Residents

Julian Abraham 'Togar' ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
10
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
6
Özgür Atlagan TR
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
1
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
9
Salim Bayri MA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
35
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
3
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
4
Sara Culmann RU
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
20
Tanja Engelberts NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
44
Aldo Esparza Ramos NL/MX
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
43
G GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
15
Lotte van Geijn NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
25
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
13
Catalina González CL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
32
Lungiswa Gqunta ZA
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
30
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
5
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
8
Takeshi Ikeda JP
  • resident
  • 2016
  • 2020
  • 2021
27
Artor Jesus Inkerö FI
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
16
Donghwan Kam KR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
18, 18
Arturo Kameya PE/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
23
Özgür Kar TR/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
29
Pennie Key GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
40
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
37
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
39
Sheng-Wen Lo TW/NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
19
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
26
Silvia Martes NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
2
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
12
Ima-Abasi Okon GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
38
Ian Page US
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
31
Claudia Pagès ES
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
22
Molly Palmer GB
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
28
Eoghan Ryan IE
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
11
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
41
Ratu R. Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
21
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
14
Tomasz Skibicki PL/DE/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
34
Mette Sterre NL
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
33
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
36
Kanitha Tith KH
  • resident
  • 2019
  • 2020
  • 2021
24
Anh Trần NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
17
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
7

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)
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Razia Barsatie

SR, 1982

  • resident
    • 2020
    • 2021

Location

  • Room 9 (Second Floor)

Artist statement

Razia Barsatie is a Hindu (Islam) born in 1982 in Paramaribo Suriname. She is a primary nursery teacher. After graduating from Nola Hatterman Art Academy (NHAA) in 2004, she was selected for a permanent scholarship at the Rietveld academy, which had met with the NHAA, which she successfully completed for 4 years. After her graduation in 2012, she traveled to Suriname to share her knowledge of how to wear the students of the NHAA. Since 2012, Barsatie has organised not only as a teacher, but also as a female artist her Solo exhibition called “Anxious”, continued in group exhibition “Zuiver” participated in New Dakota in the Netherlands, as an actress for examples in the play “Breathe” and as artist in the Living Art Show celebrating 180 years of Theater Thalia, where she produced the work “reincarnation” with two young artists Jona Giovanny and Overdo Berghout. There was also an exhibition associated with this event where Barsatie showed her video arts with her doodles.

Due to her strong perseverance as one of the few female artists she is more often invited to Residences: Art in Residence in Moengo in Suriname, Thamy Mnyele Foundation Award in Amsterdam and the Caribbean Linked III Atelier '89 in Aruba.

Barsatie works varied. Her specialisation is a combination with Art installations in Public space, video installation, fragrance installation. The last fragrance installation is Barsatie's research and development to art not only to look, but also to feel, smell, remember to taste, in short, very taught the stimulation of all senses. Her research into the scent is “how can I keep the fragrance sustainable and in which material is it best”?

The fragrance is processed with herbs that come from its Hindustani culture.

Her work is inspired by the daily lifestyle of the Hindu culture, where she makes the taboo in Hindu culture open for discussion. They define this “problem” as the basic problem, in which there is a cultural and moral fear within the Hindu community that is considered commonplace. As a female artist, her knowledge in Art and Culture is her strong point to change this everyday moral lifestyle with a broader perspective.

An explanation of my work by my mentor

Amsterdam, May 12th, 2017
To whom it may concern,

Razia Barsatie is an observant artist and has a natural instinct for imagery in relation to the topics at stake. The preciseness of her work, and ease with which she develops it, is the result of a focused and organic working process, as if she is following a hidden execution plan. Her imaginative style of thinking enables her to deal with a personal mix of content in a way that is un-compromising, strong and at times radical and confrontational. With a strange, full hearted vulnerability, she seduces the viewer to get involved in and accept her re-interpretations and haunting cross-references in the so- called “surrounding world” through narratives which include the heritage of her Caribbean background.

In doing so she is not at all dogmatic; a strange mix of the “personal”, dealing with cultural heritage issues in a very sophisticated manner and intuitive (at times almost rational) decisions share a place in her work and merge into an exciting amalgam.

The use of uncommon media such as the f.e. the smell of spices and herbs, the ritual of doing laundry etc. tend to appeal strongly on the subconscious. They create roads by which the onlooker of her work is pulled in by their non- linguistic status and hit therefore more intense after some time. Time and its understanding as the revealer of meaning is a strong asset of Barsatie, her calmness and engaging manner of working allows you to linger and dream, to the field and moments where real meaning comes in.

Roos Theuws (visual artist)

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