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Oemoemenoe #1: If You Do It Well, I Will Do It Better

Zahar Bondar

Workshop Series

14 November 2023 – 25 April 2024

Curator: Adriënne van der Werf

Photo: Anda van Riet | Oemoemenoe #1: If You Do It Well, I Will Do It Better  | Zahar Bondar

For the inaugural edition of Oemoemenoe, part of the local nomadic program of Vleeshal, artist Zahar Bondar has been invited to collaborate with the Pennywafelhuis in Middelburg. Commissioned by Vleeshal, Bondar will organize workshops and presentations to ultimately create a permanent art installation together with the visitors of the Pennywafelhuis.

Bondar was inspired for this co-creation project by a monumental tiled wall in Andalusia. For each row on this wall, the same motif is used, but they are all made in different styles by different people. The wall materializes the diversity of backgrounds that a culture contains.

Just like the wall, the Pennywafelhuis brings together a melting pot of cultures. The Pennywafelhuis is an inclusive social-artistic project in an apartment in the Dauwendaele neighborhood, where individuals with various cultural and socio-economic backgrounds reside. Various activities take place there, for instance in different studios, the garden, and the market hall where second-hand items are available.

The project If You Do It Well, I Will Do It Better centers around the kitchen as a space of care. To emphasize and celebrate this space, the artist will lead a series of workshops from which a new tiled wall will be produced for the Pennywafelhuis kitchen. At the end of the project, the wall will be presented as a permanent art installation.

The workshops take place on Tuesdays from 10am to 1pm at the Pennywafelhuis. Check our website for the specific dates. To participate in one of the workshops, you can send an email to



Oemoemenoe started in 2023 as part of the Local Nomadic Program. For Oemoemenoe, contemporary artists are invited to develop a project in collaboration with local associations and businesses in Zeeland - sports clubs, swimming pools, hotels, and restaurants. We bring visitors into contact with contemporary art in various special places in Zeeland and invite artists who give us possible directions on which way to go. They question, each in their own way, the accepted norm through their artistic practice.

Vleeshal is an internationally oriented center for contemporary art, rooted in Zeeland. In Zeeland Focus, Vleeshal highlights regional artists, takes part in and celebrates local contemporary art and culture.

This project is made possible by the Mondiaan Fund.