Jurjen Galema recently graduated from the Frank Mohr Institute in Groningen with an MA in Fine Art and Design and is a part-time drag queen. Growing up in a village in Friesland meant the art world once seemed remote. He aims to build a bridge through his soft sculptures by creating worlds populated by strange figures with intriguing stories. Gender, identity, kitsch, popular culture and obsessions are some of the themes he investigates and interprets in his own unique way.
With his alter ego Lola Lasagna, Galema also plays an important role in that nightlife. His transformation as a drag queen - the first fictional character that he really brought to life - is for him an essential part of telling a story. Keep your eyes open for Lola!