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CHITOSE OHCHI

Chief Operating Officer

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posted on 31/07/2014

Head of the Japanese contemporary jewellery gallery ‘O-Jewel’, Chitose Ohchi is here to elaborate on the theme of the current exhibition of which she is the curator, ‘Holland – Japonism’.

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PACO BARRAGÁN

Independent Curator & Art Consultant

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posted on 31/07/2014

Journalist, art consultant, independent curator and artistic director of CIRCA, Puerto Rico, Paco Barragán fiddles with his Spotify playlist. He does some DJ-ing at opening parties of art projects on the side. Over his apple pie, he explains that he’s here for two reasons: to talk to photographer Erwin Olaf as a curator of a new tour of his show ‘Erwin Olaf; The Empire of Illusion’, and to propose a solo show of eight large scale paintings based on Dora Mar’s photos of the development of the Guernica by a Spanish artist.

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JEAN DE LOISY

Director of Palais De Tokyo

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posted on 03/07/2014

Kickstarting the first edition of 'Trouw Invites.....', a series of exhibitions and performances at Trouw / De Verdieping in collaboration with Stedelijk Museum, is the Parisian Palais the Tokyo. They curated the installation 'Landscape' of artist Fouad Bouchoucha.

For tonight's opening, Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy sponsored the rooms of Jean de Loisy, director of Palais de Tokyo, and DJ Joakinm Bouazis, with whom the French art institution will throw one of their infamous nightly parties. (image courtesy connaissancedesarts.com)

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ROBBIE MAHONEY

Creative Director

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posted on 13/06/2014

Robbie Mahoney – creative director at renowned design agency Graphic Thought Facility – will be our guest on Monday, 16 June. He wil also be giving the keynote address at the third edition of Ninety Minutes of Frame that same night at Pakhuis De Zwijger Having studied graphic design at Central Saint Martin's and the Royal College of Art, Mahoney joined Graphic Thought Facility in 2001. The London-based design consultancy has an international reputation for its diverse and progressive approach for clients such as Vitra, Kvadrat, Frieze Art Fair and the Design Museum.

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SOPHIE OLUWOLE

Philosopher

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posted on 22/04/2014

Sophie Oluwole welcomes me warmly when we meet at the reception of the Lloyd Hotel. It’s almost like I’m visiting her, instead of her visiting Amsterdam. She’s here only for two days. The original plan was to be there on Thursday for the Alternative G8 of Philosophy in TheRedBar of the Lloyd Hotel and the next day as speaker on the official G8 of Philosophy together with among others Peter Sloterdijk and Benjamin Barber.

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LADUMA NGXOKOLO

Knitwear Designer

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posted on 15/04/2014

Brought up on a diet of art, textiles and tribal craft Laduma Ngxokolo was primed for a life in fashion. Then his late mother showed him how to use a knitting machine. What happens next is amazing…

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PIET BOOGERT

posted on 07/04/2014 by Natalie

For more than twenty years our General Manager Piet Boogert has been leading a double life. It started in July 1992 when he persuaded a group of hotels in Amsterdam to organize the biggest dinner the Dam Square has ever seen. This year it involved a trip to Ethiopia. Intrigued? So were we....

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ALEXA AND JOÃO RODRIGUES *FOUNDERS SHORTCUTZ AMSTERDAM*

posted on 27/03/2014 by mylene

They have their ‘Wednesday Look’, sipping on their lemonade and beer. As usual, Alexa and João Rodrigues have spent most of the night editing the photos taken during Tuesday’s session of their weekly shorts program at the Kring: Shortcutz Amsterdam.
It’s the first thing attendees look for on Facebook the morning after the session: their pictures.

The international guests of Shortcutz Amsterdam usually stay at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy, and we are showing a ‘General Audiences’ selection of winning short films on the Lloyd tv-channel in all hotel rooms.

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RENZO MARTENS *VISUAL ARTIST*

posted on 25/03/2014 by mylene

Renzo Martens, visual artist, whose documentary film 'Episode III / Enjoy Poverty', caused a huge stir in 2008 when it came out at the International Documentary Film Fesitval Amsterdam (IDFA). In it, Martens' epic journey through the jungle of Congo is depicted. He encourages Congolese people to market and sell images of their state of poverty, and he carries with him a huge neon sign ‘Enjoy Poverty, please’. The work was shown at the Centre Pompidou, at the Berlin Biennale, in Tate Modern just to name a few, and was widely discussed by eminent thinkers from in- and outside the art world, from the London School of Economics to Yale University.

Early in the evening he walks in, wearing a white jacket and burgundy trousers, his sleek long hair combed back; yes, he does play with his likeness to the actor Klaus Kinski. He stayed at Lloyd Hotel for a week, while further developing his plans.

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HACO DE RIDDER

*OFFICER INTERNATIONAL VISITORS PROGRAM MONDRIAAN FUND*

posted on 19/03/2014 by mylene

Haco de Ridder Officer International Visitors Program Mondriaan Fund
Since 2007 the guests of the International Visitors Program stay at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy.

I work for the Visitors Programme and the yearly Orientation Trips organized by the Mondriaan Fund, the Dutch public cultural funding organization focusing on visual arts and cultural heritage.
We invite around 20 people a year, mostly on an individual basis but sometimes as a group. The idea is to provide them an insight into the Dutch art field. Together with them I prepare a tailor-made programme of artists and institutions that they would like to meet.

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OJI MASANORI *PRODUCT DESIGNER*

posted on 13/03/2014 by mylene

After his training as an architect at Hiroshima Institute of Technology, and working as a graphic designer, Oji Masanori found out that what he really liked was product design.
His success as self-taught designer is based on his knowledge of materials and relations with small craft manufacturers in Japan, who still know how to use traditional techniques. With them, Masanori develops carefully made innovative home ware products, which have become available in boutique shops from New York to Taiwan.

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ILCO VAN DER LINDE *FOUNDER MASTERPEACE*

posted on 13/03/2014 by mylene

After his training as an architect at Hiroshima Institute of Technology, and working as a graphic designer, Oji Masanori found out that what he really liked was product design.
His success as self-taught designer is based on his knowledge of materials and relations with small craft manufacturers in Japan, who still know how to use traditional techniques. With them, Masanori develops carefully made innovative home ware products, which have become available in boutique shops from New York to Taiwan.

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VALENTINA TÓTH *PIANIST, ACTRESS*

posted on 24/02/2014 by mylene

photo Oscar Timmers

‘There hardly ever are miscommunications in music’.

She came to the piano much later than other ‘star children’ like the brothers Jussen or LangLang. Starting with lessons at nine years old, she was on stage in various countries around the world at 12 and found herself winning the prestigious Prinses Christina Concours in 2009, when she was fourteen.

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SISSEL TOLAAS *SCENT SPECIALIST*

posted on 12/02/2014 by Natalie

Sissel Tolaas is one of the world’s most prolific scent specialists. During an extensive education in Oslo, Moscow, Leningrad, Oxford and Princeton, Tolaas studied mathematics, chemistry, art and linguistics – she speaks nine languages. Further to her wide expertise, she has been exploring smells for the past 23 years. Ahead of her stay at the Lloyd Hotel and her presentation at Ninety Minutes of Frame we spoke to her in Berlin about her unique vocation.

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JONAS MVA MVA *PROGRAM MANAGER*

posted on 06/02/2014 by mylene

Chocoholics craving sustainable cocoa are on the increase worldwide. To meet with this growing demand, the producing countries need to step up their output. That is why IDH Sustainable Trade took on board Jonas Mva Mva five years ago, who, as he puts it ‘was born under a cocoa tree’.

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ASAKO INAMORI *DESIGNER*

posted on 27/01/2014 by mylene

How a Japanese family of skilled needle-crafters became interested in macramé, started tying knots in fibre glass and made it look like lace, landed a large order for the costumes of a well-known theme park and now roam Amsterdam looking for new connections with Dutch designers.

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MARTIN KULLIK *GASTRONOMIST*

posted on 16/01/2014 by mylene

With his partner Jouw Wijnsma, who left Clifford Chance to join him in setting up several concept stores for 'wearable art' in Amsterdam, Hamburg and Lisbon, Martin Kullik initiated Steinbeisser. This platform for 'wearable art' and experimental gastronomy, has a partnership with the Cultural Embassy since they settled in Amsterdam in 2011.

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MALU HALASA *JOURNALIST*

MALU HALASA *JOURNALIST*

posted on 12/12/2013 by mylene

A mid-morning chat with Malu Halasa, journalist and writer about the culture and politics of the Middle East. She has been involved with the Prince Claus Funds for many years, among others as former managing editor of the library. Currently she stays in Lloyd Hotel for the Prince Claus Fund Awards. We’re sharing thoughts as she takes a break in prepping her moderator role in this afternoon’s programme Culture in Action at de Balie.
She’s stayed on and off at the Lloyd for a few years.

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MIRIK MILAN *NIGHT MAYOR*

posted on 09/12/2013 by lisa

In 1914 a young publicist, Bert Lennon, interviewed a German ballerina named Betty Heinrich for The Chicago Tribune. Speaking through a translator (Bert spoke no German and Betty no English) they defied the language gap and fell in love. Soon afterwards they moved to the seaside neighbourhood of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. There, they produced one of the first and most prolific musical families in California for generations to come.

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VENICE *THE BAND*

posted on 09/12/2013 by lisa

In 1914 a young publicist, Bert Lennon, interviewed a German ballerina named Betty Heinrich for The Chicago Tribune. Speaking through a translator (Bert spoke no German and Betty no English) they defied the language gap and fell in love. Soon afterwards they moved to the seaside neighbourhood of Venice Beach in Los Angeles. There, they produced one of the first and most prolific musical families in California for generations to come.

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NIECK DE BRUIJN *GALLERIST*

posted on 04/12/2013 by mylene

Conversation with Nieck de Bruijn, founder and co-owner of Upstream gallery. Upstream celebrates its first decade in Amsterdam with an exhibition at Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy with work of all its 17 artists.

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ZAHID SARDAR *DESIGN JOURNALIST*

posted on 22/11/2013 by Natalie

A distinguished opinion-maker in the realm of design and architecture, Zahid Sardar was the San Francisco Chronicle’s design editor for twenty years, and is now the contributing editor for Dwell Magazine. He is the author of several books, including ‘West Coast Design’ and the forthcoming ‘Paris Outdoors’. Recently, Sardar’s interests have moved beyond his Bay Area home, and towards the Netherlands in particular.

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