Doctoral Students

Andrea Stultiens
Started in , PhD degree awarded in

Research summary

Ku'bifananyi - On images

Through her collaborative photographic practice, Andrea Stultiens' research project investigates the historical and cultural aspects of photographic documentation within the specific geographical context of the East African country Uganda.



Andrea Stultiens (1974, NL) received a Bfa and Mfa in photography at HKU University of the Arts and AKV St Joost in Breda respectively, and a Ma in photographic studies from Leiden University. Currently, she divides her time between the Netherlands and Uganda.

Stultiens' artistic practice deals with photography in relation to understandings of the presentations of histories. Since 2007 her work originates mostly on the African continent and always develops in collaborations with others.

Since 2002 Stultiens has been teaching at Academy Minerva in Groningen (NL), where she was involved in setting up, and and recently started leading, a research group that looks at the use of photography in cross-disciplinary and cross-cultural artistic practices (PRICCAPractice). Stultiens won several awards, among others the Steenbergen Stipendium 1998, Bouw in Beeld Prijs 2009, GiDi Photo Art Award 2012. She exhibits and publishes internationally, with a focus on Uganda and the Netherlands.


Individual projects

    • Turning Points

      Andrea Stultiens gives a presentation entitled 'TURNING POINTS

      Leiden University, Leiden
    • Ebifananyi (Bookcircles)

      Andrea Stultiens presents an installation of 'Ebifananyi' books, transformed into book circles as part of the ‘Week of the Artist book‘.

      Groningen (NL)
    • Ebifananyi, the Politics of Presentation

      Andrea Stultiens participates in the Thessaloniki Photobiennial with the project 'Ebifananyi, the Politics of Presentation'.

      Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki (GR)
    • Mission

      Andrea Stultiens presents research into the photographic work of Dutch anthropologist Paul Julien entitled 'Mission' at the Dutch Fotomuseum in Rotterdam.

      Nederlands Fotomuseum, Rotterdam (NL)
    • Ebifananyi, the Photographers Trilogy

      Andrea Stultiens presents 'Ebifananyi, the Photographers Trilogy' at Photoville, New York.

      Photoville, New York (USA)
    • Co-creating the City

      Andrea Stultiens presents the paper entitled 'Co-creating the City' at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society at Cardiff University.

      Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK)
    • The King has been Pictured

      Andrea Stultiens presents the paper entitled 'The King has been Pictured' at the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society at Cardiff…

      Cardiff University, Cardiff (UK)
    • Ebifananyi

      Andrea Stultiens presents the solo exhibition 'Ebifananyi' at the Uganda Museum. She exhibits photography collections and visual material upon which the eight publications…

      Uganda Museum, Kampala (UG)
    • Contemporary Documentary Practices

      Andrea Stultiens presents at the Contemporary Documentary Practices research seminar. Stultiens will outline the way photo collections and archives in Uganda form the…

      Atrium Campus, University of South Wales (UK)
    • Unfixing Histories

      Andrea Stultiens is invited by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen to organise and curate Unfixing Histories as part of her PhD research.…

      Galerie Block C, SIGN, USVA, Academie Minerva en Noorderlicht Fotogalerie, Groningen (NL)
    • Dwell, Act, Transform

      Eleni Kamma participated in the exhibition Dwell, Act, Transform shows artistic research trajectories conducted by the research groups of Minerva Art Academy within…

      NL, Groningen
    • Ebifananyi

      In a large exihibition at FOMU Andrea Stultiens exhibits all the photography collections and visual material upon which the eight publications entitled ‘Ebifananyi’…

      FOMU, Antwerp (BE)
    • Staying Alive

      Andrea Stultiens presents the 7th book in the ‘Ebifananyi’ series entitled ‘Staying Alive’. The book and accompanying exhibition present photographic documentation of the…

      Afri-Art Gallery, Kampala (UG)
    • ACASA Conference

      Andrea Stultiens contributes to the ACASA 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art in the panel Handling/Manipulating Photographs in Africa: New Perspectives in Photography…

      University of Ghana, Legon, Accra (GH)
    • Ekifananyi Kya Muteesa (The King has been Pictured)

      Andrea Stultiens curated this exhibition that presents interpretations of one of the first photographs made in Buganda of monarch Muteesa I in 1875.

      Makere Art Gallery, Makere University, Kampala (UG)
    • De Mix: Missie

      Andrea Stultiens exhibits new photographic works inspired by the body of work of anthropologist and amateur photographer Paul Julien.

      Limburgs Museum, Venlo (NL)
    • We, people in transition

      Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition at Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Popcultuur – Minerva. Opening: 27 October, 15.00 -17.30h

      Groningen (NL)
    • Flurina Rothenberger / Andrea Stultiens

      Andrea Stultiens exhibits her work at PhotoforumPasquArt together with photographer Flurina Rotherberger.

      Faubourg du Lac 71, Bienne (FR)
    • Royal Geographical Society Conference

      Andrea Stultiens gives a presentation at this conference entitled 'Past and Present places; Evaluating solicited responses to Eng M.W. Wambwa’s situated photographs' and…

      London (UK)
    • Book Launch

      A festive gathering to launch the fourth book in the Ebifananyi series, created by Andrea Stultiens.

      Ham Mkasa Library, UCU campus, Mukono (UG)
    • City Remixing

      Together with PRICCAPractice that is part of the Lectorate Image in Context at Academy Minerva, Andrea Stultiens presents the exhibition 'City Remixing'.

      Academie Minerva, Praediniussingel 59, Groningen (NL)
    • HipUganda Presents: City Remixing

      Andrea Stultiens together with HIPUganda presents the exhibition CIty Remixing.

      Makerere Art and Margaret Trowell School of Industrial and Fine Arts Makerere University, Kampala (UG)
    • Why are you looking at me like that?

      This talk that Andrea Stultiens gives at Photo Kathmandu is a public brainstorm on the way history and photographic documentations relate to each…

      Gaushala Hall, Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka (NP)
    • You and Me and Everyone we do not know

      Andrea Stultiens curated this exhibition and expert meeting that is part of the fourth edition of PRICCAPractice.

      Academie Minerva, Groningen (NL)
    • Making Oneself

      In the section of this exhibition 'Keep the Best of Your Life' Andrea Stultiens showcases the ways in which Ugandans have presented and…

      Noorderlicht, Akerhof 12, Groningen (NL)
    • Simuda Nyuma - Forward Ever Backward Never

      The exhibition Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never (2015) curated by Robinah Nansubuga (UG) and Andrea Stultiens (NL) offers work by nine…

      Framer Framed, IJpromenade 2, Amsterdam (NL)
    • Global Imaginations

      Andrea Stultiens exhibits the installation 'Go Forward' in this exhibition at Museum De Lakenhal.

      De Meelfabriek, Leiden (NL)
    • Ebishushani II and III

      During this exhibition and book launch Andrea Stultiens presents Ebishushani II and III: 'People, Poses, Places – Musa Katuramu' and 'All the Tricks…

      Makerere University Art Gallery, Kampala (UG)
    • Being Political (in art and design)

      Andrea Stultiens presents her PhD reseach at this symposium that questions and discusses how artists and designers can intervene in the political domain…

      Zuiderdiep, Groningen (NL)
    • Photography's Shifting Terrain:Emerging Histories & New Practices

      Andrea Stultiens presents her PhD research at this conference that focusses on the photographic cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia,…

      NYUAD Saadiyat Campus, Aby Dhabi (AE)
    • Imagined Selves: Photography, Self Fashioning and the Archive

      Andrea Stultiens will speak at this conference at the Research Centre for Material Culture.

      Steenstraat 1, Leiden (NL)
    • Go Forward

      'Go Forward' is a work in progress installation that is part of Andrea Stultiens’ PhD research.

      Koepelzaal, Academy Minerva, Praediniussingel 59, Groningen (NL)
    • People Poses Places

      On the occasion of the book launch of 'People Poses Places', Andrea Stultiens creates an exhibition by the same name at the Noorderlicht…

      Groningen (NL)
    • On the Move

      Andrea Stultiens participates in the exhibition On the Move: Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design with the work 'The Photographer - Deo…

      Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
    • Ebifananyi I: The Photographer; Deo Kyakulagira

      Andrea Stultiens exhibits work in dialogue Ugandan photographer Deo Kyakulagira.

      Markere University Art Gallery in Kampala (UG)
    • Symposium: Tales on Creativity

      Andrea Stultiens is invited to speak at this symposium that has artistic research as its starting point.

      Scheltema, Marktsteeg 1, Leiden (NL)
    • The Sequel

      Andrea Stultiens participates in this group exhibition with work made with the Noorderlicht commission, which she was awarded in January 2013.

      Noorderlicht Photography, Groningen (NL)
    • Invest III

      Andrea Stultiens presents work in this exhibition on Artistic Research.

      Stedelijk Museum Assen Hedendaagse Kunst, Assen (NL)
    • Sketching a Civilisation

      Exhibition with PhDArts candidate Andrea Stultiens and Rumanzi Canon.

      Makerere Art Gallery/IHCR, Kampala (UG)
    • The Kaddu Wasswa Archive

      Andrea Stultien's Archive is presented in this exhibition.

      Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford (UK)
    • 'Het Vervolg' commission

      Andrea Stultiens has been awarded a photography commission by Noorderlicht, the international platform for photography.

    • Photography meets Industry contest

      PhDArts student Andrea Stultiens is announced the winner of the third edition of the "GD4PhotoArt - Photography meets Industry" photography contest. The exhibition…

      Pinacoteca Nazionale, Bologna (ES)
    • The Kaddu Wasswa Archive in Shuffling Cards

      Group exhibition with PhDArts student Andrea Stultiens

      Galerie des Bains et Douche de la Plaine, Marseille (FR)