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Karola Pezarro & Aris de Bakker




AKUNZO statement
The body of work of Akunzo (Karola Pezarro & Aris de Bakker) consists mostly of ephemeral, site-specific projects, in which natural materials are used. The projects of Akunzo have a strong commitment to the environment. They are a reflection on the site or the history of the site, or have to do with the concern about the future of the planet. Akunzo usually uses natural materials from the vicinity of the site such as earth, branches, shells or seeds and they add unnatural elements related to the subject of the work. The projects are multi-interpretable and sometimes with a little humor. The artworks often prove to be a landmark and in many cases visitors can enter the work. The experiences of the observers are important to Akunzo, among others, that the visitors get an new view on their environment and can give their own meaning to it, and maybe become more aware of their relation to the landscape.


TADITADATADI Le Parcours des Fées, Crévoux, France.

The Korean Nature Artists’ Association Yatoo | Guemgang Nature Art Biennale selected our video TAKE A MOMENT for the Nature Art Video Exhibition 2020.

UNE VUE DE RÊVE Sentier des Arts 2019, Royan Atlantique, Le Pôle-Nature, Vitrezay, France.

ECHO OF THE DESERT artist-in-residency in the Tankwa desert, Tankwa Artscape, South Africa.

WHERE IS MY HOME? Taribush, Drente, The Netherlands.

LA GRANDE DAME Vign'Art, Cuis, Champagne, France.

TAKE A MOMENT Horizons Arts - Nature en Sancy, Massif du Sancy, France. Honoured with the 'Prix Publique 2018'.

INTERSEZIONE PONTE DE LIMA International Garden Festival Ponte de Lima, Portugal.

INTERSECTION Art Trails in the Great Outdoors and the Mai Festival, Gesves, Belgium.

INTERSEZIONE DELLA VITA LandArtProject Snijpunt, Ameland, The Netherlands.

CREATURE OF THE WOODS LOOKING WHERE TO GO L'art est dans les bois, Bretagne, France.

OU SE TROUVE LE PETIT CHAPERON ROUGE? Des Artistes en Campagne, Savins, France. Honoured with the 'Prix Land Art 2015'.

ODE TO THE DRAFT HORSE La Fete de Mai, Sentiers d'art dans la nature, Gesves, België.

AT HOME Open Sites Art–Terre, Ploegsteert / Comines-Warneton, België.