About the Artist

Henri van Noordenburg

Henri van Noordenburg was born in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, in 1967. During his early years he developed an interest in story telling. Moving to Australia in 1991, he completed a Visual Arts and a Creative Writing degree at Griffith University from 1994 until 1999, followed by his Master’s in Photography and Theatre at Queensland University of Technology (QUT) 2003 -2005. The result of his Master’s was a one-man theatre production “Two Roads in Green Pasture Landscape” 2004 (Brisbane Powerhouse). 

Since 2016 he works at the Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art as Project Officer for Regional Services and is a practicing artist. He worked as a lecturer in Photography at QUT and QUT International from 2002 till 2016, was Visual Arts Coordinator at the Brisbane Powerhouse from 2005 until 2007, was Board Member for Queensland Centre for Photography (QCP). He delivered a paper at 2008’s Oral History conference Broome, as well as guest speaking at Estonian Arts Academy, Estonian Historical Museum, and Griffith University, Queensland College of Art.

Henri had his first international group show in 1997 followed by his first solo exhibition in 2005.  Henri was an Artist in Residence at the Eesti Instituut, Tallinn, Estonia in 2004, resulting in his first publication and an international touring exhibition, both entitled “home / Kodu” 2006 - 2008. 

His work is part of several collections, including the Wallis Annenberg at Los Angeles County Museum of Arts (LACMA), NERAM Art Gallery Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Artspace Mackay, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Daryl Hewson Collection; Queensland Centre for Photography collection; Bundaberg Regional Art Gallery; Rockhampton Museum of Art, Mater Hospital, Brisbane; Prince Charles Hospital, Brisbane; as well as several private collections (Australia, New Zealand, Israel, USA and Europe. 

For the last decade he has developed a new technique of hand carving inkjet prints a technique similar to the sgraffito process. This unique technique in combination with photography marked a significant change in his art practice. He received the Career Development Grant in 2011 and won The Clayton UTZ in 2020 and in 2012, the Jeff Spann Award 2016, Australian Pacific LNG Award 2014 and was selected in the top ten of emerging focus folio review at Photo LA 13 (Los Angeles, USA). 

In 2019 Henri completed an artist in residency at The Living Room in Manila and had three solo shows in Europe. Prior to this his work featured in the inaugural Manila Biennale ‘Open City’ 2018 and joint exhibition ‘Tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow with Brisbane based artist and long-time friend Kim Demuth at Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville and One Space in Brisbane. His work was exhibited in several international art fairs, including Scope Basel and Kolner Liste and was showcased at Photo LA (2011 to 2015). The works by Publications; IANN magazine (2012), unless you will (blog) (2012) Lenscratch art blog (2013 and 2015), Art Monthly (2013), Installation magazine (blog) (2014) and publication by the Luicda Magazine and QCP (2009 – 2014), Silvershotz Magazine (online, 2015). Fabrik Magazine (USA, 2015), Artlines magazine (2017).

Represented by Gallerie Kunstkomplex, Wuppertal Germany and Kunstkomplex+Mennuni.com Basel, Switzerland.

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