Photo taken by Tom Philip Janssen during Czar Kristoff’s training Be(com)ing a Monument, 2023.

Czar Kristoff is an artist, educator, designer, and publisher. He is interested in the (re)construction of space and memory through concepts of nesting and temporary architecture for pedagogical occupation. Cottage industry publishing—blueprints, xerox, and other low-fidelity printing methods—is his material realm. His work has been exhibited at Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; De Appel, Amsterdam; and Foam Fotografiemuseum, Amsterdam, among others. Portin also runs Temporary UnReLearning (URL) Academy, a school with no permanent address interested in queering cultural production in the Philippines.