January 4 2021 - now
An Artist Residency in Motherhood
Benford her home.
March 12, 2021 - now Vrouwenmantel publishes articles on witterook.nu.
July 7, 2021 - July 11, 2021
Graduation Show St Joost School of Art & Design.
October 22, 2021 - now
Openbaring; a podcast series on the maternal in art by Vrouwenmantel Art Research Group in collaboration with mother and artist Melanie Maria.
December 6, 2021 - Publication Launch on February 9, 2022
Collaborative research by artist Sun Chang (to M•Others) and Kija Benford (Vrouwenmantel Art Research Group). (View publication)
January, 15 2022 - May, 2022
Vrouwenmantel Art Research Group has been invited by artist collective Oda Projesi to curate a part of a radio program they are creating. The topic of the radio program is based on motherhood (states, strategies and interactions in daily and production areas) and the program will be aired in May 2022, alongside the 17th ıstanbul Biennial.
18, 2022 – Release date: September 25, 2022
Benford is one of the people
Hettie Judah has spoken to for her book 'How Not to Exclude Artist Mothers (and
other parents) that will be released September 25, 2022.
In the book you can
read Kija's story, how as a mother and student at art school she was confronted
for the first time with the taboo surrounding motherhood in art and how Vrouwenmantel
Art Research Group emerged from this experience. You can now pre-order the book at Lund Humphries and Waterstones, among others.
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