The KAMEN Team

KAMEN is an artist-run non-profit organization, made up from a small and committed team. We foster a communal environment at the residency.

Our selection committee spans a wide range of artistic disciplines and share a strong commitment to the arts and critical thinking. They review the submitted proposals, and select projects based on the applicant’s previous work, commitment to practice, and consideration of community and/or discourse at large.

We aim to create groups of residents which combine intergenerational and international positions, and include a variety of disciplines.

Our residency building and grounds have been generously offered to us for use by the Eparhija Zahumsko Hercegovačka i Primorska (the Bisdom of Zahumsko Hercegovacka i Primorska of Zahumsko Hercegovacka and Primorska Bisdom).

Koštana Banović (BiH/NL), multidisciplinary artist

Founder KAMEN / artistic director

Koštana Banović (1960, Sarajevo) is a multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker. She works in various disciplines and media such as drawing, performance, video and film. Her research addresses the interaction between experimental and cinéma vérité documentary style, often categorized as the essay film genre. Her films have been awarded numerous times and screened at film festivals internationally, like IFFR Rotterdam. Her work is in collections, amongst other of Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam and Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, the Netherlands. Koštana was a faculty member in the Fine Arts and Design school at the University of Arts in Utrecht (HKU) in the Netherlands, in the digital media department from 2007 until 2017. She has also guest taught at various graduate and postgraduate art institutes and schools, such as the Dutch Art Institute (DAI) in Arnhem and the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.

Temra Pavlovic (USA/NL), artist

Advisor, selection committee

Temra Pavlovic (1990, Utrecht) is an artist living in Amsterdam. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘T2018 je t’aime’ at Kantine in Brussels and ‘Prefixes 4 and 2: the way you customize your uniform’ at Lodos gallery in Mexico City. She is a member of collaborative Oa4s (On all fours, together with Michael Ray-Von), with which recent exhibitions include ‘Friendship’ at KevinSpace in Vienna, and ‘Spirit butterfly X’ at Lodos gallery in Mexico. Honors include the Princess Grace Award for undergraduate filmmaking; Young Talent stipend from the Mondriaan Fund and Transmediale Non-Fiction contribution from the Stimuleringsfonds. She earned her BFA in Film/Video from CalArts in 2012 and is a currently furthering her academic research in Media Studies at the University of Amsterdam.

Hans Broek (NL), painter

Guest selection committee 2020

Hans Broek (1965, Veenendaal) is a Dutch panter. Since 1995 he lived and worked in Los Angeles and New York. He left the United States in 2018 to travel for a few years, and during that time he has lived in Senegal, Ghana and the Netherlands. He is currently working on a project about the history of Dutch Slave Trade. For this project he visited architecture that was used by the Dutch for the purpose of the Slave Trade and Slavery. This took him on a long trip around the Atlantic ocean in which he visited Surinam, Curacao, Ghana and Senegal.The research he has done will result in a series of monumental paintings. These paintings will be shown in a mayor solo exhibition in Museum De Pont (Tilburg) in the fall of 2020. His work has been awarded the Royal Subsidy for Painting and other prizes. During the last 20 years he has had 4 solo museum shows and was included in museum group shows. He had several solo and group exhibitions in a range of international galleries. His work is in the collections of the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; De Pont Museum, Tilburg; Dordrechts Museum, Dordrecht and the Teylers Museum, Haarlem, the Netherlands. Hans was a faculty member at the Department of Art at UCLA from 2002 – 2005 and has taught at various graduate and postgraduate art institutes and schools, such as Cooper Union in New York.

Marleen de Witte (NL), cultural anthropologist

Advisor, selection committee

Marleen de Witte (1974, Delft) holds a PhD in cultural anthropology and is assistant professor of Cultural Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam. Her research interests include religion and media, the senses and the body, cultural heritage, popular culture, funeral rituals, globalization, urban Africa (ip. Ghana) and the African diaspora (ip. Afro-Europe). Marleen approaches her topics in an interdisciplinary manner, bringing the social sciences in conversation with the humanities, including philosophy, religious studies, media studies, and art and art history. In 2012 Marleen received the Keetje Hodshon Award (in philosophy and religion) and her ongoing project ‘African by Design: self-styling among Afro-Dutch youth in Amsterdam’, is awarded a Veni grant from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research NWO.