Skip to content


Resilient Rebels

  • 14 October 2023
  • 24 March 2024
  • Kunsthal Helmond

Resilient Rebels

The art of protest

Art is a means of social criticism. Taking this fact as a starting point, the exhibition Resilient Rebels explores forms of protest, large and small, through the eyes of modern artists. The title of the exhibition Resilient Rebels refers to decisiveness, recovery, hope and resilience, and different strategies of resistance.

Poetic perspective

The exhibition presents artworks dealing with the power of mass protest from a poetic perspective. They reflect struggles and tensions and lend a voice to those who feel ignored. Beyond activism and politics, the artists have also been drawn to the personal, human, rebellious, and resilient nature of protest.

Many forms of resistance

Resilient Rebels shows that resistance has many forms. Whether contemplative or activist, small and personal, or grand and symbolic: the boundaries are elastic, and hope is the common denominator. After all, how can one fight without hope?

The artists

Bambi van Balen /OTION, Black Archives, Matthijs de Bruijne, Jota Castro, Rossel Chaslie, Tina Farifteh, Alicia Framis, Afsaneh Ghafarian Rabe’I, Golshan, Gluklya, Johan Grimonprez, Guerrilla Girls, HIMMELSBACH, Käthe Kollwitz, Anouk Kruithof, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Tools for Action.

This exhibition is supported by the Mondriaan Fund and Driessen Groep.



  • No more heroes

    Exhibitions castle

    View the exhibition To see
  • Discover the collection

    Collection Museum Helmond

    View the collection
  • Kunsthal Helmond


    Go to Kunsthal Helmond