LECTURE SERIES, AN ODE TO THE IN-BETWEENS, FINE ART DEPARTMENT, ACADEMY MINERVA
In September 2020 I will start teaching a lecture series together with artist Anna-Lucia Rijff at the Art Academy Minerva in Groningen. During this course we will explore the in-betweens in art and art practice, the grey area’s, the transitions – the comma’s, not the dots. Second and third year students will learn how to recognise the transitions they encounter in their own work and learn to develop a method that stimulates artistic growth through change. We’ll focus on transitions in concept, material and theory. Our primary goal is to share the tools we have encountered that provide new ways to develop work through creative transformation. Our second goal is to inspire and challenge students, by bringing our experience and network in film and the performative arts to the classroom. Our final goal is to bring an ode to the in-betweens, the endless ways in which ambiguity makes our world as complex and incomprehensible as it is.
EXHIBITION, OPEN PARK HAUS, ZK/U, BERLIN
OPEN PARK HAUS AUGUST will be a part of Ortstermin 2020, an art festival in Moabit and the Hansaviertel happening over the last weekend of August. Incited by this year’s festival theme, “this far and no further”, ZK/U looks back at the institution of ZK/U and its surrounding public park, the Stadtgarten Moabit, from its creation until now. OPEN PARK HAUS is an occasion to reflect back through various eyes: from park users, local initiatives, current and past residents, to past collaborators and projects, inviting each to have a say in this collective and multi-format conversation.
As one of the former residents of ZK/U, A3 pictures of my project will be plastered all over the red container attached to the ZK/U building. More than just a symbol of international transportation of goods, the container displaying the different perspectives from around the world will serve as a metaphor for the transportation and exchange of ideas.
EVENT, BEHIND THE S.C.E.N.E., LA GAÎTÉ LYRIQUE, PARIS, FRANCE
This is the second Culture Backstage event organised after our Berlin event ‘Solidarity in Cultural Work’. Join us for conferences, workshops, video projections and masterclasses in order to rethink the European cultural network, the place of culture in Europe and find innovative skills kit to sustain cultural and artistic activities.
EXHIBITION, PROSPECTS & CONCEPTS, ART ROTTERDAM, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
In February 2019, the Mondriaan Fund organises the seventh edition of the annual exhibition Prospects & Concepts during the international art fair Art Rotterdam at the Van Nelle Fabriek. The exhibition presents work by almost 80 visual artists who received a Stipendium for Emerging Artists in 2018 in order to start their careers. For this edition, the Mondriaan Fund invited Macha Roesink to curate the exhibition.
Foto: Mark Niedermann
ART FAIR, ARD NRD, MUSEUM BELVEDERE, HEERENVEEN, THE NETHERLANDS
De Kunstdames invited me to exhibit at the ART NRD art fair. The fair will be open from the 27th of September till the 30th of September, from 11:00 till 17:00.
FUNDRAISING & DEVELOPMENT, LITTLE SUN, STUDIO OLAFUR ELIASSON, BERLIN, GERMANY
Artist Olafur Eliasson and engineer Frederik Ottesen developed the Little Sun solar LED lamp to get clean, affordable light to the 1.1 billion people worldwide living without electricity in ‘off -grid’ areas. Little Sun is at once a solar lamp, a social business, a work of art, and a way to connect the world through sharing light. I will start to contribute to their mission as a volunteer consultant in October 2018.
EVENT & PERFORMANCE, HEIMATHAFEN NEUKÖLLN, BERLIN, GERMANY
Tonight Culture Backstage will organise and host a day of lectures, workshops and talks, followed by a stunning 5-course dinner and performance, during which we will celebrate our failures and misfortunes together. We still have a few seats to give away. The event is completely free, like all good things in life. Come to Heimathafen Neukölln at 19:30.
CULTURE BACKSTAGE PROGRAMME, EUROPEAN CREATIVE NETWORK FOR CULTURE, PARIS, FRANCE
Over a period of 13 months, I will follow courses, participate in workshops and build connections while traveling to the five following cultural institutions – Scuola Holden (Turin), Heimathafen Theater (Berlin), Public Art Lab (Berlin), Czulosc Arts Centre (Warsaw), Creature (Paris), On the Move (Brussels).
Culture Backstage is an EU funded training program for emerging artists and curators who wish to develop and implement projects on a European scale. It is developed by the European Creative Network for Culture, under the leadership of Creature, a Paris based School of Cultural Entrepreneurship.
Scuola Holden, Turin
Heimathafen Theater, Berlin
Public Art Lab, Berlin
Czulosc Arts Centre, Warsaw
On the Move, Brussels
EXHIBITION, THE PALACE MEETS BERLIN: FASCHING FEAST, BERLIN, GERMANY
This February I will collaborate with artist Anna-Lucia Rijff on a one-night-only Fasching Feast for the eyes, ears, stomach and mind. February is the month of Fasching, a time of excess, where rules are for bending, breaking and turning inside out. In light of this, The Palace invites emerging artists, creative minds and party people alike, to experience a taste of our world. The Palace Kitchen invites you to join them at the table and delve into a 3 course culinary gorging of the surreal. It’s a chance to meet fellow Berlin based artists, learn more about The Palace network and future collaborative opportunities.
The Palace is an international artists collective set up by and for emerging artists. They run residencies, festivals and creative events from Berlin to Barcelona, the UK to the USA.
Book your ticket in advance via: https://www.ticketor.com/
EXHIBITION, OPENHAUS, ZENTRUM FÜR KUNST UND URBANISTIK, BERLIN, GERMANY
The January edition of the Openhaus will be a part of the Vorspiel programme, a festival organised by the transmediale and CTM festivals in the run up to their festivals at the end of the month. There will be Open Studios, installations and food from 19:00 till 22:30. There will be a guided tour at 20:30 trough the resident’s work. The residents in January will be Didem Pekun, Alix Lucas, Motohide Taguchi, Renée Rooijmans, Rebecca Beinart, Ben Nathan, Matthew Robinson, Orhan Esen, Roos Cornelius, Ragib Zik.
RESIDENCY, ZENTRUM FÜR KUNST UND URBANISTIK, BERLIN, GERMANY
In January I will stay at the Zentrum für Kunst und Urbanistik trough the ZK/U Residency Programme. During the residency I will continue my research regarding a particular object that seems to oscillate between fiction and reality, namely the rumour.
STIPEND FOR EMERGING ARTISTS, MONDRIAAN FUND, THE NETHERLANDS
Recently I received the Stipend for Emerging Artists from the Dutch Mondriaan Fund. For a year I will be mentored by artist Guido van der Werve as part of the mentor programme for young talent. The Stipend intends to stimulate emerging artists’ artistic development and cultural entrepreneurship so as to help them create work that makes a meaningful contribution to contemporary Dutch visual art. The grant can be used to fund all aspects of the development of new work, e.g. research, materials, equipment and projects in the Netherlands or abroad. Alternatively, the grant can be used to take part in exhibitions and events. The Mondriaan Fund is a public cultural funding organisation focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage.
RESIDENCY, THE PALACE ART RESIDENCY, PIOTROWICE NYSKIE, POLAND
In July 2017 I will stay in Piotrowice Nyskie in Poland trough the Palace Art Residency Programme, held in a 700 year old palace in Southern Poland. The Palace’s artist residency will cumulate towards the grand opening of the festival weekend, which will be open to local visitors and professional creatives from Berlin, Londen, New Mexico and elsewhere. As a grassroots underground residency, it provides artists with a unique space and community to exhibit their work whilst also giving access to the artist residency and the various opportunities it provides to connect and create.
SCREENING ‘SOMEWHERE’, PIFF, PIOTROWICE NYSKIE PALACE, POLAND
I’ve been lucky to be part of The Palace Art Residency this year and exhibit ‘Somewhere’ at their film festival. The Palace International Film Festival (PIFF) is a strand of The Palace Art Residency, held in a 700 year old palace in Southern Poland. The film festival takes place over The Palace’s artist residency and festival weekend. As a grassroots underground film festival, it provides filmmakers with a unique space and community to exhibit their work whilst also giving access to the artist residency and the various opportunities it provides to connect and create.
EXHIBITION, INTO THE BLUE – WAYS OF A NEW BEGINNING, INSTITUT FÜR ALLES MÖGLICHE, BERLIN, GERMANY
A new year just started. A good time to step ahead and start something new. INTO THE BLUE is a curatorial experiment with Eric Andersen, Roos Cornelius, Jessica Dunne, Ilse Ermen, Dorotea Etzler, JODI, Ute Lindner, Roberta Orlando und Björn Saul. @Abteilung für Alles Andere, Ackerstraße 18, Berlin-Mitte.
EXHIBITION, THE ONE MINUTES ON TOUR, ART MUSEUM OF NANJING UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS, NANJING, CHINA
My short film ‘Foyer’ will be screened at the Art Museum of Nanjing University of the Arts (AMNUA) at The One Minutes on Tour – Nanjing: Remake. In close collaboration with The One Minutes, AMNUA co-curated and designed a show that is in a sense a Chinese remake of the realm of The One Minutes. The exhibition takes place in AMNUA’s futuristic Hall03 on the top floor of the museum. Here over 500 one minute-films are presented illuminating the spacious hall.
EXHIBITION, HOTEL EUROPA, CONCORDIA, ENSCHEDE, NL
In de expositie Hotel Europa presenteren jonge makers zich naast gevestigde videokunstenaars. Vijftig jaar geleden kwam het eerste draagbare videosysteem op de markt. En nu iedereen met een smartphone een filmpje kan maken, en nu de mixed mediakunst hoogtij voert, voelt videokunst pur sang als een terugkeer naar de roots. Niet eerder presenteerde Concordia een expositie met alleen videokunst. ‘We vinden het belangrijk om de diversiteit aan beeldende kunst te laten zien. Videokunstenaars kunnen ons in een wereld vol bewegende beelden en mediageweld, nog steeds de schoonheid van dit fenomeen laten zien. Doel is om de aandacht weer op het medium vestigen, om film niet alleen een gebruiksvoorwerp te laten zijn,’ aldus Petra Boonstra, programmeur beeldende kunst bij Concordia. De expositie wordt zaterdagmiddag 27 augustus geopend, Langestraat 56, Enschede.
SCREENING ”FOYER”, LONDON BIENNALE MANILA POLLINATION: SYNCHRONISATIONS – SYNCOPATIONS, MANILA, PHILIPPINES
The London Biennale Manila Pollination aims to challenge and transform the notion of the art world ‘biennale’ as a large state or corporate-sponsored event, with artists selected by curators based on their geographical location, citizenship, nationality, race and ethnicity, by throwing open borders and encouraging a more intimate and community-based dialogue between the artists and audiences. The first ever pollination in Manila, Philippines, will take place in September 2016. It explores built, temporary, and imagined architecture for sharing culture and inter-connectedness. It is organised by artists Josephine Turalba and Steph Palallos. There will be various exhibitions and live events in different venues in Rome as well, throughout the month of May 2016. Throughout the succeeding month of June 2016 there will more exhibitions and events in London, England. The film ”Foyer” will be shown in 98B COLLABoratory, Escolta Manila, Philippines.
SCREENING ”FOYER”, TRANSART TRIENNALE BERLIN 2016: THE IMPERCEPTIBLE SELF, UFERSTUDIOS, BERLIN, DE
This month my short film ”Foyer” will be screened at the Transart Triennale in Berlin at the Uferstudios. Provoking, testing, debating, playing and running with the theme coined by philosopher Rosi Braidotti – “The Imperceptible Self”; this Transart Triennale will open up spaces for sharing and experiencing creative practices driven by questions of how the peripatetic, nomadic states of contemporary existence negotiate “thresholds of sustainability” via ideas of the subject-in-becoming; ego-less identities; otherness; collective horizons and the spaces in between. Uferstudio’s, Badstrasse 41A (Gate 1), Berlin.
The Triennale will culminate in a dedicated issue of ELSE journal to be published in December 2016. Read it here.
EXHIBITION, NOTHING HAPPENS, CHÉRIE SUNDAYS, BERLIN, DE
The next Chérie Sundays session in Berlin is coming up, a monthly cultural showcase featuring a range of live acts, including music sets, performances, exhibitions, installations and screenings. All artists were asked to send their response to the theme ‘Nothing Happens’. The exhibition will be open on Sunday the 26th of June, from 12.00 to 19.00 at Chérie Sundays, Hobrechtstr. 65/66, Berlin.
Photo: Jessica Wolfelsperger
SCREENING ”FOYER”, INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILMFESTIVAL OBERHAUSEN, DE
MAKING HYBRIDS: CURATED BY JANIS RAFA, EYE FILM INSTITUTE, AMSTERDAM, NL
My short film ‘Foyer’ will be part of Making Hybrids, where it will have its premiere at the EYE Film Institute. EYE presents the exhibition Close-Up – A New Generation of Film and Video Artists in the Netherlands. Artists Janis Rafa, Felix Burger, Helen Dowling and Melanie Bonajo were invited by EYE on Art and The One Minutes, a foundation set up to collect and screen the best one-minute video films, to put together a full evening’s programme. During the month of March, museums and cultural spaces around the world subscribed to The One Minutes Series will show the film ‘Foyer’ at their venues:
Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht (NL)
Dortmunder U (DE)
East China Normal University, Shanghai (CN)
Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, Amsterdam (NL)
Museum de Fundatie, Zwolle (NL)
Museum Hilversum (NL)
WOW, Amsterdam (NL)
SCREENING ‘SOMEWHERE’, KERSVERS, International Film Festival Assen, THE NETHERLANDS
During the first International Film Festival Assen focused on young female directors my short film ‘Somewhere’ will be screened. After the screening I will give a Q&A to the audience.
SCREENING ‘SOMEWHERE’, NOORDELIJK FILM FESTIVAL, LEEUWARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
SCREENING ‘SOMEWHERE’, VPRO DORST, DUTCH PUBLIC BROADCASTING, THE NETHERLANDS
EXHIBITION, TENT ACADEMY AWARD, KUVA X TILA GALLERY, HELSINKI, FINLAND
TENT ACADEMY AWARD (NOMINATED) & EXHIBITION, WITTE DE WITH CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, ROTTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS
‘Somewhere’ is nominated for the TENT Academy Award for best graduation film. The TAA 2014 brings together the best video art from all Dutch art academies and from host country Finland this summer. All nominated works can be seen in TENT from 13 July to 17 August and will be screened at Gogbot (Enschede), Impakt (Utrecht), Euroshort Film Festival (Gdansk) and Leeds International Film Festival (Leeds). The TAA exhibition will then travel to the Kuva x Tila Gallery from 5 to 21 December and to the Augusta Gallery rom March to April 2015, both in Helsinki.
EXHIBITION, ERNSTIG GESCHIKT, BEST GRADUATES 2014, CIRCA…DIT, ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS
NOMINATION WIM BORS YOUNG MASTER AWARD & EXHIBITION, MEDIA ART FESTIVAL, LEEUWARDEN, THE NETHERLANDS
‘Somewhere’ is nominated for the Wim Bors Young Master Award. The Meda Art Festival hosts an exhibition of young and talented media artists who recently graduated and is a platform for performances, discussion evenings and workshops.
MENZIS YOUNG TALENT, MENZIS CONTEMPORARY ART COLLECTION, THE NETHERLANDS
De Kunstdames acquired ‘Somewhere’ commissioned by the Menzis Contemporary Art Collection.
PUBLICATION, ESSAYS ”DE VAL” & ”VERDUBBELD BEWUSTZIJN”, MISTER MOTLEY MAGAZINE
This summer I completed a BFA in Fine Art at the Academy Minerva, while graduating with a BA in Philosophy of Science and a Bsc in Psychology at the University of Groningen. Contemporary art magazine Mister Motley published two of my bachelor theses, ‘De Val’ (Fine Art) and ‘Verdubbeld Bewustzijn’ (Philosophy of Science).
WINNER KUNSTSTIPENDIUM 2014 AWARD, USVA, THE NETHERLANDS
My performance, short film and composition for a Dutch lullaby have been awarded the Kunststipendium 2014 by HanzeCAST, Cultureel Studentencentrum Usva and the Kunstraad Groningen.
PERFORMANCE WITH PROFESSOR, CHOIR, SHEEP, SHEPHERDS AND 360 VIDEO INSTALLATION, FORUM IMAGES, GRONINGEN, THE NETHERLANDS
During an unannounced performance I directed and produced the characters of the film ‘Somewhere’ were reintroduced to a live audience. The performance took place during a lecture I organised titled ‘Dreams & Film’ with Douwe Draaisma (Prof. Dr. in History of Psychology, University of Groningen). By using five large scale film projections, showing the original film scene from three different angles, I recreated the architecture of the film set in the lecture room, which is a former cinema room. The Philharmonic Choir Grønn interrupted the lecture and performed the lullaby ‘Sleep Child Sleep, Outside Walks a Sheep’. Professional shepherds Luuc Bos and Bouke Arends guided a herd of sheep through the room.
EXHIBITION, #SEEMETAKEOVER – TIMES SQUARE, SEE ME GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY
PROJECT MAPPING, THE CREATIVE RISING, SEE ME GALLERY, NEW YORK CITY
EXHIBITION, THE STORY OF THE CREATIVE, ANGEL ORENSANZ FOUNDATION, NEW YORK CITY
OPEN STUDIOS, HUNTER COLLEGE, NEW YORK CITY, UNITED STATES
In January 2013 I started an exchange semester at Hunter College in NYC. During my semester we will organise an Open Studios exhibition at the BFA building.