Lucie Draai (b.1979 Bogotá, Colombia) is an artist based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands currently studying a Master of Fine Art Praxis at the Dutch Art Institute, a 2 year itinerant program that fosters a variety of praxes at the intersections of art and theory. Her practice proposes a re-thinking or better yet escaping the (social, political) terms of order that surround us. Perceiving the world not in terms of solidity and unity but as ‘viscous’ and ‘porous’. (1) A more-than-human understanding of the future seems necessary and vital and calls for a shift in how we conceptualize being, life, death, and temporality.(2) A proposal for radical hope (3) and radical respect for difference.

1. Tuana, “Vicous Porosity”, 192
2. Braidotti, The Postman, 81
3. Kim Q. Hall, No failure:Climate change, Radical Hope, and Queer Crip Feminist Eco-Futures

Exhibitions, performances, readings, workshops have been hosted by and collaborated with
Zoe Scoglio, Tim Mastik, Shimmer (Rotterdam, NL), Volteface (Johannesburg, SA), Hot Wheels Projects (Athens, Greece), Billytown (The Hague, NL), PA-AP (Arnhem, NL), a Tale of a Tub (Rotterdam,NL), Cafe Bel (Rotterdam, NL), GROOS (Rotterdam,NL). Residencies at Artist Proof Studio (Johannesburg, SA) and AGALAB (Amsterdam, NL). Works can be found at Billytown Bookshop and Walter Bookstore.

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