Huis Museum / 2016 / Exhibition of my personal collection / Hosted at Museum Perron Oost, Amsterdam, NL / Part of Heterotropics - curated by Sara Giannini

With works, objects, and gifts by:

Yosuke Amamiya           Géraldine Longueville
Charles Benton            Kelly Mcafferty
Katie Bode              Melamo Fijnmetaal Techniek
Marco Bruzzone            Rūtenė Merkliopaitė
Jokūbas Čižikas            MTA & Eye Bank of NYC
Marine Delgado            Robertas Narkus
Nicole Demby             Aapo Nikanen
Yvonne Dröge Wendell        Tin Nguyen
Shanon Ebner & Dexter Sinister    Suat Ögüt
Nick Foley & Kasia Wisniewski     Marija Olšauskaitė
Thomas Geiger w/ Jordan & Ivan   Gerard Órtin
Riccardo Giacconi           Jurgis Paškevičius
Marco Gobbi              Costabile Piccirillo
Vesko Gösel              Martijn Riksen
Richard Grimaldi           Felicitas Rohden
Styrmir Örn Guðmundsson      Tomomi Shimizu
Gerald Gulotta            Rosa Sijben
Charlotte Hattenbach        Emilija Škarnulytė
Brynjar Helgasson          Greg Smith
Jan Hoeft               Jennifer Tee
Paoletta Holst             Diego Tonus
Sjap Holst              Studio Dennis Vanderbroek
Sophia Holst             Ineke van der Burg
Jan Kempenaers           Sarah Van Lamsweerde
David Kirshoff             Zena Verda Pesta
Walter Kresnik            Andre Volten
Ray Ray Mitrano           Joep Vossebeld
Miyeon Lee             Monika Zarzeczna
And others…

Museum Perron Oost calls itself the smallest museum in the world. It's a tiny house on an old train platform in Amsterdam east. It's one of my favorite museums because the lights are on all night long and you can look into the tiny house and see some of the strangest most endearing shows.

After visiting a house museum in Vilnius, Lithuania, called the Kazys Varnelis House, I learned that Mr. Varnelis lived in the house with his collection until his death. During that time you could arrange to visit, he would greet you, and give you a tour. I liked the idea of a house museum as a living space, and I wondered if I too could one day have a great house museum. Then I realized that I don’t need to wait until I have a great big house or some incredible historical collection, I have a house no matter where I am, and I have my special collection. I have been slowly collecting art through exchanges with other artists, and on occasion buying some art that I like. I also have things that are not art, design objects, but also pieces of plastic, broken glasses that I found on the street, things that intrigue.

For about 4 years, I lived in the neighborhood of Amsterdam Oost and sometimes had small gatherings in my house museum to highlight different works in the collection. Also when I travel, I might bring a few small works with me so the house museum can multiply and exist in two places at once. Now my house museum is in Brussels.