Biography & Awards - Mariska Karto
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Mariska Karto

“I pull away time from its structure and then time appears to be just a definition.”


Mariska Karto is a photo artist/ digital artist. She is based in the Netherlands and from origine, Surinam (South-America), Indonesia (Asia) and Dutch (Europe).

I create and combine elements of historical and contemporary times in my work. I use the body to express as well as my love for fabrics and textiles to create a sensitive or persasive atmossphere in my work.

This is reflected in mystique, heavenly, dark and dreamy creations mixed with my own contemporary influences in my life. 

Without history there is no present, without present there is no future, no dreams, no memories not something to “go” for.

The works I create are about “not being perfect”.

This is an element that we find in every human-being, with all his or her shortcomings and dark sides, it has been a big role in the past and now.

The hyperphotocollages I create are stories of our travels in life and sometimes when they are brought together, they become one journey.

I have started to create surrealistic city/urban – landscapes and let the city evolve in my own way. Barriers of memory and time are broken and boundless thinking takes it over.



– Several works in the collection of new Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam

– Several works in the collection of new Hotel Vagabond Singapore (Luxury boutique artistic hotel)

– Several works in high class hotels and luxury houses

-Artist / Fine art photographer for: CORTESE VENEZIA – The historical original perfumes of Venice

A breathtaking company in which history and art are combined together. You can find this commission in my album and link to the website of Cortese Venezia.

“From Cortese Venezia, the most wonderful collection of perfumes developed from the original secret recipes and formulas of Venice, lost for hundreds of years and now rediscovered.”


2016 – PX3 First place Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Gold Award, in complete category Professionals Fine Art with my Contemporary Fresco’s. Px3 Special Exhibition in Paris on July 12-15

2016 – Nominated as Ambassador of Tolerance / Paleis van de Verdraagzaamheid – Netherlands

2016 – PX3 Silver Award Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Black Pearl of the project Baroque Diversity

2016 – PX3 Prix De La Photographie De Paris/ Honorable Mention – The Happy Pil

2016 – International Photography Awards / Honorable Mention for the serie Baroque Diversity

2014 – Gold Award (Emotions) for work “Intense” in the Trierenberg Super Circuit

2013 – PX3 Prix De La Photographie De Paris /Fine art

Silver Award – Fresco The Fallen

Bronzen Award – Excession

2012- International Photography Awards

Four honourable mentions

Honorable mention Secrets

Honorable mention Magic

Honorable mention Tender

Honorable mention Sweet dreams or not

2012- PX3 Prix De La Photographie Paris / Two Honorable Mentions – photo Muzes and photo Soft

2012- Finalist: The third competition of the Julia Margaret Cameron Award, female photographers (Worldwidephotography Gala Awards)

2011 – International Loupe Awards:

Received Silver Award 2011 – Category Abstract/Illustrative

Received six Bronzen Awards 2011 – Category Abstract/Illustrative

Received two Bronzen Awards 2011 – Category People & Portrait


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