Part of this year's OFF program is /THE PLATFORM, a gallery focussed on supporting young up-and-coming talent. The Antwerp Art Weekend marks an important step for the gallery's future independence of VCRB Gallery, located on the ground floor of their original exhibition space.

During the Antwerp Art Weekend, the gallery temporarily inhabits a new location, transcending the boundaries of its physical space with a solo exhibition by Tara-Eva Kuijpers Wentink (°1996), a Dutch artist currently based in Amsterdam. Her practice explores abstracted, amorphous forms that reference the inner physical structure of the human body and its tissues. Through sculptural installations, she creates an environment that invites viewers to glimpse another world. The colors she uses emphasize a fleshy softness, while the materials enhance the tangible aspect of her works. Her work evokes roots growing from a plant or veins pumping life into a heart; it embodies the duality of both the origin of life and inevitable death.

Tara-Eva Kuijpers Wentink graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie with a BFA in Fine Arts in 2020 and obtained an MFA in Sculpture from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp in 2022. Her work has been exhibited at venues including Het Hem, Blikfabriek, /THE PLATFORM, and Marres. In 2021, her essay "Am I now an artist?" was published in Mister Motley. In 2023, she was selected to participate in UNFAIR (Amsterdam).