We are Annette Behrens and Carina Hesper and have joined forces to create Toffe Peren. We are both very passionate about food and want to change the perception concerning foodwaste.
Annette Behrens (GER, 1979) is a visual artist working with photography, video and text on long-term, documentary projects resulting in publications and installations. In her works she deconstruct the often one-dimensional representation of universal subjects revealing a multifaceted, complex reality. She uses personal, historical and social angels to unveil and question different perspectives.
Annette's work has been exhibited at the Nederlands Fotomuseum in Rotterdam/ The Netherlands and Photomonth Krakow/ Poland, amongst others. Besides initiating her own projects she regularly work as a teacher for photography (theory) and the history of photography. She has worked as a guest teacher for AKV St. Joost's BA and MA photography courses, the Willem de Kooning Academy and Syracuse University, among others.
Carina Hesper (NL, 1983) challenges the viewer to get actively involved in her work that often is about people with a special or marginal position in society and vulnerable locations and themes like burned down houses and rescued food. This results in works of art and design that are confrontational rather than comfortable, compelling the viewer to take a stand, and to reflect on social issues and developments.
Carina graduated Cum Laude from the ArtEZ Institute for the Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands. She has exhibited her work in The Netherlands, Belgium, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Spain, Brazil, The United States and China. She was nominated for many prizes - and recently won the jury prize at the European Design Awards with her multi-sensory book Like a Pearl in my Hand.