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Afra Eisma

Feline Whispers

Experimental Pizza Club



In her solo-exhibition Feline Whispers at 1646, Afra Eisma uses generosity, nourishment and sharing as necessary counters in a world full of exclusion and deprivation. Alongside her exhibition, Eisma hosted a Background Evening. The Background Evening focused on a game of sharing and coming together with the Experimental Pizza Club, which was founded in 2018 by Katrina Niebergal, Daisy Madden-Wells, and Eisma. The E.P.C. is about coming together and adding the element of play to the process of making pizza. The game is for each person to bring three ingredients to the table, with the challenge to choose ingredients that pique curiosity. The toppings are all gathered on a large table and one person starts by picking the sauce, the next will add one topping, the one after that will add another, etcetera, until someone decides a balance is reached and declares the pizza finished.

The E.P.C. is an exercise in letting go, of losing control, of trying to rhyme with toppings chosen by others, a cadavre exquis of flavors.


About Afra Eisma: Eisma (b. 1993, Netherlands) studied Fine Arts at the Royal Academy of Arts, The Hague and Central Saint Martin’s, London. She has been part of numerous exhibitions, among which a solo exhibition at the Vleeshal, Middelburg; presentations at Art Rotterdam; No Man’s Art Gallery, Amsterdam; ABC Clubhuis, Antwerp; numerous group exhibitions at Billytown, The Hague, where she currently has her studio. Other projects include a residency in Cluj, Romania; screenings together with Adrian Bridget at, among others, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam; East China Normal University, Shanghai; Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. Eisma was also nominated for the Royal Award for Modern Painting in 2018.


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