Photographer based between Berlin and the Netherlands.

Charmaine de Heij investigates with her artistic work personal and contested histories. The work takes the form of photographs which often include still-life and portraiture. She reflects with photography on contemporary issues, that also concern her on a personal level. Charmaine examines the incomprehension of the world we live in today and occurrences close to her .
The topics her photography touches are various: they can come from a psychological state of being to identity. Charmaine comes from a mixed heritage, the Netherlands and Suriname. With her work she wants to be a representation of her cultural heritage and create understanding.
Photography's ability to blur truth and fiction is for her a compelling quality. De Heij digs into hidden memories and creates representation of what can be lost in the mind. Her work reveals the invisible and creates a space for dialogue that invites the viewer to question the work. Charmaine wants to hold up a mirror with her photography.

B.A. Photography graduated in 2021  in Berlin



  • Bloot, by Curated the Young Antwerp, Brussels, Ghent, Hasselt & Leuven.
  • What's Left Behind online exhibition at
  • PAUSE Atelier Cocon Coloré Berlin
  • Countercurrents V192 the Hague
  • Penumbra Northern Photographic Centre Oulu


  • GRRL Telephone by GRRL HAUS CINEMA Ilali Berlin


  • HAARE oder HAIR Marc-Antoine Gallery Berlin
  • Everything home is far away FK-Kollektiv Berlin
  • Your Local Newsstand online exhibition 
  • Positur#1  Stadtteil Zentrum Nordstadt Hannover
  • Home Museum by LagosPhoto Festival


  • FRESH EYES Launch & Exhibition Voies Off Arles
  • Nobel Pllek Amsterdam
  • S.E.L.F. Gibberish Liverpool
  • Untitled Das Giftraum
  • Threads of Yesterday CLB, Berlin
  • Kunstroute Watertoren, Naaldwijk
  • Nobel VondelCS Amsterdam
  • Groupshow Scotiabank CONTACT PhotographyFestival  


  • False Front GlogauAIR Berlin
  • Halle 424 Hamburg
  • Nobel Stadsschouwburg Haarlem
  • Monitor AIR Gallery, Manchester
  • Fear in the City Festival des Idées Paris  


  • Jula Festival (self)identity exhibition, Munich
  • Ogreen Festival designkwartier
  • Solo exhibition La Dolce Berlin
  • Rejected Rum Factory London
  • Groups exhibition De Balie Amsterdam
  • Nasty Woman Josilda da Conceição Gallery Amsterdam
  • Kunsthuis 18 Naaldwijk
  • Solo exhibition Narrenkastl Frohnleiten
  • Collab Show South East Drift London  

  • Kruidhuis Den Bosch, 2016
  • New Dutch photography talent 5&33 Gallery Amsterdam, 2015
  • Facing Animals Muzerije, 2015
  • Foamlab Foam Amsterdam, 2011



  • Finalist Carte Blanche Paris Photo Fair
  • Foam museum Flickr up Third price winner
  • Kunstbazaar 2016 Young Talent
  • Adobe Creative Jam 2018 Jury Award
  • Fresh Future 2019 by Fabrik Carbon



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