Inner Garden

Inner Garden is an embodied reflection on being human, exploring the depths of our potential, creation and procreation. It is a place of practice, a practice of getting in touch with our body, senses, energy, feelings and emotions.  Through an exploration of our own inner world we can enter the space of resonance with the whole, where we can […]

Alya Hessy, Inner Garden, 2020


A rectangle as a tabula rasa, a space of possibilities, and a minimal action – a slit through this space, which opens up the in-between space between here and there. The rectangle becomes an ambiguous object in between a sculpture and a painting, with references to the body, clothing and space. This installation is in […]

Alya Hessy - Emptiness

Space Around My Neck

This installation was created in 2019 for Ærø Kunsthal, Ærøskøbing, Denmark. The red neckpieces are arranged in the space creating an uncanny atmosphere.

Alya Hessy - Space Around My Neck

Neither Nor Both

The installation was a part of the Chintz: Cotton In Bloom exhibition at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, March 11 – September 10, 2017.

Constant Companion

A work for the annual Rietveld at the Old Church exhibition with a theme Constant Companion. The exhibition took place on March 16 – April 6 2014 in the Old Church (Oude Kerk) in Amsterdam These chairs are made especially for the Mirror room of the Amsterdam Old Church, to replace the original ones from 1580. […]

Alya Hessy, Constant Companion, 2014

The Island

A research about the Ainu of the island Hokkaido (Japan). The Ainu used to live on the islands of Kurily, Sakhalin, Tohuku and Hokkaido. Through out the history their islands were passed to and fro among the Russian Empire, Japan and (later) Soviet Union. A Hole, a Door and a Tree A hole is a […]

Alya Hessy, The Island, 2013