The artists of Refresh Amsterdam #2
War & Conflict
Nasam Abboud, Yazan Maksoud & Roua Jafar
For Refresh Amsterdam #2, Abboud, Maksoud and Jafar are realizing a new edition of their installation Pop-Up Mosque titled Hobo (2023), an artistic version of a secular mosque.
Kristina Benjocki investigates the political mechanisms of forgetting and remembering in the context of Eastern European history.
Dina Danish is an artist living and working in Amsterdam. She works in various media, such as writing and scriptwriting; utilizing video, performance, and textile; and painting and sculpting.
Ehsan Fardjadniya & Raul Balai
Ehsan Fardjadniya (Iranian Kurdistan, Iran, 1980) is a performance and visual artist. He was exiled from Iran in 2000 due to his political cartoons, after which he applied for asylum in the Netherlands.
Raul Balai (Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1980), a.k.a. el bastardo, is an artist whose focus lies in themes such as cultural clashes, hybridity, exchanges, and transformations.
Gert Jan Kocken
Gert Jan Kocken is a photographer and visual artist. His work is based on ongoing research into the memory and visual representation of pivotal periods in world history, like the Second World War.
Senka Milutinović is a cross-media designer whose work revolves around storytelling, media theory, archiving, and creative writing.
Vika Mitrichenko is an artist who works with different materials, such as ceramic, clay, plaster, cement, and polyester. The problematic relationship between objects and personal recollections is central to her work.
Sithabile Mlotshwa is a visual artist, curator, and cultural producer. Her artistic practice is an inquiry into the very heart of the human condition: what makes us human and what connects us.
Pieter Paul Pothoven
Pieter Paul Pothoven is an artist and writer who seeks alternatives ways of engaging with the past in his work.
Ratu R. Saraswati
Ratu R. Saraswati is an artist who works with stories, performance, and photography. A key aspect of her practice is involving people, both in her work and with each other, in order to build empathetic relationships.
Anika Schwarzlose & Elena Khurtova
Anika Schwarzlose and Elena Khurtova live and work in Amsterdam. Both came to the Netherlands to study at the Rietveld Academie.
Victor Sonna is a multidisciplinary visual artist. In his work, Sonna moves between Cameroon and the Netherlands as he investigates the experience of being amidst two cultures.
Handan Tufan is a Kurdish filmmaker and journalist. In her work, she focuses on long-term projects that address the social issues, political conflicts, and collective memory of Turkey.
We Sell Reality
We Sell Reality is a socially rebellious label, established as a collective comprising a group of roughly 15 social designers. Besides making products and installations, We Sell Reality creates performative interventions in the public space.