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25,26,27 November 2022

FRIDAY              16:30  WALK IN

                         17:00 ROUND TABLE - STOP FEMICIDE!

                         17:30  SPOKEN WORD

                         18:00  EXPO OPENING

SATURDAY        12:00 - 19:00 EXPO

SUNDAY           12:00 - 19:00 EXPO

De Achtertuin, Oostzeedijk 108 Rotterdam

Counterbodies focus is on bringing together the work of artists whom each offer a distinct interpretation of 'the body', as a thematic and visual source for research and experiment.

The theme of 'the body' has always been prominent in artistic practices.

Their groundbreaking research, their drive and instinct compelled them to discuss and demonstrate the taboo of physicality, as well as the many inconvenient and unspoken matters that have often been overlooked in the past.

With this premise in mind, the third edition of the exhibition aims to refocus attention on this still quite a controversial theme by adopting a different, more daring attitude to the many views and directions of view on the theme of 'the body' and the way on which this takes shape in the practices of contemporary artists.

The third edition of Counterbodies builds on the success of the previous two editions. Emotions, ideas and conversations with visitors gave us the idea to add a strong social element to this concept.

In addition to an expo, we are organizing a round table with the theme of Femicide, and we are also presenting spoken word artists. 


List of participating artists:


Lise Sore

Onno Poiesz

Robin Kolleman

Frans Franciscus

Jolanda Linssen

Koes Staassen

Natalia Grezina 

Arjan Spannenburg

Anke Huyben

Annebel Bruschinski


Art direction: 


Vladimir Radujkov, Marth Von Loeben



Counterbodies were made possible by:


CBK Rotterdam, Cultuur concreet, Gemeente Rotterdam, Rotterdams Vrouwenfonds


Huge thank you to our partners:


De Achtertuin and Gaea studio



Special thanks to:


Talitha Holl, Ibrahim Alaoui Chrifi, Karin Oppeland, Melanie Tissen, Zahra Reijs, Hugo Bongers, Alexey Shifman and Sophia Redkina.



Photo credits:


Jan Arsenovic

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