'Walls of Freedom' by author Basma Hamdy was featured in the expanded edition of 'The Design of Dissent, Expanded Edition: Greed, Nationalism, Alternative Facts, and the Resistance'. The publication is edited by Glaser, Milton, and Mirko Ilic and published by Rockport Publishers, 2018.
Photographic portraits and the possible agency of the sitter
1 October 2018
Judith van IJken presents the lecture 'Work in progress: Les cliches sont conservés/Photographic portraits and the possible agency of the sitter' at the third session of art_research_convergance (ARC), an outreach initiative of Leiden University for artistic research.
Suzan performs the solo dance performance SEI set to a solo violin composition by Johan Sebastian Bach remixed live by Giuliano Bracci at the PhDArts Conference at the Academy of Creative and Performing Arts, Leiden University and at Broedplaats Lely, Amsterdam.
Basma Hamdy’s chapter “ The Arabic Language as Creative Resistance” was published in the book Street Art of Resistance edited by Sarah H. Awad and Brady Wagoner published in London by Palgrave Macmillan, 2018.
Andrea Stultiens presents the solo exhibition 'Ebifananyi' at the Uganda Museum. She exhibits photography collections and visual material upon which the eight publications entitled ‘Ebifananyi’ are based. The publications form the core of her PhD research project.
Andrea Stultiens presents at the Contemporary Documentary Practices research seminar. Stultiens will outline the way photo collections and archives in Uganda form the basis for the method of research in and through the arts.
Yota Ioannidou launches a new thematic chapter of events and exhibitions at State of Concept, which will explore the concept of justice under the title "Department of Justice". It launches with the solo exhibition "A Case Of Perpetual No" by Yota Ioannidou, co-produced with DAI
Anja Groten gives a talk and workshop entitled 'Tools for Co-creation and Situated Making' at the graduate conference In/Equalities at the Department of Gender Studies at Central European University in Budapest.
Joost Grootens contributes the essay ‘Complexity and Contradiction in Map Design’ to Back Office #2, French bilingual annual magazine on graphic design and digital practices, published by Éditions B42. The launch of this issue takes place at La Gaîté Lyrique, Paris on May 2nd.
Joost Grootens co-edited and designed the book ‘Atlas of the Copenhagens’ that includes his essay ‘The Rhetoric of Withholding Judgment’. Published by Ruby Press. The book launch takes place at KADK, Copenhagen on April 17th.
The Selfie-Junkie, The Fool, The Animal, The Glossary, The Angry, The Collector Of Proverbs, And So On
16 March – 20 April 2018
Eleni Kamma presents work in progress within the research project Casting Call in a solo exhibition at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Brussels. Casting Call is an investigation into Europe featuring a parade of cultural allegories.
Andrea Stultiens is invited by Hanze University of Applied Sciences, Groningen to organise and curate Unfixing Histories as part of her PhD research. Participating art spaces are Galerie Block C, SIGN, USVA, Academie Minerva en Noorderlicht Fotogalerie.
As part of the miniconference ‘Religionism and Historicism’ of the Master Program Study of Religion: Western Esotericism, Suzan Tunca gives the lecture ‘Physica Sacra (Faivre) / Corps de Résurrection (Corbin)’.
University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam (NL)
Demand the Impossible
17 January 2018
Jonas Staal contributes the essay 'Eis het onmogelijke' (Demand the Impossible) to Issue 3, 2018 of Dutch language journal De Groene Amsterdammer.
In a large exihibition at FOMU Andrea Stultiens exhibits all the photography collections and visual material upon which the eight publications entitled ‘Ebifananyi’ are based. The publications form the core of her PhD.
The project Writing Performance by Lilo Nein deals with performance as a multi-medial translation process enabled by collaboration. It is part of Nein's long-term research about the function of writing and the use of translation within performative practices.
Andrea Stultiens contributes to the ACASA 17th Triennial Symposium on African Art in the panel Handling/Manipulating Photographs in Africa: New Perspectives in Photography History I, organised by Marian Nur Goni and Erika Nimis with a paper titled 'Beyond the Photograph: Ekifananyi Kya Muteesa/The King Has Been Pictured’.
Women’s Work in Revolt! Feminist Struggle and Insurrectionary Memory
30 June – 1 July 2017
Yota Ioannidou contributes to this event that adresses the marginalisation of ‘women's work’ and feminist debates on labour in public discourse.
Dourou-Dourouti Square, Kerameikos, Athens (GR)
16 June 2017
Eleni Kamma's project ‘Why relooking at caricature today?’ supported by ArBA-EsA (Royal Academy of Arts, Brussels) has been selected to for a grant in the framework of artistic research in Belgium.
Bad Taste, The fiftieth year of the occupation
2 June – 29 July 2017
Thalia Hoffman exhibits her video work ‘Sham (There)’ in this group exhibition curated by Efrat Livny at gallery Minus 1.
Tel Aviv (IL)
After the Fact. Propaganda in the 21st Century
30 May – 17 September 2017
Jonas Staal participates in this group exhibition, curated by Stephanie Weber, that looks at the concept of propaganda in order to broaden its definition in light of the societal, political and technological developments of the 21st century.
On the occasion of Session 15, k.g. Guttman will give a lecture performance drawing from her works ranging from the most recent one, ‘I asked the audience to close one eye’ (2016), to an early project ‘Elapse I & II’ (2006).
New Unions, organized by Jonas Staal in collaboration with Democracy in Europe Movement 2025 (DiEM25), is an artistic and political campaign that departs from the current political, economic, humanitarian, and environmental crisis of Europe with the aim of assembling representatives of transdemocratic movements and organizations to propose scenarios for new future unions.
Communication as strategic action: Towards a design method that relates theory and practice
4 May 2017
Els Kuijpers gave a lecture entitled ‘Design Education: Expanding the mindset’, at this conference held at Grafist21 Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University. The publication 'Design Education: Expanding the mindset’ is forthcoming (2017).
Danne Ojeda has won the international A'Design Award in the category of ‘Interior Space and Exhibition Design’, 2016–2017 for the exhibition ‘B.O.O.K. BASIC OBJECT OF KNOWLEDGE: THE CONTEMPORARY BOOK AND ITS MODEL’ that she curated and designed.
Eleni Kamma participates in the group exhibition ‘Terra Mediterranea: In Action’, an exhibition of contemporary art, a conference and a series of parallel actions organised by the Pierides Foundation and the Nicosia Municipal Arts Centre (NiMAC) and is curated by Dr Yiannis Toumazis.
Together with Lisa Kuitert Danne Ojeda curated this exhibition that analyzes the relationship between the book as a concept and the book as an object of communication, held at the Book & Manuscript Studies department of the University of Amsterdam.
Visiting hours: Mondays to Fridays from 9:00 – 17:00 hours
New Unions, organized by Jonas Staal in collaboration with DiEM25, is an artistic and political campaign that departs from the current political, economic, humanitarian, and environmental crisis of Europe with the aim of assembling representatives of transdemocratic movements and organizations to propose scenarios for new future unions.
The solo exhibition 'The Variational Status' at the ar/ge kunst is the first public presentation of a research project by artist Riccardo Giacconi that investigates the relationship between a range of narrative forms (puppetry, street storytellers, flyers and pamphlets) and a series of pre-political acts of revolt staged between Italy and South America.
To obtain her doctoral degree visual artist Sophie Ernst will publicly defend her research project entitled THE MAGIC OF PROJECTION; AUGMENTATION AND IMMERSION IN MEDIA ART. The public defense takes place in two stages.
Eleni Kamma participates in this group exhibition at Academie voor Beeldende Kunst, Vormgeving en Popcultuur – Minerva. Opening: 27 October, 15.00 -17.30h
With: Andrea Stultiens, Harold Koopmans, Ahmet Polat, Elke Uijtewaal, Herman van Hoogdalem
Found Khatt: A Typographic Journey through Egypt
24 – 29 October 2016
Basma Hamdy's ongoing project with Noha Zayed “Found Khatt: A Typographic Journey through Egypt” will be part of the exhibition “Cairo Now! City Incomplete” curated by Mohamed ElShahed at Dubai Design Week, which captures, for the first time under one roof, Cairo’s current design culture.
Gordiaanse knoop, de langzame mars van de instituties
19 October 2016
This essay written by Jack Segbars was published in Metropolis M, #5, 2016. In this essay Segbars reflects on the recent turmoil concerning the presentation platforms for the arts in The Netherlands and Belgium and the changed relation of these artistic platforms vis à vis politics.
17 – 19 October 2016
Basma Hamdy will give a workshop and a talk at the AIGA Design conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Studio Joost Grootens designed the publication 'Findings on Light', the third volume in PARS’ 'Atlas of Creative Thinking', curated and edited by Hester Aardse & Astrid Alben and published by Lars Müller Publishers.
PANEL CHAIR FOR THE VISUAL ART & DESIGN CATEGORY, THE UNDERGRADUATE AWARDS 2016
22 September 2016
Danne Ojeda is panel chair for the Visual Art & Design category of the Undergraduate Awards that recognises and rewards innovative young thinkers across 25 disciplines from business and engineering to visual arts.
As part of their long term collaboration with the Van Abbemuseum that started in 2013, Studio Joost Grootens made the 'Museum Index', a graphic system that allows visitors to oversee the collection and to keep track of possible changes (f.i. loans, new acquisitions).
Eleni Kamma participates in this festival held at Palais de Tokyo, where more than 30 artists based in Brussels, comprising of visual artists, performers, choreographers and video makers, will show their work.
Andrea Stultiens gives a presentation at this conference entitled 'Past and Present places; Evaluating solicited responses to Eng M.W. Wambwa’s situated photographs' and presents the exhibition 'Laten Zien'.
Eleni Kamma contributes to this series of one-week course that feature seven lecturers, academics and selected doctoral students who will reflect on the value of artist placements in non-arts organisations, such as business, political and science bodies.
Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) and Aalto University School of Arts and the Nida Art Colony, Neringa (LT)
Basma Hamdy's book 'Walls of Freedom' was chosen among 31 design projects in the latest 'What Design Can Do' publication 'What Africa Can Do for Europe', which celebrates projects from Africa that have the power to inspire Europe and the world.
For this exhibition Brigitte Kovacs, in cooperation with designer Markus Vogler, creates a space-filling text installation, which features the experience of an imaginary walk through the exhibition space. Opening 8 April 2016, 19.00
Kunsthalle Linz, Fräulein Florentine Platz 1, Linz (AT)
RED DOT ON TOUR IN 2016: DESIGN AUF DEM PODEST (DESIGN ON THE PODIUM)
1 April – 19 June 2016
The show presents the winning entries of 2015 red dot award communication design, where the exhibition design B.O.O.K. Basic Object of Knowledge: The Contemporary Book and its Model, by Danne Ojeda, was awarded in the Spatial Design category.
Basel School of Design, Spalenvorstadt 2 in Basel and Galerie Graf & Schelble, Spalenvorstadt 14 in Basel (CH)
Het ABC van de collectie
27 March – 22 May 2016
For the Municipal Museum in Schiedam Studio Joost Grootens made a series of spatial infographics in the museum galleries that show how the collection has expanded over the last fifteen years.
WORLD’S BEST COMMUNICATION DESIGN AND HIGHLIGHTS FROM NRW
18 March – 29 May 2016
The show presents the winning entries of 2015 Red Dot Award Communication Design, where the exhibition design 'B.O.O.K. Basic Object of Knowledge: The Contemporary Book and its Model' by Danne Ojeda, was awarded in the Spatial Design category.
Yota Ioannidou takes part in the public series of events entitled ‘The Kids Want Communism’, marking the ninety-nine years to the Bolshevik Revolution. Opening MoBY-Museums of Bat Yam: February 25, 20.00–23.00
The New World Summit, organized by Jonas Staal, presents ‘New World Summit: Stateless Democracy’, a three-day assembly that explores the possibilities of uncoupling the practice of democracy from the construct of the nation-state.
On Wednesday 9 December at 13.45 visual artist Ruchama Noorda publicly defends her dissertation entitled ℞eform at Leiden University. The exhibition ℞eFormat takes place in the Gallery of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague from 27 November until 14 December 2015. This exhibition presents art work that Noorda made within the framework of her PhD research.
This talk that Andrea Stultiens gives at Photo Kathmandu is a public brainstorm on the way history and photographic documentations relate to each other, based on the work of three Ugandan photographers.
BASIC OBJECT OF KNOWLEDGE [B.O.O.K.]: THE CONTEMPORARY BOOK AND ITS MODEL, exhibition-installation curated and designed by Danne Ojeda as part of her PhDArts research trajectory, is awarded the international Red Dot Design Award: Communication Design 2015.
In the section of this exhibition 'Keep the Best of Your Life' Andrea Stultiens showcases the ways in which Ugandans have presented and are presenting themselves, through a selection of images from the collection of History in Progress Uganda and the work of contemporary Ugandan photographers.
The exhibition Simuda Nyuma – Forward Ever Backward Never (2015) curated by Robinah Nansubuga (UG) and Andrea Stultiens (NL) offers work by nine Ugandan artists and two groups of students, one from Uganda Christian University in Mukono and one from Akademie Minerva in Groningen.
Yota Ioannidou participates in this exhibition that investigates the relations between the production of art and knowledge through different incursions into the collective discussion about the concept of artistic research.
K.G. Guttman’s article entitled ‘Conversation’ appears in La Centrale’s most recent publication ‘Feminist Impact on Contemporary Art, La Centrale at 40 !!/L’impact féministe sur l’art actuel, La Centrale à 40 ans !!’.
Lilo Nein shows the work "The Audience is Present – A Translation", at Galerie 5020. Opening April 29, 2015 at 7.00 p.m. After a transformation of the exhibition there is a second opening on June 3, 2015.
Ato Malinda presents her video work “On Fait Ensemble” as part of the exhibition “The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory, and Hell Revisited by Contemporary African Artists,” at the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution.
Andrea Stultiens presents her PhD reseach at this symposium that questions and discusses how artists and designers can intervene in the political domain in an artistic way and influence political awareness. The symposium is held at the Academie Minerva from 10.00-18.00.
Photography's Shifting Terrain:Emerging Histories & New Practices
8 – 10 March 2015
Andrea Stultiens presents her PhD research at this conference that focusses on the photographic cultures of the Middle East, North Africa and Asia, undertaking new explorations of photography's past and present.
The 4th New World Summit, an artistic and political organization founded by Jonas Staal, takes place in a parliament built inside the KVS, hosting twenty representatives of ‘stateless states’ worldwide.
The film and installation Art, Property of Politics (2010) by Jonas Staal will be presented in the exhibition Politics Within: “When John Berger made the Ways of Seeing series back in 1972, he recognized the political as already inherited within the art field, casting doubt at the common understanding of art history. (..) Based on Berger's understanding of the context: "Everything around the image is parts of its meaning, everything around it confirms and consolidates its meaning," the exhibition presents the different positions artists take in relation to the ideologies of the image, its representational role and the strategies of its deconstruction (subversion).”
A lecture held by Jonas Staal during the symposium 'Whose Terms?'. This symposium, will focus on key terms that have come to define social practice over the last two or more decades, in addition to more speculative terms, with a view to critically considering the assumptions upon which such works and their reception are made possible.
Danne Ojeda's book "The Path to Modernity: Mexican Modern Painting" is selected to be exhibited at the Milan Design Week. It is exhibited by Edition Lidu and is a contender for the ABW International Award.
Ruchama Noorda participates in the project: Spectacular Subdivision. High Desert Test Sites and Monte Vista Projects present this group project curated by Jay Lizo. This three-day exhibition invites artists to reflect on questions of housing and real estate in the aftermath of the 2008 housing market crisis. What does housing mean to artists in relation to their practice? How has the mortgage meltdown affected artists? How have forms of domesticity and shelter shaped artists' practices?….
Specialist from diverse knowledge pools of disciplines will highlight the merits, drawbacks and obstructions on transforming an inner city neighbourhood into a nature sanctuary. The symposium is meant to engage policy makers, scientists, bee activists, housing corporations and local residents into a fruitful discussion.
A lecture by Delphine Bedel at the Sheffield Hallam University. In 2012-2013 Sheffield Hallam's Fine Art Transmission Lecture Series was a discursive platform to address the theme of AGENCY (Labour, Work, Action), developed in collaboration with Art Sheffield 2013. This year the series follows this collaboration to consider Art Sheffield’s theme of ZERO HOURS, adding the sub-title: what artists do.
Sheffield Hallam University
HOME: Lines, Places, Stories
14 – 15 March 2014
With this presentation Sophie Ernst participates in the international conference "Figurer l'exil" at the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l'Homme.
A lecture by Delphine Bedel and Eva Fotiadi. 'In our paper we will retrace relations between (the stories and practices of) Willem Sandberg and Pontus Hultén in the 60's. In the context of the recent interest in the histories of exhibitions and of curating, we will attempt to revisit and reevaluate the legacy of their unique collaboration.' (Reservation necessary, Panel Museotopias/Part 1,)
K.G. Guttman will give a performance and present her research on transitions in performance.
Studio 303, Montreal (CA)
Walls of Freedom
1 March 2014
Basma Hamdy published her book ‘Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution’ portraying the first three years of the Egyptian revolution told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance.
Danne Ojeda receives the distinction ASIA'S TOP DESIGNERS in the last edition of the Singapore Design Awards 2014 (SDA). Entries submitted for the SDA are assessed by a selected panel of industry experts from Singapore, South Korea, Hong Kong, Japan, USA, India and Malaysia.
Delphine Bedel contributes to this book that aims to index the most exemplary projects internationally from those who seek to change the rules of the game, and will look at the activities in relation to philosophies and theories of education.
Yvan Martinez, Darren Raven and Joshua Trees (eds) Publisher Booksfromthefuture, London
Delphine Bedel organizes together with David Veldhoen and Taak an expert meeting with, among others, artists, historians, botanists to explore the scenarios to save the VU Hortus and prevent its definitive closure in June 2014.
Artist Jonas Staal and BAK, basis voor actuele kunst conjoin their efforts to launch a new academy that invites political organizations invested in the progressive political project to share with artists and students their views on the role of art and culture in political struggles.
Sophie Ernst participates in the symposium "Sites of Construction: Exhibitions and the making of recent art history in Asia" at the Asia Art Archive in Hong Kong with a talk entitled "Idealised Enclosures".
BEL’S PELGRIMAGE. ROUTE VAN RUCHAMA NOORDA
20 – 27 October 2013
Ruchama Noorda has created a walking route through the landscape of Limburg, in the framework of the project Life in the Woods.
Danne Ojeda collaborates with SAM, Singapore Art Museum (Singapore) with the design of brochure, poster, exhibition identity, exhibition design, environmental graphics, street banner and print collaterals.
Danne Ojeda’s book ‘The Path to Modernity: Mexican Modern Painting’ is exhibited in ART BOOKS WANTED (ABW) EXHIBITION. The exhibition follows the ABW International Award 2013 where the book has been awarded ‘Best Art Catalogue’.
PhDArts student Andrea Stultiens is announced the winner of the third edition of the "GD4PhotoArt - Photography meets Industry" photography contest. The exhibition at Pinacotexa Nazionale shows work from all nominees.
The book designed by Danne Ojeda, ‘Amanda Heng—Speak To Me, Walk With Me’ won a Gold Award (print category) at the 24th edition of the Singapore Design Awards 2012 (Designers Association Singapore, Design Business Chamber Singapore).
Ellen de Bruijne Projects is pleased to present a summer exhibition dedicated to contemporary painting: an experimental exhibition for the gallery (this is the first group exhibition of paintings ever made in the gallery) and one organized through lines of friendship and peer-dialogue, both in Amsterdam and internationally. With PhDArts student WJM Kok.
Apogee, a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation
6 August – 20 September 2011
PhDArts student WJM Kok participates in the group exhibition APOGEE - a compilation of solitude, ecology and recreation, featuring a series of readings and musical iinterventions, a presentation of the book of the same title and an exhibition of participating artists in conjunction with nüans.
Match # 3 is the third in a series of exhibitions in K09 where a talented recently graduated artist (Clemens Neumann) from Groningen makes a show with-and in collaboration with- an artist from elsewhere (PhDArts student WJM Kok). This artist plays in this whole a coaching role. The presentation takes place in the context of talent development titled "Groningse Nieuwe ', initiated by the City of Groningen.