Misha de Ridder

Misha de Ridder (NL, 1971) is a visual artist working mainly with photography and video, based in Amsterdam. His work has been widely exhibited amongst others at Coda Museum, Foam Photography Museum, FoMu Photo Museum Antwerp, Museum of the City of New York and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. De Ridder published several monographs: Sightseeing (2000), Wilderness (2003), Abendsonne (2011), Dune (2011), Solstice (2012)and Falaise (2016).

About the work
Featuring geography, light, weather and ephemeral phenomena Misha de Ridder creates photographs and video work of almost absurd brilliance. His quiet images evoke contemplation and intimacy and invite you to look anew to what you think you know, to rethink your relation to what surrounds, envelops you. How the perceptual and the conceptual are intrinsically connected is an important theme in the work. Reality is an act of deep imagination. Mechanical representations produced with the machine eye of the camera disclose for us another, almost magical perspective. The camera helps us to see the way we are intertwined with the world, to make palpable that we are part of this entity as a given that transcends us. Something that is both as real as it is incomprehensible.


Misha de Ridder

October 24 - December 12, 2020
Opening: October 24, 13:00-18:00

Unseen at the gallery

Misha de Ridder, Erin O’Keefe

October 2 - October 4, 2020
Opening: October 2, 12:00-18:00

Seven X Seven

Misha de Ridder, Rens Horn, Rob Johannesma, Marjolein Rothman, Bettie van Haaster, Arjan van Helmond, Marenne Welten

January 17 - February 29, 2020
Opening: January 17, 11:00-19:00


Misha de Ridder, Rob Johannesma, Nori Pao

June 29 - July 27, 2019
Opening: June 29, 17:00-19:00