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Currently Tomesen is preparing a performance in public space in Indonesia: Parade (working title). Early 2020 she researched the possibilities for the work during a residency at Kedai Kebun Forum in Yogyakarta. Back in Amsterdam she applied for Development Budget at the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts, for writing compositions based on the structure of Javanese gamelan and with the various sounds of street vendors ("pedagang") that go around ("keliling"). The grant was awarded in October 2020. Present day Tomesen is working with composer Sinta Wullur.
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.
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.
Video Marleny at gallery Playroom in Zaandam
The new video Marleny is part of 50-50 Vrouwe Justitia, a group exhibition curated by Marja van Putten and Astrid Moors. All female artists were asked to come up with a male counterpart. I invited Jan Rothuizen to relate to my work with a series of drawings. Gallery Playroom in Zaandam, opening October 3. More information closer to the date.
Video at Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Heerlen & Aachen
Street Vendors at Bag Factory, Johannesburg
POSTPONED UNTIL 2022 - - - Street Vendors has its South African premiere at the 30th anniversary of Bag Factory Artists' Studio in Johannesburg, which is commemorated with a series of exhibitions. Group show The Street opens on 24 July and presents works from a.o. David Koloane, Pat Mautloa, Andrew Tshabangu, Candice Kramer, Olivia Botha and myself. The launch of Street Vendors is an event halfway the show on August 7. Until August 19. If it's possible to go there the Mondriaan Fund International Presentations grant supports my travel and stay.
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.