We are happy to announce Dutch artist Donna Verheijden as the selected artist for the Parallel Utopias – Hidden Realities residency in Colombia. Verheijden will be artist in residence at Más Arte Más Acción in Chocó, on the Pacific coast of Colombia, for a month from the end of April 2018. As part of the exchange project with Impakt Verheijden has been invited to Colombia to take part of the International Festival of the Image in Manizales and to work among others on her upcoming short film Kiss the Sky – I Trick the Eye.
The residency will take place in the context of an exchange between Impakt and the Colombian organisation Más Arte Más Acción organised in 2017-2018. In October 2017 Luis Fernando Medina Cardona and Ana Garzón Sabogal of Más Arte Más Acción visited the Netherlands and took part in the programme of Impakt Festival 2017.
About Más Arte Más Acción:
Más Arte Más Acción is a non-profit cultural foundation that generates critical thinking through art. The foundation’s base, on Colombia’s Pacific Coast, is the source of inspiration for artists and other professionals who are invited to explore wide-ranging social and environmental issues.
About Donna Verheijden:
Donna Verheijden (Arnhem, 1989) is a graphic designer and videographer. Verheijden graduated from the Sandberg Institute. As a contemporary image maker, Donna sees it as her responsibility to analyse and criticise today’s apparent or staged realities. Her main research focuses on mass and social media, its seductions and underlying power structures.
The exchange with Más Arte Más Acción and the residency of Donna Verheijden has been made possible by stichting DOEN, Creative Industries Fund NL and the Dutch embassy in Bogotá, Colombia.