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I am an artist who uses photography, film, sound and design to show my fascination for ideology, propaganda and the creation of truth.

Hans Poel (The Netherlands, 1991)

I have always wanted to make sense of what I see, to find some kind of truth about how things work, or should be. Ideology is a powerful tool in finding the answers for these problems, and has always been the centre of my work. I want to know the ways in which these ideas are spread by propaganda, or suppressed by censorship, and why each ideology claims to be on the right side. It is a constant research in the creation of truth, for what purposes it is made, and with which technological means.

I graduated at the Royal Academy Of Art in The Hague in 2016, at the Documentary Photography department. For more information on my Curriculum Vitae, my work, to get in touch regarding employment opportunities, or to just say hello: feel free to get in touch.

Selected Exhibitions

2017
Fotofestival Schiedam, Schiedam [NLD]
- My name in 100 Colophons
Shown work: ‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’ (Books)

Istanbul Photobook Festival, Istanbul [TUR]
- My name in 100 Colophons
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’ (Books)

MetaalKathedraal, Utrecht [NLD]
- Reliekhouder #2
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’

2016
Seen Fifteen Gallery, London [GBR]
- Images of Power
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’
with: Christopher Anderson (Magnum), Daniel Mayrit & Mark Duffy.

LHGWR, The Hague [NLD]
- My name in 100 Colophons
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’ (books)

Filmhuis The Hague [NLD] - Museumnacht (Museumnight)
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’

Prodemos, The Hague [NLD] - Nacht van de Dictatuur (Night of Dictatorship)
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’

Gallerij Princentuin, Buren [NLD]
- Pop-up Show
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’

Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam [NLD]
- I <3 Camp
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’ (books)

Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague [NLD]
- Graduation Show,
‘Petting Politics And Other Cute Propaganda’

Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam [NLD]
- Print Auction: What’s Good?!
‘Petting Politics’

2015
Het Nutshuis, The Hague [NLD]
- Megalomania
‘Acts of Truth‘, commissioned by Het Nutshuis.

Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam [NLD]
- Print Auction: The Printfactory
‘Glitched Kim’​.


2014
Former Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague [NLD]
- Expo Transition
‘Dawn of the Drones’​

2013
Unseen Amsterdam, Amsterdam [NLD]
- Pop-up Group exhibition for Sony


Selected Screenings

2016
Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam [NLD] - The American President
Curator of fragments on the depiction of US presidents in film & tv.

2015
Tilburg [NLD] - Between You And Me
Shown Work: ‘I******** R***'

Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam [NLD] - Researchlab Found Footage in Film
‘I******** R***’​ and ‘Patterns of Path Dependency’

2014
Former Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Hague [NLD] - Expo Transition
‘Dawn of the Drones - Act 2: Reaction to the Unknown ’​.

2013
Filmhuis The Hague [NLD] - Uitgelicht
‘Blauwestad’​

Selected Media/ Lectures/ Press/ Other

2017
Creators (VICE NL) - Digital publication with interview
Shown work: ‘Digital Politics – Ongoing Experiments’

MetaalKathedraal, Utrecht [NLD] - ‘Heb je het door?!’ Debate Programme
On propaganda and political design; together with: Pieter van der Lugt and Ruben Pater

De Volkskrant - Multiple publications
Multiple commissioned photos for the daily 'V' supplement (including cover pages),
and pictures in the news section.

Commissioned Work

Selection of clients: De Volkskrant | Theo Janssen | NTR Uur van de Wolf |
De Correspondent | EYE Film-institute Amsterdam | Sony | Royal Academy of Arts The Hague |

Using Format