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2014 - 2018 AKV|St.Joost Breda, Bachelor of Arts, Photography

2013 - 2014 ArtEZ Institute of the Arts, Arts in Education, admission for Graphic Design

2012 - 2013 AKV|St.Joost 's Hertogenbosch, Orientation Course Arts and Design



Paris Photo 2021, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris

PhotoSaintGermain, Atelier Néerlandais, Paris

Gardeners of Desire, About Desire: Ragusa Photo Festival 2021, Ragusa (Solo)

Every Woman Biennial, The Copeland Gallery, London

Demons, CHARTA: a Photobook Festival, Rome

Behind the Lens plus: expanded, R.I. Center for Photographic Arts, Providence


Lowland Exhibition, HuMBASE, Stüttgart

Banality of Evil, Alte Münze, Berlin

Mirrors and Reflections, Loosenart, Rome

R E C L A I M, Cheap Festival, Bologna

Don't stop me now, Open Art Freiburg, Freiburg

Expo bij David, Kwekelstraat, Gorinchem

Hands, Re-direct Gallery, Boston

ARTivism, Amazing Things Art Center, Framingham

Bond/Bound, Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville

Behind The Lens Plus, R.I. Center for Photographic Arts, Providence

Ghost Art Project, Season Three Artists, Omaha

Curators Picks - 2019, Gallery Baird, Seattle

Contemporary Art Venice, Palazzo Ca’ Zanardi, Venice


The Georgetown Art Attack, Gallery Baird, Seattle

New religions, Nasty Women, De Balie, Amsterdam

Try purple without blue, Volumes 2019, Kunsthalle Zürich, Zürich

Printing Plant Art Book Fair, Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam Art Weekend, Amsterdam

Hécatombe Magazine Release, Arts Connective, New York City

Salon at Forest, Arts Connective, Yuko Nishikawa, New York City

Civic Art Lab 2019, Arts Connective, Chinatown Soup, New York City

Unseen Book Market 2019, Westergas, Amsterdam

Nearly every thought leads to nothing, WolfArt Project Space/WOLk, Rotterdam

Pro•to•type, Le paradis c'est ici, Alterworks Studios, New York City

The first man who ate a banana was a monkey, Amsterdam

Kunstgrillen, The paradis c'est ici, BarVizart, Antwerpen (Solo)

Blurring the Lines, European Cultural Centre, Palazzo Mora, Venice

Blurring the Lines, Fotodok, HKU Oudenoord 700, Utrecht

Rotterdam Photo 2019: City Limits, Rotterdam Art Week, Rotterdam

Бредам, collaboration Hendrik van Dijk, Cultuurnacht Breda, Electron, Breda

This is a good kissing spot, Foto Asiel III, AKV|St.Joost, Breda


This Art Fair 2018, Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam

New 2019: Melkweg Expo, GUP, Melkweg, Amsterdam

Blurring the Lines, Paris Photo 2018, Paris College of Arts, Paris

NONF #1 Protest in de 21e eeuw, MotMot Gallery, Tilt Festival, Breda (Solo)

Hoveniers van het Verlangen, Wijland Festival, Wisentbos, Dronten

Hoveniers van het Verlangen (Graduation Show), Launch 2018, AKV|St.Joost, Breda (Solo)

Het Foto Asiel II, AKV|St.Joost, Breda

Scissors, Fotografie 4, AKV|St.Joost, Breda

Het Foto Asiel (Open Dag Editie), AKV|St.Joost, Breda


Het Foto Asiel, AKV|St.Joost, Breda

I know what you did last summer (Open Dag Editie), AKV|St.Joost, Breda

I know what you did last summer, Nieuwe Veste, Breda

Love and the ultimate tragedy, Museum 't Oude Slot, Veldhoven (Solo)

Cool Area, collaboration Stan Gonera, Wijland Festival, Wisentbos, Dronten

A Photographer's Journal, Cloud Gallery, Amsterdam

Hole in the wall, First Floor, AKV|St.Joost,'s-Hertogenbosch


When The Saints Go Marching In, Dutch Design Week 2016, NatLab, Eindhoven

Je bent godverdomme niet thuis!, Mengfabriek,'s-Hertogenbosch

Betonne Expo II, Zandbergweg, Breda



The Doomsday Inn, A Pandemic Motel

MOJO flavour, Yoghurt Magazine

Goldenrod Zine Issue 02, Goldenrod Editions

Secrecy and confession, Potted Purple Mag

FIRST EDITION, Ladies Drawing Club

TIME WARP, Velvet Fields


Lowland Issue 6, Lowland Magazine

Issue Eighteen of Incandescent, Pine Island Press Portland

Frijke Coumans, Rash Media Magazine

Read: Frijke Coumans, Angels Magazine

Issue 001, Mariposa Magazine XO

Beginnings, Dizzie Magazine

Frijke Coumans, Alt Art Project

Solstice, Issue 01, Bad Egg Mag

Identity, Volvox Vault Magazine

Le paradis c'est ici, Quarantine Zine Club

Dreams - Vol. 2, Polemical Zine

Looking Glass Edition, Verses Mag

LDCLÜB Issue #4, Ladies Drawing Club

Issue 5, Zanna Magazine

Leap Year - Valentine Day, Är Zine

Love - Vol. 2, Polemical Zine

Apero Fine Art Catalogue - January 2020, APÉRO

I Can Hear The Road Call, Jeff Smudde


Le paradis c'est ici, Self Publish

Untitled No.1, Gallery Baird

A5 Magazine, #32 November, A5 Zine

Like a Girl Zine Issue 05, Tyler Elise

Thin fortune, rushed hours, Self Publish


Blurring the Lines, Urbanautica Institute

New Dutch Photography Talent 2019, GUP Magazine

Sleeping with the Fishes, Self Publish

Frijke Coumans 2014 - 2018, Self Publish

Hoveniers van het Verlangen, Self Publish

Happy People, Catalog Launch 2018


Try Purple Without Blue, Self Publish

A Photographer's Journal, Cloud Gallery Amsterdam


Naast mijn verstand, Self Publish

Home, Self Publish

Awards, Residencies and Grants


Winner Ragusa Photo Festival 'About Desire', Urbanautica

Grant, KunstLoc Proeftuin Internationalisering Brabant


Nominated for European Identity Dialogues, Copenhagen Photo Festival

Selected for Arts Connective: Volume One

Longlist Harry Pennings Award, Galerie Pennings


Selected for New Dutch Photography Talent by GUP Magazine

Selected for Blurring the Lines



Ragusa Foto Festival 20.21: The Desire, The Eye of Photography

A Ragusa Ibla torna il Foto Festival, Rolling Stone


Shared experience: Second Street launches new web gallery with ‘Bond/Bound’, C-Ville

This is a good kissing spot by Frijke Coumans, Grace Marie Dewitt 

Change, Thai Youth Express

OAP 2020: Frijke Coumans, Online Art Project

Read Before Bed, Pigiama Zine

Art In The Outbreak, Oases Art

The Politics of Home, Vacant Museum


Interview: Frijke Coumans, ITSLIQUID

Image (3/4) Frijke Coumans, Identity Dialogues Europe

Elaboration 2: Frijke Coumans, FIVE NINE

Bougie Art Gallery Magazine: Body as a language, Bougie Gallery

Frijke Coumans: Gardeners of Desire, Blurring the Lines


Frijke Coumans, This Art Fair

Op weg naar het eindexamen: Frijke Coumans, Kiekie tabloid

The Launch 2018 Graduation Show Breda, Mimi Berlin

Art Spotlight: Frijke Coumans, The 405

Eros and the Endless Desire, Booooooom


We Care, kunstexpositie in samenwerking met De Kunstpraktijk, Cult & Tumult

We Care - Piëta, Museumtijdschrift

Duo-expositie Museum 't Oude Slot & De Kunstpraktijk, Fotobond Brabant Oost

Zolang we blijven fantaseren kunnen we alles zijn wat we willen!, New Dawn Paper