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HAINUWELE Pop Up Gallery & Studio

November 28, 2023: HAINUWELE – Pop Up Gallery & Studio, a fleeting artistic haven in Amsterdam-West from November 30, 2023, to January 5, 2024. Contemporary artist Dominique Latoel unveils some works, inviting you to explore the rich tapestry of his creative vision.

This temporary exhibition and studio space becomes a nexus of cultural exploration, where ever-changing exhibits, engaging programs, hands-on workshops, and meaningful exchanges converge. Collaborating with artists, creatives, and the audience, HAINUWELE dives into interactive investigations of identity, cultural heritage, and indigenous knowledge within (diaspora) communities marked by forced migration and colonialism. Immerse yourself in this dynamic tapestry of art, dialogue, and shared experiences.

CBK Amsterdam South East elevates Artistry with Dominique Latoel’s works

November 7, 2023: CBK Amsterdam South East recently acquired stunning artworks from contemporary artist Dominique Latoel for their art rental collection. Latoel’s captivating pieces, characterized by their vibrant colors and innovative techniques, now grace the collection, enhancing the cultural richness of the region. The acquisition underscores the institution’s commitment to supporting local artists and providing accessible art experiences to the community. By featuring Latoel’s work, CBK Amsterdam South East fosters creativity and artistic appreciation, making contemporary art accessible to a broader audience. These acquisitions represent a dynamic synergy between the artist’s vision and the institution’s dedication to promoting contemporary art in Amsterdam South East.

Art Installation about Slavery in City Hall

July 3, 2023: In the public hall of the city hall in Deventer, a temporary artwork with the theme of slavery, past and present, is now on display. Mayor Ron König and the Moluccan artist Dominique Latoel unveiled the interactive installation last Saturday.

On Saturday, July 1st, the country marked Keti Koti, a holiday that celebrates the abolition of slavery in Suriname and the Dutch Antilles. In the presence of dozens of interested individuals and descendants of those who were enslaved, Mayor König and artist Dominique Latoel unveiled the […]  Read More

Video Serie: [H]erkennen Herbouwen

June 24, 2023: In a three-part series, OPEN Rotterdam presents the stories behind the exhibition “Recognize [Re]build.” Kunsthal Rotterdam and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen jointly showcase this total installation in honor of the Commemorative Year of the Slavery Past. The exhibition challenges visitors to look at Rotterdam’s colonial and slavery history in a different way, revealing that racism continues to affect the present and future of the city. What stories are hidden behind this total installation?  […]  Read More

‘Gisteren is nodig om morgen te begrijpen’

December 10, 2021: In 2021, a significant year for the Moluccan community in the Netherlands, they marked several milestones. Seventy years ago, in March 195, the first Moluccans, KNIL soldiers and their families, arrived at Loydskade in Rotterdam. 2021 also commemorated sixty years since Moluccans settled in Deventer. It was the thirtieth anniversary of the iconic Moluccan church, Maranatha, designed by the renowned architect Aldo van Eijck and his wife, Hannie van Eijck-van Roojen. Nestled within the heart of the Moluccan neighborhood in the Oranjebuurt of Deventer  […]  Read More

Podcast: Molukse Takkie

December 3, 2021: Leaning into a plush armchair in Rio Lekatompessy and Uriel Matahelumual’s studio, Dominique Latoel accepted an invite to the ‘Molukse Takkie’ podcast with a gracious smile. The conversation delved into Dominique Latoel’s remarkable journey, artistry, and profound connection to Moluccan roots. Sharing thoughts on spirituality’s role in daily life, Dominique Latoel unveiled the innermost layers of self-discovery. As the recording lights flickered, they recounted tales of growth, cultural exploration, and creative expression, leaving listeners intrigued by the fusion of heritage, art, and spirituality in Dominique Latoel’s captivating narrative. […] Listen Here

Dominique Latoel x BAMM x Moluccan Fighters

October 23, 2021: The unique collaboration between three Moluccan brands—BAMM, Moluccan Fighters, and contemporary artist Dominique Latoel—is an exciting fusion of culture, sports, and art. The project centers around creating exceptional kickboxing gloves and shin guards that not only offer top-notch performance but also carry a profound cultural significance. BAMM, known for its high-quality fight gear, will be at the forefront, ensuring the gear’s quality and functionality. Moluccan Fighters, with chapters in various parts of the world, will bring together Moluccan heritage and martial arts expertise. Dominique Latoel, a gifted contemporary artist, will infuse the design with his artistic vision, celebrating the rich Moluccan culture. This collaboration is set to be a groundbreaking venture, showcasing the power of unity in promoting their shared heritage through sports and art. […] Read More

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

October 5, 2021: Artists with roots in graffiti culture are given a unique platform on the grounds of the Glasfabriek, the former glass factory in Schiedam. Over 20 years ago, these artists would go out at night with a spray can, leaving their work behind on walls, doors and other places on the frayed edges of the city. Their practice developed as visual artists, as shown in this exhibition curated by design duo Opperclaes, commissioned by the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. Around 30 national and international makers exhibit in various warehouse spaces to produce their work on site […] Read More

Interview EN-NOBLE New York

September 13, 2021: Dominique Latoel had the chance to share his Moluccan roots and art with EN-NOBLE founder Topaz Smith from New York […] Read More

Interview ‘Verhalen van Spraakmakers’ KRO – NCRV 

July 6, 2021: Today artist Dominique Latoel. On the occasion of 70 years of Moluccans in the Netherlands, the Sophiahof Museum in The Hague is organizing a changing exhibition with work by Moluccan artists. Dominique Latoel is among them. He introduces reporter Marielle Beers to his art. […] Read More

Ikat #4 Alifuru symbolism and starry sky

June 24, 2021: Where Silawanebessy creates a different dimension with his freedom-inspired works, Dominique does so with Alifuru symbolism in a modern form. The artists, both with a Moluccan background, received a number of family members and friends during the opening. […] Read More

Capsules Book: Curatorial Vol.3 

October 23, 2020: Dominique Latoel’s exceptional work takes center stage in the recently published Capsules Book: Curatorial Vol.3 (Australia). His artistic prowess shines through in this captivating collection, showcasing a fusion of creativity and storytelling that transcends boundaries. Latoel’s contribution to the Australian art scene is remarkable, with his unique perspective and innovative techniques leaving an indelible mark. The publication stands as a testament to his talent, offering readers a glimpse into his imaginative world. Read More

Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Sep 2, 2020: In the Presence of Absence, the bi-annual show of proposals for the museum collection, presents 23 artists (collectives). This artist page includes a text on the work and an artist contribution.

DOMINIQUE (Dominique Latoel) combines street art with a symbol-based script comprising icons used by the Alifuru people, the original inhabitants of the Moluccan Lease islands in Melanesia. […] Read More

Moluccan Future Foundation 

July 30, 2020: Moluccan Future Foundation is joining forces with the Moluccan artist Dominique Latoel, who also serves as an ambassador for MFF, to collaborate on a special t-shirt project. The proceeds from this collaboration will be used to provide water filters for villages in Maluku. This initiative demonstrates the commitment of the Moluccan Future Foundation to improve the quality of life in the Maluku region by ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water […] Read More