Kim Jakobsen To is a Norwegian photographer based in London, working primarily with portraiture. Having a background as performance artist & LGBT activist, he is interested in performative identity and documenting people in what is often perceived as being on the fringes of society. Interested in representation of communities and people not often photographed, he seeks to find a vulnerable ´thereness´ shared with the subject. The images are created somewhere between documentary and constructing an environment that allows a dialogue through stillness.
"Grafill 25 år", Published by Bleed/Grafill.
"Fem år i motelys", published by Pudder Agency.
"Art & Fashion - Between skin and clothing" by Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, published by Kerber.
"Post Porn Politics - Queer Feminist Perspectives on the Politics of Porn Performance and Sex-work as Culture Production"
by Tim Stüttgen, published by the Jan van Eyck Academie.
"Uncontaminated Oslo", Photography festival, Norway. Group Show 2016
"Goddag mann!", Rogaland Kunstsenter/Contemporary Art Stavanger, Rogaland, Norway. Group Show 2015
"Outtakes!", Tjulvholmen Aker Brygge, Oslo, Norway. Group Show 2015
"Norwegian Fashion Photography 2013", Centre for Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. Group Show 2014
"Birdland", Schachter/Rove Gallery, London, UK. Solo show 2013
Affordable Art Fair (Gallery One), London, UK. Group show 2010
National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India. Group show 2009
"Miscellaneous 35", The Truman Brewery, London, UK. Group show 2008
Canon sponsored city exhibition, Hong Kong. Solo show 2008
"Komakino", Candy, Tokyo, Japan. Group show 2008
"Cream Of The Crop", Galley One, Surrey, UK. Group show 2008
"Act Art 5", London, UK .Group show 2008
UCA Foyer, Farnham, UK. Group show 2008
Grants & Awards:
Gold in Portraiture, Gullsnitt 2014, Norway
Gold in Fashion Advertising, Gullsnitt 2010, Norway
Prime Ministers Initiative Award 2 (PMI2), British Art Council, UK
SpareBank 1 Student Grant Award, SpareBank 1, Norway
Art Quest peer forum at the Photographers Gallery (2017-2018), UK.
"Portray Me" symposium with Anna Fox at Roffey Park, UK.
"Everyday Drama" symposium with Susan Lipper, Ewan Spencer & Anna Fox at The Maltings, UK.
BA (First Class Hons) in Photography under Anna Fox & Jason Evans at Farnham UCA, UK.
Hussein Chalayan, Diesel, Eleven Paris, Shiseido, Acne, Canon, MyTheresa,com, Warner Music, Universal Music, Waris Ahluwalia, Marjan Pejoski, Maria Franscesa Pepe, IZZUE, I.T. Group, BECCA, Komakino, K Swiss & Communion W.
10 & 10 Men, Luncheon, Hero, Varon, GQ Style China, Jalouse, Acne Paper, Wonderland, Wallpaper*, Harpers Bazaar KZH/Arabia, Bon, Spex, D2, Aftenposten K, WAD, Smug, Clash, Rodeo, Tableau, Stern Neon.