session 3

Splashdown Tender; Our Imagination as a Political Space 

by Afra Eisma

on Friday, 02 February 2024
at 5:30 pm IST
on Zoom

During the talk Afra will dive into her recent exhibitions and place a soft theory on imagining the otherworldly and world building. She will open up the use of craft techniques for story telling, the amplification of voices and an understanding of feminist ears through the practice of making soft sculptures and weaving different worlds.


Using craft techniques in novel ways, Afra Eisma explores and manifests personal stories through immersive and intimate installations made of textiles, sculptures, ceramics, papier-maché and sound. Her work focuses on emotions as an inner source of strength and seeks ways in which trauma can be a tool of power and of change. After Eisma’s first institutional solo exhibition in 1646 (the Hague, NL) she was invited to make a commissioned installation for Kunstinstuut Melly in Rotterdam. Subsequently,she has been invited to international institutes such as Centro Internacional das Artes José de Guimarães (PT), Fundació Joan Miró (ES), the Dhaka Art Summit 2023 (BD), Textile Museum Tilburg (NL), Fries Museum (NL) The Tetley Leeds (UK) and Wälnö Aaltosen Museo (FI) . Afra Eisma lives in Amsterdam and works in Den Haag, the Netherlands.

This is a hybrid lecture series free and open to everyone across the world. The series is partly supported by Urban Centre Mumbai.

A SEA City Initiative.