10 September - 30 October 2022
'CARE FULL', Art Utrecht, Utrecht
Opening  10th of September
Finissage 30the of October

'Desert Island'

19 May - 13 July 2022
Kunstpreis FBZart Award

"Reality is a finger print" is winner of for the 'FBZ Special Award' in Bochum, Germany

Winner will be announced 30th of June 2022

A visit is possible by appointment. Registration: Tel: 0234-32-28178 (Mon-Tue from 4-6 p.m., Wed-Fri from 10 a.m.-12 p.m.)

23 September - 27 November 2021
Live From Rijks

Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, NL

150 Years of Artistic Practice

3 November 2019
finissage Reality en lezing Wouter Kusters
18 september 2019 - 03 november 2019

Beautiful Distress House, Amsterdam, NL
Solo exhibition 'Reality'

opening 18 september 19.00 - 22.00

Beautiful Distress House,
Ms. van Riemsdijkweg 41a
1033 RC Amsterdam

16 June 2018 - 23 Spetember 2018
25 November 2017 - 7 January 2018
Beautiful Distress Kunstmanifestatie over waanzin

Group show by Beautiful Distress and Het Vijfde Seizoen at Nieuw Dakota

"Reality is a finger print"

23 November - 23 December 2017
Beautiful Distress Kunstmanifestatie over waanzin

Group show by Beautiful Distress and Het Vijfde Seizoen at De School

"It's cloudy inside"

Oktober 2016 -Januari 2017
Kings County Hospital

Artist in residence, Beautiful Distress, New York, USA

April 2016
Discovery Award 2016

‘Blue Hour’ got shortlisted for the LOOP Discovery Award.

29 November 2015 - 24 Januari 2016
Blue Hour

Bradwolff projects, Amsterdam, NL

'Blue Hour' is a collaboration with Merel Karhof

25th of April 2015

'Play within a play' has won the 'Honorable Mention Award' in the Experimental Short Competition at Nashville Film Festival (USA)

16 - 25 April 2015
Nashville Film Festival

Nashville, USA

'Play within a play'

21 - 30 December 2014
Donna E Liberta

Associazionne Culturale, Rome, IT


11 - 16 november 2014
Braunschweig International Film Festival

Braunschweig, DE

'Play within a play'

2 november 2014
Museumnacht - CineSonic

EYE, Amsterdam, NL

14 oktober 2014
uitkijk goes short

De UItkijk, Amsterdam, NL

17 July 2014

nternational Women's Film Festival, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

'Play within a play'

29 March - 27 April 2014
Inner space/Outer space

Sign, Groningen, NL

'Inner Space/Outer Space'
Part of tour BNG Workspace project award 2012

11 February 2014
Best of the Fest: korte films van het International Film Festival Rotterdam

EYE, Amsterdam, NL

25 January 2014
Filmfestival rotterdam

Shorts 2014, Filmfestival Rotterdam, NL

22 September - 17 November 2013
KadS 2013

'Inner Space/Outer Space'
Part of tour BNG Workspace project award 2012

17 August 2013
27 July 2013
27 July - 14 August 2013

School of Creative Art’s eMerge Gallery, Australia

Collaboration with Jasper van den Brink

15 February 2013 - 7 April 2013

Premiere video installation 'Vessel'. 'Vessel' is a collaboration with video artist Jasper van den Brink

2 December 2012 - 20 June 2013

Museum de Paviljoens, Almere


Lisca Bianca
Jean-Bernard Koeman
In: 'Wij Bouwen Nieuwe Zinnen', published by W139 in 2002

‘Lisca Bianca’ is the splendid title of an elaborate and ambitious installation that was developed especially for the front room. The young artist Yasmijn Karhof, who has made a number of inflatable works and costumes, has constructed a landscape out of compressed air.
‘Lisca Bianca’ is also the name of a small Italian island which is part of the Aeolian Islands. Aeolian is a geological term for 'rock formed by the wind'.

The installation consists of a great many 'rocks' filled with a continuous flow of compressed air, which together form a desolate coastal landscape. The viewer walks and clambers through the landscape, in this way himself becoming part of the piece. Boulders and stones in various sizes make up a microcosm, almost the transported excerpt of a landscape. It is possible to perceive the installation as both a 3D version of encyclopaedic cross-section drawings and as the trigger for memories of trips to similar rocky beaches. Landscapes where a timeless quiet reigns, as if time has come to a still.

For Karhof, the audience is an essential part of the installation. Together they form a single image. Seen from the door, the landscape first unfolds as a picture postcard or a photograph, a purely mental perception. But the viewer does not want to halt there - after all, the front room is itself a transitional space - and will therefore have to surrender to a physical experience: the far from easy trip over and between the 'soft rock'. In this way, a dialogue develops between the viewer and the possibilities and limitations of the physical context. The visitor becomes a temporary personage in the landscape, influencing the meaning of the installation by his chosen positioning.
This was duly confirmed during the opening of ‘Lisca Bianca’. After some initial hesitancy on the part of the audience, the work finally became a magnificent 'kiddie castle', in part because visitors discovered the large rocks served as excellent launch pads. Many were treated to a 'Sprung aus den Wolken', which brought another exciting aspect of the installation to bear; apart from the afore-mentioned allusions, the installation had a well-appreciated sense of humour. It was simply a great adventure. Not often does an artwork strike such a happy balance between apparently conflicting aspects and meanings. A dazzling, enjoyable sensation, as full as life itself.

'Once the Aeolian islands were many volcanoes.'
'What's the name of this one?'
'this should be Basiluzzo.'
'Basiluzzo... it sounds like the name of a fish.'
'That one there is Lisca Bianca.'
'How boring. Why all this fuss over a swim.'
'Aren't you going ashore?'
'Are you calling these rocks a shore?'
(From; 'l'Avventura' van Michelangelo Antonioni)


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