August 2017, Upcoming: a selection of the series 'Garages Stills' will be on show from the 15th of September until the 29th of October 2017 at the photography and visual arts festival Encontros da Imagem in Braga, Portugal. Opening: 16th of September 2017, 15.00h
May 2017, Museum Night 2017 at the Surinaams Museum in Paramaribo was a great success. The exhibition 'Cityscapes + Birdmen' attracted more than 670 visitors.
April 2017, Television interview 'Cityscapes+Birdmen', RBN Suriname-TV Halaat Multiculti Cultuur, 21st of April 2017
April 2017, Review exhibition 'Cityscapes + Birdmen' in Dagblad Suriname, 22nd of April 2017
April 2017, Exhibition 'Cityscapes + Birdmen' at the Surinaams Museum in Paramaribo from the 23rd of April until the 29th of June 2017. Opening: 22nd of April, 17-20h
July 2016, Huis Marseille - Museum for Photography Amsterdam has recently acquired some works of the series Garage Stills for the collection of their museum.
February 2016, Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen, Photography Extended III, Staged Photography, Exhibition with 12 artists: Ruth van Beek, Kim Boske, Popel Coumou, Femke Dekkers, Scarlett Hooft Graafland, Csilla Klenyanszki, Juul Kraijer, Diana Scherer, Marleen Sleeuwits, Isabelle Wenzel, Manon Wertenbroek and Jacquie Maria Wessels. Opening February 14, exhibition from February 6 till May 8 2016.
December 2015, Museum IJsselstein. Magische Momenten bij mij. Nederlands top fotowerk bijeengebracht i.s.m. DuPho en GKf. Deelnemende fotografen zijn: Arnoud Bakker, Dorothee Bavink, Gerlo Beernink, Jaap Bijsterbosch, Diana Blok, Diana Blok en Sonia Herman Dolz, Hans van den Bogaard, Marijke Bresser, Paul Breuker, Bob Bronshoff, Jantien de Bruin, Albert Brunsting, Aleid Denier van der Gon, Flip Franssen, Frits Gerritsen, Hans Gerritsen, Rene Gerritsen, Andre Homan, Inge Hondebrink, Barend Houtsmuller, Paul van Hulzen, Renata Jansen,Theo Jennissen, Anja de Jong, Eduard de Kam, Eric Kampherbeek, Roeland Koning, Gerard Kuster, Bas Marien, Ilya van Marle, Tom Meerman-Triton, Bas de Meijer,Gerard Merkelbach, Susanne Middelberg, Marcel Minneje, Alex ten Napel, Bernadet de Prins, Eveline Renaud, Michiel de Ruiter, Ilse Schrama, Nicole Segers, Marian van de Veen-van Rijk, Elsje van der Velde , Anoushka van Velzen, Jac Weerts, Willem Wernsen, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Dirk Wiersma, Dinie Wikkerink, Michiel Wijnbergh, Camilla van Zuylen. Tentoonstelling van 12 december tot 8 maart 2015.
September 2015, 50 Surinaamse Kunstschatten, Book launch Bart Krieger. Publication page 62-63. Parbode, Caribbean Media Group 9789079557073, Available at Rijksmuseum, Atheneum books
September 2014, Power Plant Gallery, Durham NC, USA, A Survey of Documentary Styles in Early 21st Century Photobooks: The Indie Photobook Library’s seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives at Duke, after stops in New York, San Francisco and DC. “A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks” draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks. Duke University Power Plant Gallery Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701 Phone: 919-660-3622 September 19–November 7, 2014 Reception: October 9, 2014, 5–8pm, with Larissa Leclair of the Indie Photobook Library The exhibition catalog, designed by Patrick Aguilar of Owl & Tiger Books, is available through Blurb.
September 2013 Photoville New York, The Indie Photobook Library seminal traveling exhibition, curated by Larissa Leclair and Darius Himes, arrives in New York, after stops in San Francisco and DC. 'A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks' draws from the iPL collection and features 70 photobooks, along with a selection of photographs from the books. The exhibition looks at the 'documentary tradition' through the lens of a 21st century, global photographic community in which the lines between journalism, art and the long-term documentary project have blurred, morphed and continue to feed off of each other. The books selected for this exhibition present a range of subject matter, each coupled with a particular visual language drawn from a pool of diversity. There are books that speak a more traditional documentary language, while there are those that explicitly critique that very same tradition; there are diaristic books and titles that overlay a typological structure; other books rely primarily on found and vernacular imagery; and there are many books that borrow heavily from an art-photography storehouse. The goal of this exhibition is to survey the field before us and to foreground questions of authorship, voice, style and content.September 19-29 Brooklyn Bridge Park, The Uplands of Pier 5, New York
August 2013, Review about my book Cityscapes + Birdmen in The Photobook by Douglas Stockdale.
July 2013 Pop-up pride, Photo Tour in Amsterdam. Invitation Opening Locations: Galerie Cultural Speech with: Wendelien Daan, Morad Bouchakour, Paul D Scott, Sander Marsman & Jacquie Maria Wessels. Viewpoint Rokin with Prins de Vos & Iztok Klancar. Work of following Photographers can be seen in the windows: Amaury Miller, Erwin Venema, Paul Koeleman, Marian Bakker, Wendelien Daan, Paul D Scott, Sander Marsman, Iztok Klancar, Gon Buurman, Tara Fallaux, Prins de Vos, Chris Rijksen, Sabrina Bongiovanni, Armando Branco, Romy Treebusch, Jasper Groen, Jan Van Breda, Martijn Gijsbertsen, Erwin Olaf, Geert van Tol & Marije Brouwer. 25-7/8-8-2013 for more information see the website:
July 2013, Review about the book Cityscapes + Birdmen in Bint Photobooks on internet, by Ralph Prins.
Febuary 2013 RAW Art Fair, Rotterdam. Represented by Gallery Cultural Speech. RAW is the new art fair in the city of Rotterdam. Young, fresh and different-that is how it will be! RAW offers its visitors, gallerists, artists and collectors a completely revisited art fair experience. The fair will take place from the 6th to the 10th of February 2013 simultaneously with the established Art Rotterdam and Object Rotterdam. Opening times wed - sat 12.00/21.00 sun 12.00/19.00. RAW Art Fair, Pakhuis Santos, Polsgebied Brede Hilledijk 95, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
November 2012 ART Gent, Belgium. Represented by Gallery Cultural Speech. A new, high quality art fair that spans four different zones and capitalizes on a unique visitor experience. National and international art, characterised by vision, brashness and ambition. In Young you will discover innovation and get acquainted the established values of tomorrow. Rick Vercauteren, Director of the van Bommel van Dam Museum in Venlo, focuses on the Netherlands and invites new gallerists. Daily, 02.00 PM to 10.00 PM, 30 November till 04 December 2012, Flanders Expo, Ghent, Belgium, Adolphe Pegoudlaan, 9051 Gent, Belgium.
October 2012 Affordable Art Fair, Amsterdam. Represented by Gallery Cultural Speech. A fun four-day event hosting a wealth of galleries and a huge array of contemporary art, the Affordable Art Fair Amsterdam will be taking place between the 25th and 28th October at the Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek. Opening hours: Wednesday 24th of October Private View (Invitation Only) 5.30pm/9.30pm, Thursday 25th of October 11.00am/6.00pm AAFond 6.00pm/9.30pm, Friday 26th of October 11.00am/8.00pm, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October 11.00am/6.00pm, Location: Gashouder Cultuurpark Westergasfabriek, Klonne plein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam, the Netherlands
October 2012 YIP ART Photography auction. In excess of over 80 world renowned photographers such as Danielle Kwaaitaal, Anton Corbijn, Jasper de Beijer and many more, who have selflessly placed their own work at our disposal. The total profit of the YiPArt photo auction will directly benefit Young in Prison's projects. Exposition: 12th until 14th of October 2012, 10.00 am until 4.00 pm, Auction: 16th of October 2012, at 8.00 pm, Location: Christie's, Cornelis Schuytstraat 57, Amsterdam
September 2012 Gallery Carte Blanche in San Francisco. Exhibition: A Survey of Documentary Styles in early 21st century Photobooks. Gallery Carte Blanche in San Francisco will host the 3rd Indie Photobook Library feature-length exhibition curated by Darius Himes (Assistant Director, Fraenkel Gallery and Co-Founder, Radius Books) and Larissa Leclair (Founder, Indie Photobook Library). Exhibition at Gallery Carte Blanche, 973 Valencia, San Francisco, California, U.S.A. September 14 till October 18 2012, Opening reception Friday, September 14, 2012 with a weekend full of photobook events.
September 2012 Exhibition and Book Launch 'Hommage a Baudelaire'. The group exhibition 'Hommage a Baudelaire' is to see in Galerie Baudelaire. The book launch 'Hommage a Baudelaire' a publication by Henrik Barends en Anneke Pijnappel the founders of Voetnoot-publishers takes place in Modern Antiquariaat Demian, as well as the Voetnoot-expo. Opening/Book Launch 9/9/2012 at 16.00 - 18.00 Click on Invitation to see the participants. Galerie Baudelaire, Vlaamsekaai 28, Antwerp Belgium, open Saturday 14-18 and on appointment. Modern Antiquariaat Demian, Hendrik Conscienceplein 16-18, Antwerp Belgium, open Tue to Sat 11-18. Exhibition 'Hommage a Baudelaire' 9/9 - 6/10/2012
August 2012 Exhibition SBK Den Helder, 25 August till 8 Sept, SBK Den Helder, Windkracht 13, Weststraat 107-109, 1781BZ Den Helder
KUNST RAI 2012 Amsterdam Represented by Gallery Cultural Speech, stand number 22 30 May till 3 June 2012, wed - sat 13.00-21.00 sun 12.00-18.00 Amsterdam Rai, Europaplein, 1078 GZ Amsterdam NL
November 2011 Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington. Exhibition of the Indie Photobook Library curated by Muriel Hasburn, chair of photography and Susan Sterner, director of photojournalism programs at the Corcoran College of Art + Design. Corcoran Gallery 31 500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006 USA 11/2/-11/20/2011. Review in the Washington Post Express by Mark Jenkins.
October 2011, Review in OSO Magazine 'Tijdschrift voor Surinamistiek en het Caribisch gebied' by Clazien Medendorp about the book Cityscapes + Birdmen by Jacquie Maria Wessels
June 2011 Finnisage of the exhibition 'Cultural speech' with Kalup Linzy, Wouter van Schaik and Jacquie Maria Wessels. Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with 'The Birdman'. Finnisage 19/06/2011 time 17.00-20.00 Invitation Postjesweg 6-8 1057EA Amsterdam +31204121741 Opening hours Wed-Sat 10.00-18.00. Exhibition 'Cultural Speech' 21/4 - 18/6/2011
May 2011 two Final Awards in the International Book Awards 2011 for the Photo Book 'Cityscapes + Birdmen'. One in the 'Photography: People' category and one in the 'Photography: General'category. Photography Jacquie Maria Wessels - Introduction Michiel van Kempen - Design Barends & Pijnappel - Printing Slinger - Voetnoot-Publishers
May 2011 New York Photo Festival exhibition 'Dutch Delight' in Suite 200 of the 111 Front Street Galleries in Brooklyn, Dumbo. 25 photographers from the Netherlands, Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with 'Living Space'. Exhibition 11/5 - 15/5/2011.
May 2011, Review in Mister Motley by Rob Ritzen, about de exhibition 'Cultural Speech'. with Kalup Linzy, Wouter van Schaik and Jacquie Maria Wessels
May 2011, Review in Kunstbeeld by Manon Braat about the exhibition 'Cultural Speech'. with Kalup Linzy, Wouter van Schaik and Jacquie Maria Wessels
April 2011 Opening exhibition of gCS with Kalup Linzy, Wouter van Schaik and Jacquie Maria Wessels with 'Cultural Speech'. Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with 'The Birdman'. Opening 21/4/2011 at 17.00 Postjesweg 6-8 1057EA Amsterdam +31204121741 Opening hours Wed-Sat 10.00-18.00. Exhibition 'Cultural Speech' 21/4 - 18/6/2011
December 2010, Review in Pf, magazine for professional photographers, about the book Cityscapes + Birdmen by Pieter van Leeuwen.
December 2010, Review in Items, Dutch journal of design, about the book Cityscapes + Birdmen by Erik Mattijssen.
November 2010/2011 Museum of Photography Thessaloniki 'Photobiennale Retrospective', Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with The Birdman Suriname - The Netherlands. Opening day 4-12-2010 at 19.00 Invitation Warehouse A',1st floor, Dock A, Port of Thessaloniki, Greece. Duration of the exhibition 24th of November 2010 > 26th of April 2011
November 2010 Little Big Press Roma, exhibition at Officine Fotografiche Italy curated by 3/3. Little big press exhibition aims to survey the tendencies that, during the last few years, changed thoroughly the world of photo-book publishing. Cityscapes + Birdmen is presented by Voetnoot Publishers Belgium. Fotoleggendo Officine Fotografiche, via di Libetta 1, Roma, Italy. October 9th - November 13th, 2010.
October 2010 De Balie Amsterdam Not in my Backyard:Suriname in this evening photo-works from the book Cityscapes + Birdmen will be exhibited, the book will also be available. De Balie 26th of October 2010 start 20.30 Kleine-Gartmanplantsoen 10 Amsterdam
September 2010 In Heraklion the main city of the Greek island Crete, Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with The Birdman Surinam - The Netherlands, at the main exhibition 'Topos' of the second phase of the 21e Photo Biennale in Greece. Saint George Gate 25th of September - 20th of October 2010. Opening day 27th of September 20.00
September 2010 photo book 'Cityscapes + Birdmen' by Jacquie Maria Wessels is published by Voetnoot Publishers.
In the summer of 2010 Wessels shows at the Park Gallery in Hoorn, portraits, landscapes and the project 'Living Spaces'. Park Gallery, Schouwburg and Congrescentrum Het Park, Westerdijk 4, 1621 LE Hoorn, The Netherlands. tel. 0031229-219256 / 0031229-401798. 3 July till 10 September 2010, Mon - Fri 13.00 - 17.00, Sa-Sun from 17.00.
April 2010 Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with 'The Birdman' Suriname - The Netherlands at the main exhibition 'Topos' of the 21e Photo Biennale of Thessaloniki Greece. At the Cultural Center of Municipality of Thessaloniki (Gr. Lambraki & Kleanthous street) tel. 2310.909414, Opening hours: Tue-Fri 10.00-14.00, 18.00-21.00, Sat 18.00-21.00, Su 10.00-14, from 21/04 till 09/05-2010. The 'opening day' will be on Wednesday 28th of April at 20:00. The exhibition will be organized in co-operation with the Municipality of Thessaloniki, Department of Cultural Affairs and Youth & the Municipal Gallery.
Februari 2010 'Living Space' can be seen on the Pride Photo Award. Het Sieraad, Postjesweg 1, Amsterdam. 20/02 - 14/03 2010. With Kael T. Block, Diana Blok, Ruud van der Peijl, Paul Koeleman, Risk Hazekamp, Morad Bouchakour, Erwin Venema, Merel Zwart, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Bettina Neumann, Jan van Breda, Marian Bakker, Tara Fallaux, Erwin Olaf, Sabrina van den Heuvel, Tania Theodorou, Albert Dijkman & Jasper Groen.
June 2009 On the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the Homo-monument Foundation will organize the Photo Exhibition 'Outside'. The exhibition will be held from 27th of June till 9th of August 2009 at the Homo-monument, Westermarkt, Amsterdam. Jacquie Maria Wessels participates with 'Living Space' With Ruud van der Peijl, Risk Hazekamp, Jacquie Maria Wessels, Erwin Venema, Merel Zwart, Sabrina van den Heuvel, Jasper Groen, Wouter van den Brink, Annick Ligtermoet, Victor de Castro, Anya van Lit & Sophie Morner.
2008 Exhibition 'Green Spaces' in the Photography Center of Thessaloniki Greece, 9 karaiskaki, Sukies, 56626 , Thessaloniki, Greece