JeanPaul Paula (born 1986, Willemstad, Curacao) works as a creative director, stylist, photographer, director, and is a former jury on Holland’s Next Top Model. JeanPaul’s activism shines trough his work where he focuses on intersectionality gender sexuality and family. He has built up a big and diverse portfolio – in front or behind the camera. JeanPaul has worked with brands like JeanPaul Gaultier, Louboutain, Nike, Lacoste Calvin Klein and Fenty, and artists like FKA twigs, Little dragon, Mykki Blanco, Kehinde Wiley and Miles Greenberg. He’s had exhibitions in Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the KAF in Almere, Rembrandt huis, OSCAM, Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam, the Kunsthal in Rotterdam and Vogue Foto Festival in Milan. JeanPaul is fiercely committed to both the Black Lives Matter and Trans Lives Matter movements.
JeanPaul is one of the participating artists of the group project A Funeral for Street Culture (2021), curated by Rita Ouédraogo and Metro54 at Framer Framed, Amsterdam.