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I am an artist who uses photography, sound, video and design to show my fascination for ideology, propaganda and the creation of truth. I also do a bunch of commissioned photography work, and I am a freelance podcast producer at the magazine Vrij Nederland.

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.

Exhibitions, Screenings, Lectures (selection)

2018 Willem de Kooning Academy, speaker at symposium
          'Presenting & Perceiving the Photographic Image'
2018 Sue_Das Lab, Den Haag / Hoogtij: Different ways of Portraiture
2018 Koningsplein Tilburg / Between You And Me (Screening)
2017 Sue_Das Lab, Den Haag / Hoogtij: Framing The News
2017 Fotofestival Schiedam / My name in 100 Colophons
2017 Istanbul Photobook Festival / My name in 100 Colophons
2017 MetaalKathedraal, Utrecht / speaker at 'Heb je het Door?!' -
          a debate on propaganda. With: Ruben Pater & Pieter van der Lugt
2017 MetaalKathedraal, Utrecht / Reliekhouder (solo exhibition)
2016 Seen Fifteen Gallery, Londen / Images of Power
2016 Eye Filmmuseum, Amsterdam / the American Film-President
2016 Filmhuis Den Haag / Museumnacht
2016 Prodemos, Den Haag / Nacht van de Dictatuur
2016 Gallerij Princentuin, Buren / Pop-up Show
2016 Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam / I <3 Camp
2016 Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten / Graduation Show
2016 Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam / Print Auction: What’s Good?!
2015 Het Nutshuis, Den Haag / Megalomania
2015 Melkweg Expo, Amsterdam / Print Auction: The Printfactory
2015 Koningsplein Tilburg / Between You And Me (screening)
2015 EYE filmmuseum Amsterdam / Found Footage in Film (screening)
2014 Pop-up show voormalig Ministerie van EZ / Expo Transition
2013 Unseen Amsterdam / Sony Nederland Pop-up Show

Commissioned Work

As freelance photographer, podcast producer, editor and filmmaker , for among others:
Vrij Nederland | De Volkskrant | De Correspondent | NTR Uur van de Wolf | Theo Janssen -Strandbeesten | EYE Filmmuseum Amsterdam | Sony NL | Royal Academy of Art The Hague | Nederlands Instituut Sint-Petersburg | Stroom Den Haag


2011-2016 Documentary Photography Bachelor
Royal Academy of Art, The Hague [NL]


2018 Vrij Nederland as Online Image Editor
& podcast producer (link)
2017 De Volkskrant as Image Editor (link)
2014 Daan Paans (link)
2014 Nadine Stijns  (link)

Using Format