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Floris
Andrea

Floris Andrea Haarlem, The Netherlands.

Floris Andrea draws his inspiration from art books and museums, in a feverish state his imagination gave rise to a vast photographic production that often led to the creation of highly personal visualized poems. Floris omits color in his shots, he reveals in this way, the essence of his subject.

His latest projects are now the result of a double movement: one geographically linked to its habitat, with a keen eye on “Strella” and its wonderful nature, and the other more intimate, personal, familiar, magical. The spiritual story of a serene and happy artist.
Among his exhibitions The Earth Landing Project (work in progress) in Strella, 2017 – 2021; Tiger Tiger burning bright in the forests of the night solo exhibition, 2019 Il Berlino, Ceva, Italy; Restauration Cascina Strella / Atelier Strella (2013 – 2016); he participated at the 2012 Venice Biennale in collaboration with Rosanna Cotugno, at the 2011 MIA photofair Milan with INK in collaboration with Ella Arps gallery and Enrica Vigano, a project already presented in 2010 at De Balie in Amsterdam.

Floris Andrea, a Dutch naturalized Italian photographer. Its black and white seduces all kinds of materials, as if to reveal their secret desires. Floris reproduces reality, his shots are the result of a loving cohesion between nature and its seasons.
People in his portraits merge with the magical, silent, enchanted world of himself and his life. He uses his heart, his hands and his eyes to transform the subjects he captures, into an intimate, vibrant and delicate photo, but, at the same time, he raises it to a surreal and poetic dimension suspended in time in the total absence of color. His is the story of a happy artist.

2017 – 2021

  • Strella; The Earth Landing Project (work in progress)
  • ‘Tiger Tiger burning bright in the forests of the night’ solo exhibition, 2019 Il Berlino, Ceva, Italy

2013 – 2016

  • Restauration Cascina Strella/Atelier Strella

2012

  • ‘American Heroes’, American Hotel – Amsterdam. In cooperation with Govert de Roos and Patricia Steur
  • Monte Carlo gallery in cooperation with Rosanna Cotugno
  • Biennale di Venezia in cooperation with Rosanna Cotugno

2011

  • MIA photofair Milano, ‘INK’ in cooperation with Ella Arps gallery and Enrica Vigano
  • Realisme Beurs, Amsterdam, with Artkitchen gallery
  • AAF; Affordable Artfair, Amsterdam – Artkitchen gallery
  • Grid fotobiennale, in cooperation with ‘Artstart’ and Arps gallery

2010

  • ‘INK’, solo exhibition in ‘De Balie’ Amsterdam
  • Nederlands Theaterfestival artwork
  • Art Amsterdam, ‘Eat Your Art Out’, in cooperation with Artkitchen gallery

2009

  • Teacher photography at MK24
  • Cooperation with Arteria, Groningen. Artkitchen gallery, Amsterdam.
  • Haarlem Kunstroute in cooperation with Vennik art gallery, Haarlem
  • Art Amsterdam, ‘Hidden delights’ in cooperation with Artkitchen gallery
  • Anderwereld Gallery. Groningen
  • Cityhall Utrecht, in cooperation with Roodnoot
  • ‘Places and Faces’, groupexhibition, Bergen

2008

  • In cooperation with ‘Eigen Huis en Interieur’ magazine – portrait weekend. Maupertuus, Groningen
  • Expo Arteria, Groningen
  • Expo Artkitchen gallery, Amsterdam
  • Expo Anderwereld gallery, Groningen

2007

  • Theaterfestival Amsterdam, concept and affiches
  • In cooperation with ‘Eigen Huis en Interieur’ magazine portrait weekend

2006

  • ‘Floris Andrea Festival’ – De kazerne, Amsterdam vintage sale
  • Noorderlicht festival, duo-exhibition with Eva Ulm, Groningen
  • Expo, Bijenkorf, Amsterdam
  • ‘Wild Party’, in cooperation Kunstcomissie Delta Lloyd/ Rabobank. Location: Mondriaangebouw Amsterdam
  • Group exhibition Portret Amsterdam gallery.

2005

  • FOAM club: Fotografie en Illustratie, in cooperation with Edland Man and Yvonne Kroes
  • Traces & Omens, Noorderlicht festival in cooperation with Arteria, Groningen’L’Esprit de finesse’, Galerie No:5, Leeuwarden
  • Sitters, Notabelen, Werktheater Amsterdam
  • Sitters, Notabelen, Cityhall Monnickendam
  • Sitters, Notabelen, soloexhibitionGroningen in cooperation with Arteria

2004

  • 1×1 group exhibition, in cooperation with Arteria, Groningen
  • Sitters, Notabelen, Fotografia Bookstore, Amsterdam
  • Museum de Buitenplaats, group exhibition with Lucebert and Kees van Bohemen, Eelde
  • KunstRai, in cooperation with Van Spijk Artprojects
  • KunstRai, in Cooperation with Artkitchen gallery

2003

  • Sitters, Notabelen, solo exhibition Oude Kerk, Amsterdam
  • KunstRai in cooperation Artkitchen gallery, Amsterdam
  • ‘Noorderlicht’ in cooperation with Artcorner, Groningen
  • ‘Handle with care’, group exhibition, Artkitchen gallery, Amsterdam
  • Sitters: 4800, solo exhibition Arteria, Groningen

2002

  • ‘Oud Licht’, De Kook gallery, Oisterwijk
  • KunstRai in cooperation with Artkitchen
  • Bacchus Victims, solo exhibition Supperclub Amsterdam

2001

  • ‘Natura Morta’ solo exhibition, Artkitchen gallery, Amsterdam

2000

  • ‘Oud Licht’, solo exhibition, De Kazerne, Amsterdam

1999

  • ‘Dramatis Personae’, solo exhibition, Gasunie, Groningen

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