Dutch Version Agenda

June 2019
Working on graduation Master Artistic Reseach
University of Amsterdam.

May - June 2019
Opening May 31, 2019
Exhibition in Show Window

February - April, 2019
Work and study in Valencia, Spain.
Communicacio audiovisual, Universidad de Valencia.

December 2018 - June 2019
Organization range of window exhibitions for students of the Master Aristic Research
University of Amsterdam.

December 2018, January 2019
Thursday evenings 5pm - 6.30, NDSM.
Workshops in Text writing for artists.

Saturday October 13, 2018; 12-6pm
Open studio NDSM.

September 14-16, 2018
Opening September 14, 5pm with a performance of Tribal Baroque.
Group show
Loods 6, Amsterdam.

Opening September 02, 5-7pm
With the poet Elmar Kuiper and performance of Tribal Baroque.
August 23 - Sept 09, 2018
Group show
NDSM, Amsterdam.


June 30, 2018; 2-5.30pm
Lecture NECCS
CCVA@Cafe Chercher
Doelenzaal, University Library
Singel 424, Amsterdam

May 28, 2018
Group show Artistic Research
Vox Pop, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, 1012 ZA Amsterdam.

NDSM Fuse 1

May 25, 2018, opening 5pm
Open each Th - Su; 12-17pm during the summer
Group show NDSM, Amsterdam.
Showing a video in a cabin on wheels.
May 26-27, 2018; Open studio's North of Amsterdam.

May 22, 2018; 5-6.30pm
Curating film program in Eye Filmmuseum
Too far/ Too close/ the screen as mediator

NDSM Fuse 1

Bord Café Chercher totaal

April 24, 2018, 6-8pm
Giving a lecture at Cafe Chercher
Vox-Pop, Binnengasthuisstraat 9, Amsterdam
With drinks, soup and Sara-Lot van Uum

Flyer Cafe chercher 2

February 17, 2018
In article NRC about exhibitions in the living room.

February 17, 2018
Group show Artistic Research
De Punt, Amsterdam.

Spring 2018
Following two new courses at the UvA during the master Artistic Research
'Curating the Moving Image' and 'Thinking the Moving Image'.

January 18, 2018
'Edges' for solo percussion with amplified Plexiphone & electronic samples (2008)
C.V. Oorebeek, music Ester Eva Damen, visual artist, filmmaker
with the video made for the original project
Bart de Vrees op Zolder

December 03, 2017, 1-4pm
Teaching, a compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.

November 25, 2017
Participation in workshops for Frisian poetry film project.
Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018

October 2017
Portraits of artists at the NDSM Art City
In collaboration with Eef van der Meer

October 2017
Clips for Dichter op de Deel in Friesland, Exmorra.

October 27 - December 01, 2017
Creative Writing: Practice, Research and Reflection
Following a course at the OSL, the national research network for literary theory. Creative writing techniques as forms of artistic research and methodological inspiration.

Weekend October 07-08, 2017; 12-6pm
Open Studio NDSM (NDSM plein nr. 77)

NDSM open

Weekend October 14-15, 2017
A compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.

Fall 2017
Starting a Master in Artistic Research, University of Amsterdam.

Weekend September 16-17, 2017
Text writing for artists in Cinetol Amsterdam.

Summer 2017
Ruzje Wyn, a range of poetry films.
Script development with the support of the Netherlands Film Fund.

May 20-21, 2017
Open studio trajectory South of Amsterdam.
Performance. Show window and open shop.

March 28 - April 20, 2017
Working in Catalonia, Spain.

February 19 and April 23, 2017
'Greide sessions', Development Friesian poetry film project
within: Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018.

March 11-12, 2017
Text writing for artists and a compact course in storytelling in Cinetol Amsterdam.

January 28, 2017, 7pm
Showing Super 8 films during a festival in 'de Ruimte', Amsterdam. Progam

Super 8 Festival

January 15, 2017
Pitch Friesian poetry film project Heerenveen.
Leeuwarden Cultural Capital 2018

January, 2017
Website design for painter Clara van der Putt.

Fall 2016; show December 2016
Advice Jacqueline Kooter for film proposal Gijsbrecht van Aemstel Stadsschouwburg, Amsterdam.

December 18, 2016, 3.25pm
Presenting 'Notebook Fenix' at the NKBV, organisation of Dutch climbers.
Other lecturers are Roanne van Voorst about her book 'Everything is under control'
and Milan Colling (Dutch Picture Industry). Program
Eetcafe Oerknal ; Science Park 306; Amsterdam

November 12-20, 2016 (open weekends & fr 18; 1-5pm)
Set#Fenix; Group exhibition in the previous Fenix factory in Amsterdam
on the theme of Urban Development. Each day warm soup and a campfire.

Opening party November 12; 8pm-12am; drinks & music.

September 2016
Working on a creative lightning solution for exhibition space 'de Huiskamer'
in collaboration with Joris Berger.
Opening with exhibition Het Tekenkabinet.

From September 13 and again from November 01, 2016
Text writing for artists Cinetol Amsterdam.

June 28, 2016; 11 am and night session:
Teaching Text writing for Artists in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.

Overview TWFA Can Serrat

June 21 - July 19, 2016
Working period Catalonia, Spain (part 2).
Residency in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.

Text writing for artists
From May 24 and restarting September 13, 2016 in Cinetol Amsterdam.

April 08 - May 19, 2016
Working period Catalonia, Spain.
Residency in Can Serrat, Montserrat, Barcelona.

Material world Material Self Vanessa Grass

February 02-06, 2016, presentation February 06, 4-9pm
4Bid Gallery in Amsterdam.
Collaborating with dancer Vanessa Grass and Bettina Neuhaus.
Recording their project 'Material Space Material Self'.

Scriptwriting and storytelling
From January, 12 and restarting February, 23, 2016 in Cinetol Amsterdam.

December 20, 2015, 2pm
Gallery Gaia
Showing 'Edges' during a poetry afternoon.
79 Hudson Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11201; (718) 921-5949
Sat-Sun: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm.

Wall street journal interview Adam Tendler on 'Edges' and 'the Uncaged Toy Piano Festival'.

December 04, 2015, 7pm
Museum of Moving Images in Astoria (Queens) New York
Showing the film 'Edges' with a new performance of the piece by Christina Viola Oorebeek
during the Uncaged Toy Piano Festival.

Christina Viola Oorebeek reworking 'Edges' for toy piano from Ester Eva Damen on Vimeo.

October 12 - 22, 2015
Working period in Catalonia with 4 visual artists.

Text writing for artists
Weekend October 03-04, 2015; each month in Cinetol, Amsterdam. Location.

Scriptwriting and storytelling
From September 15, 2015 in Cinetol Amsterdam.

May, 2015
Coaching Vera Habes as a director on her educational video-project Serious Soap.

April 13 - May, 2015
Clip Marijke de Vries, Falling Angel, crowdfunding Voor de Kunst.

April 30 - May 10, th-su 14-19 pm, 2015
Official opening May 03
14:30 Walk Ellen Mookhoek
16:00 Opening exhibition with workshop seedbombs
Info and location Participation Expo Glass House 'Salad Gardens' Amsterdam

Notebook Salad Gardens, Amsterdam

Ester Eva Damen is researching Urban Gardening in the Glass House near the so-called 'Salad Gardens'' in Amsterdam. Topics are culture versus nature, the exploitation of small or unusual spaces for gardening and the edibility of wild greens or even urban animals in Amsterdam. During the exhibition, a workshop will take place on the manufacturing of seedbombs for guerrilla gardening. A guided tour will show where wild edibles can be found in the neighborhood of the Glass House and how they can be used in cooking.

In collaboration with Ellen Mookhoek, hunter and urban forager.
Text, photo, video.

Friday, February 13h, 2015; 17:00 - 23:00
Participation: Bring Your Own Beamer in A-lab
Address: A Lab, Overhoeksplein Amsterdam, between Eye museum and Tolhuistuin
Access: from the boat straight on, pass the Tolhuis, take the road to the left, pass the bridge, the building is to the left ; Free entrance - Suggested donation E5
Read more about Bring Your Own Beamer (worldwide)
Kitchen & Bar 18:00 - 21:00 by Coffee Virus: Veg. Couscous/Hotdog/Salad E4/7

BYOB Amsterdam, photo by Idan Shilon
Bring your own beamer

January 12-16, 2015
Short stay at residence for artists Jiwar Barcelona.

December 15, 2014 - January 12, 2015
Participation Hybrid Identities at Palazzo Flangini Venice.
International video-art and performing art festival.
Photo reportage

November 19-21, 2014
Participation group show Hidden Rooms at Ca Zanardi Venice.
International video-art, experimental dance and performing art festival.

Weekend November 01 & 02, 2014
Showing a preview of the video-installation 'The Body between Knowledge and Belief' with dancer Suzan Tunca within the Open Studio trajectory Ontdek de Kunst van Zuid in Cinetol Tolstraat, Amsterdam.

September 2014
Participation group show Fort Edam Holland. More information.

Duif Fort Edam

July 01 -10, 2014
Participation group show Pixels of identities at Mixer Istanbul.
International video-art, photography, installation and performing art festival.

April 06, 3pm
Artists talk Maumau Istanbul.

Palimpsest tentoonstelling maumau

April 03 - 10, 2014; Opening April 03, 6.30pm
Participation group show at Maumau Istanbul.
With Emma Fineman (USA) and Jane Henning (South Africa).

March 14 & April 04, 2014
Public lesson in Text writing for artists hosted by artists residency program Maumau Istanbul.

March - April, 2014
Working period Istanbul.

February 20, 2014; 8-11pm
SMBA with Suzan Tunca
within her studies Artistic Research.
SMBA; Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam; 020 422 0471

Grotere kaart weergeven

February, 08, 2014; 8pm-midnight.
Participation The Cumulus
With Joris Berger.
Kunstkapel (Lau Peters), Prinses Irenestraat 21, Amsterdam.
Performances en installaties curated by Jaap Pieters and Lee Ellickson.


November 03, 2013; 1-6 pm
Script in the range Het Schrijfpaleis during the Cultural Sunday Culturele Zondag
HKU Akademietheater, Janskerkhof 18, Utrecht.

September 2013
Short video-interviews with young film producers commissioned by Hotel des Muses
promoting the re-issue of a book about filmproduction Films produceren - handboek voor professionals
by Carolien Croon and producer Stienette Bosklopper (Circe Films).

Fall 2013
Working on the documentary proposal Phantom Pain Fantoompijn.
This proposal was develloped in collaboration with van der Hoopfilm.
The portraits will also be shown as an installation.

Spring and summer 2013
Working out a script with choreographer and dancer Suzan Tunca
named Kan Cekiyor to be realized in Istanbul
with producer de Productie.

May 27 & 28, 2013
First round IDFA workshop.

May 17, 2013
'Sketch for a city', with architect Joris Berger in Kulter
with a concert of bass clarinettist Fie Schouten.
She is playing: Schattenklange (1995) - Mauricio Kagel (1931-2008) 11min
solo bass clarinettist and screen & shadow.
After that you will hear Simone Marzocchi (Lugo -Italy- 1982)
trompet player, composer and singer, active in new music.

Scherm en schaduw

Foto: Harry Sparnaay photographed by Serge Ligtenberg (1996)

April 18 - June 30, 2013
Passage along show windows, Bellamy-area Amsterdam (show window nr. 7)
with the artists of SetNet.
Opening April 18, 2013 7.30pm
party in Bellamy garden with Penjak Silat (Indonesian streetdance).
Download flyer & map (PDF).

Course in text writing for artists
Meeting for one month every Friday evening, 4 lessons; 8.30pm; SkyHighGravity Studio, Amsterdam.

Story- and scripwriting
Meeting for two months every Friday evening, 8 lessons; 7pm; SkyHighGravity Studio, Amsterdam.

December 13 - November 01, 2012 Cafetera film project in Kulter
Participants each make a video of one minute, only the last 10 seconds will be shown to the next participant, who will take this as a starting point for a new short. Each Thursday another filmmaker in the picture during a meal.

Cafetaria Film Project

December 01 - 02, 2012
Launch of booklet and website of the Amsterdam Dinner Movement platform of small Artists Initiatives in Amsterdam. Foundation Jetty is connected with this platform.
Presentation during the Kunstvlaai 2012 in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam Dinner Movement

November 23 - 24, 2012; 7pm-1am
Participation event to say goodbye to the former Filmmuseum in Vondelpark.
With a film program of Jaap Pieters, Barbara Meter; Wim van der Aar.
October 28 cafe Vertigo was open for the last time. The Vondelparkpaviljoen will be the next residency of the Avro.

Vondelpark paviljoen

November 03, 2012; 7-12pm
Script within Het Schrijfpaleis during the Museumnacht.
Expo zaal, Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond - Nes 45 - Amsterdam.

October 24 - 30, 2012
Look at the posters spread during Present your artworld.
Small artist initiatives make each 4 posters to be distributed in MUPI s in the city of Amsterdam.

October 26 - 28, 2012
Studio Tour Ontdek de Kunst van Zuid.
Rustenburgerstraat 385 huis, Amsterdam # Ferdinand Bol str.
Tram 3, 25, 24, 16.

Ontdek de kunst van Zuid

October 09, 2012, 8.30-10pm
Public lesson in Text writing for artists within the initiative Trade School.
W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam.

September 22, 2012; 9pm
First posters of 'Present Your Artworld' by Foundation Jetty in W139, Amsterdam.
22 Participating initiatives meet.
W139, Warmoesstraat 139, Amsterdam. We present 'Sketch for a City V'.

September 20, 2012;, 4-5pm
Radio-broadcast within 'Present your Artworld'.

September and November 2012
Collaboration with choreographer and dancer Suzan Tunca dancing at ICK (Emio Greco).
Research 'Double sided canvas'.

Photo: Suzan Tunca by Malou Tan

Suzan Tunca

Nomination Filmhuis Den Haag with an idea for a video installation
Jungle stories during Workspace 12 June 2012.

July 12 - July 02, 2012. Opening May 13, 4pm. Sketch for a City IV.
Tour along show windows Kunsttraject with SetNet.
Gather at Limburg Stirumplein in Amsterdam for an 'artwalk'.

October 29-30, 2011 Open Ateliers de Pijp

Short dance fragments of one minute with dancer Goran Turnsek
http://www.oneminutedancefilm.nl (75-78)

Sketch for a City
'Sketch for a City' is a project by filmmaker Ester Eva Damen en architect Joris Berger,
exchanging thoughts about a traveling exhibition space with everchanging projections
responding to the hosting space.
Sanderijnstraat 21; 1055 BN Amsterdam; Erasmusparkbuurt
tram 7/12/14, bus 15/21/247/352

October 8-9, 2011
Open Studios in Bos en Lommer with Kulter
Artist talk about Sketch for a City, October 9, 2pm. Bolo kunstroute