Hamburger Community of Art

A platform for emerging artists
15 January – 31 December 2019

With the Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) Roodkapje will provide a year-long artistic development program for emerging artists. During this year, Roodkapje aims to equip the selected artists – as well as the audience – with skills to be resourceful and self-sufficient in assembling diverse voices through training, mentoring (by a.o. Rory Pilgrim and Nada van Dalen) and with support in organizing events, presentations and workshops. The HCA will produce and host cultural events, social activities and projects that will be open to all audiences. Please keep an eye on our socials for the HCA public program.

The HCA is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. Questions we need to ask ourselves are: What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?

Read more about the selected HCA artists below!


Adam Patterson is an artist and writer. He investigates the processes of how stories, images and conditions of being gazed at affect the emergence of one’s selfhood, self-determinacy and right to opacity. Patterson developed a practice of telling new stories or rethinking old stories in new recuperative ways, working across a variety of media including mask-making and masquerade, video, critical writing, poetry and performance. He graduated from Central Saint Martins (London, UK) in 2017. His works and performances were showed at a variety of events and projects such as Jerwood Visual Arts (London, UK), the Barbados Museum & Historical Society (Bridgetown, BB), Tate Modern Switch House (London, UK) and Winterwolven V (Roodkapje Rotterdam).


Jeisson Drenth is a video artist and designer dedicated to making experimental and meaningful contributions to contemporary visual culture. His studies in graphic design (Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam) piqued and nurtured his interests in network culture and semiotics, and motivated him to make these subjects the driving force behind his creative practice. His ongoing research translates to both commissioned and self-initiated projects which are shared with a wide audience in different online and offline experiences. Since the founding of his studio in 2013, Jeisson has worked internationally on live shows and design projects for cultural organisations, night clubs and festivals such as M HKA (Museum of Modern Art Antwerp), Together Festival (Boston), Vision (Ghent, Berlin), Amsterdam Dance Event (Amsterdam), Atlas Electronic (Marrakesh), NEXUS Europe Summit (Rotterdam), Untitled (Toronto) and La Bacchanale (Montréal).


Vlada Predelina has a strong interest in community-led housing. Through her work, she researches what the role of the artist can be in decision making, using hands-on process in materials like paint, ceramics and pattern-making. Through this, the artist believes that the methods of collective working and thinking open up discussions and new ways of thinking about home and housing. Vlada Predelina is currently developing workshops, ceramic objects and digital work which she combines with embroidery and video. She took part in School of the Damned, a year-long alternative art course directed by its students. Vlada graduated from Kingston University (London) and took part in various projects and workshops. Her work has been shown in a.o. SET (London), Sir Peter Blake Gallery (Dartford) and East Bristol Contemporary (Bristol).


Clementine Edwards came to art through jewelry and her work expanded to sculpture and installation. Edwards works with materials that are sourced from people she encounters via meaningful social interactions. Clementine is currently working within two artistic frameworks. First, she investigates ’material as kin’, which emerges from her research into the material traces of social experience, particularly trauma. Second, she investigates the ‘story chain’, which is her own extrapolation and counter-proposition to the abstracted violence of supply-chain capitalism. Clementine Edwards holds a masters from the Dutch Art Institute, and a BFA (Gold &  Silversmithing) from RMIT, Melbourne. She had solo exhibitions and projects at Rib (Rotterdam), West Space (Melbourne) and Te Uru (Auckland). Her work is included in group shows in a.o. Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam), the Tblisi Triennial (Tblisi) and Brunswick Sculpture Center (Brunswick).


Mylan Hoezen’s work centers around endurance and self-confrontation. He expresses these themes from within and shares them as a solo artist while inviting others to collaborate. The performances allow a high state of consciousness to be reached by the performer. His work comes from a desire for harmony in a world filled with noise. Hoezen’s performances always have a polarizing nucleus; they are either highly energized or totally passive. After graduating from Minerva Academy (Groningen), Mylan Hoezen traveled to San Francisco for a three month residency at SAFEhouse Arts. This organization mainly focuses on choreographers and dancers. Hoezen had performances and projects in a.o. Gasunie (Groningen), Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam), BUT Film Festival (Breda) and VHDG (Leeuwarden).


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