Rita Hoofwijk

Country : The Netherlands


Rita Hoofwijk is a Dutch artist graduated at the Institute of Performative Arts in Maastricht (NL). Her thesis Verwondering verkennen1 was awarded with the annual thesis award of the Faculty of Arts. Her work materialises in different scales and forms from writing, (audio)performance, to architectural installation and site-specific, spatial interventions. These temporary environments seem to ask us, in all simplicity, to reconsider what is perceived as fixed and unchanging. In varying collaborations she explores the possibilities of the spaces that define her practice. Currently she is one of the Artists in Residence at SoAP and supported by the Performing Arts Fund in the Netherlands.

In the form of (final) direction, dramaturgy or scenographic advice, she also works on work of others.

In 2018 Rita Hoofwijk did a residency at Metropolis in Copenhagen. During her research time, she worked on her project while waiting. What happens when we fall into the experience of time as soon as we (have to) wait? In the city there are plenty of moments and occasions, when we are waiting, alone or together.
while waiting is an artistic research into the space or state of ‘waiting’. Waiting could be described as ‘having time without wanting it’. In this project I consider what might happen if we are able to access that other experience of time while we’re waiting. This concept finds its expression in a variety of forms.

1Translation: exploring wonder