Counterbodies focuses on bringing together the work of artists who each offer a distinct interpretation of 'the body', as a thematic and visual source for research and experiment. The theme of 'the body' has always been prominent in artistic practices.

Their groundbreaking research, their drive and instinct compelled them to discuss and demonstrate the taboo of physicality, as well as the many inconvenient and unspoken matters that have often been overlooked in the past.

With this premise in mind, the third edition of the exhibition aims to refocus attention on this still quite controversial theme by adopting a different, more daring attitude to the many views and directions of view on the theme of 'the body' and the way on which this takes shape in the practices of contemporary artists.

Third edition of Counterbodies builds on the success of the previous two editions. Emotions, ideas and conversations with visitors gave us an idea to add a strong social element to this concept.

In addition to an expo, NEON FOUNDATION is organising a round table with the theme Femicide, and we are also presenting spoken word artists. 


Catalog and media

BNW image of a boy on a floor, held by a chain that is connected to his neck. Artwork part of the series COMPELLED

Art direction: 

Vladimir Radujkov, Marth Von Loeben


Counterbodies were made possible by:

CBK Rotterdam, Cultuur concreet, Gemeente Rotterdam


Huge thank you to our partners:

De Achtertuin and Gaea studio


Special thanks to:

Talitha Holl, Ibrahim Alaoui Chrifi, Karin Oppeland,

Melanie Tissen, Zahra Reijs and Hugo Bongers

Zandvoortsmuseum Portraits with Pride 2022 Arjan Spannenburg

November 25 - 27

De Achtertuin

Oostzeedijk 108, Rotterdam

Location and time

Address : Oostzeedijk 108, 3063 BG Rotterdam, Nederland

Friday 25th November

16:30 walk in

17:00 round table- STOP FEMICIDE!

17:30 spoken word

18:00 opening Exposition


Saturday 26th November

12:00 - 19:00 Exposition


SUNDAY 27th November

12:00 - 19:00 Exposition

Look back at the exposition!