INFO

CV Jedidja Smalbil April 2021  

Born 1996, Stadskanaal, NL
Currently living and working in Groningen, NL 
Slegte Studios Groningen, NL 
CONTACT jedidja.smalbil@gmail.com
VISUALS IG @jedidjasmalbil

Open for inquiries, commissions and collaborations. Contact me by mail or IG.

EDUCATION

2014-2018 Bachelor Fine Arts, Art Academy Minerva, Groningen, NL
2018-2019 Apprentice Master Program Kunstpodium T, Tilburg, NL 

ARTIST STATEMENT 

Jedidja Smalbil (1996, Stadskanaal NL) is a photographer mostly using
medium format film. 

I call my work ’after-images’ or ‘desolate man-made landscapes’,
suggesting a memory or a narrative. I find imagery in the mundane,
depicting domestic environments, intimate interiors, fragility and
sensibility. 

The size and material use of the works vary between passport
photographs, prints on fabric and life-size darkroom prints,
estranging and reframing the subject itself. 

I tend to grow obsessions out of fascinations, ending up filling books
with azure blue table cloths, beige bedsheets, brick-heavy ashtrays
and cheap, plastic monobloc chairs. I consider those images to be
fragments of what your voice sounded like, rooms smelled and things
felt, they become a way of conserving.
January 2021 


EXHIBITIONS

UPCOMING 
2021 ART AWAY, art fair 23/24 april 2021, Herestraat 72 Groningen 
2021 Collaboration Ghiel ‘popprophet’ de Best & Daniel Alsina Santos,
musicvideos. 
2021 Noorderlicht Young. 

2019 September, Assen. Kunst aan de Vaart
2019 Juli, TAC Eindhoven. Beds where we slept and other clutter 
2019 Juni, K38 Roden. Ontmoeting met dementie
2019 April, TAC Eindhoven. If sky enters – if light – if water – if
dirt  – if fabric touches

2018 December, Nicolaïkerk Appingedam. Kunst in de kerk 
2018 September, Afslag BLV Heerenveen.(Satellite Belvédère)
Nieuwe oogst 
2018 June, Suikerfabriek Groningen. Headliners (Graduationshow)
2018 March, ZUHAUSE Groningen. It’s not me, it’s you  

2017 June, UMCG Groningen. We, people in transition 
2017 May, SIGN Gallery Groningen. Loop///Pool
2017 April, Hanze Wiebengacomplex Groningen. IkzieIkzie
2017 April, Machinefabriek RAW NNT Groningen. Tents  
2017 January, Art Academy Minerva Groningen. January Expo

2016 Sept, Student Hotel Groningen. Jochem & Victoria
2016 June, Art Academy Minerva Groningen. Ik zie, Ik zie 
2016 June, ZINN zorg Helperbrink Groningen. Ik zie, Ik zie
2016 May, Art Academy Minerva Groningen. Breakfast with Jochem 
& Victoria

COLLABORATIONS 

2016 April, Documenting the identity switch of Jochem van den
Wijngaard and Victoria Romp.  
2017 December, Photography for film ’De zeven ikke van ik’, Pim Kraan.
2017 May-November, performer at ‘The Caravan’, Work of Victoria Romp.
2018 June, Cinematography for ‘Leaving the Nest’, Pim Kraan. 
2020-2021 Letters on domestic space with Michiel Teeuw.
2021 Cinematography for the upcoming album of Ghiel ‘popprophet’ 
de Best, with Daniel Alsina Santos.


COMMISSIONS 

2017-2018 Documenting various exhibitions for Art Academy Minerva. 
2018 Documenting for Hanze Hogeschool research groups ‘Centre of
Applied Research’ and ‘Innovation Art & Society’.
2019 March-June. The designing attitude, Hanze Hogeschool Groningen. 
Documenting nursing home ‘Blauwborgje’ and their inhabitants;
the surroundings and the contact with their family-members and
care-takers. 
2020-2021 Co-creation with inhabitants of ZINN-zorg nursery home, 
Helperbrink Groningen. 


TEACHING 


2017-2020 Teaching photography courses in high schools, Stadskanaal.
2018 March-July, Guiding internship for a fine arts student from
Minerva on working process in analog photography and concept.
2018 November, Hostess at Museum of the Moon, CBK, Waagplein
Groningen.
2019 June, Guiding internship for high school students focusing 
on analog technique and dark-room practice. 
2019 Professional practice class for Fine Arts, Academie Minerva,
Groningen.