Website of Thijs Ebbe Fokkens.


Bringing Coherence to the Mystery


drawing & print 2007-2010

public space

[|Locatie Z]

for colliding vocabularies & unprecedented research

Consider contemporary art, science and music to be specific vocabularies, each a set of (hidden) rules in which ideas can evolve. Locatie Z is founded on the idea that it's worth the effort to bring these highly distinctive vocabularies together in the same space.

Locatie Z provides this physical and conceptual space to explore and develop ideas and forms, exchange perspectives and methods and stimulate experimentation and unprecedented research.


Locatie Z is currently located at Villa Ockenburgh, The Hague, housing 14 studios and a project space, organizing a program for and by artists, scientists, musicians and a curious audience.

Locatie Z Villa Ockenburgh
Monsterseweg 4
2553 RL Den Haag NL


Too Big To Fail


February: Residency @ Nida Art Colony Lithuania
Liminal Labs #1 of Satellietgroep


April - October: DordtYart 2015 Commissioned Work
May: Berlin Gallery Weekend i.c.w. Galerie Wit
June - July: solo @ Joey Ramone Rotterdam

Constructing Discoveries: An Interview with Thijs Ebbe Fokkens
.pdf download (published May 2014 on


February: Art Rotterdam & Rotterdam Contemporary
January: Inside Job @ Baracca London
December: Galerie Wit @ Art in Redlight Amsterdam
December: Vriend van Bavink @ Amsterdam Light Festival
October - November: 10 jaar wit @ Galerie Wit Wageningen
October: Informal Talk @ Momart Amsterdam
October: Art The Hague @ Fokker Terminal
September: Unfair @ NDSM Amsterdam
March - April: Meanwhile @ Stroom Den Haag NL
February: Zzondag @ Locatie Z Den Haag NL
Proof of a Promise: Excavating the Future

February: The Meeting of the Eye @ Art Rotterdam NL
i.c.w. Momart - Base for independent artists

Oct - Nov 2013: Digging up the Rhizome @ circa...dit Arnhem NL

Sept - Nov 2013: For Real @ 38CC Delft NL

Jan - Apr 2013: Space Drawings @ Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort NL

Dec 2012 - Jan 2013: Kunstverein Leverkusen Schloss Morsbroich DE
* download publication with text by Michael van Hoogenhuyze
* download poster invitation
* photo documentation of installation

Sept 2012: Blue Episode 'Het Gebouw' / Museum Oud Amelisweerd, NL

Jun - Aug 2012: 'Selected Drawings' Platform57 Den Haag NL

Feb 2012: Re:Rotterdam NL

Dec 2011: TOO BIG TO FAIL @ De Overslag Eindhoven NL

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