Iwan Baan

Richard Grubman and Caroline Mortimer Photographer in Residence
May 22–July 17, 2023
Profession
Photographer, Amsterdam
Biography

Iwan Baan is a Dutch photographer. Born in 1975 in North Holland, Baan studied at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague. His work centers not only on architecture but people and human interactions and experiences within architecture and built environments.

His solo exhibitions include Iwan Baan: 52 Weeks, 52 Cities (multiple locations, from 2013 to 2016) and Iwan Baan: The Way We Live (Perry Rubenstein Gallery, Los Angeles, 2013). His work has been featured in many other exhibitions at museums and arts centers including the Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of the City of New York, the Parrish Art Museum, the Design Museum in London, and the Barbican in London. He participated in the 2013 São Paulo Architecture Biennale and the 2012 Venice Architecture Biennale.

Baan’s photography has been widely published in over twenty books, as well as in such publications as the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, Architectural Digest, Architectural Record, Domus, and other publications. He has been commissioned by numerous architectural firms, including Diller Scofidio & Renfro, SANAA, Herzog & de Meuron, and Zaha Hadid. He was the inaugural recipient of the Julius Shulman Award for photography and also won the AIA Stephen A. Kliment Oculus Award.

The photograph of Iwan Baan was taken by Jonas Eriksson.