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“El Duende” is a word used by the Spanish people to describe it is what moves you, what drives you. It comes from inside you. El duende is a bodily reaction to art or artistic perfomance such as Flamenco. It comes from the soles of the feet and flows free throughout the body till the top of your head. El duende is the spirit of evocation. An emotional and physical reaction. It can make you smile or cry or both. This mysterious power which everyone can sense and no philosopher can explain is in sum the spirith of the earth. It touches you in such a magical way that you are moved instantly.

“Taking photos connect me to the now. I'm a silent observer of the world, from my perspective. By creating, I transform myself. My work is therefor very personal. I find myself comfortable with honest, classical portraits and nakedness in different forms. I like to squeeze my eyes to find composition and a spectrum of contrast, that flows through the image. “





Nanda Hagenaars




2016 solo exhibition space series at Pllek Amsterdam Noord
2017  solo exhibition La Feria de Sevilla at Elandsgracht 63
2017 group exhibition New Dutch Photography talent at Art Hotel
2018  group Exhibition “NOBEL” at Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
2018  solo exhibition “Amsterdam girls” at volkshotel
2019  solo exhibition at Sir Albert Hotel for International Womens Day
2020 group exhibition pop up Sandvoort Gallery Den Haag
2021 group exhibition NockNock art in Culemborgh
2021 group exhibition Fotofestival Naarden Heartgallery
2022 group exhibition pop up Sandvoort Gallery Den Haag
2022 buy my darlings at NDSM
2022 group exhibition NockNock Art Fair De Hallen
2022 (coming up) group exhibition at NockNock Art Fair, de Hallen, Amsterdam
2022 (coming up) participant of the Kunst 10daagse Bergen, group exhibition

2017 Dutch National Portrait Prize
2022 Jury prize Art Awards, artbusiness service
2022 Lensculture Editor’s pick

2019 Podcast "Camp bluff"
2019 “De makers” Amsterdam FM
2020 “De makers” Amsterdam FM – covid & creativity

2020 Sandvoort Gallery
2019 Kiekie Art Gallery
2021 Heartgallery by aidsfonds

2017 New Dutch Photography Talent
2021 Art guide double spread
2020 Publicatie met Misha Kratina (EEA)
2020 Marketing Tribune interview
2019 Publication in Revu Magazine of series Young and Gay
2017 Publication Kiekie Magazine category Talent
2017 Publication &C Talent by Chantal Janzen
2019 Parool
2022 Mirror mirror mag interview
2022 Mirror mirror mag collage art publication

International Business and Languages graduated 2010
University of Seville degree in Business in 2009
Fotoacademie Amsterdam only 1 year in 2016


Nanda's work is available in different sizes in a limited number of editions, all framed. Please fill in the contact form if you have any inquiries regarding her works.

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