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In this newsletter, I will provide you with updates about my projects, working progress, upcoming exhibitions and publications.

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Every two months I send a newsletter with updates about my projects, exhibitions and publications. I’m sharing behind the scenes images and exclusive stories. In this newsletter, I take you through the process of being a photographer.


ART ROTTERDAM – 2022

On show soon — The Rotterdam Art Week will take place from 18 to 22 May. The festival for art, design and architecture lovers. During Art Rotterdam, my work will be on show in the Prospects exhibition of the Mondriaan Fund. The exhibition is curated by curators Johan Gustavsson and Gabija Seiliute.

For more information: Art Rotterdam


SPRINGPLANK – 2022

While working on a project about homeless young people, I came across the Springplank Foundation. From 2022 I collaborate with Springplank weekly by participating in the marketing and communication team; we work together on creative (visual) projects.

For more information: Springplank


FOTODOK BOOK CLUB #28 – 2021

The following photographers / makers were invited to the 28th edition of the FOTODOK Book Club: Robin de Puy, Sander van Wettum, Thomas Dworzak, Rob van Hoesel and Wiosna Van Bon. The live talk show was hosted by Rob Hornstra en Sterre Sprengers. Photo made by Martha Stroo.

For more information: FOTODOK


FELIFA – 2021

Family Stranger is shortlisted for the International Photobook Award of Festival de Libros de Fotos de Autor – FELIFA.

“After the awards ceremony, which will take place during FELIFA 2021, where all the participating books will be shown, there will be a travelling exhibition where both the finalist books and the award-winning books will be shown… The exhibition will be inaugurated during the first half of 2022 in Buenos Aires and will then travel to other partner institutions in Latin America including Brazil, Uruguay and Cuba.”

For more information: FELIFA


PARIS PHOTO AND APERTURE – 2021

YES, I’m so happy and grateful to share this big news: I’m shortlisted for the Paris Photo – Aperture First PhotoBook Award.

“This year’s shortlist selection took place over the course of three days at Aperture’s offices in New York, and involved the review of more than eight hundred submissions. The jury for the shortlist included Emilie Boone (art historian), Sonel Breslav (director of fairs and editions, Printed Matter), Darius Himes (international head of photographs, Christie’s), Lesley A. Martin (creative director, Aperture Foundation), and Jody Quon (director of photography, New York Magazine)…The thirty-five shortlisted titles will be exhibited at Paris Photo and in an expanded online presentation at aperture.com as well as profiled in the fall 2021 edition of The PhotoBook Review issue 020 (published by Aperture Foundation), to be released at the Fair.”

For more information: Paris Photo and Aperture


DUTCH DESIGN WEEK, HET BOUWDEPOT  – 2021

A long-term social design project for which I have been asked to collaborate with a great team. This year ‘Het Bouwdepot’ is taking part in the Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven. Come and visit us. October 16 – 24, 2021. Area 51, Strijp-S

For more information: Het Bouwdepot


BOOKTALK PENNINGS FOUNDATION  – 2021

– SOLD OUT –
You can now sign up for the booktalk on Friday September 24, 20:00. I will talk about the background and making of the book Family Stranger.

For more information: Pennings Foundation


CORONA-GRANT FOR ARTISTS, MONDRIAAN FUND – 2021

Great news! I’m excited to share that Mondriaan Fund will continue to support my work for the coming months!

For more information: Mondriaan Fonds


LES RENCONTRES D’ARLES – 2021

‘Family Stranger’ is shortlisted in the category ‘The Author Book Award’ at Les Recontres d’Arles. The book is included in the exhibition ‘Arles Books’ from July 4 to September 26, 2021.

For more information: The Rencontres d’Arles Book Awards


FOTOFESTIVAL NAARDEN – 2021

‘Family Stranger’ is shortlisted for the ‘De Nederlandse Fotoboekenprijs’ at FotoFestival Naarden. The book is included in the exhibition from July 3 to August 29, 2021.

For more information: de Nederlandse Fotoboekenprijs, FotoFestival Naarden


PENNINGS FOUNDATION – 2021

Solo exhibition at Pennings Foundation in Eindhoven.
Exhibition from June 12 to October 9, 2021.

For more information: Pennings Foundation


PHOTOESPAÑA – 2021

‘Family Stranger’ is shortlisted in the international category of the Best Photography Book Award PHotoESPAÑA. The book is included in the exhibition ‘The Best Photography Books of the Year’ at PHotoESPAÑA Gallery from May 31 to August 30, 2021.

For more information: The Best Photography Book of the Year Award


ZOZ ACADEMY, FUND ZOZ – 2021

I’ve started a new research on what it means to be a family, focusing on homeless young people, in collaboration with and supported by the ZOZ Academy, ZOZ Fund.

The ZOZ Fund is managed by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds. ZOZ Academy is run by the Meervaart as part of the fund. ZOZ is made possible by the Ministry of Justice and Security and the Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment.


COLLABORATION AND LAUNCHING MY FIRST PHOTOBOOK – 2020

The worldwide distribution of the book ‘Family Stranger’ is provided by Idea Books. My first photo book was released on December 1, 2020. The book grew out of the collaboration of several unique contributors. The following companies and people contributed to the production of the book: Rob van Hoesel, Liza Szabó, Carel Fransen, Evelien Seegers, Rosie Heinrich, Patist (NL), Color & Books / Sebastiaan Hanekroot, Fine Books / Jos Morree (NL) and Wilco Art Books (NL).

ISBN 978-94-92051-47-9

For more information: The Eriskay Connection


KENNISVOUCHER IMPULSGELDEN, PROVINCE OF NORTH BRABANT AND KUNSTLOC BRABANT – 2020

To continue my development I applied to Kunstloc Brabant to get support from a business coach. Together with Bas Veldhuizen and Sam Branten we discussed my needs and selected the coach who suits best. Since mid-2020 I’ve been working with Marion Beltman on improving my business plan, both artistically and financially.

“Omdat Wiosna’s praktijk zich niet alleen op de kunstwereld, maar ook op het sociale domein en op het verwerven van commerciële opdrachten richt, ontstond de behoefte meer structuur aan te brengen. Alle gebieden vergen immers een andere strategie en communicatie. Door samen met coach Marion Beltman een businessplan op te stellen ontstaat inzicht in de samenhang tussen verschillende bouwstenen en kunnen onderdelen effectiever worden ingezet in de eigen bedrijfsvoering.Marion Beltman is een ondernemerscoach met een ruime kennis en ervaring in zowel de kunst- en cultuursector, als in het bedrijfsleven en bij de overheid.”


STIPENDIUM FOR EMERGING ARTIST, MONDRIAAN FUND – 2020

Happy, grateful and honoured to announce that I received the Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists.


COLLABORATION WITH PUBLISHER THE ERISKAY CONNECTION – 2019

In collaboration with designer Rob van Hoesel and publisher The Eriskay Connection we are working on publishing my project, Family Stranger, as a photo book.


ARTIST TALK, GUEST LECTURE KUNSTLOC BRABANT, LOCHAL – 2019

I was invited to give an artist talk as a guest lecturer about preparing crowdfunds. The lecture was presented to makers who want to start their crowdfunding. The students and the makers worked on their written plans for their concepts of crowdfunding.


ARTIST TALK, BELFAST PHOTO FESTIVAL, FRAMEWERK NOTHERN IRELAND – 2019

I have been invited to stay one week in Belfast, to give a presentation about my photo project Family Stranger in North Ireland at the Belfast Photo Festival. The talk was in the Framewerk Gallery.


ARTIST TALK, DICHTERBIJ – 2019

I was invited to give an artist talk for the employees of the company Dichterbij in Oss.


CROWDFUNDING, VOORDEKUNST  – 2019

The crowdfunding campaign via Voordekunst has started. The book is available for pre-order.

More information: Voordekunst 


CROWDFUNDING SUPPORT, PROVINCE OF NORTH BRABANT AND KUNSTLOC BRABANT  – 2019

My crowdfunding campaign was supported by the impulse funds of the Province of Noord-Brabant with advice throughout the process from Kunstloc Brabant.


SOLO EXHIBITION, CITY HALL OSS  – 2019

Solo exhibition in the city hall of Oss including an artist talk.

“Wiosna van Bon is een Pools-Nederlandse fotograaf uit Oss. Haar projecten gaan over eenzaamheid en over zwakkere groepen in onze samenleving die, ondanks alles, volharden. In 2017 studeerde Wiosna van Bon af als documentaire fotograaf aan de Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten in Den Haag. In 2018 had ze haar eerste solo-expositie in penitentiaire inrichting Vught. Het project heeft meerdere kranten en blogs bereikt waaronder het Brabants Dagblad, Algemeen Dagblad, Omroep Brabant, Stadsblad Den Bosch, De Sleutel, Linda nieuws en het project was te zien op de Nederlandse televisie op NPO2 Omroep Max.”


SOLO EXHIBITION, PRISON VUGHT  – 2018

Big solo exhibition in prison Vught. Two exhibitions at the same time. One for visitors of the prison and one for prison staff members. I gave twelve tours and artist talks. I made a special programme for prison staff where I gave a lecture about my research and possible improvements they could implement into their workdays Interesting and positive discussion came long with the programme. The exhibition was presented in 6 different rooms. Most of the rooms were located at Unit 1, a building dating from the Second World War and used as a prison until 2013. The spaces varied from visitor’s spaces to isolation cells.


SHORTLISTED UNSEEN DUMMY AWARD, UNSEEN – 2018

Shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award.

“Unseen Amsterdam has announced the 34 photobook dummies shortlisted for the Unseen Dummy Award 2018. Picked out from 212 submissions by a five-strong committee, the shortlist respects “a degree of rawness, including an ‘unfinished’ look and feel’, in keeping with the prize’s ethos of celebrating books-in-progress.”


SHORTLISTED EMERGING ARTIST SCHOLARSHIP, LUCIE FOUNDATION – 2018

Shortlisted for the Lucie Foundation Emerging artist scholarship.


GROUP EXHIBITION FAMILIAR/FAMILIAL, PHOTO-EMPHASIS – 2018

Digital group exhibition curated by Rachel Jump.

“It is my pleasure to share the 30 artists that make up ‘Familiar / Familial’. Selecting photographs for this exhibition was immensely challenging— each entrant put forward compelling images that addressed ideas surrounding the theme of familiarity. I truly appreciated the experience of viewing work by so many brilliant artists, as they collectively proclaim the power and importance of personal projects in the realm of contemporary photography.”


GROUP EXHIBITION ‘WORKS OF MERCY’, CBK ZUIDOOST AMSTERDAM – 2017

Group exhibition for 2,5 months including artist talks at CBK Zuidoost in Amsterdam.

“CBK Zuidoost: Works of Mercy / Werken van barmhartigheid toont een actuele vertaling van de (oud) christelijke werken van barmhartigheid. Met werk van: Laurence Aëgerter, Kostana Banovic, Wiosna Van Bon, Richtje Nijhof, Bas Timmer, Su Tomesen en Helen Zeru. Opening donderdag 12 april om 17 uur door Wethouder Simone Kukenheim.”


GROUP EXHIBITION GRADUATION FESTIVAL, ROYAL ACADEMY OF ART THE HAGUE  – 2017

Graduation show of the photography class of 2017.


GROUP EXHIBITION THE POWER OF THE SINGLE IMAGE, MELKWEG AMSTERDAM – 2017

Group exhibition at Melkweg in Amsterdam.

“In de expo ‘The Power of the Single Image’ onderzoeken de studenten de kracht van één beeld. Als groep in een exporuimte heeft elke fotograaf slechts beperkte mogelijkheden om zijn werk in de ruimte te plaatsen en zijn boodschap te communiceren. De studenten worden gedwongen om keuzes te maken en een beeld uit te kiezen dat de rest van hun creatief proces en werk symboliseert. De exporuimte wordt gevuld met de krachtigste beelden van alle projecten van de studenten: een explosie van sterke foto’s die het resultaat zijn van de zoektocht naar schoonheid, zingeving en het perfecte beeld.”