About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

30 Jul –
22 Aug 2021

Exhibition: Proud Aliens

In a world where the marginalised feel alienated, is it okay to be a proud alien? The LGBTQ+ project group of Framer Framed’s Open Atelier have created a utopian future where difference and diversity are recognised as beautiful and celebrated.

Since the beginning of 2020, Framer Framed opened it’s door for an artist community who works every week at an Open Atelier for art therapy with i-psy Arts Amsterdam. The Open Atelier community works with the guidance of the lead art therapists: Suzanne Delshadian and her team Laura van den Dungen, Ruth Oppel and Betul Ellialtioglu from the Framer Framed team.

The Open Atelier combines art, community and therapy; participants come from diverse cultural backgrounds. Within the group a LGBTQ+ collective formulated the idea to make a presentation for the yearly Pride Amsterdam. The group show include group projects and individual art pieces such as new video works, photography, Installations, costumes, paintings and henna tattoos. We invite you to visit the exhibition Proud Aliens which takes place during Amsterdam Pride at Framer Framed, 30th of July – 22th of August.

Participating artists

anne krul | Ashna Siriram | Erdem Yakut | Khalid Safy Malyck | Marwan Noufal | Mayis | meg-ster | Mi Ka | Ocean Pearl  | O.K  | Sabina  | SAM | Shevan van Homosexualistan | Teoman | Vita S.

30 July 2021
More info about the opening HERE

22 Aug 2021, 15:00-17:00h

Graphic Design: Kabo Lee
Curators: Gijs Stork


Queer Currents is an events platform that brings more content and culture to Queerness. Started in 2018, the first annual edition was held in 2019. Queer Currents is an annual program on 15 days and 15 locations, with events, lectures, film, expo, dance and music on 15 Queer topics. The goal is to bring more diverse and inclusive, relevant content, culture and art to the Pride Amsterdam weeks.

i-psy is a specialist in intercultural psychiatry for people with different social and cultural backgrounds and various psychological problems. Since 2009 the visual therapy team of i-psy organises an exhibition every year for and with artists from the open studios.

Framer Framed is a platform for contemporary art, visual culture, and critical theory & practice. Each year the organisation presents a variety of exhibitions in collaboration with both emerging and established international curators and artists. An extensive public program is organised alongside these exhibitions in order to shed light on the topics concerned, and provide a wide range of perspectives. With this common space for dialogue, Framer Framed aims to show a plurality of voices in a globalised society.

Special thanks to
Robbie Baars, Ruth Opel, Lidia Tato, Marilia Baiak, Laetitia de Veth, Eyas Hafez, Laura van den Dungen and Frank van Deursen

Framer Framed’s Open Atelier Project Coordinators
Suzanne Delshadian (i-psy Arts), Betül Ellialtioğlu (Framer Framed)

United Painting at Framer Framed, Amsterdam (2021)

Made possible with the support of
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Stadsdeel Oost; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie.

Open Atelier / Community & Learning / Queer /


Exhibition: Hybrid Garden

By the Open Atelier

Exhibition: Reflections

by i-psy Open Atelier

Public Space Installation: QUEER

by United Painting


Queer Poetry Night x LIMBO
In collaboration with Unwanted Words & Queer Currents
Finissage: Proud Aliens
Music, food, drinks and henna to celebrate the last day of the group show by Open Atelier
Opening: Proud Aliens & QUEER
Exhibition opening of Framer Framed's Open Atelier and a new public installation by United Painting: QUEER


Ashna Siriram

Ashna Siriram



Artist and director



Shevan van der Lugt

Suzanne Delshadian

Suzanne Delshadian

Therapy coordinator i-psy

Betül Ellialtıoğlu

Communication and PR

Anne Krul