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Linda Zhengová is a Czech photographer and writer who currently lives and studies in the Netherlands. She has a background in International Studies and finished her BA at Leiden University in 2018. In 2019 she graduated from MA in Media Studies (specialization in Film and Photographic Studies) at Leiden University with distinction (cum laude). Currently, she is following a Photography BA at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.
She shoots pictures for about eight years and her fields are both documentary and fiction photography. To make a clear specification of her photographic work is difficult as it highly depends upon how we understand reality and where is the border when we start to define artificial constructions. She depicts personal topics in connection to themes of gender, memory, and decay. She intends to photograph in order to express feelings or questions that puzzle her mind with the hope that others will feel a certain relation to such expressions as well.
In her writings, she delves into topics of gender, post-humanism, and photographic theories in order to discuss works of others and themes that interest her. Currently, she is editorially contributing to GUP Magazine.
In terms of her professional career, her work was published in numerous art magazines and newspapers, for instance in Prague Post, Pilsner Journal, Vogue Italia, LINDA, Mezzanine Magazine etc. Several personal projects have been also exhibited in cities such as Prague (CZ), Pilsen (CZ), Novi Sad (SRB), Brussels (BE) and The Hague (NL).
Catharsis (2020), upcoming – photobook, self-published in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Nothing will be the Same (2020), upcoming – zine, Zoopark Publishing, Berlin, Germany.
Fresh Eyes (2020), a celebration of the best photography talent in Europe, photobook, X Publishers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
The Ambiguity of Visual Representations of Trauma (2019-2020) – academic publication (BA thesis), self-published in The Hague, The Netherlands.
A Resistance of Normality Through Imagery: Queer Aesthetics and Contemporary Queer Photography (2019) – academic publication (MA thesis), self-published in The Hague, The Netherlands.
2019 Korzo Theater, Den Haag (NL) – Up & Coming Choreographers
2015 Pilsner House, Brussels (BE) – Fairytales
2013 City Library, Most (CZ) – Sweet Dreams
2013 New Town Hall, Prague (CZ) – Sweet Dreams
2013 Museum of West Bohemia, Pilsen (CZ) – Sweet Dreams
2020 Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad (SRB) –
World Biennial of Student Photography
2019 Helena van Doeverenplantsoen 3, The Hague (NL) – Forgetful Number
2018 Kulturni Centar LAB, Novi Sad (SRB) – Forgetful Number