Sanne Kabalt



Born in Amsterdam, The Netherlands



2016 - 2018 Dutch Art Institute, Master of Fine Arts, Artez, Arnhem, The Netherlands

2010 Internship with Anouk Kruithof in Berlin, Germany

2007 – 2011 Photography, Bachelor of Design, at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Utrecht, The Netherlands



2016 Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, NL

2015 Pompgemaal Den Helder, NL (hosted by the Mondriaan Fund)  

2015 De Torenkamer, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Nes Listamiðstöð Skagastönd, Iceland

2013 Inside Zone, Transsylvania, Romania


Solo Exhibitions (Selection)

2016 Het Vijfde Seizoen, Den Dolder, NL

2015 Wolf?, Pompgemaal, Den Helder, NL

2013 Wolf hunt haunted, Upominki, Rotterdam, NL

2013 Sympathy / antipathy / ignore, De Balie, Amsterdam, NL


Group Exhibitions (Selection)

2018 Ithaka Art Festival, Karthuizerklooster, Leuven, Belgium

2017 Contest: Teaching as a Form of Art, Van Abbemuseum, NL (durational work as a group, part of seminar by Ruth Noack at the Dutch Art Institute)

2017Absence Takes Shape, Van Abbemuseum, NL (curatorial intervention, collaboration with Maike Hemmers & Clementine Edwards, outcome of seminar led by The Showroom, London)

2017 Scopophilia Art Festival, Dokhuis Galerie, Amsterdam, NL

2017 Kunstlijn Haarlem, Haarlem, NL

2016 Artvark, Castellvm Aqvae, Bloemendaal, NL

2015 This Art Fair, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam, NL

2015 New Nature, Brandpunt, Breda, NL

2015 Residu III, Kunsthal45, Den Helder, NL

2015 Fotofestival Naarden, The Fence, Naarden, NL

2015 Torenkamerfestival, Vondel CS, Amsterdam, NL

2015 Galerie Am Schwarzen Meer, Bremen, Germany

2014 Europe moving image, Casa Pablano, Montreuil, France

2014 Preparture, Kunstencluster Wll Fabriek, 's-Hertogenbosch, NL

2014 Inside Zone, Exhibition Space Sydhavn Station, Copenhagen, Denmark

2014 Prospects & Concepts, Het Mondriaan Fonds toont talent, Art Rotterdam, Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL

2013 2013 ZomerExpo ‘Aarde’, Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The Hague, NL

2013 Muzeul de Istorie Bucovina, Suceava, Romania

2012 Copenhagen Photo Walk, Gammel Kongevej, Copenhagen, Denmark

2012 De nacht ruikt anders, de Belofte 7, Kunstliefde, Utrecht, NL

2012 Paderborner FototageRaum für Kunst, Paderborn, Germany

2012 De Verdieping, Trouw Amsterdam, NL

2011 Steenbergen Stipendium, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, NL

2011 Selection of Graduates 2011, ACF, Amsterdams Centrum voor Fotografie , Amsterdam, NL

2011 Kunstschouw Westerschouwen, Burgh, NL 

2011 Graduation Exhibition Utrecht School of the Arts, Utrecht, NL

2009 De Fotoprijs, Verbond van Verzekeraars, The Hague, NL 

2009 De Fotoprijs, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum Rotterdam, NL


Prizes & Nominations

2011 Nominee Steenbergen Stipendium

2009 Winner ‘De Fotoprijs’, category ‘What you see is what you get’

2006 Nominee Creative Contest: Virus Free Generation

2005 Honourable Mention Argus nature competition, category Young Talent

2005 Winner ‘It’s Playtime’ competition by Canon, category ‘Play with strangers’



2017 Stichting Niemeyer Fonds

2015 Stichting Stokroos

2012 Startstipendium, Mondriaan Fonds


Publications (Selection)

2018 Novelty Magazine

2017 Luister, ik heb een verhaal voor je

2017 Leven van je tijd

2016 Skagaströnd Review

2015 Residu III Catalogue

2015 Vrij Nederland

2014 Prospects & Concepts Catalogue

2013 De Grote Amsterdamse Kunstkalender

2013 ZomerExpo Aarde Catalogue

2012 De nacht ruikt anders Catalogue

2011 Many Layered Stories, Utrecht School of the Arts Photography Graduation Catalogue

2011 Morgen, Vandaag, Gisteren, Utrecht School of the Arts Graduation Catalogue

2009 P/f special ‘de Fotoprijs’

2005 ‘Play with your imagination’ campaign for Canon, published in Volkskrant Magazine, Golfers Magazine, National Geographic Magazine, Playboy, Columbus


Online Articles (Selection)

2016 Interview by Studio Leev

2016 Some Say in New Dawn

2015 What you cannot see on Urbanautica

2015 Op zoek naar de wolf in Vrij Nederland

2014 In the picture : Sanne Kabalt on



2016 - present Fine Art classes at primary schools at Stichting Educatieve Projecten

2013 - present Art programme for children at Zeezelaar

2013 - present Performances for small children at Kleintje Kunst

2012 - present Fine Art workshops for adults and children at Buitenkunst

2009 – present Occasional photography workshops for children and adults



2016 Creative Mornings Amsterdam, NL

2015 Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam, NL

2015 Torpedotheater, Amsterdam, NL

2014 Maliebaan 45, Utrecht, NL

2013 De Balie, Amsterdam, NL

2012 De Roode Bioscoop, Amsterdam, NL

2012 Hogeschool voor de Kunsten, Utrecht, NL

2011  de Dag van de Fotografie, Pakhuis de Zwijger Amsterdam, NL


Other related work experience

2016 Photography & communication assistance for De Monsterkamer

2015 - 2016 Curator/editor The Netherlands for

2011 – 2015 Assisting Anouk Kruithof in installing exhibitions (a.o. Coda Apeldoorn, Le Petit Endroit Paris, BoetzelaarNispen London, Error One Antwerp, Unseen Amsterdam, Internationaal Fotofestival Knokke-Heist Belgium, Museé des Beaux Arts Le Locle Switzerland)

2011 – 2012 Volunteer at FOTODOK, Utrecht

Being an artist means: not numbering and counting, but ripening like a tree, which doesn't force its sap, and stands confidently in the storms of spring, not afraid that afterwards summer may not come. It does come.

Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters to a Young Poet