Oproep atelierbezoeken JOEY RAMONE op 3 en 4 april 2023

Op maandag 3 en dinsdag 4 april 2023 zullen Kiki Petratou en Hans Bakker van gallery & project space JOEY RAMONE een aantal atelierbezoeken afleggen bij kunstenaars in Den Haag. Kiki is onafhankelijk curator en kunstenaar en Hans heeft een achtergrond als verzamelaar, coach en creative therapist. Samen startten zij in 2012 de galerie en project space JOEY RAMONE in Rotterdam. Naast jaarlijks zes solotentoonstellingen in de galerie organiseert JOEY RAMONE een rijk programma met activiteiten en samenwerkingen.
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Kiki en Hans omschrijven de interessegebieden voor JOEY RAMONE als volgt:
"We see our work as that of creators and curators of context and it is within this broad approach that we understand and include the diverse but overlapping occupations and roles that we have had within the fields of art and culture. Having worked as an artist (Kiki) for over a decade and being a collector (Hans) we still find this experience relevant to our curatorial practise and the choices we make. This very often leads us to processes that aim to challenge received notions about the different roles distributed. Generally playing with notions that are somehow predominately fixed drives us to experiment further and redefine those notions: a commercial versus a non-profit space, a curator versus a gallerist. When we prepare an exhibition we consider very much the space in which the exhibition will take place, as a matter of fact the given space functions many times as a generator of ideas. Other times of course the ideas come first and this will determine the list of artists that we will work with.
We are generally interested in formulating conceptual ways of seeing and discursive events crossing art and reality. Many of our projects focus on interplays of sensibility, body, institution and memory, driven by the curiosity to explore human conditions, boundaries of knowing and how art embodies and exceeds our imagination to address various concerns toward humanity, culture and relevance of life."

Aanmelden: t/m zondag 19 maart 2023
Als je geïnteresseerd bent in een atelierbezoek van JOEY RAMONE kun je dat tot en met zondag 19 maart a.s. laten weten. Wij vragen je via de volgende link
je interesse voor een atelierbezoek beknopt te motiveren, in het Engels. De binnengekomen reacties worden samen met eventuele suggesties vanuit Stroom aan JOEY RAMONE voorgelegd. Uit de lijst zullen Kiki en Hans een keuze maken op basis waarvan het bezoekprogramma zal worden samengesteld. Je ontvangt kort na het verstrijken van de deadline een bericht om je te erover te informeren of je door JOEY RAMONE bent geselecteerd voor een atelierbezoek.

Beknopte biografie Hans Bakker
Hans Bakker (Hilversum, NL, 1967) is a creative therapist and gallery owner based in Rotterdam. He studied Psychiatry and Creative Therapy, Book making and Publishing. Being an art collector since 2001 he started his own gallery space in 2008 under the name HBgalerie. In 2011 he teamed up with Kiki Petratou to co-organize the multidisciplinary project ATTRACTION OF THE OPPOSITES that had several episodes at the artist run space CUCOSA in Rotterdam, at the International Film Festival Rotterdam and Kunstvlaai - Festival of Independents in Amsterdam and included a comprehensive publication. In the beginning of 2012 Kiki & Hans launched JOEY RAMONE, a gallery for contemporary art in Rotterdam. Next to his art related activities Hans Bakker is also active as a Creative Therapist and Coach for people with Autism and learning difficulties.

Beknopte biografie Kiki Petratou
Kiki Petratou (Patras, GR, 1971) is an independent curator based in Rotterdam. She obtained a BA Fine Art from the Athens School of Fine Arts (2001), holds an MA in Arts from the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam and Plymouth University, UK (2004) and attended the Research Masters in Media Studies at the Univerisity of Amsterdam (2007).
She is co-founder of JOEY RAMONE gallery & project space in Rotterdam. Her curatorial activities include numerous exhibitions and individual events in the programmes of the International Film Festival Rotterdam, ROODKAPJE Rotterdam, WORM, Rotterdam, Nevan Contempo Gallery in Prague, Kunstvlaai - Festival of Independents in Amsterdam, Re-Culture Festival in Greece, Salón in Madrid, a.o. She has been a guest lecturer at the Zurich Academy of the Arts, Piet Zwart Institute and Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam, Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague and Frans Masereel Centrum in Belgium a.o. She is recipient of the International Curator Residency Award at the Sant Andreu Contemporani in Barcelona (2021) in collaboration with Fabra i Coats - Fàbrica de Creació and the Institut Ramon Llul. Within the framework of this programme, she also formed part of the jury of the Miquel Casablancas Prize for the Visual Arts and developed a curatorial project with a selection of artists from the Catalan context, chosen from applicants to the prize.
Gallery & Project Space

JOEY RAMONE was founded in 2012 by Greek artist Kiki Petratou & Dutch collector Hans Bakker. The gallery, which they like to call an 'Half Artist-Run Gallery', is committed to developing an ambitious and vibrant multidisciplinary and cross-generational program. It has been presenting national and international artists who use a diverse range of media to explore contemporary socio-political, cultural and technological themes.
In 2016 the gallery stepped into a new phase by doubling its space. This not only instigated the interaction between the artists, galleries and their public but it also created new exhibition and collaborative formats. Next to the regular gallery program comprised by six solo exhibitions a year, the gallery has been running an irregular side program, which includes curated group shows, artist talks, lectures, film screenings, performances and project collaboration. JOEY RAMONE has been co-operating with festivals such as the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Poetry International and Motel Mozaique and non-profit spaces such as Roodkapje, DE PLAYER and WORM. The objective is to provide a platform for contemporary art and discourse, by combining the attributes of both a conventional gallery (facilitating the long-term development of the artists' careers) and the more content and context-based approach of a non-profit initiative. JOEY RAMONE together with House of Chappaz won the Discovery Prize at Art Brussels 2022 for their joint booth with a solo presentation by Spanish duo Momu & No Es.

Over het atelierbezoekprogramma
Stroom nodigt sinds 2006 regelmatig curatoren, kunstenaars en critici uit binnen- en buitenland uit om atelierbezoeken af te leggen bij Haagse kunstenaars. Het atelierbezoek biedt de kunstenaar de gelegenheid om zich met diens werk te presenteren. Het vormt een gelegenheid tot opbouwende kritische reflectie op het werk in een gedachtenwisseling met een gekwalificeerde expert. En in het verlengde hiervan wordt natuurlijk de bekendheid met het werk gestimuleerd.