Network includes everyone SHEBANG feels connected to, collaborates or converses with, nearby or afar.

  • Prospect Eleven
    Location, partner

    Prospect Eleven was our first location. It offered young entrepreneurs and creatives a structural place where they can work on themselves and allowed starting entrepreneurs to grow by giving them more visibility. The temporary building near Bullewijk metro station was designed to encourage meetings, to work together and to inspire each other. In addition to daily users, it was also an attractive place for stakeholders, such as professionals from the cultural sector, civil servants working with diversity/inclusion issues and project/area developers.

  • Laurence Scherz

    Laurence Scherz is a writer, spoken word artist, tattoo artist, meme admin and researcher. Their research includes semiotics within visual and/or viral culture, the neurological impact of the digital, theory-fiction and the (poetic) power of memes. Laurence appeared as a performer in Countersex Education by Maxime Dreesen (Issue 3).

  • IPOP
    Participant

    In Pursuit of Otherwise Possibilities, Queer Performance Pedagogy and Feedback (IPOP) is an educational, artistic research platform that explores how educational institutions can improve supporting and motivating queer artists and practices. IPOP was part of the workshop on the importance of a Trans view on performance practice(s) within theater education and the theater field (Issue 3).

  • Szymon Adamczak (IPOP)
    Participant

    Szymon is a dramaturge, theater and performance maker with a great interest in HIV-related culture. He conducts research at Das Theater and gave a workshop as part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers. Szymon founded IPOP together with Elioa.

  • Elioa Steffen (IPOP)
    Participant

    Elioa is a speculative artist working in the fields of theatre, dance and curation. Her work focuses on the intersection of systemic violence, cultural norms, and communal narratives. Elioa conducts research at Das Theater and gave a workshop in the context of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wesselaers. Elioa is the founder of IPOP together with Szymon.

  • Lux Sauer
    Participant

    Lux is a dancer, choreographer and movement researcher. As a gender non-conforming person, Lux pushes boundaries, creates space and challenges the audience, so that the discourse about invisibility, privilege and validity can be activated. Lux appeared as a performer in Maxime's performance Countersex Education and gave a workshop as part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Bebe Berat Bebek
    Participant

    Bebe is a trans non-binary actor, artist, creator, performer, organizer, serotonin source, socially hopping and professionally fat. They have fallen so many times in their lives that the ground is familiar territory for them, but refuses to accept that it takes pain to be queer. Bebe appeared as a performer in Maxime's performance Countersex Education, part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Maxime Dreesen
    Participant

    Maxime is a theater maker and director who lives and works in Antwerp. In De Studio he made Countersex Education, an alternative sex education performance under the alter-ego Tabooboo. Maxime offers playful, imaginative alternatives to existing and dominant structures. Maxime's performance Countersex Education was part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Raoni Muzho Saleh
    Participant

    Raoni is a choreographer and performer based in Amsterdam. His recent works are materialisations of the seduction of the 'backspace' that shape both his conceptual concoctions around strange relationalities and his movement practice of 'becoming other'. Raoni gave a workshop as part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Sem Jansen
    Participant

    Sem is a singer, guitarist, songwriter and teacher. In January 2023, his first album Uncle Sem was released together with the tour Who the fck is Britt?!*. This tour and album centred around the process of transitioning from a female to male singer. Sem has performed several times as part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Alexander Nieuwenhuis
    Guest

    Alexander is a journalist, essayist and wilderness guide. Alexander was involved in Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Valentijn Hogenkamp
    Participant

    Valentijn is a writer and poet. He made his debut in 2021 with the novel Het aanbidden van Louis Claus, and his personal essay Antiboy was published last year. Valentijn gave a presentation during the workshop for Trans writers (Issue 3).

  • Gwen van der Zwan
    Participant, photographer

    Gwen is a journalist, producer and photographer living and working in Amsterdam South East. Gwen recently released her debut novel Zuigertje and the film Amstergwen - which received several nominations and awards. Gwen is a photographer for SHEBANG and gave a workshop, part of Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Alex Bakker
    Guest

    Alex Bakker published the book Transgender in the Netherlands in 2018, which describes the history of transgender people in the Netherlands for the first time. He researched medical treatments, social discussions and changing public opinion. Alex was involved in Issue 3 curated by Carly Everaert and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Daniel Oliviër
    Assistant curator

    Daniël Olivier studies creative writing at Artez University of the Arts. He is involved in creating prose, songs and comics. He writes historical fiction in which he fantasises about extinct plants and animals, and forgotten genders from classical antiquity. He loves to read and be read to.

  • Selm Merel Wenselaers
    Curator

    Selm Merel Wenselaers studied History at the University of Antwerp and the Freie Universität Berlin. In addition to her work as a historian, Selm developed a theater practice as a dramaturge and cultural producer, including at the Frascati theater, and she was associated with Museum Arnhem as a city curator. She operates freelance as a dramaturge, curator, discussion leader, writer and researcher. Her book Tussenmens will be published in 2024.

  • Carly Everaert
    Curator

    Carly Everaert is a costume designer and received the Proscenium Prize in 2022 for their entire oeuvre. As a teacher-researcher at the Academy for Theater and Dance in Amsterdam, they conduct research into questions surrounding costume, space and embodiment from an intersectional, practice-oriented perspective. Carly received a research grant that allows existing collaborations to be further developed, such as those with Mira Thompson and Selm Wenselaers.

  • Bijlmer Parktheater
    Institute

    In the Bijlmer Parktheater, new stories are developed, new makers can develop artistically and the audience feels at home. The theater challenges visitors, participants, artists and makers to imagine the future together. The Bijlmer Parktheater is one of the initiators of SHEBANG.

  • CBK Zuidoost
    Institute

    CBK Zuidoost is a presentation institution that brings intercultural, present-day visual art to people in an accessible way, including exhibitions, an art library, education programs and an artist-in-residency program. The institution has been active in the Bijlmer for more than 30 years. CBK Zuidoost is one of the initiators of SHEBANG.

  • Imagine IC
    Institute

    Imagine IC is a conversation place about heritage in Amsterdam South East. With participatory heritage work, Imagine IC wants to discuss and improve current social relations. She then shares her expertise to work on a democratic heritage methodology. Imagine IC is one of the initiators of SHEBANG.