PIER 24 - San francisco

Coming up in February 2021

Printing in process: I'm thrilled that a series of new works made in San Francisco, commissioned by the amazing 'Pier24' will be part of    'Looking Forward'—the second of two consecutive exhibitions celebrating the tenth anniversary of Pier 24 Photography. It highlights a selection of photographers collected in depth by the Pilara Foundation over the past decade. a.o. Erica Deeman, Daniel Gordon, Todd Hido, Richard Learoyd.


my new publication - out now

May 2020

'The Living Mountain - photographs by Awoiska van der Molen'.
Available at  Fw:Books, Amsterdam  and  PhotoEye, Santa Fe  /  Post, Tokyo / Tipi Bookshop, Brussels  /  TPG Bookshop, London  /  Photobookstore, London  /  PhotoQ, Amsterdam



on hold

The Prix Pictet Award exhibition 'Hope', showcasing the work of the twelve photographers shortlisted for the Eighth Prix Pictet, has paused its present global tour (London, Moscow, Zurich a.o.). The next exhibition will open at ICP in New York when health situaton let's us.. Stay tuned!
picture: opening exhibition at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London, November '19.


new publication

February 2020

I'm thrilled to publish a book arising from the collaboration with the composer Thomas Larcher - for the Royal Concerthall in Amsterdam. Larcher composed a music piece inspired by the photographs that I made in the nature of his native ground Tirol (Austria) . The publication will be designed by Hans Gremmen / Fw.books publishers and includes the music scores of Larcher. Launched after the concert at the Concertgebouw / Royal Concerthall Amsterdam April 2nd. 

UPDATE: the concert that was scheduled in April has been postpone to further notice due to the Covid-19 misere. However: the book will be in stores end of May.

Collaboration Concertgebouw / Royal concerthall

With Thomas Larcher I am currently working on a wonderful collaboration. Larcher is the composer in residence 2020 at the Royal Concert Hall in Amsterdam. In composing a new music piece, Larcher reacts on the photoworks that I am making in his favorite Austrian nature in south Tirol. His music and my images will all come together in an installation April 2 2020 at the Concertgebouw. It will be performed by the magnificent Asko|Schönberg ensemble.

Shortlist prix pictet

July 5 2019

I am honored to have been shortlisted for the Prix Pictet Award the global award in photography and sustainability. The winner of the Prix Pictet will be announced on 13 November 2019, with the opening of an exhibition of works by the 12 shortlisted photographers at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Founded in 2008 by the Pictet Group, the Prix Pictet has become the world’s leading award for photography and sustainability. The exhibition will travel the world for 18 months.


'Am Schwarzen Himmelsrund' - Annet Gelink Gallery

January 10 - March 9

I am delighted to now be working with the great Annet Gelink Gallery in Amsterdam.
'Am Schwarzen Himmelsrund' is my first solo show in their gallery, I hope you can come and see!


Solo show 'Tempus' has opened

20 February - 10 June 2019

In the wonderful Museum Kranenburg in Bergen NH situated in the forest, next to dunes and sea my solo show has opened. More informaton here


Art Rotterdam

February 7 - 10 2019

Annet Gelink Gallery will present a selection of my new work at this Dutch contemporary art fair. Please visit them at the main section.


Paris Photo

Nov 7 - 11 2018

Three collotype prints of new work photographed in Japan will be presented by Benrido Atelier Collotype Atelier at the Paris Photo fair. Please join the launch Thursday 4-5pm at booth SE23!



NY Times Magazine - Publication

Last month I did a commission for the NY Times Magazine, out this Sunday online and in print. This NY Times ‘Voyages’ issue is all about sounds. See and listen here the field-recorders and photographers that are brought together to show you eleven unexpected wonders around the world. My work is in chapter no.7





Lecture + workshop in Spain

april 27-30. This weekend I'll give a lecture and a workshop at San Telmo Museoa in San Sebastián, Spain on 'Landscape, Territory and Identity'. (pic by Maria Azkarate)


PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco

february 23-25 2018 - A new photo work made during my stay at the Headlands Marin, SF will be exhibited at 'Insights - The Poetry of Silence' that is part of PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco.

Insights - 'The Poetry of Silence'


Top 10 photography exhibitions of 2017

dec 13 2017 - Sean O'Hagan | The Guardian:

'...Inevitably, the Deutsche Börse shortlist does not always work as an exhibition, but this year’s four finalists – Sophie Calle, Dana Lixenberg, Awoiska van der Molen and the duo Onorato and Krebs – made for an interesting mix of contrasting styles and approaches...'     The Deutsche Börse photography prize, The Photographers’ Gallery, London


Pulse Miami Beach

december 7-10 2018 - My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at Pulse Miami Beach fair, Stand N206


Paris Photo fair

november 9 - 12: My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at the Paris Photo Fair booth D37


Larry Sultan Photography Award 2017

I am deeply honored to have received the 2017 Larry Sultan Photography Award. This means I will be in residence at Headland Centre for the Arts in the Marin Headlands -just outside San Francisco- this fall. This residence is alongside a multi-disciplinary cohort of Artists in Residence. During my stay in the Bay Area I look forward to make new work, give a lecture and work with students at the California College of the Arts.

The Larry Sultan Photography Award was established in 2016 by
Pier24 Photography in partnership with
California College of the Arts
Headlands Center for the Arts
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


Lecture CCA - San Francisco

october 5 - 7pm: As part of the Larry Sultan Visiting Artist Program I'll be giving a lecture at the CCA moderated by Kim Beil.


Unseen - Amsterdam

2017 september 22 - 24

Printing new photo work in the darkroom to be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at the Unseen photo fair in Amsterdam


Artist Talk - Belgium

2017 june 21 - 8pm

'De Donkere Kamer'  Concertgebouw Brugge, Belgium: "21 June - when the day is the longest - 'The Darkest Room' presents a deluxe edition of the photo evenings organised throughout the year in Flanders. Hosts of the evining: Anna Luyten and lars Boering. Guests will be: Jan Rosseel, Awoiska van der Molen, Gilbert Fastenaekens and Wim Vandekeybus.


Signing at Off-Print - London

2017 may 20 - 6pm: I'll be signing my new publication Blanco at the Offprint London bookfair. You can find me at the booth Fw:books - Saturday 6pm in the Tate Turbine Hall


Photo London fair

2017 may 18 - 21: My work will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery at Photo London fair in room A4. Hope to see you there!


Launch publication 'blanco' - Amsterdam

march 9 19.00 - 20.30

With the designer Hans Gremmen / publisher Fw:books  I have created a new publication entitled BLANCO. The book is a double cahier in a canvas softcover and will include text by essayist Arjen Mulder. Price: € 27.50
It will be launched this March 9th at the FOAM Museum café from 19.00 – 20.30 in Amsterdam. Please do join me and publisher Fw:books to celebrate this new book with a signing and a drink!


Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize

march 3 – june 11 2017

I couldn't be more honoured to be shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize for my solo exhibition ‘Blanco’ at Foam Amsterdam. I am in the marvellous company of the other three shortlisted artists Dana Lixenberg, Sophie Calle and Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs.

The winner will be announced at a special award ceremony on 18 May 2017 at The Photographers' Gallery in London. Jury: Susan Bright, Curator; Pieter Hugo, Artist; Karolina Lewandowska, Curator of Photography at Centre Pompidou Paris; Anne-Marie Beckmann, Director, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation and Clare Grafik, Head of Exhibitions, The Photographers’ Gallery as the non-voting chair.


Pier 24 Photography - San Francisco

april 1 - march 31 2018

Soon my photo work will be presented in a wonderful group show at the very special Pier24 Photography in San FranciscoThe exhibition looks at two historic photography shows, New Documents (NY, 1967), and New Topographics (NY, 1975). 
Featuring the work of 9 artists, originally shown in these celebrated exhibitions, alongside 6 contemporary artists, the show will look at the development of a visual language that has been passed down. Curated by Christopher McCall.

Exhibiting photographers:
Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand
Robert Adams, Henry Wessel, Nicholas Nixon
Bernd & Hilla Becher, Stephen Shore and Lewis Baltz
Alec Soth, Vanessa Winship, Eamonn Doyle
Latoya Ruby Frazier, Ed Panar and Awoiska van der Molen

New publication arriving

2017 march : In March my new publication 'Blanco' will be ready. The book will be bound as a double cahier in a canvas softcover. Designed by Hans Gremmen, with a text by essayist Arjen Mulder.


Paris Photo Fair

2016 november 10 - 13 : My photo works will be presented by Purdy Hicks Gallery Booth D37, Grand Palais, Paris


Solo Exhibition Unseen photo fair

2016 september 23 - 25 : I'm preparing to show my newest photo works in a solo exhibition with Kristof De Clercq gallery at Unseen fair Amsterdam. Visit the gallery at the main location de Gashouder.


Photo London

2016 may 18 - 22: Purdy Hicks Gallery will present my work at the Photo London Fair. I hope to see you there. Booth D37 - Somerset House


Solo Exhibition

2016 may 8 - june 26 : I invite you to come and see my latest work in a solo show at my Belgium gallery: Kristof the Clercq Gallery in Ghent. Welcome!

Current Exhibitions

Le Lieu Unique, Nantes
October 1 - January 10 2021

Three of my works are part of the group show 'On Earth – Imaging, Technology and the Natural World'  that premiered at the 'Rencontres d’Arles' in France last summer, curated by FOAM Amsterdam. 'On Earth' brings together the work of 25 contemporary artists who use innovative imaging strategies to reflect on the evolving relationship between humans and nature. A catalogue has been published along side the exhibition. Picture here: amazing installer Folkert for FOAM taking care of last details.