About the part that art plays in a globalising society

Framer Framed

O.K - Proud Aliens Photo: © Eyas Matouk / Framer Framed


Since the beginning of 2020, Framer Framed has its own artist community who works every Monday from Framer Framed during their art therapy with i-psy Arts Amsterdam. O.K is part of the Open Atelier community and took part in the exhibition Proud Aliens (30 Jul-22 Aug 2021) at Framer Framed.

O.K also directed the short film I’m 30 years old (2021) produced by Queer Currents. This fictional film is an i-psy community project specifically made for the exhibition Proud Aliens. The process of creating it was to support and empower members of the group.

The story of the film is about a newcomer to the Netherlands struggling with their gender identity. The film is also about finding a sense of community, support, and acceptance. The film is directed by O.K. and features artists from the Open Atelier community as actors.

We asked what art means to O.K and how she feel about the collaboration between i-psy Arts and Framer Framed.

“This is a good place to come into contact with each other. It’s special to be at Framer Framed during the Corona time when everything is closed. It’s like a lifeline. I have benefitted from many activities here; including workshops, conversations and now participating in the organisation of the LGBTQ exhibition Proud Aliens.”


Exhibition: Proud Aliens

A colourful exhibition by Framer Framed's Open Atelier


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
Make a Wish
A Group Exhibition with i-psy Open Atelier Artists