[ 8 March 2013 18:00 - 23:00 ]

Hoogtij #32

tour past hotspot art galleries in The Hague's city center

Hoogtij #32
Elizabeth de Vaal's studio at the Vrije Academie | GEMAK (2012/2013)

The tour always starts at GEMAK with free soup at 6 pm and continues with guided tours from 7 pm (sign up via

At 6 pm the exhibition ZIJBEELDEN will be openend, but there will also be a number of presentations by ‘nomadic’ art initiatives and artists in the GEMAK building.

The Hoogtij #32 program at GEMAK also includes:

* opening of ‘25 years of Stichting Maldoror’

* presentations and work-in-progress by Jonas Gruska, Kosta Tonev and Elizabeth de Vaal

 * OPERANDI-videos by Stefan Hoffmann, Andries Micke and Maurits Veldhuijzen van Zanten

click here for the full Hoogtij #32 program


During the currently ongoing project-based residency at GEMAK Kosta Tonev is developing a body of work reflecting on the influence of political, economic and energy factors in the evolution of new patterns of urban way of life. He closely examines the bicycle and its reestablishment as a mode of transport in the industrialized world since the early 1970s. This project coincides with the 40th anniversary of the historic 1973 oil crisis, which induced many of these processes.

Kosta Tonev was born in 1980 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. In 2004 he graduated from the National Academy of Art in Sofia, and in 2008 he completed his Masters at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna. Currently he is a student of Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague.

Tonev’s selected exhibitions include 5th Biennial of Young Artists, Bucharest, Romania (2012), Me & I. Self-portraits from the Collection, Museum der Moderne Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria (2012). Contemporary Icons, Cecille R. Hunt at Webster University, St. Louis, MO, USA (2012); the Jakarta Biennale with 0gms Gallery – cupboard; Collections II, Threshold Artspace, Perth, (2011); ArteCittà (in the framework of Arte al Centro), Cittadellarte – Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella, Italy (2011); Central Europe Revisited III, Eisenstadt, Austria (2010); Here, There and Everywhere, Brot Kunsthalle, Vienna, Austria (2010) and Windows upon Oceans, Apollonia, Strasbourg, France (2009).

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