In the exhibition Enlightenment we encounter for the first time a selection of the brilliant work of Dutch photographer Anoek Steketee. Enlightenment combines work from LOVE RADIO (2012-2014), Frontstage (2003-2006), Dreamcity (2006-2011), The Tailor from Bogota (2009) and The Past is a Foreign Country (2013). Steketee's language is unique in how she dares to create space in her work to form a reserve for what lies beyond comprehension. Layers in her work can be politically subversive, even the most innocent ones. Through her use of light, the pictures become very intense, bringing her subjects into the light of understanding, an enlightenment that matches its surroundings in its logical darkness.
Anoek Steketee (1974) is a graduate of the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague. She exhibited in numerous institutions such as Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Madrid, Spain. She also participated in a wide range of international photography festivals such as the Lagos Photo Festival, Lagos, Nigeria; Addis Photo Fest, Assis Ababa, Ethiopia and Ray 2015, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany.