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I am a photographic artist and my work consists of series of photographic images. Through a personal relationship with my subject, especially focusing on the concept of ‘neighbourhood’, I am interested in addressing broader universal, social, and cultural themes, such as integration, cultural diversity and social mobility. In Dutch the term ‘buurman’ (neighbour) is a slang, used as a way of greeting people around you.


Photography is integrated in my everyday life. I use it as a way to make contact with people, to question the world, and to gain a grip on our fast-paced everyday ‘reality’. I use photographs mainly in grouped series, letting separate images be in contact and conversation with one another in the forms of publications and installations.


Currently, I am working on a long-term project Delfshaven’s Finest (2013 - present), in the socially and culturally diverse neighbourhood of Rotterdam, where I have lived since I graduated from the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2013.


1988, born in Velp, the Netherlands.


I currently live in Rotterdam.





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all images © Florian Braakman 2020


With the generous support of Mondriaan Fund and CBK Rotterdam


visit me at my studio (5 min from Rotterdam CS)

Delftsestraat 33

3013 AE Rotterdam

Curriculum Vitae



2008 - 2013 Photography (BA) Royal Academy of Art, The Hague

2013 Graduate in three days. Workshop with master students of academy AKV St. Joost, Breda

2011 Research Lab. Study program researching visual identity.

2004 - 2008 Fotonica, Ede



2020 CBK Rotterdam, Research & Development Grant

2019 Mondriaan Fund, Project Grants for Artists

2018 CBK Rotterdam, Projectbijdrage kunstfestival Charlois Speciaal

2017 Mondriaan Fund, Stipendium for Emerging Artists

2017 Local Media Fund, Municipality of Rotterdam-Delfshaven



2019 AADK, Blanca (ES)

2018 Framer Framed, Werkplaats Molenwijk, Amsterdam (NL)


Interviews & Screenings

2019 In Between Homes, Curaçao, MELLY, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam (NL)

2019 Screening and Artist Talk: In Between Homes, Curaçao - Mondriaan Fund, Prospects & Co-Workspace, Art Rotterdam (NL)

2017 Rotterdam Snapshots - Seizoen 2 Afl. 5 Florian Braakman


Exhibitions (selection)

2020 Publieke Werken, Rotterdam, (NL)

2020 Rotterdam, hoe gaat het? solo window exhibition at Foundation Mesh, Rotterdam (NL)

2019 Kennismaking (meeting) Bellamy Kabinet, Amsterdam (NL)

2019 Prospects & Concepts, Mondriaan Fund shows talent, Art Rotterdam curated by Macha Roesink (NL)

2018 50 jaar Molenwijk @ Framer Framed - Werkplaats Molenwijk (NL)

2018 Broer in group show Familie - Stedelijk Museum Schiedam curated by Karina van Bezooijen (NL)

2018 Scanning Delfshaven - group show at Foundation Mesh curated by Marina Paulenka (NL)

2018 Charloisse Specialiteiten @ Charlois Speciaal curated by Piet de Jonge (NL)

2018 In Between Homes, Curaçao - Ik ben een Rotterdammer @ The One Minutes Series - Islas Unutiles

@ OT301, Amsterdam (NL)

@ Dortmunder U, (DE)

@ East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)

@ Mu, Eindhoven (NL)

@ Museum Hilversum (NL)

@ Betty Jane, Amsterdam (NL)

@ Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam (NL)

@ De School, Amsterdam (NL)

2017 Delfshaven's Finest - De Onzichtbare Stad - Beeldkanon group show at Theater Rotterdam (NL)

2017 She Comes in Colors (book) - My Name in a 100 Colophons - group show at Lief Hertje en de Grote Witte Reus, The Hague (NL)

2017 Us & Them at RAW Gallery, Rotterdam (NL)

2017 Leve de Zotheid, in collaboration with Vers Beton, Rotterdam Photo (NL)

2015 De Kracht van Rotterdam, (NL)

2015 Under the Coke Sign - Galerie 180, SBK, Dordrecht (NL)

2015 Field Trip, C&H Art Space, Amsterdam (NL)

2014 She Comes in Colors - Trans Photographiques - group show of 16 nominees from the Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Lille (FR)

2014 She Comes in Colors - Frames of Thinking, Rotterdam (NL)

2014 She Comes in Colors - Artlab #02, Nijmegen (NL)

2013 She Comes in Colors - Poznan Photo Diploma Award (PL)

2013 She Comes in Colors - FTGRF ZKT, KABK graduation show (NL)



WardWard - Antwerpen, DeBuren - Brussel, De Correspondent, De Parade, De Volkskrant,

Stichting Ammodo, Vers Beton, Garage Rotterdam,  Museum Boijmans van Beuningen,

If I Can't Dance, Subbacultcha!, Royal Conservatoire Den Haag, Eye Film Instituut Nederland


Self Published

2018 50 jaar Molenwijk, newspaper, 2500 copies

2017 Delfshaven's Finest, newspaper, Edition #01 and #02, 24.500 copies

2014 She Comes in Colors, photo book, second edition, 500 copies

2013 She Comes in Colors, photo book, first edition, 50 copies

2014 Wilhelmus, publication, 15 copies


Publications / Features

The Angry Bat

Paper Journal

Photo Eye
Wandering Bears

The Latent Image

New Dawn Paper

Virtual Book Shelf

Self Publish Be Happy

The Lost Prairie


Paper Journal


Prices & Nominations

2015 Finalist for Kracht van Rotterdam

2014 She Comes in Colors, shortlist Photobook Show, Tokyo, Japan

2013 She Comes in Colors, finalist Poznan Photo Diploma Award, Poland

2013 She Comes in Colors, shortlist Unseen Dummy Award



2011 Julian Röder, Berlin

2008 Arnhems Persagentschap, Arnhem

2006 Reinoud Klazes, Amsterdam