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Juha van 't Zelfde

Artist, organiser and gardener

My name is Juha and I’m a Finnish-Dutch artist, organiser and gardener from Amsterdam-Noord. 

I make platforms for collective creativity.

In my work I explore the ways in which communal desire and collective joy are a cause of solidarity and social action.

"Happiness," as Paul B. Preciado writes, "is political emancipation." 

I find inspiration in club culture, mutual aid, ethnobotany, social ecology, video games and football.

My latest work RoXY, a video essay about the legendary Amsterdam nightclub, is on view at Het Nieuwe Instituut until July 2024.

You can find more of my work here, contact me here, and follow me on Twitter and Instagram.

(Photos: Amie Galbraith, Pieter Kers, George Knegtel, Roberta Matis, Gert-Jan van Rooij, Andreas Kühne, Timo Arnall and Juha van 't Zelfde)