Performance/ Installation

In this interactive performance commissioned by Onomatopee in Eindhoven, Maja Simišić embodies the role of an immigration and naturalization officer guiding us through the intricate maze of European immigration policies. The audience  is encouraged to schedule an appointment with Maja to obtain their new ID card and to experience the daylight nightmare of bias and adversity for chasing the elusive dream to become a legal citizen in Europe.

Through the performance of Maja, the nightmare turns into a dystopian dream: the new ID card can contain whatever information the applicant wants there to be. However, obtaining the ID card is no simple task; instead, it becomes a whimsical yet challenging endeavor. With a critical examination of identification data and the very notion of an ID document, be ready for a spicy powerplay.

'Dreams of dreams of dreams' is an exhibition and public program which explores the transformative power of imagination when fuelled by a collective resolve to dismantle the status quo. Continuously re-imaging alternative presents, the collective body creates new tools and paradigms. Through artistic exploration, the exhibited works and activities delve into the experience of precarity as a shared condition for common survival. Dreaming thus becomes a communal practice—a process to be contextualized, cultivated, safeguarded, and nurtured. Within this space, we are offered the opportunity to rehearse new worlds together and to train our capacity of dreaming-in-common.

Curated & text by Cecilia Casabona
Photographs by Matilde Stolfa

Performance/Happening/ Set design/Quiz

After the Visa Reveal Party, join me at Roodkapje for a unique quiz to discover if you're allowed in the Netherlands: let's put your residency and EU immigration knowledge to the test!

Special guests Karina Zavidova, Belle Phromchanya and Bruno Čikara will help you along the way as co-conspirators in unraveling the mysteries of international law! We're all in this together, exploring the tension and sensation of EU citizenship rights with a dash of Dutch "vrijmibo" (Friday afternoon drinks) flair. Immerse yourself in the thrill of the game and celebrate your newfound knowledge afterwards with a star pinata for the winner, Eurovision Song Contest inspired karaoke, delicious bitterballen and beverages, just like the Dutch do it.

Photographs by: Ruby Lem


During the performance ‘A poem from my accountant’, I recite an extensive hostile email thread/t romanticising and reclaiming the experience of being cancelled by a seemingly professional business persona.

Happening / Performance

“Visa Reveal Party” is a grotesque European Union fever dream performance art piece, utilizing the format of the gender reveal party. I play into the narrative flow of my previous works, where after a marriage for a visa, comes the finalization of the process, with the birth of a new legal citizen. For this performance, I orchestrated an event in which I questioned the societal systems to which I must conform as a foreigner in Holland. It is an exploration of bureaucratic marginalization and the surreal intricacies of the visa process. The crux of this performance revolved around the revelation of whether or not I had gotten my freelance artist visa, a journey that spanned 311 days. From the 14th of September 2022 to the 22nd of June 2023, I navigated the bureaucratic labyrinth in anticipation of this life-changing document. It's worth noting that the visa's validity spans two years, calculated from the application date rather than the date of issuance.

Photography: Diana Putavet