Category Archives: exhibitions and activities – Graduates

To Whom It May Concern, Raphael Langmair solo at P/////AKT, Amsterdam

Pakt-image-1024x808MFA graduate Raphael Langmair (2012) has a solo presentation at P/////AKT, Amsterdam – opening saturday march 12, 2016  20.00 -24.00 h.

In 2016 P/////AKT is focusing on the conceptual legacy of Marcel Broodthaers’ 1964 work Le Pense-Bête and its relevance in current discourse. P/////AKT will outline six aspects of Le Pense-Bête, each of which comprises a solo exhibition, a public event, and an essay. The second aspect deals with transition, gesture and authenticity. The act of rendering his collected poems illegible by casting them in plaster is exemplary for the transitory qualities of Broodthaers’ artistic practice.

Pense-Bête II
Object: As an act

Raphael Langmair
To Whom It May Concern

Reflected upon by Elise van Mourik
Essay by Maxine Kopsa

Opening: Saturday 12 March, 20 – 24 hrs
13 March – 10 April 2016
(Thu-Sun, 14-18 hrs)

Solo Rozemarijn Westerink

MFA alumnus Rozemarijn Westerink (2007) has a solo exhibition coming up at Galerie Majke Husstege in Den Bosch. The exhibition opens on sunday october 25th, 16.00 h.

Westerink will show an installation of wall drawings and work on paper.

More info here and here

Rozemarijn Westerink

Rozemarijn Westerink

Politics of Installation II, P/////AKT Amsterdam – opening sat june 13, 20.00 h

MFA tutor Bas van den Hurk exhibits at P/////AKT, Amsterdam with Hans Demeulenaere (B) and guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer (B) and Lorelinde Verhees.


“By taking aesthetic responsibility in a very explicit way for the design of the installation space, the artist reveals the hidden sovereign dimension of the contemporary democratic order that politics, for the most part, tries to conceal.” – Boris Groys

Politics of Installation is a two-part dialogue between Bas van den Hurk and Hans Demeulenaere, in which they examine their own and each other’s practice, in order to form a new series of works and presentation models together. After the first part in Loods 12 in Wetteren (B), the final part is now presented in P/////AKT. A combination of new works and parts of the previous show, will be displayed in a new arrangement.

Bas van den Hurk’s work is on the verge between painting, fashion, sculpture, installation, architecture and performance, by which he addresses the process of making in its various forms. Hans Demeulenaere plays with the perception of space. His work consists of objects, constructions and frames which integrate both sculptural and daily elements. In Politics of Installation, a title that is derived from a text by Boris Groys in 2009, the artists ask themselves to what extent the making of an installation can attach certain (political) meanings to a space. How do we relate to a shared space? How do we negotiate its use and meaning?

The binding factor in the work of Van den Hurk and Demeulenaere is the changing relation between autonomy and heteronomy. For this reason, they offer multiple points of view in this exhibition. They invited guest artists Koenraad Dedobbeleer and Lorelinde Verhees to make a contribution, as well as several text writers and especially the audience. In this way, the physical space of P/////AKT becomes a ‘place for negotiation’, where the artists engage in a dialogue on the work and the arrangement of the space. Art work and exhibition element will merge somewhere between showing and looking.

Also, an art historical line will be drawn by means of architectural interventions. Bas van den Hurk (re-)constructs a concrete circular element, based on the work of Belgian architect Juliaan Lampens, who introduced the ‘open plan living’ in the 1960’s. He will also present clothing works in collaboration with Sanne Jansen, paintings and bottles with remains from the painting process. Hans Demeulenaere shows a combination of existing and new work, amongst which a reconstruction of a part of the Sonsbeek-pavilion from 1965-’66, built by Aldo van Eyck. Recently, this pavilion was rebuilt in the sculpture garden of Kröller-Müller Museum.

Politics of Installation, part 2 is the third exhibition in the series Not Making Sense As Something Else, which is reflected upon by Freek Lomme (moderator) and Marnie Slater (writer).

Don’t you wonder sometimes? (A formulary for a new heterotopy)


(Thomas Raat, ‘Grid’, 2012)

Current MFA student Maarten Spons and graduate Lorelinde Verhees (2011) participate in a group exhibition, as part of the Eindhoven Psych Lab.

Expo curated by Glenn Peeters (Radar Men From The Moon) and Pernilla Ellens. Location: Nulzes, opening June 4, 7 pm, with performances and drinks. June 5 / 6 / 7, open from 11 am – 8 pm.

In Sound and Vision, David Bowie sings about the moment of wonder in place and time, in which ideas and inspiration can emerge. It is this moment of wonder that is expressed in the exhibition, that will show a mixture of works, artists and methods. Quoting from pop culture and philosophy, the exhibition functions as a temporary autonomous zone.
The works are fascinating expressions of individual research and will contribute to the festival ambiance, but in the show autonomy, depth and originality will be preserved. Don’t you wonder sometimes? expands the visual side of modern psych. With Marijn van Kreij, Gaia van Egmond, Thomas Raat, Lorelinde Verhees, Glenn Peeters and Maarten Spons.

You’re cordially invited!

Everything arranges itself around it: solo exhibition Pim Kersten at Arti Capelli

MFA graduate Pim Kersten (2012) has a solo exhibition coming up at Arti Capelli, Den Bosch. Opening may 31st, 16.00 h. The exhibition runs until July 25th.

Pim Kersten

Tramaine de Senna at the HISK Open Studio’s

MFA graduate Tramaine de Senna (2013) participates in the Open Studio’s at the HISK, in Ghent, Belgium.

HISK Open Studios 2015

Friday 29 May (2-8 pm)
Saturday 30 May (2-8 pm)
Sunday 31 May (2-8 pm)
Monday 1 June (2-8 pm)

The HISK offers a postacademic course in audiovisual and visual art. The institute provides 24 young artists from Belgium and abroad with a studio of their own for two years.

more info here

Daan Gielis and Tramaine de Senna in The Fallibility of Formulation – Cruz & Gomez


MFA graduates Daan Gielis and Tramaine de Senna (2013) both participate in a group exhibition at Cruz & Gomez in Genk, Belgium. Opening friday may 22nd, 19.00 h. Also limited edition prints by the participating artists will be sold.

Daan Gielis participates in TRASH, Eastmen Gallery Hasselt

MFA graduate Daan Gielis (2013) currently participates in the group exhibition TRASH, curated by Koen van den Broek at Eastmen Gallery, Hasselt (B).


Book launch: MFA AKV | St.Joost presents Functions of Myth

During Super Book Saturday april 18th at Onomatopee in Eindhoven we presented the publication Functions of Myth, made with last years MFA graduates Paulina Mellado, Dimitris Rentoumis, Alexandros Kaklamanos, Yukari Matsumoto and Laleh Firoozi.

The publication was made to partner a group show with the same name, held last year at Club Solo in Breda. Texts are by Thomas I’Anson and the graduates, Graphic design by Stefano Faoro.

Through short presentations, a performative lecture, a poem and the screenings of works, participants explored the works within the pages and beyond.

The publication is available in the bookshop of Onomatopee in Eindhoven, Club Solo in Breda and the academy’s bookstores at both locations of AKV| St.Joost in Breda and Den Bosch.

AKV|St.Joost presents: Functions of Myth

Coming up: Functions of Myth, the publication made to accompany the group show with the same name by recent MFA graduates, will be presented during Super Book Saturday at Onomatopee, saturday april 18th, 16.00 – 21.00 h  functions

The publication will be presented through a o.a. performance, screening and a talk in conjunction with the publication. Dimitris Rentoumis, Paulina Mellado, Yukari Matsumoto, Laleh Firoozi and Alexandros Kaklamanos will all be exploring the works documented within the pages.

Super Book Saturday is an event combining book presentations, art, music and poetry. Besides the presentation of our publication there will be presentations by Griet Menschaert, Zeepblind Collective, and Movement and Centres, a new book by Joan van Barneveld. Find the full program here

You are cordially invited / hope to see you there! Super Book Saturday, saturday april 18th, 16.00 h Onomatopee, Hallenweg 1C, Eindhoven NL

Functions of Myth, with contributions by Yukari Matsumoto (JP), Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR), Dimitris Rentoumis (GR), Paulina Mellado (CL) and Laleh Firoozi. Text by the artists and Thomas I’Anson (UK), who curated the exhibition. Graphic design by Stefano Faoro (IT).

High Life Low Profile


High Life Low Profile

A 50 min presence and presentation of participants of MFA AKV|St.Joost


Whitney Museum construction site (Highline, corner Gansevoort St/Washington St.) NYC

Sunday March 22, 4 PM

Participants: Dorina Kappatou, Piffin Duvekot, Adriano La Licata, Marta Maseiro, Maud Oonk, Maarten Spons, Tyas Leeuwerink, Katherina Heil, Mohadeseh Rahimitabar, Nguyen Quang Vinh, Katrein Breukers, Danni van Amstel, Lorelinde Verhees, Thomas Bakker, George Korsmit, Erik Hagoort

(The High Line runs from Gansevoort Street – Meatpacking district / West 34th between 10th and 12th avenues

Map available at both ends of the line). 

You are cordially invited. 

Rozemarijn Westerink in the Mirror and Lamp show, Galerie Ton de Boer

MFA graduate Rozemarijn Westerink is included in The Mirror and Lamp show.
29 march – 3 may 2015
Suns and Stars Exhibitions proudly presents
The Mirror and Lamp Show
Opening saturday 28 march at 4 pm
Tim Breukers, Ruth van Beek, Caro Bensca, José Miguel Biscaya, Bonno van Doorn, Eli Content, Sibylle Eimermacher, Berndnaut Smilde, Rozemarijn Westerink, Paul de Reus, Richtje Reinsma, Pieter Jan Kerstens, Merijn Bolink, Maartje Folkeringa, Lotte Geeven, Ellen Mandemaker, Linda Nieuwstad, Daniëlle van Ark, Annegret Kellner, Sjoerd Tim, Eva Spierenburg, Gijs Frieling, Roosmarijn Schoonewelle, Ralph de Jongh, Hanna Mattes, Ionika Aalders, Charlott Markus, Lisa Couwenbergh, Micho Dimitrov, Martijn Hesseling, Reinier Lagendijk, Sander van Deurzen, Petra Noordkamp, Antoinette Nausikaä and Lucas Lenglet.
This spring we’ll stay at the historic country house Jagtlust. The house, the garden and the former inhabitants are imbued with the Romantic principles. The ideological values of the present owner, Natuurmonumenten, are also derived from Romanticism. The title of the exhibition refers to M.H. Abrams’ book about Romantic Theory and the Critical Tradition. “Until the Romantic era, the mind was like a mirror, reflecting the real world. For the Romantics it was more like a lamp, the light of the artists inner soul poured out to illuminate the world”. Here lies the origin of the conflict caused by Romantic notions of authenticity and artistic genius.

AKV | St.Joost MFA presents: publication Functions of Myth


It’s here! AKV | St.Joost MFA presents: Functions of Myth, a publication documenting the work of last years MFA graduates, presented in the exhibition under the same name at Club Solo, Breda.

With contributions by Yukari Matsumoto (JP), Alexandros Kaklamanos (GR), Dimitris Rentoumis (GR), Paulina Mellado (CL) and Laleh Firoozi. Text by the artists and Thomas I’Anson (UK), who curated the exhibition. Graphic design by Stefano Faoro (IT).

Functions of Myth will be presented at Onomatopee, Hallenweg 1C, Eindhoven NL –  time and date to be announced!

‘Unfolded’ solo exhibition Dominique Teufen at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich (CH)


Dominique Teufen, circumvented, 2014, C-print, 100 x 150 cm

MFA graduate Dominique Teufen (2010) has a solo exhibition at Christophe Guye Galerie, Zurich. In her recent series, Dominique Teufen takes on a subject that she began exploring in 2011: the paper trompe-l’oeil.

Opening 25.02, exhibition runs from 26.02 until may 2nd.

My Respects to Madame Bernard – group exhibition with Elsbeth Ciesluk, Raphael Langmair at Momart


Image: Raphael Langmair, Untitled (repetition and difference), 2010 – ongoing

MFA graduates Elsbeth Ciesluk and Raphael Langmair (both 2012) take part in the group exhibition My Respects to Madame Bernard at MoMart, Amsterdam.

With a work in progress of Elsbeth Ciesluk.

Opening: jan. 31, 17.00 – 19.00 h

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Lorelinde Verhees participates in Shift & Drift, TENT. Rotterdam


MFA graduate Lorelinde Verhees (2011) participates in the group exhibition Shift & Drift at TENT. Rotterdam. Shift & Drift celebrates 5 years of city funding for Research and Development in the arts. The exhibition is curated by Eelco Van Der Lingen.

Opening 05.02 20.00 h

Lichun Tseng’s feature film Hometown; screenings at IFFR 2015


MFA Graduate Lichun Tseng (2009) made a collective feature film last year, Hometown, with the Filmwerkplaats Collective in WORM, Rotterdam.  Four directors go in search of traces of heroism in the city, under the guidance of a producer/supervisor and armed with 16mm black-and-white film. A highly visual, experimental, at times difficult but always intriguing operation.

The film will be screened twice during the International Film festival Rotterdam (IFFR), at Lantaren Venster.

Sat. jan 24, 21.30 h, & Wed. jan 28, 21.45, both in Lantaren Venster 2.

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Daan Gielis – STRT KIT #1


MFA graduate Daan Gielis (2013) takes part in the group exhibition STRT KIT #1, opening friday 30.01 between 18.00 – 21.00 h. STRT is a platform that aims for the development of emerging artists.

STRT KIT is an STRT project from Studio Start in collaboration with Extra City Kunsthal and AIR Antwerp and is financially supported by the city of Antwerp. The exhibition runs during the Antwerp Art weekend, 29.01 until 01.02, more info on

Uchinokoto – Ian de Ruiter e.a., CBK Amsterdam

MFA graduate Ian de Ruiter (2011) has a group exhibition and related activities at CBK Amsterdam. A group of nine artists and designers traveled to Japan to research the theme of Uchi, which means ‘house’, ‘family’ and ‘inside’, and in some regions also ‘me’.

The opening will be thursday nov. 27, with a performance by Nina Glockner.

CBK Amsterdam, Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71, 1093 KS Amsterdam

Uchinokoto – house, family, inside and I

Uchinokoto – is gebaseerd op het Japanse woord ‘Uchi’, wat ‘huis’, ‘familie’, ‘binnen’ en in sommige regio’s ‘ik’ betekent. Elk van deze definities is zeer bepalend in het vormen van de basis van iemands identiteit.

Acht kunstenaars en één ontwerper – allen woonachtig in Nederland maar van oorsprong afkomstig uit Japan, Duitsland en Nederland – zijn afgelopen zomer naar Japan geweest en hebben het terrein rondom ʻUchiʼ – origine en identiteit – onderzocht.

In galerie Akibatamabi21 hadden zij 2 maanden de tijd en ruimte om hun inzichten over dit thema vorm te geven. Zij hebben op verschillende wijze uiting gegeven aan het thema door middel van performances, videoʼs, installaties, fotografie, events, lezingen en een blog.

De tentoonstelling die in het CBK Amsterdam plaats zal vinden, worden de resultaten, observaties en ervaringen die de groep in Tokyo heeft opgedaan verder uitgewerkt en vormgegeven.


Sayaka Abe (NL/JP) Video, Installatie/ Nina Glockner (NL/D) Performance, Installatie/
Nicola Kirkaldy (NL/UK) Installatie, Tekeningen/ Judith Leysner (NL) Video, Performance/ Sachi Miyachi (NL/JP) Constructieve installatie, Performance/ Nishiko (NL/JP) Installatie/ Iede Reckman (NL) Installatie, Tekeningen/ Ian de Ruiter (NL) Sculptuur, Installatie/ Makiko Shinoda (NL/JP) Product and Visual design
De tentoonstelling wordt geopend door een perfomance van Nina Glockner.

Ook in Amsterdam zullen er weer veel events omtrent het thema “Uchi” plaatsvinden. Zo is er o.a. een Japans Ontbijt tijdens Art for Breakfast Oost. Ook zullen er verschillende workshops en lezingen gegeven worden en luiden we het nieuwe jaar in met een bijzonder festival. Dit gevolgd door een lezing- en discussie avond met een groep Nederlandse Vormgevers omtrent hun eigen Japan- ervaringen (zie data onderaan en blog voor meer informatie).

Tijdens de tentoonstelling zal de groep samen met vormgeefster Ayumi Higuchi ter plekke werken aan een publicatie; elke deelnemende kunstenaar zal hiervoor vanuit zijn of haar individuele onderzoek op geheel eigen wijze een bijdrage leveren in de vorm die hij of zij nodig acht. De bezoekers kunnen tijdens de tentoonstelling getuige zijn van dit proces.

Tijdens de finissage zal deze unieke publicatie gepresenteerd worden.

Data Events:

Donderdag, 27 November, 17:30 – 20:00: Opening met performance van Nina Glockner

Zondag, 30 November, 10:00 – 14:00, Japans Ontbijt (in het kader van Art for Breakfast Oost)

Donderdag, 11 December, 17:30 – 20:00, “Walking & Seeing” – event met Ian de Ruiter en Sachi Miyachi

Zaterdag, 13 December, 10:30 – 16:30, “Facepainted Masks” – workshop door Judith Leysner Donderdag, 18 December, 17:30 – 20:00, “Miso – Paste – Making” – workshop door Nishiko Zaterdag, 03 Januari, 10:30 – 16:30, New Year Celebration
Donderdag, 08 Januari, “Excellent Post” – workshop door Sayaka Abe en Masaakio Yamada

Zaterdag, 10 Januari, 13:30 – 16:30, “Real Japanese experiences from Dutch creatives“ – lezingen en discussies met o.a. De Intuïtiefabriek, Niek Pulles aka Heyniek en Makiko Shinoda

Donderdag, 15 Januari, 17:30 – 20:00, Finissage en Boekpresentatie

Open Atelier, Yukari Matsumoto e.a., Amsterdam

BK49 Open Atelier Dagen Mailing

MFA graduate Yukari Matsumoto (2014) has open studio days with artist collective BK49, at nov. 22 and 23.

Queso de Cobra, group exhibition Manuel Eiris


Queso de Cobra, group exhibition organized and with work by graduate Manuel Eiris (2011) at Casas da Hedra in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Opening oct. 30, 20.00 h

Participants: Ian Waelder, Ion Macareno, Juán López, Mauro Cerqueira and Pierre Descamps. Organisers: Misha B. Golas and Manuel Eirís.

Like My First Love I Can’t Get You Outta My Head, exhibition Gijs van Lith, RH Contemporary Art, NYC

MFA graduate Gijs van Lith (2013) currently has a solo exhibition at RH Contemporary Art, NYC;

19 Sept – 3 Dec, 2014

The exhibition runs alongside simultaneous exhibitions by MFA tutor Bas van den Hurk; Ghosts and Spectres, Jason Gringler; Dark Windows, and Refik Anadol; Cavity.


Gijs van Lith (Like My first love I cant get you outta of headSolo NY MQ

Gijs van Lith Mister Miyagi Paintings or How I revist by applying and removing paint 2014 (200x150cm)



vanlith5thfloor6edit WQ


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