JeanPaul Paula (born 1986, Willemstad, CW) works as a Creative Director, Stylist, Photographer, Director and performance artist. JeanPaul’s activism shines through in his work where he focuses on intersectionality, gender-sexuality and family. He has built up a big and diverse portfolio. Be it in front or behind the camera. JeanPaul has worked with Brands like JeanPaul Gaultier, Louboutin, Nike, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Fenty. Artists like FKA twigs, Little dragon, Mykki Blanco, Kali Uchies, Kehinde Wiley, Daniel Sannwald and Miles Greenberg. He’s had exhibitions in Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the KAF in Almere, Rembrandt huis, OSCAM and Foam photography museum in Amsterdam, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and Vogue Foto Festival in Milan. As a creative director he has worked with National Opera and Ballet in the Netherlands. Next to his consulting work He was head of design and Creative Director at Daily Paper.
JeanPaul is fiercely 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.
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