JeanPaul Paula (born 1986, Willemstad, CW) works as a Creative Director, Stylist, Photographer and Director. JeanPaul’s activism shines through in his work where he focuses on intersectionality gender-sexuality and family. He has built up an extensive and diverse portfolio, both in front of and behind the camera. JeanPaul has worked with brands like Jean Paul Gaultier, Christian Louboutin, Nike, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Fenty, plus with artists like FKA Twigs, Little Dragon, Mykki Blanco, Kehinde Wiley and Miles Greenberg. He’s had exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the KAF in Almere, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and the Vogue Photo Festival in Milan, plus the Rembrandt House Museum, OSCAM and Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam. JeanPaul is committed to both the Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter movements.


JeanPaul Gaultier, Cristian Louboutin, Calvin Klein, Nike, Daily Paper,Tommy Hilfiger, Dutch National Opera and Ballet, Patta, Vogue Italia, Carhartt, Converse, Lacoste Live, Ninamounah, HERMES, Kali Uchis, FKA twigs, Mykki Blanco, Little Dragon.

KAF036 Almere – 2017

This My body… © Florian Joahn and JeanPaul Paula.
Foam Museum Amsterdam – 2018

Ya’ll better Quite down © Florian Joahn and JeanPaul Paula.
Vogue Photo Festival Milan – 2018

Clarify it hurts © Florian Joahn and JeanPaul Paula All That Man Is – Fashion and Masculinity Now.
Kunst Hal Rotterdam – 2019

© Florian Joahn and JeanPaul Paula Street Dreams: How Hip Hop Took Over Fashion, curated by Lee Stuart.
Rembrandt Huis Amsterdam – 2020

Too Black © Florian Joahn and JeanPaul Paula at HIER. Zwart in Rembrandts tijd Thank you Raul Balai and Brian Elstak.
OSCAM X PATTA Amsterdam – 2020

‘We are here forever. Do you understand?’ John’s baptism and Angel © JeanPaul Paula
Framer Framed, Amsterdam -2021

Nos Kultura – My dream bedroom The experiences of Curacaoan individual living in the colonizers backyard © JeanPaul Paula A Funeral for Street Culture curated by Rita Ouédraogo and Metro54.
JeanPaul Paula X Clavin Klein Amsterdam – 2021

Nos Kultura – My Defining moment The reconnection with my family Gay Pride © JeanPaul Paula.
JeanPaul Paula X Clavin Klein Paris – 2021

Nos Kultura – Phase 1 at 3537.og