One hour of free help to the citizens of New York
in an attempt to save the social reputation of the Netherlands Bottom-up diplomacy at Union square Performative action during Art In Odd Places, NY AIOP FREE 2014, AIOP RECALL 2015
Sixty woodcut portraits to give a face to the paperless migrants. Made to print in large quantities and so as to stick them up through the city streets as an hommage to these ‘outsiders’. A collective artist effort, initiated by Himmelsbach
A monument for the 99%, for the people who are not mentioned on monuments. A monument for my friends and obscure inspirators, artists, writers. Exactly in the geographical centre of the Netherlands, on a dike at the side of the Veluwemeer near Biddinghuizen. An attempt to give our culture the thumbs up with the help of this ritualistic tool. The monument as a tool to rewrite history. An ongoing participatory project. 2015-Now
A guerrilla art platform, guerrilla curatorship, guerrilla openings inviting artists to do interventions in public space Researching the possibilities to reach new audiences. Subtly reclaiming the streets, with loitering youth as an example, the only real users of public space (In cooperation with Taya Hanauer and Cecile Wentges).
An online gallery with Geert Wilders as its muse, Using this populist politician as a brid. ge to bring art to the people Satirical social realism serving the market. For and against, we serve all, from bandages for your wounds to garden dwarves. An artistic prank inspired by how capitalism deals with subversive cultureThe first artists who were portrayed positively by Dutch tabloid television station PowNed. 2012-Now
A performative action: two months offering free help. A self integration course in the city of Amsterdam. Breaking with social spectatorship. A research on how to reach ‘the unreachable citizen’. 2010
‘I’m engaged with your misery’ is my first successful attempt to perform in public space.
Once I felt being locked up in my studio, in my creative reserve; the art world. There was a huge distance between me, the artist, and society, a feeling of spectatorship.