welcome... ...stranger


Krugerplein, november 2020. Foto Marc Driessen                                                                             


Four artists, who live and work in Amsterdam, have been invited by Welcome Stranger to use the facade of their own home as a meaningful space and create new work. In four places in the city, this gives rise to multifaceted reflections on publicness and privacy, on what is on the inside and on what is on the outside.

23.10 - 23.01.2021 Lucas Lenglet, Schaepmanstraat 91 (extended)
20.11 - 23.01.2021 Smári Róbertsson, Zomerdijkstraat 22 
04.12 - 27.03.2021 Tim Breukers, Krugerplein
23.01 - 27.03.2021 Bastienne Kramer, Tweede Leeghwaterstraat 7 (new dates!)

A warm welcome to all of you, friends and strangers, in one of the streets.


Building on earlier works with cage constructions, Lucas Lenglet places red wire netting in front of all the windows of his corner house and turns his own house into a cage. Lenglet: 'I see it as an incentive to think about what position i have in the community in which i live: to what extent am I expected to participate, how much from the outside do I allow and what relationship do I enter into with the other?'.

Smári Róbertsson deals with the hidden and unknown by exploring folklore, such as the folk tale 'The Father of the Eighteen Elves'. When you look up to his studio-house from the street, you can spot a long stick poking out of the window. Attached to a tree, you'll find a text entitled: 'Poking The Unknown With A Really Long Stick'. The work is an invitation to reveal the underlying motives, value systems and conditions in perception and in ourselves. A newly recorded performance from his home can be found here.

For the sculptural intervention of Tim Breukers left behind bicycle wheels and chain locks, snackbar het Snorretje and Albert Heijn form an ambience. His work Centre Piece makes you wander around on the square in front of his house. You can find instructions here:

More about the contribution of Bastienne Kramer will follow. 

Also follow the INSTAGRAM of Welcome Stranger for updates on the programme.

Listen to the radio broadcasts, 'the house as material' and 'poking through the window', that elaborate on the motivations behind this initiative and the work of the artists.

This edition of Welcome Stranger is generously supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Mondriaan Fund. 


Villa des Arts 11, Hann Fort B, Dakar, Senegal

Dakar (Senegal)

What affects personal identity and presence in the world? Your exterior is public, what does it say about your interior? About one's own and the strange? 
In a house on Hann Fort B, 11 in Dakar, three artists, Laye Kâ (SEN), Gareth Nyandoro (ZWE) and Tim Breukers (NL), made an "in situ presentation" with the name Biti ak Biir, local for L'Intérieur L'Extérieur. The private location was accessible to the public in the period December 8th till January 8th 2021, simultaneously with Partcours 2020. Soon a selection of the works made in Dakar can be seen in Amsterdam. More information will follow. 


This international project is supported by The Cultural Participation Fund.