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Who might have guessed that at least seven billion atoms found their way to construct four individual entities that would eventually speak and discuss the current state of affairs of something we delightfully – but often problematically – call fashion? A collision of people like this just happens once in a blue moon.

Our main protagonists – Anouk van Klaveren (1991), Christa van der Meer (1988), Dewi Bekker (1990) and Gino Anthonisse (1988) – joined forces and formed collective Das Leben am Haverkamp after graduating from the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (NL).

Das Leben am Haverkamp (meaning life at the Haverkamp) is constituted like a soap; a never-ending tale, intimately intertwining the individual and collective artisthood of its members. Their togetherness creates the novel context necessary for their artistic practices to unfold, allowing themselves to reinvent their creative methods along the way. Inspired by the quirky reality of daily life, our mythmaking brains, relativity of luxury and alter egos – the main characters indulge the mystic urge to create tactical objects. Masks with striped ears, wooden creatures on gold-plated wheels, garments for inflatable giants, ceramic shoe-balls, concrete blocks adorned with fluffy push buttons, animal figurines with flowing hair, sculptures with balloon-like hands, tuxedo-shaped garden cushions – to name a few.

The collective was founded in 2014, in a street called Haverkamp, situated in the outskirts of The Hague. In an abandoned school building the collective set up their first shared laboratory. Recently, they relocated their playground to Stille Veerkade, inhabiting a former white cube that soon got stacked with their collection of obscure tools and lush plants. Sparing a square room in the back allows them to host exhibitions, screenings, dinners and bingos.

Ever since, collective regularly invites like-minded artists or human beings who they envy for being so incredibly talented. These guests join the collective for a while – imagining and executing any dream that fits the dimensions of the square room. Their sparks become part of Das Leben am Haverkamp, if only for a moment

Exhibitions and Shows


Z33, group exhibition Fitting In, The Artist Mascot by Anouk van Klaveren, A Monument of Folly by Dewi Bekker and Office Oasis by Gino Anthonisse, Hasselt (BE) 2 October 2022 – 26 February 2023

Design Museum Den Bosch, group exhibition Sneakers Under Construction, 1:1 – an encounter between real and fake by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Den Bosch (NL) 11 June – 16 October
+ artist talk on 2 September, 19:00 – 22:00h

PIP, group exhibition PIP Expo, collaboration with Eilit Marom, Anouk van Klaveren and Dewi Bekker in continuation of the project Unforbidden Pleasures, The Hague (NL) 6 October

Das Leben am Haverkamp, solo Book launch by Anouk van Klaveren in collaboration with Lilo Boerman, The Hague (NL) 23 September

iii, group exhibition EVIDENCE IN MOTION: amorphous beings, performance The Artist Mascot by Anouk van Klaveren, The Hague (NL) 16 September

Melkweg, group exhibition Arty Party, performance The Artist Mascot by Anouk van Klaveren, Amsterdam (NL) 31 August

The Courtroom, graduation exhibition F for Fact, Sandberg Institute, performance The Artist Mascot by Anouk van Klaveren, Amsterdam (NL) 9 – 12 June

Kunstruimte de Melkfabriek, group exhibition by STeC, Patrick by Christa van der Meer, Den Bosch (NL) 8 – 16 January


Marres, part of FASHIONCLASH Festival, Scarecrows by Christa van der Meer, Maastricht (NL) 26 November until further notice

Le Guess Who, OBSESSED! Jewellery Festival, Peach Tree, Ambiguous by Anouk van Klaveren, Utrecht (NL) 10-12 November

Museum Kranenburgh, Can we leave this male posturing bullshit till later? by Gino Anthonisse and Quirky Cruise by DLAH, part of the group exhibition Roaring Twenties, Bergen (NL) 17 Oct 2021 – 3 April 2022

Das Leben am Haverkamp, exhibition series Vier attracties, één kermis by Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 4, 11, 18 and 25 Sept

Zuiderzeemuseum, Must See, The Residents, Enkhuizen (NL) 3 Apr – 24 Oct 2021

Grafische Werkplaats Den Haag, group exhibition Analog, Oh Henry! by Christa van der Meer, and The Residue is Pitifully Thin by Dewi Bekker, The Hague (NL) May – July

NEST, Out and About, The Hague (NL) 30 April 2021

FASHIONCLASH Festival, Peach Tree, Ambiguous, by Anouk van Klaveren, Online edition (NL) 26 – 28 Feb


De Fabriek, Peach Tree, Ambiguous, by Anouk van Klaveren, Eindhoven (NL) 17-25 Oct

Heden Den Haag, Can we leave this male posturing bullshit till later? by Gino Anthonisse takes part in Haagse Heritage, The Hague (NL) 5 Sept – 10 Oct

Centre National du Graphisme – Le Signe, De Toutes Façons, Chaumont (FR) 17 Oct 2019 – 22 March 2020

De Electriciteitsfabriek, Suzie by Christa van der Meer takes part in Volta by Oscar Peters, The Hague (NL) 7 Feb – 20 March

Atelier Oh Nee and Billytown The Kitchen, Glory Collision, The Hague (NL) 29 Nov 2019 – 29 Jan 2020


Taskforce Fashion, Van Eyck, Fashion after Flood, Maastricht (NL) 1 – 3 Nov

Bureau Europa, in context of FashionClash Festival, New Fashion Narratives, Maastricht (NL) 17 Oct – 3 Nov

Zeeuws Museum, Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 17 Feb 2018 – 10 June 2019

Zeeuws Museum, performance Joe for the occasion of the finissage of Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Middelburg (NL) 8 June

Page Not Found, A Fictional Turn; Part 3, audio installation related to Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 24 May

Stroom Den Haag, a Zefir7 night with Studio Lennarts & de Bruijn and Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 16 April

Centraal Museum, Quirky Cruise as part of the permanent setup – Tromp L’oeil, Utrecht (NL) starting April 2018

Material District, Quirky Cruise, Rotterdam (NL) 12 – 14 March


Stroom Den Haag, book launch Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, The Hague (NL) 30 November

HOW&WOW – studio by Crafts Council NL, Gino Anthonisse en Christa van der Meer, Dutch Design Week, Eindhoven (NL) 20 – 29 October

Modemuze, Modemuze@OBA: Innovation, Quirky Cruise, Amsterdam (NL) 18 May – 2 Sept

WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get), Grey Space in The Middle, The Hague (NL) 12 May

HOW&WOW – cooperazione! by Crafts Council NL, Salone del Mobile, Milan (IT) 18 – 21 April

Heden, Quirky Cruise, The Hague (NL) March – April

A residence that might remind you of that unique hotel in Magdeburg or that colourful gym where you used to train for tampon hockey, by Dewi Bekker and Anouk van Klaveren, ARTIS, Amsterdam (NL) 19 April – 26 August

Quirky Cruise, Heden, The Hague (NL) 3 March – 7 April


Winner, Dutch Design Award category Fashion (NL)

Nominee, Dutch Design Award category Young Designer (NL)

Dutch Design Week, Dutch Design Awards exhibition, Veemgebouw, Eindhoven (NL)

Dutch Design Week, preview Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, Eindhoven, (NL)

Centraal Museum, Uit de Mode, Quirky Cruise by Das Leben am Haverkamp, Utrecht (NL)

Nest, Pitch Black Photo Booth by Eddie The Eagle Museum in collaboration with Das Leben am Haverkamp, Nest, The Hague (NL)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Quirky Cruise, opening show by Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL)

Punch Punch and About Asia at Future Center, Boom City, by Fashionclash, Chengdu (CHN)

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Future Generation presents Das Leben am Haverkamp (NL)

Tijdgenoten, a night by Glamcult at nightclub De School, Amsterdam (NL)

Avondwinkel de Buren op 102, presentation collaboration Das Leben am Haverkamp and Marsdiep, Amsterdam (NL)


Atelier Néerlandais, The Show-Off Show, Paris (FR)

Mercedez Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam, Future Generation, Gefelicifashion, Amsterdam (NL)


Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, performance and exhibition in de Tuinzaal, The Hague (NL)



NRC (NL), Drie kunstenaars en een ontwerpcollectief maakten een imaginair parfum, 4 May


Kunst is Lang (NL), aflevering 173 – Das Leben am Haverkamp, 15 June

AVROTROS, NPO1 (NL) Nu te zien, 5 June

Trouw (NL), Hollandse toeristische trekpleisters met een twist, 29 May

Front Row (NL), publication of Consumptie, a special for the members of We Are Public, March


In Art We Trust (NL), Vier attracties, één kermis, 28 July

FashionUnited (NL) De kracht van het ontwerpcollectief, 4 Aug.


De Grote Nederlandse Kunstkalender 2019 (NL), page 25 April

Dream Journal (AUS), Issue Three, 5 May


Modemuze (NL), Wat zie ik nu? Tromp l’oeil in de mode, 19 Oct.

NRC (NL), Vanzelfsprekend was de Amsterdamse modeweek nooit, 4 Sept.

Flair (DE+AT), Kuchenkreation von Das Leben am Haverkamp, August issue

Mister Motley Salon (NL), Vier attracties, één kermis, 22 July

Kaltblut Magazine (DE), Fashion my Religion!, May

i-D Vice (US), meet the radical fashion collective making clothes you can eat, 24 April

See All This (NL), Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, no.9, spring issue

Elle Decoration (NL), Salone del Mobile, April

Mister Motley (NL), Zeeuws Museum x Das Leben am Haverkamp, March

NRC (NL), Tentoonstelling, Op deze expositie moet je het zelf uitzoeken, 14 March

Volkskrant (NL), 16 culturele hoogtepunten van 2018, Cultuurtip 8, Originele ontwerpers aan de slag met impressies van museumbezoek, 5 Jan.

Glamcult (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp teams up with Zeeuws Museum, 16 Feb.

VPRO Nooit Meer Slapen (NL), De Reismicrofoon, 15 Feb.

i-D Vice (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp raakte geïnspireerd door Zeeuwse folklore, 6 Feb.


Volkskrant V (NL), Het talent van 2018, Mode en design, second place, 28 December

HP/ De Stijl (NL), Alles Neu!, interview with Das Leben am Haverkamp, winter 2017/18

Volkskrant (NL), Dude is wat tijdschrift voor designers moet zijn: vooruitstrevend en elegant, 9 Nov.

Dude (NL), by BNO, Young Designer Award, autumn 2017

Elsevier (NL), Interview met drie kanshebbers voor Young Designer Award, 23 Oct.

Be the Future – Dutch Design Today 2017 (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp, Oct. 2017

Viewpoint (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp – The fashion rebels, #40

Metal Magazine (ES), Das Leben am Haverkamp – Defying fashion as it is, Oct.

NRC (NL), review Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Nylon (US), Why We’re Obsessed With Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Jegens en Tevens (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp at Amsterdam Fashion Week, 18 July

Metro (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashion Week, 14 July

Parool (NL), Een schilderij om aan te trekken, 13 July

Elsevier (NL), Kwartet van solisten in overrompelende show, March

Fucking Young! (ES), Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.

NRC (NL), Nieuwe koers voor Amsterdam Fashion Week, 27 Jan.

Volkskrant (NL), Overdonderende shows van jong Nederlands talent, 31 Jan.

Parool (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp opent Fashionweek met vier shows, 26 Jan.

i-D Vice (NL), Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.


Pairs Project (FR), Dogme, Jan.

Pairs Project by Eclectic Magazine (FR), #12 Welcome to Cathood, Nov.

A Shaded view on Fashion by Diane Pernet (FR), Das Leben am Haverkamp presents The Show-Off Show at Atelier Neérlandais, Paris from 23 – 27 January, 12 Jan.

Eclectic Magazine (FR), Introducing: Das Leben am Haverkamp, Jan.