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Ivan Argote
Elena Bajo
Stephan Balleux
Sebastien Bonin
Zachary Formwalt
Jens Haaning
Kristof Kintera
Federico Martinez Montoya
Hannu Prinz
Sarah & Charles
Nicoline van Harskamp
Mona Vatamanu & Florin Tudor

Works by other artists


Yours in Solidarity, Manifesta, Belgium
Nicoline van Harksamp (b.1975, The Netherlands). 

Nicoline van Harskamp addresses the function and power of the spoken word, and its ability to influence perception and to shape thought, both of which are instrumental to politics.  

Using footage of public presentations and debates, records of conversational writing and other available or generated material, she writes the scripts for her video and performance pieces. In most of these, actors employ countless variations of non-native English, a language that is the actual subject-matter of a new series of works.  

Given its re-deployment as the world’s most commonly used cross-border language, Van Harskamp appeals to emancipate English from its roots in the British and American empires, as well as from professional jargon. The native speaker may disappear and  a language of non-standards may emerge, the expressive abundance of which will be well worth exploring.

Nicoline van Harskamp’s previous project Yours in Solidarity, addressing the very recent history of anarchism through a correspondence archive, was presented in different stages of completion at the MUAC in Mexico City, the Frankfurter Kunstverein, Manifesta 9 in Genk, the Hillary Crisp Gallery in London, the 2013 Shanghai Biennial, GMK in Zagreb, D+T Project Gallery in Brussels, and elsewhere.

Other works were presented at the Kadist Foundation in Paris, Performa 11 in New York, the 4th Bucharest Biennial,  the SMBA in Amsterdam and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Nicoline van Harskamp has staged her live pieces at Witte de With in Rotterdam, the New Museum inNew York, the Stedelijk Museum inAmsterdam, the Arnolfini in Bristol, the Serralves Foundation in Porto and the Kaaitheater in Brussels. In 2009 she won the Dutch national prize for contemporary art, Prix de Rome.  

Nicoline van Harskamp lives and works in Amsterdam, where she is a head lecturer at the Sandberg Fine Arts Institute.

Selected Recent and upcoming Exhibitions

Hacking Habitat: Art of Control,
Wolvenplein, Utrecht, Netherlands

Frac Lorraine, Metz
KunstWerke, Berlin DE (live event)
Onomatopee, Eindhoven NL

Salonul de Projecte, Bucharest RO*
Tapies Foundation, Barcelona ES

Nasjonalmuseet, Oslo
BMW Tate Live Performance Room, London
Gotheburg Biennial, Gothenburg
Moscow Biennial, Moscow
Casa Encendida, Madrid
Yours in Solidarity, D+T Project Gallery, Brussels
Yours in Solidarity, NASA, Amsterdam
The 9th Shanghai Biennial

Anarchism Without Adjectives, Extra City Kunsthal, Antwerp
Absolut Democracy, Rotor, Graz
NEWTOPIA, The State of Human Rights, Mechelen, Curated by Katerina Gregos
Enacting Populism in its Mediaescape, Kadist art foundation, Paris

Moving Forwards, Counting Backwards, Museo Universitario de Arte Contemporanea, Curated by DeLVe

Demonstrations. Making normative orders,Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt
Any other Business, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Amsterdam

Fiction, Narrative, History, D+T Project Gallery, Brussels
Yours in Solidarity, D+T Project Gallery, Brussels
Rhizome/New Museum, New York

Monumentalism, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam