Events

Information on art projects and exhibitions on Curaçao. Background information and images of exhibits.

Upcoming events

Sculpture Trail at Blue Bay Curaçao

Sculpture Trail at Blue Bay Curaçao

The first sculpture for the Blue Bay Sculpture Trail at Blue Bay Curaçao was unveiled on the 26th of April 2017. Board of Stichting Beeldentuin Blue Bay (Sculpture trail Blue Bay Foundation), presented the first sculpture by Curaçao visual artist Ellen Spijkstra. A ceramic totem pole titled Door de jaren heen (Over the years). At the end of 2017, 6 additional sculptures will be realized along the trail running from the resort’s main entrance to the pond at Landhuis  Blauw. The sculpture trail will significantly promote the visual arts and...

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Past events

Giovanni Abath Man of Steel

Giovanni Abath Man of Steel

The exhibition at NAAM, ‘Isla den nos bida’,  covering the existence of a hundred years oil refinery in Curaçao is curated by Felix de Rooy. In the exhibition are various eye-catching art pieces on display, created by Giovanni Abath. Felix de Rooy requested Abath to make one more piece. This should be a monumental work of art to complete the series and create an ultimate link with the current historic exhibition. Abath titled this final work ‘Man of steel’. The unveiling took place on Tuesday, January 17 on the patio...

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Isla i Arte den Nos Bida

Isla i Arte den Nos Bida

Exhibition ‘Isla i Arte den nos Bida’, opens February 16, 2017. A visual art reflection on 100 years oil refinery in Curaçao, at the Curaçao Museum. The exhibition is an event by NAAM/ Isla den Nos Bida. Tuesday – Friday: 08:30 – 16:30. Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00. Closed on Sunday and Monday. Entrance fee: NAf5,-. The exhibition remains till April 14, 2017. Participants: Ailsa Anastatia, Marilyn Alcala-Wallé, Herman van Bergen, René Bergsma, Avantia Damberg, Annemieke Dicke, Marcel van Duijneveldt, Dominique...

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Bernadetta van Eps Schretlen (1934 – 2015)

Bernadetta van Eps Schretlen (1934 – 2015)

The art of Bernadetta van Eps Schretlen is widely spread in Curaçao, especially in private homes and offices, but also in public venues. On November 12th and December 28th, 2016, Landhuis Bloemhof organized a private bus tour, to visit the artist’s work in some of these public venues and offices. Her daughter Quirine van Eps, guided the tours.  

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Map of Curaçao

Map of Curaçao

Young visual artist Avantia Damberg created a monumental art piece, the Map of Curaçao. In 2014 independent art historian Jennifer Smit curated the exhibition ‘Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future’ in The Curaçao Museum. One of the younger participating artists was Avantia Damberg, with an interactive installation ‘Map of Curaçao’. It was the onset of a new art-piece, a concept, to create a map of the island consisting of the family names of Curaçao. Avantia intended to locate where on the island each name...

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Garrick Marchena in Domi Abou

Garrick Marchena in Domi Abou

Garrick Marchena creates mural in Domi Abou and guides workshop with youngsters from the neighborhood. Garrick Marchena is well known in Curaçao for his murals. Large paintings, appearing unexpectedly on buildings in Willemstad or elsewhere on the island. His murals appear on neglected walls of partly constructed buildings or left over walls from dismantled houses. The public loves and enjoys the murals he creates for they beautify the locations he chooses. Next to his own spontaneous street art he also receives commissions for murals. In...

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Uni Arte

Uni Arte

Uniarte is a new art platform that began in the Netherlands in 2010 where Sharelly Emanuelson connected and linked young artists from the Dutch Caribbean living in the Netherlands. Since end of 2015 Uniarte set foot in Curaçao, right in the heart of downtown Punda. Uniarte wants to connect, collaborate and create synergy to strengthen the art scene and enhance the engagement of the public with the arts. Uniarte Madurostraat 60 (former Casa Moderna) Curaçao Open in Curaçao since January 8, 2016. Website email:...

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Cathedral of Thorns

Cathedral of Thorns

In 2015 Curaçao visual artist Herman van Bergen will realize his project ‘Cathedral of Thorns’ in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof. The first ‘stone’ for the cathedral was laid by Mrs. Michèle Russel-Capriles, president of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied, on December 15, 2012. The Cathedral of Thorns will be created completely of thorns from the local plant Acacia Tortuosa or Wabi. In Curaçao the thorns are called sumpiñas. For decades Herman van Bergen has been experimenting with sumpiñas,...

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Opening PROJECT 3

Opening PROJECT 3

Grand opening of Project 3 on November 12, 2015 19:00 – 22:00 Schottegatweg Oost 191A Project 3 specializes in local visual arts, printing and framing. Work by various local artists: Yubi Kirindongo, Ellen Spijkstra, Ans Mezas and many more.

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Yubi Kirindongo at MIET

Yubi Kirindongo at MIET

Curaçao visual artist Yubi Kirindongo is one of the participating artist in the exhibition Female Orgasm at MIETair in Beers, the Netherlands. The exhibition can be viewed on September 6, 13, 20 and 27 (all Sundays in September). Opening words  on Sunday, September 6 by artist Atty Bax. ...

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Open Atelier Route 2015

Open Atelier Route 2015

Artist in Curaçao are preparing for the next ‘Open Atelier Route’ which will take place in February and March 2015. During two weekends a selection of visual artist (amateur, upcoming and professional artists) will open the doors of their studio for the public. Follow ‘Open Atelier Route 2015’ on Facebook The first Open Atelier Route took place in September 2006 at the instigation of the Curaçao artist foundation Artevishon. The idea was that the public could get to know the Curaçao artists by visiting them in their...

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Shipwrecked, Beauty in Deterioration

Shipwrecked, Beauty in Deterioration

The exhibition Schipbreuk, Bunitesa di Dekadensia (Shipwrecked, Beauty in Deterioration) was opened on February 15, 2014 and remains till September 28, 2014. . . Zeeuws maritiem muZEEum Nieuwendijk 11 4381 BV Vlissingen The Netherlands T (+31) 118-412498   Photographer Monique Harbers (1968) was invited by the Zeeuws Maritiem Muzeeum for this exhibition. She has been living, working and exhibiting in Curaçao for the past few years. All the photographs in this exhibition were taken above and below water around Curaçao. Beauty in...

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Caribbean: crossroads of the world

Caribbean: crossroads of the world

Participating artists from Curaçao are: Yubi Kirindongo, David Bade, Jan Henderikse, May Henriquez (1915-1999), Miss Lee Hodge (1899-1998), Olario (1891-1977), Nepomuceno (1908-1975) and Charles Eyck (1897-1983). The exhibition Caribbean: Crossroads of the World, which opened on April 18, 2014 at Pérez Art Museum Miami (PAMM), explores the diverse cultural history of the Caribbean and its diaspora, highlighting over two centuries of rarely seen works dating from after the Haitian Revolution to the present. The exhibition is the...

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Swinging through History

Swinging through History

Swinging through History – Riba Kadansa di Historia Please note: Due to weather conditions the exhibition has been removed from the bridge since June 25, and can now be seen in the Rif Fort, Otrabanda.   Curaçao, June 11, 2014. Curaçao has a rich history, formed by different population groups that were either brought over or settled on the island by choice. A melting pot of cultures, cohabiting for many generations, creating a rich cultural heritage. Gallery Alma Blou together with foundation Arte’99 is organizing one of...

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Tula 2.0

Tula 2.0

Curaçao, June 10, 2014 Tula 2.0, organized by Mon Art Gallery and foundation Arte’99. Tula led the slave revolt in 1795. Now 14 artists explore the identity of a new and contemporary fighter for freedom. . “Freedom. Nothing more and nothing less!” Tula’s answer when asked what he was fighting for, was straightforward and resounds to this day. His ideals are still persued. His struggle is still not over. If Tula woud be here with us today, how would he experience our society in 2014? Would he be disappointed or...

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Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul

Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul

Curaçao visual artist Yubi Kirindongo is honored with a large solo art-show in Museum Beelden aan Zee in the Hague, the Netherlands, from January 31st till June 1st, 2014. The exhibition is titled “Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul”. . Museum Beelden aan Zee Harteveltstraat 1 2586 EL the Hague Netherlands T: +31 (0)70-3585857 The catalogue, or rather biography on Yubi Kirindongo, is written by Thomas Meijer zu Schlochtern and is available in Papiamento, Dutch and English. Click here for more information on the...

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Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future

Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future

Foundation Arte ’99 Pa libertat is presenting a new art event in the series to commemorate 150 years of abolition of slavery. The exhibition Exploring the Past to Envisage the Future is curated by Curaçao art historian Jennifer Smit. Mrs. Lusette Verboom-Fairbairn, chairman of Foundation Arte ’99  and Jennifer Smit opened the exhibition on February 14, 2014. Exploring the Past to Commemorate the Future is inspired by the collection of NAAM, our institute for National Archaeological and Anthropological Memory Management....

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Yubi Kirindongo book and exhibition

Yubi Kirindongo book and exhibition

On March 15, 2014 Gallery Alma Blou hosted the opening of the exhibition on internationally renowned artist Yubi Kirindongo, titled: Yubi Kirindongo. Rebelde di Alma i Kurpa (Yubi Kirindongo. Rebel in Art & Soul). . The exhibition is organized to celebrate the Curaçao presentation of a book on his life and artistic oeuvre. Writer is Thomas Meijer zu Schlochtern from the Netherlands. By Yubi’s special request it is available in Papiamentu, English and Dutch. Translation in Papiamentu was done by Stanley Braafheid and Lusette Verboom....

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Nation in Transition

Nation in Transition

Participating artists Ailsa Anastatia, Carl Ariza, Avantia Damberg, Marvi Johanna Franco Zapata, Saneeya Kanga, Pito Polo, Brett Russel, Omar Sling, Babette de Waele and Giovani Zanolino. Meet & Greet: March 15, 2014, from 10:30 a.m. ‘Naked’, Ailsa Anastatia’s installation for the art show Nation in Transition is placed on the floor, facing the open doors to the gardens of Bloemhof. A row of wooden frames are placed at various distances from each other. Some are marked with blue coloring and the whole is lighted from within with...

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Tropical Kingdom in Zwolle

Tropical Kingdom in Zwolle

The exhibition Tropisch Koninkrijk (Tropical Kingdom) in Museum de Fundatie in Zwolle, the Netherlands, commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Dutch Kingdom. It is an extensive overview of the contemporary art of Curaçao, Aruba, Bonaire, St. Maarten, St. Eustatius and Saba. With 20 participating artists, Museum de Fundatie is presenting a large variaty of artworks ranging from traditional paintings to modern installations. The exihibition is curated by Maarten de Jager, arthistorian and publicist. He selected the following...

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Tanya Haynes Under H2O

Tanya Haynes Under H2O

The Curaçao Maritime Museum is celebrating its 15th anniversary with a Fun Fine Art exhibition by Tanya Haynes titled ‘Under H2O’. Tanya Haynes (Ohio, 1962) is a talented artist and has been living in Curaçao since 2010. She is also a passionate scuba diver and as a visual artist specializes in underwater scenes. A few of the paintings in the exhibition are actually made underwater, while scuba diving. Tanya has participated regularly in group exhibitions in Curaçao since moving to the island. In 2012 she made a special...

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It Takes Two

It Takes Two

Visual artists from Curaçao, Rien te Hennepe and Marjon Wegman are exhibiting in Surinam. The show is titled ‘It Takes Two’ and features sculptures by Rien te Hennepe and ceramics by Marjon Wegman. Both artist use local materials for their artworks. The opening took place on November 15, 2013. Alida Neslo, a Dutch-Surinam actress opened the exhibition in a friendly, informal way by interviewing the two artists. On the whole the exhibition was enthusiastically received. The two artist are pleased with the event and feel they were...

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Charles Eyck in ‘Doesji Korsouw’

Charles Eyck in ‘Doesji Korsouw’

Landhuis Bloemhof in Curaçao is currently showing the exhibition “Charles Eyck after 60 years back in Doesji Korsouw”. Sixty years ago, in 1952, the renowned Dutch visual artist Charles Ecyk (1897-1983) stayed in Curaçao for a period of several months. He came to the island on invitation by doctor Chris Engels (1907-1980) and during that visit also spent a few weeks in Bonaire. His sojourn was very productive, artistically speaking, because he spent his time painting, drawing, experimenting with tiles and even created a few monumental...

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Tropical Impressions in Landhuis Vredenberg

Tropical Impressions in Landhuis Vredenberg

For this exhibition of paintings, amateur artist Lesley Peterson teamed up with his ex-student Yvette Barrientos. Lesley Peterson (1943) was born in Sint Maarten and came to Curaçao as an infant. Painting has always been his hobby and he taught himself several techniques through books, magazines and workshops. In 1970 he founded Libertas together with Wim de Waal, located at the Scharlooweg. Libertas was a meetingplace and exhibition hall for amateur artists and existed from 1970 till 1973. Through the years Lesley kept on painting and...

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Libertat, 150 Aña Abolishon di Sklabitut

Libertat, 150 Aña Abolishon di Sklabitut

Libertat (Freedom) is the exhibition in the art gallery of Kas di Kultura in Curaçao to commemorate 150 years of abolition of slavery. Helen de Haas coordinated this event by request of foundation Arte ’99 pa libertat. She selected and coached the 21 participants for several months, challenging their imagination and artistry. The result is an exhibition surpassing her expectations. Many of the participants impressed Helen, submitting arresting and gripping pieces. At the opening ceremony she spoke about artists as the voice of a community....

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Hortence Brouwn in Gallery Alma Blou

Hortence Brouwn in Gallery Alma Blou

Women and movement are the most remarkeble characteristics in this solo exhibition by Hortence Brouwn. ‘Poëzie in steen’ (Poetry in stone) consists of 27 objects in marble, Curaçao lime stone and bronze. The objects represent mostly women in different poses and situations. Some sculptures also relate to animals (a horse, birds) or represent another favorite theme of the artist: the embrace. The titles for the artworks are descriptive and a little poetic. Her bronze objects are named ‘Delicate contact’, ‘Enjoying the sun and the...

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Exhibition celebrating abolition of Slavery in Curaçao in 1863

Exhibition celebrating abolition of Slavery in Curaçao in 1863

The new art exhibition in the Curaçao Maritime Museum, Expositie ter viering van de afschaffing van Slavernij op Curaçao in 1863 (Exhibition celebrating the abolition of slavery in Curaçao in 1863), was opened on Sunday, August 4, 2013.   New exhibition Leo Helms, director of the Curaçao Maritime Museum, is proud of the current exhibition in his museum. ‘We invited Annemieke Dicke because we consider her one of the best artist we have’, he says, ‘her two installations are definitely the highlights of the presentation.’ Anja...

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Herman van Bergen: The Cathedral of Thorns

Herman van Bergen: The Cathedral of Thorns

The Cathedral of Thorns is an art project by visual artist Herman van Bergen in Curaçao. This year, 2013 will see the culmination of his most daring project with thorns: a labyrinth to be erected in the garden of Landhuis Bloemhof. The first stone for the labyrinth was laid by the president of the Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Caribisch Gebied, Mrs. Michèle Russel-Capriles on December 15th, 2012. When the first wall was finished in April, 2013, Van Bergen invited fellow artists to his studio where the project is being prepared. ...

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Curaçao selection for Benetton’s ‘Imago Mundi’

Curaçao selection for Benetton’s ‘Imago Mundi’

On Saturday morning August 24, 2013 Landhuis Bloemhof hosted a special viewing of the Curaçao selection for the Imago Mundi collection of Luciano Benetton. Luciano Benetton (Italy, 1935) is founder and chairman of the Benetton Group. His clothing and accessories company is active in 120 countries. He is also a well known art collector who is now attracting a lot of attention for a unique contemporary and international art collection called Imago Mundi. ...

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Nelson González in Landhuis Bloemhof

Nelson González in Landhuis Bloemhof

‘Milk Drops’ is a multi disciplinary art project by visual artist Nelson González. This exhibition marks the start of the year long activities by foundation ‘Arte’99, pa libertad’ (Arte ’99, for freedom) in Curaçao to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in the Dutch Kingdom. Nelson González (1979) was born in Venezuela and is living in Aruba since 2003. In 2000 he participated in  the international art project ‘Watamula, the breathing holes’ in Curaçao. His previous...

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The Longest Painting 2013

The Longest Painting 2013

Visual artist in Curaçao are preparing themselves for a new national event: The longest painting in the Kingdom of The Netherlands. On June 29 and 30, 2013 visual artists and the people of Curaçao are invited to take part in this spectaculair event: Creating a 2 km long painting on canvas. The idea for this project was conceived by Curaçao visual artist Ashley Mauricia. In 2009 Ashley founded the ‘Curaçao World’s Longest Painting’ with the intention to create the longest painting of the world (500 meters). As a test he organized...

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Machteld Solinger Lecture

Machteld Solinger Lecture

Current Artist in Residence at the Instituto Buena Bista in Curaçao, Machteld Solinger is giving a lecture at Gallery Alma Blou on June 27, 2013. Machteld Solinger (1986) was born in The Netherlands and studied at the AKV/St. Joost Academie in Breda. In the past months Machteld stayed at Instituto Buena Bista as Artist in Residence and also taught the seminar Abstract Painting to the students of IBB. In this part of the curriculum the students learn to observe and interpret their environment by looking at form, material, texture and color....

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Orange Fringes – Franje van Oranje

Orange Fringes – Franje van Oranje

Saturday May 18, 2013 the new art exhibition at Landhuis Bloemhof in Curaçao was opened by acting Governor Adèle van der Pluijm-Vrede. Franje van Oranje or Orange Fringes, is a special group exhibition in honor of the Dutch monarchy. On April 30th 2013, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands abdicated the throne and her son Willem-Alexander and his wife Máxima became the new king and queen. Landhuis Bloemhof invited the participants, artists and amateurs, to make an artpiece to commemorate this historic event. The exhibition shows a variety of...

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Bai Bin & Where Air Meets Water

Bai Bin & Where Air Meets Water

After a 5 year stay on the island visual artist Mimi van Bindsbergen is returning to The Netherlands. Before saying goodbye to Curaçao, Mimi is exhibiting at Mon Art Gallery. Mimi is not sure if or when she will be back again, but the title of this last exhibition already anticipates her return: Bai Bin,  Leave and Return. – Her paintings in the exhibition tell the story of the past 5 years that Mimi spent in Curaçao. Earth colors are dominant in the older paintings because at first Mimi was mainly exploring the landscape. But at...

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John de Bont exhibits in Gallery Alma Blou

John de Bont exhibits in Gallery Alma Blou

Sculptor John de Bont (Amsterdam, 1948) exhibits at Gallery Alma Blou in Curaçao. The opening will take place on May 9th, at 6 PM. Although at present John lives in Amsterdam, he has always considered Curaçao his home away from home. He lived in Curaçao for 20 years, working as a visual artist and teaching at the local art academy Akademia di Arte. He was also one of the driving forces behind the opening of a bronze foundery (Bronsgieterij) in 1998, together with Hortence Brouwn and Anne de Vries. Two of his bronze portraits are on...

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Artist Studio – Het Boog Atelier

Artist Studio – Het Boog Atelier

Mon Art Gallery in Curaçao, located in  The Renaissance Rif Fort Otrobanda is organizing a special event. For two weeks, two visual artists will be working together in one of the vaults of the old Rif Fort. Visitors are encouraged to enter the studio and observe the creative process.   Ria Houwen and Mimi van Bindsbergen are both fascinated by the human body but have a different view and approach when working with a model. In this temporarily artist studio they will work out previously made sketches of the same model. ...

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Roest & Koraal

Roest & Koraal

Roest & Koraal. Première of a filmed portrait of Ellen Spijkstra, visual artist in Curaçao, by Felix de Rooy and Kirk Claes. Ellen Spijkstra arrived in Curaçao in 1980 and has since worked on the island as a ceramist, photographer, designer and teacher. Through her work as a visual artist she has had a notable influence on the art scene of the island and has left her marks on various locations. Apart from shots of her artworks the movie will show Ellen in her studio and at several other spots on the island. Ellen will be explaining her...

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Sculptress Hortence Brouwn: Open House

Sculptress Hortence Brouwn: Open House

Visit Hortence Brouwn at her outdoor studio located in the gardens of Landhuis Bloemhof. Meet the artist and enjoy the beautiful statues made in Curaçao lime-stone. Her work is also for sale. Hortence will be present between 10 AM and 4 PM. – Hortence Brouwn was born in Surinam and attended the Art Academy in Surinam between 1960 and 1963. She came to Curaçao in 1973 but before that she was working as a mathematics teacher in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In Curaçao she taught maths at the Lauffer MAVO till 1996. Next to being a teacher...

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Happy Glass at Landhuis Bloemhof

Happy Glass at Landhuis Bloemhof

‘Happy Glass’, exhibit of glass sculptures showing roll-ups, streamers and plates by glass artist Luis La Rooy (The Netherlands, 1947) at Landhuis Bloemhof, Curaçao.     “Louis always insists on staying away from the obviously beautiful and elegant qualities of glassblowing. Instead he prefers bold and dramatic forms, forms which are at the limits of our control. Always pushing the boundaries of what is possible.” from: Richard Price in ‘Louis La Rooy. Happy Glass’, 2011. In 1995 Louis La Rooy participated in a group...

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Hortence Brouwn – Open House

Hortence Brouwn – Open House

Saturday, May 4th, 2013 sculptress Hortence Brouwn has an Open House at her studio in the gardens of Landhuis Bloemhof. Hortence will be present from 10 AM till 2 PM. Visit her workplace at Bloemhof and meet the artist. She is exhibiting statues in Curaçao lime-stone and Italian marble. Her work is for sale.

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New ‘Big Mama’ sculpture by Hortence Brouwn

New ‘Big Mama’ sculpture by Hortence Brouwn

You will find this new ‘Big Mama-sculpture’ by Hortence Brouwn patiently sitting under a tree full of shadow at Pietermaai. This very large concrete sculpture, dressed in a colorful robe, with curlers in her hair is an amazing sight when entering the small square at the end of Kalksteeg.     The following pictures were made at Pietermaai, during the making of the concrete sculpture. ...

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Documentary on Capricorne

Documentary on Capricorne

De Wonderboom. Kunst van Capricorne. Showing at Gallery Alma Blou on April 13, 2013 at 7.15 PM.   The world premiere of the documentary on José Maria Capricorne took place during the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam on April 7, 2013 at The Cinemas in Curaçao. Both producers Tanja Fraai and Mike Ho-Sam-Sooi were present at the event. José Maria Capricorne (Curaçao, 1932) is a renowned visual artist of Curaçao and one of the first local artist with a formal artistic training. He attended the Amsterdamse Grafische School...

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Exhibit by José Maria Capricorne

Exhibit by José Maria Capricorne

Documentary ‘De Wonderboom’ (The Enchanted Tree) and a new art exhibit by José Maria Capricorne at Gallery Alma Blou in Landhuis Habaai. Exhibit opens at 5:30 PM, Documentary shows at 7:15 PM. José Maria Capricorne was born in Curaçao in 1932. On the occasion of his 80th birthday last year, filmmakers Tanja Fraai and Mike Ho-Sam-Sooi made a documentary on the person that is locally regarded as one of the nestors of the visual arts in Curaçao. The documentary was released at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam (Curaçao...

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Instituto Buena Bista opens group exhibit on April 25, 2013

Instituto Buena Bista opens group exhibit on April 25, 2013

The complete institute at IBB will join in the new group art exhibit opening on April 25th at the Mohikanenweg 8 in Curaçao. Avantia Damberg, local artist in residence at IBB will be exhibiting drawings and installations. Her presentation is titled ‘A Bird Told Me’. Avantia Damberg (Leeuwarden, 1977)  graduated in 2007 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. She stayed in The Netherlands for 4 years additional years. During that time she exhibited internationally and expanded her experience in disciplines like painting, video-art,...

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Brigitte Wawoe at Landhuis Bloemhof

Brigitte Wawoe at Landhuis Bloemhof

The new art exhibit of Brigitte Wawoe (Germany, 1939) in Curaçao is titled ‘Le Carnaval des Animaux’. This time the art gallery of Landhuis Bloemhof has been taken over by artworks of animals. Marble elephants and dolphins, bronze horses and a crystal lion together with paintings of swans, flamingo’s and more,  are all brought together in a harmonious art show. With this new exhibit Brigitte Wawoe once again proves her artistry, craftsmanship and flair. ...

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From Woman to Woman in Gallery Alma Blou

From Woman to Woman in Gallery Alma Blou

On International Women’s Day 2013, Gallery Alma Blou in Curaçao opens a new art exhibit aptly titled ‘From Woman to Woman’. A special event as it is also the first solo of Lies Bruens (Curaçao, 1954). Lies, an ex-student of the well known artist Ria Houwen, is starting her artistic career by exhibiting 24 paintings of the female body. ‘Although I had never really painted before, it soon became a passion’, says Lies. ‘I prefer painting people and focus mainly on the human body. Up till now my work has been realistic, but at...

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The Magical Rainforest by Heleen Cornet

The Magical Rainforest by Heleen Cornet

Heleen Cornet: “Living on the small island of Saba in the Caribbean Sea, with a magical mossy rainforest at its top, there are no limits to inspiration for me. While camping in the middle of nature, surrounded by the sounds of the birds, dripping water and wind, it doesn’t take long to let go of the noise that is normally, unknowingly, always in the background. The Magical Rainforest-series is a result of this.” Heleen Cornet (The Netherlands, 1945) exhibits at Mon Art Gallery, Curaçao, from February 25th till March 10th,...

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Plein Air Festival Curaçao

Plein Air Festival Curaçao

The second edition of the international Plein Air Curaçao Festival took place on various locations on the island. On Friday, March 1st, participants settled themselves on the terrace of Gallery Alma Blou, in Landhuis Habaai, to make paintings of traditional local musical instruments.   The musical instruments are from the National Archaeological Antropological Museum (NAAM). ...

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Back to Nature – A homage to our mondi.

Back to Nature – A homage to our mondi.

‘Back to Nature’ is a group exhibition to pay homage to the mondi of Landhuis Bloemhof and simultaneously mark the inauguration of the mondi-trails. The exhibit opens on February 2nd, 2013. Michèle Russel – Capriles will guide a workshop ‘Giving back to Nature’, in the hofi area.     Participants: Babs de Brabander, Herman van Bergen, Martie Genger, Goilo Brothers, Tanya Haynes, Asyla ten Holt, Serena Janet Israel, Arlette Jonis, Julie Kooijman, Midzy Longuevergne,  Krista van der Meijden, Rien te...

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Ellen Spijkstra exhibits ‘Oud en Nieuw’ (Old and New)

Ellen Spijkstra exhibits ‘Oud en Nieuw’ (Old and New)

Ellen Spijkstra‘s new photographic series ‘Clean and Fresh’ are printed on poly-silk. The photographic theme is the fresh laundry, hanging outside to dry  in the Caribbean wind and sun. For the exhibit the photo’s were casually displayed, hanging with clothes pegs on a rope between the palm trees, on the patio of the hotel. As explained in the opening speech by Frank Kunneman, the artist was approached by the lawyer’s office of Vaneps Kunneman Vandoorne for their yearly calendar. It was then decided that Ellen...

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Elisa Lejuez in Brakkeput Mei Mei

Elisa Lejuez in Brakkeput Mei Mei

Elisa Lejuez, visual artist from Aruba exhibits at Brakkeput Meimei with a selection of paintings.        

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Landhuis Bloemhof: Julie Kooijman

Landhuis Bloemhof: Julie Kooijman

Julie Kooijman exhibits at Landhuis Bloemhof from November 14th 2012 till January 9th 2013. The exhibit ‘NOTHING IS PERFECT’ features ceramics and paintings by Julie Kooyman. Opening words by Mrs. Ruthsella Jansen.    

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Gallery Alma Blou: Nelson González

Gallery Alma Blou: Nelson González

Aruban visual artist Nelson González exhibits at Gallery Alma Blou with ‘Psychographic Acts’   Click: Video by Nelson González  

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Anna Oltheten exhibits at Grote Berg

Anna Oltheten exhibits at Grote Berg

In December 2012 visual artist Anna Oltheten exhibits new work at a different location on top of Grote Berg (en route to Bandabou).  The place is normally used as a workshop/garage but all machinery and equipment has been removed to make it fit for a visual art exhibit.    

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The Curaçao Museum: ZZ-Team

The Curaçao Museum: ZZ-Team

Philippe Zanolino with his son Giovani Zanolino at the opening of their exhibition in the Curaçao Museum. Photographed by Hugo de Klerk (2012)

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