Launch of Goldmali Gallery

I am happy to announce the launch of GOLDMALI Gallery - and its first show!

GOLDMALI is a new online-only gallery which is intended as a curated platform to show (not sell) work by artists worldwide. It is born out of the wish to discover and share the work of fellow artists.

Every exhibition runs for one month and is accessible 24/7.


Now on view until April 30, 2018:

You certainly have a particular gift for fables // ‘What Could a Stone Hide?’ by Ana Brotas

© Ana Brotas

© Ana Brotas


There have been, there will be

To be read here soon:

- How it has been to take a stroll through fluorescent woods and to get a tour by strangers via WhatsApp

- How it is to be part of the Bcademie

- How it is to switch position and to launch a new online-only gallery

- How it will be to go for a walk with a sculpture officially, for a new exhibition

- How there might be strange little things happening in Glasgow soon

Stay tuned!


Black hole watermelon

After graduation, there is exhaustion. And then excitement - everything is new and shiny! Then… confusion and greyness with a touch of FOMO. Sparkling again the next day! I am free and savage! Like a baby turtle trying to catch the big waves.*

So life as an artist is the roller coaster we got to know at art school. I already suspected that! But wait, it is only two months ago that I graduated. I made a tiny boat out of water reed and rode on a real wooden roller coaster from 1951 in Helsinki. I saw a kingfisher in Germany and found an abandoned nose, and now, back in The Hague, I am playing around with watermelons for sweet strangers in London. I draw at the kitchentable, on my knees, at the beach and on the road until I will find a new studio. I dream of sculptures. Every now and then I visit friends’ studios. I take notes at exhibitions and of course I am making luminous plans. If this is the Black Hole, then I am fine with it!


* Metaphor taken from an article by Gerda van de Glind on Mister Motley about graduating from art school. Highly recommended (Dutch only): http://www.mistermotley.nl/art-everyday-life/jonge-kunstenaars-als-baby-schildpadden-een-aanmoediging



KABK Graduation Festival 2017

Soon I will graduate.

The Graduation Festival 2017 will take place from Friday 30 June to Thursday 6 July at the Royal Academy of Art, Prinsessegracht 4 in The Hague. Entrance is free.

You can find my presentation Gib dem Affen Zucker on the ground floor at BA.020 at Bleijenburg (backside of the building), behind the one and only curved wall at the academy.

Opening hours are from 4 to 9 p.m. on Friday 30 June, and from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from Saturday 1 to Thursday 6 July. For further information please see www.kabk.nl.

Gib dem Affen Zucker


Around the corner

in the curve,

between the lines

where the rosemary grows,

and in your breath.


In meiner Muttersprache,

and in tomorrow’s hills

when the night goes fishing.


This body of work is moving.

I am alive and you,

dear stranger, as well.


The pleasure is all mine.


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