ERIK
KESSELS
Erik Kessels is a Dutch com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign­er, artist and curator with great in­ter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy. Erik Kessels is since 1996 creative partner of com­mu­ni­ca­tions agen­cy KesselsKramer in Am­s­ter­dam and Lon­don and has created cam­paigns for clients such as Nike, Diesel, I amsterdam, Vitra, Oxfam and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. Kessels has won many in­ter­na­tion­al awards with his ad­ver­tising work.
As an artist and curator Kessels has pub­lished over 70 books of his 're-appro­priated' images: Missing Links (1999), The Instant Men (2000), in almost every picture (2001-2019) and Shit (2018). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the al­ter­na­tive pho­to­gra­phy magazine Useful Pho­to­gra­phy and has written the inter­na­tional bestseller Failed It!
Erik Kessels is a Dutch com­mu­ni­ca­tion de­sign­er, artist and curator with great in­ter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy. Erik Kessels is since 1996 creative partner of com­mu­ni­ca­tions agen­cy KesselsKramer in Am­s­ter­dam and Lon­don and has created cam­paigns for clients such as Nike, Diesel, I amsterdam, Vitra, Oxfam and The Hans Brinker Budget Hotel. Kessels has won many in­ter­na­tion­al awards with his ad­ver­tising work.

As an artist and curator Kessels has pub­lished over 70 books of his 're-appro­priated' images: Missing Links (1999), The Instant Men (2000), in almost every picture (2001-2019) and Shit (2018). Since 2000, he has been an editor of the al­ter­na­tive pho­to­gra­phy magazine Useful Pho­to­gra­phy and has written the inter­na­tional bestseller Failed It!
Erik Kessels writes regular editorials for nu­mer­ous inter­na­tional mag­a­zines. He lec­tured at the D&AD Presidents Lecture and at sev­eral inter­na­tional design con­fer­ences such as in Singa­pore, Goa, NY, Toronto and Bangkok. He has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Am­s­ter­dam), Écal (Lausanne), Raffles (Milan) and at the Am­s­ter­dam Academy of Archi­tec­ture where he curated a celebration of amateurism.
Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Album Beauty, Unfinished Father and GroupShow. Until 2019 his mid-career retro­spective was shown in Turin, Düssel­dorf and Buda­pest, and he exhibited this year in the SFMOMA. He was called “a visual sorcerer” by Time Magazine and a “Modern Anthro­pol­o­gist” by Vogue Italia.
Erik Kessels writes regular editorials for numerous international magazines. He lectured at the D&AD Presidents Lecture and at several international design conferences such as in Singapore, Goa, NY, Toronto and Bangkok. He has taught at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy (Am­s­ter­dam), Écal (Lausanne), Raffles (Milan) and at the Amsterdam Academy of Architecture where he curated a celebration of amateurism.

Kessels made and curated exhibitions such as Loving Your Pictures, Mother Nature, 24HRS in Photos, Album Beauty, Unfinished Father and GroupShow. Until 2019 his mid-career retro­spective was shown in Turin, Düssel­dorf and Budapest, and he exhibited this year in the SFMOMA.

He was called “a visual sorcerer” by Time Magazine and a “Modern Anthro­pol­o­gist” by Vogue Italia.
TOCA ME DESIGN CONFERENCE
7 March 2020・Alte Kongresshalle Munich
TOCA ME
DESIGN CONFERENCE
7 March 2020・Alte Kongresshalle Munich
TOCA ME
DESIGN CONFERENCE
7 March 2020
Alte Kongresshalle Munich
TOCA ME
DESIGN
CONFERENCE
7 March 2020
Alte Kongresshalle Munich