Collectief Un Prati a Patu (CUPP)

We congratulate CUPP Collective for receiving the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award in March 2022.

In March 2022, Collectief Un Prati a Patu (CUPP) lives, studies and works with six artists in the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency, namely Razia Barsatie (SR), Marjet Zwaans (NL), Maegan Peneux (SR), Basse Stittgen (DE based in NL), Annemarie Daniel (SR), Asli Hatipoglu (TR based in NL), as well as two advisors Alida Neslo and Yasmine Ostendorf.

From here, they start by physically visiting workshops, material labs and exhibitions in the Netherlands, followed by collective work sessions in the residency studio. In November 2022, the same group of artists will visit workshops and exhibitions in Suriname. In between, the group conversation continues online during meetings with the advisors.

Follow our Instagram and Facebook to see their upcoming activities.


CUPP Collective was founded in 2020 by Razia Barsatie (SR) and Marjet Zwaans (NL). Razia is a Thami Mnyele Foundation fellow and joined the residency program in 2017. In 2021 they were nominated for the Theodora Niemeijer Prize. As artists and initiators, they conceptualize and organize the CUPP exchange program and curate the research process towards a publication.

CUPP Collective creates a mental and physical space for sharing knowledge and experience around ecological and local materials, among artists in Suriname and The Netherlands. Within the 2022 exchange programme CUPP focuses on material research.

CUPP collective is supported by Stichting Stokroos, Stichting Niemeijer Fonds, Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award.

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    Lakin Ogunbanwo in Residency in April, May and June

Photo Series 'E wá wo mi', 2019

View the feature of Lakin on De Volkskrant 2022

Our upcoming resident is Lakin Ogunbanwo, photographer from Nigeria. He was selected in 2020, by Touria El Glaoui, the director of 1-54 Contemporary Art Fair in Marrakesh Morocco together with Thami Mnyele Foundation, for the Residency Award. This is part of our foundation 30th anniversary celebration activities.

During the lockdowns, it was not possible for Lakin to come to the Netherlands. Finally we welcome him in April this year and we are very looking forward to his arrival!

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    Richard Kofi Made Poster for Hissy Fit

Poster designed by Richard Kofi

Fellow Richard Kofi  made the poster for the new play Hissy Fit by choreographer Christian Guerematchi.

Richard Kofi wrote:
"Since last year Chris and I have been having very enlightening conversations at the Thami Mnyele Foundation about masculinity, power, and powerlessness, drill rap, Kara Walker, afropessimism and violence. This resulted into a rich collaboration."

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    Guy Woueté at Museum De Lakenhal

Performance En quête 
Photo: Taco van der Eb

Last week to see the exhibition If Things Grow Wrong at Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, with the presentation of fellow Guy Woueté.

The exhibition is till 20th March, don't miss it!

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    Sharelly Emanuelson Curates Online Exhibition 
    Textile Culture Net

Online exhibition Textile Culture Net

Fellow Sharelly Emanuelson is the curator of the new online exhibition by Textile Culture Net, an international network of 4 textile institutions worldwide founded in Summer 2020 during the pandemic: Mil 6 CHAT in Hong Kong, Centralne Muzeum Włókiennictwain Łódź, Poland, Lottozero in Prato, Italy and Textile Museum in Tilburg, the Netherlands.

Using Instagram, the Net showcased a diverse palette of cultural perspectives from around the globe on textile art and design.

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    Georges Senga at Z33 Hasselt Belgium

Exhibition Charging Myths

Fellow Georges Senga is participating in the exhibition Charging Myth by collective On-Trade-Off who follows the trail of lithium and departs from Manono (Democratic Republic of Congo) to question how technological innovation depend on raw materials. 

The exhibition is on show from 6 March to 21 August 2022 in Z33 Hasselt Belgium.

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    Zanele Muholi, Neo Matloga, Ina van Zyl 
    at Akzo Noble Art Foundation 25th Jubilee Exhibition 

Ina van Zyl, Natasja, 2020
We congratulate Akzo Noble Art Foundation for their 25th anniversary and with the festive Jubilee Exhibition ALL EYES | We Are The Collections!

We congratulate our fellow Ina van Zyl, together with fellows Zanele Muholi, Neo Matloga for taking part of this exhibition. 
    Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi at Tropenmuseum 
Exhibition view with the work of fellow Option Dzikamai
Fellow Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi's work is now on show at exhibition Healing Power in the Tropenmuseum Amsterdam till 6 June 2022. The exhibition Healing Power provides insight into various forms of healing power and shows the search of modern man for balance between body, soul and spirit.

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    Terrence Musekiwa at Venice Biennale

Fellow Terrence Musekiwa 

We congratulate fellow Terrence Musekiwa for being one of the four artists representing Zimbabwe Pavilion at the 59th Venice Biennale in 2022.

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