Heart Work Heroes (2022)
With works by: Atelier van Lieshout, Iwan Smit, Barbara Helmer, Tymon de Laat, Clemens Briels, Joni Kling, Robert Rost, Ahmed Aboutaleb & the children from Bloemhof, Pietra Ligura & Ted Langenbach, Marcel Labrie, Vera Nederlof, Kiatisak Sukantha, Assadawut, AAA Fresh, Jenn Lärche, Beverwaard, Supisara Chotika, Kinderparadijs, Julia Tomecka, Robert van der Kroft, Nuttawit Pimros, Eelke Bekkenrutte, Chanatip, Supalak Thipsing, Sutasinee, Siwach Kwankaew, Nutsara Chuasamum, Kevin Langedijk, Egon de Regt, ELLE, Luxje, Paul Ouwerkerk, Lauressa Broos, Medina Liceyna, Evi Beek, Janneke Wing, Mignon Nusteling, Melissa Moria, Linda van Zanten, Kees Kreuter
Schouwburgplein and Erasmus MC, Rotterdam
Heart Work Heroes is the largest open-air exhibition of healthcare in the Netherlands, featuring over 41 statues adorned by local artists, scattered throughout Rotterdam. The exhibition seeks to show appreciation for healthcare workers in a positive and colorful way. The design ‘Ovation’, which won an art competition, was placed in a guest spot for an emerging artist and was shown from the 18th of May through the 27th of June 2022 at Schouwburgplein in Rotterdam.
Unfortunately, riots following a Feyenoord football match damaged the artwork. In September, it was readjusted during a live-paint session at Erasmus MC in Rotterdam. The artwork was auctioned off in October and sold to the municipality of Rotterdam, where it now resides in the Timmerhuis building.