Paul Klotz and Edwin Dertien – SQUAREWAVE

Presentation: February 16th, 2017, 17:00

SquareWave breaks sunlight into a dazzling pattern of colours, constantly changing, constantly moving. It is conceived, designed and constructed by Paul Klotz and Edwin Dertien

SquareWave consist of 81 small square rotors that break light using refractive foil. The rotors are suspended from a frame consisting of four concentric squares which move like a gimbal. Tiny motors move this frame periodically so the rotors perform a chaotic, rocking motion.

SquareWave has been commissioned by the Math faculty of University of Twente in 2013. Due to an infortunate re-location of the group, the work temporarily became orphaned..

In January 2017 it was decided to re-construct and finish the work anyway – so it can be shown to the word and perhaps find a new place to brighten up.

The work can be seen (from the outside) until March 1st. February 16th a public demonstration will be given at 17:00

foto door Paul Clason

Presentatie: 16 februari 2017, 17:00

SquareWave (blokgolf) breekt zonlicht in schitterende kleurpatronen, steeds verandered, steeds bewegend. Het werk is bedacht, ontworpen en gebouwd door Paul Klotz en Edwin Dertien.

SquareWave bestaat uit 81 kleine rotors die licht breken zoals een prisma. De rotors zijn opgehangen aan een bewegend frame bestaande uit vier concentrische vierkanten die als een gimbal bewegen. Kleine motortjes bewegen het frame van tijd tot tijd zodat de rotors een chaotische deinende beweging maken.

SquareWave was gemaakt in opdracht van de groep Toegepaste Wiskunde aan de Universiteit Twente in 2013. Door een verhuizing had het werk rondom de geplande oplevering ineens geen plaats meer.

In Januari 2017 werd besloten het werk alsnog op te bouwen en af te maken zodat het getoond kan worden en misschien op een andere locatie geplaatst kan gaan worden.

Het werk wordt getoond bij XPO en is zichtbaar van buiten (vooral rond 13:00-14:00  bij direct zonlicht is het spectaculair). 16 februari is een publieke opening/presentatie gepland vanaf 17:00

picture by Paul Clason

Anna Raczynska – SUMMER CAMP

Opening: 15/12/2016 at 17:00 – 19:00
Open: 15-16-17-18 and 21-22-23 december 12:00 – 17:00
Location: Stroinkbleeksweg 2, 7523 ZL, Enschede
Visit for more information the Facebook event

ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede) invites you to the opening of the exhibition of the last ARE guest of 2016 – Anna Raczynska.

“The train leaves at 5.30 in the morning. I’m standing here with my mom and a group of other children holding their parents hands. “I put your sandwiches in the left side pocket”- she said. I’m hoping there is one with ham and pickle. I like pickles. Finally the train is here, the teacher jump first, then let the children in and slowly counting them.. 1, 2, 3…39, 40. “OK, we have everybody, say goodbye to your parents”. As we do I check my sandwiches. None has pickles. I guess It’s not a perfect start of summer camp.”

Anna Raczynska (b.1990, Poland) graduated in 2015 with a master degree on Academy of Fine Art and Design in Wroclaw – Sculpture department. Her work can be taken as a recurring attempt to access a world less crude than our current. Carefully crafted sculptures and installations are all drawing from the visual reality of daily life but yet ignoring most rules of naturalistic resemblance by drastically altering size, material or context in an often abstractive manner. Her viewers are left in the void between empathy and mockery, in confronting situations that appeal to everyone’s very own humane core – would you laugh if I dropped my ice cream?

Marloes Staal – BRICKS

Opening: Thursday, 24th of November 2016 at 17:00.
Period: 24/11 – 11/12/2016
Open: Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday 12:00-17:00.
Location: XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2, 7523ZL Enschede, The Netherlands

The artwork of Marloes Staal usually consists of big sculptures and installations, but also photography and drawings. Her work is based on the anthropological context in which people in different cultures live. What does this context say about man and what makes us so different and yet the same.

Het werk van Marloes staal bestaat overwegend uit grote sculpturen en installaties, maar ook fotografie en tekeningen. Haar werk is gebaseerd op de antropologische context waarbinnen mensen in verschillende culturen leven. Wat zegt deze context over de mens en wat maakt ons zo verschillend en toch hetzelfde.

Leonard van Munster – Dancing White Man

During GogBot 2016 XPO will show the exhibition – Dancing White Man (the making of) by Leonard van Munster and Edwin Dertien featuring photo’s by Julia Blaukopf.

Opening: Wednesday September 7th, 17:00

Opening hours during Gogbot: Friday September 9th – Sunday September 11th: 12:00-20:00

Leonard van Munster makes Site-specific and Subject-specific work. He studied from 1992 to 1996 at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. This included an exchange programme to Parsons School of Art and Cooper Union in New York.

Van Munster’s installations are to be found mostly in public spaces, where the surroundings play an important role in the work and how it is experienced. Sometimes, he chooses a location that suits an already made sketch, and sometimes he makes a work especially for a specific location. Although his works at first glance have a cheery or boyish look about them, there is a more sensitive idea at their basis. Recurrent underlying themes are desire, homesickness and sentiment: a frozen moment of happiness or a childhood memory. (from Wikipedia)

With the dancing white man he tries to capture the intimate (and sometimes slightly ‘out of control’) feeling of dancing to reggae music – in a self-portrait realized ‘in robot’. The project was commissioned by the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, supported by the Mondriaan Fund. Visit for more information

The Dancing White Man has been on display in Amsterdam for the past five years. It featured in the dutch children’s TV show ‘Het Klokhuis’ and on TEDx Amsterdam in 2012.

Julia Blaukopf is a photographer, artist and designer who creates large-scale works on wallpaper, window panels, as well as glass and ceramic tiles. She has photographed for a women’s empowerment organization in Ghana, a reforestation project in Kenya, and collaborated with artists and organizations alike in Lithuania, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Sri Lanka and the United States. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, in Germany, Holland and Denmark, as well as nationally, in New York, Philadelphia, and along the West Coast.

In 2010, Julia launched an arts-products venture that pushes the boundaries to re-envision the possibilities for art and photo-based products. Most recently, Julia completed photo-based wallpaper commissions to create custom works for restaurants, a co-working space, and a corporate meeting room in Philadelphia, as well as apartment buildings in Philadelphia and New York. Her work is featured in commercial and residential spaces to strengthen their individual identity and are available for sale online. Julia has studios in Philadelphia & New York an can be found online at (Shop Page) and

Her works on the Dancing White Man were part of a larger project capturing ‘Enschede Creatives’ during an arist-in-residence project hosted by ARE in 2011. Her impressions and pictures can be found online, during the exhibit a selection will be shown in print.

“During a residency at ARE in 2011 I photographed a number of ‘Enschede Creatives’ as part of an ongoing series, “Creatives Working.” Edwin was the first electronic artist in the series. At that time he was working on the dancing man in a sort of caffeinated frenzy (haha, oh my goodness, I wrote this! Sorry…).
The session yielded very dynamic pictures showing an impression of his working process and the contrast between human and technology. My hope was to capture the behind the scenes, process-oriented element of Edwin’s work. We see the product, but rarely get an insight into the compelling facet of the work done in the studio. Edwin’s creative focus was an intriguing meditation on the work that goes into bringing life to an electronic man.”

Edwin Dertien has a fascination for robotics, and has worked on several projects involving (autonomous) robots, both from an engineering or artistic interest. He holds a Ph.D. in mechatronics and lectures in the Creative Technology program at University of Twente. His company ‘Kunst en Techniekwerk’ (Making Art Work) has provided the engineering backbone in many art projects and has spawned a FabLab inspired workshop tailored for technusiasts diagnosed with ASD run by the ASSortiMENS foundation. Together with Marlies van Grootel (B93/ARE) he started the XPO project space. His work can be found online at

His work on the dancing white man was a roboticist’s dream-come-true. A project containing all the mad-scientist qualities (and cliches) of the modern-age Frankenstein …

Wu Shini – The spectacle

Opening: 18-08-2016 at 17:00
Exhibition period: 19-08 till 28-08-2016
Open: Every Friday, Saturdag an Sunday, 12:00- 17:00

After a month living and working in Enschede, Wu Shini will end her period in Enschede with an exhibition at XPO. During her stay Wu Shini created new series of works.

Wu Shini about her work:
– The spectacle –
In the face of the rapid development of the process of modernization and globalization,”the society of the spectacle “always deprive our perception ability.The lack of belief and the collapse of the spiritual civilization make we feel lost.The existence of the ruins is the status of our spirit.

Wu Shini is part of an exchange program between Dalian (China) and Enschede. Dalian and Enschede are twin cities and have a rich exchange on corporate, economic and cultural fields. She was invited by the Dalian Zhongshan museum to be part of the residency program in 2016 at Enschede at the studio of ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede).


Patrick Jonkman – Ghosts in possible space, trash chic and no star

The exhibition Ghosts in possible space, trash chic and no star consist of three recent series (2016) of pictures showing a slightly distorted reality.
Patrick Jonkman shows in these works street-photography through a head full of 1970’s nostalgia. Freshly graduated from the ‘Fotovakschool’ (Photographic Design, Apeldoorn) he is imagining his constant surprise with the world by using simple collages in which space plays a major role.
Opening: June 24th, 17:00
Open daily (June 24th until July 3rd) from 14:00 – 17:00. After July 3rd on Fridays (14:00-17:00) or by appointment.
Ghosts in possible space, trash chic and no star bestaat uit drie recente series (2016),
die samen een blik op de verschoven werkelijkheid geven.
In deze expositie toont Patrick Jonkman hoe straatfotografie er uitziet in een hoofd vol jaren 70 nostalgie.Vers afgestudeerd aan de Fotovakschool in Apeldoorn (Photographic design, HBO-deeltijd), verbeeldt hij zijn verbazing in eenvoudige collages, waarin ruimtelijkheid een belangrijke rol speelt.
Opening van de expositie op 24 Juni om 17:00
Openingstijden: in de AKI-eindpresentatie week (24 juni tm 3 juli) alle middagen open van 14:00 tm 17:00. Daarna op vrijdag geopend van 14:00 tot 17:00 of op afspraak.


In search of Identity (op zoek naar identiteit) – Hanan Klei

Opening: Thursday, 15th of April 2016 at 5 p.m.
Period: 16th of April– 1st of May 2016
Friday-Sunday 12:00-17:00
Location: Project-space XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2 te Enschede, the Netherlands.

This exhibition takes place after the visit of Hanan at Dalian China September 2015. Due to an artist exchange between Enschede and Dalian she lived and worked at the Zhongshan Artmuseum for seven weeks and concluded her stay with a solo exhibition at the museum. The exhibition ‘Op zoek naar identiteit’ at XPO will show the artworks Hanan created during this residency period.

In search of images she wanted tot use for her paintings, she got lost in technical problems. In ‘Op zoek naar identiteit’ Hanan focussed on the black and whites, that reminded her of Chinese ink. During her stay she explored her own identity while staying in a different place. In search of singularity Hanan met young people and painted Chinese women masked by their ideal conception of beauty.

Hanan Klein lives and works in Enschede (the Netherlands). She studied at AKI (ArtEZ) (painting).

More information see link artist.

Opening: Donderdag, 15 april 2016 om 17:00.
Periode: 16 april – 01 mei 2016
Vrijdag t/m zondag 12:00-17:00.
Locatie: Project-space XPO, Stroinksbleekweg 2 te Enschede.

De tentoonstelling met werken van Hanan Klei is ontstaan in het kader van de culturele uitwisseling tussen ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede) en het Zhongshan museum te Dalian in China.
Hanan kreeg in 2015 de mogelijkheid om als kunstenaar en daarmee als cultureel vertegenwoordigster van Enschede naar China te gaan. Zeven weken lang heeft ze in het Zhongshan museum te Dalian gewoond en gewerkt. Deze periode heeft Hanan afgesloten met een solo tentoonstelling in het Zhongshan Artmuseum.

Tijdens de tentoonstelling ‘Op zoek naar identiteit’ toont Hanan Klei werken die ze, gedurende haar uitwisselingsperiode heeft gemaakt.

In haar zoektocht naar beelden die Hanan Klei zou willen gebruiken voor haar schilderijen raakte ze verdwaald in technische problemen. In “Op zoek naar identiteit” heeft Hanan zich gefocust op het zwart-wit beeld dat doet denken aan Chinese inkt. Tijdens haar verblijf deed ze onderzoek naar haar eigen identiteit op een andere plek. Op zoek naar eigenheid ontmoette ze jongeren en schilderde Hanan Chinese vrouwen gemaskerd voor hun schoonheidsideaal.

Hanan Klei Woont en werkt in Enschede en is afgestudeerd aan de AKI (ArtEZ) (afdeling Schilderen).

Voor meer informatie zie link kunstenaar.

Sooner than Expected

Exhibition by ARE (Artist Residencies Enschede) guest Danny Bracken at the new project space XPO, Enschede.
The opening will be at Thursday 17 March at 17:00.
XPO – stroinksbleekweg 2, Enschede

Sooner than Expected

“…how often the future has shown up sooner than expected with bad news about our past.”

-Wendell Berry from The Way of Ignorance

For his first European exhibition, Pittsburgh (US) based artist Danny Bracken explores the ways in which technology has shifted how we perceive and experience the people and places that surround us. Incorporating video, light, and printed material, Bracken investigates the role of the physical in our increasingly digital existence.

Using the economic and geographic landscape of Enschede as a starting point, Bracken looks at the many factors that have helped shape the city and the stories it tells. From the creation of the Twentekanaal to the rise and fall of the textile industry, the economic drivers of the region have dramatically reshaped the area’s physical makeup. Looking at these historic events as source material, Bracken explores how technology has changed our understanding and interpretation of the past and the future.

Bracken is a current artist in residence at ARE Holland. Has been artist in residence at Laboratory Spokane (US), La Fragua (ES), The Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh (US), and The Mattress Factory (US). His work has been included in numerous exhibitions in the US, including the 2014 Pittsburgh Biennial. After years as a touring musician, he now frequently composes music for film and television.

Opening exhibition Cheng Liang and Han Xi

After a month living and working in Enschede, Cheng Liang and Han Xi will end their period in Enschede with an exhibition. During their stay they created new series of works. Cheng Liang will present a series of paintings inspired by the surroundings and city of Enschede. Han Xi will show some paintings in his typical blue colour as well as conceptual art. They will show their works at XPO, a new exhibition space at Roombeek Enschede in association with Edwin Dertien.

The opening will take place Thursday 13 August 2015 at 16:00, with at 17:00 an official opening by Jeroen Hatenboer.

Cheng Liang and Han Xi are part of an exchange program between Dalian (China) and Enschede. Dalian and Enschede are sister cities.
The exhibition is open until the 23th of August (closed on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday). Opening times are from 11:00 – 17:00.