By Fadwa Naamna

Jan Dibbets, born in Weert, The Netherlands, and based in Amsterdam, is one of the pioneers of conceptual art and was part of the emergence of the Land Art andArte Povera movements. He started his career as a painter but soon after his first solo exhibition he left painting to focus on photography. Alongside his artistic practice, he has taught at various art academies. He uses photography to create a dialogue between nature and geometrical design by rotating the camera on its axis and taking systematic series of photographs by increasing the shutter speed. He also experimented with videos and films. Dibbets’ works are part of renowned museum collections and have been exhibited worldwide since the 1960s.