(b. 1959, Sittard, the Netherlands. Lives and works in Amsterdam.)

Rineke Dijkstra was trained at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Her first solo exhibition took place in 1984 at de Moor in Amsterdam. Dijsktra's photographs have appeared in numerous international exhibitions, including the 1997 and 2001 Venice Biennale, the 1998 Bienal de Sao Paulo, Turin's Biennale Internationale di Fotografia in 1999 and the 2003 International Center for Photography's Triennial of Photography and Video in New York. Solo exhibitions of her work have been shown at the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Germany (2013), the Guggenheim Museum, New York (2012), the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (2005), and the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago (2001). She is the recipient of a number of awards, including the Kodak Award Nederland (1987), the Art Encouragement Award Amstelveen (1993), the Werner Mantz Award (1994), the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize (1998), and the Macallan Royal Photography Prize (2012).

2013     The Krazy House, Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
2012     Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, California; the Guggenheim Museum, New York
2010     Rineke Dijkstra: I See a Woman Crying,” Tate Liverpool, Liverpool, UK 
            Rineke Dijkstra, Galerie Marian Goodman, Paris, France 
            Rineke Dijkstra, Marian Goodman Gallery, New York 
2009     Park Portraits, La Fabrica, Madrid, Spain
2006     Rineke Dijkstra, Portraits, Rudolfinum, Prague, Czech Republic
2005     Rineke Dijkstra – Portraits, Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume, Paris, France; Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland; Fundació la Caixa d'Estalvis                   Pensions, Barcelona, Spain; Stedelijk Museum CS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2013     Seduce by Art: Photography Past and Present, The National Gallery, London
            Besser scheitern, Hamburger Kunsthalle
            Fail Better. Moving Images, Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany 
            Ages, Portrats vom Alterwerden, Die Photographische Sammlung/SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne, Germany 
            So Much I Want to Say: From Annemiek to Mother Courage – Goetz Collection at Haus der Kunst, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany 

2012     Megacool 4.0 Youth and Art, k/haus Vienna, Austria
            OUR SELVES, The Australian Center for Contemporary Art, Southbank
            Sweet & Salt – Water and the Dutch, Kunsthal Rotterdam
            Gaze: The Changing Face of Portrait Photography, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul
            Ourselves, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
            Viewpoint / A closer look at showing, Huis Marseille stichting voor fotografie, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
            Figure and Form in Contemporary Photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
2011     Photography is Calling, Sprengel Museum, Hannover, Germany 
2010     Listen Darling… The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
            Video Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
            Pequeña historia de la fotografía, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea (CGAC), Santiago de Compostela, Spain
            Steppenwolf – or the Sound of Urban Space, Neue Gesellschaft für bildende Kunst (NGBK), Berlin, Germany
            Seeing Songs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
2009     Listen Darling… The World is Yours, Ellipse Foundation, Cascais, Portugal
            Video Portraits, Smith College Museum of Art, Northampton, Massachusetts
2008     Baby, de ideale mens verbeeld 1840-heden, Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
            Street & Studio: An Urban History of Photography, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany
2007     Family Pictures, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York
            Dateline Israel, New Photography and Video Art, The Jewish Museum, New York, New York