Atlas Residency

BredaPhoto organizes an artist in residence programme in cooperation with the Atlas Initiatief.

Under the motto BredaPhoto Pictures the Future, 7 art academy students from The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are challenged to make a gesamtkunstwerk. On a Polish fishing boat, they explore the boundaries of cooperation and individualism, using art and photography as a medium.

Chantal van Rijt (KASK Gent, Belgium)
Jenny Bewer (FH Bielefeldt, Germany)
Vivian Bax (KABK, Den Haag)
Heleen Seys (Sint Lukas Brussel, Belgium)
Jeroen Bocken (KASK Antwerpen, Belgium)
Jesse Huiskamp (AKV|St.Joost, Breda)
Mathijs van der Burgt (LUCA Arts campus Narafi, Belgium)

Open studio

On Saturday 8 and 15 October, the boat is open to visitors from 14:00-17:00h.

Grand Opening

The end result is presented during the Grand Opening on 22 October, 19:00h.




21 – 23 oct 2016
Portfolio reviews – Discourse – Grand opening Atlas Residency – afterparty with DJ’s Gerst & Nat – Two nights in an exceptional hotel – BredaPhoto passe-partout

From 21 – 23 October, BredaPhoto focuses on the international (art)student. You can, for example, take part in portfolio reviews with renowned artists and curators, ponder the future of photography during lectures and mix and mingle with likeminded people.

Also a passe-partout for the festival is included, which gives access to the 25+ exhibitions with over 70 outspoken photographers and upcoming talent, to spark your inspiration. And you get access to a party with the DJ’s GERST & NAT after which you can crawl into your sleeping bag in the monastery in Breda which has turned into a temporary hotel just for the students!

Be part of the weekend with package deal for €60:

– Portfolio reviews by:

– Two lectures by experts in photography
– 30% discount catalogue BredaPhoto 2016
– Passe-partout BredaPhoto (value € 16,00): free access to exhibitions, boat trip and events during BredaPhoto 2016
– Grand opening exhibition Artist in Residence at ATLAS boat: seven students from the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany are invited to work and experiment during four weeks on the ATLAS boat at Belcrum Beach. They’ll work as individuals and in cooperation, to explore the boundaries of art and photography.
– Short movies in the open air, by Solar Cinema at STEK hotspot
– Party with DJ duo Gerst & Nat
– Two nights, including breakfast, at the special student campsite in Het Klooster, Breda. An old monastery where nowadays a community works and lives.

In case you don’t want the stay overs and the breakfast, you can choose to take part in the portfolio reviews and receive a BredaPhoto passe-partout for a total amount of €20.

Don’t miss it! Max 50 students can participate, so don’t wait too long. Get your ticket with or without the stay overs via our Ticket page



Friday, 21 October:

    Arrival at Het Klooster, Breda

Saturday, 22 October:

    Breakfast at Het Klooster, Breda
    10:00 – 14:00 portfolio reviews | Podium Bloos
    19:00 Grand opening exhibition Atlas Residency at the Atlas boat | Belcrum Beach
    20:00 one-minute movies in the open air, by Solar Cinema | STEK hotspot
    22:00 Party time with dj’s Gerst & Nat and video-performance of Victor Goemaere | Podium Bloos

Sunday, 23 October:

    14:00 – 15:00 Lecture Viola Winokan, galerist and art dealer: how to access the photography market as a young photographer?
    15:30 – 16:30 Lecture Sterre Sprengers (De Correspondent): what’s the future of photography?
    Sterre Sprengers will talk about the decision making process as an editor in choosing photographs for articles of De Correspondent, what she is looking for in photographers working for De Correspondent and how photographers can get their own work on the right platform. What is the role of images in the media, and what is your role as an visual artist? Ask her all about these subjects during the 30 minutes discussion!

About ATLAS Artist In Residence – grand opening 22 October
The ATLAS Initiatief builds an international and mobile residency on a former Polish fishing vessel. Artists and scientists from all over the world can stay here for a period to work and to experiment. In the near future the ATLAS will sail across the seven seas, offering artists and scientists a unique journey and experience.

About Het Klooster
An old monastery in Breda where nowadays a community works and lives. Amongst other activities they give shelter to a group of homeless people. From here on these people can start a new life. The students who visit the BredaPhoto international Student Weekend will stay at this monastery.