Elizabeth Xi Bauer Gallery and Bradwolff Projects present Marine Lover: Snakes and Metal. This exhibition follows Marine Lover: Wax and Water (19th August – 15th October 2022) an exhibition of works by Abraham Kritzman and Violeta Paez Armando at Sally’s Fault, Amsterdam.

Marine Lover: Snakes and Metal, curated by Àngels Miralda, at Bradwolff Projects, Amsterdam, features works by Marlene Dumas, Abraham Kritzman, Violeta Paez Armando, Ulay and Müge Yilmaz.

Born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1953, and having lived and worked in Amsterdam since 1976, Marlene Dumas is one of the Netherland’s most widely celebrated artists. From 1978 she has exhibited internationally. In 1995 she represented Holland at the Venice Biennale, and in 1996 the Tate Gallery exhibited a selection of her works on paper.

Abraham Kritzman’s practice spans painting, printmaking, sculpture and installation art. After studying at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem, he completed his master’s degree in Painting at the Royal College of Art, London in 2014. He lives between Israel and London and is currently a Tutor at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. Kritzman is the recipient of several awards and scholarships and has exhibited throughout Europe and Israel. His artworks exist in major foundations and institutions.

Violeta Paez Armando is an artist from Córdoba, Argentina, who currently lives and works in Amsterdam. Her practice combines sculpture, writing, and theory. Paez’s work critically engages with sci-fi narratives, and ideas of monstrosity informed by queer and decolonial discourses, to explores questions around permeability and malleability. She has recently graduated from the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam and has gone on to participate in several residencies and exhibitions.

Ulay, born Frank Uwe Laysiepen was a Pioneer of Polaroid photography and performance and body art. Formally trained as a photographer, Ulay was a consultant for Polaroid between 1968–1971. From 1976 to 1988, Ulay collaborated with former partner Marina Abramović. Their performances such as Relation Works and The Lovers: The Great Wall Walk, as well as others made them icons of performance art. After breaking up with Abramović, Ulay focused on photography, exploring the medium and its boundaries to address the position of those marginalised in contemporary society and re-examining the issues surrounding nationalism.

Müge Yilmaz’ work has been exhibited extensively in the Netherlands, including at The Hague. As well as this, her work has been shown in Germany, Brussels, in Turkey at the 16th Istanbul Biennale and in China at 11th Shanghai Biennale. Her work is currently on show at 59th Venice Biennale as part of the Bookshop Pavilion Stirling. Yilmaz’ work is part of the group exhibition Tenminste Houdbaar Tot at Museum Arnham, until January 2023.

Marine Lover: Snakes and Metal (22nd October – 19th November 2022) at Bradwolff Projects, Oetewalerstraat 73, 1093 ME Amsterdam, Netherlands.

A private view was held on Saturday 22nd October, and now the exhibition is open Thursday – Saturday, 1 – 5pm, or by appointment.