"I want to pay you xxx yuan, to express my appreciation and love for your work. And the results of your labor, especially encourage you to continue to create."
"It is my pleasure to be her Art Friend. I hope that her art works are known to people all over the world."
Lee Hong Ming (James)
"I participated in her performance "Dual-Selfie" after her lecture "What is Performance Art?"
I like the art works by Kim Engelen."
"The reason for being an Art Friend is not that difficult to state. This is the most "legal" way to be able to contribute to the costs that Kim Engelen has to incur, to let us sympathize with the experiences of an artist who is full of ideas. I have known Kim for some time and admire her great dedication."
"I am the one who encouraged Kim to start a club of Art Friends—to get more in touch with people who are interested in her work and to raise some extra money for activities. I want to stay informed about Kim's work, since I am curious about her artworks."
"Hello, I am Youp Kilkens, the hairdresser of Kim. I got to know her in my chair and every time she is here we have a lot to tell each other. So I also know about the work she does, and art interests me, so I followed her through her website on the internet. That's how I then became an Art Friend... who wouldn't want to be an Art Friend of a fine artist?"
"I have become an Art Friend out of sheer curiosity about the artistic world of artists and art. And like this I can follow it from a very close distance and yet at a safe distance."
Script writer / producer
"I became an Art Friend of Kim because she is a cool, nice and a great artist!"
Reina van de Wetering
Active hobby photographer
"I like to be an Art Friend!"
"I have become a VIP Art Friend because as a jogger I participated in the performance "The Life of a Jogger", after which I wanted to continue to follow Kim Engelen's art projects."
Facility manager Humanitas
"Through the project "The Life of a Jogger" I have become acquainted with the work of Kim Engelen. And since then I have been following with interest which new artistic ideas she is developing. She surprises me time and time again and I hope that she will/can continue for a long time."
Civil structural engineer.
"I like to stay out of the limelight myself, but I like to watch an artist who is making it and to experience this from close by."
"I support Kim and art."
Cross media developer
"I have become an Art Friend of Kim Engelen, because I think art & culture is important. By supporting an artist I want to give a heart to contemporary Dutch art."
"I became an Art Friend because I think Kim and her projects are very special. By contributing—by becoming an Art Friend—I hope that Kim's unique ideas can be realised."
"I became an Art Friend because as an audio engineer I am mainly concerned with audio and now I can follow an artist who works expressively (artistically) with audio ánd image."
"I do it to support a fellow artist."
Psychologist / visual artist
"I became an Art Friend through the project "The Life of a Jogger". I thought it was great to see how a sport can translate into an art project. A project that helps people to move more and is more than art. I also like to sit behind the computer and this project was updated online every day. That is how I started to follow it."
"I have become an Art Friend because I like to keep myself busy (as a teacher) with development. And what Kim does in her work also has to do with that. She is currently working on themes such as communication and language, which she interweaves with such things as power positions, emigration and exposure. I follow her kimengelen.tumblr.com blog and wanted to follow her as well as an Art Friend."
"I am curious what an artist does. What are her duties? What do artists think of? But most of all I seek inspiration, and art and artists inspire."
"When Kim, now many years ago, registered as a participant for my website, I was pleasantly surprised by her versatility and activities. I can proudly report that I have been able to help her with the realisation of the boek "The Face of a Jogger". And now I am even more proud of the fact that I can officially call myself her Art Friend!"