Rein Jelle Terpstra, lives and works in Amsterdam
1982 - 1987AKI, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede (Artez)
1988 - 1991Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten te Amsterdam
1990Working period in Spain (workshop by John M. Armleder)
1998Workshop philosophy of the arts, Antoon Van Den Braembussche
2015 - 2016Research periods in the USA
2017Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington DC

Exhibitions (selection)
2019Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2018Museum of Modern Art SFMoMA San Francisco, with Paul Fusco and Philippe Parreno
2018Les Rencontre d'Arles, with Paul Fusco and Philippe Parreno
2018EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam (filmscreening)
2018International Center of Photography, New York City
2016Van Gogh's 3rd dimension, MOTI, Museum of the Image, Breda. Curator: Cornel Bierens
2015Sequence 1 , Dutch artist's books in international perspective.
Exhibition of the collections of the Groningen Museum and Henk Woudsma, Academy Minerva, Groningen
2014Songs from the Heart, BredaPhoto International Photofestival
2014Thinking (out of) the box, Marres, Maastricht
2014Nomination Dutch Doc Award (documentary photography), Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
2014Nothing to see, nothing to hide, Punt WG
Artist's books and slideshow. Curator: Frank Mandersloot
2013Johan Deumens Gallery |during PhotoFestival Unseen, Amsterdam
2012Looking at seeing. With Roland Schimmel, Rune Peitersen en Martijn Schuppers. Curator: Rune Peitersen. Night of Art and Science, Groningen
2011Grand 044 Mondrian Fund (Fonds BKVB), Amsterdam
2011This is the right spot i.c.w Maria Barnas, show diaporama
De Appel, Amsterdam
2010 - 2014Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2008Trafo, Westwerk, Hamburg, Germany
2008One image says more then thousand words, De Zaal, Gent
2007Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2007Festival of Photography Naarden
2006Time Floating, installation in bridgemaster's house, Kunstgebouw
2005Constructed Moment KW14 Den Bosch
2003Stadsgalerij, Het Glaspaleis, Heerlen
2003Tender Prey, Outline, Amsterdam
2003De grote vakantie, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
2003De Inrichting i.c.w. Maria Barnas,
Art manifestation in mental hospital, St. Willibrordus, Heiloo
2003Floss, slideshow, Groningen
2002After Images, Nederlands Foto Instituut, Rotterdam
2001Lost and Found, De Waag, Amsterdam
2001A Public Space Odyssey, selection art in public space, Amsterdam
2000Selection of Vedute-manuscripts, Parsons School of Design, New York
1997Galerie Streetvoice, Keulen
1996Incestuous, Thread Waxing Space, curator: Tiong Ang, New York
19963D manuscripts, Foundation Vedute in Arcam, Amsterdam
1994Between tradition and experiment, Museum for the Book / Rijksmuseum Meermanno en Westreenianum, The Hague
1993Five Centuries Landscape, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
1993Nominees Encouragement Photography (with a.o. Rineke Dijkstra, Ellen Kooi, Otto Snoek), Amstelveen

2018The Washington Post, by Sebastian Smee (April 6th)
2018 The New Yorker, by Louis Menand (April 3rd)
2018 The Wall street Journal, by Richard B. Woodward (March 20th)
2018 De Volkskrant, by Merel Bem (March 9th)
2017The New York Times, by Phyllis Tuchman (October 30th)
2015dankzij Sem Presser Archief, Dutch Photography 2000- 2015, supported by the Sem Presser Archief Foundation
2014The Photographer's Playbook Aperture Foundation, New York
Edited by: Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern
2014Eyecurious by Marc Feustel
2013 The Huffington Post, Stuart Forster
2013The Best Photobooks of 2013, list by Willem van Zoetendaal
2013 Overview Photobooks in 2013, Volkskrant by Merel Bem
2013 Camera Austria New Books section (dec issue)
2013 The Photobook Club Matt Johnston
2013 Remembering what you see Colin Pantall
2013theloggingroad, Mirelle Thijssen
2013Signalement Unseen Book Market, Daria Tuminas
2012Mr. Motley, The recent history of Holland, told by the arts, nr 32
2011Museumtijdschrift nr 1, by Robert-Jan Muller
2011De Avonden, Hans de Geus, VPRO
2010Kunstbeeld, nr. 11, by Anna van Leeuwen
2010NRC Culture-blog, Raymond van den Boogaard
2010Holland Doc VPRO
2010VARA Radio GidsFM
2010Beelden, nr. 13, by Beatrijs Schweitzer
2010kM, by Harald Schole
2009Kunstbeeld, nr. 10, by Sandra Spijkerman
2008One image says more then thousand words,
curator: Joachim Naudts, Maarten Dings en Egon Van Herreweghe
2007PhotoFestival Naarden
2006Kiek, NRC Handelsblad, CS, Rosan Hollak 2-6-2006
2005Constructed Moment KW14. Curator: Marjan Teeuwen
2005Scouting the world with periscope, Beelden, by Antoniee de Ridder
2005With other eyes, Kunst & Erfgoed door Pablo Cabenda, Kunstgebouw,
2003After Images, in FotoMuseummagazine Antwerpen (before Obscuur)
2001Steps through the new city, Amsterdam, by Leo Platvoet
2001A Public Space Odyssey, selection art in public space, Amsterdam
2000Newspaper Trouw 3 Oktober, Bijlmer, Amsterdam
1999In 't Schip, magazine about art and literature,
19984 artworks in the court, text: Hanne Hagenaars, Rijksgebouwendienst
1997Art in jail, publisher Rijksgebouwendienst
1996'44 x 32 x 7', Museummagazine Vitrine nr.4
1993Five Centuries Landscape, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
1993Nominees Encouragement Photography, catalogue Amstelveen

Own publications/texts
2013Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View (publisher Fw:Books)
2015[i]Sequence 1 -Dutch artist's books in international perspective (publication: academie Minerva)
2013Retracing , publisher post editions
2008On amateur photography, part 1, 2 en 3, self published
2006NRC-Nextt, column with choices of amateur-photo's, in dialogue with
editor photography NRC-Next Annelies Kuiper, daily in july/august
2002After Images, Album of the photo not taken, concept and editing
(22 artists and writers react on the theme of the photo not taken and the role of memory and imagination), publisher De Balie
2002Talking to you, catalogue for youngsters. Texts on a.o. Roy Lichtenstein,
Man Ray, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam
2001Re-Magazine#7,, publisher Artimo, image and text
2001De nieuwe Maatschappij nr. 4, image and text A Public Space Oddyssey
2001StuffIt!, essay on room in Decennia, publication Foundation Vedute
2000Report of a day, publication Raad van Cultuur 1999
2000Mobile n.a.v. artwork for De Canadas en De Schelven
1991Celosias artist's book, self published

2015Lecture Hunter College, New York
2015Lecture Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2014Lecture, tutorials in National College of Art and Design
Bachelor and Master, Dublin, Ireland
2014Guest tutor Academy of fine Arts HKU, Utrecht
2014Guest tutor MA Academy of architecture, Amsterdam
2012Co-curator program Studium Generale, Royal Academy, The Hague
2010-2011Tutor excellence program, Visual Art and Photography,
Hanze University, Minerva Academy, Groningen
2006-presentTutor Visual Art and Photography, Hanze University,
Minerva Academy, Groningen
1990-presentGuest lectures on Gerrit Rietveld Academy (photography), Guest tutor St. Joost Academy, Photography Departmen. Den Bosch, Royal Academy, The Hague (photography in public space), Willem de Koning Academie, Rotterdam, Studium Generale, Vrije Academie, Den Haag and Academia de Belles Artes, Cuenca, Spanje

Activities, such as advice, curatorship, artist talks
2015Artist Talk: 10x10 Photobook Salon, New York. Initiator and moderator: Taco Hidde Bakker. With Stephan Keppel and Mariken Wessels.
2015Curator (i.c.w. Henk Woudsma and Barthold Boksem) Dutch Artist's Books in international perspective, Academy Minerva, Groningen
2015Artist's talk on memory and photography, Castrum Peregrini
2013-presentMentor at Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fund
2013-presentMember of the research group Readership PRICCA Practice
2012- 2013Jurylid George Verberg Stipendium
2011Artist talk Looking at Seeing. Moderator: Rune Peitersen
Galerie Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS.
2011Artists talk, Mushroom Collection, The Soon Institute,
Moderator: Jason Fulford, Amsterdam
2010-2012Advisor, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
2008-presentMentoraat Cultuur en Ondernemen, Amsterdam
2009Lecture Foam Editions, Amsterdam
2008Lecture Foam Editions, Amsterdam
2008Forum debate on art and archive, a.o. Laurence Aëgerter,
Hans Aarsman, Katrin Korfmann en Taco Hidde Bakker. Moderator: Esther Vossen
2007Lecture Nederlands Fotomuseum, The Past in the Present, Rotterdam
2007Guestcurator Festival of Photography, Naarden
2006Rijksgecommiteerde Photography at the Hanze University, Minerva Academy, Groningen
1999-presentStart archive amateur images (55.000 slides)*
2006Lecture photography, Broeikas, Deventer
2005Participation workshop on photography and reminiscence, SKOR i.c.w. Rivas, Gorkum
2005Lecture photography, Centre for Visual Arts, Utrecht
2004Participation symposium over photography and psychiatry, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2002-2004Advisor, Fund for the Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
2002-2010Advisor art in public space, CBK Rotterdam
2002Lecture Graphic Design, Gerrit Rietveld Academy
2002Advisor art in public space, Kunstgebouw Z-Holland
1999Design anthology composed by Gerrit Komrij

Projects in public space (selection)
2014ROC Noord Nederland, Stadskanaal, architect: Mecanoo
2014Town Hall Velsen
2013 Sketch plan Social Affairs and Employment, Groningen
2012Design of the coin of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance
2012Wall of Sound Erasmus College, Zoetermeer
2012St. Josephhof, Nijmegen(architect: Mecanoo)
2009Design for Town Hall Zaanstad(architect: Sjoerd Soeters)
2009Sketch plan for BEL-municipalities Laren, Blaricum en Eemnes
2009Porcelain roof of foliage, (architect:Kees Willemse), Den Bosch
2008Design of the coin of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance
2008Waves on IJburg, Amsterdam, housing Ymere
2007Sketch plan for Stedelijk Gymnasium, Arnhem
2005Sketch plan Betuwelijn, shaft building
2005With other eyes, Moordrecht, Kunstgebouw
2005Submarine i.c.w. Hester Oerlemans, Veenendaal, Kunst en Bedrijf
2002Sketch plan in memory of the flood, Bernisse, Kunstgebouw
2002Sketch plan for St. Lucas Andreas Hospital, Amsterdam
2001Model Room, school De Triangel i.c.w. Kunst en Bedrijf en
Stroom hcbk in Den Haag, concept Marieken Verheyen (a.o. Zeger Reyers, Suzan Drummen)
2000Mobile, Canadas en De Schelven, two schools, Boxmeer
1999Chandelier, Verlengde Slotlaan, Zeist
1999Flat Groeneveen, Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam Fund for the arts
1998Court House, Groningen, Rijksgebouwendienst
1998Sketch plan for Vleuten De Meern, De Leidsche Rijn
1998Sketch plan for Rextuin, Amsterdam Fund for the arts
1997EBI (Temporary Extra Security Facility).
Four exercise yards, Vught, Rijksgebouwendienst
1993Sophia Children Hospital, department Children psychiatry, Rotterdam

2016Nomination for the Smithsonian Artistic Research Fellowship (SARF), Washington DC, USA
2015Depth Development for Artists and Mediators, Mondriaan Fund
2012Publication grant, Mondriaan Fund
2012SNS REaal Fund
2012Foundation Sem Presser Archive
2012De Gijselaar-Hintzenfund
2008Projectsubsidie LIVE, Fund for the Arts, Design and Architecture
2001Prins Bernhard Cultuurfund
2001Projectsubsidie, Fonds Fund for the Arts, Design and Architecture
1991-2012Grants, Fund for the Arts, Design and Architecture, Amsterdam
1990Startstipendium, Fund for the Arts, Design and Architecture

Collections (selection)
The Netherlands Photo Museum, Rotterdam
International Center of Photography Library, New York
MoMA Library, Manhattan and Queens, New York, USA
New York Public Library Special Collections, New York
Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Paris, France
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
Yale University, Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library, New Haven, USA
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles, USA
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
ABN-Amro Bank, Amsterdam
Koninklijke Musea voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels, Belgium
Rijksmuseum Meermanno Westreenianum,
Museum for the book, The Hague