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granted projects

Co-Incidence of Light

Julien Thomas

Julien Thomas received a development grant for his project Co-Incidence of Light.

‘Co-Incidence of Light is an exhibition that uses installation, performance, and spoken word to probe relations between light, movement, and time.’

This project is co-developed with dancer/choreographer Marjolein Vogels, and writer Ogutu Muraya.


Paula Montecinos en Pedro Matias

Paula Montecinos and Pedro Matias received a development grant for their project N/pantla.

N/pantla is a performative installation that merges live sound and resonant materialities, in co-existing imaginaries of subversion, remembrance and premonition. Through a corporeal debordering of fractured mixes and remixes, half-spoken words, half-screamed vocals, frequencies, whispers, thoughts, laughter and cries, invites to assemblage a listening through one another’s skin.

A (postnatural) sonic environment that echoes multiple voices, addressing how intimately tied, gendered and racialized capitalism are to our communal sense of self-preservation and self-perceptive processes.

N/pantla host the guest-voices of Johan Mijail, Angelo Custodio & Raoni Saleh

N/pantla is developed by visual artist Pedro Matias and sound artist Paula Montecinos. In a transdisciplinary approach they research attempts to involve the audience’s body into a dynamic ecosystem of sounds and extended sense of listening. N/pantla is a first attunement of a longer collaboration towards creating a porous living environment, from which the body echoes the broader socio-political and natural context.

Mobile Projections

Martina Dal Brollo

Martina Dal Brollo received a development grant for her project Mobile Projections.

What stories can be gathered from the waterways, on the edge of the city? What imaginary futures can arise from urban waste? With this artistic project, I want to rethink the use of materials defined as useless and obsolete, giving them a new identity. An archive of traces and waste will be collected along the canals of Groningen and translated into a performative action projected in an urban environment during a public event in the city centre.


Karel van Laere

Karel van Laere receives a development grant from Amarte for his project Reach!

“For the Reach project, I fantasize about an arrangement in which several laparoscopic arms attack a classical still life, or, on the contrary, manage to bring a small fragile object to life. I see possibilities for a video work and/or live performance with this spectacle in the leading role.”

Verloren Oma

Anaïs Lopez

Anaïs Lopez received a development grant for her project Verloren Oma.

“My project is about my grandmother, who in 1946 left home, hearth and two small children to go to South America with her Nazi sweetheart. At least that’s the story within the family. While looking for my grandmother to see what has become of her and to trying to understand her choices, I discovered that there is a whole lot more to it.”

Fluid Current

Sander Hagelaar

Sander Hagelaar received a development grant from Amarte for his research ‘Fluid Current’.

Water and electricity, two things that don’t go together according to our learned perception. The tension and the research is in the contrasting materials.

Carmen Schabracq

Carmen Schabracq

Artist Carmen Schabracq received a grant from Amarte.

Carmen: “During the winter months I kept a studio in an empty factory on the Hembrug site to be able to make large paintings, to further develop and investigate the theatrical aspect in my paintings and to experiment with ways of presenting in this special space named ‘De Dood’. The largest work I made is a painting of a dead horse in a bathroom after a true story by Pieke Werner. I could use the studio space via DOOR Creative Studio.”

Photo: Saskia Hardus

Iets uit het midden

Sjoerd Westbroek

Artist Sjoerd Westbroek received a development grant from Amarte.

Under the title ‘Something from the middle’, he uses relief printing techniques to research the imaginative possibilities of text in graphic arts workshops. ‘Iets uit het midden’ is a position definition that represents a shift, which is at the same time concrete and fluid, and which rather explores possibilities than draw conclusions. He works with material from his own sketchbooks and texts provided by others, in exchange for a print.

In Seclusion. Contemporary hide-outs.

Lucia Luptáková

Lucia Luptáková has received a development grant for the  project In Seclusion. Contemporary hide-outs.

Lucia investigates and maps a phenomenon of the corona era. Her project provides a glimpse into the private domain, in which admiration for the human ability to creatively deal with limited space is central. She is fascinated by the improvised hideaways that people have arranged in lockdown homes out of the need for a place of their own. Due to the shared vulnerability and the similarities in everyone’s search for comfort and security, the project appeals to a sense of togetherness and bridges the current forced distance.



Flipping the Bird

Jaap Scheeren

Jaap Scheeren werkt aan een fotoroman en film met als titel Flipping The Bird. Dit verhaal speelt zich af in de duingebieden en gaat over een persoon die graag opnieuw contact wil maken met de natuur. Tijdens zijn vele wandelingen wordt hij langzaam verliefd op het landschap en de flora en fauna en ontvouwt zich een dilemma.

Clear Blue Sky at Night

Bram Kuypers

Een project van Bram Kuypers en Lennart de Neef.

De UFM120 is een trein die controles aan de spoorwegen uitvoert en daarbij gebruik maakt van een verticale blauwe laser. Dit voorbij razende blauwe licht is ‘s nachts een spectaculaire verschijning en bron voor geruchten over UFO’s en bovennatuurlijk fenomenen. Bram en Lennart maken een film over deze markante trein.

Future Prospects III

Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa

Amarte ondersteunt het project Future Prospects III van Patrícia Pinheiro de Sousa.

“Future prospects is een collageproject dat een simulatie, een toekomstvisie op gefragmenteerde landschappen door mijnbouwactiviteiten en verstoorde economieën nabootst. Het brengt het idee van een prospectie – als een blik in de toekomst terwijl men zich door miljoenen jaren van minerale afzettingen heen graaft – samen met de volatiliteit van de presentatie van de gegevens zelf, en hoe
deze verkeerd kunnen worden gelezen, verkeerd geïnterpreteerd, omgedraaid.”

Lucas Lenglet

Lucas Lenglet

Met Vessels (run by me, made by me) gaat Lucas Lenglet een samenwerking aan met Angelique Homberg voor het realiseren van een serie handgedraaide keramische objecten. Vessels is onderdeel van een tentoonstelling in oktober 2020 bij Stigter van Doesburg en vertrekt vanuit het idee van Prepping of het voorbereiden op een ramp.

Foto expositie: Peter Tijhuis



“Doina Daantje Donna is a transmedia and transdisciplinary narrative art project. It is a story told across mediums about a woman, Donna-Daantje-Doina, who personifies the transformations of a historical space in Amsterdam. This space, what is now called the Huygens Institute of Dutch History, was formerly the Spinhuis, one of the first female prisons in the world, Amsterdam Police Headquarters and St. Ursula’s convent. Amarte funds the weaving of the narrative tapestry that Juliacks is making that will hang in the Huygens Institute indefinitely and can be visited by the public. The tapestry dyptych, for Juliacks, is like a giant comic. It’s sequence explores the narrative through character, symbols, abstraction and thread. Here are some of the drawings Juliacks made that were adapted into the design for the tapestry.”


Anouk van Zwieten

Beeldend kunstenaar Anouk van Zwieten ging de afgelopen maanden op zoek naar nieuwe manifestaties in grote, volledige schilderijen. “Ik zocht kleine elementen en details die ik een eigen ‘podium’ wilde geven. Deze vormen ben ik gaan vergroten en herhalen op doeken van verschillende formaten. Mijn recente werk is het resultaat van het proces waarin ik het ‘detail’ als een op zichzelf staand beeld gebruik.”