• Idol (2023)

    MOMO FESTIVAL (2023)
    Curation: Nikki Georgiou
    Arminius Church, Rotterdam

    Re-build (2023)
    Curation: Nart Ozel, Samyuktha “Sam” Rajagopal
    Featuring works by: Brody van Muijden, Geertje Brandenburg, Niya Tsenkova, Sakhi, Jochem Mestriner, Joseph Thabang Palframan
    De Hillevliet, Rotterdam

    Upcycled synthetic materials, LED light, bolts, ratchet strap, 45×250x45cm. Part of (IM)PERMANENT series.

    Idol was commissioned to be displayed during the Motel Mozaique annual festival in 2023. This ambitious piece seeks to illustrate the fluidity of contemporary identity and the culture of Rotterdam by merging traditional iconography and archetypes with advanced digital techniques. The iconographic symbolism featured in this work strives to explore the ambivalences of present-day identity; by emphasising both a reflection of the past and a search for a new form of self-realisation. Its purpose further develops the notion of modern-day liminality, providing a window into a speculative future whilst simultaneously evoking the death of the traditional deity-image.

  • Ovation (2022)

    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.

  • Mark It Down (2021)

    Mark It Down (2021)
    Curation: Elias Rammelt, Babeth Rammelt
    Documentation: Artur Gierwatowski
    With works by: Dominique Latoul, Rowan van der Sterren, Candela Nadin, Dorien Spangenburg, Clotilde JNT, Titia Thomann, Luna Haverkorn, Silvana Araoz-Fraser, Christina Mastori, Dido Kok
    Rhôneweg, Amsterdam

    Art should be accessible to everyone, and this goal can be achieved by bringing creators and viewers together in a visual-spatial interaction. The “Mark It Down” mural initiative, realized on a 1,200m2 surface at Rhôneweg in Amsterdam, was made possible through a collaborative effort between Sikkens, the MAKERSTOREN, and a collective of international artists.

  • Rotterdam & Water (2019)

    Client: Stichting Rotterdam City Dressign
    Documentation: Joop Bastinck
    With works by: Carmen José, Martijn Koolstra, Christine M. Saalfeld
    Polslandstraat, Rotterdam