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Royal Nail Salon

Royal Nail Salon is an on-going project that was initiated in April, 2019.

I gave birth to "Royal Nail Salon" by hosting a half-day manicure workshop at school. I provided the material and everything was free to use. The only rule is that you can only paint nails and choose colours for each other. It is neither a self-service nor a staff-client service. I want to explore the possibility where all kinds of interaction happen in a get-together spot.

The idea of Royal Nail Salon is to bring the”non-art”, the “mundane” and “service” to an art environment and context and to break the boundaries. And I want to build an “immediate” community and a platform for storytelling, intimacy and queerness with people.

Royal Nail Salon has grown big and into different collaboration. Me and Yusuf invented our special service “Tarot and Nails”. We ask our customer to pick 10 cards by their 10 fingers. Yusuf read the cards and I painted the nails of the fingers according to my interpretation of the reading. Colour, glitter and pattern have become metaphorical and esoteric.

Royal Nail Salon / Tarot and Nails have (co-)hosted / participated in:
Royal Nail Salon
Rietveld Flea Market
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Pisswife #3 Launch Party
Cinema Underexposed Film Festival!
Roller Disco / Basement Beach Club X Note To Self After Party
CinemAsia presents : Live in between vol. 2: Trans-dialogue