Adriana is an artist, writer, and xenologist. Knouf engages with topics such as wet media, space art, satellites, radio transmission, non-human encounters, drone flight, queer and trans futurities, machine learning, the voice, and papermaking. She is the Founding Facilitator of the tranxxenolab, a nomadic artistic research laboratory that promotes entanglements among entities trans and xeno. Adriana regularly presents her artistic research around the world and beyond, including a work that has flown aboard the International Space Station.
DEAR INTERLOCUTOR: TX-1 (2021)
This work takes the TX-1 project as the starting point for a series of epistolary meditations on alienness, rural life, what we desire from space travel, and queer futurities. Presented as a three-channel video, the piece includes footage shot at and around Kennedy Space Center in Florida, in the US, excerpts from documentation of Knouf’s performances, family archival video, and clips from science fiction film and television. The juxtaposition of the channels allows for non-linear temporal relationships between future, past, and present to be drawn out, a key element of the transfeminine experience.
Stimulating and facilitating top talent with affordable living and working space, a budget and a network – that is the goal of the 3Package Deal. This successful program of the Amsterdam Fund of the Arts (AFK) and Bureau Broedplaatsen in collaboration with renowned Amsterdam institutions is now regarded as the best practice in the field of talent development.
The Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) invests in the arts which enrich the experience of life in the city of Amsterdam. The AFK encourages the quality, dynamism and diversity of the arts in Amsterdam, and contributes to the city's strong and richly varied cultural climate. The fund is available to all disciplines within the cultural sector, for cultural organizations and artists. The AFK supports both experimentation and proven quality, established organizations and those that are relatively new, the professional arts and amateur arts - from every district of the city. As a metropolitan cultural fund, the AFK offers support to high-quality cultural activities, it functions as a booster for the arts within the city and is an investor in a sustainable future for the cultural sector.
Bureau Broedplaatsen is part of the municipality of Amsterdam. Its task is to realize more affordable studios and (residential) workspaces for artists and incubator groups. Bureau Broedplaatsen does this in collaboration with target group organisations, city districts, central services, corporations, real estate agents, developers, and banks.
We thank our partners, the renowned Amsterdam cultural institutions listed below who take part in the 15 coalitions that select the participating artists and provide them with guidance and a supportive network. They are of vital importance to the program.
Film: Filmacademie / IDFA / EYE / Fashion: HTNK / Rolien Zonneveld / OSCAM / AMFI / Visual Art I: FOAM / Rietveld Acadamie / De Appel Arts Centre / Visual Art II: Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam / Kunstverein / Rijksacademie / Engaged Art: Veem House of Performance / De Balie / De Ateliers / Public Realm: NDSM-Werf / Over het IJ Festival / Das Arts (AHK) / Theater: Academie voor Theater en Dans / Amerpodia / Theater Bellevue / Dance: ICK Artist Space / Frascati Theater / AHK / SNDO (AHK Dans) / Music: Conservatorium Amsterdam / Muziekgebouw aan het IJ / Melkweg / Cabaret: Academie voor Theater en Dans / De Kleine Komedie / Amsterdams Kleinkunst Festival / Interhistoricity: Oude Kerk / Museum van Loon / H401 / Reinwardt Academie / Performance: Werkplaats Typografie (ArtEz) / If I Can’t Dance / Sandberg Instituut – Critical Studies / Social Design: Waag / Hackers&Designers / Framer Framed / Autodidact: Likeminds / Theater Bellevue / Theater De Meervaart / Bio Art and Design: Waag / Mediamatic / VU Amsterdam
Curated by Bogomir Doringer.
Event production by Rafael Kozdron.
Felix Meritis production by Rivka van der Berg.
Project leaders: Johanna Brils (AFK) and Naïma Bouchtaoui (Bureau Broedplaatsen).
Press contact: Emma Heinhuis (AFK)