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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.
Ararat at Dutch Mountain Film Festival, Heerlen
Window presentation Eterna Primavera, Amsterdam
The videos Calle and Marleny and photos from Medellín are part of my solo presentation Eterna Primavera (Eternal Spring) in the windows of Prent & Boek, studio of the artist Flip Lambalk at Zuiderkerkhof 3, Amsterdam. The title refers to Medellín, the 'city of eternal spring'. Due to its location close to the equator but at an altitude of 1500 meters, the climate is always pleasant. I spent a total of six months there for my work. Eterna Primavera opens on December 11 from 3 till 5 PM. Until mid January 2022.
New work in group show of K&CAC, Amsterdam
New work will be part of the group show Verzameld Werk (Collected Works) in 30 showcases in the Anthoniebreestraat, an initiative of Kunst & Cultuur Amsterdam Centrum (K&CAC). March until September 2022.
Street Vendors at Bag Factory, Johannesburg
Street Vendors has its South African premiere during a solo exhibition at Bag Factory Artists' Studios 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 covid-wise the Mondriaan Fund International Presentations grant will support my travel and stay.
Presentation at Bureau Europa, Maastricht
Early 2022 I will have a presentation of works-for-sale at Bureau Europa, platform for architecture and design in Maastricht. More information closer to the date.
Street Vendors in empty shop windows, Maastricht
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.
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.
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.