Theo Derksen is a Dutch photographer who has received several awards including the Kodak Award, a Polaroid sponsorship, Weert Body_Art project. The Amsterdam Art Foundation Grant and The Limburg Art Grant. After studying Photography and Audio Visual Design he worked as a trainee with Magnum photo-grapher Ernst Haas before becoming a photojournalist for several Dutch newspapers and magazines. In 1990 he became an associate professor in photography and research at the University Zuyd Art Department in Maastricht, later on head of Visual Communications and member of the management staff Media Design and Technology. He has also been a visiting professor at many major European educational establishments. 

Derksen likes to tackle large-scale and long-term projects on specific themes. His style is not only dependent on isolated images; instead, he prefers an accumulation of images which interact with text.

Derksen works also as curator and publisher.


Disneyfication was chosen as one of the ten best photobooks 2019 in the Netherlands by De Volkskrant.



Mijn nieuwe boek KAIROS wordt voorgesteld op 5 oktober 2024, 

van 15u tot 17u30, in de Andrieskapel in Maastricht. 

Stef van Bellingen, die de tekst in het boek verzorgde, zal de tentoonstelling openen.

Het boek bevat 88 zwart-witfoto’s, gemaakt tussen 1997 en 2004

 op middenformaatfilm. Een 30-tal foto’s zullen op de tentoonstelling te zien zijn.


Andriespoort 11, 6211WD, Maastricht (voorheen Achter de barakken 31)

Op loopafstand (10 min.) van het Fronten- of Sphinxparkeerterrein.

Info over de locatie vindt u ook op


6 okt. van 15u tot 18u

10, 11, 13 okt. van 11u tot 18u

18, 19, 20 okt. van 11u tot 18u

Andere dagen na afspraak

Voor verdere informatie:,

of 00 31 683 54 22 94


My latest book KAIROS is being presented on 5 October 2024, 

from 15.00 till 17.30, in the Andrieskapel in Maastricht. 

Stef van Bellingen, who wrote the text for the book, will be opening the exhibition.

The book contains 88 black and white photos, shot between 1997 and 2004 on medium format roll film. Some 30 pictures will be on display at the venue.


Andriespoort 11, 6211WD, Maastricht

Within walking distance (10 min.) of the Fronten or Sphinx car park.

Info on the venue on

Opening times:

6 Oct., 15.00 – 18.00

10, 11, 13 Oct., 11.00 – 18.00

18, 19, 20 Oct., 11.00 – 18.00

Other days by appointment

Further information:,

or 00 31 683 54 22 94