Bio Nissim Men

Visual artist and photographer Nissim Men (1960) was born in Tel Aviv.

He studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design Bezalel in Jerusalem and has worked and traveled extensively around the world. At present he is Amsterdam based.

The work of Nissim Men has evolved over the years from streetwise photography* via stage photography** and digital photography*** to "digital fine art photography"

Digital fine art photography by Nissim Men

The art of Nissim Men is best to be described as exclusive compositions, of his unique photography combined with other digital image concepts.

Central Theme: Legacy

Legacy is leading in the work of Nissim Men.
Distinction is made in three catagories:

  • Legacy of free spirit – Art by N.Men
  • Legacy of emotions – People’s Portraits | Company’s Portraits
  • Legacy of time & place – City Portraits

Conceptual thoughts

The category of legacy of the free spirit must be regarded as a legacy of the artist’s spirit in the moment.

Work on the basis of own inspiration where digital fine art photography is processed with paint in which craftsmanship, precision, skills and expertise are the unique assets.

All other legacy compositions can be considered as a traveling experience:

  • through emotional moments in someone's life
  • by visual story telling about the highlights in the existence of an organization;
  • by digital fine art City Marketing photography; story telling in one detailed portrait: a walk through a city or a village along all prominent places and / or striking buildings;

The full City Portrait Collection

There are more than a hundred City Portraits, check for the latest overview ,

Formats & other information

  • The ‘City Portraits’ are limited editions;
  • The editions are signed, numbered and dated by the artist;
  • Certificates of authenticity are included;
  • The amount of prints are limited to 12 copies per city portrait;
  • Printed in high quality on the presentable size of 125 x 50 cm;
  • Different sizes and editions will be created at special request only;
  • Prints can be created on diverse materials and on mega sizes at special request only

    All city portraits limited editions can be updated just like real expanding cities
    Once a city portrait is updated it will be expended in its composition with further research and visuals from past, present and future to enrich and document the city-portrait.


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For further Information contact:
Studio Hydros | Nissim Men
Tourniairestraat 72 
1065NK Amsterdam 
The Netherlands
Tel : +31 (0)644699314 

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Nissim Men (1960) is a visual artist, lives and works in Amsterdam.
From 1986 till 1989 he studied photography at the Academy of Art and Design Bezalel in Jerusalem.
Since 1989 he lives and works in The Netherlands.

Selection of shows and exhibitions:

2018              "Amsterdam in Progress" First Art Fair ,  Chief and Spirits Gallery, Den Haag                Amsterdam
                      "Breda city-portrait"  Art Breda ,  ONK Amsterdam - Hanging at the entrance                  Breda
                       Master tree - Laren city-portrait  , Art Laren , Moderne Kunst , Leiden                            Laren
2017 "Antwerpen city-portrait" Art Antwerpen,  Novi/Arte Gallery, Amersfoort Antwerpen
  “Master Tree”&“Still Life Air” AAF Hong Kong,   Ronen art Gallery A'dam  Hong Kong
2016 “Cologne city-portrait” Blooom Art Fair Cologne,   Go Gallery A’dam  Cologne
2015 “World tour & Singapore” AAF Singapore,   WK Gallery Ada’m  Singapore
2014 “Master Tree” FotoFever,Carrousel du Luvre,  Sixtyone Gallery A'dam Paris
2013 “A’dam city-portrait” Amsterdam Museum, Permanent Collection Amsterdam
  Art Zaanstad 2013, Kunstcentrum Zaandam   Zaandam
  City's Portraits, AAF Brussel, Chiefs and Spirits Gallery Brussels
2012 City's Portraits, AAF Amsterdam Gallery Sixty one  Amsterdam
  City's Portraits,  AFSH, Mark Haasnoot Gallery   Den Bosch
  City's Portraits, AAF Brussel, Chiefs and Spirits Gallery Brussels
2011  City's Portraits, Berliner Liste, Sixtyone Gallery  Berlin
  City's Portraits & Orangity AAF NY, VK Gallery    New York
2010  City's Portraits & Labyrinth AAF Amsterdam, VK Gallery  Amsterdam
  City's Portraits, Open Art Fair, Staphorsius Galley Utrecht
  City Hommage, Russian Art Fair, VK Gallery London
2009  City Hommage, LineArt, Ronen Art Vision Gallery  Ghent
  City Hommage , AAF Art Fair, Ronen Art Vision Gallery Amsterdam
2008  The Future of History, City Museum Ijsselstein (solo)  Ijsselstein
2006  Roterdam Meets the World, International Film Festival  Rotterdam
2005  Panorama Rotterdam, Megaphoto Deliplein (45 x 6,5 m) Rotterdam
2003  Arturism Virtual, Groninger Museum (solo)     Groningen
2002  Handle With Care, Artkitchen Gallery (group) Amsterdam
2001  Infinite Humanity, Williamsburg art (WAH)center (group)  New York
  Arturism, KunstRAI, Onderneming en Kunst (solo) Amsterdam
2000  Arturism, Stedelijk Museum Zwolle (solo) Zwolle
  Arturism, Kunstgewinn Gallery (solo)   Colonge
1999  Exodus, Fotofestival Naarden (solo)      Naarden
1998  Anonymous, Center for Photography Amsterdam (solo) Amsterdam
1996 Cosmic Archeology, 'Bezalel' Academy (solo)Hydros groep  Jerusalem
1995  Cosmic Archeology, Centraal Museum (Duo) with Peter Fengle Utrecht
1993  New Zoo, Noorderlicht fotofestival (Duo) with Peter Fengler  Groningen
1992 Fantas, Moira gallery (Duo) with Peter Fengler     Utrecht

Work in collection - Museums

Amsterdam Museum  -            2013 - work in collection
Groningen Museum   -            2002 - work in collection
Centraal Museum Utrecht -     1993 - work in collection
Stedelijk Museum Zwolle -     2000 - work in collection
Stad Museum Ijsselstein -        2008 - work in collection
Stad Museum Zaandvoort -     2014 - work in collection
Williamsburg Art Center New York - 2001 - work in collection
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen Rotterdam - 1998 - work in collection