1 June – 11 July, 2020
Artist in residence: Priscila Fernandes, Happier Than a Seagull with a French Fry
Open for public: 11 June – 11 July, 2020
On view in the cinema: Priscila Fernandes, Portrait of an Artist

25 June, 19:30-21.00:
Art History School: Priscila Fernandes
Artist talk by Priscila Fernandes and an interactive lecture by Matisse Huiskens
Tickets: €7,50, including a drink, via Eventbrite

30 June, 20.00:
Priscila Fernandes & They Shoot Horses Don’t They?
in collaboration with Cinema of the Dam’d
Online movie programme with a Zoom-introduction and a Q&A with Priscila Fernandes
Tune in online before 20.00 using the following link.

11 July, 15.00-18.00:
Finissage: On Labour, Leisure and Endurance
A public conversation between HMK’s current artist in residence, Priscila Fernandes, and artist Sands Murray-Wassink, with a video introduction by art historian dr. Marga van Mechelen.
Free admittance. To make sure we adhere to COVID-19 guidelines, please rsvp here

In response to Black Lives Matter and the upcoming demonstration in Hoorn

On Saturday, FvD leader Thierry Baudet placed flowers at the foot of the statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen (1587-1629) in celebration of “his hero”. Although there should be room for different voices to speak up, we do not find the racist and horrific actions of the past heroic. We are in support of the removal of the statue of Coen and will be participating in the peaceful demonstration tomorrow evening (19 June, 19.00, Roode Steen, Hoorn) and strongly feel the demonstration should go forward as planned. We invite everyone who believes in rethinking, rewriting and changing history to work for a better present and future to join the gathering.


Happier Than a Seagull with a French Fry

Priscila Fernandes
Residency dates: 1 June – 11 July, 2020
Open for public: 11 June – 11 July, 2020
Cinema: Priscila Fernandes, Portrait of an Artist

After almost three months of being closed to the public, Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK] re-opens its doors for the public with Happier Than a Seagull with a French Fry by artist Priscila Fernandes. With this residency we invite visitors to witness the creation of an impressive new work in Fernandes’ Labour Series, an ongoing reflection on the dichotomy between work and leisure. In times of an almost complete collapse of the boundaries between work private life, socialising and time to enjoy, Fernandes’ project offers a possibility to reflect on the connections between work, our bodies and the systems that connect them.

Please note: HMK reopens to the public on June 11th, 13.00. From June 11th – July 4th HMK is open from Thursday to Saturday, from 13.00 to 17.00 pm. We take all necessary COVID-precautions in order to protect the safety of our visitors. For any questions, please reach out to


13 Februari: Instant Choir

Thursday, 13 February, 7:30-9:15 pm
Admittance: €10,- per session, €27,- for 3 sessions
(Free admittance if you follow lessons at Muziekschool Boedijn or if you’re voluntering at HMK)
Please rsvp by sending an email to


kevin hunt, beweme

BEWEME is an open source, unlimited edition, single colour Risograph print that tessellates into a ‘wallpaper’. Designed to be a backdrop, installed within the social areas of public institutions; interior spaces people gather, work and interact.

public event: solid care

A one-day conversation on art spaces and residencies as spaces of care
Wednesday 30 October, 14.30-19.30 h.
rsvp to

The newly appointed Editorial Committee of Hotel Maria Kapel [HMK], Maja Bekan and Miriam Wistreich, in collaboration with Griet Menschaert, cordially invite you to join us for the launch of the research programme Slow Burn at HMK.