Jaya Pelupessy
Emmy van Lokhorststraat 32,
3544 HM Utrecht
+31 6 13051461
1989 born in Utrecht (NL)

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Current exhibition:


Upcoming exhibition:

Traces of the Familiar, Jaya Pelupessy & Felix van Dam, Foam 3H. Opening the 17th of March.

Upcoming publication:

Working together with Hans Gremmen and the Fw:Photography family on a new publication. More soon...


  • 2012Internship with Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs in Berlin (www.tonk.ch)
  • 2009 – 2013Photography, Bachelor of Design with honours, at the Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU), Utrecht

Prizes, Nominations & Support

  • 2015Werkbijdrage Jong Talent, Mondriaan Fund
  • 2013Winner Steenbergen Stipendium
  • 2013Winner HKU Scriptieprijs (Thesis Award)
  • 2013Nominee Foam Unseen Dummy Award
  • 2013Nominee HKU Award
  • 2013Nominated for Piet Bakker Prijs (with Mt.Figure)

Group Exhibitions

  • 2016Prospects & Concepts, Art Rotterdam, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2015Mt. Figure #3 Pending, Unseen Photo Fair
  • 2015UtrechtDownUnder, Onder Controle, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2014Felix & Foam, de Fotokopie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2014Grip, 3deWal, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
  • 2013Little Big Press, book exhibition, Lishui, China
  • 2013Unseen Photo Fair, book exhibition, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013Steenbergen Stipendium, Het Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013Graduation Exhibition Utrecht School of the Arts, Utrecht, The Netherlands
  • 2011Knellende Bloedverwanten, Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, The Netherlands

Solo Exhibitions

  • 2016(UPCOMING IN MARCH), Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • 2015Mt. Figure #3 Pending
  • 2013Volkskrant, Aanbevolen fotoboeken 2013
  • 2013Mister Motley, De Eindexamen Expositie van de HKU 2013
  • 2013Eindwerk, Utrecht School of the Arts Graduation Catalogue
  • 2013Uitzicht, Utrecht School of the Arts Photography Graduation Catalogue
  • 2012Mt.Figure Issue#1 illusion
  • 2011.Unst, HKU magazine


  • 2013Another Observer, self-published photo book

Lectures & Seminars

  • 2015 - 2016Wingmate, external guide for graduating students from the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • 2015Photography course for Bachelor of Fine Art and Design in Education at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • 2014Seminar “Beeldrijm” at elementary school De Kring in Haarlem
  • 2014Lecture at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht
  • 2014Workshop Photography for Product Design at Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht, together with Petra Stavast


  • 2016Foam Collection
  • 2014Steenbergen Collection


Co-Founder Mt.Figure

Visit www.mtfigure.com to order Issue#3 Pending and have a look at our installation at Unseen Photo Fair

Mondriaan Fund