11.03 → 02.07.2023 — Exhibition

Charming for the Revolution

09 → 14.03.2023 — Film festival


01.04.2023 — Performance


08.04.2023 — Jester Film

Maryam Tafakory



Carly Rose Bedford

Carly Rose Bedford

Carly Rose Bedford’s (they/them) work addresses the themes such as ecological/social entanglement, the body vs hierarchical structures and monsters, and translates them into a multidisciplinary practice. Their works seek out and subvert the affects imbued on materials to cleave a rupture in the production of normalcy. It does this through the co-opting of signifiers, inviting aberrant or incongruous behaviors, and through strategies of material seduction. 

Challenging the idea of a neutral experience - the work attempts to disorient, unsettle, and recontextualize feelings in order to forge a possibility for new disobedient narratives that help us embody the world around us in other ways.  As a queer practitioner, Bedford centers the importance of community and collectivity for growth. The diversity of lived experiences and approaches of the people they work with, provide a rare opportunity to develop a practice and collaborate. 

Carly Rose Bedford graduated from the Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam. They have presented work in various institutions such as Palais de Tokyo, Stedelijk Museum, TENT Rotterdam, Museum Arnhem, MU Eindhoven and Melbourne Festival. In 2019, they won the MK Award. They are teaching at KABK in The Hague, the Rietveld Academy, and SNDO Choreography in Amsterdam.

  • Event: Carly Rose Bedford
  • Artist: Carly Rose Bedford
  • Text by: Carly Rose Bedford
  • Website: carlyrosebedford.com
  • Supported by: We thank Mondriaan Fund and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Brussels for the support for the production and presentation of the work by Carly Rose Bedford in Charming for the Revolution.