Geheime Bunker was built by the NATO during the Cold War as a secret object, hidden in the woods around Arnhem. It housed engines that served to boost kerosine to military airports and was part of an underground fuel boosting pipe network. Its codename was 5VEP. After being one of the first artists in residence here, Studio Omstand invited me to write a curatorial concept and select artists for the AIR program. The absence of public, the isolated location and the lack of basics like running water and electricity were examined as working conditions. Among the artists participating in the program were Sharon Houkema, Ad de Jong, Maarten Overdijk, Rosalie van Oorschot, Willem Besselink, Axel De Marteau en Kees van Leeuwen. In 2019 the bunker was sold and the project ended with an exhibition at Studio Omstand in 2020.
Artist in residency + solo and group exhibitions curated by Heidi Linck