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Currently Tomesen is working on a performance in public space in Yogyakarta: Parade (working title). Early 2020, before the pandemic, she researched possibilities for the work during a residency at Kedai Kebun Forum. A grant of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts has been awarded in October 2020 for writing compositions with the various sounds of street vendors that go around, based on the structure of Javanes gamelan music. Present day Tomesen is working with composer Sinta Wullur and music teacher Michiel Niemantsverdriet.
Marleny at Playroom gallery in Zaandam
New video Marleny is part of group exhibition 50-50 Lady Justice curated by Marja van Putten and Astrid Moors. All female artists were asked to bring along a male counterpart. I invited Jan Rothuizen to relate to my work with drawings. Playroom gallery, Westzijde 99, Zaandam. Opening October 1 from 6-9 PM. Until October 24, Fri-Sun 1-6 PM.
Street Vendors in Maastricht shop windows
The films of Street Vendors are part of the group exhibition Street View in shop windows in Maastricht. The show is curated by Bart van den Boom of Viewmaster Projects. Jalan and Calle are exhibited at Markt no. 69, Rruga and Street at Entre Deux. October 2 till 31, every evening from 8 till 11 PM.
Ararat at Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Heerlen
Street Vendors at Bag Factory, Johannesburg
Street Vendors has its South African premiere during a solo exhibition at Bag Factory Artists' Studio in Johannesburg, South Africa in April. The show is part of a series of exhibitions celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Bag Factory. If it's possible to go there regarding covid the Mondriaan Fund International Presentations grant supports my travel and stay.
Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt, Amsterdam
During Open Ateliers Nieuwmarkt I present my art practice and works at Nieuwe Jonkerstraat opposite no. 28: the backdoor of De Wijnerij. October 9 and 10, from 12 till 6 PM. Plastic Age is part of the group exhibition at Uilenburgersjoel, opening October 8 from 6 till 9 PM.
Photo installation at CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam
A new photo installation titled Rising (2021) is part of the summer exhibition Zomersalon at CBK Zuidoost in Amsterdam. The work has been photographed in Tirana, Prizren and Medellín. July 1 until August 21.
Street Vendors at Plein Theater, Amsterdam
The four channel video installation Street Vendors: Medellín, Tirana, Johannesburg, Yogyakarta is exhibited at Plein Theater in Amsterdam from July 13 till July 30 from 12 till 8 PM. Along with the solo show I have a photo exhibition in the cafe. I will give two artist talks: one on July 13 at 8 PM, and another on July 23 at 4 PM.
Group show Inverted Cities at Galerie Waterbolk, Utrecht
For the Artist & Friends Series at Galerie Waterbolk in Utrecht I curate the exhibition Inverted Cities, with works of architect Lada Hršak, visual artists Neil Fortune, Ronald Nijhof, Senzo Shabangu and myself. In the group show we present our shared views on ingenuity in urban public space and celebrate the inexhaustible potential of everyday materials. June 2 till 6, 12 till 6 PM.
Lockdown solo show at Galerie Waterbolk, Utrecht
The very first exhibition of the Curated Weeks at Galerie Waterbolk in Utrecht is a non-stop screening of Jalan (2015-2020) in the front room of the gallery, and can be seen from the street. Next to the film I show three lightboxes with stills. March 1 till 15, 2021.