Elisa Maenhout is a Belgian photographer born in 1997 and graduated as a master in photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in her hometown, Ghent.

Elisa's work focuses on people and recreating reality as a dreamworld. Her style is very diverse, while photographing she keeps searching for her own voice in the photographyworld. Elisa specializes in underwater photography. Her past projects are mainly focused on documentary photography but Elisa believes there’s a thin line that separates the documentary from conceptual approach. 

 

 

Education 

 

2018 – 2020 Master of photography - Visual Arts, KASK - Royal Academy of Fine Arts

2015 – 2018 Bachelor of photography - Visual Arts, KASK - Royal Academy of Fine Arts

Work Experience

 

Current Freelance photographer

Current Internship at Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant 

2018 - Internship in Vietnam with IFSBH and ChildHelp


 

Published book

 

2021 - A depth most would drown in, MER. Books / Borgerhoff & Lamberigts


 

Solo exhibitions and showcases 

 

2021 - Cultureel Centrum Scharpoord, A depth most would drown in, Knokke, BE. 

 

2021 - Galerie Satellite,  A depth most would drown in, Liege, BE.

 

2021 - Global Billboard Project, New York City: Elisa Maenhout, NYC, USA.  

 

​2020 - Kolder Artspace, noshowshow: Elisa Maenhout, Ghent, BE.

 

Group exhibitions​

 

2022 - Rotterdam Photo, Single Image, Rotterdam, NL. 

 

2021 - Blanco, Art for Christmas, Ghent, BE.

 

2021 - Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival - Museum Herenveen, The Makeable Mind, Herenveen, NL. 

2021 - Fotobiënnale Oostende, Oud Stedelijk Zwembad, Oostende, BE.

 

2021 - Art Route PASS, Kunstindorpen, Wannegem, BE.

 

2021 - PhotoTwens - Romaanse Kapel, Unexposed, Leuven, BE.

 

2021 - Laurent Gallery - The Printswap Exhibition, Melbourne, AUS.

 

2021 - Antwerp Artweekend, Subbacultcha’s Community Exhibition, Antwerpen, BE. 

 

2021 - BREEDBEELD - Permeke Bibliotheek, Opus One, Antwerp, BE.

 

2020 - KASK, GRADUATION Show, Ghent, BE.

 

2020 - Noorderlicht Internationaal Fotofestival - Museum Belvedere, Generation Z: Single Image, Herenveen, NL.

 

2020 - Zwarte Zaal KASK, Looking For Serendipity, Ghent, BE.

 

2020
2019 - Museum Dr. Guislain, Onderbelicht, Gent, BE.

 

2019 - Herberg Macharius, Zeemeerminnen festival, Ghent, BE.

 

​2018 - Yügen, De Morgen Graduation Show: GrandJam, Ghent, BE.

 

2018 - Yügen, Graduation Show: File Not Found, Ghent, Belgium

Publications

 

2022 - BE. Snoecks 2022, Met een vissenstaat het diepe in

2021 - BE. Het Nieuwsblad, Als een vis in het water

2021 - BE. Het Laatste Nieuws, Ariel bestaat écht

2021 - BE. De Gentenaar, Zeemeerminnen bestaan écht

2021 - NL. Leewarder courant, UFO’s soldaten en zeemeerminnen

2021 - NL. De Volkskrant, Even helemaal ondergedompeld

2021 - BE. De Morgen Magazine: Ariël achterna: als zeemeermin kan ik pas echt mezelf zijn + cover

 

2021 - BE. Het Laatste Nieuws: Foto van Gentse Elisa (23) hangt binnenkort op reclamebord pal in modebuurt van New York - link

 

2021 - BE. Opus One ‘20 Photobook, A depth most would drown in + cover 

 

​2018 - BE. De Standaard Magazine: Stille doders 

 

2018 - BE. Child Help Belgium Jaarrapport  

 

2018 - BE. De Morgen: Van zeemeermin tot zeemeerman 

Online publications

 

2022 - Fotokot Magazine: ‘A depth most would drown’ in op de boekenplank

 

2021 - VRT NWS: Gentse fotografe reist wereld rond en maakt fotoboek van ‘zeemeermensen’

 

2021 - Radio 2: Foto van Gentse studente te zien op reclamebord in New York - link

 

2021 - AVS: Werk van Gentse fotografe binnenkort op billboard in New York - link

 

2021 - VRT NWS: Onderwaterfoto Gentse studente op gigantisch reclamebord in populaire buurt New York - link

 

2021 - Phototgraphic Museum of Humanity: Her mind swims at a depth most would drown in - link

 

Press

 

2021 - AVS: Studio Tv-interview

 

2021 - WTV Alles Goed: Tv-interview

 

2021 - MNM Peter Vandeveire Ochtendshow: Radio-interview 

 

2021 - Radio 2: Foto van Gentse studente te zien op reclamebord in New York 

 

2021 - Video-interview AVS: Werk van Gentse fotografe binnenkort op billboard in New York

 

Awards

 

2021 - Shortlisted Belfast Photo Festival

 

2020 - Winner SONY Award, KASK Master in Photography 

 

2020 - Silver badge, WPE Awards


 

Others

 

2021 - Book launch, CC Scharpoord, Knokke, Belgium

 

2021 - Kunsthal, Buy Local, Ghent, BE.


2020 - Kunsthal, Buy Local, Ghent, BE.

Selfportrait 2020_