Call for Applications Rijksakademie Residency 2022 / 2023


Directorial Team

Emily Pethick (director)
Martijntje Hallmann (deputy director, head of residency)
Susan Gloudemans (director strategy & development)
Danielle Kars (secretarial services)


Annelie Musters (manager & deputy head residency
Virág Szentkirályi (residency & programme coordinator)
Sandra Felten (alumni relations & documentation)
Daphne Verweij (project coordinator residency)

Workshops / Technical advisors

José 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)

Seamus Cater (wood)
Roger Cremers (wood)
Lotte Nijhof (mould making)
Monique de Wilt (laser cutter & CNC)


María Virto Marcilla (manager development)
Isabella Leitz (fellowship support & friends)
Lotte Hemme (special projects)


Vanessa Groenewegen

Finance / Administration / HR

Joost Cras (head of finance)
Niels Andree Wiltens (HR, residency & process administration)

Building / Operations

Michel de Rooij (head of operations)
Harold Verbakel (ICT)
Peter Amponsah (caretaker)
Feras Dahhan (caretaker)
Anita Autar (cleaning)


Bas Magnée (coordinator)
René Blits
Wiebe Bouwsema

Martine Albitrouw-Segijn

Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Defne Ayas
Karl Guha
Bregtje van der Haak
Otobong Nkanga
Constantijn van Oranje-Nassau
Vinod Subramaniam (chair)

Supervisory Board Trust Fund

Job Dura
Wouter Han
Marian Scheele (chair)

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

ZA, 1995

  • resident
    • 2020
    • 2021
    • 2022

Artist statement

Simnikiwe Buhlungu (b. 1995) is an artist from Johannesburg, South Africa.

Interested in knowledge production, how it is produced and disseminated—and by whom—Buhlungu uses film, sound, and text to explore socio-historical phenomena and their nuances as part of a wider ecology. In her practice, she wrestles between the questions and inexhaustible potential answers of these narratives.

Lately, she enjoys listening to gospel music and has been thinking about apiaries.

Mating Birds Vol. 2,​ curatorial essay, KZNSA Gallery (Durban, ZA)Actually, the Dead Are Not Dead,​ Bergen Assembly

Selected exhibitions, engagements, presentations, projects

Bergen Kunsthall and KODE 1 (Bergen, Norway)ollective Intimacies - Notes to Self: Intimate 1,​ The Showroom (London, UK)

Triennale Tres Pesos​, El Colegio de la Desextinción (Mexico and Online)

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