Residents

Julian Abraham Togar ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Özgür Atlagan TR
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Salim Bayri MA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sara Culmann RU
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tanja Engelberts NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Aldo Esparza Ramos NL/MX
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
G GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Lotte van Geijn NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Catalina González CL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Lungiswa Gqunta ZA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Takeshi Ikeda JP
  • resident
  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2021
Artor Jesus Inkerö FI
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Donghwan Kam KR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Arturo Kameya PE/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Özgür Kar TR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Penelope Koliopoulou GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sheng-Wen Lo TW/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silvia Martes NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ima-Abasi Okon GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ian Page US
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Claudia Pagès Rabal ES
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Molly Palmer GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Eoghan Ryan IE
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ratu Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tomasz Skibicki DE/PL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Mette Sterre NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Kanitha Tith KH
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
Anh Tran NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021

Team

Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)

Residency

Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)

Development

María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)

Communication

Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)

Cantina

Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Chris Buijink (chair)
Bregtje van der Haak
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Aldo Esparza Ramos

NL/MX, 1986

  • resident
    • 2019
    • 2020
    • 2021

Artist statement

Currently, most of Aldo Esparza Ramos’ poetic acts are centred on the way cacao has been implicated in the connection between modernity and coloniality. Ever since Europeans set foot on the American continent, cacao has been heavily exploited and exported. As a result, the function of cacao over more than 5,000 years of history in different cultures has been neglected and erased from Western nowledge. To this day the production chain of chocolate is marked by a global pollutive mass consumption that has transformed this natural resource into a toxic industry, destroying lands, as well as human and animal lives, leaving devastated ecosystems and ruined cultures behind.

Esparza Ramos is a griot, a travellerpoet, a decolonial storyteller. His practice is directed towards social healing; he wants to intervene in daily life and build communities around decoloniality. He cycles to parks and squares with his tricycle to roast, peel, and grind cacao beans with the public – all the while sharing stories that he comes across during his research into the histories and production of chocolate, as well as his visits to self-sustaining indigenous communities in Abya Yala (not colonised America).

The indigenous concept of sentipensar, or “thinking through feeling,” is central to his work. He stimulates an open form of dialogue in which listening to other forms of knowledge and other ways of being is actively pursued. As an intermediary between different epistemologies and perspectives, Esparza Ramos carefully walks the fine line between the risk of appropriating indigenous culture and his aim to reeducate himself and the public in their role as consumers.

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