A festival featuring over 30 artists and scientists. Come discuss, feel and celebrate fe-male sexuality, gender and preference. Click here for the program.
BEFtival curator / Artist
My name is Olga. I design worlds - on paper, in performances and/or projects - which explore and question our feelings and imagination. With my background in the sociology of childhood and children’s...
Artist, Journalist, Scenariowriter, Teacher
Ine Poppe is a writer, teacher, journalist and artist. Ine is involved in several cross-media projects and part of the organisation of Beftival.
Sally Fenaux Barleycorn
Screenwriter, Creator, Consultant & Educator
Sally Fenaux Barleycorn is a multicultural and international screenwriter, director, educator and diversity consultant with more than a decade of professional experience in the film industry. Her...
Visual artist and performer
Eva Schippers  graduated with her Master's in 2010 from the Dutch Art Institute [DAI], and her multidisciplinary practice revolves around the notion of EMERGENCY. Her work is recently shown at...
Vicky de Visser
Vicky De Visser achieved her BA in Art History (2012) at the Catholic University of Leuven, BA in Graphic design (2016), and a Master in Audiovisual Performance Art (2018) at Sint Lucas University...
'Nelke Mast (alias NELLY DANSEN) is a 23-year-old multidisciplinary artist currently studying for a Master of Artscience at KABK. Nelke’s practice is primarily characterised by researching erotic...
Pleun van Dijk
Pleun van Dijk is a speculative artist/designer in the middle of the moving and changing world. By observing and analysing moments of transition within society she tries to generate new thoughts and...
Annika Hagen or 'Kaatje' (b. 1997) is an artist who is based everywhere and nowhere. She wants her art to caress you, shock you, make you shiver or do all that at the same time. The College of Arts...
Thijske Akerboom is an artist from Amsterdam. She works with latex in a wearable and sculptural context and has a fascination for bodies and shapes and how they relate or seem to contradict.
Interdisciplinary visual artist
Irma is an interdisciplinary visual artist from Rotterdam with a background in Fine Art, Scenography and Body Work. She specializes in making plaster body masks of women. Through the material and...
Jin Lee (1990, KR) is an object designer currently living and working in the Netherlands who has recently graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Jin Lee’s work sits between serious...
Lana Prins explores, questions and visualizes topics such as love, lust, gender and the female body through her photography.
Artist and Writer
Daphne Gakes is an artist and a writer with her own book and show of the same name “Ik Daphne Gakes”. Gakes is very influential in what she does and has her own podcast as well called “Between the...
Amber Rahantoknam, also known as AMBIGOU, is a multi-disciplinary maker mixing text and image through illustration and poetry.
Art historian and curator
Bert Sliggers was curator of Teylers Museum for much of his life and thus responsible for a large number of exhibitions and accompanying books. As guest curator he is now associated with the Museum...
Artist and scientist
Sam Nemeth (Rotterdam, 1962) is a filmmaker, journalist, designer, and scientist who conducts research in the field of tangible interfaces: a tangible alternative to the mouse, keyboard, and computer...
Hester Scheurwater (1971) studied monumental art at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in The Hague. Under the guise of self-portraits, she investigates and critiques the role of a woman as a sex object.
Clarissa Smith is Professor in Media at Northumbria University in Newcastle, UK. Her research has focused on sexual media and representations and she is particularly interested in the ways in which...
Lizette van Hecke
An original generalist from the metropolis of Rotterdam with a deep love for words and threads. She likes to play with expectations and loves strong stories. Experienced in multi-platform projects...
Gian van Grunsven
Journalist and maker
Gian has been conducting artistic-journalistic research into sexuality in all its facets for seven years. This previously resulted in the successful show ' SEXIETY' in collaboration with Gehring&...
Julia Schmitz (1993) is a filmmaker with a great fascination for the process of imaging and the construction of stories. In her associative films, she often explores complex subjects, such as sexual...
Laura van Zuylen
Laura van Zuylen (1988) has been working as a film journalist for, among others, De Filmkrant for almost fifteen years. Her pieces have a feminist slant and she is specifically interested in gender.
Designer and cook
Yacinth Pos is a designer and cook with a practice focused on the social, political and cultural field through a research driven approach. She explores social narratives within multiple media and...
Science journalist and presenter
Anna Gimbrère is a Dutch science journalist and presenter. She studied theoretical physics at the University of Amsterdam. After her studies, she became a science journalist and served as an editor...
Ruchama Noorda is an artist who uses diverse media and materials in performances and installations. In 2002 Noorda graduated at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and she completed her MFA at...
Bebe Melkor-Kadior is a pluridisciplinary performance artist and pro-choice afro feminist author. From fire breathing to sword swallowing and adult films performances, she works with her body as to...
Nina de Jong
Performer, Musician & Artist / Spill Gold
Spill Gold is a female musical duo that plays with the contrast between darkness and light, playfulness and control and uses these to make the audience move like a body and to bring them into ecstasy...
Cultural entrepreneur, Artist & Writer
Victor Engbers was born in 1970 in the south of the Netherlands and studied law before he became a journalist. Only at 40 did he decided to become an artist. His work is about changing perspectives
Melanie Bonajo exams the paradoxes inherent in our future-based ideas of comfort. Through her photographs, performances, videos and installations Bonajo examines subjects related to progress that...
van land naar wereld naar super wereld
SEXYLAND World is een cultureel clubhuis voor het creatieve leven met doorlopende programmering. Een plek waarin gelijkwaardigheid, niet competitie de drijfveer is en dag en nacht...
Jinnie Ahn is a visual creator who is currently studying transformation design; Her project is loosely invested in expanding her emotional journey as a human being in an unfamiliar atmosphere. She...
Julia Leis Lap
Storyteller and visual creator
Julia Leis Lap is a multidisciplinary designer with Spanish and Dutch roots, currently based in Rotterdam. With a background in illustration, she integrates absurdism in her practice to create eye