With great pleasure Z33 and Marres present the participating artists of the exhibition Currents #6.

Curators Marian Cousijn, Anne Ruygt and Bertan Selim visited in the past months the graduation shows of art academies in Belgium, Germany, and the southern Netherlands. They saw the recent works of graduated artists and made a selection.

These are the artists who present their works in the exhibition Currents #6:

Elena Aya Bundurakis (KASK Antwerp), Pavel Balta (LUCA Genk / PXL-MAD School of Arts Hasselt),  Jonas Brinker (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Liesel Burisch (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Sjoerd Houben (KASK Ghent), Nimrod Karmi (Staedelschule Frankfurt), Susanne Khalil Yusef (AKV|St. Joost Den Bosch), Yorgos Maraziotis (KASK Antwerp), Kim Nuijen (AKV|St. Joost MA Fotografie Den Bosch), Eric Patel (AKV|St. Joost MA Fotografie Den Bosch), Pati Petrykowska (LUCA School of Arts Brussels), Constance Proux (KASK Ghent), Anna Rubbens (LUCA School of Arts Ghent), Alexey Shlyk (KASK Antwerp), Bert Snaterse (MAFAD Maastricht), Nasrin Tork (KASK Ghent) and Joris Verleg (AKV|St. Joost Breda).

In 2018, Marres Maastricht and Z33 Hasselt jointly present the exhibition Currents #6, an annual group exhibition, showcasing works by recently graduated artists from art academies in Belgium, Germany, and the southern Netherlands. The exhibition will be embedded in a broader guidance trajectory in which training, networking and professionalization are central.

With Currents, the House for Contemporary Culture of Maastricht, Marres, acts as a platform for up-and-coming artists and curators to contribute to an international infrastructure for talent development. Z33 – House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt also pursues this same objective in its operations. With Z33 Talent, Z33 aims to be a driving force for talent development.

After five editions, Currents is a secure platform for young artists and curators. Over the past years, 95 artists from 12 academies have exhibited their work, have given presentations, and participated in workshops. By participating in the project, 12 young international curators have given their careers a considerable boost.

The sixth edition of Currents #6 opens on Friday 14 December 2018 at Marres Maastricht. Currents #7 will be on view at Z33 in Hasselt in December 2019.