NUCLEUS | Imagining science

Noorderlicht Photofestival 2017

From 22 October - 26 November 2017, the 24th edition of the Noorderlicht International Photography Festival will take place. During ‘NUCLEUS, imagining science’ work of 74 photographers from 26 countries can be seen at six locations in Groningen, Eelde and Assen.

Tribute to human ingenuity
NUCLEUS is about science and the representation of it by independent photographers and artists. In response to social developments, more and more artists use science in their research and as a source of inspiration. Science and art form a fertile combination after all. Both disciplines work from an investigative urge, with curiosity, originality, creativity and an open mind as fundamental principles. In NUCLEUS, the photographers tell their stories about science and the representation of it in around 700 images. It is the first time a collaboration from Noorderlicht will occur with KINK in Assen and Museum De Buitenplaats in Eelde.


Monica Alcazar-Duarte (GB), Evgenia Arbugaeva (RU), Wayne Barrar (NZ), Stéphanie Borcard & Nicolas Métraux (CH), Karin Borghouts (B), Annemarie van Buuren (NL), Alison Carey (US), Francesca Catastini (GB), Debashish Chakrabarty (BD), Caleb Charland (US), Edmund Clark (GB), Robin Alysha Clemens (NL), Ellie Davies (GB), Marcus DeSieno (US), Annabel Elgar (GB), Grégoire Eloy (F), David Fathi (F), Anna Filipova (UK), Todd Forsgren (US), Vincent Fournier (F), Fresh From Poland (PL), Angeline van Gent (NL), Alberto Giuliani (I), Jay Gould (US), Alejandro Guijarro (SP), Phil Hastings (US), Lucy Helton (US), Abbey Hepner (US), Jeroen Hofman (NL), Tjibbe Hooghiemstra (NL), Jos Jansen (NL), Jos Jansen (NL), Anja de Jong (NL), Jaakko Kahilaniemi (FIN), Wanuri Kahiu (KEN), Kahn & Selesnick (US & GB), Daniel Kariko (US), Paul Kranzler & Andrew Phelps (AT & US), Ryoichi Kurokawa (JP), Peeter Laurits (EST), Luca Locatelli (I), Marie Lukasiewicz (F), Marcus Lyon (GB), David Maisel (US), Anne Arden McDonald (US), Michael Najjar (DE), Nakagawa & Hamburger (US), Beatrice Pediconi (I), Marcus Peters (NL), Agnieszska Rayss (PL), Kate Robertson (AT), Larissa Sansour (PAL), Ulrike Schmitz (DE), Serinyà (S), Robert Shults (US), Michal Sita & Wieslaw Rakowski [1903-1948] (PL), David Thomas Smith (IRE), Daniel Stier (Duitsland), Clare Strand (GB), Andrea Stultiens (NL), Vivan Sundaram (India), Maija Tammi (FIN), Andy Thomas (AT), Wanda Tuerlinckx (B), Penelope Umbrico (US), Peter Voigt (DE), Jakob Weber (DE), Hannes Wiedemann (DE), Sanne De Wilde (B), Henk Wildschut (NL), Xiaoxiao Xu (NL) en Liam Young (AT).


Tickets >

Passe-partout €17,50

Passe-partout & catalogue €30,-

Passe-partout for students €10,-

Attention: online tickets have to be swapped at the main location, more info on the e-ticket.


The passe-partout will grant you access to all Groningen locations:Der-Aa Kerk, CBK, NP3 and the Noorderlicht Photogallery. It is also possible to visit single locations. Without a passe-partout tickets cost €10 for Der Aa-Kerk and €4 for all other Groningen locations. Groningen locations are open wednesday till sunday between 11.00 and 18.00.


This NUCLEUS exhibition runs from October 7th till December 3rd and is open to the public from Tuesday till Sunday between 11.00 and 17.00. A Museumcard will grand free access; a NUCLEUS passe-partout will get you a 40% discount. Otherwise regular entrance fees apply.


The NUCLEUS exhibition in KINK (Assen) had free admittance. The exhibition is on from September 19th till November 26th. The location will be open from Tuesday till Sunday between 11.00 and 17.00.