Ashley McNelis is a writer, curator, and recent graduate of the master’s program at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. See her other contributions to BOMB here.
Anouk Kruithof (born 1981) is a Dutch artist currently based in New York. Upcoming solo exhibitions will be held at Green is Gold, Copenhagen during Copenhagen Arts Week and Boetzelaer|Nispen, Amsterdam in September and during UNSEEN, September 18–21. Recent exhibitions include Picture/Thing, Ezra and Cecile Zilkha Gallery, Wesleyan University Middletown (2015), L’art se livre,The Fine Arts Museum of Le Locle, Switzerland (2014/2015), and Within interpretations of a wall as part of Paulien Oltheten & Anouk Kruithof, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (2014). In 2014, she launched her own publishing platform, stresspress.biz and is also co-creator and director of the new Anamorphosis Prize, which will award $10,000 to the creator of the best self-published photobook of the previous year. Recent honors include her participation in the the Larry Sultan visiting artist program in San Francisco, the Charlotte Köhler Prize in the Netherlands (2014), an ICP Infinity Award (2012), and the Photography Jury Grand Prize at the Hyères Festival France (2011). Her work has been exhibited internationally and is collected by institutions such as Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Het domein Sittard, Fotomuseum Winterthur Switzerland and the MoMA library in New York.