Spaces of Desire| 01/6/2022 - 31/6/2022



thespectrum.space presents « Querencia- Spaces of desire » an online group show exhibition, curated by Anne-Claire Mackenzie.

This exhibition attempt to question the nature of desire in relation to space, as to explore the evolving role of desire. Querencia is a neologism most frequently used in Southern America and connects the two Spanish words «Querer» meaning «to desire» and «Herencia» meaning «heritage». It is a metaphysical term to describe a place where one feels safe and from where the strength of character can be extracted; in addition to the vision of getting to, and being in the desired destination.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 6| 15/2/2022

Hee Eun Kim

We Will Build An Unclear Future

We are excited to introduce you to Hee Eun Kim, a research-based artist and fashion designer who partakes in our ongoing digital programming Relational Terms: Revolution.

Hee Eun Kim graduated with a bachelor’s degree in fashion and textile at KABK (Royal Academy of Arts, the Hague) in 2020. She is currently based in the Netherlands and exploring the world. If she could describe her practice in one word, it would be “chaos.” Most of her research begins with experiences and her surroundings. Therefore, the interaction between the idea of chaos underlying her practice, and the concept of a person's relationship with their surroundings, creates an agency to question values and rules.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 4| 25/1/2022



Zeynep Yılmaz is a writer, poet, dweller from Istanbul, currently living and working in The Hague. Although she fails with her own, she writes artist statements for others.

She is showing you an impression and an attempted embodiment of my process Zeynep calls to be gapfilling. The term was born to describe a personal-political stance she took towards my surrounding institution as a bachelor student. Observing these structural and contextual gaps to be filled in a Western oriented art and culture discourse allowed her to both acknowledge and to go against the limits that were drawn around her.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 4| 12/1/2022



With great pleasure, we have the honor to introduce to you Avelino Sala, as the next artist who will display a work of his during “Relational Terms.” We are thrilled to show him and his work “ REVOLTÉ DANS LES ASTURIES”, with its diverse techniques and formal presentations that pass through practically all contemporary artistic disciplines in the context of “revolution.”

Avelino Sala is an artist, curator, writer, and editor. His work as an artist has led him to question the cultural and social reality from a late romantic perspective with a critical point of view. By continuously exploring social imagery, Sala tries to put a finger on sore spots, demonstrating the power of art as a space for experimentation and for the creation of new worlds. Sala is a Spanish referent of art as a vehicle for political resistance; in his production, there is a sort of poetics that contains a reflection on state powers and the control they exercise. His recognizable aesthetic strengthens a discourse that is as necessary as it is powerful, encompassing sensitive and relevant subjects such as migrations, contemporary dislocation, the environmental crisis, and the paradoxes of capitalism.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 3| 27/12/2021



We introduce to you , Toni Nagy. With her we welcome our first guest from overseas to show works in relation to our digital exhibition “RELATIONAL TERMS”.

Toni's work takes a philosophical look at the word and tries to deconstruct your perception and then reconstruct it again using neon construction paper. She has been working diligently for the past 15 years creating content for the internet often encouraging people to spend less time on the internet.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 2| 20/12/2021


I cry, I cannot see

With Dasha Golova the second artist will take part in RELATIONAL TERMS and will show her work "I cry, I cannot see" in relation to the term “REVOLUTION.”

With I Cry, I Cannot See Dasha shows her sculptural illustration to the eponymous poem that is written in both English and Belarusian languages. Through written text, Dasha explores the exhausting instincts of protection and counter stance are being transformed into a new architecture by shedding the skins of old orders. It is about slowly surmounting lifelessness by building fortresses of her own sensibilities and beliefs to defeat the imposed and suffocating systems.

The accelerator for this work was the mother tongue. The poem was originally written in English, a third foreign language Dasha learned while becoming an artist in exile. It was translated and then interpreted by her dear friend Masha Maroz. Reading her own poem in Belarusian was for her like talking to a version of herself that never existed but was so close to her. The poem describes the phenomenon of inaccessible information and culture, as a result of the long-lasting oppression, cultural cleansing, murder, and russification of Belarus.

Dasha Golovas’s practice originates within the relations that mingle in-between the fabric of society. Her interest lies in the combinations of groups that compose this society, and their individual relationships to the world which surrounds them. This process often leads Dasha towards the creation of temporary communities which, by replacing the ‘real world’, facilitate the artistic work itself. The social sensibility within her practice is based on empathy, listening, and identifying seams that keep the body of the imagined group or an entity together. She visualizes herself as a tiny seam ripper.

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TERM 2: REVOLUTION 1| 13/12/2021

Lena Hugger & Hagen Keller

From the within

thespectrum.space is pleased to introduce to you the first artists who took part in RELATIONAL TERMS and created a work related to the term “REVOLUTION.”

Lena Hugger and Hagen Keller - together, the two artists are, on average, 27 years old and socialized by the Dusseldorf Art Academy. Their common work is focused on artistic strategies that interact with people in a painful yet loving way. As Hagen is more focused on an idea of art that emerges from “social sculpture” (Joseph Beuys), Lena has a strong interest in questioning and creating images. By merging their visual, conceptual, and performative practices with “Die Manege,” where they are creating happenings and artistic interventions in the public space. Lenas and Hagen’s work is based on the idea that all kinds of human articulations are political and aesthetic. Because of this, art is – in their terms – always collaborative. An artwork grows with the discourse it creates. We wish to create this kind of discourse, crossing the borders of the traditional art world.


GROUP - EXHIBTION| 03/11/2021 - 07/11/2021


“All cockroaches are beautiful” is a group show, realized with the collaboration between thespectrum.space and the cockroach collective, and hosted at the premises of The Hague’s new artist initiative OmniTemporal. In “All cockroaches are beautiful,” the twenty-eight participating artists from the photography department of the Royal Academy (KABK) will show existing and newly produced artworks. Through the mediums of photography, moving image, installation, sculpture, and site-specific works, these artists reflect on the notion of revolution - as a process of personal and artistic liberation.

“ With A.C.A.B., thespectrum.space will start its next chapter of “revolution” by asking the artists to present works that speak, hear and feel for their personal (r)evolution. Thus, allowing each artist to show their voices journey and development, try new mediums, and develop their practice by breaking free from the structures and restrictions of their field of study.

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TERM 1: NATURE 12| 30/09/2021

Dario di Paolantonio

The blind point

Thespectrum.space is happy to welcome Dario di Paolantonio and his graduation-project “the blind point” as part of our ongoing digital exhibition “Relational Terms”.

Dario di Paolantonio is a writer, researcher, and filmmaker. He tackles philosophical questions by inquiring into contemporary issues, focusing on media landscapes and the worlds beyond humans. Drawing from metaphysics, semiotics, and literature, he builds his conceptual frameworks with different techniques, in the form of video essays and strong narratives. He graduated in 2021 with a Master in Non-Linear Narrative from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague.

Looking closer at the world of the tick, the eyeless blood-sucking parasite, we are asked to adapt our perspective to a weird realm of nature, one that nevertheless shapes us. At this scale we stumble across an uncanny realization: we are no less alien to the other than we are to ourselves. The tick’s world seems odd to us and hard to conceive, but the human being might be quite unfamiliar as well.

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TERM 1: NATURE 11| 14/09/2021

Aaron Kopp


After showing in the context of our previous exhibition, “Nature, Melancholy in the Anthropocene,” we are pleased to announce that Aaron Kopp will present his work now also in the digital space to enable a closer look into the work. Aaron is a recent graduate of the MA-Interior Architecture of KABK and proposes with his work “The architecture of sacrifice: threshold to the magical cosmos” a new way to think about urban planning and society.

Through his, work Aaron explores the relationship between physical and mental structures – the built environment and social values. Within his exploration, two subjects are particularly fascinating and fruitful to him. First, he calls “other spaces” – places that distinguish themselves from their surroundings by being or encouraging otherness. Second, the political and philosophical dimension of place-making. Aaron has been working on three distinct scales throughout the years: individual freedom, community perspectives, and urban policy-shaping culture. What he produces and offers are spatial strategies that empower individuals.

Nature, Melancholy in the Anthropocene

EXHIBTION| 31/08/2021 - 2/09/2021

Nature, Melancholy in the Anthropocene

‘Nature, Melancholy in the Anthropocene’ is the first exhibition of The Spectrum in the physical space and offers a synthesis of socio-political challenges of the Anthropocene through artistic imaginations and inspired by Lieven de Cauters publication, ‘Ending the Anthropocene.’ The visual artists Philipp Groubnov, Johannes Equizi, Aaron Kopp, Bazinato, Alexander Jermilov, and Emma Regeni, explore new ways of cohabitation, symbiosis with nature, and with one another, through existing and new works. In a time in which our current living patterns are reaching their limits, their works call us to end the time of extraction by questioning the current system and offering a glimpse into a better tomorrow. Their results build bridges of understanding and express the desire to change a world that often seems unchangeable for the individual.

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TERM 1: NATURE 10| 14/08/2021

Catie Michel


Spectrum is happy to announce Catie Michels ( as the next artist to join ‘Relational Terms.’ While Caties work is not coming from the context of contemporary art we are usually exposed to, her skillfulness in depicting wildlife and her appreciation for nature’s perfection is tangible in all of her works. Hence, we are thrilled to show a selection of her in the term of Nature.

Catie is a San Francisco-based artist and naturalist working to honor the natural world (and humans’ relationship with it) through exploration, observation, and documentation. Catie has studied elephant seals on the California coast, salmon fisheries in southern Oregon, and the marine fish species of Baja California. She is a frequent scientific illustrator for CA State Parks, a bird surveyor for the Golden Gate Audubon Society, and a volunteer for the Invertebrate Zoology department at the California Academy of Sciences.

By joining visual art, videography, and photography with scientific research as a vehicle for communication and inspiration, Catie hopes to connect fellow humans to the ultimately undefinable and fundamentally unending beauty of our wild planet’s biodiversity.

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TERM 1: NATURE 9| 26/07/2021

Zofia Krzyżanowska

Humanoids and the book of ZZZoems

Creating, preparing, working, designing, planning are definitely named as my abyssal internal conversation, a discussion with uncountable sources of ideas that are so vivid in Zofias imagination. She currently experiments and explors the wonders that the virtual and augmented worlds bring, in a sense of onirism. Dream desires, (un)conscious brainwork and creativity during night rest are visualised as softness in deformed masses, blurred, delayed movements, specific colouring like my safe, beautiful diverse shades of pink and other pastel or bright colors of forest fruits.

In the beginning of last year the whole world was thrown off by the pandemic. And we’re still suffering from it. We feel tired, exhausted. We feel down, with a feeling of hopelessness. We see how this situation has brought the worst in human beings. We see social injustices, which we already knew existed, being exacerbated.

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TERM 1: NATURE 8| 05/07/2021

Pedro Latas

Can we feel touch when we're made of light

Pedro Latas, is a composer/sound artist/multimedia creator from Portugal. Pedro will show his latest work „Can we feel touch when we are made out of light“ in the context of ‚Relational Terms‘.

In the beginning of last year the whole world was thrown off by the pandemic. And we’re still suffering from it. We feel tired, exhausted. We feel down, with a feeling of hopelessness. We see how this situation has brought the worst in human beings. We see social injustices, which we already knew existed, being exacerbated.

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TERM 1: NATURE 7| 29/06/2021



We are thrilled to announce Holly Telfer as the next artist for ‘Relational Terms.’ Holly is a London based animator and will premiere her latest work “DAYDREAM” on Spectrum.

Her work fixates our bodies’ beauty and power by reimagining human experience and dialogues through her illustrated and animated style, which considers feminism and equality. Her piece “DAYDREAM” tells the journey of someone who is struggling to understand and embrace the reality of their femininity mentally and physically. It presents a warm mood that intends to communicate elements of healing and community where the audience can understand that we can support each other to overcome the pressures placed on ‘the feminine.

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TERM 1: NATURE 6| 15/06/2021


If they only could talk what would they say?

Next in line for ‘Relational Terms’ is Aaryan Sinha. With his photographic practice, he tends to work on complex societal issues such as the acts of injustice and violence revolving around the marginalized sections of society in his home country India and around the world. Photography as a medium and archival work and text allow him to shed more light on topics that often go under the radar in western society while also allowing him to explore issues such as his identity and vulnerabilities. For ‘Relational Terms,’ Aaryan will display his documentary series “If they only could talk what would they say.” The series was shot in the neighborhood of Schilderswijk, where he explored how the public space acts as a home for its inhabtiants. Through the mediums of photography and text, he reflects on his experience in the homes away from home.

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TERM 1: NATURE 5| 03/06/2021



Recently, in her “Re-Learning” Workshop Project, she started on a new work of ink drawing on tiles. The shapes formed from her visualisation of the oral stories about her family members in the past that she never knew before, even though it traces back to her own grandparents which is not too far back. The abstraction form of the shapes reflects the uncertainty of these oral stories and how fragile its existence is. The fragmented audio is her attempt to recite of the oral stories. She attempts to speak Malay as naturally as possible but spoke with a broken Malay and English which reflects the gradual loss of her mother tongue and family memories as well as her desperation to reclaim her language and belonging.

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TERM 1: NATURE 4| 24/04/2021


To the straights

Next in line is Naomi Moonlion, a queer artist, witch, and writer with a practice based primarily on photography and video. Naomi aims to make utopian and political fantasies into reality through their art while hoping to facilitate a space for people to discuss society openly and honestly through their creative process, photoshoots, collaborations, and final artworks. By sharing experiences with the audience, Naomi hopes to urge people to relate to their humanness together. In the context of Relational Terms Naomi decided to display their essay “To the straights”. In their work they reflect on their queer nature. Naomi addresses this through their experience to a broader audience. By giving the reader a toolbox of vocabulary and theoretical understandings, Naomi’s work “To the straights” paths the way for a contemporary discourse on queer identity in a heteronormative world. Sometimes a picture tells more than words. But this time a picture could not give justice to Naomi’s beautiful choice of words.

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TERM 1: NATURE 3| 17/04/2021


"My Oma told me I was baked just right"

The next artist in the line is photographer Dustin James , a half German half Jamaican from Southern California who is currently based in The Hague. As a photographer, he lives by the adage, “You just have to live, and life will give you photos.” His practice ranges from documentary to collages and performative pieces,

For Relational Terms, Dustin explored his nature and current artistic practice, which resulted in a body of works in two parts. Part one is documentary series of analog photographs, in which the pictures become a way through which he simultaneously explores his past and present self. Part two focuses on his nature as an artist by showing a series of mixed media works in the form of videos, photographs, scans, and collages. By this, Dustin reflects on his current artistic practice and development. Together the two parts give the viewer an insight into Dustin’s past, present, and future.

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TERM 1: NATURE 2| 10/04/2021


Still Growing

For Relational Terms, Annelie will show her love for traditional printmaking and takes it to another level. In her series Still Growing, she grew and used fungal structures to make prints with patterns that strongly reminiscent of landscapes and the subject of cartography, in which the construction of maps becomes a way to talk about memory, physical and mental structures, and imagination.

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TERM 1: NATURE | 30/04/2021


End of the World;Wormz

For Relational Terms, Ella will show a combination of her most recent painting, End of the World; WORMZ, in conjunction with a longer working project called Klimat Control that she made in collaboration with Toran Wolstencroft. Both works deal with the inevitable doom we are moving towards due to changing climate and disaster; and by embracing the ideas of nonsense and knowing that nothing really matters, being at peace and happy that it will all come to an end…