Robin Butter (1987) is a visual artist from The Hague, the Netherlands.
At a young age Robin already got fascinated, frustrated and drawn to power, secrecy and legacy; Our drive for survival.
Surprised by contradictions, she sees her work beautiful as ugly, funny and serious.
Working together with groups as well as with individuals she takes on subjects about identity and people’s unique ways of self-expression.
She reflects on the behaviour of Western society in general as well as her own behaviour in particular, frequently asking herself; what does this say about our society now?
Her practice involves extensive research and working on long-term projects, spending most of her time in the realm of cultural phenomena.
Robin is attracted to the strange, exceptional, to the hidden and unfamiliar in people and places, which seem undetectable, forgotten, neglected or out of reach.
Received her BA of design in photography at Royal Academy of Art, The Hague in 2014. She self-published her first photobook ‘It takes my mind off things’ by the end of 2015.
Robin enjoys her works as a freelance photographer for several clients and long term personal projects.
FCA Group, BTS Business Through Strategy Stockholm, Career Select Nederland, Stichting Waterweg Cultuurprijs, De Correspondent, Gemeente Den Haag, Haags Gemeente Archief, Haags Uitfestival, Fa-bricage, Dag van Haagse Geschiedenis, Theater aan het Spui, Theater de Warenar, André Anders Weekendstarter, Splitternakt Vintage, Top Notch, De Volkskrant
Fotobook Festival Kassel 2018 / -SYB- Sybren Kuiper / Video & Installation/ Documenta Halle
31 May - 3 June 2018, Kassel Germany
Hoogtij #52,/ 'Different Ways Of Portraiture' / Sue_ Das Lab / March 9th 2018, The Hague
Rotterdam Photo 2018, group exhibition 'After All I Still Want A Fox', Deliplein, 8th-11th February 2018
Foto Festival Schiedam / My Name In 100 Colophons' Vincent Baar / October 12-22th 2017
Foto Festival Naarden / de Gele Loods / May 20th - June 18 2017
Hoogtij #48 Sue_ Das LAB - A Gallery Named Sue / March 10th 2017
LhGWR, souterrain / 'My Name In 100 Colophons' Vincent Baar / December 2016 - January 2017/ The Hague, The Netherlands
Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Main sector H2 Dirk K. Boeken / Paris/ France/ Nov 2016
Group Exhibition : A Print Factory x SBK Kunst Uitleen / Amsterdam/ The Netherlands
8 Fotobookfestival & Editions Bessard Kassel / Beijing 2016, Showing the Photobook, all photobooks designed by -SYB-, June/July, Beijing, China
Duo exhibition, with Gilleam Trapenberg, AGNS vs A Print Factory CONCRETE STORE, Feb/March, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Juraplatz Photo Exhibition, Life Framer, Juaraplatz Public Art Space, Biel/Bienne, Switzerland
Group Exhibition: Life Framer, Think Tank Gallery, Los Angeles, United States
Group Exhibition: The Photobook As Art Object, It takes my mind off things, Dehli Photo Festival, New Dehli, India
Group Exhibition: A Print Factory vs A Gallery Named Sue, Art The Hague, The Netherlands
Showcase: Photobook Show, 'It takes my mind off things' Athens Photo Festival 2015, Greece
Showcase: Unseen Dummy Award 2014'It takes my mind off things' Belfast Photofestival 2015, N. Ireland
Showcase: Foto Festival Naarden, Kees Scherer Prijs 'It takes my mind off things' Naarden, The Netherlands
Group Exhibition: Vers Bloed/Fresh Blood, HKK, Denneweg, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: Body, group-exhibition, PH21 Gallery, Budapest, Hungary
Exhibition: Neu-Now, Reid Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland, UK
Exhibition: 'Pow-Wow', Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: 'New Steps', Haagse Kunstkring, Denneweg, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: Graduation Festival, KABK, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: 'Het bakkie van.. de Haagse koffietent, The Hague City Hall, the Netherlands
Exhibition: 2103 Festival, Humanity House, The Hague, the Netherlands
Exhibition: New Dutch Photography Talent 2014, GUP Gallery, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Exhibition: 'LOOK' group exhibition KABK, Ypsilonpark, The Hague, the Netherlands
Screening: Uitgelicht 25, Filmhuis, The Hague, the Netherlands
Selected Features / Publications
Rotterdam Photo Talks, presentation/lecture/Q&A, Creative Space
Fenix II, Veerlaan 21 Katendrecht, Rotterdam, 10th February 2018
Live Youtube, interview by Cafe Obscura, obscuraLIVE 065 , 9th of February 2018, see here
Publication: Der Greif magazine #9
Featured: Fotografiamagazine, 'this week ten best photography sites'
Featured: Photo book 'It takes my mind off things' at Le livre de la semaine (book of the week) at: lesbranchouilles.com
Feature: New Dawn book review 'it takes my mind off things'
Feature: l'Oeil de la photographie Discoveries of Vienna Photobook Festival
Featured: SPBH Book Du Jour
Awards/ Grants/ Nominations
2015 Granted, Stroom Pro Kunstprojecten
2014 Winner, Ydoc Foundation Ydoc Bookapp Prize 2014 Nominated, Unseen Dummy Award
The Hague Municipal Archives, The Hague, The Netherlands
Hellenic Centre for Photography Athens, Athens, Greece
Assisting & Selected work Experience
2018 Technical assistent Michael Wolf 'The Real Toy Story' Fotomuseum The Hague
2017/2018 Master-class Corinne Noordenbos
2017 Business assistent Direct Art BV
2015-current Supervisor first year students KABK field-trip Recontres d'Arles
2015 Guidance/Consulting, Educatie C&C project, STROOM Den Haag vs Maris College Belgisch Park,
2015 Fotodok Master-class Rob Wetzer + Erik Vroons
2013 Assisting/Intern at Nicolai Howalt
2013 Assisting/Intern at Trine Søndergaard
2008-2010, Photographer/Editor at Studio Oostrum
2008 Assisting/Intern at Martien de Man