From January to April of 2013 artists Jeroen Kooijmans and Elspeth Diederix are going to be residing at the Instituto Buena Bista. Both are visual artists from the Netherlands and will give workshops here in the course of the following weeks.

Jeroen Kooijmans(1967-Schijndel, the Netherlands)
Jeroen studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy(1991 – 1995) and currently lives and works in Amsterdam. His work is direct and has a strong visual language and are characterized by using audio visual media, his influence of paintings, his archive of collections, humor, optimism, connection with architecture, interaction with the audience, being Dutch and traveling. His work has shown internationally and in 1998 he won the NPS Culture Award.
His plans for his residency at the IBB is to take advantage of the ocean of opportunities and shoot some underwater footage. This in connection with a movie he is currently working on. Keywords in his  project are a.o. time, death, apocalypse and optimism.
For the students he is expecting to give a workshop that will hopefully build op from his spontaneous experiences at the IBB and anticipation of his current surroundings. The medium is most likely going to be video and practiced in an individual manner. A big part of this workshop will not only be in how the students present their final works, but also how they are going to document their process.

Elspeth Diederix(1971 – Nairobi, Kenya)
Elspeth Diederix is, first and foremost, a visual artist who uses photography – the most appropriate medium – to register her sculptural ideas. In her work, Elspeth strips everyday objects of their logical form or function and introduces them into a new and surreal world, mostly in the form of a self-made assemblage. She brings a variety of materials from nature and daily life into view in such a way that a new order of beauty comes to exist. The illusory, imaginary and surreal constructions seem to be captured straight from a dream world.
For her own work she is busy with two projects, one of which is a series of underwater photographs where she will primarily work with color. The other is a number of still life’s of objects she encounters during her stay on Curaçao.
She expects to give a workshop that will focus almost entirely on the work process of the students. They will receive an assignment but in the end the goal is to present the process of sketching, material experiments, etc.

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Jeroen Kooijmans:
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