Jenny Smets

Curator Jenny Smets is an Amsterdam-based Director of Photography, independent curator and educator.

Current Exhibitions Featuring Jenny Smets

You Huddle To Keep Warm

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 on show

Elizar Veerman is a Moluccan-Dutch photographic artist based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Over the past years he portrayed boys and men with a history of migration as they reclaimed space.

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Archive Exhibitions Featuring Jenny Smets

We Don’t Talk

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Marjolein Busstra followed the lives of minors entangled in complex networks of sexual violence. Can the old, unprocessed memory be overwritten and processed by going back to to the locations where they felt extremely unsafe, by the collaborative act of photographing?

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Die lewe is nie reg vir my nie (This life is not right for me)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Pier 5
 archive : 2020

Gangsterism in Schauderville was constructed during the apartheid era. Although apartheid is abolished, the trauma that emerged from years of oppression is still alive. This work exemplifies a humane representation of a community, trying not to let the past, nor the stereotypes, define them.

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Boda Boda Madness

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2017

Meet Mad Max Driver, Machette, Vibze, Ghost Rider, Red Devil, Lion and The Rasta Driver! These motor drivers proudly cruise through Nairobi wearing dazzling outfits on their matching bikes. The outfits are designed by Ugandan-Kenyan fashion designer Bobbin Case in the context of the collaborative project, “Boda Boda Madness” by Bobbin and Dutch artist Jan Hoek.

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If This is True… 8,000 Miles on a Motorcycle in the USA

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2016

“I do not want to go back – no launch parties or openings anymore. Wearing the same pair of jeans every day, feeling the sun on my skin and deciding whether I will stay or go on the day itself. I also love that everything I own here fits into two saddle bags and a backpack.”

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