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Stipendium for Emerging Artists 

01.10.2020 - 01.09.2021 - Mondriaan Fund (NL)

For the upcoming year, my practice is generously supported by the Mondriaan Fund Stipendium for Emerging Artists. 

The grant is meant for promising Dutch visual artists (or artists based in the Netherlands) that have finished their education no later than four years ago. With this stipendium the Mondriaan Fund aims to stimulate the artistic development and cultural enterprise of starting or emerging artists. It can be used for everything related to the development of new work, for example to compensate costs for material, to do research or to execute projects in the Netherlands or abroad.

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Published: A Loveletter to Pierre Hughe’s Work ‘Untilled’

24.11.2020 - Loveletters to an Artwork Project, Zürich (CH)

For the Loveletters to an Artwork project, I wrote this love letter to Pierre Huyghe's work Untilled. When I was in the second year of the Academy of Fine Arts Maastricht, this work made a lasting impression on me, leading me to think about coincidence, context, and non-art. The letter itself speaks more indirectly about these themes; about white greyhounds with ghostly appearances, a visit to the den of the beast, and about a huge compost pile at Documenta. Go read it and contribute a letter yourself if you want to share your love. Love Letter to an Artwork is a project by Eline Kersten and Joris Burla.

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Exhibition: Exploded View 

05.02.2021 - 15.03.2021 - Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam (NL)

Exploded View invites makers and thinkers from various disciplines to explore transitional landscapes from their heritage background. The goal is to make the various layers visible and experiential, as in an ‘exploded view’, in order to develop new perspectives and visions on these parks within a contemporary urban environment. The project focuses on the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica in Rome and the Amstelpark in Amsterdam. Exploded View brings together artists, designers, landscape architects and stakeholders with the public to activate these very diverse parks for the future.

Exploded View is a collaboration between Gert-Jan Burgers (Director CLUE+/Heritage studies Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), Krien Clevis (curator Appian Park) and Alice Smits (curator Zone2Source, Amstelpark), with the Parco Regionale dell’Appia Antica and the Accademia di Belli Arti in Rome, as well as the Cultural Heritage Agency, Amsterdam/Amersfoort.

Participating Artists: Jasper Coppes, Maarten Davidse, Pavèl van Houten, Eline Kersten i.s.m. Jacqueline Heerema, Wouter Osterholt, Daniela de Paulis, Miriam Sentler, Silvia Stucky, Curdin Tones i.s.m. Frank Müller, Leonid Tsvetkov en Paola Romoli Venturi.

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Presentation: Artistic Research Group

12.02.2021 - ASCA, Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis, Amsterdam (NL)

The Artistic Research Research Group focuses on Artistic Research as a new approach to tackling research questions and it aims at promoting the exchange of ideas between artists and scholars from a wide range of fields and disciplines. As a discipline itself, Artistic Research develops a discursive form of communicating research results in parallel with a non-discursive, artistic practice. A series of five seminars will be organized to promote the exchange of ideas and experiences among artistic researchers and others interested in the field, and during which members of the group will present their research and receive feedback from their peers. One or two artistic researchers who have recently completed their PhD’s will be invited to share their process with the participants of the seminars.

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Residency: USF United Sardine Factory, Bergen, Norway

16.09.2021 - 09.12.2021 - USF, Bergen (NO)

From September until December 2021, I will stay at the USF Residency in Bergen to research the historical and mythical origins of Western oil production. Fossil Fuel Mnemosyne is a new project investigating the triangle of the natural, the industrial, and the mythical within fossil fuel landscapes. More specifically, it tracks the fossil industry’s deployment of cultural symbols and narratives within its working and branding techniques, characterized by naming their oil platforms after ancient heroes. Using the mediums of installation, text, audio and video, I would like to track these unlikely connections and make them visible to the public.

The United Sardine Factory (USF) was once the largest cannery in Norway. USF is located at the Georgernes Verft by the seaside in central Bergen. The old factory is transformed into a multiple art- and cultural arena which is unique in size and variety, according to both Norwegian and international standards. Art and culture are produced, organised and passed on in several forms and genres. USF Verftet is run by the Stiftelsen Kulturhuset USF foundation. Through a yearly open call, an average of eight international artists are selected for a residency at USF’s studio and workshop facilities and accommodation.

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