Presentations overview 2012-2021


  • October 17-31, 2019: Stay in ColorElefante, artist’s residency.
  • October 27, 2019: Den Helder group show till December 15, 2019.
  • September 28, 2019: NDSM OPEN Open studio’s at the NDSM Art City


  • July 12 – October 6, 2019 – Fuse, NDSM group show. Opening July 12, 5pm
  • July – August 2019 – Collaborating with dancer Suzan Tunca on her new project in DasArts, Amsterdam


  • June 21-23, 2019 , Opening June 21, 5pm
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    Nieuw Dakota, Amsterdam
    Exhibition Master Aristic Research
    University of Amsterdam. More info
  • February – April, 2019
    Work and study in Valencia, Spain.
    Comunicacio Audiovisual, Universidad de Valencia.
  • June 2019
    Working on graduation Master Artistic Reseach
    University of Amsterdam.
  • May – June 2019
    Opening May 31, 2019
    Exhibition in Show Window
    Amsterdam. See more


  • December 2018 – June 2019
    Organization range of window exhibitions for students of the Master Aristic Research, University of Amserdam.
  • December 2018, January 2019
    Thursday evenings 5pm – 6.30, NDSM.
    Workshops in Text writing for artists.
  • Saturday October 13, 2018; 12-6pm
    Open studio NDSM.

  • September 14-16, 2018 Opening September 14, 5pm with a performance of Tribal Baroque. Group show Loods 6, Amsterdam. Read more
  • Curator and participant Group show NDSM, Amsterdam. Opening September 02, 5-7pm With the poet Elmar Kuiper and performance of Tribal Baroque. August 23 – Sept 09, 2018
  • June 30, 2018; 2-5.30pm
    Lecture NECCS
    CCVA@Cafe Chercher
    Doelenzaal, University Library
    Singel 424, Amsterdam
  • May 28, 2018
    Group show Artistic Research
    Vox Pop, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, 1012 ZA Amsterdam.
  • May 25, 2018, opening 5pm
    Open each Th – Su; 12-17pm during the summer
    Group show NDSM, Amsterdam.
    Showing a video in a cabin on wheels.
    May 26-27, 2018; Open studio’s North of Amsterdam.
  • May 22, 2018; 5-6.30pm
    Curating film program in Eye Filmmuseum
    Too far/ Too close/ the screen as mediator
  • April 24, 2018, 6-8pm Giving a lecture at Cafe Chercher Vox-Pop, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam With drinks, soup and Sara-Lot van Uum
  • February 17, 2018
    In article NRC about exhibitions in the living room.
  • February 17, 2018
    Group show Artistic Research
    De Punt, Amsterdam.
  • Spring 2018
    Following two new courses at the UvA during the master Artistic Research
    ‘Curating the Moving Image’ and ‘Thinking the Moving Image’.
  • January 18, 2018
    ‘Edges’ for solo percussion with amplified Plexiphone & electronic samples (2008)
    C.V. Oorebeek, music Ester Eva Damen, visual artist, filmmaker
    with the video made for the original project
    Bart de Vrees op Zolder


  • December 03, 2017, 1-4pm
    Teaching, a compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • October 2017
    Portraits of artists at the NDSM Art City
    In collaboration with Eef van der Meer
  • October 2017
    Clips for Dichter op de Deel in Friesland, Exmorra.
  • October 27 – December 01, 2017
    Creative Writing: Practice, Research and Reflection
    Following a course at the OSL, the national research network for literary theory. Creative writing techniques as forms of artistic research and methodological inspiration.
  • Weekend October 07-08, 2017; 12-6pm
    Open Studio NDSM (NDSM plein nr. 77)
  • Weekend October 14-15, 2017
    A compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • Fall 2017
    Starting a Master in Artistic Research, University of Amsterdam.
  • Weekend September 16-17, 2017
    Text writing for artists in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • Summer 2017
    Ruzje Wyn, a range of poetry films.
    Script development with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund.
  • May 20-21, 2017
    Open studio trajectory South of Amsterdam.
    Performance. Show window and open shop.
  • March 28 – April 20, 2017
    Working in Catalonia, Spain.
  • February 19 and April 23, 2017
    ‘Greide sessions’, Development Friesian poetry film project
    within: Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018.
  • March 11-12, 2017
    Text writing for artists and a compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • January 15, 2017
    Pitch Friesian poetry film project Heerenveen.
    Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018
  • January, 2017
    Website design for painter Clara van der Putt.


  • Fall 2016; show December 2016
    Advice Jacqueline Kooter for film proposal Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam.
  • December 18, 2016, 3.25pm
    Presenting ‘Notebook Fenix’ at the NKBV, organisation of Dutch climbers.
    Other lecturers are Roanne van Voorst about her book ‘Everything is under control’
    and Milan Colling (Dutch Picture Industry). Program
    Eetcafe Oerknal ; Science Park 306; Amsterdam
  • November 12-20, 2016 (open weekends & fr 18; 1-5pm), Opening party November 12; 8pm-12am; drinks & music.
    Set#Fenix; Group exhibition in the previous Fenix factory in Amsterdam
    on the theme of Urban Development. Each day warm soup and a campfire.
  • September 2016
    Working on a creative lightning solution for exhibition space ‘de Huiskamer’
    in collaboration with Joris Berger.
    Opening with exhibition Het Tekenkabinet.
  • From September 13 and again from November 01, 2016
    Text writing for artists Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • June 28, 2016; 11 am and night session:
    Teaching Text writing for Artists in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.
  • June 21 – July 19, 2016
    Working period Catalonia, Spain (part 2).
    Residency in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.
  • Text writing for artists
    From May 24 and restarting September 13, 2016 in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • April 08 – May 19, 2016
    Working period Catalonia, Spain.
    Residency in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.
  • February 02-06, 2016, presentation February 06, 4-9pm
    4Bid Gallery in Amsterdam.
    Collaborating with dancer Vanessa Grass and Bettina Neuhaus.
    Recording their project ‘Material Space Material Self’.
  • Scriptwriting and storytelling
    From January, 12 and restarting February, 23, 2016 in Cinetol Amsterdam.


  • December 20, 2015, 2pm
    Gallery Gaia
    Showing ‘Edges’ during a poetry afternoon.
    79 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11201; (718) 921-5949
    Sat-Sun: 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm.
  • Wall street journal interview Adam Tendler on ‘Edges’ and ‘the Uncaged Toy Piano Festival’.
  • December 04, 2015, 7pm
    Museum of Moving Images in Astoria (Queens) New York
    Showing the film ‘Edges’ with a new performance of the piece by Christina Viola Oorebeek
    during the Uncaged Toy Piano Festival.
  • October 12 – 22, 2015
    Working period in Catalonia with 4 visual artists.
  • Text writing for artists
    Weekend October 03-04, 2015; each month in Cinetol, Amsterdam. Location.
  • Scriptwriting and storytelling
    From September 15, 2015 in Cinetol Amsterdam.
  • May, 2015
    Coaching Vera Habes as a director on her educational video-project Serious Soap.
  • April 30 – May 10, th-su 14-19 pm, 2015
    Official opening May 03
    14:30 Walk Ellen Mookhoek
    16:00 Opening exhibition with workshop seedbombs
    Info and location Participation Expo Glass House ‘Salad Gardens’ Amsterdam
  • Notebook Salad Gardens, Amsterdam – Ester Eva Damen reseraches Urban Gardening in the Glass House near the so-called ‘Salad Gardens” in Amsterdam. Topics are culture versus nature, the exploitation of small or unusual spaces for gardening and the edibility of wild greens or even urban animals in Amsterdam. During the exhibition, a workshop will take place on the manufacturing of seedbombs for guerrilla gardening. A guided tour will show where wild edibles can be found in the neighborhood of the Glass House and how they can be used in cooking. In collaboration with Ellen Mookhoek, hunter and urban forager.
    Text, photo, video.
  • Friday, February 13h, 2015; 17:00 – 23:00
    Participation: Bring Your Own Beamer in A-lab
    Address: A Lab, Overhoeksplein Amsterdam, between Eye museum and Tolhuistuin
    Access: from the boat straight on, pass the Tolhuis, take the road to the left, pass the bridge, the building is to the left ; Free entrance – Suggested donation E5
    Read more about Bring Your Own Beamer (worldwide)
    Kitchen & Bar 18:00 – 21:00 by Coffee Virus: Veg. Couscous/Hotdog/Salad E4/7
  • BYOB Amsterdam, photo by Idan Shilon
    Bring your own beamer
  • January 12-16, 2015
    Short stay at residence for artists Jiwar Barcelona.


  • December 15, 2014 – January 12, 2015
    Participation Hybrid Identities at Palazzo Flangini Venice.
    International video-art and performing art festival.
    Photo reportage
  • November 19-21, 2014
    Participation group show Hidden Rooms at Ca Zanardi Venice.
    International video-art, experimental dance and performing art festival.
  • Weekend November 01 & 02, 2014
    Showing a preview of the video-installation ‘The Body between Knowledge and Belief’ with dancer Suzan Tunca within the Open Studio trajectory Ontdek de Kunst van Zuid in Cinetol Tolstraat, Amsterdam.
  • September 2014
    Participation group show Fort Edam Holland. More information.
  • July 01 -10, 2014
    Participation group show Pixels of identities at Mixer Istanbul.
    International video-art, photography, installation and performing art festival.
  • April 06, 2014, 3pm
    Artists talk Maumau Istanbul.
  • April 03 – 10, 2014; Opening April 03, 6.30pm
    Participation group show at Maumau Istanbul.
    With Emma Fineman (USA) and Jane Henning (South Africa).
  • March 14 & April 04, 2014
    Public lesson in Text writing for artists hosted by artists residency program Maumau Istanbul.
  • March – April, 2014
    Working period Istanbul.
  • February 20, 2014; 8-11pm
    SMBA with Suzan Tunca
    within her studies Artistic Research.
    SMBA; Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam; 020 422 0471
  • February, 08, 2014; 8pm-midnight. Participation The CumulusWith Joris Berger. Kunstkapel (Lau Peters), Prinses Irenestraat 21, Amsterdam. Performances en installaties curated by Jaap Pieters and Lee Ellickson.


  • November 03, 2013; 1-6 pm
    Script in the range Het Schrijfpaleis during the Cultural Sunday Culturele Zondag
    HKU Akademietheater, Janskerkhof 18, Utrecht.
  • September 2013
    Short video-interviews with young film producers commissioned by Hotel des Muses promoting the re-issue of a book about filmproduction Films produceren – handboek voor professionals by Carolien Croon and producer Stienette Bosklopper (Circe Films).
  • Fall 2013
    Working on the documentary proposal Phantom Pain Fantoompijn.
    This proposal was develloped in collaboration with van der Hoopfilm.
    The portraits will also be shown as an installation.
  • Spring and summer 2013
    Working out a script with choreographer and dancer Suzan Tunca
    named Kan Cekiyor to be realized in Istanbul
    with producer de Productie.
  • May 27 & 28, 2013
    First round IDFA workshop.
  • May 17, 2013
    ‘Sketch for a city’, with architect Joris Berger in Kulter
    with a concert of bass clarinettist Fie Schouten.
    She is playing: Schattenklange (1995) – Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) 11min
    solo bass clarinettist and screen & shadow.
    After that you will hear Simone Marzocchi (Lugo -Italy- 1982)
    trompet player, composer and singer, active in new music.

Foto: Harry Sparnaay photographed by Serge Ligtenberg (1996)

  • April 18 – June 30, 2013 Passage along show windows, Bellamy-area Amsterdam (show window nr. 7) with the artists of SetNet. Opening April 18, 2013 7.30pm party in Bellamy garden with Penjak Silat (Indonesian streetdance). Download flyer & map (PDF).
  • Course in text writing for artists
    Meeting for one month every Friday evening, 4 lessons; 8.30pm; SkyHighGravity Studio, Amsterdam.
  • Story- and scripwriting
    Meeting for two months every Friday evening, 8 lessons; 7pm; SkyHighGravity Studio, Amsterdam.


  • December 13 – November 01, 2012 Cafetera film project in Kulter
    Participants each make a video of one minute, only the last 10 seconds will be shown to the next participant, who will take this as a starting point for a new short. Each Thursday another filmmaker in the picture during a meal.
  • Cafetaria Film Project

December 01 – 02, 2012
Launch of booklet and website of the Amsterdam Dinner Movement platform of small Artists Initiatives in Amsterdam. Foundation Jetty is connected with this platform.
Presentation during the Kunstvlaai 2012 in Amsterdam.

  • November 23 – 24, 2012; 7pm-1am Participation event to say goodbye to the former Filmmuseum in Vondelpark. With a film program of Jaap Pieters, Barbara Meter; Wim van der Aar. October 28 cafe Vertigo was open for the last time. The Vondelparkpaviljoen will be the next residency of the Avro.
  • November 03, 2012; 7-12pm
    Script within Het Schrijfpaleis during the Museumnacht.
    Expo zaal, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond – Nes 45 – Amsterdam.
  • October 24 – 30, 2012
    Look at the posters spread during Present your artworld.
    Small artist initiatives make each 4 posters to be distributed in MUPI s in the city of Amsterdam.
  • October 26 – 28, 2012
    Studio Tour Ontdek de Kunst van Zuid.
    Rustenburgerstraat 385 huis, Amsterdam # Ferdinand Bol str.
    Tram 3, 25, 24, 16.
  • October 09, 2012, 8.30-10pm
    Public lesson in Text writing for artists within the initiative Trade School.
    W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam.
  • September 22, 2012; 9pm
    First posters of ‘Present Your Artworld’ by Foundation Jetty in W139, Amsterdam.
    22 Participating initiatives meet.
    W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam. We present ‘Sketch for a City V’.
  • September 20, 2012;, 4-5pm
    Radio-broadcast within ‘Present your Artworld’.
  • September and November 2012
    Collaboration with choreographer and dancer Suzan Tunca dancing at ICK (Emio Greco). Research ‘Double sided canvas’.

Photo: Suzan Tunca by Malou Tan

  • Nomination Filmhuis Den Haag with an idea for a video installation Jungle stories during Workspace 12 June 2012.
  • July 12 – July 02, 2012. Opening May 13, 4pm. Sketch for a City IV. Tour along show windows Kunsttraject with SetNet. Gather at Limburg Stirumplein in Amsterdam for an ‘artwalk’.


  • October 29-30, 2011 Open Ateliers de Pijp
  • Short dance fragments of one minute with dancer Goran Turnsek (75-78)
  • Sketch for a City
    ‘Sketch for a City’ is a project by filmmaker Ester Eva Damen en architect Joris Berger,
    exchanging thoughts about a traveling exhibition space with everchanging projections
    responding to the hosting space.
    Sanderijnstraat 21; 1055 BN Amsterdam; Erasmusparkbuurt
    tram 7/12/14, bus 15/21/247/352
  • October 8-9, 2011 Open Studios in Bos en Lommer with Kulter, Artist talk about Sketch for a City, October 9, 2pm. Bolo kunstroute,