Jan Rosseel

Visiting artist

Jan Rosseel has delivered guest lectures as a visiting artist at the Master Artistic Research and Master Photography & Society programmes of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK).


Jan Rosseel (Brussels/The Hague, 1979) studied documentary photography at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague and photojournalism at the Danish School of Media and Journalism in Aarhus. Rosseel's work is best described as ‘visual storytelling'. It lies somewhere between a fictional narrative and a record of reality - between art and journalism. His projects both reconstruct historical events in artistic terms and question the reliability of our memories and mental processes. A striking and well-known example is his visual study Belgian Autumn, which centers on the violent robberies perpetrated by the Gang of Nivelles.

Rosseel's photos have been published in variety of magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, Le Monde, De Volkskrant / Volkskrant Magazine, Vrij Nederland, De Standaard / DS Magazine, De Morgen, Stern and Foam Magazine. His work has been presented in venues at, among other places, Amsterdam, Antwerp, New York, Paris, Rome and Tokyo.