publication date 18-4-2016

Art Brussels 2016

22-24 APRIL 2016 WWW.ARTBRUSSELS.COM                             

Residents and alumni
Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Marc Bauer - Deweer (Otegem, BE)
Tjebbe Beekman - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Johan Creten - Transit (Mechelen, BE)
Armen Eloyan - Timothy Taylor (London, GB)
Mounir Fatmi - ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Ivan Grubanov - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Inti Hernandez - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Aïsha Khalid - Zilberman (Istanbul, TR)
Krištof Kintera - D+T Project (Brussel, BE) - SOLO
Paul Kooiker  - KROMUS + ZINK (Berlin, DE)
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Rita Urso (Milano, IT) - DISCOVERY
Valérie Mannaerts - Bernier | Eliades (Athens, FR)
Adrian Melis - ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Gareth Nyandoro - Tiwani Contemporary (London, GB) - DISCOVERY
Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL), Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Evi Vingerling - Kristof de Clerq (Gent, BE)
Inside the Fair
OUT OF THE BOOTH - sculpture route
Johan Creten, Krištof Kintera
Cabinet d’Amis: The Accidental Collection of Jan Hoet
Bjarne Melgaard, Richard Venlet (exhibition scenography)
Outside the Fair
CINEMATEK - Seeing in the Dark
Rossella Biscotti
ARGOS - Pies in the skies
Messieurs Delmotte, Hans Op de Beeck
Guillaume Leblon
MAISON PARTICULIERE - Everybody is crazy, but me
Hans Op de Beeck
Stephen Wilks, Henri Jacobs
OFFICINA - La Pelle (The skin)
Francesca Grilli


publication date 11-4-2016

Art Cologne 2016

14-17 APRIL 2016
Residents and alumni
Danielle van Ark - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Olga Balema - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Yael Bartana - Capitain Petzel (Berlin, DE)
Marc Bauer - Deweer Gallery (Otegem, BE)
James Beckett - Markus Lüttgen (Keulen, DE)
Miriam Böhm - Wentrup (Berlin, DE)
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Tim Breukers - mirko mayer galerie/m-projects (Köln, DE)
Johan Creten - Perrotin (Paris, FR)
Pauline Curnier Jardin - PSM (Berlin, DE)
Thomas Demand - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE/London, GB)
Constant Dullaart - Future Gallery (Berlin, DE)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Jakup Ferri - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Ruben Grilo - Future Gallery (Berlin, DE)
Marijn van Kreij - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip - COSAR HMT (Düsseldorf, DE)
Gabriel Lester - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Bjarne Melgaard - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Gareth Nyandoro - mirka mayer galerie/m-projects (Köln, DE)
Hans op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Amalia Pica - König Galerie (Berlin, DE)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Michael Raedecker - Hauser & Wirth (Berlin, DE/London, GB)
De Rijke de Rooij - Buchholz (Cologne, DE)
Willem de Rooij - Buchholz (Cologne, DE)
Monika Sosnowska - Hauser & Wirth (Berlin, DE/London, GB)
Dieuwke Spaans - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Jennifer Tee - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Koen Vermeule - BORZO (Amsterdam, NL)
Anne de Vries - Martin van zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijke van Warmerdam - Moderne Silkeborg (Silkeborg, DK)
Edwin Zwakman - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)


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 2-3-2016

Marijn van Kreij wins ABN AMRO art prize 2016

The panel judging the ABN AMRO Art Award 2016 chose Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06) as a researching artist who investigates and queries themes such as authenticity, originality and artistic appropriation. The replication process features prominently in Van Kreij’s work, through a variety of reproduction methods and means including scanners, photography, photocopiers, ready-mades and quotes.

The ABN AMRO Art Prize is awarded for the sixth time. The prize includes 10,000 euro, an exhibition with publication of his work at the Hermitage in Amsterdam (scheduled to open on 27 November 2016), and presentation at the headquarters of ABN AMRO. The bank will also purchase a work.

Previous winners were Fahrettin Örenli (2004), Eylem Aladogan (2005) and Ryan Gander (2006), Melissa Gordon (2007) and Melvin Moti (2015).

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publication date 24-2-2016

ARCOmadrid 2016

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES
24 - 28 February 2016

Residents and alumni         
Mercedes Azpilicueta - Mirta Demare (Rotterdam, NL)
Rosa Barba - Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Marc Bauer - Deweer Gallery (Otegem, BE)
Erick Beltrán - Joan Prats (Barcelona, ES)
Rossella Biscotti - mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Michiel Ceulers - NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
Thomas Demand - Esther Schipper/Johnen (Berlin, DE)
Sebastián Diaz Morales - Galería Pepe Cobo (Lima, PE)
Armen Eloyan - Tim van Laere (Antwerp, BE)
Mounir Fatmi - ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Alicia Framis - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES), Barbara Gross (Munich, DE)
Dora García - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Rubén Grilo - NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
Mathilde ter Heijne - Waterside Contemporary (London, GB)
Carlos Irijalba - Juan Silió (Santander, ES), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, ES)
Folkert de Jong - Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES/ Mexico, MX)
Dora Longo Bahia - Pedro Cobo (Lisbon, PT)
Cristina Lucas - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Bjarne Melgaard - Forsblom (Helsinki, FI)
Adrian Melis - ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Florian et Michael Quistrebert - Crèvecoeur (Paris, FR)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Ola Vasiljeva - Antoine Levi (Paris, FR)


publication date 17-12-2015

Magali Reus wins Prix de Rome 2015

Alumna Magali Reus (RA 13/14) received the Prix de Rome Beeldende Kunst 2015. Reus received this award for her new work Leaves. Besides a cash prize of 40.000 euro the Rijksakademie alumna wins a work period at the American Academy in Rome.

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publication date 16-12-2015

Ištvan Išt Huzjan wins The Grand Prize of the Biennial of Graphic Arts

The Grand Prize winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is alumnus Ištvan Išt Huzjan (RA 08/09). Išt Huzjan made for the biennial the works Earth Reflections (2015) and Exchange Banner – OHO and Walter de Maria (2015), which are still on view until the end of this year.

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publication date 15-12-2015

Application Residency 2017: 1 January - 1 February 2016

The Rijksakademie provides time and space for research, experiment and production. We offer emerging professional artists from both the Netherlands and abroad an opportunity to develop their work and ideas at the highest level. 

Resident artists work in an individual studio in the former Cavalry Barracks surrounded by approximately 50 peers from all over the world.

Ongoing dialogues take place with a group of prominent artists, theoreticians and professionals from other disciplines, who are connected to the Rijksakademie as advisors. Ideas can be developed in co-operation with technical specialists in well-equipped technical workshops, and interdisciplinary cross-overs are encouraged.

Furthermore there is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library, (historical) collections as well as a program with seminars and discussions related to topics arising from the artist community.

Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the two-year residency program.

Every year, about 25 studios become available. The residency lasts one year and can be extended to two. Application for Residency 2017 is open from January 1st until February 1st by completing the online form.

More information on the application procedure.

publication date 3-12-2015

Successfull RijksakademieOPEN 2015

RijksakademieOPEN 2015 has come to an end! We look back on a successful weekend with 66 presentations by 46 residents in studios and project spaces. Besides the presentations, there were performances and films, various tours and live radio broadcasting.

Find photos of RijksakademieOPEN 2015 on Facebook and Instagram. During RijksakademieOPEN the Rijksakademie broadcasted live radio. Listen here.

Rijksakademie thanks:

The Rijksakademie is proud and pleased to receive the support for RijksakademieOPEN of main sponsor Rabobank, Fonds 21, VSBfonds, K.F. Hein Fonds, Janivo Stichting, Acción Cultural Española, Stichting Het Amsterdamsche Fonds, Stichting Gifted Art and Stichting 'De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds' for the publication Many thanks as well to the Friends and benefactors who support the Rijksakademie Residency during the year.
Studio Impression Johann Arens (top left) and Sam S. Samiee (bottom right) Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron Studio Impression Johann Arens (top left) and Sam S. Samiee (bottom right) Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron

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 11-11-2015

The Reader 006

This week the sixth edition of The Reader was launched. For this edition Rijksakademie alumna Mounira Al Solh (RA 07/08) read the book L'Ecume des jours (Foam of the daze) by Boris Vian.

The Reader is a project that was initiated by Rijksakademie advisor Maria Barnas. For every edition Barnas interviews a Rijksakademie resident, alumnus or advisor about a book of choice. Subsequently she turns this interview into a text that is then added to the concerning book in the Rijksakademie library. The reader forms an archive of reading and thinking traces.

On the occasion of the launch Mounira’s film Now eat my script (2014) will be screened, from 12th – 20th November in the Reading Room of the Rijksakademie library. All books and interviews of The Reader are available in the library.

publication date 12-10-2015

Jouni Toni and Joost Krijnen win Royal Award for Modern Painting 2015

Last weekend resident Jouni Toni (FI, 1984) and alumnus Joost Krijnen (RA 13/14) were awarded with the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2015.

The prestigious prize were presented by King Willem-Alexander. Besides the two Rijksakademie artists also Rabi Koria and Lennart Lahuis received the award. The four artists received each 6.500 euro and will exhibit together with other nominees at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

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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.