About

Sevilay Maria van Dorst, 1984, discusses the themes of our modern-days through a photography technique from 1851. Within this duality, she looks further than the obvious, observing social issues rather than emerging with the subject. Sevilay challenges herself to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture a unique self. As a photographer she embodies a similar paradox as her work, merging the artistic creative with a boldly disciplined chemist. The storms of her past granted Sevilay an inexhaustible drive and an affection for the challenging way out. And so, while she’s an experienced digital photographer as well, it was the complexity of collodion wet-plating that has drawn her towards choosing this specific photography technique that relies on meticulous execution of the chemical process involved. Besides addressing social issues in her personal projects such as #MYOWNGENDER, Sevilay has worked for Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, ID Magazine, NRC, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, and Marie Claire.

Apart from her photography, she’s currently leading a research on finding a bio-based alternative for the hazardous materials used for collodion wet-plating. This research is funded by Provincie Noord-Holland and Ministerie Economische Zaken with MIT-grant.


Photo Jitske Schols

 

 

CLIENTS

Volkskrant, PS Parool, Parool, KLM, ID Magazine, One World, PF,  NRC,  Ville d’Arte, Vogue, Conde Nast Traveler, Ibiza Bohemia Book, Marie Claire.

EDUCATION

2019 Essay Bio Based Alternatives
2018 Workshop Caseine printing with Kees Brandenburg
2017 Workshop Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg
2015 Workshop Carbon Printing with Kees Brandenburg
2014 Workshop Luther Gerlach
2012/2014 Collodion Wetplate technique Melanie Tenhage
2009/2011 KABK Den Haag.

 

GRANTS

2019 AFK
2019 Bernard Cultuurfonds
2019 Mondriaan fonds
2019 Bank Giro Loterij
2019 MIT

 

EXHIBITIONS

2020 OBA Amsterdam- #MYOWNGENDER under construction – interdisciplinaire installatie

2020 Westergas Meterhuis –  #MYOWNGENDER under construction – interdisciplinaire installatie

2019 Gup Talent 2020, Westergas

2019 APITULEY & DE SCHEPPER

2019 Fête de La Femme, feministisch platform

2018 Beurs van Berlage, solo

2018 Avro Torenkamer voor Radio 4 Opium, solo

2018 EYE/Casco, solo

2018 Stockholm CHPO, Solo

2017 De Hallen Amsterdam, solo

2016 Struik, solo

2015 Pllek, solo

2014 Hutspot, groepsexpositie

2014 HotelArena, groepsexpositie

2010 Derde prijs, Publieks prijs World Press Photo

 

BOOK PUBLICATIONS

2020 #MYOWNGENDER BOOK by Sevilay Maria

2020 GUP TALENT

2019 APITULEY & DE SCHEPPER

2019 KIRSTEN VAN TIJN

2017 IBIZABOHEMIA with Renu Kashyap

 

PUBLICATIONS (selection)

2020 Winq
2020 Grachten festival Parool
2020 Shutter Magazine
2020 GUP Online Interview
2020 ID UK
2020 IAMSTER
DAM

2020 Adformatie
2020 Volkskrant V
2019 Volkskrant
2019 PS Parool
2019 Parool
2019 Grazia
2019 &C
2019 Women’s Healt
2019 STORY
2019 VIVA
2019 ONEWORL
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2019 ID MAGAZINE
2018 NRC Handelsblad/NRC Next
2018 Libelle
2018 Villa d’Arte
2018 ONEWORLD
2017 VOGUE GERMANY
2017 VOGUE ITALIA
2017 Condé Nast Traveller
2017 Marie Claire USA
2017 Marie Claire Australia
2017 ELLE
2016 Vrij Nederland
2016 VT Wonen

 

Podcast & Talks & Radio

2020 Podcast, IAMSTERDAM

2020 Radio,NPO Radio 4

2020 Podcast, de Makerspodcast

2020 Talk Fotokroniek, Pakhuis de Zwijger

2019 Podcast Tittytalk

2019 Talk Exposed, Eye, Nationaal Archief Amsterdam

2019 Pitch Donkere Kamer, 1e prijs, Amsterdam

2019 Pitch Donkere Kamer, 1e prijs, Rotterdam

2019 Radio, NPO

2019 Talk Soho House, The Titty Mag

2019 Talk ABN AMRO

2019 Talk Affordable Art Fair

2019 Podcast The Titty Mag

2017 Pakhuis de Zwijger