EWVA European Women's Video Art
Giny Vos was born in 1959 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. From 1978 to 1984 she studied in Delft and from 1984 to 1988 she lived and studied in Amsterdam where she graduated from the Rietveld Academy (1988) in audiovisual. Her early pioneering media artworks include Golden Years and Giovanni Arnolfini and his Young Wife, both from 1984. Giovanni Arnolfini and his young wife employed a reproduction of the famous painting by Jan Van Eyck: instead of the image of the painter in the mirror in the back of the painting, the audience saw themselves in a monitor.
From 1988 to 1990 Vos studied at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam.
In the 1980s, she initiated large scale public projects. These early commissions include 'Work to Do' (an office building at EUROPOINT COMPLEX, Rotterdam, Marconiplein, 1985) and 'Watch/12 Sculptures with Security' (Degree Show Project, Schiedam, Stedelijk Museum, 1988), which used closed-circuit video surveillance cameras.
Her internationally renowned commissions for public spaces also include 'Castle for Mike' (New York, Manhattan, 1999), 'Lust for Life' (Leiden, 2000), Travelling Sand' (Apeldoorn, 2008), 'Miracle in Between' (Delhi, India, 2008), 'White Noise' (Amsterdam, 2009), 'Round and Round' (Amsterdam, 2011), 'Passage de la Baleine' (Leeuwarden, 2015).
In 2004 she was awarded the Witteveen+Bos-prijs voor Kunst+Techniek.
She currently lives and works in Amsterdam.
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