Moengo Festival of Visual Arts 2015 Tembe fu libi

Photo collage Moengo Festival of Visual Arts 2015 Tembe fu libi, by Ravi Rajcoomar
Photo collage Moengo Festival of Visual Arts 2015 Tembe fu libi, by Ravi Rajcoomar

Program Moengo Festival of Visual Arts 2015 Tembe fu libi (on Facebook)

Friday, August 14, 10:00 hrs Opening

Saturday, August 15, 10:00-13:00 hrs Seminar
Marcel Pinas – Introduction
Rob Perrée – The power of an artist-in-residence-programme in an environment like Moengo
– Tresna Pinas – About working in a collective (Moengo)
– Alex van Stipriaan – Marroon people and the art of survival

Saturday, August 15, 16:00-18:00 hrs Artist presentations
– Visthois Mwilambwe Bondo
– Artist (U.S.A.)

Sunday, August 16, 10:00-13:00 hrs Seminar
Remy Jungerman (on Facebook) – Own position in the art world
– Mama Bobi (on Facebook) – Applied art in French Guiana
– Sharda Ganga – Art and politics

Sunday, August 16, 16:00-18:00 hrs Artist presentations
– Lode
Ken Doorson

Monday, August 17, 10:00-13:00 hrs Seminar
– Tolin Alexander – The role of art and art education in the forming of identity
– Alida Neslo – Art and the community
– Thomas Polimé – Communication by textile in the Marroon community

Monday, August 17, 16:00-18:00 hrs Artist presentations
Razia Barsatie
Miguel EdKe Keerveld

The seminar will be held at the AMC Congress Centre in Moengo and is open to everyone.

Opening hours exhibition Tembe fu libi August 14-September 20, 10:00-18:00 hrs .


Foundation Kibii warmly invites you to Tembe fu libi (Art for Life), the Visual Arts Festival in Moengo, Suriname. (On Facebook.) Tembe fu libi is the third festival in a series that annually emphasize on a specific discipline. This year, Foundation Kibii will focus on the visual arts and continues with the realization of her philosophy and goals. The festival is aimed at contributing to the development of the local youth and community, economic and touristic growth, and multicultural and interdisciplinary cross-­fertilization.

With 40 artists from home and abroad, including Suriname, Barbados, Belgium, the Netherlands, the United States and Congo, and 750 students who have worked in recent weeks on several works of art, MFVA 2015 is the largest art project carried out in Marowijne.

On Friday the 14th of August, the festival will be festively opened with the presentation of a 600 metres long collaborative street painting made by the children of Moengo and the art collective Switi Rauw, that connects the different exhibition spaces: the Tembe Art Studio, a part of the former Suralco hospital, the Contemporary Art Museum of Moengo (CAMM), the Art Park and the Fred Murray School and St. Theresia School. Work of local, national and international artists will be on display. Pangi embroideries will interact with video work and traditional woodcarving with contemporary art installations. The aim of the exhibition is to create space for dialogue between the various artworks made by artists of different cultural, educational and artistic backgrounds.

However, the Moengo Festival of Visual Arts (on Facebook) is more than just a festival. Workshops have become an integral part of the festival and in the sustainable development of Moengo. This year, twelve Surinamese artists have been connected to the children of twelve primary schools to create an artwork that will be presented in the exhibition. When traveling east, the artists were encouraged to share artistic knowledge and skills with local artisans. In addition, there is a comprehensive program of artist talks, screenings, drawing competitions, seminars and performances. The final weekend, from the 18th until the 20th of September will celebrate a three-day closing ceremony that will include musical performances and a pooloboto show.

Tembe fu libi is curated by Rob Perrée and Remy Jungerman.

Amongst the exhibited artists André Sontosoemarto, Augusta Pinas, Awini Dimpay, Burospelen (Bart Stuart en Klaar van der Lippe), Charl Landvreugd, Dakaya Lenz, Danasion Akobe, David Linga, Evert Hunswijk, Florens Voorburg, Hercules Pinas, Hesdy Metowirijo, Iris Kensmil, Jakup Ferri, Jasmin Werner, Ken Doorson, Kenneth Flijders, Kevin Headley (Switi Rauw (on Facebook)), Klaas Burger, Koen Van Mechelen, Kurt Nahar, Lolita Bron, Lode Demey, Mama Bobi (on Facebook), Mario Lewanie, Mavis Pinas, Miguel EdKe Keerveld, Purcy Tjin, Ras2, Ravi Rajcoomar, Razia Barsatie, Remond Mangoensemito, Remy Jungerman (on Facebook), René Tosari, Robbert Enfield, Roddney Tjon Poen Gie, Ruben La Cruz & Karolien Helweg, Rudi Pinas aka Pontel, Shaundell Horton, Sheena Rose, Steve Banks, Steven Jouwersma, Sunil Puljun, Terry Rathje, Tirzo Martha, Tresna Pinas, Van Brummelen & de Haan, Visthois Mwilambwe Bondo, Wouter Klein Velderman and Yubi Kirindongo.

For more information please contact Foundation Kibii on ++ 597 520 311 or by e-mailing

Banner Moengo Festival by Ravi Rajcoomar
Banner Moengo Festival by Ravi Rajcoomar

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