotterdam / NL)

Curator Arti et Amicitiae Perception of Reality (Amsterdam / NL)

2005

Photo Assignment Ministry of Economics

2003

Admission Committee Gerrit Rietveld Academy

COLLECTIONS

Van Abbe Museum

Allreal Collection

Altrecht Art Collection

Cosimo Ricatto Art Collection

Fred Wagemans Art Collection

Leiden University Libraries

Pieter en Marieke Sanders Collection

Stedelijk Museum

Het Vijfde Seizoen

Van Gogh House Collection

VUmc Art Collection

Watersnoodmuseum

Private Collections

PHOTO BOOKS / CATALOGUES

2020

Mystery Circus Self-Published

2019

It Was Never Personal Self-Published

2018

Beautiful Distress Beautiful Distress

2017

Fireflies Origini Edizioni

Parallel Lives Het Vijfde Seizoen 

2016

5 Year Anniversary Stichting IK Stichting IK 

Here's to Now Semblance

2015

Pieter en Marieke Sanders: Object Onder/Object Below Walther König

 

2014 

Adulthood This Very Instant 

Space In & Space Out Misulsegye Gallery

2012

20+ Years Witte de With Witte de With 

Amsterdam Blues Self-Published

The Beauti:Fool Gallery Korea  

2011

Badgast - In Between PS1 New York and Shanghai Satellietgroep 

Blind Dogs, Fallen Men Café Royal Books 

Op Locatie id11

Self Publish Be Naughty Self Publish Be Happy 

TDC Volume 21 Typography Director Club Tokyo

2010

Allreal Fotosammlung 2009 Studio Achermann 

Art, Property of Politics II Freethinkers’ Space Van Abbe Museum 

Blowing Smoke and Seahorses Timezone 8

Smoke Bath Seems

2008

5 in Balance Only Human 

Urban Jungle Self-Published

2007

Changing Roles: Artists' Personal Views and Wishes Witte de With 

Van Bommel Van Dam Award Museum Van Bommel Van Dam 

Emoticon Photo Festival Naarden 

2005

Paralleles Leben Frankfurter Kunstverein 

2003

Ji Hyun Song Self-Published

Maruta 731 Self-Published

PUBLICATIONS

2020

Newspaper Haarlems Dagblad Red Light District: Japanese Photography 

Newspaper Ijmuider Courant Red Light District: Japanese Photography

Newspaper Leidsch Dablad Red Light District: Japanese Photography 

Newspaper Noordhollands Dagblad Red Light District: Japanese Photography 

Website The Gallery Club In Conversation With… Aram Tanis

Website Der Greif Guest-Room (Selection by Holly Hay)

Website Villa d'Arte Exclusive Selection of Japanese and Dutch Works

2019

Newspaper Zundertse Bode Artists look at Japan and Van Gogh

Website F-Stop Magazine Abstraction

Website Witte Rook Japanese Sightlines of Aram Tanis and Jacolijn Verhoef

2018

Calendar The Great Dutch Art Calendar  

Website Het Parool Not Necessarily Forlorn

2017

Newspaper Het Parool

Website De Correspondent One Hundred Days after The News About Cologne

Website GUP Off The Strip

Website New Dawn Off The Strip

2016

Website FOAM Spotlight - From The Collection: Aram Tanis

Website New Dawn Fireflies Ain't Here Anymore

2015

Magazine Extra Extra #1

Magazine New Dawn #5

Magazine Platform Platvorm #2

Newspaper De Stienser Exhibition Aram Tanis at Guest Studio Louwrien Wijers

2014

Calendar Great Amsterdam Art Calendar

Calendar I Am Not Doing Anything Until I Feel the Need

Website Cultureel Persbureau The Weird World of Aram Tanis

Website Landscape Stories #20 Night

Website New Dawn Binding Image

2013

Brochure Satellietgroep Zeespiegel

Newspaper PZC Are Memories Reliable?

2012

Magazine GRAPHIC #24 Amsterdam

Magazine Monu #17 Next Urbanism

Multiple MK Edition MK Edition Blue

2010

Magazine Abitare #21 Visual Lesson

Magazine Beeswax Magazine Issue 6

Newspaper NRC Next Feeling of Alienation Through Subdued Photos

Newspaper Het Parool Intimate Face of Anthill Peking

Website Ground Magazine Blowing Smoke and Seahorses

Website Positive Magazine Blind Dogs, Fallen Men

2008

Magazine GUP Things We Like

Magazine P/F Magazine Our Eye on The Future

Newspaper De Volkskrant Only Animals Left in Desolate Cities

2006

Magazine Art Monthly UK #301

Magazine GUP New Dutch Heroes

2005

Magazine Ministry of Culture Punt Forbidden Art

Newspaper Allgemeine Zeitung Von der Hölle ins Paradies

Newspaper Frankfurter Offenbach Post Gastland Korea im Fokus Junger Kunst

Newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau Die Rollen des Ausländers 

Newspaper Die Tageszeitung Schneller Altern: Fotografien aus Korea

Newspaper Volkskrant Hans Aarsman Collection