Graduate Residents Woody 's Gravemade and Fabian Bredt. Uproot Rotterdam is a project by Studio Makkink & Bey commissioned by BKOR and SIR.

Graduate Resident 1: Woody 'S-gravemade in collaboration with Fabian Bredt

Uproot Rotterdam program: Graduate Residencies
Finissage: Friday 22 July, 16: 00 hour

Every week a recent graduate of a Dutch art or design course is invited for a work stay in the Museumpark. They show their graduation work and provide a follow-up. Visitors from Uproot Rotterdam are invited to attend their arrival and departure.

The first guest in the Graduate Residency (the Graduation Stay in the pop-up sculpture park) is Woody 's-Gravenmade (in collaboration with Fabian Bredt). Woody graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts The Hague, Textile & Fashion department and continues his graduation project during his residency in the sculpture park. He based his graduation work on the street culture and fashion of Dutch and Moroccan youth. View here the video of his graduation collection.

Looking back

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Background wrote about the graduation collection ...
“Never seen on the catwalk before and it certainly amazed me. Woody provided one fashion clash that worked damn well between Western culture and the Middle East. We all know the traditional Islamic costume such as the burqa and niqab. The young designer absolutely wanted to integrate these items into his collection and turn them into one major fashion culture. This is the “Dutch Collection”.

“1 of his main prints from the collection was one to never forget. He got his inspiration from, as he described it himself, the typical Turkish bag. I think we've all seen them pass in the street. The big blue, red, white striped bag that we will use to do the laundry in the laundromat. Yep, this ugly thing is Woody's impressive print. The print was given a new dimension and was incorporated into joggings, robes and bourkas. For the collection, fabrics such as polyester and plastic were used to create volume. ”

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Photo: one of Woody 'S-gravemade's works at the time of the graduation presentation, KABK.

Graduates in Residency

Graduate Resident 1: Woody 'S-gravemade & Fabian Bredt
Graduate Resident 2: Mat do
Graduate Resident 3: Milena Naef
Graduate Resident 4: Jorieke Tenbergen
Graduate Resident 5: Isabel Mager

The program of the Graduation Stay is composed by Studio Makkink & Bey, commissioned by BKOR en SIR (programs from CBK Rotterdam). Look here for the program of Uproot Rotterdam.