Chika Desvestida


Chika Desvestida

By Johanna Franco Zapata

Date: Friday 17 January 2020 at 7 p.m

Bloemhof opens the year 2020 with the solo-exhibition "Chika Desvestida" by Johanna Franco Zapata. The opening will take place on Friday 17 January at 7 p.m. Christel Monsanto provides the opening word.

"Chika Desvestida" is a wordplay and means "undress the undressed young lady", but also symbolizes the artist who is reforming her own artistic identity. "Chika Desvestida" reflects a dualistic feeling and the awareness process of the artist.

“My artistic education taught me that art is about freedom, but at the same time gave the impression that a work must be grandiose in order to be able to view it as art. This contradiction made my creative process stressful and unpleasant. In my work, the challenge was and remains to break free from those restrictive unwritten rules. Until now, the process of leaving behind representative and symbolic conditions has led to a minimalist way of working. "Chika Desvestida" is not seeking approval; they are my most intuitive and conscious works, with which I try to redefine things by creating my own values. I wonder where this process will lead me again. I am discovering what drives me to create art so that I am satisfied. "Says Johanna with a determined tone.

The paintings that are presented in this exhibition are mainly abstract works. Color and minimalist forms play an important role with the aim of becoming an experience for the viewer and where he can experience the work without necessarily having to understand it.

Community Artwork with Michèle


Community Artwork

With Michèle Michèle Russel-Capriles

Date: Nov 16, 23, 30 and Dec 7, 14

During her exhibition ‘Ban Serio’ Michèle Russel-Capriles welcomes you to come join her every Saturday mornings on a community artwork for the Ronald MC Donald House at the new local hospital CMC (Curaçao Medical Center).

Time: 10 am – 12 am

Full Moon Experience


Tickets cost Nafl.25 per person including all activities but excluding food and beverage. Have you purchased your tickets already for the October 12 event which was postponed, keep them for this January 10 2020 event. Sales of the new tickets start in December. There are only a limited number of tickets available. Don’t miss this opportunity to experience the full moon in a very different way! For more info mail!

Full Moon Experience

By Nature Museum Curacao

Date: 10 Januari 2020

experience the full moon and enjoy art & nature @ bloemhof

On Friday January 10 2020 explore the full moon at Bloemhof during the Full Moon Experience organized by Bloemhof Experience partners Landhuis Bloemhof, Cathedral of Thorns, Fundashon di Artista, Museum of Natural History of Curacao, Hortence Brown and Cafe Number 10.

In an evening event filled with (hands on) activities you can go on a full moon nature hike, listen to night stories under the tree with Ompi Tio, bring your kids for a special mondi 'speurtocht', do an interpretive writing session inspired by the current Bloemhof Exhibition, explore the majestic Cathedral of Thorns by moonlight and all lightened up, meet the artist Herman van Bergen during scheduled guided trips, relax between the sculptures of Hortence Brouwn with classical music and meet the artist herself, watch the moon trough a telescope & learn the basic tips and tricks to make your own best full moon picture at the Museum of Natural History Curacao or visit the museum exhibits by night, and work with your hands to make your own art work. And this time Cafe Number 10 will also be present with a pop up restaurant in which you can acquire all the favorites.