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About

Young Blood Initiative aims to showcase collaborative practice, creating a community where artists can explore other ways to create, acting as a platform where they can experiment to go outside of their usual practice and to play. YBI is not a platform to show good art, YBI is a place to experiment. Instead of simply creating shows that present great works, we provide the opportunity for artists to play.

Freedom to Play

We aim to be a safe place for artists and creatives to challenge, dare and experiment with their usual practice. We want PLAY to be the keyword of organising ourselves, interacting with the YBI community and structuring showcases or events.

 We collaborate

We believe that through collaboration, we discover more possibilities in our practice. Collaborating across different art disciplines usually brings unexpected results.

 We are a community

Currently YBI includes about 30 artists/ creatives across a few countries, with London being the second biggest hub after Amsterdam: Asia Dér, Anastasia Kostner, Denis Guzzo, Camille Verhaak, Candy Choi, Egle on Pluto, Kristien Sonnevijlle, Elin de Jong, Ami Powles, Victoria Soto Madrid, Bera Romairone, Maarten van der Glas, Armina Stepan, Jimena Mendizabal der Moral, Stefano Sgarbi, Gábor Hartyáni, James Hewitt, Kasper Jelaiskis, Lucas Brailsford, María Sempere Valdecantos, Mark Zask, Riccardo Russomanno, Risa Takita, Risja Steeghs, Olga Salamon, Tashi Iwaoka.

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Brief: [in]sane

Decoding Sensations Amsterdam

To perceive and make sense of the world around us, we could not do without our senses and consciousness. In this year of Fantasia of Reality of Young Blood Initiative, we are exploring the nature of reality: how we perceive, construct, alter and create the world around us. To kick off this year’s programme, we are excited to present to you Decoding Sensations: A Curious Brew of Art to investigate in one of the aspects of reality and the notion of the real!

1-9 April 2017
Home of Art


Participating artists:

Anastasia Kostner
http://www.anastasiakostner.com/
Camille Verhaak
http://damucollective.weebly.com/
Elin de Jong
https://elinwanderlust.com/
Fernando Oliveira
http://nando20078.wixsite.com/fernandooliveira
Gabor Hartyani
http://www.facebook.com/inaytrah
James Hewitt
http://damucollective.weebly.com/
Kristien Sonnevijlle
Maarten van der Glas
https://vimeo.com/artisjok
Olga Salamon
http://olgasalamon.blogspot.nl/
Raoul Rade
http://www.raoulrade.nl/
Tashi Iwaoka
http://tashiwaoka.org/
Victoria Soto Madrid
https://www.facebook.com/artmademoisellechocolat/

Decoding Sensations London

To perceive and make sense of the world around us, we could not do without our senses and consciousness. In this year of Fantasia of Reality of Young Blood Initiative, we are exploring the nature of reality: how we perceive, construct, alter and create the world around us. To kick off this year’s programme, we are excited to present to you Decoding Sensations: A Curious Brew of Art to investigate in one of the aspects of reality and the notion of the real!

26-30 March 2017
New River Studios
Photos by Despina Pats, Richard Kaby & Colleen Bartley


Participating artists:
Andrew Downes
Akira Shaman
Amy Toner
Anna Kezia Williams
http://www.annakeziawilliams.com/
Anita Konarska
http://anitakonarska.wixsite.com/anitakonarska
Carles Bosch
Chris Dowding
http://www.chris-dowding.co.uk/
Cristina Isabel Buritica
Elizabeth Hewitt
Gareth Hopkins
http://www.grthink.com/
Lola de La Mata
Marty Dzian
Mirei Yazawa
http://ierim.net/
Pav Larry Quinston
Peter Barnard
http://www.peterbarnard.net/
Risja Steeghs
http://www.risjasteeghs.com/
Riccardo Matlakas
http://www.matlakas.co.uk/
Sorin Choi
http://www.sorinchoi.com/
Tymur Bezuglyy

Lucas Brailsford

Lucas Brailsford

 

 

Lucas Brailsford is an urbanist, artist and traveler.

His art and design takes inspiration from the places he’s traveled, the people he’s met and the cities he loves. He is fascinated by the myriad ways that people live, work and play in the farthest flung corners of the world. So far, he’s lived in four different countries on three different continents, and he’s backpacked through 60 countries. Currently, he is based in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

More more, check out Lucas’s website here.

Raoul Germano

Raoul Germano

 

 

Raoul (1984, NL) is a broadly oriented artist being involved in visual arts, music and theatre since his youth. He started to dance at the Ginasiano Escola de Dança, Porto, Portugal in 2003 where he danced with Kale Companhia de Danca (PT). He gained a Msc degree with distinction  in medicine in which he focusses on cardiac development. Raoul attended La-Roche Continents Arts/Science at the Salzburger-Festspiele and performed in projects with Random Collision, Involuntary Movement, Karina Holla, La-Alternativa, Sara Shelton Mann, Christine Bonansea; and choreographed pieces with Bruno Isakovic and Miguel Fiol. Being a prominent improviser, he performs and curates events collaborating with various international musicians and performance artists.

 

 

Maria Sempere Valdecantos

Maria Sempere Valdecantos

I was born in the Mediterrenean coast of Spain, in Alicante. With studies of Architecture between Spain and Holland as a background -where I just learnt nothing is impossible, high graphic design skills and textile crafts as the main tool, and a tireless need for making dreams happen as my only goal. The results are mixed works of conceptual art, temporary architecture, social urbanism and graphic design.

For more, check out Maria’s website here.

Olga Salamon

Olga Salamon

Olga Salamon is a Polish artist living and creating in Amsterdam, graduated in University of Arts in Poznań in sculpture studio. She developed her own style of creation connecting needle work with sewing techniques and drawings. Using the knitted works she creates imaginary world where in a ironical way she comments reality. In 2011 she studied in Universidad de Granada (Spain), in 2013 in Institut Seni Surakarta (Indonesia) she took part in many group and solo exhibitions in Poland and around the world.

For more, check out her website here.

Gabor Hartyani

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Gábor Hartyani has played the cello since he was 7. He got in contact with improvisation 10 years ago. Since then, his musical attention shifted toward jazz, experimental, contemporary and free music.

He is experimenting, listening and looking for new path as a part of his commitment to constant musical development.

For more, check out his page here.