publication date 9-2-2016

Art Rotterdam 2016

11-14 FEBRUARY 2016
Residents and alumni *       
Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam, NL)
Danielle van Ark - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Mehraneh Atashi - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)
Nathan Azhderian - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Mahmoud Bakhshi - Narrative Projects (London, GB) - New Art
Semâ Bekirovic - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL), Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag, NL) - Intersections
Julien Beneyton - Lily Robert (Parijs, FR)
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Nickel van Duijvenboden - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Jakup Ferri - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Peggy Franck - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Riley Harmon - The One Minutes (Amsterdam, NL) - Intersections
Hamid El Kanbouhi - Nouvelles Images (Den Haag, NL)
Aukje Koks - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Paul Kooiker - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL), Kromus + Zink (Berlin, DE)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Joost Krijnen - Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijn van Kreij - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL), Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Germaine Kruip - Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerpen, BE)
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Kareem Lotfy - Boetzelaer | Nispen (Amsterdam, NL)
Nathaniel Mellors - The One Minutes (Amsterdam, NL) - Intersections
Otobong Nkanga - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Hans Op de Beeck - Galerie Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Femmy Otten - Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Oscar Abraham Pabón - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Raat - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Sanne Rous - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Gino Saccone – Mieke van Schaijk (Den Bosch, NL)
Fraser Stewart - All Together Now (Rotterdam, NL) - New Art
Els Vanden Meersch - Annie Gentils (Antwerpen, BE) - Projections
Ola Vasiljeva (The Oceans Academy of Arts) - Vleeshal (Middelburg, NL) - Intersections
Evi Vingerling - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL), Kristof de Clerq gallery  (Gent, BE)
Anne de Vries - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Marije van Warmerdam - Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam, NL)
Stephen Wilks - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Aimée Zito Lema - Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag, NL) - Intersections
* ­This list is based on the available information on Feb 9th, 2016 and subject to change.


ALSO ON VIEW IN VAN NELLEFABRIEK:                                                                                                                                      
* Prospects & Concepts 2016 | (
Goeun Bae, Deniz Buga, Dimitar Genchev, Nicoline Timmer, Ran Zhang

Residents and alumni
Esther Jiskoot - NL=US Art (Rotterdam, NL)
Peter Keizer - Galerie Terra (Delft, NL)
Micha Patiniott - Heden (Den Haag, NL)
Eva Spierenburg - Galerie SANAA (Utrecht, NL)
Boy & Erik Stappaerts - A gallery named Sue (Den Haag, NL)
Jouni Toni - Galerie SANAA (Utrecht, NL)
Guido Vlottes - Galerie Wit (Wageningen)


publication date 20-1-2016

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2016

International Film Festival Rotterdam is approaching! The film program screens work by several alumni.
Annually the Hivos Tiger Award accompanied by a €40,000 cash prize and the Tiger Awards for Short Films is presented to the most innovative, original and challenging works. In both categories are former Rijksakademie residents nominated.

Hivos Tiger Awards Competition

Fiona Tan - "History's Future"

Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Roy Villevoye (i.s.m. Jan Dietvorst) - "The Double"
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - "Establishing Eden"
Melanie Bonajo - "Night soil - Economy of Love"


Willehad Eilers - "Alter Senator"
Rosa Barba - "Bending to Earth"
Lisa Oppenheim - "Heriditary Language"
Adrian Melis - "The Old Man and My Father"
belit sag - "Sept.-Oct. 2015 Circe"

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.

More information here:

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.

More information here.

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.