21 May - 21 July 2024

Przyleganie

I am participating in the exhibition Przyleganie (Adherence- forgotten choreographies), curated by Marta Lisok, on choreography in the landscape in the context of the climat crisis, with works from artists, whom works indirectly relates to practis of Richard Long. Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice (Poland) – main organizer of exibition – will award him honoris causa in 2024. The exhibition will be held in Rondo Sztuki Gallery - one of the most valued cultural institutions in Silesia, which is run by the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Katowice. Participating artists: Richard Long, Alicja Bielawska, Agnieszka Brzeżańska, Grzegorz Hańderek, Petra Janda, Cecylia Malik, Justyna Mędrala, Sylvia Noronha, Michał Smandek, Saša Spačal, Jakub Stelmach, Maria Stokłosa, Mikołaj Szpaczyński, Iza Tarasewicz, Isolde Venrooy

20 July - 18 August 2024

Bewaerschole

In 2024 I will participate in the new exhibition program Nomadic Life at De Bewaerschole, an exhibition space for experimental and contemporary art in Burgh-Haamstede, Schouwen-Duiveland. From July 20 - August 18, 2024, I will have a solo exhibition in the characteristic historic building from 1874. Between February 24 and March 2, 2024, I stayed - at the invitation of De Bewaerschole - for a short residency on Schouwen-Duiveland to get inspiration for the exhibition, and to get acquainted with the location(s), some of the villagers and the other artists who are making a solo exhibition in 2024.

15-22 April 2024

La Biennale di Venezia

I resided a week in the beautiful city of Venice, a city I last visited during my artschool years twenty or so years ago. I spent a week nourishing on art from all around the world. Thank you Mondriaanfonds for the voucher to visit La Biennale di Venezia.

25-28 April 2024

Supermarket, Stockholm Independent Art Fair, at the invitation of De Fabriek Eindhoven

Stockholm Independent Art Fair is an international art fair dedicated to exhibiting artist-run spaces, artists’ collectives, nomadic spaces and independent artists’ initiatives of all shapes and from around the world. I am invited – together with Ana Guedes and Eleye Boerenkamps – by artist-run space De Fabriek Eindhoven to participate in the fair. The art fair exhibition is accompanied by the public Talks and Performance programme with invited performance artists and speakers from Sweden and abroad.

2023-2024

SKETCH COMMISSION WADI LANDSCAPE

The city of Nijmegen commissioned me for a series of art works in a public wadi landscape. The series draws on ideas from my exhibition ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· (De Fabriek Eindhoven, 2022) but in a public space context – and in collaboration with, among others, De Urbanisten, office for urban design and landscape architecture based in Rotterdam.

19 April - 2 June 2024

Bureau Europa

Roy Voragen and I responded to an open call to develop an intervention for the Maastricht neighborhood Randwyck. Our proposal – a mobile sponge cake bookbar inspired by the kaki lima – is selected and currently on show at Bureau Europa in Maastricht.

28 March 2024

Sea Foundation

On Thursday March 28th, writer and curator Roy Voragen is invited to co-host a reading circle at SEA Foundation. This reading group event is part of SEA Foundations’ longer-term research of art and sustainability. In turn, Roy invited me to collaborate. As co-host of the reading circle in the fold #10 on Responsibility, Roy will bring A Curated Suitcase sharing the excerpts from publications from Southeast Asia, related to our practice and the theme of the fold. During the public conversation at the SEA Foundation, I will serve pandan sponge cake on ceramic plates, which I produced during my residency at EKWC. And we will be screening a video work by Kiri Dalena, an artist and activist from the Philippines.
7 – 8 pm, SEA Foundation, Tivolistraat 22 Tilburg. The event is free of charge.

seafoundation.eu/curated_suitcase

12 & 13 March 2024

Walking exercises at Ameland

I was invited by the fine arts department of HKU Utrecht to visit them on Ameland again. I invited writer and curator Roy Voragen to collaborate and together we gave a lecture and conducted walking exercises on the beach with first year art students.

25 November 2023

Book launch & ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· at Limestone Books

The book launch is a collaboration between Limestone Books and crumbs (Isolde Venrooy & Roy Voragen). On Saturday 25 November at 14.30h we start with a performative walk ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·. And when we have returned to Limestone Books, Peter van den Hoogen, Erik Benjamins (via video link) and me will share their thoughts on the book, my artistic practice, the book´s design and writings in conversation with Roy Voragen. We will serve pandan sponge cake, coffee and tea.

·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· book launch & walk at Limestone Books, a curatorial platform in Maastricht focused on art publishing within the context of contemporary art. Limestone Books showcases collections that promote non-western-centric perspectives and underrepresented voices. The emphasis on collective practices posits Limestone Books as a crucial establishment in fostering cross-cultural dialogues between international artists and the local art scene.

The graphic design of ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· is by Peter van den Hoogen of COUP Amsterdam; Erik Benjamins contributed to the book with writings; Roy Voragen wrote the preface; the publication is offset printed by Zwaan Lenoir; the lithography is by Marco Kokkelkoren; and the book´s binding is by Aiga.

Limestone Books, Grote Gracht 63 Maastricht

www.limestonebooks.org

03-26 November 2023

Artist Books at the Meldkamer

Three of my publications are part of The Book at de Meldkamer, a Maastricht based platform for experiments in Art and Design. The Book is an exhibition around artist books and book like objects as an unfolded form, a visual record, a map, an experience, a performance, an installation, a message, a game, a curtain, an accessory, a space, an object, a tray, a pause, a task, a garden, a window, a symphony, a teacher, a dance, a vehicle, an idea, a paperweight, a doorstop, a tapestry, a point of pure stillness.
Capucijnenstraat 21 Maastricht
Open: Friday, Saturday & Sunday 13-17h
Opening: 3 November 19h

November 2023

Publication ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s·

·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· is a book of my past walks – walks with friends, co-authors, and strangers – that can accompany future walks. Walks are an essential component to my life and my artistic practice. I walk to connect, disconnect and, also, to share. The slowness of walking is a vital ingredient to shift how we encounter the familiar; with this book, I invite you to walk alongside me and sense the complexities of our surroundings, to connect presence to the present, and to initiate conversations on our position in the spaces we provisionally inhabit (however, through our activities we have impacted those spaces irremediably).

·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· is a book with many collaborators: first and foremost graphic designer Peter van de Hoogen of COUP Amsterdam who co-developed this book (and we walked down many different paths before arriving on this design); artist and writer Erik Benjamins, who wrote short pieces to accompany the works incorporated in the book; and curator and poet Roy Voragen, he wrote the book´s prelude.

The book ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· is offset printed by Zwaan Lenoir; lithography by Marco Kokkelkoren; and binding by Aiga.
Spreads & pages: 17 spreads, 104 (foldout) pages
Size: 8,5 x 10 cm
Paper: Munken Polar 80 grams
Print run: 250

November 2023

DEMO workshop

November 19 was International Children's Rights Day. And Lindenberg Cultuurhuis Nijmegen organized a special day for 6 to 12 year olds including children from asylum center AZC Nijmegen. I developed in collaboration with Roy Voragen a DEMO workshop for this day.

For this DEMO workshop we invited kids to reflect on four themes: housing, climate, care and friendship – the children reflected and talked together about bees (can you imagine a home for both you and a bee?), cool polar bears (where can they go if not the north pole?), penguins (how could you care for a penguin?) and trees (could you befriend a tree?).

The kids told – with gusto or hesitation – stories with crayon, pencils, markers and paint on paper, textile and cardboard.

The workshop concluded with a DEMO. The kids´ DIY protest was a  ludic way to showcase their protest banners and placards to moms, dads, sisters, brothers, friends and strangers. Children could raise their voices while not being allowed to vote in elections (which, on the other hand, have a huge impact on the lives of all children). 

We are grateful to all the children for sharing their stories and we thank Lindenberg Cultuurhuis Nijmegen for the kind invitation.

16 December 2023

BOOKSHELF program ARTisBOOK

The third edition of the BOOKSHELF program took place on Saturday 16 December 2023 at ARTisBOOK Groningen. This one-day show, provides a platform for artists to showcase their work and connect with fellow makers and the public.

September 15 - October 15, 2023

Bring your own book at ENTER-ENTER

From September 15 to October 15 2023, ‘byob’ (bring your own book) will takeover Enter Enter Amsterdam and exhibit and sell the self-published works of artists, bookmakers, designers, publishers and writers from all over the world. Celebrating self-publishing and diy-printed matter in a weekly changing display. During the exhibition byob will host a public program with launches, workshop, readings, talks and performances. My publication ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k·s· is part of the exhibition.
byob is run by Susu Lee, Augustinas Milkus, Jordi de Vetten, Nelli Molfenter and Sophia Xu

www.byobfair.xyz

11 October 2023

Atelier Karton

On 11th October 2023 I designed the seventh meeting of atelier KARTON at Greylight Projects Heerlen. During a performative walk, participants created viewing tools from cardboard. In my artistic practice, viewing tools are invitations to perceive and experience the environment in other ways. As a result, our own positions are questioned, allowing conversations to arise about the places we temporarily occupy.

www.greylightprojects.org

2 September 2023

PERFORMING LANDSCAPES

Very Contemporary presents Performing Landscapes, a one-day journey through art, land and sound. The Performing Landscapes festival takes place on 2nd September 2023 between 14-21h at IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst, Rotenberg 12B Eupen (BE). The event is a collaboration between the different institutions of the Very Contemporary network.
Participating artists: Stefania Crișan, Helena Dietrich, Robin Faymonville, Stefanie Klingemann, Mikail Koçak, ChunYao Lin, Sjors Smit & Isolde Venrooy.

26 & 27 August 2023

·L·E·A·K·Y··W·A·L·K·

During my residency at Greylight Projects I developed ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k· for international visual theater festival Cultura Nova in Heerlen. For this walk I sewed small porous bags out of five months fermented canvasses. In response to ·L·e·a·k·y··W·a·l·k· poet and curator Roy Voragen wrote a text.
26 & 27 August 2023, 16-17.30h
Start location: Greylight Projects, Schaesbergerweg 58 Heerlen

May 2023

IKOB PODCAST PERFORMING LANDSCAPES

IKOB Museum für Zeitgenössische Kunst Eupen (BE) made a podcast episode of 'apropos', giving a glimpse into mine and artist Stefania Crișan's studios at Greylight Projects in Heerlen during the development of our new work for the Performing Landscapes festival.

13 & 14 May 2023

crumbs

The weekend of 13 and 14 May, Roy Voragen and I present crumbs at Kunsthaus NRW Kornelimünster in Aachen (DE). It consists of the publication crumbs, a curated suitcase and 23 home baked pandan sponge cakes on a selection of large ceramic plates. The crumbs publication is handmade and stitched together, and consists of my drawings of crumbs and a meandering text by Roy which brings together a pandan sponge cake recipe (in Indonesian) and personal reflections on food and memory. The curated suitcase by Roy includes publications on Southeast Asia. Taken together, we invite guests to eat and enjoy a slice of pandan sponge cake, to browse through the publications and read, and share stories of food and home. With this form of collaboration, we consciously aim to create a spongy ground for a porous, shared presence.

20 May - 30 September 2023

WHAT THE FLAG?!

The flag has a long tradition of different uses and meanings. Flags are commonly used to transmit signals, to identify countries, regions or cities, or to visually demarcate a territory. Flags are also frequently used to represent political ideas and beliefs. Artists were asked to respond from their own work and vision of the medium “flag” within the context of the location in which they are shown. The different flags will be shown to the public at various locations in and around the inner city of Heerlen. There is also an exchange of artists flags between art organizations and museums in the Euregion, a collaboration within the Very Contemporary network.
Participating artists: Paul Koppers, Luuk Smits, Anna Neukamp, Athanasia Vidali, Jody Korbach, Kaya Erdinç, Kenneth Moreno Kiernand, Rose Nordin, Tom Bogaert, Vera Drebusch, Christian Landspersky, Isolde Venrooy, Stefania Crisan, Ben Weir, Éloise Alliguié, Famke Storms, Jean Boumans, Mikail Koçak.

March till May 2023

ARTIST IN RESIDENCY – performing landscapes

I am selected for a residency of three months. The residency is a co-production by Greylight Projects, platform for art and culture in Heerlen (NL) and IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art in Eupen (BE). The residency takes place in the framework of the performance art festival “Performing landscapes 2023” initiated by Very Contemporary, a network between different art spaces and museums in the border region of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine. Guided by the open question “Where are we now?”, the residency invites two artists to reflect on the particularities of the Euregio-Meuse-Rhine region and its landscapes.

Open studio:
10 & 11 June 2023
13-17h
Schaesbergerweg 58 Heerlen

28 March 2023

ARTIST TALK IKOB (BE)

On the occasion of my current residency “performing landscapes” at Greylight Projects in partnership with IKOB – Museum of Contemporary Art, Stefania Crișan and I present our respective practices at IKOB. Stefania and I will work at Greylight Projects in Heerlen (NL) between March and May 2023, each developing a new project to be publicly presented at the “performing landscapes” festival on 2nd September 2023, taking place at IKOB. The festival is a collaboration between the different institutions of the Very Contemporary network.
The talks will be in English. No registration necessary, admission is free.
28.03.2023, 19:00-21:00h
IKOB Museum of Contemporary Art, Rotenberg 12b, Eupen (BE)

21-23 March 2023

THE LANDSCAPE AS MY STUDIO

Guest lecturer during the HKU project week The landscape as my studio on Ameland.

February 2023

BIRU, A WALK WITHOUT A SCORE

Roy Voragen – poet and curator of Greylight Projects and Drawing Centre Diepenheim – has written an essay based on his memories of visiting my exhibition ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· in De Fabriek Eindhoven.

15 January 2023

SEINHUIS

Exhibition SEIN-IN
Curator: Sophie van Kempen
Seinhuis, Dr. Jan Berendsstraat 69 Nijmegen

November 2022

NOT JUST A COLLECTIVE

My ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· hand-out is selected by Not Just a Collective, part of Not Just a Library based at P–OST Nijmegen/Arnhem. Not Just a Library is an art zine library, but not only a library. It is a space for gathering, showcasing artistic and experimental manners of publishing practices and printed matters. This library intends to expand the boundaries of the library outside the generally accepted definition, and refers to the library as a space to collect, read, discuss and sell books.

2-25 September 2022

SOLO AT DE FABRIEK EINDHOVEN

My solo exhibition ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· brings together a number of objects, interventions and walks. The title ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· refers to my fascination with sponges (the animals) and the sponge-like quality in ourselves. The exhibition reveals the interwoven nature of my walking performances, Indonesian heritage and my artistic working methods, which are rooted in ecological thinking and making.

2-25 September 2022
Friday, Saturday & Sunday 13-17h
Baarsstraat 38, Eindhoven

Residency Talk: Friday 23 September 2022, 20h
With Erik Benjamins, Yin Yin Wong & Isolde Venrooy

www.defabriekeindhoven.com

September 2022

HAND-OUT ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e·

Very grateful to have developed an offset hand-out for my exhibition ·r·e·s·p·o·n·g·e· at De Fabriek Eindhoven, designed by Peter van den Hoogen with an in-depth essay written by Marlies van Hak and translated from Dutch to English by Jonathan Beaton.
If you couldn't make it to the exhibition in Eindhoven, and you wish to receive a hand-out, please send me a message.

www.fontsinuse.com

19 September 2022

REVIEW JEGENS & TEVENS

Review 'Het leven als spons in De Fabriek' written by Frits Dijcks of Jegens & Tevens.

www.jegensentevens.nl

12 November 2022 till 29 January 2023

DRAWING ZINES

Drawing - as a verb - and zine-making are both forms and ways of thinking. Drawings - as a noun - and zines are pauses to momentarily offer a material shape to thought to take part in conversations. A zine is distributed from hand to hand, planting seeds of dirty new ideas into the bodies of friends and strangers who, in turn, can draw up new ideas out of those seeds.

Drawing Centre Diepenheim presents the exhibition Drawing Zines as a meeting place between zines and drawings by makers of different generations and backgrounds.

Conceptualized by Isolde Venrooy / artistic advisor: Jan van IJzendoorn / text: Roy Voragen / photo: Tessa Wiegerinck / pr & communication: Annelien Dam / campaign design: Sinds1416

17 October – 2 December 2022

DE WILDTUIN

The Wildtuin is a joint project of circa...dit and Mestlab31 Arnhem. Different generations of artists are paired together for six weeks in duos. During this workingperiod the emphasis is on the process rather than the final product.

September 2022

WALKING FROM SCORES

An anthology of text and graphic scores to be used while walking, from Fluxus to the critical works of current artists, through the tradition of experimental music and performance, gathered and presented by Elena Biserna (FR).

With scores and texts by, amongst others, Peter Ablinger, George Brecht, Haytham El-Wardany, David Helbich, Milan Knížák, Takehisa Kosugi, Alvin Lucier, Max Neuhaus, Yoko Ono, Open City & Emma Cocker, Nam June Paik, Michael Parsons, Mieko Shiomi, Isolde Venrooy, Ben Vautier.

www.lespressesdureel.com

4 September 2022, 12-17h

EXPEDITION NORTH

At the invitation of Derde Wal Nijmegen I will show my work OBSERVER on September 4th at the Oudedijk in Nijmegen-Lent. OBSERVER consists of round canvas rugs with a diameter of about eight meters and some small round cutouts. The work is part of an art route curated by Derde Wal on behalf of Festival De Oversteek. Participating artists: Eef Veldkamp, Isolde Venrooy, Jakob van Klinken, Lola Bezemer and notjohn.

www.derdewal.nl/programma

16 July 2022

BOOKS ARE BRIDGES

From Friday 15 to Sunday 17 July, PrintRoom Rotterdam organizes the first Books Are Bridges Summit – a small-scale gathering for artist publishers with space for connection, experiment and DIY workshops, spread across locations in Rotterdam: from the allotment to the docks. On Saturday 16 July I am developing a walk.

www.printroom.org

7-12 June 2022

SALONE DEL MOBILE, MILAN

My work CARDBOARD CARPETS (2003) is selected for the Intergenerational Graduation Show, curated by Design Academy Eindhoven at Salone del Mobile in Milan. The Intergenerational Graduation Show brings together works from graduates across 75 years of its existence.

CARDBOARD CARPETS' consists of pieces of cardboard, a material which is commonly considered a waste material, stitched together in the form of carpets. The carpets are inspired by the practice of construction workers, who spread out empty cardboard boxes in order to protect floors while constructions take place.

CARDBOARD CARPETS

20 May 2022

WALK, UVA AMSTERDAM

VOX-POP is the ‘creative space’ of the University of Amsterdam's Faculty of Humanities. They organise and host innovative and inspiring events in order to create a bridge between the academic world and the city, between art and science, between culture and society. I developed a walk as part of their program Wat is (t)huis?

24-28 January 2022

WINTERLAB 2022

As coordinator and curator of the ArtEZ Winterlab, I have had many inspiring conversations over the past few months. For this artistic multidisciplinary project of ArtEZ University of the Arts, I developed an extensive program consisting of 27 labs in which 400 students from 9 different disciplines of art & design, music and theater participate. For example, there is the lab of artist Pavèl van Houten, where students spend three nights in his recently purchased hotel and think together about what the term 'hospitality' means. Studio Claudy Jongstra shares their knowledge of ecological and sustainable working methods. Students visit Claudy's paint plants botanical garden and her sheep herd. Architect and urban planner Wouter Pocornie is investigating decolonization and community building in Bijlmer-West in Amsterdam with students.

Participating artists: Riet Wijnen, Willem de Haan, Pavèl van Houten, Theun Karelse, Sunjoo Lee & Ko de Beer, Jake Caleb, Studio Claudy Jongstra, Flora van Dullemen, Urok Shirhan, Lua Vollaard, Roshan Nejal, Marlies Leupen / Drawing Centre Diepenheim, Gabriel Fontana, Boey Wang & Simon Dogger, Rosa Paardenkooper, Stichting Strandlab Almere, Meta van Drunen & Cleo Thomas, Gouden Haas / Gienke Deuten & Marieke Nooren, Ana Guedes, Poernima Gobardhan, Wouter Pocornie, Sjef van Beers, Noufri Bachdim, Ikram El Messaoudi, Małgorzata Miśniakiewicz & Claudia Schouten, Dirk van Lieshout, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Stichting Perdu, Nina van de Ven, Katrijn Verstegen, Domas van Wijk.

Concept & programming: Isolde Venrooy
Projectassistent: Koen van Zwol
Winterlab Talks: Nelleke Hendriks & Eef Veldkamp
Online poster design: Noa Zuidervaart
Riso poster design: Ilse Knook
Film: Eva ten Cate & Hannah Vonk
www.artez.nl

7 January – 31 March 2021

SUNDAYMORNING@EKWC

I am selected for a three month residency at SUNDAYMORNING@EKWC in 2021. The European Centre for Ceramics (EKWC) is an international workplace where artists, designers and architects explore the technical and artistic possibilities of ceramics.

sundaymorning.ekwc.nl

3 July 2021

TEST CASE XXIII

The European Centre for Ceramics (EKWC) will present all kinds of work-in-progress on Saturday the 3rd of July 2021 during Test Case XXIII. A Test Case is an open day where visitors can stroll through studios, workshops, and presentation rooms.

Participants Test Case XXIII:
Brian Anderson, Stéphanie Baechler, Elena Bajo, Ronald Bal, Sabrina Basten, Marcel van den Berg, Boris van Berkum, Dinie Besems, Marieke Bolhuis, Wilma Bosland, Carl Boutard, William Cobbing, Delphine Courtillot, Tomas Dirrix, Koen Dudink, Janina Frye, Maria Brisa Fumero Gonzales, Marly Gootzen, Kim Habers, Keele Haftner, Theo Harper, Humade, Nayoung Jeong, Gereon Krebber, Guus Kusters, Mirte van Laarhoven, Daniel Maalman, Domenico Mangano & Marieke van Rooy, Annemarie Nibbering, Denise Pelletier, Tamara van San, Linda Sormin, Maja Pop Trajkova, Isolde Venrooy, Anne Verhoijsen, Ton Vleuten, Birgitta de Vos.
www.sundaymorning.ekwc.nl

5 April - 2 May 2021

SUPPORT SPACE

Support Space is an exhibition with works by Stan Gonera, Wanda Tiersma and Isolde Venrooy in Kunstruimte Willem Twee 's-Hertogenbosch and curated by Jade Kerste. Point of departure was the following question: how can we connect with each other if we have to keep a distance?

15 May 2021

REVIEW METROPOLIS M

Review in Metropolis M online about Support Space, an exhibition with works by Stan Gonera, Wanda Tiersma and Isolde Venrooy in Kunstruimte Willem Twee 's-Hertogenbosch. Curated by Jade Kerste. Review written by Loes van Beuningen.

metropolis.com

December 2020 - February 2021

BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, EUKARYA

I am invited to present a sketch proposal to the art committee of the municipality of Nijmegen. This time for an artwork for Dijkkwartier Oost in Nijmegen. In early February 2021 I will present my latest sketch proposal to the art committee.

BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, EUKARYA is an ode to all living organisms and their positive interdependence. Commissioned to design a proposal for an art work for Dijkkwartier Oost, a new housing area in Nijmegen, I recently presented my preliminary sketch to the municipality’s art committee. Bacteria, archaea and eukarya are the three domains of life. Humans – like plants, animals and fungi – belong to the eukarya, whose cells contain a nucleus. Bacteria and archaea are single-celled organisms. The housing complex will be inhabited by entities from all domains: interconnecting, co-living, sharing accountability. The work consists of globular glass forms, handblown and colored, that jointly sculpt the words BACTERIA, ARCHAEA, EUKARYA. The words are positioned on top of the tall buildings via especially designed metal constructions (referring to stained glass, visually resembling diatoms), and in smaller font above their front entrances, illuminated at night. Material and technical research for this work is based on the interacting of all things and beings. The work is a critique on weighty formal categorizations, while emphasizing the existence of significant entities at the same time.

21-25 June 2021

ZOMERLAB METAMORFOSE

Zomerlab is an interdisciplinary programme of ArtEZ University of the Arts in which students travel through The Netherlands accompanied by artists and designers. A total of 120 students from eight different courses – ranging from art & design and theatre – will take part.

Participating artists: Afra Eisma, Dirk van Lieshout, Roland van Dierendonck, Jake Caleb, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Anaïs López, Wessel Verrijt, Boey Wang.
Concept & programming: Isolde Venrooy
Poster design: Hannah van der Heide
Film crew: Caya Emmelkamp & Carlyn Westerink
www.artez.nl

18 – 22 January 2021

WINTERLAB 2021

In recent months I, together with project assistant Koen van Zwol, have worked on the concept and programme for Winterlab at ArtEZ University of the Arts, Zwolle. Winterlab is an artistic, interdisciplinary programme where artists and designers are invited to work with a group of students for a week, centring on a certain topic. A total of 430 students from nine different courses – ranging from art & design to theatre and music – will take part.

Areas of attention for Winterlab include non-human entities, activism, post-colonialism, social design, queer theory, speculative design, but also crafts – old and new – spanning various forms of artistic expression in the Anthropocene era. The programme is informed by reflection on pressing social issues and artistic work from enthusiastic contemporary makers.

Participating artists:
Ambassade van de Noordzee, Soner Arslan, Sema Bekirovic, Annebelle Binnerts, Sara Blokland, Marjolijn Boterenbrood, Simon Dogger, Eat Art Collective, Caz Egelie, Bart Eysink Smeets, Florea, Harpo ‘t Hart, Esmay Groot Koerkamp, Maureen Ghazal, Domenique Himmelsbach de Vries, Studio Nienke Hoogvliet, Thijs Jaeger, Bart Koldewee, Anne van Leeuwen, Studio Nicky Liebregts, Fiona Lutjenhuis, Ceel Mogami de Haas, Oddstream, Ronald van Rikxoort, Helmut Smits, The Rodina, Tereza Ruller, Sam Samiee, Urok Shirhan, Laurette van Slobbe, Luca Soudant, Menno Vermeulen, Boey Wang, Domas van Wijk, Riet Wijnen, Bart van de Woestijne, Lieke Wouters.

Concept & programming: Isolde Venrooy
Projectassistent: Koen van Zwol
Poster design: Noa Zuidervaart, Maaike Plugge
Film: Hannes Schievink & Noa Zuidervaart
Administrative support: Arjen Grolleman
www.artez.nl

November 2019

INTERVIEW METROPOLIS M

Interview about TRACK, my work for Biennale Gelderland in Metropolis M online. Written by Lotte van Geijn.

metropolism.com

04 October - 29 November 2020

MIND YOUR STEP

Participating in Mind Your Step, a group exhibition and public program about walking as a form of knowledge gathering. Interactive walks are developed that take the public on a journey about mobility as a way of knowing the world around us. Participating artists: Tim Knowles, Tom Bekkers, Iris Hoppe, Justin Bennett, Chikako Watanabe, Naomi Bueno de Mesquita, Liesje van den Berk, Malú Cayetano Molina & Sonia Pérez, Ienke Kastelein, Isolde Venrooy, Esther Hovers.

zone2source.net

February – June 2020

CRITICAL FRIEND

Together with researcher and writer Marlies van Hak I am a 'critical friend' on an educational program at the Radboud Honours Academy Nijmegen. It consisted of a series of workshops and discussions at cultural venues. As ‘critical friends’ we reflected on embodied learning, educational tracks and entanglement of artistic and theoretical domains.

October 2019 – January 2020

BIENNALE GELDERLAND: SEELENWANDERUNG

For Seelenwanderung (Biennale Gelderland 2019), 16 artists were invited to create new work. We have developed new work in public space along the Sint Jansbeek in the center of Arnhem. In addition, we have shown existing work at Museum het Valkhof Nijmegen.

Participating artists: Frank Bruggeman, Mirka Farabegoli, Gijs Frieling, Roos van Haaften, Seet van Hout, Karlijn Janssen, Aldwin Lehr, Thijs Linssen, Erik Mattijssen, Erik Odijk, Maria Roosen, Rob Sweere, Gerda ten Thije, Isolde Venrooy, Gijs Verhoofstad, Rob Voerman.

22 – 26 June 2020

ZOMERLAB PREPPEN

Programming Zomerlab PREPPEN 2020 for ArtEZ University of the Arts. Zomerlab PREPPEN is an interdisciplinary project in which approximately 100 students art & design and interior architecture work on topical issues in society.
Participating artists: Daan Couzijn, Tinkebell, Domenique Himmelbach de Vries, Anaïs López, Maureen Ghazal, Andre Pielage, Bart van de Woestijne, Maarten Bel.
Concept & programming: Isolde Venrooy
www.artez.nl

7 March 2020 – cancelled because of the coronavirus

HOOGLICHT

Participating in exhibiton Hooglicht, curated by Marena Seeling, at Omstand Arnhem. Participating artists: Jochem Rotteveel, Karlijn Janssen, Richard van der Aa, Maaike Kramer, Hans Everaert, Franck Gribling, Isolde Venrooy, Kathleen Huys and Simon Oud.

www.omstand.nl

June 2019

INVISIBLE LANDSCAPE

In the exhibition Invisible Landscape the artists Florentijn Hofman, Gijs Verhoofstad, Isolde Venrooy, Rob Sweere, Attic Lab perfumes and Waag's Open Wetlab highlight aspects of the landscape that are normally almost unnoticeable or even completely invisible. They use different media for this; not only visually, but also in the form of odor and sound installations. Visitors are encouraged to discover more of the landscape by feeling, looking, tasting, hearing and smelling. Curator: Isabelle Bisseling.
Location: Van Borsselenweg 36, Oosterbeek.

6 September – 4 October 2020

ON LOOKING

Exhibition at the new location of Gallery O-68, formerly a church and a gymnastics room. Participating artists: Harrie Gerritz, Marena Seeling, Isolde Venrooy. Location: Oranjestraat 74, Velp
www.gallery-o-68.com