Stroom Invest Week 2019

17 - 21 June 2019

Meet the curators
Public evening Invest Week 2019
Wednesday 19 June, 19.30 (doors open 19.00 hrs)
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The PRO Invest grant supports young artists who recently graduated from the art academy. The grant enables artists to develop their work, among other things through their active involvement in The Hague's art world. The annual Stroom Invest Week offers of a program of studio visits, a public evening of talks, visits to places for contemporary art in The Hague and a number of informal meetings. The goal of the Invest program is to stimulate their artistisc practice by reflecting on the work and giving the artists the opportunity to build a national and international network.

Interviews on Jegens & Tevens
The curators, critics and artists participating in the Stroom Invest Week 2019 will be featured on art blog Jegens & Tevens. Click on the titles in the lists of Participating Artists and Participating Curators and Critics below to read the interviews.

The artists participating in this year's Invest Week received a  PRO Invest (or Premium) grant in 2018.

Dewi Bekker
Jegens & Tevens, 13 May 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Dewi Bekker

Florentijn de Boer

Lydia Buijs
Jegens & Tevens, 22 May 2019

Iliada Charalambous
Jegens & Tevens, 3 May 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Iliada Charalambous

Afra Eisma
Jegens & Tevens, 7 May 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Afra Eisma

Paul de Jong
Jegens & Tevens, 7 May 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Paul de Jong

Sjuul Joosen

Joeri Woudstra

Mickey Yang
Jegens & Tevens, 23 April 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Mickey Yang

Anna Sophie de Vries

More names will be announced soon

Catherine Biocca (Italy)
Jegens & Tevens, 24 May 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / artist Catherine Biocca
Catherine Biocca (1984) is an artist based in Rome, Italy and Berlin (Germany). She got her BA in Political Sciences at the Luiss University, studied fine arts at the Academy in Düsseldorf and was a resident at the Rijksakademie van beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam (2014-2015). She currently lives and works in Berlin.

Florian Weigl (the Netherlands)
Jegens & Tevens, 25 April 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / curator Florian Weigl
Florian Weigl (1985) is curator at V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam. As curator and researcher he is interested in the intersection between art, technology and its social impact. He also works as an independent curator, is an advisor for the Mondriaan Fund, a member of the Culture Advisory Committee Province Overijssel and Gelderland, and a supervisory board member for Het Kunstlokaal at DeSchool, Amsterdam.

Joanna Zielinska (Poland)
Joanna Zielinska is an art historian, writer, exhibition maker, performance curator and researcher. She is Head of Performing Arts Department at Ujazdowski Castle Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw. From 2011-2015 she was a Head Curator at the Centre for the Documentation of the Art of Tadeusz Kantor - Cricoteka in Kraków. She is the former Artistic Director at the Znaki Czasu Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA) in Toru?, Poland. In 2010-2011 she was in residence at International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP) in New York.

Laila Hida (Morocco)
Laila Hida's work explores through individual and collective projects unnegotiated spaces, social practices and the idea of transformation as a constant. Her current project Tout est Temporaire (Everything is Temporary) builds upon her personal (textual and photographic) archive in search for ways of addressing intimacy, resilience, auto-analysis, as markers of the infinitude of an artwork through time and space. In 2013, Hida's artistic and entrepreneurial projects merged when she became founder of le 18, Derb el Ferrane, a multidisciplinary art space based in marrakech. Le 18 emerged as an artist-run initiative, extending her long-term intention to understand and respond to how global tourism shapes local landscapes and their perceptions. Le 18's programs offer a space where artists, curators and researchers can experiment, learn and share knowledge and experiences through exhibitions, talks, gatherings and residencies, in order to build social and creative networks that benefit local communities. She is currently a Soros Art Fellow.

Mizuki Endo (Japan/Vietnam)
Mizuki Endo (Sapporo, 1975) is a curator, art consultant and writer. He works as the executive director of Higashiyama Artists Placement Service (HAPS) in Kyoto since 2011, and as the artistic director of Vincom Center for Contemporary Art (VCCA) in Hanoi since 2017. Endo has established three artists-run spaces in Asia; Art Space Tetra (Fukuoka, 2004), Future Prospects Art Space (Manila, 2005) and Playroom (Mito, 2007). He was awarded the 3rd Lorenzo Bonaldi Art Prize (Bergamo, 2005), was the networking curator of Singapore Biennale 2006, the director of Arcus Project (Moriya, Japan, 2007-2010), the curator of Cream: International Festival for Arts and Media, Yokohama (2009), the collaborative curator of Fukuoka Asian Art Triennale 2009, the curator of Yutaka Sone: Perfect Moment (Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, 2011), and the residence program director of Kunisaki Art Festival (Oita, Japan, 2014).

Raphael Fonseca (Brazil)
Jegens & Tevens, 30 April 2019
Stroom Invest Interviews / curator Raphael Fonseca
Raphael Fonseca is a researcher in the areas of curating, art history, art criticism and education. He currently works as a curator at Contemporary Art Museum of Niterói and is a professor at Colégio Pedro II. PhD in Critic and Art History (State University of Rio de Janeiro). He received the Marcantonio Vilaça Curatorial Award (2015) and the Centro Cultural São Paulo curatorial award (2017). He was a resident curator at Manchester School of Art (2016).

Sandino Scheidegger (Switzerland)
Jegens & Tevens, 15 May 2019
Sandino Scheidegger (1984) is a curator from Switzerland who lives and works in Paris and Zurich. He has roots in Costa Rica, where he was the artistic director of the Despacio Center for Contemporary Art (2016-2019). As co-founder of Random Institute, he has directed more than 80 multidisciplinary art projects across the world. His unconventional exhibitions have included works by artists like Richard Long, James Lee Byars, Zilvinas Kempinas, Guido van der Werve, Carey Young, Julian Charrière, and Federico Herrero.

Tereza Jindrová (Czech Republic)

Yasmijn Jarram (the Netherlands)
Yasmijn Jarram (1984) is curator at GEM museum for contemporary art in The Hague. Before that she worked as a freelance curator for Garage Rotterdam, Nest in The Hague and 21rozendaal in Enschede (the Netherlands). As a writer she contributed to catalogues and magazines such as Metropolis M, De Groene Amsterdammer and Mister Motley. She is a founding board member of Kunsthalle Amsterdam and jury member for Prix de Rome 2019.

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