Who’s Afraid? at Prospects & Concepts


In February 2017, the Mondriaan Fund organizes the fifth edition of the annual exhibition Prospects & Concepts during the international art fair Art Rotterdam at the Van Nelle Fabriek. The exhibition presents work by 65 visual artists who received a Stipendium for Emerging Artists in 2015 in order to start their careers.

For this edition, the Mondriaan Fund invited Stijn Huijts to curate the exhibition. Huijts is the artistic director of the Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. In consultation with the artists he selected work from all participants, varying from painting to photography, from objects to installations and from video to performances. A varied publics program is also part of the exhibition.


At Prospects & Concepts I’ll show a new performative installation that I developed especially for the art fair. All five days of the exhibition the installation will be activated by performers.

Performers:
Lola Bezemer
Madelyn Bullard
Maya Ichikawa
Inna Kulazhenkova
Aurélien Lepetit
Julie Mauskop


On the website of the Mondrian Fund, you can read more about my work and the other participating artists of Prospects & Concepts (in Dutch).


Participating artists Prospects & Concepts:
Marijn Bax / Marieke Berghuis / Lola Bezemer / Rob Bouwman / Margriet van Breevoort / Olivier van Breugel & Simone Mudde / Michiel Burger / Brian Coutinho / Britt Dorenbosch / Mandy den Elzen / Ingeborg Entrop / Kim van Erven / Helen Anna Flanagan / Robert Glas / Katinka van Gorkum / Timo van Grinsven / Yoeri Guépin / Niek Hendrix / Ursula Jernberg / Alle Jong / Otto Kaan / Damian Kapojos / Iztok Klancar / Anne Kolbe / Theodora Kotsi / Jasmijn Krol / Mila Lanfermeijer / Tom Lore de Jong / Chaim van Luit / Milo van der Maaden / Anne-Marie van Meel / Dorine van Meel / Quenton Miller / Abel Minnée / Pendar Nabipour / Bernice Nauta / Bart Nijboer / Marijn Ottenhof / Joyce Overheul / Temra Pavlovic / Eric Peter / Willeke van Ravenhorst / Johan Rijpma / Daphne Rosenthal / Jan Rosseel / Bert Scholten / Philip Schütte / Rosa Sijben / Luuk Smits / Margré Steensma / Laurens Stok / Mitchell Thar / Kyle Tryhorn / Romi Tweebeeke / Sanne Vaassen / Jop Vissers / Guy Vording / Jan Wattjes / Sebastiaan van Weelden / Harm Weistra / Lucian Wester / Riet Wijnen / Timmy van Zoelen


Opening hours:
Wednesday the 8th of February 2017
Opening only with invitation card for Art Rotterdam: 18.00 - 22.00
Thursday the 9th of February 2017
11.00 - 19.00
Friday the 10th of February 2017
11.00 - 21.00
Saturday the 11th and Sunday the 12th of February 2017
11.00 - 19.00


       

   

       

       

De Vitrine #22
Exhibition at De Vitrine, 16th of December 2016 - 6th of February 2017, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
Opening on Friday the 16th of December 17:00-21:00.


       

   

       

       

Superdeals
Residency at Superdeals, November 2016, Brussels, Belgium. Public event on Friday the 25th of November 18:00-21:00. Follow my residency at Superdeals on Instagram.

November resident Lola Bezemer invites all for Volte-face. In collaboration with dancers Mami Kitagawa and Caroline Loiseau, Lola has developed a new piece which comprises several different performances throughout the course of the evening. Lola Bezemer (NL, 1988) lives and works in Amsterdam, and is invited by Hadassah Emmerich.

       

   

       

       

Interview by Peter Nijenhuis (in Dutch)

In October 2016 Peter Nijenhuis interviewed me and 5 other young artists about installation art.
"Nieuwe garde: hoe gebruiken jonge kunstenaars de installatie als vorm?"
Interviews with Bob Eikelboom, Iede Reckman, Jonathan van Doornum, Lola Bezemer, Marije Gertenbach en Juliaan Andeweg.

       

   

       

       

Kilometre of Sculpture

Opening: 2nd of July 2016
Rakvere, Estonia

Kilometre of Sculpture is an international exhibition of contemporary art held in the regional towns of Estonia, where the artworks are not exhibited in galleries and museums, but rather in the public space and unused buildings. By presenting the exhibition in this manner, it is our hope that people will feel free to engage and interact with the artworks directly.

       

   

       

       

Atwee: Resize Matter

30th of April 2016 14:00-18:00

Extrapool
Tweede Walstraat 5
Nijmegen, the Netherlands

Exhibition and presentation of Riso A2 publications, installations and art prints. A2 < 3D, The Book of the Future, ExtraPlaats en KwartZwart.

       

   

       

       

Shifting Spaces

From 18th of March - 17th of April 2016
Opening on 18th of March from 20:00-01:00.


During the exhibition Shifting Spaces my red dots will move through the space of W139. Performers in lightblue clothing will make new compositions with red dots.

18th of March 20:00-22:00 Maud Oonk and Alina Lupu
26th of March 15:00-17:00 Alina Lupu and Jip van Steenis
2nd of April 15:00-17:00 Eva Bjarnadóttir and Nora Tinholt
9th of April 15:00-17:00 Jip van Steenis and Lenny van Gent
16th of April 15:00-17:00 Alina Lupu and Eva Bjarnadóttir


Welcome,
Take off your shoes
Feel free to walk around
Rest, recline, speak
And have some tea

Shifting Spaces evokes physical and temporal awareness that arises when we allow ourselves to a slowed-down, sentient experience. When looking at global issues, it is important to take a local and human perspective to open up the mental, physical, public and private space.

During the month, various artists inhabit W139, giving in to a sense of community. The artworks range from daily performances to an enormous mural and from video screenings to a teahouse. Jacco Weener and Joaquin Wall live in the space to realize performances every day nurtured by the energy around them. Furthermore, Louwrien Wijers screens ‘Art Meets Science and Spirituality in a Changing Economy’, while Eric Peter presents his dialogues on the near future as Lola Bezemer’s red dots migrate through the space.

This project unites you with over 20 transnational artists, theorists and local activists in the need to discover positive change together. Weekly events allow us to discover togetherness through open dialogues, dinners, radio sessions and many workshops. Manjit Krishna Kaur leads a storytelling school on two evenings - critically, yet mesmerizing. The Keti Koti Dialogues by Mercedes Zandwijken evolve around one-on-one dialogues to see in what ways we can change our visions. The Open Dialogues engage everyone into a conversation on positive change.

Can we honour our differences through compassion?
In what way can doubt, confusion and mistakes be strengthening forces?
And what does it mean to truly listen and speak with one another?


W139
Warmoesstraat 139
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Participating artists, activists, theorists:

Khaled Al Kordi • Isfrid Angard Siljehaug • Katayoun Arian
Selçuk Balamir • Lola Bezemer • Teresa Borasino
Mariana Darvas Lanari • Decolonize The Museum
Discourse • Alexandra Dragne • Monique Duurvoort
Muhamad Elian • Titus Elias • Mitchell Esajas
Maaike Fransen • Quinsy Gario • Sandra Gnjatović
Paul Groot • Guerilla Kitchen • Fadi Hindash • Isabel Hoving
Patricia Kaersenhout • Prabhu Kandachar • Elie Karam
Manjit Krishna Kaur • Leiden International Short Film Experience
Bram Loogman • Hannah Mjølsnes • Wayne Modest
Eric Peter • Rory Pilgrim • Christine Quinan • Aurora Rosales
Nicanor Roses • Jans Schaper • Aju Shrestha
Samaria Torres Velez • University of Colour • Joaquin Wall
Jacco Weener • Louwrien Wijers • Mercedes Zandwijken


photo made by Winston Nanlohy during a rehearsal with Maud and Alina

       

   

       

       

Colourfields: radiating and reflecting

6th of January 2016 17:00-19:00

Skaftfell
Center for Visual Art
Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Lola Bezemers work concentrates on the experience of colour and light in architectural spaces. When going to Iceland, she brought a pile of coloured fabrics to work with in the snow white landscape. Like using a white wall to project on, one can also use a white landscape for the same purpose.

A video work made outside in the landscape is presented inside the Bookshop project space and is juxtaposed by an interior light installation. Both works are comprised of coloured parachute fabric, yet make use of different characteristics of the material: In the installation the fabric radiates light and appears still and in the video the fabric reflects light and moves dynamically.

       

   

       

       

Lichtbaden

7th of November 2015 - 9th of January 2016

CBK
Oranje-Vrijstaatkade 71
Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Opening: Saturday the 7th of November, 6-8 pm.

Curated by: Loes Diephuis en John Prop (Polderlicht)

Participating artists: Nicky Assman & Joris Strijbos, Lola Bezemer & Juri Suzuki, Leslie Nagel, Mike Rijnierse & Rob Bothof, Dorette Sturm, Gabey Tjon A Tham and Jonas Vorwerk.

       

   

       

       

Mondriaan Fund

The Mondriaan Fund granted my application for a stipend for young emerging artists!

       

   

       

       

Sphæræ

iii invited me to make a new work for the inflatable pavilion Sphæræ, designed by Cocky Eek. For the whole month of June the mobile multi-dome structure for immersive and syneasthetic experiences lands at EAPlab in The Hague.

Participating artists are, amongst others: Robin Koek, Mischa Daams, Joris Strijbos, Matthijs Munnik, Lola Bezemer, Philip Vermeulen, Matteo Marangoni, Yolanda Uriz and Dieter Vandoren.

Public event on Sunday July 5th 2015 from 13:00 to 19:00.

EAPlab
Beatrijsstraat 12
Den Haag
(entrance at side of the gate of the schoolyard)

This project is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL.

       

   

       

       

Home Alone

From the 6th until the 13th of June 2015 I am working at Home Alone in Amsterdam.

On the 14th of June at 21:00 you are invited to come and see my work! Marek van de Watering will interview me and Chalk Margin will perform one of his songs.

If you would like to attend the event, please send an e-mail to rsvp@homealone.nu.

       

   

       

       

99¢ Plus Art Shop II

May 8-10, 2015

99¢ Plus Gallery
238 Wilson Ave
Brooklyn, NY

Opening: Friday 8th of May, 6-10pm.

       

   

       

       

Full Swing
overview exhibition of 2 years Circa...dit

Opening: Thursday 29th of January 2015
Exhibition: 30th of January - 22nd of February 2015
Open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5

Circa...dit
Weerdjesstraat 8
Arnhem, the Netherlands

       

   

       

       

CODE ROOD
Art and Culture at Buitenplaats Koningsweg.

Mirjam Geelink:
Lola Bezemer (1988) woont en werkt in Amsterdam. Ze heeft de Portiersloge ingezet als een podium voor licht. Vanuit de onverlichte gang die het gebouwtje doorsnijdt kom je in zes ruimtes. Door lumineus gebruik van kunstmatig en bewegend licht ontstaan daar kleurrijke zinsbegoochelingen; de architectuur wordt diffuus, zelf word je vloeibaar waardoor de werkelijkheid wankelt.

Saturday 29th of November 2014.

Koningsweg 23
Arnhem, the Netherlands

       

   

       

       

Along The Light
Festival of analogue visuals and sound.

Participating artists: Klaske Oenema, Peter Edwards, Karl Heinz Jeron, 170cm, Mariska de Groot, Asi Föcker, Lola Bezemer, Ewa Justka, Michelle Wren, Flo Kaufmann, Oliver Bedorf, Hubert Steins.

Workshop by Ray Vibration.

Festival with performances, concerts and installations: 19-20 September 2014.
Exhibition: 21st of September - 4th of October 2014.

Bruch & Dallas, BOUTIQUE, GOLD+BETON
Ebertplatzpassage
Cologne, Germany

       

   

       

       

WASP (Working Art Space and Production) invited me for a three week artist in residence in Bucharest. During this period I will develop a new installation that will be shown in the exhibition Platforma X and will be on view also during Explore Dance Festival.

Opening Platforma X: 14th of September 2014
Exhibition: 15 - 20 September
Explore dance festival: 3 - 26 October

WASP
Str. Ion Minulescu 67-93
Bucharest, Romania

       

   

       

       

Meeting Points
An online exhibition by Emma Heiðarsdóttir and Lola Bezemer. This summer they have been making works using the city of Amsterdam as their inspiration, their source of material and as a site to realize their ideas. These new works come together on Artclick Daily.

Opening on Sunday, 27th of July 2014 (ongoing exhibition)

Artclick Daily is a platform for exhibiting art on a basic html white space.
www.artclickdaily.info

       

   

       

       

Cuboctahedron
A collaboration with Willeke van Ravenhorst

Circa...dit, Arnhem, the Netherlands
Opening: 17th of April 8pm
18th of April - 11th of May 2014
open on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12am to 5pm

       

   

       

       

☐ topia
Exhibition organised by Lieke Wouters

With: Jam van der Aa, Maarten Bel, Lola Bezemer, Chris Brans,
Strand Electric, Astrid Florentinus, Timo van Grinsven, Hadewych ☐,
Joyce Overheul, Marina Tadic and Ieke Trinks.

Derde Wal, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Opening: 27th of March 2014
28th March - 30th March open from 2pm to 6pm

       

   

       

       

One Night Stand
One Night Stand is a series of events, taking place on different locations in Amsterdam, organized by Studio for Immediate Spaces, het Sandberg Instituut.

One Night Stand. No 1
Performing light

Juri Suzuki and Lola Bezemer are researching how light and colour affects our perception and experience of space. While they perform with coloured objects and light, the viewer becomes part of the work.

Monday 17th of March 2014
from 19.00
Lijnbaansgracht 31 - 32
Amsterdam





   

       

       

And then it just happened
Group exhibition with:
Isabelle Andriessen, Lola Bezemer, Freija van Dijk and Rosa Doornenbal

Inter Arts Center, Malmö, Sweden
Teaser night: 21st of February 7 - 10 pm
Opening: 28th of February 5 - 9 pm
1st of March open from 12am to 6pm

       

   

       

       

Destillaat #15
6-8 December 2013
Extrapool, Nijmegen
Opening Friday the 6th of December 20:00

       

   

       

       

Ernstig Geschikt!
28 September - 13 October 2013
Circa...dit, Arnhem
Opening 27th of September 2013 20:00