Jedidja Smalbil (1996) works mostly with analog photography as a medium.
‘I photograph my nearest surroundings in everyday life, I grasp (an elapsed) time, conserve, without concluding a narrative; i compare the images with the flashes of images which our memory does not cope very well with: how voices sounded, rooms smelled, and things felt.
The fragility, sensibility and decay which have seemed to be a constant presence in my work are enlarged until almost all details are visible; it could be a glance of truth or a trick of perception. Those ‘desolated man-made landscapes’ leave a suggestion of something which once was present or what once has happened, what was true but is missing; the traces of the now absent.’
Born 1996, the Netherlands
Currently living and working in Groningen, the Netherlands.
2014 – 2018 : Bachelor Fine Arts, Academy Minerva Groningen, The Netherlands.
Currently Participating at the Apprentice Master Project of Kunstpodium T 2018/2019
SOON 2019 : 28th of March K38 RODEN /// 4th of April, TAC EINDHOVEN
‘Kunst in de kerk’ Nicolaikerk Appingedam. December 2018.
‘Nieuwe oogst’ Afslag BLV, dependance Museum Belvédère. Sept/Nov 2018.
‘Headliners’ (Graduationshow) Suikerfabriek, Groningen. June 2018.
‘It’s not me, it’s you’ ZUHAUSE, Groningen. Feb 2018
‘We, people in transition’ UMCG Groningen. June/Sept 2017.
‘Loop///Pool’ Gallery Sign, Groningen. May, 2017.
‘IkzieIkzie’ Wiebengacomplex, Groningen. April 2017.
‘Tents’ Machinefabriek Raw, NNT Groningen. April 2017.
‘January Expo’ Academie Minerva, Groningen. January 2017.
Collaboration at Student Hotel, Jochem & Victoria, Groningen. Sept. 2016.
‘Ik zie, Ik zie’ Academie Minerva, Groningen. June 2016.
‘Ik zie, Ik zie’ Helpman, Groningen. June 2016.
‘Breakfast with Jochem & Victoria’ Academie Minerva, Groningen. June 2016.
August 2017; Metropolis M, Graduation work of Victoria Romp. Issue nr 4.