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.

publication date 2-7-2015

Circle of Friends Summer Luncheon 2014

Today was the annual Vriendenkring Zomerlunch (Circle of Friends Summer Luncheon). Friends of the Rijksakademie is given an exclusive preview of the 25 selected artists in residency year 2016. Directly after the Friends went to table with the residents.
The Circle of Friends of the Rijksakademie consists of companies, foundations and private donors that contribute substantially to the Rijksakademie, including through Fellowship donations and sponsored workshops. They are actively involved in the institute and the artists who work here.

Pictures Roy Taylor/Rijksakademie.

publication date 18-6-2015

Hamza Halloubi nominated Young Belgian Art Prize 2015

Resident Hamza Halloubi is nominated for the Young Belgian Art Prize 2015. During the summer Halloubi and the other nominees exhibit recent work at the Paleis voor Schone Kunsten in Brussels. The awards ceremony takes place on 10 September.

Young Belgian Art Prize 2015
24 June - 13 September
Paleis voor Schone Kunsten, Brussels

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publication date 18-6-2015

Selection residency year 2016 in full swing

After several jury rounds a selection of international applicants is invited for an interview. The preparations for the interviews with these candidates for residency year 2016 is in full swing. Next week artists will arrive from all over the world to the Rijksakademie for an interview. In the beginning of July the selected first year residents of 2016 will be announced.

publication date 15-6-2015

Resident Catherine Biocca wins Strabag Artaward

Resident Catherine Biocca received the Strabag Artaward International 2015.

Together with the other finalists, Biocca's work is on view at Strabag Kunstforum in Vienna until 28 August.

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publication date 4-6-2015

Paulina Olowska wins Aachen Art Prize 2014

Ex resident Paulina Olowska (RA 01/02) wins Aachen Art Prize 2014. On the occasion of this award she developed a site-specific exhibition Needle at the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst.
In her artistic work Olowska trawls the historical sources of Modernism, delves into art and design history, and draws on fashion and advertising.

31 May - 20 September
Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst, Aachen

publication date 27-5-2015

Researching the library

The library regulary examines the historical book collection by connecting it to contemporary work. Currently the library presents Clouds with Japanese patternbooks, artists' books and drawings by Leonardo da Vinci and Alexander Cozens.

Curated by Hetty Huisman (VOID Editions)

Library is open: Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 hours

publication date 26-5-2015

When I Give, I Give Myself

Resident Wouter Venema, alumni Eylem Aladogan, Constant Dullaart, Alicia Framis, Ryan Gander, Gabriel Lester, Cheng Ran, Pilvi Takali and advisor Maria Barnas respond in the exhibition When I Give, I Give Myself on the letters of Vincent Van Gogh at the Van Gogh Museum.

Vincent van Gogh wrote around 800 letters about art and life. The ideas which he described in his letters are inseparable from his work. Contemporary artists put Van Gogh in a different context by responding on selected letters.

When I Give, I Give Myself
20 May 2015 - 17 January 2016
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam

publication date 4-5-2015

Rijksakademie in scaffolding

The Rijksakademie is in scaffolding. Wall Anchors are being replaced, windows and gutters restored. The restoration work on the exterior of the Kavallerie-Kazerne will be ready before the summer. Next year, the Rijksakademie starts work in the courtyard.

publication date 28-4-2015

On loan Rijksakademie collection

The Rijksakademie regularly receives on loan requests for exhibitions and presentations.

The work Timestone by alumna Anne de Vries (RA 11/12) is on loan to the Museum Angewandte Kunst in Frankfurt for the show Hamster Hipster Handy.

From the historical book collection is a copy of Samuel van Hoogstraaten's Inleyding tot de hooge schoole der Schilderkonst, anders de zichtbaere werelt. Verdeelt in negen leerwinkels, yder bestiert door eene der Zanggodinnen dated 1678 on loan to the Rembrandthuis for the exhibition Rembrandt's Late Pupils.

Hamster Hipster Handy, Museum Angewarndte Kunst, Frankfurt, runs until 5 July.

Rembrandt's Late Pupils, Rembrandthuis, Amsterdam, runs until 17 May.

publication date 28-4-2015

Magali Reus nominated Prix de Rome

Ex resident Magali Reus (RA 13/14) is nominated for Prix de Rome 2015. Together with nominees Foundland, Hedwig Houben and Christian Nyampeta Reus receives a working budget, to create within five months a new work. On the basis of the new work, the jury will announce a winner in December.

Find more information here.

publication date 16-4-2015

Venice Biennale 2015

9 May — 22 November 2015

- Exhibition -

All the World’s Futures
Mounira Al Solh
Rosa Barba
Olga Chernysheva
Dora García
David Maljkovic

- National Participations -

Vita Vitale
Jacco Olivier

Personnes et les autres
James Beckett

El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto
Olga Chernysheva

Iranian Highlights

Mahmoud Bakhshi
The Great Game
Mahmoud Bakhshi

United Dead Nations
Ivan Grubanov (solo)

Our Product
Pamela Rosenkranz (solo)

Pixels of Ubuntu/Unhu — Exploring the social and cultural identities of the 21st century
Gareth Nyandoro

Tiong Ang, Janis Rafa
Pamela Rosenkranz, Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction. Images courtesy of  Kunsthalle Basel. Photos by Gunnar Meier Pamela Rosenkranz, Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction. Images courtesy of Kunsthalle Basel. Photos by Gunnar Meier

publication date 14-4-2015

New acquisitions library

The library often acquires new books to the collection on request by residents. Look here for the new acquisitions.

Library opening hours: Wednesday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 hours.

publication date 23-12-2014

Order publication RijksakademieOPEN 2014

Would you like to have all the artists of 2014 bundled together on your bookshelf? The publication with images and texts by every artist is on sale for € 5,- in the Rijksakademie library and online through the book shop.

The publication is designed by Experimental Jetset.

publication date 17-11-2014

Maria Barnas' The Reader

The Reader is a Rijksakademie theory workshop project initiated by artist and advisor Maria Barnas. During the last year, Maria Barnas interviewed residents and alumni about reading and the way this relates to their artists’s practice. The artists are asked which specific book they would like to re-read.

A transcript of the interview will be included in the chosen books and will have a specific label. You can find the first inserts in The third policeman by Flann O’Brien (choice of Jason Gomez), The chairs by Eugene Ionesco (choice of Bert Jacobs) and The immortal life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (choice of Crystal Z. Campbell). The books will be available at the library for all visitors today. Wednesday until Friday from 11h00 to 17h00.
Graphic design Felix Salut Graphic design Felix Salut

publication date 13-10-2014

Contemporary Art Collection

Every year, new works are added to the Art Collection. Resident artists donate a work or a study for a work at the end of their work period. Some of these works are featured on the website.

The historical and contemporary art collections provide a look on three centuries of art education and artistic practice. The collections are diverse in nature and reflect in this way the diversity of the artists’ interests: there are prints, record sleeves, books, drawings, paintings, plasters, pictures, posters, medals, slides and digital material. Yearly, the Art Collection is being enriched with works by resident artists.

The collections can be visited by appointment.
Karishma d’Souza (IN, 1983), RA 12/13 Drawn Curtain, 2013, oil on canvas, 56 x 51 cm Karishma d’Souza (IN, 1983), RA 12/13 Drawn Curtain, 2013, oil on canvas, 56 x 51 cm