Residents

Julian Abraham 'Togar' ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Daniel Aguilar Ruvalcaba MX
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tewa Barnosa LY
  • resident
  • 2021
Razia Barsatie SR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Verena Blok NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Simnikiwe Buhlungu ZA
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Cihad Caner TR
  • resident
  • 2021
Yun Choi KR
  • resident
  • 2021
Jacky Connolly US
  • resident
  • 2021
Ali Eslami IR
  • resident
  • 2021
Juan Arturo García MX
  • resident
  • 2021
Robert Glas NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Rajyashri Goody IN/GB
  • ACC guest resident
  • resident
  • 2017
  • 2021
Lisette de Greeuw NL
  • resident
  • 2021
Ola Hassanain SD
  • resident
  • 2021
Saemundur Thor Helgason IS/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Hannah Dawn Henderson GB
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Winnie Herbstein GB
  • resident
  • 2021
Abul Hisham IN
  • resident
  • 2021
Annelies Kamen US
  • resident
  • 2021
Tom K Kemp GB
  • resident
  • 2021
Pennie Key GR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Wouter van der Laan NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Sungeun Lee KR
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Tessa Mars HT
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Vibeke Mascini NL
  • resident
  • 2021
Polina Medvedeva NL/RU
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Jota Mombaça BR
  • resident
  • 2021
Rossella Nisio IT
  • resident
  • 2021
Hend Samir EG
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Ratu R. Saraswati ID
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Silke Schönfeld DE
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Selma Selman BA
  • resident
  • 2021
Tomasz Skibicki PL/DE/NL
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Mikołaj Sobczak PL
  • resident
  • 2021
Eva Susova CZ
  • resident
  • 2021
Takanori Suzuki JP
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Kengné Téguia FR
  • resident
  • 2021
Fransix Tenda Lomba CD
  • resident
  • 2021
Anh Trần NZ/VN
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Agnes Waruguru KE
  • resident
  • 2021
Werker Collective
  • resident
  • 2020
  • 2021
Peng Zhang CN
  • resident
  • 2021

Team

Directorial TeamEmily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)
ResidencyAnnelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)
Workshops / Technical advisorsJosé Miguel Biscaya (media lab)
Marietta Dirker (library & collection)
Stephan Kuderna (metal)
Arend Nijkamp (paint lab)
Marianne Peijnenburg (ceramics)
Kees Reedijk (electronics)
Elke Uitentuis (social practice)
Pieter Verweij (print lab)

Freelancers:
Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)
DevelopmentMaría Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)
CommunicationVanessa Groenewegen
Finance / Administration / HRJoost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)
Building / OperationsMichel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)
CantinaBas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Freelancer:
Martine Albitrouw-SegijnSupervisory Board RijksakademieDefne Ayas
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam (chair)
Supervisory Board Trust FundJob Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Ratu R. Saraswati

ID, 1990

  • resident
    • 2021
    • 2022
    • 2020

Artist statement

Art has the ability to repair the social bond between humans. Ratu Saraswati focuses on revisiting the interpersonal values of art. The meaningful encounters developed from the individual, collaborative, and participatory performance are what are most valuable in her practice. She uses the artistic endeavors that she believes are expansive for human empathy to create a sincere common ground within the realm of the psyche. Her works are the result of her continuous reflections upon her mental health condition. Throughout the years, it has shaped her interpretations of both her personal experiences and collective narratives, sharing what often remains taboo amid today’s increasing intolerance. Within the journey, she has discovered that the profound relationships built through art making are leading her to a deeper truth of how we may own our wellness and the principal of artistry is to become the medium of that process.

Saraswati’s performances are originating from the idea of the human nature of aggression and reparation. In her practice, she attempts to find a balance by actively sensing and anticipating in the frame of performativity. In the process, she investigates how to collectively find a resolution to heal the psychological wound through inclusivity.

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