with Conny Groenewegen

30 Jun 2024

Come to Mediamatic to have a talk with an artist in our little greenhouses by the water! Learn more about their work or talk about your project with the artist who inspired you. Conny Groenewegen is open to creative consultation and discussing ideas. 



Portrait: Conny knitting with circle - Knit for Survival! In our knitting workshop, our knitting lecturer Conny is  focused while trying to knit a sweater for herself. Knitting for Survival is a workshop that seeks to help Ukraine by teaching people how to knit sweaters to reduce our gas dependency on Russia. Knitting doesn't have to be hard. In our knitting sessions, our guests did not need to be an experienced needle worker at all. They were provide beginner tools and instructions next to the most advanced and experienced coaching by Vita Buivid Andrea Valdivia

Meet-a-Maker is a 30-minute session to have a one-on-one talk with artists currently working at Mediamatic. We are lucky to be inspired by the many artists who work and stay with us for exhibitions, residencies and workshops. We welcome you to meet them and be inspired as well!

About the artist

Conny Groenewegen zooms in on the issues associated with industrial production and labor processes. 

Her research traces back to the origins of methods: revealing and re-establishing the sparkle of manufacturing before the fashionable took its toll. She sheds a new light on production, whilst searching for what is essential and appropriate for organizations and brands. She does so by taking away barriers, preparing reinvigorated procedures for the next step, ready to interact with the world. 

After completing a study in fashion and visual art, Conny Groenewegen started making drawings. Her area of expertise is knitting. She mostly creates material using rows of interlocking loops from one continuous thread. All loops are essential; if one breaks, it creates a hole. She considers this as symbolic of interpersonal relationships: you cannot impose or force anything without causing damage. Similarly, she enters into collaborations in which she challenges and is likewise challenged. The Fashion Machine project has arisen from this philosophy and from her confrontation with fashion’s volatility and high turn-around speed.


  • Fashion, Waste, and Sustainability: Making Eco-Conscious Choices Attractive. 
  • The fashion industry generates a significant amount of waste. Philosophy against overconsumption and explores how to make sustainable choices more appealing.
  • Upcycled clothing and wardrobe renewal methods offer solutions.
  • Knitting as a way to not only connect with textiles but also to connect with oneself through a mindful and creative process.


You can choose a 30 minute time slot between 15:30 and 16:45


Full price €10
Artists/Students discount €7,50*
*We give a discount to students, artists and Stadspas holders. If this applies to you we might ask to see your kvk nr/portfolio or student card for this option.
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