Ted Oonk is a Dutch contemporary artist who lives and works in Belgium. She received a MFA in Photography from St.Joost Academy in Breda. She also holds a MA in Filmstudies and Visual Culture from the University of Antwerpen.
The work of Ted Oonk is mainly centered around the many ways we both mask and bring to light vulnerability, standards and norms in our visual culture. Her artistic practice probes in that regard for a specific sensitiveness concerning socio-cultural and normative representations of the stereotypical other, but also plays with notions of the human necessity to categorize and use standards. One question guides her work very much: If the act of looking is marked by (often one-sided) normative representations, how can photography and/or video provide for pluralistic or critical ways to look at visual material?
Oonk’s work has been shown nationally and internationally. They have been exhibited at a.o. Guislain Museum Ghent, Fotogalerija Stolp Slovenia, Texture Museum Kortrijk, ENTER Festival Brussels, Kigoja Art Space Seoul, Mostyn Museum Wales, The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Photoville New York, The National Art Studio Seoul and Photofestival Naarden. Works were also published in Der Greif Magazine, Humanize Magazine and on Self Publish Be Happy.