Rein Jelle Terpstra, lives and works in Amsterdam
1984 - 1988AKI, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede (Artez)
1989 - 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 - 2018Research periods in the USA
2017Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, Washington, D.C.

Nominations, awards
2019Gold medal for The Most Beautiful Book of the World,
Stiftung Buchkunst, Leipzig, Germany
2019The Best Dutch Book Design 2018, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam
2019Lucie Photo Book Award, finalist, New York
2019Best of Selected Artist Moving Images 2018 EYE on Art, EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
2019Best Photography Book Award nomination,
The Kraszna-Krausz Book Award, Somerset House, London
2019 Prix Livre d'Artistenomination, Association Bob Calle,
Library of Beaux-Arts, Paris
2019 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, longlisted:
exhibition Robert F Kennedy Funeral Train, Nederlands Fotomuseum
2018 Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, longlisted:
book Robert F Kennedy Funeral Train
2019Best text-image Dutch Photobook 2019, nomination
2014Dutch Doc Award nomination documentary photography, Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam
1993Aanmoedigingsprijs Fotografie nomination (a.o.. Rineke Dijkstra, Otto Snoek), Amstelveen

Exhibitions (selection)
2020 Mourning, On loss and change (with Bas Jan Ader, Christian Boltanski, Andy Warhol a.o.) Hamburger Kunsthalle, Germany
2020 Winter Garden photograph project 40 jaar Camera Lucida, by Roland Barthes, curator Odette England, Houston Center for Photography, USA
2020Geografías del viage (with Francis Al˙s, Adrian Paci, Christina de Middel a.o.) Visiona, Huesca, Spain
2019Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2019IFFR-Internationaal Film Festival Rotterdam (screening)
2019American Presidents Film and Literary Festival, Fremont, Ohio
2019Paris Short Film Festival (screening)
2018The Train, SFMOMA, Museum of Modern Art,
with Paul Fusco and Philippe Parreno, San Francisco
2018The Train, Les Rencontre d'Arles,
with Paul Fusco and Philippe Parreno, Arles France
2018ICP, International Center of Photography, New York City
2018Foam Editions, boek launch, June 22th Amsterdam
2018EYE Filmmuseum, 1968, filmscreening, Amsterdam
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, Amsterdam
2013Johan Deumens Gallery |during PhotoFestival Unseen, Amsterdam
2012Looking at seeing Night of Art and Science. Curator: Rune Peitersen. Groningen
2011Grand 044 Mondrian Fund (Fonds BKVB), Amsterdam
2011This is the right spot i.c.w Maria Barnas,
De Appel, Amsterdam
2010 - 2014 After Images, about the photograph not taken, semi-permanent installation, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
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
2003De grote vakantie, Arti et Amicitae, Amsterdam
2003De Inrichting i.c.w. Maria Barnas,
Art manifestation in mental hospital, St. Willibrordus, Heiloo
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
1994Between tradition and experiment, Museum for the Book / Rijksmuseum Meermanno en Westreenianum, The Hague
1993Five Centuries Landscape, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden

Publications, reviews
2020Het is oorlog, maar de fotograaf kijkt weg Trouw, by Joke de Wolf
2020Een vergezicht of mooie bloem in de oorlogsjaren Het Parool, door Jan Pieter Ekker
2020Gifzwarte tinten en melancholiek licht in drie rijke fotoboeken Volkskrant, door Arno Haitjema, door Olga Yatskevich
2019Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View Metropolis M, by Manus Groenen
2019Langs het spoor De Groene Amsterdammer, by Jan Postma
2019Rouw langs de spoorlijn Nederlands Dagblad, by Arjan Glas (February 16th)
2019De laatste reis van Robert Kennedy Het Financieele Dagblad, by Hilda Bouma (January 26th)
2019Robert F Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's ViewFocus, by Jelle Verhoeks
2019De mensen langs het spoor Pf, by Diana Bokje
2019 Mille et un Photographes La Couleur de Jours, by Jean Perret (Switzerland)
2019The funeral of Robert Kennedy, the train and the onlookers
Trouw, by Joke de Wolf (Jan 29th)
2019Through the eyes of the viewer
Het Parool, by Jan Pieter Ekker (Jan 25th)
2018The Best Works of Art in 2018
NRC Handelsblad, by Sandra Smallenburg (December 30th)
2018 The most beautiful Photobooks of 2018
De Volkskrant, by Mark Moorman (November 30th)
2018 NRC Handelsblad by Sandra Smallenburg (May 2th)
2018 De Volkskrant by Merel Bem (March 9th)
2018The Train essay and interview by Clement Cheroux, SFMOMA Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, publisher Editions Textuelle
2018 by Olga Yatskevich (August 2nd)
2018 Uit velen veel/The people's View and popular photography essay by Wilco Versteeg, museum magazine EXTRA, publisher Fotomuseum Antwerpen
2018The Photograph that took the place of a Mountain selection of essays by Taco Hidde Bakker, publisher Fw:Books
2018Mister Motley best photobooks of 2018
2018Le train fantome de Bobby Kennedy Le Monde, by Chloé LePrince (June 9th)
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)
2017The New York Times, by Phyllis Tuchman (October 30th)
2018The Baltimore Sunl by Mary Mc Couley (June 20)
2015dankzij Sem Presser Archief, Dutch photography projects 2000-2015 supported by the Sem Presser Archive Foundation
2014The Photographer's Playbook, edited by: Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern. Aperture Foundation, New York
2013The Huffington Post Stuart Forster
2013The Best Photobooks of 2013 Willem van Zoetendaal
2012 Mentioning Photobooks 2013 Volkskrant, Merel Bem
2013 New Books section (Dec issue), Camera Austria
2014Eyecurious by Marc Feustel
2013 The Photobook Club Matt Johnston
2013 Remembering what you see Colin Pantall
2013theloggingroad, Mirelle Thijssen
2013Signalement Unseen Book Market, Daria Tuminas
2012 The recent history of the Netherlands, told by the arts., Mr. Motley nr32
2011Museumtijdschrift nr 1, by Robert-Jan Muller
2011De Avonden, Hans de Geus, VPRO
2010Kunstbeeld, nr. 11, by Anna van Leeuwen
2009Kunstbeeld, nr. 10, by Sandra Spijkerman
2008Een foto zegt meer dan duizend woorden, concept Joachim Naudts, Maarten Dings en Egon Van Herreweghe
2007Emoticon, FotoFestival Naarden
2006Kiek, NRC Handelsblad, CS, Rosan Hollak 2-6-2006
2005Constructed Moment KW14. Curator: Marjan Teeuwen
2001A Public Space Odyssey, selection art in public space, Amsterdam
1998four artworks in the court, text: Hanne Hagenaars, Rijksgebouwendienst
1993Five Centuries Landscape, Stedelijk Museum De Lakenhal, Leiden
1993Encouraging Award Photography and Art , catalogus Amstelveen

Own publications/contributions of images and texts
2020Dark Dunes, self published, i.c.w. Van Zoetendaal Publishers
2020 Keeper of the hearth: picturing roland barthes' unseen photograph
40 years Camera Lucida, by Roland Barthes, editor Odette England. Publisher Shilt Publishing
2018Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View, publisher Fw:Books
2013Retracing , publisher post editions
2008On amateur photography, part 1, 2 en 3, self published
2006NRC-Nextt, column with choices out of own amateur-photoarchive and texts, daily in July/August
2002After Images, Album of the photo not taken, concept and editing
(22 artists and writers respond 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,, image and text, publisher Artimo
2001De nieuwe Maatschappij nr. 4, image and text A Public Space Oddyssey
2001StuffIt!, essay on space 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

Lectures, artist's talks
2020Master Institute of Visual Cultures in Art, Media, Design St. Joost School
2019PI.lab’s Data and Truth Symposium collaboration of the Radboud University, Tilburg University and TNO, Utrecht
2019Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
2018SFMOMA, Museum of Modern Art Crowdcourcing History, June 7th, San Francisco
2018Magnum Foundation i.c.m. 10x10 Photobook Salon, in conversation with Brian Wallis, New York
2018Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American History
2018Lecture Hunter College, New York
2018Lecture School for Journalism, New York
2018Fotodok, interview with Rob Hornstra, Utrecht
2018Radboud University, Nijmegen
2015Lecture Hunter College, New York
2015Lecture MICA, Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore
2015Artist's talk on memory and photography, Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam
2014Lecture, tutorials in National College of Art and Design
Bachelor and Master, Dublin, Ireland
2011Artist talk Looking at Seeing. Moderator: Rune Peitersen
Galerie Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS.
2011Artists talk, Mushroom Collection, The Soon Institute,
Moderator: Jason Fulford, 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
2005Lecture photography, Centre for Visual Arts, Utrecht
2004Participation symposium over photography and psychiatry, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam

Activities, such as advice, curatorship, tutorship, mentorship, jury
2019Portfolio Reviews, the Nederlands Fotomuseum i.c.w. Nationale-Nederlanden, Rotterdam
2019Artez AKI, Academy of Fine Arts, Enschede
2019Willem de Kooning Academy of Fine Arts, Rotterdam
2019Sint Lucas Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp
2015Curator Dutch Artist's Books in international perspective, (i.c.w. Henk Woudsma and Barthold Boksem) Academy Minerva, Groningen
2014Guest tutor Academy of fine Arts HKU, Utrecht
2014Guest tutor MA Academy of Architecture, Amsterdam
2013-presentMentor at Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fund
2013-presentMember of the research group Readership PRICCA Practice
2012- 2013Jurylid George Verberg Stipendium
2012Co-curator program Studium Generale, Royal Academy, The Hague
2010-2011Tutor excellence program, Visual Art and Photography,
Hanze University, Minerva Academy, Groningen
2009-2012Advisor, Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam
2008-2017Mentoraat Cultuur en Ondernemen, Amsterdam
2007Guestcurator Festival of Photography, Naarden
2006-presentTutor Visual Art and Photography, Hanze University,
Minerva Academy, Groningen
2006Extern expert 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
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
1990-heden Guest tutor and studio visits on Gerrit Rietveld Academie, AKV|St. Joost, Den Bosch, Koninklijke Academie, Den Haag, Den Haag en Academia de Belles Artes, Cuenca, Spain

2017Smithsonian Artistic Research Fellowship, Washington, D.C. USA
2017Filmisch Experiment-New Screen NL, Film Fund
2017Depth Development for Artists and Mediators, Mondriaan Fund
2017AFK, Amsterdam Fund for the Art
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
2001Project support, 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

Projects in public space (selection)
2009Porcelain roof of foliage, Den Bosch
2008Design of the coin of the Netherlands, Ministry of Finance
2008Waves on IJburg, housing Ymere, Amsterdam
1999Flat Groeneveen, Bijlmermeer, Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

Collecties (selectie)
SFMOMA-Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco
MoMA Library, Manhattan and Queens, New York
ICP- International Center of Photography Library, New York
The Metropolitan Museum, New York
Princeton University Library, Princeton, USA
The Yale University Library, New Haven
Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles
New York Public Library Special Collections, New York
EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam
Stedelijk Museum Artists' book collection, Amsterdam
Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam
ABN-Amro Bank, Amsterdam
Rijksmuseum Meermanno Westreenianum,
Museum voor het boek, Den Haag
Centre Pompidou, Bibliothèque Kandinsky, Paris
Prix Livre d'Artiste, Association Bob Calle, Library of Beaux-Arts, Paris
The Royal Museum of Arts, Brussels, Belgium