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Leonor Faber-Jonker (Amsterdam, 1987) is an author, researcher, and artist. In her writing, photography, and collages, she explores the relations between materiality, memory, and meaning, a.o. in practices surrounding (colonial) objects, collections, human remains, photographs, statues, and places. Leonor Faber-Jonker lives and works in Rotterdam and is represented by HOK gallery, The Hague.



Publications (selection):

2020 – ‘Het negende Fort van Kaunas: Fragmenten van een monument’ in: DeFKa Research SC 01 (Assen: DeFKa Research)

2020 – ‘Life in the bell-jar’ in: Gaye Black in HOK (Den Haag: HOK Galerie)

2019 – ‘Making micro worlds. How Martha Colburn finds the largest of truths in the smallest of things’ in: ‘Martha Colburn: Imagined Histories’ (New York: Fredonia State University)

2019 – ‘Stalin’s Ear: On the material (after)lives of a statue’ in: Ted Hyunhak Yoon and Bernke Klein Zandvoort (ed.), Decoding Dictatorial Statues (Eindhoven: Onomatopee)

2018 – More than just an object. A material analysis of the return and retention of Namibian skulls from Germany (Leiden: African Studies Centre, African Studies Collection 70)

2018 – ‘Ingewikkelde simpelheid. In memoriam Ton Lebbink’ in: Extaze 26 (In de Knipscheer)

2017 – Le premier génocide du xxe siècle. Herero et Nama dans le Sud-Ouest africain allemand, 1904-1908 (Paris: Éditions du Mémorial de la Shoah)

2017 – ‘De dingen’ in: Erik Brus & Hans Sleutelaar (ed.), Vaan Nu (Rotterdam: StudioKers)

2017 – Introduction in: Prophit Art Zine # 2 (Berlin: Loolsart)

2016 – NoFun/ Torso/ Plurex (Amsterdam: Black Olive Press), with Oscar Smit

2012 – No Future Nu. Punk in Nederland 1977-2012 (Amsterdam: Lebowski Publishers)



2019 – ‘L’Age d’Or’, groepstentoonstelling (collages), Sexyland, Amsterdam, NL

2019 – ‘SCHNITTSERIE. Anatomy of a Collection’, solo exhibition (collages), HOK gallery, Den Haag, NL

2019 – ‘Afrikanerland’, solo exhibition (photography), Zuid-Afrikahuis, Amsterdam, NL

2019 – ‘VOID’, group exhibition (collages), Neurotitan, Berlin, NL

2019 – ‘Prophit #3’, riso print group exhibition (collages), Page Not Found, Den Haag, NL

2017 – ‘Salon d’Hiver’ (collages), group exhibition ZERP Galerie, Rotterdam, NL

2017 – Boulevard du Nord (photography), group exhibition Route du Nord, Rotterdam, NL

2017 – ‘Cutting Edge’ (collages), group exhibition Fata Morgana Galerie, Berlijn, DE

2016 – ‘Afrikanerland’ (photography), solo exhibition Afrika Studiecentrum, Leiden, NL



2013-2015 Research master Modern History, Utrecht University (with honours)

2008-2009 Master Art Policy and Management, Utrecht University

2005-2008 Bachelor History, Utrecht University