About Jaasir Linger

Jaasir Linger (b. Zoetermeer, The Netherlands, 1991) is a lens-based artist with Surinamese roots, based in Rotterdam. The Afro-Surinamese religion Winti is central to his art. Through a process of personal exploration and an investigative attitude towards his Surinamese roots, Winti and the shared Dutch-Surinamese / Surinamese-Dutch history, he comes up with ideas that he translates into art-installation works.  

During Jaasir’s time at academy he was selected in 2017 for the ‘Nikon-NOOR Academy’ masterclass week, organized by Nikon Europe and the renowned photo agency NOOR. Later that year he won the ‘Gouden Freelancer Award 2016/2017’, a biennial prize for the best Dutch journalistic production made by freelancers, with the documentary project ‘VPRO – Gliphoeve – Een Vergeten Strijd’. After Jaasir graduated at the Fotoacademie Amsterdam (may 2019) with the art-installation  ‘Hier praten we liever niet over!’ (Dutch for: ‘We’d rather not talk about this!’), his works have been showcased in art institutions such as ‘Museum Het Rembrandthuis’ and ‘Amsterdam Museum’. Jaasir is currently working on art and documentary projects concerning Surinamese cultural heritage. In addition he does commercial assignments (with clients such as Eneco, Erasmus Medisch Centrum, Benthem Crouwel Architects, FNV) and collaborations with all sorts of creatives.

Feel free to contact me for more information, questions, (commercial) photography and film assignments, projects and job inquiries in the fields of fine art(s), documentary, portraits, reportage {i.e. (corporate) events}, commercial assignments, collaborations etc.

Tel.: +31(0)615429284

Just contact me if you’re interested in buying any photograph you see on my website or my instagram. Print sizes, type of (fine-art) papers and prices on request.



Born June 14th 1991, Zoetermeer, The Netherlands

2015 – 2019        Fotoacademie Amsterdam (specialization ‘Autonomous Photography’)
2017                     Nikon-NOOR Academy masterclass week Amsterdam

Group Exhibitions:
2020 – Refresh Amsterdam – Amsterdam Museum (Installation: ‘Winti na rutu’)
2020 – ‘This is Artfair 2020 ‘ (selected, but canceled due to the pandemic )
2020 – ‘Hier. Zwart in Rembrandts tijd´ – Museum het Rembrandthuis
2019 – ‘Expo Fos’ – Graduation exhibition Fotoacademie Amsterdam
2018 – ‘Wanderlust’ – ‘Galerie Sehnsucht’, guest curator Eli Dijkers
2018 – ‘Wunderkammer’ – ‘Galerie Sehnsucht’, guest curator Rommert Boonstra
2017 – ‘Dromen aan het IJ’ – ‘Architectuurcentrum Amsterdam’
2016 – ‘Fotogramprijs 2016’
2014 – ‘De Straat op’ – Stadsarchief Amsterdam, during ‘De Nederlandse Fotoweek’
2012 – ‘Analog life’, in collaboration with Lomography  (Senior curator, project manager and part of the group exhibition)

2020 – Zwart in Rembrandts tijd (boek)
2020 – Hier. Zwart in Rembrandts tijd (zine) – Museum het Rembrandthuis
2019 – “Adformatie magazine (printed magazine) – ‘Hier praten we liever niet over!”
2017 – VPRO Gids #36 (Printed Magazine) – article: ‘Seks, Drugs en Kaseko’ (a 4 page article about VPRO – Gliphoeve- Een Vergeten Strijd)
2016 – SHUTR.Photo (Printed Magazine) – issue #2
2016 – article: ‘De Nieuwe Garde – Aanstormend Talent’
2015 – Findrangers (zine) – issue #8 ‘Grit and Grain’
2014 – Findrangers (zine) – issue #5 ‘Far From Home’

Awards, Nominations & Mentions:
2017 – Winner ‘Gouden Freelancer Award’ 2016/2017 (VPRO, Gliphoeve – Een Vergeten Strijd)
2016 – Nominee ‘Fotogramprijs
2016′ (Time Is Master Of Art)
2015 – “Top rated entries” (mention) – Lensculture Street Photography Awards  (Águas Locais)

Artist Talks, interviews & Panels:
14 december 2020 – Podcast ‘Kunst is lang’ – Mister Motley magazine
9 december 2020 – short interview on radio NPO FunX
5 oktober 2019 – lid panel (over Afro-religies in de kunsten), CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam, tentoonstelling ‘Mental’
19 september 2019 – artist talk, Museum Hilversum (onderdeel “Podium MH”)