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



2016, multi media installation, HD film loop 10’00" min, plaid, book and sound track  20’00" min
photography Gert Jan van Rooij at Bradwolff Projects,  Amsterdam, NL

'Blue Hour' is an art project by Merel Karhof and Yasmijn Karhof in collaboration with Roosje Klap.

The title of the new work by artist Yasmijn Karhof and designer Merel Karhof: ‘Blue hour’ refers to the homogenous natural phenomenon. It is the period during both dawn and twilight when a blue glow appears in the air. This blue hour is the one moment where the world opens and possibilities seem infinite. It is the space between what is and what could be. The artists see the echo of this blue hour in the transition from waking to sleeping. Similarly, this magical moment forms the inspiration for the interdisciplinary collaboration which led to a film, a book and a woven plaid. These three art objects are intimately entwined, but are autonomous objects in their own right.

The film ‘Blue hour’ of Yasmijn Karhof, visualizes the period of consciousness experienced while falling asleep. It’s a state of awareness where thinking has not completely stopped, while sleep is already setting in. The poetic way feelings and daily events affect this moment between waking and sleeping fascinates Karhof. In the film ‘Blue hour’, she shows the spectator two characters. Both are driven by common desires, but experience their own dreams separately, through which they are momentarily connected.

The plaid, designed by Merel Karhof and Yasmijn Karhof, acts in the film as a utensil, but melts together with the film characters as a sculptural object. While the movie shows two experiences in one dream world, the double-sided plaid shows how two opposite worlds come together in one object. The artists intentionally chose the technique of weaving; the rear of the fabric forms the negative image of the front, through which the two perspectives not only symbolically but also physically touch each other.

While the film scenario determined the design of the plaid, the plaid also determined the film script. The same was true for the third object in the exhibition, the artists’ book, which is designed by Roosje Klap in collaboration with Yasmijn Karhof. The book and the plaid are both movie props and autonomous artworks. In the book you will find pictures of the world the characters experience in the film. These pictures were in turn an inspiration for the visual design of the plaid. In the exhibition at BRADWOLFF PROJECTS the plaid, the book and the film will be displayed as separate objects and as a part of the film ‘Blue hour’.



press release - English
persbericht - Dutch
article - Marie-José Vaessen
invitation Bradwolff Projects 2015-2016