Bio

 

I First Came Across Elza Jo’s Work In 2009 When I Was Writing For Dazed Digital. In Those Days I Used To Comb Through Art And Fashion Sites For Hours, Days Even To Find Someone Cool To Interview. One Fateful Day, I Came Across A Series Of Really Cool Photos That Had Been Painted, Glittered And Drawn For An Effect I Had Never Seen. I Found Out The Photographer/Artist Was Elza Jo. I Emailed Her And We Set Up A Time To Do The Interview. I Called Her On Skype And She Answered And Asked If We Should Do Video? I Was A Little Nervous Because I Used To Like Getting A Bit Buzzed During My Interviews To Help With The Fluidity Of The Conversation. I Said Sure, And Asked If She Would Mind Me Drinking During The Interview, To Which She Replied She Would Have A Glass Of Champagne. From That Moment I Knew We Were Going To Be Friends.

 

Since Becoming Friends, Elza Jo Has Shot For A Host Of Cool Magazines Including Tank, Hunger, Dazed And Confused Korea, Nylon Mexico And Singapore And The List Goes On. In 2011, Rankin And His Wife, Tuuli Hosted An Event During London Fashion Week At The Annroy Gallery Called Dig The New Breed In Which They Selected The Work Of 52 Artists For Emerging Talent In Photography. Elza Jo Was One Of The Artists Selected. Her Work Seems To Stand Apart From Others In The Fashion Industry, Due To The Fact That She Has Found Her Own Style And Doesn’t Seek To Imitate Others. Secondly, The Fact That She Keeps Growing And Innovating In Her Craft Which I Think Is The Key To Any Relevant Artist.  


(By Evan Goodfellow)

 
 

Education:

September 1999 - June 2004, Kabk,Royal School Of Arts, The Hague

Clients:

Lolaandgrace, Tommy Hilfiger, H&M, Nike, Converse, Nono, Palacio De Hierro, Top-Notch, Meltin' Pot, Mtv, 8X4, Levi's,

Magazines:

I Love Fake, Nylon Mx, Nylon Sg, Noisey, Elle Nl, Dazed Digital, Dazed Kr, Standard, Vice Nl/Se/Es/Jp/Uk,Tatler Hk, Volkskrant Magazine,

Exhibitions:

2017 

"PIX Film Festival", Group Exhibition, Zaandam

2016

"Pequeños Bribones", Group Exhibition, Mexico City, YNOT Gallery

2015

"Alles Behalve Kleren", Group Exhibition, Arnhem    "Amsterdam Art Fair", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam

2014

"The Space Between Us" | Foam Amsterdam, He Xiangning Art Museum, Shenzhen
"Felix & Foam" | Foam Amsterdam, Felix Meritus, Amsterdam

2013
"Matadora/La Niña Blanca", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam

2012
"Matadora", Unseen, Amsterdam

2011
"Ubi Sunt"(Group Exhibition), The Old Chapel, Caroline Gardens, London
"Foam Pop In" (Group Exhibition), Foam/Pop In, Amsterdam

2010
8Th & 9Th Of January '11/ 12Th & 13Th Of February '11, "The Age", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam & Rotterdam

2009
"Paris Photo", Carroussel Du Louvre, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Paris
"Pop Up Story", 75 Ninth Avenue, Chelsea Market, New York City
"Heartaches & Cakes", Willem 3, Vlissingen
"Art Rotterdam", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam
"Amsterdammer Van Het Jaar", Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam

2008
December 4 - December 7, "Photo Miami", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Miami
October 5 - November 2, "Manu's Soulmates", Jan Van Hoof Gallery, Den Bosch
July 20, "Streetlab Ligt Voor Pampus", Pampus
May 31 - July 19, "Foam_Lab", Foam, Amsterdam
May 25 - May 24, "Foam_Fusion" Foam, Amsterdam
March 16 - April 13, "Elza Show", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam
March 25 - February 3, "Vice Fashion Expo", Studio Apart, Amsterdam

2006
"Art Cologne", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Cologne
"Art Amsterdam", Kunstrai, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam
"You Are My Inspiration", Willem 3, Vlissingen
"Things We Have Seen In Holland", Kravets|Wehby Gallery, New York

2005
"Paris Photo", Carroussel Du Louvre, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Paris
"Start", Gem, The Hague
"Binnen Buiten", Ksg, Vlissingen"Breda-Photo", Municipal Museum, Breda
"Art Amsterdam", Kunstrai, Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Amsterdam
"Art Rotterdam", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam

2004
"Back At Me", Cokkie Snoei Gallery, Rotterdam
"Iedereen 'N Hobby", Dutch Photo Museum, Rotterdam
"Wallpaper Designing Project", Extrapool, Nijmegen