Prix de Rome 2009

We love our refugees
Wood, foamboard, paint and reeds
4 x 3 x 2 m

In 2009, as part of my selection for the Prix de Rome, I made this cabin in the Zuiveringshal, where art institution De Appel temporarily was based in. The cabin was a sculptural interpretation of a cabin that failed refugees had squatted near my studio at the time. The reed that originally surrounded that cabin was installed inside my work.

Prix de Rome 2009 show in De Appel, Amsterdam (Westergasfabriek, Zuiveringshal). Curator: Sarah Farrar. Participating artists: Maze de Boer, Rossella Biscotti, Nicoline van Harskamp (winner), Rob Hornstra, Heidi Linck, Ólafur Ólafsson en Libia Castro, Marc Oosting, Sara Rajaei, Helmut Smits and Jasmijn Visser.
In collaboration with Rijksakademie and De Appel.

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