In an attempt to give new perspective to the contemporary art scene, Joeri Woudstra invites a mystery guest to react on the artistry behind a more mainstream and music driven culture. Being a pop musician in 2017 doesn’t necessarily mean your success is based on big commercial companies anymore. This artist confirms that your identity thrives on the creatives you surround yourself with. The guest that is invited is still a mystery, this is because in the rap’s fast-paced lifestyle nothing seems certain in a timeframe of several months. In the coming months slowly more will become known about this specific lecture. Not unlike (American rapper) Lil B’s famous University (including New York University) based lectures, this lecture will be giving the artist in question a stage to express himself in whatever way he pleases.
We invite music artist Sef, – Yousef Gnaoui (Amsterdam, 22 juni 1984). He is a Dutch music artist and rapper. With several Dutch music groups he got well known; The Partysquad, Dio en Sjaak and The Opposites. He is also member of the rap group Flinke Namen. He just released his new album Excusez Moi. He works together with several other dutch rapper and pop musicians as Bokoesam, Faberyayo, Glen Faria, Aafke Romeijn, Dio and Yung Nnelg. And works for the label Top Notch, which is known as a hip-hoplabel but also creates books, soundtracks etc. for a wide range of music artist.
Joeri Woudstra (The Hague, 1993) recently graduated from the Graphic Design department at the Royal Academy of Art, in the Hague. On his website he describes himself as graphic designer, musician, web designer, 3d animator, type designer, photographer and art director. Next to that he is founder of Torus, his DJ persona. His interest in music was always there, while studying graphic design at the Royal Academy of Art he got interested in combining elements from art and design with music, and researching the links between those mediums.