publication date 6-7-2017

Rijksakademie announces artists Residency 2018

Today the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam announces which 25 artists were selected from 1445 entries for the rijksakademie Reseidency 2018.

The Rijksakademie contributes to the development and renewal of the artistic practice by carefully selecting talented and ambitious artists for a work period. This two-year program offers artists theoretical, technical and artistic facilities. Research into, experimentation with, and development of the work are central aspects in the programme. The new group joins the 21 artists who started their residency in 2017.

The selection committee consists of internationally renowned artists and professionals who are attached to the Rijksakademie and act as advisors. The advisors guide and coach the artists during their residency through studio visits and theoretical guidance.

The artists of the 2018 residency year:

Immaculate Mali Anderu (1990, UG)
Kévin Bray (1989, FR/NL)
Omar A. Chowdhury (1984, BD/AU)
Morgan Courtois (1988, FR)
Jude Crilly (1982, UK/CA/NL)
Aslan Gaisumov (1991, RU)
Elleke Hageman (1987, NL)
Omar Imam (1979, SY/NL)
Florence Jung (1986, FR/CH)
Maria Kley (1981, JP/DE/NL)
Mire Lee (1988, KR)
Christopher Mahon (1988, IE)
Astrid Nobel (1983, NL)
Yashaswini Raghunandan (1984, IN)
Bert Scholten (1988, NL)
Zamir Suleymanov (1987, AZ)
Remco Torenbosch (1982, NL)
Omar Vega Macotela (1988, MX)
Arian de Vette (1989, NL)
Marit Westerhuis (1992, NL)
Marina Xenofontos (1988, CY)
Shen Xin (1990, CN/UK)
XPRNC - Sujin Bae (1984, KR) & Jonathan Lemke (1987, DE)
Dan Zhu (1985, CN/DE)

The artists of 2018 were announced during the annual Friends Summer Lunch. The Rijksakademie Circle of Friends is composed of individuals, funds and companies who make substantial contributions to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved in the institute and the artists who work there.

The Rijksakademie is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the City of Amsterdam and through the Trust Fund Rijksakademie.
Friends Summer Lunch. Photo Tomek Dersu Aaron Friends Summer Lunch. Photo Tomek Dersu Aaron Friends Summer Lunch. Photo Tomek Dersu Aaron Friends Summer Lunch. Photo Tomek Dersu Aaron

publication date 29-6-2017

General director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk steps down at the end of 2017

Els van Odijk will step down at the end of 2017 as director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. She will however remain connected with the institute in an artistic advisory position. The Supervisory Board will, in consultation with Van Odijk, initiate the search procedure for a possible successor.
 
During the last seven years, Van Odijk has been working as director of the Rijksakademie. Van Odijk cited 'an unstoppable need to dedicate myself to artistic and content-related subjects again' as the main reason for her departure. At the same time, Van Odijk wants to make room for her successor at the right time. "This is the right time to hand over the baton. In 2020, the Rijksakademie will be 150 years old. At that time, the new policy plans must be ready. It is important that the new person in charge will really have been given the time and opportunity to become the face of this institute, and create, together with our advisors, a new, future-oriented image of the artistic practice."
 
Van Odijk joined the Rijksakademie in the 1980s. Initially as a freelance employee whose task involved the development of the institute's international policy. When the academy acquired its autonomous status in 2000, she became a full member of the managing board. As director, she was confronted in 2012 with the cultural cutbacks, which halved the Rijksakademie's government subsidy. A new round of substantial cuts in the institutions in and around the Randstad, including the Rijksakademie, followed in 2016.
 
According to Chris Buijink, chairman of the Supervisory Board, Van Odijk nevertheless gloriously succeeded in maintaining the quality and reputation of the Rijksakademie at an internationally high level. "The Rijksakademie and the Supervisory Board owe her a lot of gratitude. She has played a prominent role in the development and anchoring of our international reputation. Through her leadership, active sponsor recruitment, a major staffing reorganization and the purchase of the building in which the Rijksakademie is located, Van Odijk has led the Rijksakademie through a difficult phase. This is why we find ourselves, despite all the budget cuts, still in a good position.”

“But that is not something to be taken for granted”, says Buijink. "Here at home, the scope of the institute is still underestimated. The Rijksakademie is one of the most important exponents of the Dutch art policy. The alumni from the Netherlands and abroad are, without exception, the ambassadors of that policy anywhere in the world. The institute is a pressure cooker for the future forefront of art. A unique place that shows that the Netherlands is able to attract and develop top talent at the highest level."
 
At the request of the Supervisory Board, Van Odijk will continue to fulfill her position until her successor has been appointed. After that, she will remain part-time at the Rijksakademie until the end of 2018. Van Odijk: "At the Rijksakademie in particular, my key points of focus were the subjects globalization and international cooperation and partnerships, but also themes such as art, science and innovation. It is obvious that I will stay active in these areas. The exact implementation of this will obviously be decided in close consultation with the Supervisory Board and my successor."
 
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NOTE TO THE EDITOR (NOT FOR PUBLICATION)

Contact:
Danielle Kars (executive secretary)

+31 (0)20 527 0341
directie@rijksakademie.nl
 

publication date 30-6-2017

Caterina Silva - SSOL/AP. Amsterdam

SSOL/AP. Amsterdam
4-8 July 2017
project by Caterina Silva


What happens to the thing when someone says it?
How to create an open form able to go beyond the limits of language in describing reality?
Is silence a better option?

What happens to my fist when I open the hand?
And promptly silence turns into discourse, symptom of a power that transforms actions into objects.
Will meaning fill the void that I produce?
The perspective I look through is Powerlessness.
Powerlessness is not weakness. Rather it is a strict discipline in accepting paradoxes.
A daily rephrased utopia.
An exercise of non-power.


SSOL/AP is an independent choreographic project started in London on September 2016 and later restaged in Gwangju in November and in Rome in February 2017. We are happy to announce four new
studios of the performance SSOL/AP in various locations of the city of Amsterdam between the 4th and the 8th of July 2017.

SSOL/AP is an attempt at expanding Caterina Silva’s research on the limits of language shifting the
focus from the production of objects-painting to the creation of a living rhythm.
It takes shape as choreography responsive to both the place in which it is staged and to the
participants’ attitudes and capabilities.

The performance’s score is constructed through the juxtaposition of actions belonging to Caterina’s
painting process with elements coming from an on going research into Korean cosmetic routine, Zen
Buddhism, glossolalia and multilingual writings by Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Korean American seminal
artist (1951-Busan, 1982-New York).

SSOL/AP is developed in collaboration with and performed by Giovanni Impellizzieri, Johan
Kistemann, Andrea Koch, Marta Montevecchi, Caterina Silva, Seung Hee Yeom (Skype).
SSOL/AP has been supported by Girlpower Collection, London (UK), Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (SK), Rijksakademie, Amsterdam (NL), Galleria Valentina Bonomo, Rome (IT), Bosse&Baum, London (UK).

Program

4 July, 17.30 hrs, The Family Gym
Tweede Kostverlorenkade 132 /135, 1053 SE Amsterdam

6 July, 20.00 hrs, ROZENSTRAAT- a rose is a rose is a rose
Rozenstraat 59, 1016 NN Amsterdam

7 July, 20.00 hrs, Project Space South, Rijksakademie
Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam

8 July, 19.00 hrs, VijzelVintage
Vijzelstraat 83, 1017 HG Amsterdam


Caterina Silva explores the links between power and language from often silent or pre-linguistic places in order to elude canonical structures of production of meaning.
Recent shows and projects took place in Rome, Galleria Valentina Bonomo, London, Bosse&Baum Gallery, Gwangju, Asia Culture Center, Milan, Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Palermo, Oratorio di San Mercurio, Amsterdam, Jollyjoker,  Rijksakademie, Sic Intertrashional.
Residency: ACC-R, Asia Culture Center, Gwangju (2016), Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam (2014-15), Cité des Arts, Paris (2012-13).

www.caterinasilva.com

Documenta 14

DOCUMENTA 14 - Kassel, DE
10 June- 17 September
www.documenta14.de


- Alumni -

Mounira Al Solh - Glass Pavilions
Banu Cennetoglu - Friedrichplatz
Otobong Nkanga - Neue Galerie / Neue Neue Galerie / Glass Pavilions
Stefanos Tsivopoulos - Fridericianum
Antonio Vega Macotela - Westpavillon (Orangerie)


 - Performances -

Otobong Nkanga - Carved to Flow, 10-15 June
Stefanos Tsivopoulos - Precarious Archive, 10-15 June


DOCUMENTA 14 - Athene, GR
8 april - 16 juli
www.documenta14.de


- Alumni -

Mounira Al Solh - Museum of Islamic Art, Benaki Museum
Banu Cennetoglu - Gennadius Library
Otobong Nkanga - Archimidous 15


 
Banu Cennetoglu, 'BEINGSAFEISSCARY', Fridericianum, Kassel (DE), photo Roman Maerz Banu Cennetoglu, 'BEINGSAFEISSCARY', Fridericianum, Kassel (DE), photo Roman Maerz Antonio Vega Macotela, 'Mill of Blood', Westpavillon (Orangerie), Kassel (DE), photo Liz Eve Antonio Vega Macotela, 'Mill of Blood', Westpavillon (Orangerie), Kassel (DE), photo Liz Eve Mounira Al Solh, 'Nassib's Bakery', Glass Pavilions, Kassel (DE), photo Fred Dott Mounira Al Solh, 'Nassib's Bakery', Glass Pavilions, Kassel (DE), photo Fred Dott Otobong Nkanga, 'Carved to Flow', 2017, photo Stathis Mamalakis Otobong Nkanga, 'Carved to Flow', 2017, photo Stathis Mamalakis

publication date 21-4-2017

La Biennale di Venezia

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LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
13 May — 26 November 2017
www.labiennale.org


- Central exhibition -


VIVA ARTE VIVA

Attila Csörgo (Budapest (HU) 1965, Rijksakademie 1993) - video
Pauline Curnier Jardin (Pertuis (FR) 1980, Rijksakademie 2015-2016) - video
Sebastián Díaz Morales (Comodoro Rivadavia (AR) 1975, Rijksakademie 2000-2001) - video
Sung Hwan Kim (Seoul (KR) 1975, Rijksakademie 2004-2005) - video
Agnieszka Polska (Lublin (PL) 1985, Rijksakademie 2014-2015) - video


- National pavilions -


ARGENTINA *
Claudia Fontes (Buenos Aires (AR) 1964, Rijksakademie 1996-1997)
The horse problem

ESTONIA *
Katja Novitskova (Tallinn (EE) 1984, Rijksakademie 2013-2014)
If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes

FINLAND *
Nathaniel Mellors (Doncaster (GB) 1974, Rijksakademie 2007-2008) and Erkka Nissinen
(Kerava (FI) 1975, Rijksakademie 2007-2008)
The Aalto Natives

ITALY
Giorgio Andreotta Calò (Venice (IT) 1979, Rijksakademie 2009-2010)
Il mondo magico

KENYA
Jimmy Ogonga (curator, Nairobi (KE) 1997, Rijksakademie 2010), Peterson Kamwathi (Nairobi (KE) 1980, Rijksakademie 2010)
Another Country

MEXICO *
Carlos Amorales (Mexico City (MX) 1970, Rijksakademie 1996-1997)
The life in the folds

TUNESIA
Mounir Fatmi (Tanger (MA) 1970, Rijksakademie 2006-2007)
The Absence of Paths

TURKEY *
Cevdet Erek (Istanbul (TR) 1975, Rijksakademie 2005-2006)
ÇIN

ZIMBABWE
Admire Kamudzengerere (Harare (ZW), 1981, Rijksakademie 2012-2013)
Deconstructing Boundaries: Exploring Ideas of Belonging

NSK State Pavilion
Ahmet Öğüt (Silvan, Diyarbakir (TR), 1981, Rijksakademie 2007-2008) - installation design 
Delegates: Mercedes Azpilicueta, Mounir Fatmi, Becket Flannery, Anawana Haloba, Ahmet Öğüt


-
Collateral Events -


Future Generation Art Prize @ Venice 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere (Cape Town (ZA), 1984, Rijksakademie 2013-2014)
 
­Man as Bird. Images of Journeys
David Claerbout (Kortrijk (BE) 1969, Rijksakademie 1996)
 
Glasstress 2017
Monira al Qadiri (Dakar (SN) 1983, Rijksakademie 2016-2017)
 

* solo presentations



 
This list is based on the available information on May 10, 2017 and subject to change.

 
Katja Novitskova, "If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes" Katja Novitskova, "If Only You Could See What I've Seen with Your Eyes" Nathaniel Mellors en Erkka Nissinen, "The Aalto Natives" Nathaniel Mellors en Erkka Nissinen, "The Aalto Natives" Carlos Amorales, "The life in the folds" Carlos Amorales, "The life in the folds" Claudia Fontes, "The horse problem" Claudia Fontes, "The horse problem"

publication date 28-2-2017

Guideline for artists’ fees

On February 21st The guideline for artists’ fees is presented. This guideline was jointly developed with input from interested organisations and associations in the art world in the Netherlands whose members encounter the issue of artists’ fees on a daily basis. By producing this guideline, the field is working together to promote a more professional contract practice in non-selling exhibitions. Participants display social entrepreneurship and respond to the call of the Social Economic Council and the Council for Culture to improve the position of artists on the labour market.

On the website (in Dutch only) a checklist can be found. The calculator on the homepage gives an indication of the fee for an exhibition, based on type of work, number of participating artists and duration of the exhibition.

More information

 

publication date 21-12-2016

Avro's Kunstuur on the Prix de Rome

Sunday, December 18, the TV program Avro's Kunstuur devoted an entire episode to the Prix de Rome.

The theme of the program was Rome - the city where the Prix de Rome winners traveled to until the eighties of the last century. In 2013, the Mondriaan Fund reintroduced the trip to Rome as an integral part of the prize.  
 
AVRO filmed various works from the collections of the Rijksakademie, including plaster sculptures by Prix de Rome winners in Sculpture and drawings by Jan Sluyters. Special attention was paid to the lodge door, behind which the Prix de Rome artists used to work on their submissions in isolation, and whose meals were served through a hatch in the door.
 
From 1870 to 2012, the Prix de Rome was organized by the Rijksakademie. As of January 1, 2013, upon the request of the then State Secretary for Culture, the organization of the Prix de Rome was transferred to the Mondriaan Fund.
 
Watch a replay of the broadcast here. (in Dutch)

 

publication date 7-7-2016

Rijksakademie announces artists Residency 2017

Today the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam announces which 20 artists were selected from the more than 1,400 entries for the coveted residencies in 2017.
 
The Rijksakademie contributes to the development and renewal of the artistic practice by carefully selecting talented and ambitious artists for a work period. This two-year program offers artists theoretical, technical and artistic facilities. Research into, experimentation with, and development of the work are central aspects in the programme. The new group, consisting of 10 Dutch and 10 foreign artists, joins the 25 artists who started their residency in 2016.


The selection committee consists of internationally renowned artists and professionals who are attached to the Rijksakademie and act as advisors. The advisors guide and coach the artists during their residency through studio visits and theoretical guidance.

The artists of the 2017 residency year:

Tyna Adebowale (NG)
Isabelle Andriessen (NL)
Esteban Cabeza de Baca (US)
CHE Onejoon (KR)
Gaëlle Choisne (FR)
Anna Dasovic (NL)
Danielle Dean (GB/US)
Maurice van Es (NL)
Ana Maria Gómez López (CO/US/DE)
Ceel Mogami de Haas (NL/CH)
Femke Herregraven (NL)
Polina Kanis (RU)
Arvo Leo (CA)
Jenny Lindblom (SE/NL)
Laura O’Neill (GB)
Josse Pyl (BE/NL)
Nora Turato (HR/NL)
Kubilay Mert Ural (TR)
Riet Wijnen (NL)
Marieke Zwart (NL)

The artists of 2017 were announced during the annual Vriendenkring Summer Lunch. The Rijksakademie Vriendenkring (Circle of Friends) is composed of individuals, funds and companies who make substantial contributions to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved in the institute and the artists who work there.

The Rijksakademie is funded by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, the Mondriaan Fund, the City of Amsterdam and through the Trust Fund Rijksakademie.
 

publication date 31-5-2016

Raad voor Cultuur (Culture Council)

The Raad voor Cultuur (Culture Council), in its advice for the upcoming arts plan period, has again brought the government subsidy for the Rijksakademie entirely within the framework of the basic infrastructure. The policy has been positively received and the Council recognizes the significance and quality of the Rijksakademie both nationally and internationally, as well as its great value for the development of artistic talent.

There are, however, two areas of focus. The Council feels that the Rijksakademie relies heavily on its tradition and reputation. In this context, the Council has expressed its fear that innovation and profiling might receive insufficient attention. The Rijksakademie, however, holds the view that it is precisely "the rich history and great reputation, proven quality and impact on artists and artistry" that provide the opportunity to work on both innovation and our position as an institution. This is partly reflected in the developments and innovations in the technical infrastructure as well as the new cooperation projects with (inter) national partners. Because of our focus on the individual guidance of the artist, the objective and operation of the institute might not always be clear. All the more reason to communicate better about it.

The second issue concerns the call for further cooperation with De Ateliers. After having worked on this initiative in the last cultural plan period in a constructive and committed manner, the Rijksakademie will re-assess what the possibilities are with De Ateliers.
We are in contact with both the Council and the Ministry on both issues, in part because the Council might see these as reasons to grant the Rijksakademie less subsidy than in the past four years.

publication date 31-3-2016

10 years cooperation between Rijksakademie and Korea: exhibition

Tomorrow, the exhibition Emerging Other opens at the Arko Art Center in Seoul on the occasion of 10 years of cooperation between the Rijksakademie and the Arts Council Korea (Arko). Arko supports the residency of Korean artists with a Fellowship. Since 2015, thirteen residents have received an Arko Fellowship.
 
Aside from new work by Arko Fellows, the exhibition also presents works that were realised during their residency in Amsterdam and that were never before on view in Korea. The presentation focuses on the impact of a stay at the Rijksakademie and the personal experiences of the artists. Part of the exhibition is set up as an archive with interviews and reports on the Korean residents. It provides tools to follow and share the artists’ experiences and the development of their work.
 
Emerging Other can be visited from April 1 – June 19, 2016 in the Arko Art Center of the Arts Council Korea, Seoul, South Korea.
 
The following alumni of Rijksakademie present works in the exhibition and/or are presented in the accompanying publication: Sung Hwan Kim, Kwang-Ju Son, Go Eun Im, Min Oh, Shiu Jin, Goeun Bae, Jisan Ahn and Sanghee Song.
 
Other alumni have also been supported by the Arts Council Korea, namely Jewyo Rhii, Yang Ah Ham, Jisun Kim and Young Eun Kim. Noah Ryu is the 2016 artist-in-residence with an Arko Fellowship.

publication date 16-3-2016

Launch Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship for African artist at the Rijksakademie

Yesterday Han Nefkens, writer, collector and patron, launched the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund. The Fellowship supports the residency of an African artist at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. The fund is a tribute to Jacqueline van Tongeren who, along with her life partner Joep Lange, lost her life in the MH17 disaster. The Joep Lange Institute has been established in memory of his extraordinary work in the field of HIV and AIDS; its opening coincides with the launch of the fund.

The first Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship is awarded to the Benin artist Thierry Oussou (1988). Oussou was selected for a residency at the Rijksakademie out of over 1,300 entries. Oussou uses his artistry to express the rich history of his country Benin, and zooms in on the complexity of social structures that exist between the community and the individual. His work tells stories that refer to the local history of Benin, but also touch upon international and universal trends. An artist that connects with the life and passion of Jacqueline van Tongeren.

Jacqueline van Tongeren was the Director of Communications and Liaison Officer of Professor Joep Lange at the Amsterdam Institute for Global Health and Development (AIGHD). Last year, she was particularly involved in the annual INTEREST Workshop, an African scientific conference for the most talented researchers. Her passion lay in connecting people and sharing knowledge in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Jacqueline had a great passion for art; she collected art and dreamed of opening a gallery, just as she had done earlier in the 70s and 80s in Amsterdam. With the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund, her passion continues and promising African artists are given welcome support in their professional development.

Han Nefkens:
'In the avalanche of deserved accolades for Joep Lange in the media, Jacqueline remains underexposed. And that is a shame, because she was a very special person as well. Jacqueline was a beautiful, sensitive woman whose life consisted of giving. She could also truly enjoy beautiful moments. Great food, ballet, art or a beautiful presentation. The Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship for artists from Africa brings together her passion for the continent and for culture and keeps the memory alive of a very warm and generous human being.’

Els van Odijk, director of the Rijksakademie:
‘The Rijksakademie is pleased and honoured with the establishment of the Jacqueline van Tongeren Fellowship Fund. This Fellowship contributes to the professional career of an African artist. The development of work, the strengthening of position, respect and recognition within an international community of professionals are elements that give the artist tools to develop their own position and play a role in the local field. It is very special to give meaning to the memory of Jacqueline van Tongeren in this way.’

publication date 18-11-2015

Aqui Africa: Contemporary Africa through the Eyes of its Artists

Resident Thierry Oussou (BJ, 1988) will show the video Unite (2015) during Aqui Africa: Contemporary Africa through the Eyes of its Artists. The video resulted out of a collaborative project that also included residents Mercedes Azpilicueta (AR, 1988) and Koen Doodeman (NL, 1987).

The exhibition, curated by Adelina von Fürstenberg, is concerned with concepts inherent to African history and culture and brings together contemporary artists from the international artistic scene.

Aqui Africa will open on November 19 and runs until March 20 at SESC Belezhino in São Paulo.
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19 November - 28 February

publication date 2-7-2015

Selection artists Rijksakademie Residency 2016 announced

The following artists are invited to the Rijksakademie Residency 2016:

Monira Al Qadiri (KW)
Leonardiansyah Allenda (ID)
Inez de Brauw (NL)
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen (NL)
Xinyi Cheng (CN/US)
Kate Cooper (GB)
Jonathan van Doornum (NL)
Deniz Eroglu (DK/TR)
Becket Flannery (US)
Takeshi Ikeda (JP)
Frederique Jonker (NL)
Sam Keogh (IE/GB)
Mauricio Limón de León (MX/ES)
Basir Mahmood (PK)
Claudia Martínez (PE)
Inge Meijer (NL)
Funda Gül Özcan (DE)
Evelina Rajca (DE/NL)
Floris Schönfeld (NL/US)
Joscha Steffens (DE)
Iqra Tanveer (PK/NL)
Adam Ulbert (HU/NL)
Rutger de Vries (NL)
Tchelet Weisstub (IL/NL)

The artists were selected from over 1,300 applicants by an independent jury of international experts. From the selected artists, 12 come from the Netherlands and 13 from abroad. 2 July the selection was announced to friends and partners of the Rijksakademie during the annual Circle of Friends’ Summer Luncheon.
 
De Rijksakademie is financed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, the Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam City Council and by the Trust Fund Rijksakademie.