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CO-OP Unseen

July 9, 2018 posted in exhibitions, open call



Happy to announce that Upominki will be representing The Netherlands during the upcoming CO-OP at Unseen Amsterdam. More info here and following.



Welcome – Natalia Sorzano!

February 10, 2018 posted in labour, open call, subsidy


Natalia Sorzano graduated with degrees in Law and fine art from Los Andes University in Bogotá, 2010. Alongside her artistic practice, she worked in the field of human rights research, and coordinated the office for LGBTIQ affairs for the Colombian Government. On 2016, Natalia finished her MFA degree in fine art (cum laude) at the Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam, where she is now based. She co-founded and co-directs the facilitative and collaborative artist-run platform by the name of GHOST. Her most recent exhibitions were at BÎTACORA (Bogotá 2018), M I A M I Prácticas Contemporáneas (Bogotá, 2017) and MACBA (Barcelona, 2017). Natalia composes and exemplifies conversations and encounters into music, video and installation works. Her practice explores belief practices, mixed identities and relation, channeling multiple voices and modes of story telling to juxtapose mysticism, politics, oral histories and theory.




HARD-CORE: Ultimate Harmony

November 13, 2012 posted in events, exhibitions, open call, projects

16 November – 25 November 2012

Opening: 16th November 2012 at 19.00h

Upominki is proud to present final results of ‘Ultimate Harmony’, a project by HARD-CORE conducted over last two weeks in our space.

On 16th November at 16h, you are cordially invited for a joint round table discussion between HARD-CORE group, and three teams of ‘Ultimate Harmony’ curators.
In this conversation HARD-CORE and nine curators will exchange their reflections about this particular exhibition-making system.

Starting from 19h the exhibition will open to the public.

15:30 door open
16:00 discussion
18:00 walk-in dinner
19:00 exhibition opening


Ultimate Harmony (title)

Curatorial System #4 – Upominki | 9-16.11 (building up) & 16-25.11 (exhibition open to public)

Curators Team 1 (I)
Curators Team 2 (II)
Curators Team 3 (III)

The curatorial system starts during the week of building up:
* We start in an empty space
* We bring all the pieces along in a finished state (First team does not get to see them.)
* First team comes in.
* Introduction of works to (I)* (I) discusses for 3-4 hours work and installment
* Entire process is being recorded.

After the visit
* Building up
* Works placed according to requirements of (I)
* Documentation is made
* Rendering and transferring documentation

* Team two comes in
* Works standing in the space
* Small introduction of the works and placement

* (II) has 3-4 hours to reassemble and discuss the positioning of the exhibition
* Rebuilding the exhibition

* Works are placed according (II) requirements
* Rendering and transferring documentation

* Last team comes in
* No introduction is being made

* (III) has 3-4 hours to reassemble and discuss the positioning of the exhibition

* Definite building up according to (III)
* Entire documentation included in the space

‘HARD-CORE’ is an Amsterdam based artists’ gathering that operates as a non-hierarchical and non-authoritarian organization. The group develops curatorial methods which objectify preferential aspects of exhibition-making. Since its establishment in 2011 hard-core has worked and exhibited in The Netherlands, Czech Republic, Sweden and Iceland. The group meets on a regular basis to have a ‘hardcore-session‘; a discussion format where a minimum of 2 hours is spent on discussing intensively each participants work and intentions.

Members: Ada AvetistAnne de BoerDaniel DresselEloïse BonneviotHrafnhildur HelgadóttirSæmundur Þór Helgason

‘Ultimte Harmony’ publication will be published in February 2013. Wish to purchase a copy? Please follow our website for futher informations.