Valentijn Gabriël van Dijk (1975)

Photographer and filmmaker: Valentijn van Dijk (Tino Djumini)
Born in Jakarta, Indonesia 26th of March 1975

1975-1978 Tino Djumini, born in Jakarta, Indonesia. I was adopted by a Dutch family, at the age of three. I received a new name, Valentijn Gabriël van Dijk, as well as new parents and two brothers and three sisters.
1979-1996 I grew up in the neighborhood of Haarlem, Bloemendaal. After finishing highschool, I moved to Nijmegen to study Philosophy, at the Catholic University of Nijmegen. After two years I decided to quit Philosophy and follow my heart. I moved to Arnhem to be accepted to the Academy of Arts.
1997-2001 Higherschool of Arts Arnhem majors: photography and audio-visual


1997 Assignment photography: Portraits of two sisters.
1998 Shared exposition: Portraits, made in assignment of the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Arnhem.
2000 Stay in Georgia, Tbilisi, worked on my photography project Georgians.
A serie of black and white portraits where the choice of timing and the inner world of people are the focus point.
2001 Graduated at the "Hogeschool voor de Kunsten": exposition of Georgians, as well as an exhibition of people ‘en passant’ in the Stadsschouwburg.
2002 Photography exposition Georgians in gallery labor Cooking in Amstelveen.
2002 Photography project Nice Boy: Portraits of Indonesian families, and Indonesian youths with their Dutch adoptive family. Financial support of " Het Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst" and "Het Prins Bernhard Cultuur Fonds".
2002 Working as a free lance photographer for Kunstgebouw; an institute that supports and produces cultural projects in the province of Zuid Holland.
2002 September to November, working in Indonesia on my photography project Nice Boy.
2003 Photography documentary about babies and children, that have been put up for adoption (Yogya Indonesia). Freelance work for Wereldkinderen and the BKKKS.
2003 March to April, second trip to Indonesia, worked on my photography project Nice Boy.
May to August. Preparation work for the next expositions Nice Boy: Jakarta, Bandung and Amsterdam.
Parties involved: Galeri Cemara6 Jakarta, ITB Bandung Soemardja Gallery, Het Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen in Amsterdam and Het KITLV in Leiden.

A group exposition is to be seen in galleri Cemara6 Jakarta: Transforming Bodies. Other photography work can also been seen in gallery Ben Janssens in London and Het Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam.
Publications: Safe Multimagazines, Hollands Licht, Femina etc.


1999 Videoproduction in assignment of Zijm, Volkswagen Nederland (first prize)
2000 Direction assistant for the film Magonia by Ineke Smits (Georgië, Netherlands and France).
Played in movietheatres throughout the Netherlands, and at filmfestivals abroad.
2001 Videoproduction Underground in assignment of Artisjok 020.
Sponsors Het VSB Fonds and Het Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds.
2002 Videoproduction for the Animal Welfare Apeldoorn.
2002 Camerawork for the documentary Onvoldoende Voldoende, by Carina Ellemers.
Played in Kriterion, de Balie, de Nederlandse filmdagen, filmfestivals in Split and Thessaloniki (Greece).
Broadcasted on Dutch Televison by "De Humanisten" on 2th of july 2003

  1. Passenger from the serie

Curriculum vitae Valentijn Gabriël van Dijk

Valentijn Gabriël van Dijk
1975, Jakarta
periode type institution richting diploma
1997 - 2001 kunstacademie Hogeschool voor de Kunsten (HKA), Arnhem Vrije kunst ja
periode naam plaats solo/group omschrijving
5th until 17 sept 2003 Nice Boy Jakarta, Indonesia solo Identity in the era of Globalisation
26th sept until 4th okt 2003 Nice Boy Bandung, Indonesia solo Identity in the era of Globalisation
Aankopen en opdrachten
periode naam plaats aankoop/opdracht type
2001 Albert van Westing Amsterdam aankoop particulier
2001 tm 2003 Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst Amsterdam opdracht overheid
2002 Labor Cooking Amstelveen aankoop galerie