more Bade Boda

september 29, 2013

Bade Boda Blessings

‘Follower or Friend’, 2013, pencil on paper, A4

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Bade Boda with Boda Boda’s recording for ‘film, reportage, moving sketchbook….’



Alex Lyons manipulating my drawings


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still from ‘Bade Boda’ on his way












‘Bade Boda Xenson sign/figure’

love on the boda


‘Love on the Boda Boda’ 2013, pencil on paper, A4

Bade Boda

september 22, 2013

the bible told me

‘The bible told me…’, 2013, acrylic on paper, 70x100cm


Take your pizza

‘Take your power and get the f… back to America’, 2013, acrylic on paper, 70x100cm

Staying at Ugandan Arttrust 32˚EAST progresses and the series of drawings / paintings that I make do too. The series ‘Bade Boda’ refers to the boda boda engines massively taxis here. They’re the cowboys from the streets of Kampala and I am the ‘Bade Boda goat’, as neo missionary faith of fantasy comes to bring! I am bringing the BB virus and I am like all whiteys here a NGO or very Non Profit one man business….yeahhh right!!

Xenson, my colleague artist here is with me and camera crew on stage, site specific interventions in the street, on the lake, etc.. Old school Impressionistic impressions, and contact with the people on the street and in certain neighborhoods. Free style rap, lyrics, stories, drawings …. all this later animated in a video. Together with Alex Lyons, my cameraman and editor, we’ll work on it…

Thanks to Kampala, 32˚EAST; check their site and Facebook page

bade boda inspector

‘Inspector BB’, 2013, pencil on paper, A4

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‘no title’, Xenson and Bade on the Lake Victoria


‘The Goat Gods’, 2013, pencil on paper, A4

The Goat Gods

‘Sacrifice’, 2013, acrylic on paper, 70x100cm

Boda fist NGO

‘BB blunt’, 2013, acrylic on paper, 70x100cm

At 32EAST Kampal Uganda

september 18, 2013

‘Pupu’, 1997, mixed media, collection Municipal Museum/Gemeentemuseum Den Haag, The netherlands

Throughout September, 2013, 32° East are proud to host acclaimed Dutch / Caribbean artist, David Bade.

David is a multi media artist whose subject matter dynamically and playfully addresses politics and social realities.

He is also co-founder and co-director of Instituto Buena Bista (IBB) a unique pre art school for teenagers in Curacao and artist in residency platform

Throughout the month, David will be leading artist talks, meeting with the Ugandan art scene and developing his own work. He is also embarking on a special artistic dialogue with KLA ART 012 artist, Xenson who won the 32° East Residency award last year. — in Kampala, Uganda.

My actions so far are likewise interventions in certain areas, neighborhoods of Kampala. Like an old-school impressionist, I am sitting down and concentrate on a specific part, a person, or just something very ordinary. People gather around me, give comments, discuss my skills, can do better, or keep people out of my sight…. Colleague Xenson of kampala starts to rap in a critical, funny free style and the audience/ the people join, respond and a great atmosphere of interaction is the reality. Even people get so enthusiastic that they want to draw themselves as well. We did it so far in the area of carpenters, the mechanics and the psychiatry. Underneath a nature trip on the Lake Victoria, where we collaborated on two drawings. Alex and Eric are filming the sessions and the next week we’ll sit together to edit and animate the whole thing into a video. Playing with the old school…’David Klee and primitive Xenson Picasso’ on the road ‘Bade Boda’ (Boda Boda’s are the taxi motor bikes all over the place here) on a Mission for Imagination!

Educational aspects, preaching and mediation of a rather new art belong to the goals and content. However with a glanse of humor and irony towards the missionary history of the missionary, the actual vague situations of help, third world and the so called non profit organizations and non tax paying NGO’s


some summer activities

september 3, 2013



A ‘life time’ performance/workshop that SCHUNCK Heerlen bought from me and in which I’ll draw/paint portraits of the citizens of Heerlen. Not by old-school observation only, but by means of more personal contact, conversations. This first time the temporarily studio was in a former shop in one of the main shopping streets in Heerlen. Anyone could walk in. Next time (probably springtime 2014) we’ll choose a certain group, target…. A process has started to build on an ‘visual-DNA-archive’ of Heerlen. Contact is important, the people get part of the process of making, see the difficulties and the beauty, got more aware….



This installation and some of the results will be exhibited in an up-coming groupshow ‘Kaleidoscoop’ in the city of Schiedam in ‘de Korenbeurs’, which opens the 14th of september









His position when he plays a computer game





My most loyal viewer, waiting for his portrait.

‘David Bade tekent Heerlen onder de tafel’ (David bade draws Heerlen under the table) .

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In one of the depots of SMAK, I saw back older works of mine of their collection(from the mid-nineties).

Next year june, a soloshow of my older and new works will be in the SMAK, Gent Belgium. We are planning and preparing a 3-week summer school ‘IBB-Style’ in the center of Gent at the same time.








‘Ins Blaue’ again on the pop festival ‘Lowlands’ last August. Now again back to the quiet sculpture garden of the castle Nijenhuis in Heino, where it has it’s permanent position in the collection of Museum Fundatie.