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Framer Framed

23 Feb 2023
19:00 - 21:00

Opening: Charging Myths by On-Trade-Off

Join us for the opening of the new Framer Framed exhibition on 23 February at 19:00! Charging Myths presents work from the transnational artist collective On-Trade-Off and their long-term research project investigating the mining culture of Manono, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). Participating artists Alexis Destoop, Marjolijn Dijkman, Pélagie Gbaguidi, Femke Herregraven, Jean Katambayi, Georges Senga will be present during the opening to discuss their work.

Exhibition Opening
23 February 2023, 19:00 ‚Äď 21:00

Alexis, Destoop,
Marjolijn Dijkman,
Pélagie Gbaguidi,
Femke Herregraven,
Dorine Mokha & Elia Rediger,
Jean Katambayi,
Alain Nsenga,
Georges Senga,
Pamela Tulizo,
Maarten Vanden Eynde.

Exhibition Design:
Katharina Sook Wilting & Tal

Curatorial Advice:
Ils Huygens

The artist led research of On-Trade-Off was sparked by the large-scale mining of lithium in Manono, DRC. A site of historical extractivism, Manono has also become swept up in the race for green energy as lithium has become a valuable material for electrical technology.

The members of On-Trade-Off created a collaborative platform for the exchange of trans-disciplinary knowledge in order to investigate how technological innovation has become dependent on natural resources, following chains of value across the globe.

The participating artists developed contemporary artworks through on-site research and residences in the DRC and Belgium, exploring the colonial mining past and its future of exploitation.

On-Trade-Off is an artist-run project initiated by Picha (Lubumbashi, DRC) & Enough Room for Space (Brussels, BE).
The exhibition is a co-production of Framer Framed (Amsterdam, NL) and Z33 (Hasselt, BE).

Supported by
Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap; Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst; Gemeente Amsterdam. The participation of Jean Katambayi Mukendi is made possible by the Thami Mnyele Foundation Residency Award. The Memory Gems project is supported by Stokroos and realized by artist Yin Aiwen./em>

Collectives / Extractivism / Colonial history /


Exhibition: Charging Myths

An exhibition by transnational collective On-Trade-Off exploring how technological innovation is dependent on natural resources.


Elia Rediger



Designer, Artist

Alexis Destoop


Marjolijn Dijkman


Pélagie Gbaguidi


Femke Herregraven


Dorine Mokha


Jean Katambayi Mukendi


Edmond Musasa Leu N’seya


Alain Nsenga


Georges Senga


Maarten Vanden Eynde


Pamela Tulizo


Katharina Sook Wilting