publication date 19-10-2017

FIAC Paris 2017

FIAC 2017, Parijs, FR
19-22 oktober 2017
www.fiac.com

GALERIES

Residents and alumni

Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Rosa Barba - Parra & Romero (Madrid, Ibiza)
Yael Bartana - Capitain Petzel (Berlin)
Marc Bauer - Peter Kilchmann (Zürich)
Otto Berchem - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Manon de Boer - Jan Mot (Brussels)
Johan Creten - Perrotin (Paris)
Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Jeremiah Day - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Thomas Demand - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles)
Mounir Fatmi - GDM (Paris)
Ryan Gander - STPI (Singapore)
Dora García - ProjecteSD (Barcelona)
Runa Islam - White Cube (London, Hong Kong)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Irene Kopelman - Labor (Mexico D.F.)
Guillaume Leblon - ProjecteSD (Barcelona), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris)
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Jean-Baptiste Maitre - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Nathaniel Mellors & Erkka Nissinen - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Katja Novitskova - Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin)
Vincent Olinet - Laurent Godin (Paris)
Paulina Olowska - Simon Lee (Londen, Hong Kong, New York)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna)
Oscar Pabón - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Amalia Pica - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Agnieszka Polska - Overduin & Co (Los Angeles)
Janis Rafa - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Willem de Rooij - Regen Projects (Los Angeles)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles)
Monika Sosnowska - Capitain Petzel (Berlin)
Antonio Vega Macotela - Labor (Mexico D.F.)
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)

Advisors

Isabelle Cornaro - Balice Hertling (Paris)
Marvin Gaye Chetwynd - Massimo de Carlo (Milaan, Londen, Hong Kong)
Christodoulos Panayiotou - kamel mennour (Paris, London)

HORS LES MURS

Jardin des Tuileries

Ryan Gander - gb agency (Paris)
Folkert de Jong - Valentin (Paris)

PERFORMANCES

Jeremiah Day
The chair remains empty / but the place is set
20 oktober, 19.30 uur, Palais de la Découverte

 

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

Art (in) Basel 2017

Art Basel, Basel (CH)
15-18 June, 2016
www.artbasel.com

 
GALLERIES
 
Residents and alumni         

Yael Bartana - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Petzel (New York, US)
Marc Bauer - Peter Kilchman (Zürich, CH)
Banu Cennetoglu - Rodeo (London, GB)
David Claerbout - Sean Kelly (New York, US), Esther Schipper (Berlin, DE), Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerp, BE) - UNLIMITED
Thomas Demand - Esther Schipper (Berlin, DE), PKM (Seoul, KR), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE), Matthew Marks (New York, US)
Mounir Fatmi - Goodman (Johannesburg, ZA)
Meschac Gaba - Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US), Stevenson (Cape Town, ZA)
Ryan Gander - gb agency (Paris, FR), Johnen (Berlin, DE), Esther Schipper 9Berlin, DE), STPI (Singapore, SG), joségarcía (Mexico City, MX) - EDITION
Sonia Khurana - Chemould Prescott Road (Mumbai, IN)
Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Mujin-to Production (Tokyo, JP)
Moshekwa Langa - Stevenson (Cape Town, ZA)
Dora Longo Bahia - Pedro Cero (Lisbon, PT)
Tala Madani - David Kordansky (Los Angeles, US), Pilar Corrias (London, GB)
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL),  Blondeau & Cie (Genève, CH), Georg Kargl (Wien, AT), Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT), Metro Pictures (New York, US), Dvir (Tel Aviv, IL)
Bjarne Melgaard - Guido W. Baudach (Berlin, DE), Contemporary Fine Arts (Berlin, DE)
Shahryar Nashat - RODEO (London, GB), Davod Kordansky (Los Angeles, US)
Katja Novitskova - Green Naftali (New York, US)  Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin, DE)
Paulina Olowska - Metro Pictures (New York, US), Simon Lee (London, GB), Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT), Marianne Boesky (New York, US)
Magali Reus - The Approach (London, GB)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Miguel Abreu (New York, US), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE), Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Monika Sosnowska - Gisela Capitain (Cologne, DE), Foksal (Warsaw, PL), The modern Institute (Glasgow, GB)
Esther Tielemans - Borzo (Amsterdam, NL)
Antonio Vega Macotela - Labor (Mexico City, MX) - STATEMENTS
Kemang Wa Lehulere - Stevenson (Cape Town, ZA)

(Visiting) advisors                

Marvin Gaye Chetwynd - Sadie Coles HQ (London, GB), Massimo de Carlo (Milan, IT)
Mike Nelson - Franco Noero (Turin, IT), 303 (New York, US), neugeriemschneider (Berlin, DE) 
Christodoulos Panayiotou - Rodeo (London, GB)

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Liste 21, Basel (CH)
13-18 June, 2017
www.liste.ch

 
GALLERIES
 
Residents and alumni         

Rossella Biscotti – mor charpentier (Paris, FR) 
Sonia Kacem – Gregor Staiger (Zürich, CH)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy – Freedman Fitzpatrick (Los Angeles, US)
Nathaniel Mellors – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Ahmet Ögüt – KOW (Berlin, DE)
Ola Vasiljeva - Antoine Levi (Paris, FR)
Helen Verhoeven – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Marianne Vierø – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)

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Volta 13, Basel (CH)
12-17 June, 2017
www.voltashow.com

 
GALLERIES
 
Alumni
 
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Mounir Fatmi – Conrads (Düsseldof, DE) 
Folkert de Jong – Dukan (Paris, FR/Leipzig, DE)
 
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Photo Basel, Basel (CH)
14-18 June, 2017
www.photo-basel.com

 
GALLERIES
 
Alumni
 
Katrin Korfmann - Kopeikin (Los Angeles, US)
 
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EXHIBITIONS IN BASEL

Olga Balema
Ungestalt
Kunsthalle Basel, Basel, CH
19-5/13-8
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EXHIBITIONS ELSEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND

Yael Bartana
Trembling Times
Musée Cantonal des Beaux Arts, Lausanne
19-5/20-8
(solo)

Magali Reus
Night Plants
Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, CH
3-6/22-10
(solo)

Guido van der Werve
En Marche
Le Musée d’art du Valais, Sion, CH
3-6/7-1-18

 
This list is based on the available information on June 9, 2017 and subject to change.

 

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 10-5-2017

Amsterdam Art Fair

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Amsterdam Art Fair, Amsterdam
18 - 21 May 2017

 
Residents and alumni *

Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam) 
Machteld van Buren - Melklokaal (Heerenveen)
Jasper Hagenaar - Ornis A (Amsterdam)
Rinke Nijburg - Nouvelles Images (Den Haag)
Otobong Nkanga - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Oscar Pabón - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Gino Saccone - Mieke van Schaijk (Den Bosch)
Dieuwke Spaans - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Jennifer Tee - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Esther Tielemans - Cinnnamon (Rotterdam)
Miko Veldkamp - Rianne Groen (Rotterdam)
Evi Vingerling - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Tchelet Pearl Weisstub - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam)
Roman Wolgin - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Katsutoshi Yuasa - ASPN (Leipzig, DE)


A Novelistic Simulation of an Everyday Space
Juliette Jongma & Kunstverein

Nathan Azhderian
Maria Barnas
Florian & Michael Quistrebert
Karen Sargsyan
Jay Tan
Nora Turato
Ran Zhang


 
* This list is based on the available information on May 16, 2017 and subject to change.

publication date 15-5-2017

Rolling Snowball/8 - Homecoming

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Rolling Snowball/8 - Xiamen
Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre
Xiamen, CN
20 May - 18 June 2017



2017 marks the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Guangzhou. In celebration of this meaningful occasion, CEAC, as the most important anchor point for the promotion of Dutch culture in Southeast China, has curated and organized the 8th edition of "Rolling Snowball", co-hosted by Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre, to deepen the cultural exchange between China and the Netherlands through contemporary art.

Since 1999, the Chinese European Art Center, deeply rooted in its home base on the subtropical island of Xiamen, has served as a home away from home to more than 300 artists and creative professionals from all around the world. For 18 years, CEAC has been fortunate to be a part of the life-changing, perception-altering journeys of some of the world’s most brilliant creative minds. Witnessing the familiar becomes unfamiliar and vice versa for those who engage in CEAC’s work, it was decided from the very beginning that liberation, transformation and growth through inter-cultural dialogues are at the core of CEAC’s organizational mission.

Titled "Homecoming", the 8th edition of "Rolling Snowball" discusses the form of existence and aesthetic significance of the concepts of home and returning home, exploring the aesthetics of "elsewhere". 


Participating Rijksakademie alumni and advisors

Juliaan Andeweg
Josefin Arnell
Mercedes Azpilicueta
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Marije Gertenbach
Sigurdur Gudmundsson (advisor)
Tamar Harpaz
Yang Jian
Paul Kooiker
Katrin Korfmann
Marjan Laaper
Meiya Lin
Aernout Mik (advisor)
Christine Moldrickx
Fahrettin Orenli
Marike Schuurman
Eva Spierenburg
Fiona Tan
Robbert Weide
Guido van der Werve
Kan Xuan
Sylvie Zijlmans
Ton Zwerver
Juliaan Andeweg Juliaan Andeweg Josefin Arnell Josefin Arnell Mercedes Azpilicueta Mercedes Azpilicueta Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács Pauline Curnier Jardin Pauline Curnier Jardin Marije Gertenbach Marije Gertenbach Tamar Harpaz Tamar Harpaz Yang Jian Yang Jian Paul Kooiker Paul Kooiker Katrin korfmann Katrin korfmann Katrin Korfmann Katrin Korfmann Marjan Laaper Marjan Laaper Meiya Lin Meiya Lin Christine Moldrickx Christine Moldrickx Fahrettin Örenli Fahrettin Örenli Marike Schuurman Marike Schuurman Eva Spierenburg Eva Spierenburg Fiona Tan Fiona Tan Robbert Weide Robbert Weide Guido van der Werve Guido van der Werve Sylvia Zijlmans Sylvia Zijlmans Ton Zwerver Ton Zwerver

publication date 24-4-2017

JOB OPENING technical CNC milling/laser cutter specialist

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is an international postgraduate institute that welcomes 50 artists from around the world to work for two years on research and experimentation, production and presentation. In the technical workshops, experimentation and interdisciplinary work is stimulated and technical specialists act as sparring partners for the resident artists.

The Rijksakademie is currently looking to fill the following position immediately:
 
(Freelance) technical CNC milling/laser cutter specialist

for an average of 16 hours per week.
 
We expect:
• Extensive experience in working with, and maintenance of, the CNC milling and laser cutter
• Experience with CAD/CAM workflow and extensive knowledge of 2D vector software (e.g. Illustrator, Ink scape) and 3D drawing programs  (e. g. Rhino, Solid Works, Autodesk, CAD)
• Experience with, and finding pleasure in, advising and working with international (professional) artists
• Openness towards, and interest in, adjacent technical disciplines/interdisciplinary work
• Eager to learn and open to experimentation
• Flexible working attitude 

For more information: Stephan Kuderna, José Biscaya or Pieter Verweij, tel. 020-5270300.

Interested? E-mail your letter + resumé not later than 28 April 2017 to sollicitatie@rijksakademie.nl
 
 
 

 

publication date 21-4-2017

Art colgone 2017


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Art Cologne, Cologne, DE
26 - 29 April 2017


 
Residents and alumni
 
GALLERIES
 
Gwenneth Boelens - Klemm's (Berlin, DE)
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (Akinci, Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Demand - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles)
Constant Dullaart - Future (Berlin, DE)
Mounir Fatmi - Conrads (Düsseldorf, DE)
Femke Herregraven- Future (Berlin, DE)
Folkert de Jong - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Runa Islam - White cube (London, GB)
Paul Kooiker - Zink (Waldkirchen in der Oberpfalz, DE)
Germaine Kruip - COSAR HMT (Düsseldorf, DE), Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerp, BE)
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Alexander Lieck - Joseph Tang (Parijs, FR)
Tala Madani - David Kordansky (Los Angeles, US)
David  Maljkovic - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles)
Jurriaan Molenaar - Borzo (Amsterdam, NL)
Shahryar Nashat - David Kordansky (Los Angeles, US)
Lisa Oppenheim - Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition (Berlin, DE)
Michael Raedecker - Max Hetzler (Berlin, Paris)
De Rijke/De Rooij - Buchholz (Cologne, Berlin, New York)
Willem de Rooij - Buchholz (Cologne, Berlin, New York)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Sprüth Magers (Berlin, London, Los Angeles)
Monika Sosnowska - Gisela Capitain (Cologne, DE), Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, London, New York, Los Angeles)
Berend Strik - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Jennifer Tee - Markus Lüttgen (Cologne, DE)
Derk Thijs - Onrust (Amsterdam, NL)
Andy Wauman - DeWeer (Otegem, BE)

Advisor

John Kørner - Bo Bjerggaard (Copenhagen, DK)

 

publication date 13-4-2017

Art Brussels 2017

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Art Brussels
, Brussel, BE
21-23 april 2017

 
Residents and alumni
 
GALLERIES
 
Johan Creten - Transit (Mechelen, BE), Almine Rech (Brussels, Paris, London, New York)
Thomas Demand  - artlead.net
Armen Eloyan - Timothy Taylor (London, GB)
Mounir Fatmi - AND (Barcelona, ES)
Ryan Gander - artlead.net
Tina Gillen - Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, LU)
Krištof Kintera - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Paul Kooiker - Zink (Waldkirchen in der Oberpfalz, DE)
Valérie Mannaerts - Bernier | Eliades (Brussels, BE), Maniera (Brussels, BE)
Adrian Melis - ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT), Continua (San Gimingnano, IT)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud - Barbara Seiler  (Züruch, AT)
Sam Samiee - redgallery (Antwerp,  BE)

 
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME
 
- Inside the Fair -
 
Mementos: Artists’ Souvenirs, Artefacts, and other Curiosities
21-23 April
Folkert de Jong, Germaine Kruip, Annaïk Lou Pitteloud
 
- Outside the Fair -
 
Gallery Night
Valérie Mannaerts - Bernier | Eliades (Brussels, BE)
Bojan Šarčević - Maniera (Brussels, BE)

Notes on our Equilibrium 
CAB Contemporary Art Brussels
19 April - 24 June
Isabelle Andriessen, Carlos Irijalba
 
BelgianArtPrize 2017
Bozar
17 March - 28 May
Otobong Nkanga

The Absent Museum 
Wiels contemporary art center
20 April - 13 August
Otobong Nkanga
 
 
ALSO IN BRUSSELS

1 is older than 2: logics of a futile action
Galerie Felix Frachon
20 April - 3 June
Ehsan Ul Haq (solo)
 
POPPOSITIONS 2017, ING Art Center, 20-23 april
Floris Schönfeld - Suns and Stars (Amsterdam, NL)
Miko Veldkamp - Rianne Groen (Rotterdam, NL)
 
Independent Brussels, 19-23 April *
Rossella Biscotti - Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam, NL)
Gaëlle Choisne - untilthen (Paris, FR)
David Claerbout - untilthen (Paris, FR)
Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Ryan Gander - Jan Mot (Brussels, BE) in collaboration with gb agency (Paris, FR)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip - The Approach (London, GB)
Guillaume Leblon - carlier gebauer (Berlin, DE) in collaboration with Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR) and ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Jill Magid - untilthen (Paris, FR)
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)

* more information will follow

 

publication date 16-3-2017

Symposium Resonating Spaces

 
[Resonating Spaces] The value of residences & workspaces in Belgium & the Netherlands
Thursday 16 March, 10.00 - 16.00 hrs. at LUCA School of Arts – Campus Sint-Lukas, Brussels

Rijksakademie is participating in [Resonating Spaces], a symposium to inform artists, master students and alumni of art schools, teachers in higher arts education, professionals from the art world and policy makers, about the opportunities workspaces and artist-in-residence programs have to offer. [Resonating Spaces] wants to put artists' residencies and workspaces in the spotlight. Residencies and workspaces exist separately, and sometimes they are woven into one same organisation. Both residences and workplaces play a clear and important role in the art scene and provide space and opportunity to (young) artists to develop their practice.

The aim of the day is to discuss the role and significance of artist residencies and workspaces, primarily in Belgium and the Netherlands. Both for beginners and experienced artists in their careers. The importance of residencies and workspaces will be discussed from different perspectives through keynotes and testimonials. Attention will be given to the experiences of the artist and the residency/workspace, but also to the broader context in which residencies and workplaces function. In addition, participants can also meet with a number of residencies and workspaces in Flanders and the Netherlands.

[Resonating Spaces] is organised by Creative Industries Fund in the Netherlands, Flanders Arts Institute, Frans Masereel Centrum and LUCA School of Arts in collaboration with AIR Antwerp and Platform Werkplaatsen.


More information

publication date 10-3-2017

Jennifer Tee in Rijksmuseum

Currently on view in the Rijksmuseum: alumna Jennifer Tee's monumental artwork Tulip Palepai, navigating the river of the world. The work - inspired by the traditional Palepai (ship cloths) of southern Sumatra – depicts two large ships with prow and mast. Tee’s 18-metre-long artwork was commissioned by Amsterdam’s City Council for the new metro entrance hall at Centraal Station. The artwork will be on view, as a photographic reproduction, from 2018.

The tapestry combines the tulip, the world-famous Dutch icon, and the distinctive Palepai motif. The ship houses symbols and elements from the (recent) history of the city: for example historical lanterns of the Damrak, Amsterdam railway clocks by Cuypers and the Amsterdam lion.

Filmmaker Lisa Boerstra followed Jennifer Tee for over a year as she worked on Tulip Palepai. The documentary Jennifer Tee - Leaving Limbo was broadcasted on Dutch Televison, and can be viewed here.
In June 2016 the press and art world were invited to attend the exclusive sneak preview of 'Tulip Palepai' in one of the project spaces at the Rijksakademie In June 2016 the press and art world were invited to attend the exclusive sneak preview of 'Tulip Palepai' in one of the project spaces at the Rijksakademie

publication date 10-3-2017

'Archive Fever' in De Nederlandsche Bank

ARCHIVE FEVER
Juliaan Andeweg, Semâ Bekirovic, Tim Breukers, Marije Gertenbach, Folkert de Jong en Aimée Zito Lema
De Nederlandsche Bank (Art Space), Amsterdam
10 maart - 20 april 2017

 
In 1994 French philosopher Jacques Derrida (1930-2014) defined an archive as “a place which assures the possibility of memorisation, of repetition, of reproduction, or of reimpression”. The archive of the Rijksakademie voor de Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, which houses an historical and contemporary collection, is a striking example of Derrida's definition. This collection of books, prints, drawings, paintings, plaster, photos and digital visual material is carefully curated in a special place, and provides a comprehensive and varied overview of developments in visual arts over the past three centuries, which since its creation has served as a source of inspiration for residents.
 
The exhibition ARCHIVE FEVER presents work by various academy alumni which has a direct or indirect link to this collection. The different ways in which the artists have approached, used and experienced the collection is evident from this latest exhibition. Antique sculptures are felt, iconic images surpassed, classical images recast in contemporary materials and the life cycle of objects is analysed layer by layer. The reasons for reaching back into the history of art to create new works are equally varied, ranging from the need for artists to relate to a place to the urge to improve on existing work and to also ask questions about their own work.


Artworks from Rijksakademie alumni Juliaan Andeweg, Semâ Bekirovic, Tim Breukers, Marije Gertenbach, Folkert de Jong and Aimée Zito Lema expose the tensions between established images and the changing world around them.
 
The exhibition can be viewed by appointment only: +31(0)20-5242183.

publication date 1-3-2017

Where art meets management

Today - March 1st -  guest resident Jacco van Uden (lector Change Management) and Mercedes Azpilicueta (alumna 15/16) start a very exciting project. The coming month they will take over each other’s work and everything that comes with it. While Mercedes and Jacco have their own distinct motives for swapping jobs for a full month there is a shared, deep interest in exploring differences and similarities between artistic and management practices. Can and should these practices inform each other? And if so, how? With The take-over Mercedes and Jacco aim to contribute to the development of, and critical reflection on cross-disciplinary – and some might say – transgressive practices. During The Take-over, Mercedes assumes full responsibility over Jacco’s job as head of the Change Management research group of The Hague University of Applied Sciences (THUAS). Jacco takes over Mercedes’ artistic practice and everything that comes with it. Decisions, meetings, strategies and so on will not be postponed needlessly.
 
Read more about The take-over on www.thetakeover.org and follow their blog.
 

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 16-2-2017

ARCOmadrid 2017

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES
22-26 February 2017
www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06/

 
Alumni         
 
Carlos Amorales - Pelaires (Palma de Mallorca, ES)
Mercedes Azpilicueta - SlyZmud (Buenos Aires, AR)
Rosa Barba - Parra & Romero (Santa Gertrudis, Ibiza, ES)
Marc Bauer - Deweer Gallery (Otegem, BE)
Erick Beltrán - Joan Prats (Barcelona, ES)
Rossella Biscotti - mor charpentier (Parijs, FR)
Gwenneth Boelens - Klemm's (Berlijn, DE)
Thomas Demand - Esther Schipper (Berlijn, DE)
Sebastian Diaz Morales - carlier | gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Armen Eloyan - Tim Van Laere (Antwerpen, BE)
Mounir Fatmi - ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Claudia Fontes - Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporánes (Buenos Aires, AR)
Alicia Framis - Horrach Moyà (Palma de Mallorca, ES)
Ryan Gander - Esther Schipper (Berlijn, DE)
Dora García - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Rubén Grilo - NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
Carlos Irijalba - Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, ES)
Folkert de Jong - Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES)
Irene Kopelman - Labor (Mexico City, MX)
Joost Krijnen - Formotocomodo (Madrid, ES)
Guillaume Leblon - ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Pere Llobera - F2 (Madrid, ES)
Dora Longo Bahia - Pedro Cera (Lissabon, PT)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Wenen, AT)
Jhafis Quintero - Sabrina Amrani (Madrid, ES)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juan Silió (Santander, ES)
Monika Sosnowska - Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH/Londen, GB/New York, US)
Richard Venlet - Estrany de la Mota (Barcelona, ES)
Aimée Zito Lema - The Goma (Madrid, ES)

Advisor

John Kørner - Bo Bjerggaard (Kopenhagen, DK)
 

publication date 3-2-2017

Art Rotterdam 2017

Art Rotterdam
9 - 12 February
www.artrotterdam.com


Galeries

Eylem Aladogan - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Mehraneh Atashi - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)
Olga Balema - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Maria Barnas - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Felix Burger - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Roger Cremers - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Dina Danish - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Constant Dullaart - Upstream (Amsterdam, NL)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Maurice van Es - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Meschac Gaba - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Folkert de Jong - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL), Kristof de Clercq (Gent, BE)
Katrin Korfmann - Francis Boeske (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijn van Kreij - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Joost Krijnen - Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip - Sofie Van de Velde (antwerpen, BE)
Gabriel Lester - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Tine Melzer - Johan Deumens (Amsterdam, NL)
Lara de Moor - RonLangArt (Amsterdam, NL)
Otobong Nkanga - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Thierry Oussou - Ornis A. (Amsterdam, NL)
Amalia Pica - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Raat - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Michael Raedecker - GRIMM (Amsterdam, NL)
Janis Rafa - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Gino Saccone - Mieke van Schaijk (Den Bosch, NL)
Karen Sargsyan - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Wouter Venema - Rianne Groen (Rotterdam, NL)
Koen Vermeule - Borzo (Amsterdam, NL)
Evi Vingerling - Kristof de Clercq (Gent, BE)
Robbert Weide - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Tchelet Weisstub - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)

Projections

Sema Bekirovic - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Catherine Biocca - PSM (Berlijn, DE)
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)

Intersections

1646 (Den Haag, NL) - Olga Balema, Jeremiah Day, Helen Dowling, Rubén Grilo, Voebe de Gruyter, Sam Keogh, Frank Koolen, Marius Lut, Kianoosh Motallebi, Erkka Nissinen, Magali Reus, Ruti Sela, Fraser Stewart, Ola Vasiljeva, Dan Walwin, Robbert Weide
Bradwolf Projects (Amsterdam, NL) - Ruta Butkute
Framer Framed (Amsterdam, NL) - Tuan Mami
P/////AKT (Amsterdam) - Johann Arens

Prospects & Concepts

Riet Wijnen

We Like art, Editions & Multiples

Otto Berchem - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Femmy Otten - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Maurice van Tellingen - Van den Berghe (Goes, NL)
Derk Thijs - P/////AKT (Amsterdam, NL)


TIJDENS ART ROTTERDAM

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Establishing Eden - Rotterdam CS

Germaine Kruip - A Possibility of an abstraction - Rotterdamse Schouwburg

Katharina Zdjelar - Dolf Henkes Prijs - TENT.
 

publication date 24-1-2017

International Film Festival presents films Rijksakademie alumni

International Film Festival Rotterdam
25 januari - 5 februari 2017
www.iffr.com


On January 25th the International Film Festival Rotterdam opens. Many alumni show their (newest) work:

Tiger Competition for Short Films

Rosa Barba - From Source to Poem
Serge Onnen (with Sverre Fredriksen) - Cloacinae
Sebastian Diaz Morales - The Lost Object

Bright Future 2017

Hala Elkoussy - Cactus Flower

Bright Future Short

belit sag - Ayhan & Me
Katarina Zdjelar - AAA (Mein Herz)
Rosa  Barba - Disseminate and Hold
Pauline Curnier Jardin - Explosion Ma Baby

Deep Focus

Fiona Tan - Ascent
David Claerbout - Die reine Notwendigkeit
Serge Onnen - It's always darkest before it becomes totally black

Perspectives

Meiro Koizumi - Oral History

 

publication date 20-1-2017

'Well Made. In praise of the creative process' in KAdE Amersfoort

Rijksakademie alumni Claire Harvey (RA 03/04) and Sascha Pohle (RA 06/07) are participating in the exhibition titled Well Made (Goed Gemaakt), which opens on Friday January 20 at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort. The exhibition tributes to the making process of artworks throughout centuries.

Several pieces that are part of the exhibition, are on loan from the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten historical collections (see image below). The items are books, plasters and drawing studies from Albrecht Dürer, Jacob de Wit, Jacques Gautier d'Agoty, Bernard Picart en Gerard de Lairesse a.o. The exhibition celebrates the 40th anniversary of the art magazine Kunstschrift.

'Well Made. In praise of the creative process'
Kunsthal KAdE, Amersfoort
21 January - 17 April

More information

publication date 22-12-2016

Call for applications Rijksakademie residency 2018


Application period: January 1 – February 1, 2017


Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Sarphatistraat 470
1018 GW Amsterdam
The Netherlands

application@rijksakademie.nl
www.rijksakademie.nl

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) is an international residency program. During their two years’ residency, emerging professional artists are stimulated to reflect critically on their work and break new ground. They are offered artistic, theoretical and technical support within a well-equipped working environment.

Resident artists work in an individual studio surrounded by approximately 45 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. Furthermore, there is a theory workshop offering a specialized art library and (historical) collections. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network form a part of the two-year residency program.

Selected artists usually have finished a BA/MA education and have a few years of independent professional practice before starting a residency at the Rijksakademie.

More information and application
Every year, about 23 studios become available. Please take a look on our website for more information. You can apply for the 2018 residency by completing the online application form from January 1, 2017.

Deadline for application is February 1, 2017.

Call for applications (pdf)

publication date 21-12-2016

Paulien Oltheten designs "the largest canvas in the world"

On Tuesday, December 20, it was announced that alumna Paulien Oltheten (RA 05/06) will be creating the final design for "the largest canvas in the world", a scaffold canvas of 81x21 meters, which will be presented in early 2017 in front of the former Hogeschool (College) building on Wibautstraat.
 
In September, upon the invitation of initiator Boelens de Gruyter, the Rijksakademie invited alumni to submit a design sketch for this assignment. In December, the jury (consisting of, among others, mayor Eberhard van der Laan, chief editor of Het Parool Ronald Ockhuysen, director of the Stedelijk Museum Beatrix Ruf and director of Amsterdam Art Adriana Gonzalez Hulshof) asked Paulien Oltheten, as well as Danielle van Ark and Andy Wauman to further elaborate their designs.
 
The jury's comment on the design of Paulien Oltheten: "The simplicity/intimacy of the images stands in sharp contrast to the visual chaos of the city and the bustle of the Wibautstraat, but they are far from boring."
 
The exterior wall painting will be on display from early February to late March 2017.
 

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 2-11-2016

Artissima 2016

Artissima, Turin (IT)
4-6 November 2016
www.artissima.it


GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Mounira Al Solh - Sfeir Semler (Hamburg, DE)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - Sprovieri (London, GB)
Mehraneh Atashi - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)
Attila Csörgö - Gregor Podnar (Berlin, DE)
Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Dina Danish - Barbara Seiler (Zürich,CH)
Em'kal Eyongakpa - APalazzo (Brescia, IT)
Anna Franceschini - Vera Cortês (Lisboa, PT), Vistamare (Pescara, IT)
Dora García - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Francesca Grilli - Di Marino (Napoli, IT)
Rubén Grilo - Future (Berlin, DE)
Folkert de Jong - Brand New Gallery (Milano, IT)
Guillaume Leblon - Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR)
Kate Levant - moniquemeloche (Chicago, US)
Pere Llobera - F2 (Madrid, ES)
David Maljkovic - Georg Kargl (Wien, AT), Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT)
Nathaniel Mellors - Monitor (Roma, IT)
Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo - Primo Marello (Milano, IT)
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Agnieszka Polska - Zak|Branicka (Berlin, DE)
Janis Rafa - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Mathilde Rosier - Raffaele Cortese (milano, IT)
Bojan Sarcevic - Pinksummer (Genova, IT)
Dierk Schmidt - Kow (Berlin, DE)
Georgina Starr - Pinksummer (Genova, IT)
Marianne Vierø - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Katarina Zdjelar - SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)

publication date 21-10-2016

Rijksakademie receives Dutch AICA Award 2016

We are honored and grateful to have received the Dutch AICA Award 2016 from AICA Nederland today. The ceremony was followed by a festive celebration at the Rijksakademie this evening!

publication date 20-10-2016

Institut Ramon Llull hosts seminar on Rijksakademie residency programme

The Institut Ramon Llull in Barcelona hosted a seminar to present the Rijksakademie residency programme in association with the Han Nefkens Foundation. 

 

The Institut Ramon Llull is hosting a seminar to present the Rijksakademie artists in residence programme in association with the Han Nefkens Foundation.

The Rijksakademie, which has one of the world’s leading artists in residence programmes, is putting on two training sessions on 19 and 20 October at Palau del Baró de Quadras, IRL headquarters. 

The seminar, aimed at visual artists, will serve to present the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, a two-year residence programme that welcomes about 50 international artists every year. The Rijksakademie selects artists with outstanding talent from all over the world and provides top quality technical and theoretical facilities, offering them an opportunity to speed up their professional careers and join an international art professionals network.

Venue: Institut Ramon Llull, Diagonal 373, 08008. Barcelona.

Language: English

Programme:

-Wednesday 19 October, 17.00 to 19.00: presentation of the Rijksakademie residence programme and the aids from the Han Nefkens Foundation and the IRL

- Thursday 20 October, 16.00 to 19.00: candidature submission workshop

Registration: esoria@llull.cat

publication date 10-10-2016

Sam Samiee wins Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016

Last weekend alumnus Sam Samiee (RA 14/15) was awarded the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2016.


The prestigious prize was presented by King Willem-Alexander. Besides Sam Samiee, Bart Kok, Mike Pratt and Tanja Ritterbex received the award. The four artists received each 6.500 euro and will exhibit together with other nominees at the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

Amongst the other nominated artists were Rijksakademie residents Gertenbach (NL, '90) and Thierry Oussou (BJ, '88) and alumnus Jakup Ferri (RA 07/08). 
More information here.

publication date 22-9-2016

AICA Netherlands certificate 2016 awarded to Rijksakademie

AICA Nederland (International Association of Art Critics) has awarded the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten the AICA Certificate 2016.

"I am pleased and proud that we have been awarded the AICA Certificate 2016. This acknowledgement of the Rijksakademie’s impact on the international art world and great compliment for the Rijksakademie from the professional field is fantastic. It reinforces our ambition to maintain our focus on content renewal and to continue to take professional artistic practice as our starting point", said Els van Odijk, director of the Rijksakademie in her response.

According to the judging panel's report, "The combination of intellectual and technical professionalism, the modern-day stance and mix of participants are what make the Rijksakademie such a distinctive institute at the top of its game and a key player in the international world of art. It not only offers participants time and access to intellectual expertise, but also space, money and well-equipped workshops staffed by highly-qualified technicians. The fact that the Rijksakademie is often of decisive importance in the development of artistic talent and makes a substantial contribution to enabling an international breakthrough is unquestionable. There are large numbers of artists who, after their time at the Rijksakademie, go on to make a name for themselves and enjoy a long-lasting and successful career in the challenging profession of artist. A significant number of the world’s most important artists have had residencies at the Rijksakademie." The judging panel also felt that it was remarkable that the institution has offered consistently high quality for so many years despite the ongoing concern about cutbacks.

The full report by the judging panel is available in Dutch on the AICA website.

Presentation ceremony
The AICA Certificate 2016 will be presented on 21 October in the Rijksakademie.

2016 Judging Panel
The judging panel for the AICA Certificate 2016 is made up of AICA members Mirthe Berentsen, critic and consultant, Stefan Kuiper, Ancient Art reviewer for the Volkskrant newspaper and Marina de Vries, editor-in-chief of Museumtijdschrift magazine.

About the AICA Certificate
The AICA Certificate is awarded annually in turn to a Dutch publication, an exhibition or an institution. In 2016, the category receiving the certificate is ‘institutions’. Votes were cast by the 180-strong membership of AICA Nederland, who include art critics, lecturers at art academies and universities, museum conservators and independent exhibition curators.

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 9-6-2016

Art Basel 2016

 
Art Basel, Basel (CH)
16-19 June, 2016
www.artbasel.com

 
GALLERIES
 
Residents and alumni         
 
Mounira Al Solh - Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg, DE)
Yael Bartana - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Petzel (New York, US)
Manon de Boer - Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
Leidy Churchman - Murray Guy (New York, US)
Johan Creten - Perrotin (Paris, FR)
Thomas Demand - Esther Schipper (Berlin, DE), PKM (Seoul, KR), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE)
Mounir Fatmi - Goodman (Johannesburg, ZA)
Alicia Framis - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Meschac Gaba - Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US)
Dora García - ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Moshekwa Langa - Stevenson (Cape Town, ZA)
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL),  Blondeau & Cie (Genève, CH), Georg Kargl (Wien, AT), Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Bjarne Melgaard - Guido W. Baudach (Berlin, DE)
Shahryar Nashat - RODEO (London, GB)
Katja Novitskova - Green Naftali (New York, US)  Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin, DE)
Paulina Olowska - Metro Pictures (New York, US), Simon Lee (London, GB), Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim - Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US), The Approach (London, GB)
Amalia Pica - Herald St (London, GB), König (Berlin, DE)
Cheng Ran - Urs Meile (Luzern, CH)
Jimmy Robert - Tanya Leighton (Berlin, DE)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Miguel Abreu (New York, US), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE), Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Monika Sosnowska - Gisela Capitain (Cologne, DE), Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
 
(Visiting) advisors      
          

Mike Nelson - Franco Noero (Turin, IT) 
Paul Sietsema - Matthew Marks (New York, US)
 
 
STATEMENTS
 
Leidy Churchman - Murray Guy (New York, US)
 
 
UNLIMITED
 
Hans Op de Beeck - Marianne Boesky (New York, US), Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Cheng Ran - Urs Meile (Luzern, CH)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Miguel Abreu (New York, US), Karma International (Zürich, CH), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE)
 
FILM
 
Manon de Boer - Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
Fiona Tan - Frith Street (London, GB)
 
ART BASEL | PARCOURS NIGHT
Live performances around Münsterplatz
 
Mathilde Rosier - Abstracting Attraction

___________________________________________________________________

 
Liste 20, Basel (CH)
14-19 June, 2016
www.liste.ch

 
GALLERIES
 
Residents and alumni   
      
 
Olga Balema - Croy Nielsen (Berlin, DE)
Catherine Biocca - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Dina Danish - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Peggy Franck - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Ruben Grilo - NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona/Madrid, ES)
Jasper Hagenaar - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Turiya Magadlela - Blank (Cape Town, ZA)
Jill Magid - Labor (Mexico city, MX)
Erkka Nissinen - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Amalia Pica - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Jean-Charles Quillacq - Marcelle Alix (Paris, FR)
Florian et Michael Quistrebert - Crèvecoeur (Paris, FR)
 
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Volta 12, Basel (CH)
13-18  June, 2016
www.voltashow.com

 
GALLERIES
 
Alumni
 
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Kristof Kintera - Jiri Svestka (Praha, CZ)
Jan van der Ploeg - Taubert Contemporary (Berlin, DE)
 
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EXHBITIONS IN BASEL
 
Mathilde Rosier
In Revolution: Resolution of Some Hierarchic Orders Der TANK
24/5 – 24/6
(solo)
 
Jan van der Ploeg
Kunsthaus Baselland
27/5 – 17/7
(solo)
 
Monika Sosnowska
Sculpture on the Move 1946-2016
Kunstmuseum Basel
19/4 – 18/9

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EXHBITIONS ELSEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND

Olga Chernysheva, Thomas Demand, Jill Magid, Ahmet Ögut, Paulina Olowska, Amalia Pica, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Pilvi Takala, Jennifer Tee
What People Do for Money
Manifesta 11
Zürich
11/6-18-9
 
 
This list is based on the available information on June 9, 2016 and subject to change.
 

 

publication date 9-6-2016

Manifesta 11 - What People Do for Money


Manifesta 11
What People Do for Money. Some joint ventures
Zürich, CH
11 June - 18 September



This year, Zürich (Switzerland) is the host city of the eleventh edition of the nomadic biennial Manifesta, entitled What People Do For Money: Some joint ventures. The first part of the biennial is New Productions: Artists and their hosts, in which 30 selected artists from 17 countries are connected to a host from another discipline. Alumna Jennifer Tee
(RA 00/01) collaborated with the Head of the Funeral and Cemeteries of Zürich and is developing an installation at a funeral home.

The second part of Manifesta, The Historical Exhibition: Sites Under Construction, brings together artistic positions from the past and the present to examine how work can be subject of artistic reflection. At the same time, the selected works illuminate the concrete working conditions under which art is produced. Works of the following Rijksakademie alumni are displayed in this exhibition:

Olga Chernysheva (RA 94/95)
Thomas Demand (RA 95)
Jill Magid (RA 01/02)
Ahmet Ögüt (RA 07/08)
Paulina Olowska (RA 01/02)
Amalia Pica (RA 04/05)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo (RA 05/06)
Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10)
 

publication date 31-5-2016

Sonsbeek '16: transACTION

On saturday June 4 SONSBEEK '16 will open its doors. The 11th edition is, entitled transACTION, is curated by ruangrupa. This collective from Jakarta is founded in 2000 by alumnus Ade Darmawan (RA 98/99), as part of RAIN a global platform that connects artists’ initiatives that have been founded by Rijksakademie alumni.

ruangrupa is strongly connected to the Indonesian culture, in which community, collectivism and friendship are key. For ruangrupa, contemporary art is necessarily about working together and connecting between individuals and groups. In SONSBEEK ’16, ruangrupa explores the connection between park and city, residents and urban developments and public spaces. New forms of exchange and interaction can shed a different light on societal matters that are important to all of us.

SONSBEEK ’16 presents works of Rijksakademie alumni on different locations:

- park -

Maze de Boer (RA 07/08)
Rossella Biscotti (RA 10/11)
Folkert de Jong (RA 98/99)

- museum - 

Otobong Nkanga (RA 02/03)
Marco Paulo Rolla (RA 98/99)
Roy Villevoye (RA 79/84)

- city -

Michael Blum (RA 00/01)
Sebastian Diaz Morales (RA 00/01).

Furthermore, the ruru huis plays an important role. Reinaert Vanhoe (RA 99/00) is programmer of this place to work and to meet, much like ruangrupa’s house in Jakarta.

SONSBEEK '16 opens on the 4th of June and ends the 18th of September.

publication date 14-6-2016

Roadworks Sarphatistraat

Due to roadworks The Rijksakademie is less accessible for cars between June 13 and June 27.

The municipality of Amsterdam has the Sarphatistraat - one of the busiest cycle routes in Amsterdam - designated as a pilot for a bicycle friendly street. The aim of the bicycle street is that the cyclist has priority and cars are guests.
 
What will happen?
• The main road of the Sarphatistraat, between the Weesperplein and the Alexanderplein gets red asphalt on both sides black narrow strips.
• Approximately every 60 meters there will come bicycle-friendly thresholds.
• The road will be a 30KM zone. 

The work will be performed in phases between 13 and June 27, 2016.

In the first week of June 13 till June 19 work will be done on the road of the Sarphatistraat in the direction of the Alexanderplatz to the Weesperplein.

In the second week of June 20 till June 24 work will be done on the road of the Sarphatistraat towards the Weesperplein to the Alexanderplein.
 
Throughout the period, the Rijksakademie is less accessible for cars. Only destination traffic will have access and will be accompanied by traffic controllers over the railway line.

On June 24, the road section in front of the Rijksakademie will be paved, making the Rijksakademie on that day as well as not accessible for cars.
 
More information (in Dutch)

 
 

publication date 31-5-2016

Artist books Antoinette Nausikaä

On Thursday the 16th of June at 16:00 hours  the Reading Room of our library opens a small presentation of the artist books of Antoinette Nausikaä (RA 09/10).

Apart from installations, publications are an important part of her artistic practice. The autonomous books function as a medium, in which she creates a platform for her work as she would do in an exhibition space.

Antoinette Nausikaä works on site specific projects, mostly on sites where nature and urbanism collide. These sites temporarily become her work- and living space. By observing, she researches how perception and behaviour is related to time, space and identity. The personal connection with her direct surroundings are central within this interaction.
 
Since 2002, she created twelve self-published artist books from specific locations or periods of time. The structures that combine photography, drawings, documentations of thoughts and observations, result into a poetical, journal-like and personal character. They become an increasingly important part of her oeuvre. In 2016 all publications will be included in the library collection of the Rijksakademie.
 
The presentation is on display till the 26th of august.

For more information:

www.antoinettenausikaa.com
 
 

publication date 23-5-2016

Amsterdam Art Fair 2016

Amsterdam Art Fair 2016
25-29 mei 2016
www.amsterdamartfair.nl       
 
Residents and alumni         
 
Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Gijs Assmann - Nouvelles Images (Den Haag, NL)
Maria Barnas - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Tjebbe Beekman - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Sema Bekirovic - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Paul Beumer - Dürst Britt & Mayhew (Den Haag, NL)
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Franck Bragigand - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Yvonne Dröge Wendel - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL), Johan Deumens (Haarlem, NL)
Constant Dullaart - Upstream (Amsterdam, NL)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Jakup Ferri - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Marije Gertenbach - Rento Brattinga (Amsterdam, NL) - debutants
Henri Jacobs - Maurits van de Laar (Den Haag, NL)
Katrin Korfmann - art affairs (Amsterdam. NL)
Kiki Lamers - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Cristina Lucas - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Tine Melzer - Johan Deumens (Haarlem, NL)
Serge Onnen - TART (Zürich, CH)
Thierry Oussou - Ornis A. Gallery (Amsterdam, NL) - debutants
Otobong Nkanga - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Raat - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Sylvie Zijlmans - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
 
 
BEELD 2
Amsterdam Art Rooms, Johannes Vermeerstraat 29
 
Olga Balema - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
André Pielage - Galerie Wit (Wageningen, NL)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Christiaan Zwanikken - Ron Mandos, Amsterdam, NL)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

publication date 12-5-2016

Re:Creating Europe - Forum on European Culture

Rijksakademie participates in "Re:Creating Europe" Forum on European Culture
 

On 1, 2, and 3 June 2016 artists and thinkers from all over Europe will come together at "Re:Creating Europe" Forum on European Culture to discuss the strength, impact and value of art and culture for Europe. Performances, talks and debates, exhibitions and film screenings will be taking place all over Amsterdam. The forum is an initiative of political and cultural debate centre De Balie and centre for international cooperation DutchCulture. The Rijksakademie is partner in the organization of two events on Thursday, June 2nd.
 
Re:Creating Europe. But how? – expert meeting
2 June, 10.00-13.00, at the Rijksakademie

'Europe needs creators,' claims theater maker Lucas De Man. Who and what is the creator exactly? What is his role in the (re)structuring of European society? How do creators inspire each other? What are they struggling with? Rijksakademie artists will try to answer these questions in discussion with other creators form all over Europe.
Please note that this session is closed to the general public. Interested in participating? Send a short motivation to info@cultureforum.eu.
 
Europe through the eyes of its neighbors
2 June, 15.00-17.00, at the Rijksakademie

When are you Europe’s 'neighbour', and when are you European? What does Europe look like through the eyes of artists who have crossed its borders? Old and new neighbours will discuss the borders of European identity.
Contributors are Vasyl Cherepanyn (curator Kyiv Biennale, Ukraine), Kareem Lotfy (Rijksakademie resident 2015-2016, Egypt/The Netherlands), Sam Samiee (Rijksakademie alumnus 2014-2015, Iran/The Netherlands) and Dušan Rodić (Rijksakademie alumnus 2012-2013, Serbia). 
 
The complete program and tickets are available online at www.cultureforum.eu.
 

publication date 18-4-2016

Art Brussels 2016

ART BRUSSELS, BRUSSELS, BE
22-24 APRIL 2016 WWW.ARTBRUSSELS.COM                             

 
GALLERIES
 
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)
 
 
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME
 
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
 
LA VERRIERE / FONDATION D'ENTREPRISE HERMÈS  - Poésie balistique
Guillaume Leblon
 
MAISON PARTICULIERE - Everybody is crazy, but me
Hans Op de Beeck
 
A.VE.NU.DE.JET.TE INSTITUT DE CARTON VZW - Mind Fabric
Stephen Wilks, Henri Jacobs
 
OFFICINA - La Pelle (The skin)
Francesca Grilli

 

publication date 11-4-2016

Art Cologne 2016

ART COLOGNE, COLOGNE, DE
14-17 APRIL 2016
WWW.ARTCOLOGNE.DE                                                  
GALLERIES
 
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 24-3-2016

Roadworks Sarphatistraat

Tuesday March 29 to Friday April 8 the city of Amsterdam carries out roadworks at the Sarphatistraat, near the Rijksakademie.
The Rijksakademie thereby cannot be reached by car. We apologize for the inconvenience.
 
You'll find our route directions with alternative ways of transport here.

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).

More information

publication date 24-2-2016

ARCOmadrid 2016

ARCOmadrid, Madrid, ES
24 - 28 February 2016 www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06/
 


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 9-2-2016

Art Rotterdam 2016

ART ROTTERDAM, ROTTERDAM
11-14 FEBRUARY 2016
WWW.ARTROTTERDAM.COM
 
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.


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ALSO ON VIEW IN VAN NELLEFABRIEK:                                                                                                                                      
 
* Prospects & Concepts 2016 | (www.mondriaanfonds.nl/prospects-concepts)
 
Alumni
                                                                                                                                                
Goeun Bae, Deniz Buga, Dimitar Genchev, Nicoline Timmer, Ran Zhang
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ROTTERDAM CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, ROTTERDAM | 10-14 FEBRUARY 2016 | WWW.RCARTFAIR.COM
 
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"

Program

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

Farewell Dinner Party

A very special tradition in the Rijksakademie year for residents and staff is without doubt the Farewell Dinner Party. At the end of the year, when second year residents are ready to spread their wings, everybody gathers for one last time while enjoying a drink and homemade nibbles. Advisor Hans Aarsman documented the feast.


We wish all coming alumni good luck. Let's keep in touch!

 

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.

Look here for more information

publication date 15-12-2015

Christmas break library

The Rijksakademie library is closed during the Christmas holidays. It is still possible to borrow books and DVDs until Friday 21st November.

From Wednesday January 5th the library will open the doors to public again.

Regular opening hours:
wednesday - Friday, 11:00 - 17:00 hours
Jan van Wijk, 'De drie koningen', 1914, litho Jan van Wijk, 'De drie koningen', 1914, litho

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.

Application
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 8-12-2015

Japanese pattern books in the Rijksakademie library

During the past year Hetty Huisman/Void Editions curated a series of small presentations in the theory workshop which were the result of researching the special collection of Japanese pattern books and its related resources.

Thursday 10 December from 15 - 18 hrs there will be an informal gathering in the library to meet and discuss the books. Feel free to drop by. Tea and sake will be served on the side.

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 19-11-2015

Otobong Nkanga in Tate Modern

Alumna Otobong Nkanga (RA 02/03) will take part in BMW Tate Live Performance Room program with her performance Diaoptasia: an examination of acts of framing, exploring the process of live editing.

The Performance Room program runs from November 19 till December 10 and holds a different performance every Thursday. The performances can be screaned live via this link. Otobong Nkanga's performance will take place on November 26, 20:00 hrs.

 

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 10-11-2015

RijksakademieOPEN 2015

RijksakademieOPEN 2015

RijksakademieOPEN 2015 is almost there! is the only moment of the year that all 49 resident artists of the Rijksakademie will open the doors of their studios and welcome the public. New developments in the arts are revealed, and on display are works that might later be encountered throughout the world in prominent collections, exhibitions and biennials.

Aside from studio presentations during RijksakademieOPEN there will also be films, performances and guided tours.

Show the world you'll be there!

RijksakademieOPEN 2015
Zaterdag 28 en zondag 29 november
11.00-19.00 uur.

Look here for more information

publication date 3-11-2015

Min Oh wins Doosan Yokang Art Award

Alumna Min Oh (RA 11/12) is one of the four Korean artists to win the 6th Doosan Yonkang Art Awards.

Min Oh won a cash amount, a residency at the Doosan Residency in New York and the opportunity to exhibit at the Doosan Gallery in New York and in Seoul.

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Min Oh, Plants, 2015 Min Oh, Plants, 2015

publication date 20-10-2015

Rijksakademie open during Museumnight 2015

This year again, on November 7, Rijksakademie will be open for the nightly adventures of Museumnacht. The Rijksakademie is open from 19:00-02:00 and has lots to offer, like tours lead by some of the resident artists, a crash course contemporary art, film screenings and, for who needs a moment of rest and reflection or drink and dance, the Pitstopbar! Besides there are a couple of studios open, which gives a preview for RijksakademieOPEN.

PROGRAM MUSEUMNIGHT:
 
  • Open Ateliers
         19:00 - 02:00
  • Crash Course Kunst Kijken
         20:00, 20:30, 21:00, 21:30
         22:00, 22:30, 23:00, 23:30
  • Tours: Artist Tour        
         20:45, 21:45, 22:45
  • Tours: Hard Hat Tours        
         20:15, 21:15, 22:15, 23:15
  • RijksakademieCINEMA        
         19:00 - 02:00
  • Pitstopbar        
         19:00 - 02:00

publication date 28-10-2015

Caterina Silva at gallery Bosse & Baum

Gallery Bosse & Baum presents resident Caterina Silva's (IT, 1983) first solo exhibition in London.

The exhibition, titled tbc(august), features a series of paintings that show Silva's search for new formal figurations. Silva paints utopian worlds, suggesting alternative realities.
tbc(august) opens Thursday, October 29, 18:00 hrs and runs until December 6.

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publication date 28-10-2015

Kareem Lotfy at Future Gallery

Future Gallery in Berlin presents work by resident Kareem Lotfy (EG, 1985) in the duo-exhibition ParameterChant, that will also show work by artist Brenna Murphy.

Kareem Lotfy combines futuristic digital culture with the cultural history of his native Egypt. Hij creates drawings, sculptures and installations with CG software, based on algorithmic patterns, archaic forms and pictorial structures.

ParameterChant opens Friday October 30, 19:00 hrs and runs until November 28. Click for more information.

 

publication date 28-10-2015

Mercedes Azpilicueta in TENT Rotterdam

A performative video-installation by resident Mercedes Azpilicueta (AR, 1981) will be on show  during the groupshow Motion/Labour/Machinery in TENT in Rotterdam.

The exhibition critically reflects on notions concerning labour and offers open questions about the contemporary condition of 'work'. Azpilicueta will present a performative video installation focusing on the social soundscape of Rotterdam. She uses speech as medium to research how social, economical and political identities are constructed in everyday language.

The other artits who contribute to the Motion/Labour/Machinery, next to Mercedes Azpilicueta, are Doris Denekamp & Geert van Mil, Fotini Gouseti, Anne Maria Łuczak, Fran Meana, Carme Nogueira, Charlotte Schleiffert en Werker Magazine hun werk.

Motion/Labour/Machinery opens thursday, October 29, 20:00 hrs and runs until January 10. Click for more information.


 

publication date 21-10-2015

Participating residents and alumni FIAC 2015

FIAC, PARIS (FR) | 22-25 OCTOBER 2015 | WWW.FIAC.COM                                                                                   
 
RESIDENTS AND ALUMNI      
 
Mounira Al Solh – Sfeir Semler (Beirut, LB)
Carlos Amorales – kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò – Zero (Milano, IT)
Rosa Barba – Parra & Romero (Madrid/Ibiza, ES), Meyer Riegger (Berlin/Karlsruhe, DE), Gió Marconi (Milano, IT)
Yael Bartana – Capitain Petzel (Berlin, DE)
Erick Beltrán  – Labor (Mexico D.F.,  MX)
Rossella Biscotti – mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Manon de Boer  – Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
Milena Bonilla – mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Banu Cennetoglu – Rodeo (Istanbul, TR)
David Claerbout – Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Johan Creten – Perrotin (Paris, FR), Almine Rech (Brussel, BE)
Attila Csörgö – Gergor Podnar (Berlin, DE)
Jeremiah Day – Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Demand – Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE), Esther Schipper/Johnen (Berlin, DE), Matthew Marks (New York/Los Angeles, US)
Sebastian Diaz Morales – Catherine Bastide (Brussel, BE), carlier | gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Karishma D’souza – Xippas (Paris, FR)
Cevdet Erek – mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Meschac Gaba  – In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR), Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Ryan Gander – gb agency (Paris, FR), Lisson (London, GB)
Dora García – Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES), Galerie Michel Rein (Paris, FR)
Dominique Ghesquière – Valentin (Paris, FR)
David Hominal – kamel mennour (Paris, FR), Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Emre Hüner – Rodeo  (Istanbul, TR)
Runa Islam – White Cube (London, GB)
Zhana Ivanova – (Ellen de Bruijne, Amsterdam, NL)
Kan Xuan – Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Mark Kent – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Klaas Kloosterboer
– Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Irene Kopelman – Labor (Mexico, MX)
Susanne Kriemann – Raebervonstenglin (Zürich, CH)
Germaine Kruip – Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Guillaume Leblon – ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR), carlier | gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Tala Madani  – Pilar Corrias (London, GB)
Jill Magid – Labor (Mexico, MX)
David Maljković – Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE/London, GB), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Bjarne Melgaard – Krinzinger (Wien, AT), Guido W. Baudach (Berlin, DE), Gavin Brown’s Enterprise (New York, US), Thaddeus Ropac (Paris, FR)
Nathaniel Mellors – Monitor (Roma, IT)
Shahryar Nashat – Rodeo (Istanbul, TR)
Erkka Nissinen – Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Otobong Nkanga – In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR)
Katja Novitskova – Kraupa – Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin, DE)
Jacco Olivier – Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Paulina Olowska – Simon Lee (London, GB), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Gabor Ösz – Loevenbruck (Paris, FR)
Hans Op de Beeck – Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Wien, AT)
Guillaume Paris – GDM (Paris, FR)
Michael Raedecker – Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), Max Hetzler (Berlin, DE), Andrea Rosen (New York, US)
Jeroen de Rijke & Willem de Rooij – Buchholz (Berlin, DE)
Pamela Rosenkranz – Karma International (Zürich, CH), Miguel Abreu (New York, US)
Lei Saïto – GDM (Paris, FR)
Bojan Sarcević – GDM (Paris, FR)
Monika Sosnowska – Capitain Petzel (Köln, DE), Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX), The Modern Institute (Glasgow, GB)
Erik van der Weijde – Chert (Berin, DE)
Guido van der Werve – Luhring Augustine (New York, US), Monitor (Rome, IT)
 
ADVISORS
 
Stéphane Calais – GDM (Paris, FR)
Isabelle Cornaro – GDM (Paris, FR), Balice Hertling (Paris, FR), Francesca Pia (Zürich, CH)
John Kørner – Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Aernout Mik – Carlier Gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Mike Nelson – neugerriemschneider (Berlin, DE), 303 gallery (New York, US), Franco Noero (Turin, IT)
Hermann Pitz – mfc-michèle Didier (Paris, FR)                                                   
Paul Sietsema – Matthew Marks (New York, US)
 


FIAC (OFF)ICIELLE, PARIS (FR) | 21-25 OCTOBER 2015 | WWW.OFFICIELLEARTFAIR.COM                                
 
RESIDENTS AND ALUMNI      
 
Juliaan Andeweg – Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Michiel Ceulers – Nicodim (Los Angeles, US)
Peggy Franck – Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Alexandra Leykauf – Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Adrian Melis – adn (Barcelona, ES)
Amalia Pica – Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Jimmy Robert – Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Anne de Vries – Hussenot (Paris, FR)
 

JARDIN DES PLANTES 2015
 
ALUMNA
 
Otobong Nkanga, In Pursuit of Being: The Transformation (2014)
 
 
PARCOURS PRIVÉ 2015
Collection Joseph Kouli
 
ALUMNI
 
Aukje Koks
Amalia Pica
Janis Rafa
 

publication date 14-10-2015

Dina Danish wins Abraaj Group Art Prize

The Abraaj Group has chosen alumna Dina Danish (RA 09/10) as one of the three Abraaj Group Art Prize 2016 shortlisted artists. Together with the shortlisted artists there was also a winning artist duo, Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, appointed, and a curator.

The Abraaj Group Art Prize is a prestigious  prize that is awarded to artists in the Middle East, North Africa and South Asia. The awarded artists and curator win a cash prize that will be used to build a group exhibition as part of Art Dubai 2016.

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publication date 13-10-2015

Pauline Curnier Jardin at Performa 15

Resident Pauline Curnier Jardin's (FR, 1980) performance will be a part of Performa 15.

On 4, 5 and 6 November Curnier Jardin will take the public on a journey through the Renaissance via The Resurrection Plot: a series of singin tableaux vivants drawn from historic and anachronistic sources. November 10 she will give an Artist Class.

During Performa 15 there will also be work on show by alumnus Ryan Gander (RA 01/02).

Performa 15 takes place from 1-22 November in several venues through New York. Click for more information.

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 7-10-2015

Otobong Nkanga wins 2015 Yanghyun Prize

The Yanghyun Foundation awarded the 2015 Yanghyun Prize to alumna Otobong Nkanga (RA 02/03). With the prize Nkanga wins a cash prize as well as a sponsorship for an exhibition at a world renowned art museum of her own choice.

The Yanghyun Prize was established in 2008 as the first international art prize by a Korean institution. The award ceremony will take place on November 12 at The National Museum of Korea. 

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publication date 7-10-2015

Performance by Nickel van Duijvenbode in the Appel

With his reading performance, resident Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL, 1981) will be part of the public program additional to the exhibition Choses Tuées by artist duo Gerlach en Koop in the Appel arts centre.

Van Duijvenboden will compose the text, that he will recite during the readingperformance, during the last night prior to the performance. He will spend this night in the Appel exhibition space.

The readingperformance will take place on Sunday October 11 from 11:00 until 13:00. In order to attend it is requested to make a reservation via reservation@deappel.nl. Click for more information.

publication date 7-10-2015

Adrian Melis in the Appel arts centre

Resident Adrian Melis (CU, 1985) presents his work No Admittance at the Appel arts centre.

For the presentation Melis creates a space-filling installation that exists of empty wrappings and waste products. The waste material selected by Melis for the installation comes from Israëlian products that are consumated in The Netherlands. With this, he opens the dialogue concerning the political matter.

No Admittance opens on Friday October 9 and will be on show until November 1st. Click for more information.



 

 

publication date 23-9-2015

Paulina Olowska in Tate Modern

The site-specific theater performance and installation by alumna Paulina Olowska (RA 01/02) The Mother: An Unsavoury Play in Two Acts and an Epilogue will be presented for two weeks in Tate Modern as part of BMW Tate Live.

During the day, the installation functions as part of the collection and in the evening it is the set where Olowska's performance is situated.

The performance can be attended on wednesday 23 September at 19:00 and 20:00 and on friday 25 September at 22:00. The installation is on show until sunday 27 September.

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publication date 22-9-2015

Rijksakademie is looking for volunteers

During Museumnight (7 November) and RijksakademieOPEN 2015 (28 and 29 November, and preview days on 25 – 27 November) the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten will open its doors to the public. For both events we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks, such as hosting, ticket control, catering, surveillance and more.
 
Would you like to be a part of (one of) these events and at the same being able to see what is happening behind the gates of the Rijksakademie? Sign up as a volunteer via vrijwilliger@rijksakademie.nl!
 

publication date 22-9-2015

Dieuwke Spaans Stadstekenaar van Amsterdam 2015/2016

During Amsterdam Drawing 2015 alumna Dieuwke Spaans (RA 01/02) was appointed to be the new Stadstekenaar van Amsterdam (Official Draftsman of the city of Amsterdam). The title was handed over by the former official Draftsman of Amsterdam: Rijksakademie alumnus Hamid El Kanbouhi (RA 10/11).

The work by Dieuwke Spaans will be exhibited in the Amsterdam City Archive in 2016 (May-September).

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publication date 17-9-2015

First Solo Exhibition Fraser Stewart | September 19 - October 16

Rijksakademie Residents

The gallery All Together Now, based in Rotterdam, will present the first solo exhibition of Fraser Stewart (GB, 1986), titled Roofless

Roofless will show an installation of Stewart's latest body of work consisting of ceramics, etchings and sculpture. Balancing between the tragic and the humoristic Stewart exposes his artistic tools, his own physicality and narratives to the laws of physics.

Roofless opens friday September 18 at 19:00 hrs and runs until October 16.

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publication date 15-9-2015

Nominated artists for the Royal prize of Autonom Painting

Residents and alumni

Amongst the 24 nominated artists for this years Royal Award for Modern Painting are 3 Rijksakademie artists:

Eva Spierenburg (NL, 1987)
Jouni Toni (FI, 1984)
Joost Krijnen (RA 13/14)

The prize will be awarded on October 9 2015 by the Dutch king in the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. Four of the nominated artists will be chosen as winners. The Royal Award was initiated in 1871 by Willem III as royal fund and it is meant to stimulate the young talents in the discipline of painting.

This year the jury of the Royal Award consists of Gijs Frieling (RA 94/95), Hans den Hartg Jager, Nanda Janssen, Iris Kensmil, Jan van der Ploeg, Benno Tempel (chairman) and Esther Tielemans (RA 01/02).

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publication date 9-9-2015

Joost Krijnen wins The Scheffer Prize 2015

Vereniging Dordrechts Museum (VDM) chose Rijksadamie alumnus Joost Krijnen (RA 13/14) to be the winner of the Scheffer Prize: the ecouragement prize for young visual artists, that is awarded once every two years.

The prize contains the purchase of a work by the winner and a solo exhibition organized by the Dordrechts Museum. The work that will be bought will be included in the museum collection.

This year the jury was formed by Suzanne Swarts (conservator Caldic Collection), Gerrit Willems (conservator Dordrechts Museum), Theun Okkerse and Ada van de Vijver-Hobijn (visual artists) and Geesken Bloemendal (head of VDM)

The solo exhibition by Joost Krijnen will take place from October 18 until February 21.

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Joost Krijnen, The Workshop, 2014 (image from RijksakademieOPEN 2014) Joost Krijnen, The Workshop, 2014 (image from RijksakademieOPEN 2014)

publication date 8-9-2015

Book presentation: The Shape of Evidence

What is the role of the document, the archive and the museum in today's culture?

How do contemporary artists alter our perception of these phenomena?

These questions, at the heart of The Shape of Evidence will be addressed at the book presentation at the Rijksakademie in collaboration with publisher Valiz on 16th September.

With: Sophie Berrebi, (author of The Shape of Evidence), Wayne Modest (researcher & curator), Arnisa Zeqo (art historian & curator) Wendelien van Oldenborgh (artist)
Where: Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Sarphatistraat 470, 1018 GW Amsterdam
When: 16 September 2015, 20.30 h, doors open 19.45 h
Language: English
Entrance: Free
Reservation Required: please email to rsvp@valiz.nl

Click here for more information about the event.

The Shape of Evidence: Contemporary Art and the Document (2015, Amsterdam) is supported by Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds and Charema, Fonds voor Kunst en Geschiedenis

publication date 9-9-2015

Turiya Magadlela wins 2015 FNB Art Prize

Alumna Turiya Magadlela (RA 04) received the FNB Art Prize during the FNB JoburgArtFair.

Each of the 25 participating galleries at the fair, presented an artist to run for the prize.

The jury consisted of Koyo Kouoh (curator from Senegal) and Bisi Silva (curator from Nigeria). Magadlela received a cash prize and she gets the opportunity to show her work, a large-scale installation, in a dedicated space at the FNB JoburgArtFair

The fair will run until September 13. Click for more information.

publication date 3-9-2015

14th Istanbul Biennial 2015 | 5 September - 1 November

14e ISTANBUL BIENNALE: TUZLU SU SALTWATER | 5 September - 1 November, 2015 | WWW.14B.IKSV.ORG

Residents and alumni *

belit sag
Emre Hüner (RA 10/11)
Cevdet Erek (RA 05/06)
Cheng Ran (RA 13/14)
Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00
Guido van der Werve (RA 06/07)

Curator of the 14th edition of the Istanbul Biennial is Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev.

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publication date 3-9-2015

Exhibition 'Collection Waskiolty-Feldman' | 5 September - 17 October

EXHIBITION 'COLLECTION WASKIOLTY-FELDMAN' IN CINNNAMON GALLERY, ROTTERDAM, NL | 5 SEPTEMBER - 17 OCTOBER, 2015 |
WWW.CINNNAMON.COM

Residents and alumni*

Johann Arens (DE/NL, 1981)
Catherine Biocca (IT/DE, 1984)
Kareem Lotfy (EG, 1985)
Christine Moldrickx (DE, 1984)
Naimé Perrette (FR, 1989)
Lisa Reitmeier (DL, 1984)
Smi Vukovic (RA 13/14)

Cinnnamon Gallery was initiated by alumnus Pieter Dobbelsteen (RA 00/01)

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publication date 26-8-2015

National Heritage Day 2015

In the weekend of 12 en 13 September the Rijksakademie takes once again part in Open Monumentendag (National Heritage Day). This year's theme is Arts and Craft. Visitors get the opportunity to visit the Rijksakademie workshops. You are welcome to take a tour of the former Kavallerie-Kazerne (Cavalry Barracks) between 10:00 and 17:00 hrs.

publication date 25-8-2015

Solo exhibition Anne de Vries in Foam

Foam presents E_MERGE, the first solo exhibition of ex-resident Anne de Vries (RA 11/12). The exhibition will open on Thursday 27 August. The exhibition brings science, art and spirituality together and shows De Vries' quest on how digital technologies are rooted in human need to overcome limitations. Alex de Vries his work varies from two dimensional digital photography to three dimensional sculptures and media installations.

The exhibition will be on show from 27 August until November 1st.

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publication date 24-8-2015

Lecture: The Radicality of Love by Srecko Horvat

Philosopher Srecko Horvat has been described as "one of the most exciting voices of his generation." His latest books include What Does Europe Want? (Columbia University Press, 2014) co-authored with Slavoj Zizek and Welcome to the Desert of Post-Socialism: Radical Politics After Yugoslavia (Verso, 2014). Within the framework of his new book The Radicality of Love (Polity Press, 2015) the Croatian philosopher gives a lecture on Wednesday 23th September at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

Horvat considers the 21st century as a narcissistic culture in which love is missing and sex hyper inflated, due to new technologies of the self (Grindr, Tinder, online dating, etc.). He asks himself what would happen if we could stroll through the revolutionary history of the 20th century and ask the main protagonists - from Lenin to Che Guevara, from Alexandra Kollontai to Ulrike Meinhof - seemingly naïve questions about love? A century were the most radical revolutionaries like Lenin or Che were scared of the radicality of love. What is so radical about a seemingly conservative notion of love, why is it anything but conservative and why is love so surprisingly absent in our current culture? Horvat gives a possible answer to these questions.

The Radicality of Love, Srecko Horvat
Wednesday, September 23th, 20:00 hours
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

Mail reservations@rijksakademie.nl to attend the lecture. There are a limited number of places available.
 

publication date 20-8-2015

Unseen Photo Fair | 18 -20 September

UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR, AMSTERDAM, NL | 18-20 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | WWW.UNSEENAMSTERDAM.COM

Alumni *

Gwenneth Boelens - GRIMM (Amsterdam, NL)
Elspeth Diederix - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Charlotte Dumas - Andriesse Eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Ellen Kooi - TORCH (Amsterdam, NL)
Katrin Korfmann - Kopeikin Gallery (Los Angeles (CA), US)
Gabriel Lester - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Paulien Oltheten - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliëtte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Anne de Vries - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Berend Strik - Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)

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publication date 19-8-2015

Amsterdam Drawing | 17 - 20 September

AMSTERDAM DRAWING, NDSM, AMSTERDAM, NL | 17-20 SEPTEMBER, 2015 | WWW.AMSTERDAMDRAWING.NL

Residents and alumni *

Karin Arink - Witteveen Visual Art Centre (Amsterdam)
Tim Ayres - PS projectspace (Amsterdam)
Paul Beumer – Dürst Britt & Mayhew (The Hague)
Olga Chernysheva – Diehl (Berlin)
Karishma D´souza – Dapiran Art Project Space (Utrecht)
Nickel van Duijvenboden - Galerie Rianne Groen (Rotterdam)
Henri Jacobs – Galerie Bernard Jordan (Paris, Zürich, Berlin)
Hamid El Kanbouhi – Galerie Nouvelles Images (Den Haag)
Marius Lut - PS Projectspace (Amsterdam)
Joost Krijnen – Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam)
Sandro Setola – Cityscapes Gallery (Amsterdam)
Dieuwke Spaans – tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Wouter Venema – Galerie Rianne Groen (Rotterdam)

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Karishma D'souza (RA 12/13) Karishma D'souza (RA 12/13)

publication date 30-7-2015

Guest resident: Raja’a Khalid

Artist Raja’a Khalid will work as a guest resident at the Rijksakademie for a period of three months.

Raja’a Khalid (SA/PK/AE) is interested in the transnational histories of modernity. The past years she worked on a series of investigations related to the social and cultural documents of modernity projects in geographies as Arabian Gulf, Iran, Egypt, Turkey and Pakistan. She often worked from a large archive of found images, documents, sounds and texts from which she creates photographic works, videos and installations.
 
Raja’a Khalid, Desert Golf, 2014 Raja’a Khalid, Desert Golf, 2014

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.

Picture: Roy Taylor/RABK

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

Click here for more information

publication date 15-6-2015

Art Basel | 18 - 21 June

ART BASEL, BASEL (CH) | 18-21 JUNE 2015 | WWW.ARTBASEL.COM

GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Mounira Al Solh — Sfeir-Semler (Hamburg, DE)
Carlos Amorales — kurimanzutto (Mexico, MX)
Rosa Barba — Gio Marconi (Milan, IT), Meyer Riegger (Karlsruhe, DE)
Hannah van Bart — Marianne Boesky (New York, US)
Yael Bartana — Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Petzel (New York, US)
Manon de Boer — Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
David Claerbout — Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Johan Creten — Perrotin (Paris, FR)
Thomas Demand — Esther Schipper (Berlin, DE)
Malachi Farrell — Natalie Seroussi (Paris, FR)
Mounir Fatmi — Goodman (Johannesburg, ZA)
Alicia Framis — Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Meschac Gaba — Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US)
Ryan Gander — gb agency (Paris, FR), STPI (Singapore, SG)
Dora García — ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
David Hominal — kamel mennour (Paris, FR)
Carla Klein - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US)
Klaas Kloosterboer — Bob van Orsouw (Zürich, CH)
Meiro Koizumi — Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Guillaume Leblon — ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR), carlier gebauer (Berlin, DE)
David Maljkovic — Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT), Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Vienna, AT)
Bjarne Melgaard — Gavin Brown (New York, US)
Paulina Olowska — Metro Pictures (New York, US), Simon Lee (London, GB), Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim — Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US), The Approach (London, GB)
Magali Reus — The Approach (London, GB)
Willem de Rooij — Petzel (New York, US), Regen (Los Angeles, US)
Monika Sosnowska — Gisela Capitain (Cologne, DE), The Modern Institute (Glasgow, GB), kurimanzutto (Mexico, MX), Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
Fiona Tan — Frith Street (London, GB)
Koen Vermeule — Borzo (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijke van Warmerdam — Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Guido van der Werve — Luhring Augustine (New York, US)

(Visiting) Advisors

Mike Nelson — 303 (New York, US), neugeriemschneider (Berlin, DE)


UNLIMITED

John Gerrard — Thomas Dane (London, GB)
Guido van der Werve — Marc Foxx, Luhring Augustine

PARCOURS

Alicia Framis — Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)

FILM

Mounira Al Solh — Sfier-Semler (Hamburg, DE)
Kan Xuan — continua (San Gimignano, IT)



LISTE 20, BASEL (CH) | 16-21 JUNE 2015 | WWW.LISTE.CH

GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Olga Balema - Higt Art (Paris, FR)
Feiko Beckers — Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art (Amsterdam, NL)
Melanie Bonajo — Performance Project2015
Milena Bonilla — Mor Charpentier (Paris, FR)
Michiel Ceulers — Nogueras Blanchard (Barcelona/Madrid, ES)
Constant Dullaart — House of Electronic Art (Basel, CH)
Nathaniel Mellors — Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)


VOLTA 11, BASEL (CH) | 15-20 JUNE 2015 | WWW.VOLTASHOW.COM


GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Cevdet Erek — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Mounir Fatmi — ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Kristof Kintera — Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Esther Tielemans — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
 
Carla Klein, 2014, artwork at Annet Gelink Gallery Carla Klein, 2014, artwork at Annet Gelink Gallery

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.

Click here for more information.

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.


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

publication date 27-5-2015

Amsterdam Art Fair 2015


AMSTERDAM ART FAIR, AMSTERDAM, NL | 27TH — 31ST MAY, 2015 | WWW.AMSTERDAMARTFAIR.NL

Residents and alumni*


Juliaan Andeweg — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Nathan Azhderian — Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Olga Balema — Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Yael Bartana — Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Tjebbe Beekman - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukács — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Ruta Butkute - Gabriel Rolt (Amsterdam, NL)
Olga Chernysheva — Ron Lang Art (Amsterdam, NL)
Dina Danish - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Koen Doodeman - PS Projectspace (Amsterdam, NL)
Charlotte Dumas - Andriesse Eyck (Amstedam, NL)
Jakup Ferri - Andriesse Eyck (Amstedam, NL)
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Michaela Frühwirth — Boetzelaer | Nispen (Amsterdam, NL)
Meschac Gaba — Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Inti Hernandez — Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijn van Kreij - Andriesse Eyck (Amstedam, NL)
Joost Krijnen — Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Gabriel Lester — Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Alexandra Leykauf — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Jean-Baptiste Maître — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Lara de Moor — Ron Lang Art (Amsterdam, NL)
Otobong Nkanga — Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, NL)
Lisa Oppenheim — Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Oscar Pabón — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Jan van der Ploeg — Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert — Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Jimmy Robert — Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Jennifer Tee — Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Esther Tielemans — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Roland Versloot — Maurits van de Laar (Den Haag, NL)
Evi Vingerling — tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Stephen Wilks - Andriesse Eyck (Amstedam, NL)

Exhibition ‘BEELD’

Olga Balema
David Maljkovic
Esther Tielemans
Stephen Wilks


 
* This list is based on the available information on May 27, 2015 and subject to change.

 
Oscar Pabón, The Origin of the Square, 2014 Oscar Pabón, The Origin of the Square, 2014

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 30-4-2015

The Future of Art and Science Collaborations

The Waag Society organizes Friday 8 May a double lecture The Future of Art and Science Collaborations - with Jens Hauser  (film & theatre maker and visual artist) and Frank Theys (curator and writer) - at the Rijksakademie.

The evening will be the concluding event of a long-term project set out to investigate the collaborative aspects of the interactions between the arts and sciences.

The Future of Art and Science Collaborations
Friday 8 May, 19:30 hours.

Read more about the lectures and how to register to attend the event at the Waag Society.

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



LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA
9 May — 22 November 2015
www.labiennale.org



- Exhibition -

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


- National Participations -

AZERBIJAN
Vita Vitale
Jacco Olivier

BELGIUM
Personnes et les autres
James Beckett

CUBA
El artista entre la individualidad y el contexto
Olga Chernysheva

IRAN
Iranian Highlights

Mahmoud Bakhshi
The Great Game
Mahmoud Bakhshi

SERBIA
United Dead Nations
Ivan Grubanov (solo)

SWITZERLAND
Our Product
Pamela Rosenkranz (solo)

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

1ST RESEARCH PAVILION
Experimentality
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 9-4-2015

Art Brussels

 
ART BRUSSELS, BRUSSELS, BE| 25-27 APRIL 2015 | WWW.ARTBRUSSELS.COM                                                 
 
GALLERIES
 
Residents and alumni
 
Pim Blokker – Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Johan Creten – Transit (Mechelen, BE), Almine Rech (Brussels, BE)
Folkert de Jong – James Cohan (New York (NY), US)
Constant Dullaart – Carroll/Fletcher (London, GB)
Mary Evans - Tiwani Contemporary (London, GB)
Mounir Fatmi – ADN (Barcelona, ES), Keitelman (Brussels, BE)
Peggy Franck – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Tina Gillen – Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, LU)
Aukje Koks – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip – G262 Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerpen, BE)
Alexander Lieck – Joseph Tang (Paris, FR)
David Maljkovic – Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT)
Valérie Mannaerts – Bernier | Eliades (Athens, FR)
Adrian Melis – ADN (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck – Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL), Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Maarten Overdijk – Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Amalia Pica – Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud – Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Raat – Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Berend Strik – Stéphane Simoens (Knokke, BE)
Jay Tan – TRAPÉZ, Budapest, HU)
Mathilde ter Heijne - Waterside Contemporary (London, GB)
Stefanos Tsivopoulos – Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
Andy Wauman – Deweer (Otegem, BE)
 
Advisors
 
Narcisse Tordoir – Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
 
ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME
 
I see a Landscape (2004-2015), ongoing performance by Germaine Kruip at Art Brussels, 24 – 27 April
 
120 Minutes, performative sculpture, presented at Art Brussels 2015 in the shape of an exhibition project created by the artists Frank Koolen and Lieven Segers
Participants (a.o.) Pim Blokker, Voebe de Gruyter, Gijs Frieling, Marius Lut, Ola Vasiljeva, Sarah Verbeek.
 

publication date 9-4-2015

Art Cologne

ART COLOGNE, COLOGNE, DE| 16-19 APRIL 2015 | WWW.ARTCOLOGNE.DE

GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Gwenneth Boelens - KLEMM’s (Berlin, DE)
Miriam Böhm — Wentrup (Berlin, DE)
Thomas Demand — Helga de Alvear (Madrid, ES), Niels Borch Jensen (Berlin, DE), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE/London, GB)
Cevdet Erek — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Mounir Fatmi — Conrads (Düsseldorf, DE)
Tina Gillen — Nosbaum Reding (Luxembourg, LU)
Marijn van Kreij — Andriesse Eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Bjarme Melgaard — Forsblom (Helsinki, FI)
Katja Novitskova — Kraupa Tuskany-Zeidler (Berlin, DE)
Lisa Oppenheim — Helga Maria Klosterfelde Edition (Berlin/Hamburg, DE)
Vincent Olinet — Laurent Godin (Paris, FR)
Paulina Olowska — Buchholz (Cologne, DE)
Michael Raedecker — Hauser & Wirth (Berlin, DE/London, GB)
De Rijke de Rooij — Buchholz (Cologne, DE)
Willem de Rooij — Buchholz (Cologne, DE)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo — tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Dieuwke Spaans — tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Koen Vermeule — BORZO (Amsterdam, NL)

Advisors

John Kørner — Bo Bjerggaard (Copenhagen, DK)
 

publication date 2-4-2015

Blame It on the Algorithm

As part of her guest residency at the Rijksakademie guest resident Kari Altmann organizes on Wednesday April 8th at 20:00 hours a discussion on the growing importance of using, rejecting, or contending with algorithms, including in the creation of her own work. Altmann examines the growing extent to which algorithms and big data are increasingly becoming more important in various fields. She invites prof. Dr. Bettina Speckmann, full professor Applied Geometric Algorithms at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Eindhoven and David Wightman, musician, for a discussion about the science, tactics, and feelings of creating content in an algorithmically linked environment.

The conversation will be moderated by curator Melanie Buehler, curator Lunch Bytes Series.

Kari Altmann's guest residency is made possible by Theodora Niemeijer Art and Science Fellowship.


Blame it on the algorithm:
April 8th, 20:00 hours
Speakers:
Kari Altmann, guest resident Rijksakademie, the founder of R-U-In?S and Garden Club
prof. dr. Bettina Speckmann, , full professor of Applied Geometric Algorithms at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science, University of Technology Eindhoven
David Wightman, Ph.D. in Musical Composition, DJ GC and member of Sxorpia and Extreme Animals, former lecturer at UCSD


Mail zaza.versteeg@rijksakademie.nl to attend the discussion. There are a limited number of places available.
 
 

publication date 23-3-2015

Alumna Crystal Z. Campbell final presentation 3Package Deal

Amsterdam Fonds voor de Kunst and Bureau Broedplaatsen present April 2nd final presentation of the 3Package Deal 2013 candidates. Rijksakademie alumna Crystal Z. Campbell is one of the five candidates. She was selected by a coalition that is formed by Rijksakademie van beelende kunsten, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstverein. Campbell was one year supported with a working budget, accommodation and guidance of the involved art institutions. Crystal Z. Campbell moves with her politically tinged work on the borderline between art and science.

The presentation is: April 2nd, 15:00 hrs, Compagnietheater, Kloveniersburgwal 50, Amsterdam.

publication date 17-3-2015

Art Dubai

ART DUBAI
18-03 / 21-03 2015
www.artdubai.ae

Mounira Al Solh — Sfeir Semler (Hamburg, DE / Beirut, LB)
Carlos Amorales - kurimanzutto (Mexico, MX)
Noor Ali Chagani - Leila Heller Gallery (New York (NY), US)
Cevdet Erek - mor charpentier (Paris, FR / Bogota, CO)
Firoz Mahmud — Ota Fine Arts (Tokyo, JP / Singapore, SG)
Otobong Nkanga - In Situ - Fabienne Leclerq (Paris, FR)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Praneet Soi - Experimenter (Kolkata, IN)
 

publication date 5-3-2015

Resident Alex Farrars book De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014

Resident Alex Farrars boek The 'Suit'is one of the De Best Verzorgde Boeken 2014. Annually a selection commission picks the best designed books. The 'Suit' analyzes a years-long peformance by Farrar. The book is designed by Linda Beumer and Barbara Iwanicka.

For more information here.

publication date 17-3-2015

Guests, Harald den Breejen and Noor Nuyten

Artists Harald den Breejen (Rijksakademie resident 09/10) and Noor Nuyten will be working at the Rijksakademie for a short period. They developed a primarily online interactive platform and network that enables artists and scientists to find collaboration partners more easily and enhance collaboration between artists and scientists, as well as to show the variety of collaborative work to a wider audience.

During their stay they hope to further develop their project through engaging with the work, ideas, and feedback of the residents as well as advisors and other guests; working towards an official launch of the project later in the year.
 

publication date 5-3-2015

Many alumni and residents nominated Prix de Rome 2015

Many alumni and residents are nominated for the Prix de Rome 2015. In April four artists will be selected.

Nominated Rijksakademie alumni and residents:

Marcel van den Berg, Maze de Boer, Shigeo Arikawa, Ruta Butkute, Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Dina Danish, Zachary Formwalt, Peggy Franck, Lotte Geeven, Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Roderick Hietbrink, Sharon Houkema, Jean-Baptiste Maitre, Alberto De Michele, Erkka Nissinen, Femmy Otten, Maarten Overdijk, Magali Reus, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Nicoline Timmer, Miko Veldkamp, Evi Vingerling, Dan Walwin.

More information here.

publication date 5-3-2015

Alumnus Ahmet Ögüt solo show Van Abbemuseum

Ex resident Ahmet Öğüt (RA 07/08) opens show Forward! at Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven. Öğüt’s practice, which always responds to a specific socio-political context (often, but less and less restricted to, his native Turkey or the Netherlands where he has been based for the past several years) and which deploys the poetic to the pedagogical makes a case for the necessity of speaking to politics through art in multivalent forms.

Runs: March 7th - June 14th 2015
For more information here.

publication date 16-2-2015

Researching the library

In the magazine lounge, the Theory Workshop regularly presents a selection taken from the special collections of the Rijksakademie under the header Researching the Library.

The current presentation presents Japanese pattern books with woodcuts. The centuries-old wave pattern is the underlying theme that brings old and new works together. The presentation was created in cooperation with Hetty Huisman of VOID editions.

Opening hours of the library and the magazine lounge: Wednesday to Friday from 11:00 to 17:00 hours.

publication date 12-2-2015

ARCO Madrid 25 Februari - 1 March


ARCOmadrid, MADRID, ES | 25 FEBRUARY — 1 MARCH 2015 | WWW.IFEMA.ES/ARCOMADRID_06

Residents and alumni


Rosa Barba — Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Erick Beltrán — Joan Prats (Barcelona, ES)
Otto Berchem — Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Gwenneth Boelens - KLEMM’s (Berlin, DE)
Michiel Ceulers — NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
Sebastián Diaz Morales — Galería Pepe Cobo (Lima, PE)
Constant Dullaart — Future Gallery (Berlin, DE)
Armen Eloyan — Tim van Laere (Antwerp, BE)
Cevdet Erek — Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Mounir Fatmi — ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Alicia Framis — Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES),
Ryan Gander — gb agency (Paris, FR)
Dora García — Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Rubén Grilo — Future Gallery (Berlin, DE)
Carlos Irijalba — Juan Silió (Santander, ES), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, ES)
Folkert de Jong - Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES/ Mexico, MX)
Germaine Kruip — Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Guillaume Leblon - carlier|gebauer (Berlijn, DE)
Pere Llobera - F2 Galería (Madrid, ES)
Adrian Melis — ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Otobong Nkanga - In situ / Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR)
Hans Op de Beeck — Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Ola Vasiljeva — Antoine Levi (Paris, FR)
Richard Venlet — Estrany de la Mota (Barcelona, ES)
Edwin Zwakman— Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)

 

publication date 3-2-2015

Art Rotterdam 5 - 8 February

Art Rotterdam

Residents and alumni

Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Karin Arink - RAM (Rotterdam, NL)
Danielle van Ark - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Olga Balema - Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Yael Bartana - Annet Gelink Gallery (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Feiko Beckers - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) joint booth project with Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Tjebbe Beekman - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Céline Berger - Division of Labour (Worcester, GB) - New Art Section
Pim Blokker - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) joint booth project with Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Gwenneth Boelens - GRIMM Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)
Tudor Bratu - Joey Ramone (Rotterdam, NL)
Crystal Z Campbell - Van Zijll Langhout (Amsterdam, NL) - New Art Section
Dina Danish - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH) joint booth project with Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse eyck galerie (Amsterdam, NL)
Armen Eloyan - Upstream Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)
Peggy Franck - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Dora García - Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Voebe de Gruyter - Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam, NL)
Jasper Hagenaar - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) joint booth project with Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Rumiko Hagiwara - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) joint booth project with Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Hamza Halloubi - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Arjan van Helmond - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Henri Jacobs - Maurits van de Laar (Den Haag, NL)
Folkert de Jong - Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Krištof Kintera - D+T Project Gallery (Brussel, BE) - New Art Section
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Marijn van Kreij - andriesse eyck galerie (Amsterdam, NL) Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH) joint booth project with Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip - Sofie Van de Velde (Antwerpen, BE)
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Aditya Mandayam - Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam, NL)
Nathaniel Mellors - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Jurriaan Molenaar - BORZO modern & contemporary art (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)
Maarten Overdijk - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) joint booth project with Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Oscar Abraham Pabón - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH) joint booth project with Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Jan van der Ploeg - SNAP projects (Lyon, FR)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Michael Raedecker - GRIMM Gallery (Amsterdam, NL)
Janis Rafa - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL) - Projections
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Dieuwke Spaans - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam, NL)
Fraser Stewart - Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam, NL) - Intersections
Jay Tan - TRAPÉZ (Budapest, HU)
Jennifer Tee - Galerie Fons Welters (Amsterdam, NL)
Derk Thijs - Galerie Onrust (Amsterdam, NL)
Esther Tielemans - Akinci (Amsterdam, NL)
Reinaart Vanhoe - MER Station 9 (Gent, BE) - Intersections
Wouter Venema - Rianne Groen (Rotterdam, NL) - New Art Section
Evi Vingerling - Kristof de Clerq gallery (Gent, BE)
Marijke van Warmerdam - Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam, NL)

ALSO IN THE VAN NELLEFABRIEK:

We like Art @ Art Rotterdam 2015 

Residents and alumni

Danielle van Ark, Tjebbe Beekman, Elspeth Diederix, Willehad Eilers, Marnix Goossens, Annette Palstra, Marjolein Rothman, Iris Le Rütte, Patricia Spoelder, Berend Strik, Fiona Tan, Jennifer Tee, Miko Veldkamp


SCHIEHAL H (At the entrance of the Van Nellefabriek) | DordtYart

Alumni

Stéphane Cauchy, Karen Sargsyan, Giny Vos

 

publication date 2-2-2015

Alumnus Jakrawal Nilthamrong wins Hivos Tiger Awards 2015

Alumnus Jakrawal Nilthamrong (RA 07/08) is one of the three winners of the Hivos Tiger Awards 2015. His movie Vanishing Point received the award including €15.000 during the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

Vanishing Point is a serious film about complex issues (including a dramatic car crash), presented in a light, playful way. The film follows two very different men, each of whom changes his life in his own way.

The jury consisted of renowned filmmakers and produces: Rolf de Heer, Ichiyama Shozo, Maja Miloš, José María Prado Garcia and Johanna ter Steege.

Find more information here.

 
Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Vanishing Point, still shot, 2015. Jakrawal Nilthamrong, Vanishing Point, still shot, 2015.

publication date 30-1-2015

Kajsa Ollengren opens residency year 2015

Kajsa Ollongren, deputy mayor and councillor Culture Amsterdam, welcomes the artists of the Rijksakademie at the Rijksakademie residency 2015. In her opening speech she labeled the artists as cultural ambassadors of Amsterdam.

A quote from her speech:

It is clear to me how important it is to have a world class academy here in Amsterdam that hosts talents from all over the world, that can experience and learn here in Amsterdam. With its two year residency the Rijksakademie continues to create new generations of future top artists.

Many former residents of the Rijksakademie are known worldwide now and luckily a lot of them stay connected to Amsterdam. Sometimes they stay here, sometimes they leave. But they never leave their experience. They always take it with them and it is reflected in their work.


Gaston Meskens, philosopher, nuclear physicist and artist, emphasized in his keynote speech reflexivity as art activism that art is more relevant than ever.

Rijksakademie Residency
The Rijksakademie offers residencies to around fifty artists (for one year, with year extension). Every year the Rijksakademie selects from circa 1500 applications around 25 artists who are invited to focus on research, experimentation and development of new work.

All resident artists have their own page on the Rijksakademie website.
Kajsa Ollongren deputy mayor and councillor Culture Amsterdam and director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK) Kajsa Ollongren deputy mayor and councillor Culture Amsterdam and director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK)

publication date 27-1-2015

ruangrupa receives artistic leadership Sonsbeek exhibition 2016

The Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa received the artistic leadership of the Sonsbeek exhibition 2016 in Arnhem. Alumnus Ade Darmawan (RA 98/99) is the director of ruangrupa. The artist collective were unanimously chosen by an international committee. The 11th edition will take place on June 4th 2016.

Find information about ruangrupa here.

publication date 22-1-2015

Stedelijk Museum acquired work by alumni

Stedelijk Museum acquired two works by Rijksakademie alumni Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács (RA 07/08) and Elspeth Diederix (RA 98/99) to the collection.

The works are part of the current exhibition On The Move. Storytelling in Contemporary Photography and Graphic Design. The show examines how photographers are increasingly exploring new ways of storytelling made possible by technological advances.

Check the site for more information.

The show runs until: Sunday February 22th.
Location: Museumplein 10, Amsterdam.
 
Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukacs, The Past Future. Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukacs, The Past Future.

publication date 22-1-2015

Several alumni acquired by collection De Nederlandsche Bank

De Nederlandsche Bank acquired in the year 2014 several work by Rijksakademie alumni. The work is currently on view in the exhibition space of De Nederlandsche Bank in Amsterdam. Work by both emerging and established artists has been added to the collection.

Rijksakademie alumni:
Danielle van Ark (RA 12/13)
Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06)
Jean-Baptiste Maître (RA 09/10)
Florian Quistrebert (RA 12/13)
Berend Strik (RA 85/88)
Jennifer Tee (RA 00/01)
Derk Thijs (RA 09/10)
Roy Villevoye (RA 79/84)

The exhibition runs until: Friday February 13th.
Location: Westeinde 1, Amsterdam. On weekdays by appointment.
 
Daniëlle van Ark, Untitled, 2014. Daniëlle van Ark, Untitled, 2014.

publication date 20-1-2015

International Film Festival Rotterdam presents films Rijksakademie alumni

International Film Festival Rotterdam screens work by many former residents on several locations in Rotterdam.

Jakrawal Nilthamrong (RA 07/08) is nominated for the Hivos Tiger Awards Competition. The three winners in this competition receive a prize of 15,000 euro.
Melanie Bonajo (RA 09/10), Roy Villevoye (RA 79/84), Nina Yuen (RA 08/09) are nominated in the category Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films.

The full list of ex-residents presented during the film fesitval:

Mounira Al Solh (RA 07/08), Now Eat My Script, 2014.
Manon de Boer (RA 90/92) met George van Dam, sequenza, 2014.
Melanie Bonajo (RA 09/10), Night Soil — Fake Paradise, 2014.
Jakrawal Nilthamrong (RA 07/08), Vanishing Point, 2015.
Pablo Pijnappel (RA 06/07), Lucas, 2013.
Janis Rafa (RA 13/14), Requiem to a Shipwreck, 2014.
Roy Villevoye (RA 79/84), Voice-Over, 2015.
Nina Yuen (RA 08/09), Raymond, 2014.

The festival runs from January 21 - February 1 in Rotterdam

For more information: www.iffr.com/en/
Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil – Fake Paradise, 2014. Melanie Bonajo, Night Soil – Fake Paradise, 2014.

publication date 12-1-2015

Arrival new resident artists

We kick-off the new year with welcoming 20 new resident artists at the Rijksakademie:

Juliaan Andeweg (NL), Josefin Arnell (SE/NL), Mercedes Azpilicueta (IT/AR/NL), Pauline Curnier Jardin (FR), Koen Doodeman (NL), Alex Farrar (GB/NL), Marije Gertenbach (NL), Margaret Haines (CA/US), Hamza Halloubi (MA), Tamar Harpaz (IL/US), Kareem Lotfy (EG/NL), Christine Moldrickx (DE), Matthijs Munnik (NL), Thierry Oussou (BJ), Noah Ryu (KR), Eva Spierenburg (NL), Dit-Cilinn Sundqvist (SE/TH), Robbert Weide (NL), Geo Wyeth (US) and Aimée Zito Lema (NL/AR).

They will join the artists who start their second residency year.
 

publication date 12-1-2015

New advisors

Three new advisors will join the Rijksakademie.
Advisors are artists, curators, theorists and scientists who visit the Rijksakademie on a regular basis and visit the resident artists in their studios. 

We will introduce the advisors below:

The work of Isabelle Cornaro (1974, FR) evinces an interest in the way our perspectives are historically and culturally determined. Due to her training as an art historian specialised in 16th- and 17th-century Western art, her visual language is strongly associated with the forms and compositions of the past, ranging from Baroque and Classicism to Modernist abstraction.

In her installations, casts and films, Cornaro plays with the possible meanings of everyday implements and artistic objects by placing them in a new context. Just like in the composition of a classical painting, she groups the objects around a specific theme or arranges them according to size, lines of perspective, light and shadow effects, etc. This profoundly questions our perception of the objects and of her work.

Sohrab Mohebbi (1981, IR) is a curator and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York, and is a co-founder of Bureau des Services sans Spécificité, Geneva. He was the 2010 curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum of Art, NY and curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Currently, he is assistant curator at REDCAT, Los Angeles. He is the founder of the blog Presence Documents, and he is a founding member of 127 band, Tehran.

Paul Sietsema (1968, US) uses photographs and other objects that reference specific bodies of knowledge as starting points for his carefully crafted drawings and sculptures, which he then films. His films arrange and compare the original images and objects–and the ideas, information and knowledge associated with them–in ways that combine with the artist's practice of working in different media at each stage of his projects to explore how imagery and material affect our understanding of culture and history.


Please find an overview of all advisors related to the Rijksakademie residency here.

publication date 23-12-2014

Call for applications Rijksakademie Residency 2016 from 1 January - 1 February

The Rijksakademie offers residencies to emerging professional artists from both the Netherlands and abroad 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 a team of interdisciplinary technical specialists in well-equipped technical workshops.

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.

Application
Every year, about 25 studios become available. The residency lasts one year and can be extended to two. Application for Residency 2016 is open from January 1st until February 1st by completing the online form.

More information on the application procedure.


image: Experimental Jetset

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 1-12-2014

Marvelous RijksakademieOPEN 2014

RijksakademieOPEN 2014 is a wrap! A weekend with 63 artists presentations, 9 scheduled film screenings, 8 performances, 28 guided tours, 7.5 hours of live radio, 55 volunteers and 7,000 visitors.

On Facebook and Instagram you can find many photos. The broadcasts of the Rijksakademie Radio are available here.

Rijksakademie thanks
Thanks to all volunteers for their time and energy during the weekend, without them we would not have been able to receive the visitors this well.

The Rijksakademie is proud and pleased to receive the support for RijksakademieOPEN of main sponsor Rabobank, Fonds 21, VSBfonds, K.F. Hein Fonds, the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Stichting Amsterdamsche Fonds 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.
 
photo: Roy Taylor photo: Roy Taylor photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron Studio of Mehraneh Atashi. Photo: Roy Taylor Studio of Mehraneh Atashi. Photo: Roy Taylor

publication date 2-12-2014

Amsterdam Art Weekend during RijksakademieOPEN

Amsterdam Art Weekend has again grown larger this year. The public - clearly recognizable by the purple program booklets - spread across the city to view exhibitions and attend lectures, performances and film screenings in galleries, museums and institutions in the city.

This looks very promising for the 2015 edition!
Photo: Timo Adema Photo: Timo Adema

publication date 28-11-2014

Rijksakademie Radio

For the first time, there was live radio broadcasted from the Rijksakademie during RijksakademieOPEN. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday, there was a varied program with readings by artists, music, interviews and reports.

The broadcasts could be listened to live, and were also broadcasted on Red Light Radio and This is Tomorrow.

The recorded broadcasts of Rijksakademie Radio can be listened to here.
 
Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron Photo: Tomek Dersu Aaron

publication date 27-11-2014

Official opening RijksakademieOPEN by Beatrix Ruf

New director of the Stedelijk Museum emphasized the important role of the Rijksakademie for artist development

Beatrix Ruf officially opened RijksakademieOPEN 2014. In her opening speech the new director of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam emphasized how important - and how special - it is that the Rijksakademie gives time and space to artists to experiment and develop their work.

Beatrix Ruf: “I was impressed last time to see the workshops. [..]They’re almost like scientific labs where people are able to experiment and test things out. In a world where everything is directed to an immediate product, there is no time or funds to experiment. No time to say, ‘yes, maybe there is failure’. I think failure in the development of an artist is a very crucial thing.

Places like this that give space and time to young thinkers and artists to develop and question their ideas are very important. They’re getting more rare so they’re becoming more of an endangered species. And have to be treasured and saved all over the world.”


Alphons Kurstjens, chairman of
the executive board Rabobank Amsterdam, emphasized in his speech the important role of the Rijksakademie for the city: “Institutions like this make the city a lively place with room for imagination, creativity and connection.“

 
Director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Beatrix Ruf and director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK) Director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam Beatrix Ruf and director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK)

publication date 27-11-2014

Dina Danish nominated for Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2015

Alumna Dina Danish (Rijksakademie 09/10) has been nominated for the oeuvreprize organised by the Volkskrant, AvroTros and Stedelijk Museum Schiedam.

Her work, and that of the other nominees, is on show from February 8 in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. The winner is chosen by the visitors, who can vote in the museum. On April 12 the winner will be announced.
Dina Danish, 'Brass Replica of Stone Age Chewing Gum', 2013 Dina Danish, 'Brass Replica of Stone Age Chewing Gum', 2013

publication date 27-11-2014

Nathaniel Mellors wins 'Contemporary Art Society's annual award'

The Contemporary Art Society's annual prize of 40,000 pounds has been given for Nathaniel Mellors' (advisor and Rijksakademie alumnus 07/08) idea for a video work set in Preston's bus station.

The work will be realized in collaboration with the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and made within the next year.
 
Nathaniel Mellors, Hippy Dialectics (Ourhouse), 2010. Photograph: ICA Nathaniel Mellors, Hippy Dialectics (Ourhouse), 2010. Photograph: ICA

publication date 25-11-2014

Final Preparations for RijksakademieOPEN 2014

Final preparations are being made for RijksakademieOPEN this weekend, 29 and 30 November.

For updates on the performance and film schedule, please check the website or RijksakademieOPEN Facebook event.

For more photographs of the preparations inside the studios, click here.
Ruta Butkute, photo by Roy Taylor Ruta Butkute, photo by Roy Taylor Shigeo Arikawa, photo by Roy Taylor Shigeo Arikawa, photo by Roy Taylor Gareth Nyandoro, photo by Roy Taylor Gareth Nyandoro, photo by Roy Taylor

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 13-11-2014

Gabriel Lester new Artist in Residence at Academy of Architecture

Gabriel Lester (Rijksakademie 99/00) has been named as the new Artist in Resident at the Academie of Architecture. The AIR program is a collaboration between several faculties of the Amsterdam School of the Arts. As resident, Lester will realise several unique educational projects.

The results of the program are published in the periodically released magazine ON AIR.

publication date 12-11-2014

Getting ready for RijksakademieOPEN

The Rijksakademie is getting ready for RijksakademieOPEN, which will be held on the weekend of the 29th and 30th of November. All 49 artists of the Rijksakademie welcome the public into their studio and present their works. In addition to the studio presentations, there is a film and performance program, there are guided tours and this year also a radio show broadcasted live from the Rijksakademie. Check the website for updates about the program: www.rijksakademie.nl/open.

We are very grateful for the support of the benefactors of RijksakademieOPEN - main sponsor Rabobank, Fonds 21, VSBfonds, K.F. Hein Fonds, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Stichting Het Amsterdamsche Fonds and Stichting 'De Gijselaar-Hintzenfonds' for the publication.
Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan

publication date 13-11-2014

Maria Barnas wins Anna Bijns Prize 2014

‎Rijksakademie‬ advisor and alumna Maria Barnas (Rijksakademie 99/00) has won the Anna Bijns Prize 2014. The prize is awarded for the best Dutch book written by a woman (and published within the past four years) and is awarded every two years.

Barnas's collection of poems, 'Jaja de oerknal' was published in 2013 and is available in the Rijksakademie library. Click here to see the opening times of the library.
 
Arbeiderspers 2013 Arbeiderspers 2013

publication date 12-11-2014

Design RijksakademieOPEN by Experimental Jetset

Experimental Jetset is responsible for the design of this year’s RijksakademieOPEN. The names of all 49 resident artists were distributed over posters, flyers and advertisement in such a way that each name occupies its own space. By stating that the artwork cannot be seen, it also explores matters such as representation and reproduction.
Image: Experimental Jetset Image: Experimental Jetset

publication date 23-10-2014

The Rijksakademie on Instagram

The Rijksakademie now has an Instagram account. Follow us to get a sneak peek at what is happening in the preparations for Museum Night and RijksakademieOPEN.

Additionally, we're posting photographs of work by residents currently in exhibitions in galleries and museums.

We can't be everywhere at one. Seen and posted photographs of work by residents? Tag us by using the hashtag #Rijksakademie!
Resident Paulien Barbas at work in the ceramics workshop. Resident Paulien Barbas at work in the ceramics workshop.

publication date 12-11-2014

Museum Beelden aan Zee presents Prix de Rome plasters in new Gipsoteca

On November 14th, the Museum Beelden aan Zee opened its new Gipsoteca by the Sea. Part of the presentation includes plasters from the collection of the Rijksakademie. These are sculptures from the first half of the 20th century created by winners of the Prix de Rome.

More about the history of the Prix de Rome can be found in the publication Prix de Rome 200 years, available from our online book shop. Up until 2013, the Prix de Rome was organized by the Rijksakademie.
l-r: Johan G. Wertheim, De verloren zoon, 1926; Daniël Cornelis Steenbergen, Franciscus van Assisi, 1938; Johan Limpers, Koré, 1940 l-r: Johan G. Wertheim, De verloren zoon, 1926; Daniël Cornelis Steenbergen, Franciscus van Assisi, 1938; Johan Limpers, Koré, 1940

publication date 6-11-2014

Artissima 7-9 November

Artissima, Turin (Italy)


Residents and alumni

Rosa Barba — Vistamare (Pescara, IT)
Rossella Biscotti — prometeogallery (Milano/Lucca, IT)
Miriam Böhm — Wentrup (Berlin, DE)
Crystal Z Campbell — Artericambi (Verona, IT)
Dina Danish — SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)
Jeremiah Day — Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL), Arcade (London, GB)
Helen Dowling — Artericambi (Verona, IT)
Mounir Fatmi — Analix Forever (Genève, CH)
Meschac Gaba — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Kan Xuan — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Guillaume Leblon — Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR)
Jean-Baptiste Maître — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
David Maljkovic — Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT)
Adrian Melis — and (Barcelona, ES)
Alice Nikitinova — Svit (Prague, CZ)
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Oscar Abraham Pabón — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Agnieszka Polska — ZAK/Branicka (Berlin, DE)
Jhafis Quintero — Sabrina Amrani (Madrid, ES), Analix Forever (Genève, CH)
Janis Rafa — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Bojan Sarcevic — Pinksummer (Genova, IT)
Stefanos Tsivopoulos — prometeogallery (Milano/Lucca, IT)
Yuasa Katsutoshi — ASPN (Leipzig, DE)
Anne de Vries — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Erik van der Weijde — Chert (Berlin, DE)

(visiting) advisors

Mike Nelson — Franco Noero (Torino, IT)

Artissima.it

publication date 6-11-2014

Museum Night success

Over one thousand people visited the studios, film program, took the crash course looking at art or one of our tours during Museum Night at the Rijksakademie. They got a glimpse of what is in store for them during RijksakademieOPEN 2014. The Museum Night wristband gives free entrance to this event.
 
We’d like to thank all volunteers for helping out. For RijksakademieOPEN we are still looking for extra volunteers. Email vrijwilliger@rijksakademie.nl for more information.
Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan

publication date 5-11-2014

Kemang Wa Lehulere winner Young Artist Prize 2015

Rijksakademie‬ resident Kemang Wa Lehulere has been named the winner in the visual arts category of the 2015 Young Artist Awards. The prize, organized by Standard Bank - South Africa, aims to promote young talent in South Africa in six different categories (dance, jazz, visual art, music, performance art, theatre).

As part of the award, Wa Lehulere’s work will make up part of the 2015 National Arts Festival main program in Grahamstown (South Africa) in July 2015.
Kemang Wa Lehulere, 'A Homeless Song', 2013. Kemang Wa Lehulere, 'A Homeless Song', 2013.

publication date 28-10-2014

Lisa Oppenheim winner Shpilman Photography Prize

Congratulations are in order to alumna Lisa Oppenheim (Rijksakademie 04/05), winner of the Shpilman Photography Prize 2014.

The prize is awarded every two years by the Israel Museum, Jerusalem. The ceremony takes place place December 16.
Lisa Oppenheim, New Photography, Installation View at Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013 Lisa Oppenheim, New Photography, Installation View at Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2013

publication date 28-10-2014

Ade Darmawan Freedom lecture online

On 23 October alumnus Ade Darmawan (Rijksakademie 98/99) gave the 7th Freedom Lecture at De Balie, Amsterdam. If you were unable to make it to the event, the entire lecture is now available online.

Darmawan’s lecture will focus on his work, ideals and vision of freedom. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with Jacqueline Hicks which will deal with how artists and communities can claim their space in the political, corporate and religious arena.

Ade Darmawan is the founder of artist's platform ruangrupa. The work of ruangrupa is closely connected to human rights issues in contemporary Indonesia. The organization focuses on involving young generation by using street and pop art within the urban and virtual space.
 
For each Freedom lecture, organized together with Amnesty International, a critical thinker gives a speech on the cause he or she is committed to. The line-up of speakers include human rights activists, defenders, writers, philosophers and artists.




 
photo by: Jan Boeve, De Balie, 2014. photo by: Jan Boeve, De Balie, 2014. photo by Jan Boeve, De Balie, 2014. photo by Jan Boeve, De Balie, 2014.

publication date 21-10-2014

FIAC, Paris | 23-26 October 2014

FIAC, PARIS (FR) | 23-26 OCTOBER 2014 |

Residents and alumni

Mounira Al Solh — Sfeir Semler (Beirut, LB)
Carlos Amorales — kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX), Yvon Lambert (Paris, FR/New York, US)
Mahmoud Bakhshi — Thaddeus Ropac (Paris, FR / Salzburg, AT)
Olga Balema — high art (Paris,FR)
Rosa Barba — Parra & Romero (Madrid/Ibiza, ES), Meyer Riegger (Berlin/Karlsruhe, DE)
Yael Bartana — Sommer contemporary Art (Tel Aviv, IL)
Erick Beltrán — Labor (Mexico D.F., MX)
Manon de Boer — Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
Milena Bonilla — mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Banu Cennetoglu — Rodeo (Istanbul, TR)
David Claerbout — Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), Yvon Lambert (Paris, FR), Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE), Johnen (Berlin, DE)
Brody Condon — On Stellar Rays (New York, US)
Johan Creten — Perrotin (Paris, FR), Almine Rech (Brussel, BE)
Dina Danish — SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)
Jeremiah Day — Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Thomas Demand — Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE), Esther Schipper, Matthew Marks (New York/Los Angeles, US), Taka Ishii (Tokyo, JP)
Sebastian Diaz Morales — Catherine Bastide, carlier | gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Cevdet Erek — mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Mounir Fatmi — Yvon Lambert (Paris, FR), Fonds Municipal d’art contemporain (Paris,FR)
Meschac Gaba — In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR), Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Ryan Gander — gb agency (Paris, FR), Johnen (Berlin, DE), Lisson (London, GB)
Dora García — Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES), Galerie Michel Rein (Paris, FR)
Dominique Ghesquière — Valentin (Paris, FR)
David Hominal — kamel mennour (Paris, FR), Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Emre Hüner — Rodeo (Istanbul, TR)
Runa Islam — White Cube (London, GB)
Zhana Ivanova — Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Mark Kent — Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Susanne Kriemann — Raebervonstenglin (Zürich, CH)
Germaine Kruip — The approach (London, GB), Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Irene Kopelman — Labor (Mexico D.F., MX)
Guillaume Leblon — ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR), carlier | gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Jill Magid — Yvon Lambert (Paris), Labor (Mexico D.F., MX)
David Maljkovic — Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE/London, GB), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Bjarne Melgaard — Krinzinger (Wien, AT), Guido W. Baudach (Berlin, DE)
Nathaniel Mellors —Monitor (Roma, IT)
Shahryar Nashat — Rodeo (Istanbul, TR)
Erkka Nissinen — Ellen de Bruijne projects (Amsterdam, NL)
Otobong Nkanga — In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR)
Katja Novitskova — Kraupa — Tuskany Zeidler (Berlin, DE)
Jacco Olivier — Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Paulina Olowska — Simon Lee (London, GB), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua (San Gimignano, IT), Krinzinger (Wien, AT)
Lisa Oppenheim — The approach (London, GB)
Gabor Ösz — Loevenbruck (Paris, FR)
Guillaume Paris — GDM (Paris, FR)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert — Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL), Crèvecoeur (Paris, FR)
Michael Raedecker — Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), Max Hetzler (Berlin, DE), Andrea Rosen (New York, US)
Magali Reus — The approach (London, GB)
Willem de Rooij — Chantal Crousel (Paris, FR)
Pamela Rosenkranz — Karma International (Zürich, CH), Miguel Abreu (New York, US)
Mathilde Rosier — Kadel Willborn (Düsseldorf, DE)
Bojan Sarcevic — GDM (Paris, FR), Stuart Shave/Modern Art (London, GB)
Monika Sosnowska — Capitain Petzel (Köln, DE), Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX)
Berend Strik — Tilton (New York, US)
Ola Vasiljeva — Antoine Levi (Paris, FR)
Antonio Vega Macotela — Labor (Mexico D.F., MX)
Helen Verhoeven — Wallspace (New York, US)
Erik van der Weijde — Florence Loewy (Paris, FR), Chert (Berin, DE)
Guido van der Werve — Luhring Augustine (New York, US), Monitor (Roma, IT)
Marijke van Warmerdam — Taka Ishii (Tokyo, JP)
Katarina Zdjelar — SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)

(Visiting) Advisors

Stéphane Calais — GDM (Paris, FR)
Aernout Mik — Carlier Gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Mike Nelson — 303 (New York, US), neugerriemschneider (Berlin, DE), Franco Noero (Torino, IT)
Hermann Pitz — mfc-michèle didier (Paris, FR)



FIAC (OFF)ICIELLE, PARIS (FR) | 22-26 OCTOBER 2014 | WWW.FIAC.COM

Residents and alumni

Peggy Franck — Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Folkert de Jong — Brand New Gallery (Milano, IT), Dukan (Paris, FR)
Amalia Pica - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL)
Janis Rafa — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)


JARDIN DES PLANTES 2014

Folkert de Jong



EXHIBITIONS IN PARIS DURING FIAC

Galerie Michel Rein • Americans in New York 3 • 20-10/22-11 • Lisa Oppenheim

Palais de Tokyo • INSIDE • 20-10/11-1-2015 • Sookoon Ang

Palais de Tokyo • INSIDE CHINA • 20-10/11-1-2015 • Cheng Ran

Palais de Tokyo • In Low resolution • 20-10/11-1-2015 • David Maljkovic (solo)

Palais de Tokyo • Lauréat du Prix Lafayette 2013 • 20-10/11-1-2015 • Shahryar Nashat (solo)
 

publication date 16-10-2014

Ade Darmawan lecture

Rijksakademie alumnus and founder of RAIN platform ruangrupa Ade Darmawan (RA 98/99) is giving the 7th Freedom Lecture at De Balie (Amsterdam). For each lecture, organized together with Amnesty International, a critical thinker gives a speech on the cause he or she is committed to. The line-up of speakers include human rights activists, defenders, writers, philosophers and artists.
 
The work of ruangrupa is closely connected to human rights issues in contemporary Indonesia. The organization focuses on involving young generation by using street and pop art within the urban and virtual space.
 
Darmawan’s lecture will focus on his work, ideals and vision of freedom. Afterwards, there will be a panel discussion with Jacqueline Hicks which will deal with how artists and communities can claim their space in the political, corporate and religious arena.

Click here for tickets and more information.
Ade Darmawan Ade Darmawan

publication date 15-10-2014

Guest resident Cristiana De Marchi

Cristiana De Marchi is a guest resident at the Rijksakademie until October 24. In her work writer and artist De Marchi explores issues related to verbalization and translation, to the correspondence between physical and nominal dimensions. She works in different media such as performance, video, and installations of embroidered objects and tapestries.

By using a monochrome palette, De Marchi is able to draw attention to the issues of conflict regions with a subtlety  that forces the viewer to look closer and for a longer amount of time. During her time at the Rijksakademie she has been working with Braille as a vehicle to translate constitutional texts into a different code. Thinking through the creation of this illegibility about the actual negligence and violations of those same fundamental rights. One of the projects she has been working on during her guest residency is using the same technique working on the statutes and activity of the International Criminal Court and Special Tribunal for Lebanon, both set in the Netherlands, under international premises.
 
Cristiana De Marchi, 2014 Cristiana De Marchi, 2014 Cristiana De Marchi, 2014 Cristiana De Marchi, 2014 Photo: Amelie de Haan Photo: Amelie de Haan

publication date 23-9-2014

Museum Night 2014 at the Rijksakademie

This year the Rijksakademie is once again participating in Amsterdam Museum Night with an evening filled with events on November 1. The Rijksakademie is open from 19:00 until 2:00.


Crash course looking at art
> 4x:  20.00, 21.00, 22.00, 23.00 <
Learn in a master class how you can view an artwork and form your own opinion.

Hard hat tours
> depart every hour from 19.45 <
The whole night tours are given that allow you to go to parts of the building where other visitors can’t. You’ll discover what makes up this artist space.

Studio tours
> 21.15, 22.15, 23.15 <
Artists of the Rijksakademie will take you to their own studios.
21.15 Marcel van den Berg
22.15 Ehsan Ul Haq
23.15 Masha Ru

Open studios
> continuous <
Get the unique opportunity to enter the domain of the artist and see how he or she works.
 
Presentation Janis Rafa
> continuous <
In the project space, Janis Rafa presents a videowork.       
           
Artist films
> continuous <
15 artists of the Rijksakademie show their video work. Relax, drink a beer and let yourself be surprised.

Drinks, food, music
> continuous <
Spicy cocktails, tantalizing dishes and rugged beats.



Buy your tickets here and make sure to have a look at the Facebook event.
Photo: Ernst van Deursen Photo: Ernst van Deursen

publication date 23-9-2014

Assist us at RijksakademieOPEN

The Rijksakademie is looking for volunteers to help during RijksakademieOPEN (29 and 30 November with preview days from 26 to 28 November). During this event we can use help with welcoming the public.
 
Duties will include the following: welcoming the public, checking tickets, studio attending, cloakroom, bar, flyers and much more.
 
Are you interested in making a valuable contribution to this dynamic event? Then sign up for the volunteer group of the Rijksakademie via vrijwilliger@rijksakademie.nl

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

publication date 25-9-2014

Esther Tielemans winner Wolvecampprijs 2014

We would like to congratulate alumna Esther Tielemans (RA 01/02), winner of the Wolvecampprijs 2014. The other two nominees, also alumni of the Rijksakademie are Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti (RA 06/07) and Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06). The Wolvecampprijs, organized by HeArtpool, is a biannual prize for artists under 40 based in the Netherlands and consists of a cash prize, solo exhibition and contribution to a monograph.
Image: Esther Tielemans, Meticulously choreographed panels 1, 2012. Image: Esther Tielemans, Meticulously choreographed panels 1, 2012.

publication date 25-9-2014

ArtInternational Istanbul 2014

ArtInternational Istanbul
26 - 28 September 2014
http://istanbulartinternational.com/

alumni:
Banu Cennetoglu (RA 02/03) - Rodeo
Emre Hüner (RA 10/11) - Rodeo
Hans Op de Beeck (RA 98/99) - Krinzinger
Fahrettin Örenli (RA 00/01) - Galeri Manâ

Additionally, Persijn Broersen & Margite Lukács’ (Rodeo, RA 07/08) film ‘Beyond Sunset & Sunrise’ from 2013 is also part of the screening program during the fair.

 

publication date 17-9-2014

Researching the library

With small presentations in the vitrines of the reading room the Rijksakademie library will highlight some parts or titles from its diverse book collection. This can take any form—cooperation with other institutions, artist talks, small discussions—and will have a variety of themes.

In the coming period we will take the collection of Japanese woodblock pattern books printed around 1900 as a starting point. Taking different angles into account we hope to generate more in-depth knowledge, but, above all, want to take this opportunity to show the prints.

From today, September 17th, the presentation focuses on the relation between text and image. The woodblock prints are accompanied by works by Takeo Hanazawa, lent to us by Junko Shimada, Tokyo, and the collection Huisman-Jurriëns.

You are most welcome to visit during the opening times of the library and share your thoughts and knowledge with us.

Opening times: Wed-Fri, 11.00-17.00
 
Takeo Hanazawa, 'Revolution will not be televised', 2011. Takeo Hanazawa, 'Revolution will not be televised', 2011. Japanese Woodblock print book. Japanese Woodblock print book.

publication date 16-9-2014

National Heritage Weekend 2014 success

In the weekend of 13 and 14 September, the Rijksakademie took part in the National Heritage Days 2014. The weekend was a success with 925 visitors.

Apart from the building, which had the central role during the guided tours, there was also an exhibition with works from the Rijksakademie collections by Prix de Rome winners and Rijksakademie alumni.
 
Photograph: Sandra Felten Photograph: Sandra Felten Photograph: Amelie de Haan Photograph: Amelie de Haan

publication date 16-9-2014

Unseen Photo Fair

On the 18th of September Unseen Photo Fair opens to the public at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. Works by several alumni will be shown and a number of them are part of this year’s ‘Unseen Premieres’; showing work that hasn’t been shown previously in a  gallery, institution, or online.

The Rijksakademie alumni exhibiting are:
Danielle van Ark (RA 12/13) – Seelevel Gallery
Charlotte Dumas (RA 01) – Galerie Paul Andriesse
Miklos Gaál (RA 08) – Wagner + Partner
Lucia Nimcova (RA 07/08)– Krokus Galeria
Paulien Oltheten (RA 05/06) – Galerie Fons Welters
Berend Strik – Galerie Fons Welters
Lisa Oppenheim (RA 04/05) – Juliètte Jongma
 
From 18-21 September
For more information, visit the Unseen Photo Fair website.
 
Photograph:  Berend Strik, 'Decipher The Artist’s Mind, Open End (Studio Desiree Dolron)', 2014 Photograph: Berend Strik, 'Decipher The Artist’s Mind, Open End (Studio Desiree Dolron)', 2014

publication date 8-9-2014

Nominees Royal Award for Modern Painting 2014

One alumni and two 2015 residents have been nominated for the Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst 2014 (Royal Award for Modern Painting). Jeffrey Dunsbergen (Rijksakademie 11/12), Koen Doodeman and Eva Spierenburg each stand a chance of winning one of the four awards. The award, which was instituted in 1871, is meant to stimulate encourage young painters in the Netherlands. The award ceremony takes place October 10 2014 in Amsterdam; the exhibition with works by the winners opens 11 October.


 
Jeffrey Dunsbergen,  '16mm # 3', 60 x 80 cm., acrylic on canvas, 2012 Jeffrey Dunsbergen, '16mm # 3', 60 x 80 cm., acrylic on canvas, 2012

publication date 27-8-2014

stedelijk|forum at Rijksakademie September 5

Interview Rayyane Tabet by Beirut


September 5, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Public interview with Lebanese artist Rayyane Tabet, conducted by the curators of independent art space Beirut (Cairo).
 
On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Trouw Invites… Beirut, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, the Stedelijk Museum and TrouwAmsterdam are proud to present a public interview with artist Rayyane Tabet (1983, Ashqout). The interview will be conducted by curators Antonia Alampi, Jens Maier-Rothe and Sarah Rifky. Together they form the curatorial team of Beirut, an independent art space based in Cairo that has gained international recognition for its engaging and cutting-edge programs and exhibitions.
 
As an homage to the history and building of club Trouw – January 3, 2015, was recently announced as the club’s closing date – the Stedelijk Museum and TrouwAmsterdam organize the exhibition series Trouw Invites… Three international art institutions are invited to curate the basement space of TrouwAmsterdam: Palais de Tokyo (Paris), Beirut (Cairo) and the New Museum (New York).
 
For this second installment of the series, which opens on September 4 at TrouwAmsterdam, Beirut has invited Tabet to create a new installation. Beirut’s curators, Antonia Alampi, Jens Maier-Rothe, and Sarah Rifky, are working with the artist to develop the new installation Here Today Gone Tomorrow (2014), which explores the various layers of history that are associated with the Trouw building and name. During the interview, Tabet will elaborate on the new installation piece he has produced, and relate it to the questions and themes that play a role in his artistic practice and thinking.
 
For more information about the exhibition and the work of artist Rayyane Tabet, please click here.

Location: Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Sarphatistraat 470
Language: English
Entrance: Free entrance
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to reservations@stedelijk.nl, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the program you want to attend.
 

publication date 28-8-2014

Alumnus Meiro Koizumi visits Rijksakademie

This week alumnus Meiro Koizumi (RA 05/06) visited the Rijksakademie to talk about his films and see some of the resident artists’ work. Koizumi showed several performances made in Japan after his residency. His work focuses on the interactions between private and public domains. His performances focus and enlarge the moment when a situation gets out of control, becomes embarrassing or breaks social rules.

For more information about the work of Meiro Koizumi, please click here.
 
Meiro Koizumi, ‘Portrait of a Young Samurai’, 2008, film still. Meiro Koizumi, ‘Portrait of a Young Samurai’, 2008, film still.

publication date 21-8-2014

National Heritage Days 2014

This year the Rijksakademie opens its doors on 13 and 14 September during the National Heritage Days. Learn more about the old cavalry barracks and view the exhibition around the National Heritage Days theme ‘Travel’ showing works by Prix de Rome winners and Rijksakademie alumni. There will be guided tours throughout the day.
 
13 and 14 September, 10am until 5pm
Free entrance
 
Photo: Roy Taylor Photo: Roy Taylor

publication date 25-8-2014

Overview exhibitions in Amsterdam in September

Eight Amsterdam based galeries will start the new season on September 6th with (solo) exhibitions by Rijksakademie artists: *

Jeanine Hofland contemporary art
Maarten Overdijk (solo) - Trial blank, printer’s proof, canceled plate
6-9/11-10

Annet Gelink
Yael Bartana (solo) - True Finn
Meiro Koizumi, David Maljkovic - Amsterdam Drawiong Extended (in The Bakery)
6-9/18-10

Martin van Zomeren
Anne de Vries (solo) - The Oil We Eat
6-9/4-10

Galerie Fons Welters
Olga Balema, Folkert de Jong - Affinities #1
6-9/4-10

Stigter van Doesburg
Elspeth Diederix (solo)
6-9/4-10

Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Pim Blokker, Kianoosh Motallebi, Gino Saccone, Steve Van den Bosch - Event Horizon
6-9/4-10

Galerie van Gelder
Aditya Mandayam (solo) - Sukuranburu Kosaten by Indigenous Genitalman
6-9/15-10

Torch Gallery
Ellen Kooi - Various artists - 30 years of Torch
6-9/11-10

In the same weekend the art fair We Like Art will take place in the Westergasfabriek, with work by amongst others Tim Ayres, Elspeth Diederix, Charlotte Dumas, Paul Kooiker, Katrin Korfmann, Germaine Kruip, Jurriaan Molenaar, Malin Persson, Fernando Sánchez Castillo, Dieuwke Spaans, Chantal Spit, Fiona Tan, Nicoline Timmer, Roy Villevoye and Marjolijn de Wit.

See pdf for a complete overview of exhbitions and art fairs in September with work by Rijksakademie artists.
 
* latest update 03-09-2014 / subject to change

 

publication date 25-8-2014

Rijksakademie takes advisory role for 3Package Deal artist

As part of a yearlong program called 3Package Deal, the Rijksakademie, in conjunction with Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Kunstverein, will be providing advisors and guidance to artist Taocheng Wang. The program was created in 2013 by Amsterdam Fund for  Art (AFK) and Bureau Broedplaatsen (BBp) in collaboration with WOW Amsterdam to stimulate artistic talent and connect it to Amsterdam.
 
Wang (CH, 1981) is fascinated by daily images and objects that she relates to (historical) themes, working in diverse disciplines—from video art and installations to traditional Chinese painting.
Taocheng Wang, 'A Romantic Person', scroll painting on xuan paper, 750 x 33 cm, 2010 Taocheng Wang, 'A Romantic Person', scroll painting on xuan paper, 750 x 33 cm, 2010

publication date 21-8-2014

Alumni nominated for Wolvecampprijs 2014

We would like to congratulate all three nominees for the Wolvecampprijs 2014. All three are alumni of the Rijksakademie: Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti (RA 06/07), Esther Tielemans (RA 01/02) and Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06). The Wolvecampprijs, organized by HeArtpool, is a biannual prize for artists under 40 based in the Netherlands. The award ceremony will be held 25 September in Hengelo.
 

publication date 19-8-2014

Ger van Elk (1941-2014)

On August 17 artist Ger van Elk passed away at the age of 73. At the end of the 1980s van Elk was connected to the Rijksakademie as head of the drawing department. We extend our deepest sympathy to van Elk’s family and friends.
 
Van Elk was internationally known as a proponent of conceptual art, using different materials for sculptures, installations and painted photographs. His works have been shown in museums in the Netherlands and the United States.
 
At this moment his work, Birds Flying the Drawing from 2004 is being exhibited in the show ‘Bad Thoughts’ at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.
 
Ger van Elk, ‘Birds Flying the Drawing' (2004). Dr. M. Sanders Collection - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013. Ger van Elk, ‘Birds Flying the Drawing' (2004). Dr. M. Sanders Collection - © ADAGP, Paris, 2013.

publication date 28-7-2014

In memoriam Bakary Diallo

De Rijksakademie deeply regrets the passing of artist and filmmaker Bakary Diallo (1979-2014, Mali).
Diallo was one of the victims of the tragic airplane crash of Air Algérie in Mali, on Thursday July 24.

Bakary Diallo was on his way to France, from where he would go to Brazil to start a residency at Sacatar Institute, in Itaparica Island, Bahia.

Diallo applied for a Rijksakademie residency. He was invited for an interview this spring.

Associação Cultural Videobrasil set up an in memorial page with works by Diallo: http://site.videobrasil.org.br/en/especial/bakary

publication date 24-7-2014

New Chairman and member of the Supervisory Board Rijksakademie

Chris Buijink and Defne Ayas join the Supervisory Board on the Rijksakademie. Chris Buijink, Chairman of the Dutch Banking Association, will be the new President and replaces Louise Gunning-Schepers who dedicated herself to the Rijksakademie since 2008. Defne Ayas, Director of Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art in Rotterdam joins as a member and takes the place of Karel Schampers, whose term expired.


Louise Gunning-Schepers steps back because she wants to focus her full attention on the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.
"With great pleasure I’ve been Chairman of the Supervisory Board for 6 years. Now the building, Kavallerie-barracks, is owned and after the hefty reorganization there is a wonderful organization. In full confidence I carry the baton over to Chris Buijink. And of course I continue to closely follow the Rijksakademie." – Louise Gunning-Schepers

Chris Buijink: "My curiosity for thinking ' out of the box', innovation and renewal is why an Institute like the Rijksakademie interests me. I find it an honor to take over the Presidency of Louise and will like to commit myself to an institution with such a great history and strong international reputation and at the same time, such a focus on continuous renewal and talent development of ever new generations of artists."

Chris Buijink is Chairman of the Dutch Banking Association (as of 1 June 2013). Earlier, he worked at the Ministry of Economic Affairs. He was Director-general of Enterprise and Innovation. In 2007, he was appointed Secretary-general.

The background and experience of Mr Buijink in the public sector is a good addition to the areas of expertise/portfolios of the members of the Supervisory Board. His interest and direct involvement in innovation and creativity are in line on one of the spearheads of the Rijksakademie.

Defne Ayas is since 2012 Director of Witte de With in Rotterdam. She is also co-director and co-founder of Arthub Asia, curator Performa, New York, United States (2005 – present) and formerly lecturer art history New York University in Shanghai, China (2006-2011) and new media and public program coordinator at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, United States. With her international network, knowledge and experience, anchored in the (Visual) Arts, Ayas connects well with the international functioning of the Rijksakademie.

publication date 8-7-2014

New additions to the library and summer closure

The Rijksakademie’s library has added new acquisitions to the collection. One of these additions is the recently published #Accelerate: the accelerationist reader (2014), edited by Robin Mackay and Armen Avanessian. The complete list of new acquisitions can be found here.

The library is open Wednesday to Friday from 11.00-17.00 hours. The library is closed for summer vacation from Tuesday 22 July  until 12 August.
 

publication date 14-7-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Jorg Kobel, Kippenberger: Der Film: Dieses Leben kann nicht die Aufrede fur das Nachtste sein, Absolut Medien, 2007, 75 min.
 
Country: Germany; Year: 2005; Language: German; Runtime: 75 min; Color: Color; Writer: Jörg Kobel; Producer: Jörg Kobel; Cinematographer: Ralf M. Mendle, Vita Spieß; Editor: Babette Rosenbaum.
 
Cast: Gisela Capitain, Diedrich Diederichsen, Martin Kippenberger, Kasper König, Christoph Schlingensief, Elfie Semotan
 

publication date 28-6-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Daphne Pappers, Myriam Mihindou, and Liesbeth Levy, Common Skin, Amsterdam 2014.

In Common Skin, the first volume in the series Context Without Walls, philosopher Liesbeth Levy and Daphne Pappers disclose the work of the artist Myriam Mihindou and the power of dialogue. Levy bases her essay on the work of the 20th century philosopher Emmanuel Levinas concerning the confrontation with the other. Daphne Pappers analyses Mihindou’s artistic practice: the objects, photo series and films show a coming to terms with collective pasts, imagined in ritual. The heart of the publication comprises an artists' part in which Myriam Mihindou for the first time reveals the relationship between sketches, notes and key works.

publication date 7-7-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Ute Meta Bauer (ed.) & Thomas D. Trummer (ed.), AR - artistic research, London 2013.

This publication brings together historical and current approaches to artistic research. The compendium bridges science and art—often times seen as diverging spheres of knowledge and interpretation—through texts and visual contributions, discussions, methods, manifestos, and metaphors.

publication date 3-7-2014

Summer Barbecue

Last 3 July the second year residents welcome the summer with a festive barbeque.

Prior to the barbeque Pioneers got a glimpse of the selection process of the Rijksakademie and the 21 new artists for Rijksakademie Residency 2015 were announced.
 

publication date 3-7-2014

Circle of Friends Summer Luncheon 2014

Today was the annual Vriendenkring Zomerlunch (Circle of Friends Summer Luncheon). After the presentation of the new selection of 21 artists for Rijksakademie Residency 2015 alumnus Tjebbe Beekman (RA 03/04) looked back on his Residency period, and Birgit Donker, director of the Mondriaan Fund, spoke about the importance of talent development. 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.
Director Mondriaan Fund Birgit Donker Director Mondriaan Fund Birgit Donker Alumnus Tjebbe Beekman Alumnus Tjebbe Beekman

publication date 2-7-2014

Selection artists Rijksakademie Residency 2015 announced

The following artists will be invited to the Rijksakademie Residency 2015:

Juliaan Andeweg (1986, NL)
Josefin Arnell (1984, SE/NL)
Mercedes Azpilicueta (1981, IT/AR/NL)
Pauline Curnier Jardin (1980, FR)
Koen Doodeman (1987, NL)
Alex Farrar (1986, GB/NL)
Marije Gertenbach (1990, NL)
Margaret Haines (1984, CA/US)
Hamza Halloubi (1982, MA)
Tamar Harpaz (1979, IL/US)
Chia Wei Hsu (1983, TW)
Kareem Lotfy (1985, EG/NL)
Christine Moldrickx (1984, DE)
Matthijs Munnik (1989, NL)
Thierry Oussou (1988, BJ)
Noah Ryu (1984, KR)
Eva Spierenburg (1987, NL)
Dit-Cilinn Sundqvist (1983, SE/TH/DE)
Robbert Weide (1975, NL)
Geo Wyeth (1984, US)
Aimée Zito Lema (1982, NL/AR

Last 3 July the selection was announced to friends and partners of the Rijksakademie during the annual Circle of Friends’ Summer Luncheon. The artists were selected from over 1,300 applicants by an independent jury of international experts. From the selected artists, 11 come from the Netherlands and 10 from abroad. The judging of applicants from the Netherlands was in collaboration with the Mondriaan Fund, who will provide practice based research grants for Dutch resident artists.

publication date 2-7-2014

Winners Buning Brongers Prijzen 2014

We would like to congratulate Rijksakademie residents Jisan Ahn, Sam Samiee and alumna Jeannoux van Deijck for being awarded with the Buning Brongers Prijzen 2014.
 
Seven artists won the Buning Brongers Prijs and all receive a price of €4500,-. The exhibition will take place from 10 to 25 October at Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam. In addition to the exhibition a catalogue with work by the winners will be published.
 
The awards will be presented during the grand opening on Friday 10 October 2014 at 5pm.
 

publication date 23-6-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Nickel van Duijvenboden (ed.), Gwenneth Boelens: In Two Minds, Amsterdam 2014.
 
Design Roger Willems; afterword Lorenzo Benedetti.
 
In Two Minds documents Rijksakademie alumna Gwenneth Boelens (RA 06/07) practice of the past ten years, comprising photography and sculpture, as well as performative and filmic works.

An extensive chapter of notes, written by her partner and editor, and Rijksakademie resident Nickel van Duijvenboden, illuminates Boelens' work and evolving attitudes from an intimate and studious perspective. Conversations and reflections are punctuated by illustrations and process images, as well as citations from twentieth-century literature and philosophy, such as by Bergson, Valéry, Merleau-Ponty and Woolf.

A sense of searching pervades the publication, visually as well as intellectually, resulting in a meditation on experience, thought, memory and process.
 

publication date 16-6-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Studio Olafur Eliasson (ed.), Olafur Eliasson: TYT (Take Your Time) Vol. 5: The Kitchen, Berlin 2013.
 
Foreword by Olafur Eliasson; introduction by Asako Iwama & Lauren Maurer.
 
An in-house production, TYT [Take Your Time] presents current research and projects by artist Olafur Eliasson and his studio in the format of an intermittently recurring magazine, with an emphasis on the process of developing and testing ideas and artworks. The latest volume, TYT (Take Your Time), Vol. 5: The Kitchen, takes the form of an extended artist's book / cookbook of 368 pages and focuses on the studio's kitchen - its work, research, and experiments.
 

publication date 30-6-2014

New in the Rijksakademie library

Bart De Baere, Gaston Meskens, Allerd Schröder et. al, Narcisse Tordoir: the pink spy, Veurne 2013.

In the exhibition The Pink Spy, Rijksakademie advisor Narcisse Tordoir tells stories in an intuitive and associative way about the existential man in a 'disordered' world, placing the figure of ‘the Oriental’ at the centre of his reflection.

publication date 26-6-2014

Guest advisor Michael Newman visiting Rijksakademie

Michael Newman is a professor of Art Writing at Goldsmiths College in London.

He describes his research as following two threads: “The first is around the idea and practice of the trace in art and philosophy: the traces produced by artists; the relation of the trace to memory; the trace of the other in ethics. The second concerns the image in its fascination and relation to language.”

Besides his many publications and articles both in philosophy and arts, he has worked on monographs on Richard Prince, Jeff Wall and Jaki Irvine. 
 

publication date 24-6-2014

Second Internal Open Studios — 23 June 2014

Yesterday was the second Internal Open Studios. Three times a year the Rijksakademie residents open their studios during the Internal Open Studios. On this day all residents, advisors and staff can view the work in progress in the studios.
 
Through Internal Open Studios the residents get the chance to get to know each other and their work, and the staff in a casual way during their residency year.
 
For an impression of the Internal Open Studios of today, watch the pictures on the Rijksakademie Inside/Out blog.

publication date 19-6-2014

Solo exhibition Krištof Kintera I AM NOT YOU at Museum Tinguely

At the moment alumnus Krištof Kintera (RA 03/04) solo exhibition I AM NOT YOU is on view at Museum Tinguely in Basel.
 
The exhibition, devised in close collaboration with the artist, aims to present Kintera’s work in such a manner that its spontaneity, the artist’s complexity and dedication are conveyed to visitors.
 
Kintera’s oeuvre is characteristic of a certain doubt concerning the possibilities and role of the arts. Beside sculptures and installations, he draws, creates paintings, makes portraits, takes photographs, and films.
 
In his works on paper magazine pages supplemented with notes and comments mingle with delicate drawings of sculptures and stenciled or stamped mottoes such as ‘Don’t think about money’, ‘You are not me’, or ‘I don’t want to have problems’. By modifying common objects from everyday life, Kintera gives them new meaning and allows us to see a more removed perspective.
 
Find more information on the Museum Tinguely website.

publication date 16-6-2014

Nicoline Timmer finalist Theodora Niemeijer Prize Van Abbemuseum

The jury for the second edition of the Theodora Niemeijer prize have announced a shortlist of three artists. The finalists are Rijksakademie alumna Nicoline Timmer (12/13), Katinka van Gorkum, and Sachi Miyachi.
 
The Stichting Niemeijer Fonds (Niemeijer Fonds Foundation) and the Van Abbemuseum organise the second edition of the Theodora Niemeijer prize: an incentive for upcoming female artists. It is the only Dutch prize for visual arts specifically for female artists. The prize was introduced in 2012 because female artists are still in the minority in exhibitions and museum collections. 
 
The prize, with a value of € 10,000, will be awarded once every two years to the artist who presents the best project proposal for Het Oog (The Eye). Het Oog is  an oval shaped patio in the Van Abbemuseum and serves as a platform which is made available for six months to the artist who is selected.
 
The winner will be announced during a ceremony in the auditorium of the Van Abbemuseum on Thursday 3 July 3 at 7.30 p.m.
 

publication date 16-6-2014

Visiting advisor Narcisse Tordoir

Today advisor Narcisse Tordoir is visiting the Rijksakademie.
 
The artistic activity of Narcisse Tordoir can perhaps best be described as a form of painting. Painting itself is taken up as an activity that does no longer belong to the domain of art and traditions. In the act of painting Tordoir leaves behind all aspects that might relate to a history of the medium, instead applying paint as one would paint furniture or put up grafitti signs in a no more, no less way. Tordoirs images are highly complex and crystal clear at the same time.
 
In his recent work compositions on a very large scale bringing all sorts of elements together, take an important place. Mostly these compositions arise from photographs, drawings and selfmade staging in his workroom. In his painting he uses more and more screen printing techniques, airbrush and drippings, forming together a complex visual experience.
 
Tordoir lives and works in Antwerp.
 
Narcisse Tordoir ©Jean-Pierre STOOP Narcisse Tordoir ©Jean-Pierre STOOP

publication date 16-6-2014

Visiting advisor Roy Villevoye

Today advisor and alumnus Roy Villevoye (RA 79/84) is visiting the Rijksakademie.

After a successful career as a painter in the late 1980s, Roy Villevoye started following a new artistic course; since 1992 when he began to frequently travel outside Europe, mostly to Papua, the former Dutch New Guinea. His encounters with the Asmat people inspired him to create a variety of works – first paintings, gradually also photographs and works in other media – about colour, cultural codification and identity. The films he has been making since 1998 together with Jan Dietvorst demonstrate an uneasy encounter and dialogue between two asynchronous cultures.

Villevoye lives and works in Amsterdam.
 
Roy Villevoye Roy Villevoye

publication date 11-6-2014

ART (in) BASEL 2014

ART BASEL, Basel (CH)
19-22 juni 2014
www.artbasel.com


GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Carlos Amorales - kurimanzutto, Yvon Lambert
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - ZERO
Rosa Barba - Gio Marconi
Yael Bartana - Annet Gelink, Petzel
Manon de Boer - Jan Mot
David Claerbout - Rüdiger Schöttle, Yvon Lamert, Micheline Szwajcer
Johan Creten - Perrotin
Attila Csörgö - Gregor Podnar
Thomas Demand - Esther Schipper, Sprüth Magers
Armen Eloyan - Bob van Orsouw
Mounir Fatmi - Yvon Lambert
Alicia Framis - Juana de Aizpuru
Meschac Gaba - Tanya Bonakdar
Ryan Gander - gb agency
Dora García - Juana de Aizpuru, ProjecteSD
David Hominal - kamel mennour
Runa Islam - White Cube
Carla Klein - Annet Gelink, Tanya Bonakdar
Guillaume Leblon - ProjecteSD
Cristina Lucas - Juana de Aizpuru
Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink
Jill Magid - Yvon Lambert
Valérie Mannaerts - Bernier | Eliades
Bjarne Melgaard - Baudach
Katja Novitskova - Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler
Jacco Olivier - Victoria Miro
Paulina Olowska - Daniel Buchholz, Metro Pictures, Foksal
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua
Jurgen Ots - ZERO
Amalia Pica - Herald St, Johann König
Michael Raedecker - Max Hetzler
de Rijke de Rooij - Daniel Buchholz
Willem de Rooij - Daniel Buchholz
Monika Sosnowska - Gisela Capitain, Hauser & Wirth, kurimanzutto
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru
Fiona Tan - Frith Street
Marijke van Warmerdam - Annet Gelink, Riis
Guido van der Werve - Luhring Augustine, Marc Foxx

(Visiting) advisors

Sigurdur Gudmundsson - i8
Jaki Irvine - Frith Street
John Kørner - Victoria Miro
Mike Nelson - 303

STATEMENTS

Katja Novitskova - Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler

UNLIMITED

Ryan Gander - gb agency, Lisson
Guido van der Werve - Marc Foxx, Luhring Augustine

PARCOURS

Ryan Gander - gb agency, Lisson
Guido van der Werve - Marc Foxx, Luhring Augustine

FILM

Manon de Boer - Jan Mot
Cheng Ran - Urs Meile
Sung Hwan Kim - Wilkinson

14 ROOMS

Otobong Nkanga

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LISTE 19, Basel (CH)
17-22 juni 2014
www.liste.ch


GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Paul Beumer - De Appel Gallerist Programme
Michiel Ceulers - NoguerasBlanchard
Peggy Franck - Stigter Van Doesburg
Dora García - Ellen de Bruijne
Rubén Grilo - NoguerasBlanchard
Rumiko Hagiwara - Jeanine Hofland
David Hominal - Karma International
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - Freedman Fitzpatrick
Shahryar Nashat - Silberkuppe
Maarten Overdijk - Jeanine Hofland
Amalia Pica - Stigter Van Doesburg
Magali Reus - Freymond-Guth Fine Arts
Pamela Rosenkranz - Karma International
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter Van Doesburg
Anne de Vries - Martin van Zomeren

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VOLTA 10, Basel (CH)
16-21 juni 2014
www.voltashow.com


Residents and alumni

Melanie Bonajo - Akinci
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci
Ivan Grubanov - LOOCK
Adrian Melis - ADN
Rika Noguchi - LOOCK


 

publication date 10-6-2014

Visiting advisor Philippe-Alain Michaud

From 9 untill 11 June advisor Philippe-Alain Michaud visited the Rijksakademie.
 
Philippe-Alain Michaud is curator at the Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou, Paris, in charge of the film collection. He has curated several exhibitions related to film, including Comme le rêve le dessin (As the dream the drawing), Musée du Louvre and Centre Pompidou; Le Mouvement des Images and Images sans fin: Brancusi Films and Photos, Centre Pompidou; Electric Nights, House of Photography, Moscow; and Flying Carpets, Villa Medici, Rome.
 
Michaud is the author of Aby Warburg and the images in movement (New York, Zone Books, 2004) and has written extensively on film in relationship to modern and contemporary art.
 
Philippe-Alain Michaud Philippe-Alain Michaud

publication date 5-6-2014

Selection residency 2015

Different juries, consisting of advisors, are engaged in the selection of residents for 2015. Meanwhile, the preliminaries are completed and a selection of artists is invited for an interview. The interviews with candidates from the Netherlands already took place. The judging will take place in consultation with the Mondriaan Fund, that makes available grants for Dutch residents. The interviews with artists from across the borders will take place at the end of June. The selection 2015 will be presented to the Rijksakademie Circle of Friends at the annual Summer Lunch on July 3.
 

publication date 4-6-2014

Felix Burger wins Bayerischer Kunstförderpreise

We would like to congratulate resident Felix Burger (DE, 1982) for winning the Bayerischer Kunstförderpreise (Bavaria Art Prize) 2014.
 
The German State of Bavaria anually awards up to 16 art prizes to 5,000 euros to artists under 40 years old (visual artists, musicians, performing artists and writers) who have completed their training, have exceptional talent and performing excellently.
Felix Burger, ‘Downed’, 2013. Felix Burger, ‘Downed’, 2013.

publication date 3-6-2014

Aykan Safoglu wins Kinetta Archival Film Award and the Images On Screen Award

We would like to congratulate resident Aykan Safoğlu (TR/DE, 1984) for winning the Kinetta Archival Film Award with his film Off-White Tulips (2013) and also for being awarded with the Images On Screen Award at this year’s Images Festival.
 
The jury of the Images Festival: “Through the simple, and yet sophisticated, composition of still/moving images, this film is an extremely powerful, personal and poetic exploration of race and identity.”
 
Aykan Safoglu, 'Off-White Tulips', 2013. Aykan Safoglu, 'Off-White Tulips', 2013.

publication date 3-6-2014

Havo students at the Rijksakademie

Last 23 May, about 30 Havo students (Senior General Secondary Education) of the Calandlyceum were given a tour to the Rijksakademie and visited several artist studios. The visit had a special finale with the drawing lesson from a model by resident Jay Tan (GB/NL 1982).
Resident Jay Tan Resident Jay Tan

publication date 10-6-2014

Visiting advisor Ansuya Blom

Last 10 June Ansuya Blom visited the Rijksakademie.
 
Ansuya Blom lives and works in Amsterdam. She works as an artist using the media of drawing and film. Her work focuses on the individual and the relation to the internal as well as the external world. ‘The first person singular’ is used by way of thinking about the position of the individual. Blom is interested in the strategies this individual adopts in dealing with anxieties that are induced by alienation.
 
 
Ansuya Blom, Stretched, 2014. Ansuya Blom, Stretched, 2014.

publication date 2-6-2014

Save the date RijksakademieOPEN: 29 and 30 November 30 2014 Artists of the Rijksakademie open their studios

The 50 resident artists of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (the renowned residency program) in Amsterdam will open the doors to their studios in the last weekend of November. During RijksakademieOPEN 2014, new developments in art are being presented.
 
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
A carefully selected group of artists from all continents come together in Amsterdam for a two year residency. The Rijksakademie offers them a professional working environment in which they can perform research and further develop their work. Artists are encouraged to take a critical look at their work and experiment. Cross-connections between different cultures are created, new techniques are explored and artistic disciplines mingle.

Unique possibilities
At the Rijksakademie, artists have the opportunity to develop complex and interdisciplinary projects that are otherwise difficult to realise. Technical specialists manage professionally equipped workshops in which artists can work and experiment with materials and techniques. An artist’s idea can become the starting point for new combinations and applications of materials or techniques. Collaborations with scientists and innovators from the business world are set up on a regular basis.

Art in society
But artists do not operate in isolation. Being an artist also involves confrontation, sharing, participating and showing. With RijksakademieOPEN, the Rijksakademie aims to contribute to the promotion of the artist’s role in society. 

In addition to the presentations during RijksakademieOPEN there will be among other things performances and tours and artist talks in RijksakademieTALKS.

RijksakademieOPEN 2014
Saturday 29 November and Sunday 30 November 2014
11:00-19:00 hrs

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Sarphatistraat 470
1018 GW Amsterdam
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Amsterdam Art Weekend during RijksakademieOPEN
Amsterdam Art Weekend (27-30 November) gives national and international art professionals and collectors the opportunity to spot the future high potentials early in their development. Galleries host exclusive exhibitions as part of diverse programs of film, performance and debate. A Rijksakademie route guides you along presentations by Rijksakademie alumni. It is a unique and extraordinary weekend, set against the fabulous backdrop of historic Amsterdam. www.amsterdamartweekend.nl  
 

publication date 4-6-2014

Visiting guest advisor Sohrab Mohebbi

On the 4th of June guest advisor Sohrab Mohebbi visited the Rijksakademie.

Sohrab Mohebbi is a curator and writer living in Los Angeles. He is a graduate of Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York, and is a co-founder of Bureau des Services sans Spécificité , Geneva. Recipient of a 2010 Montehermoso research grant for the project Visual Parrhesia. He was the 2010 curatorial fellow at the Queens Museum of Art, NY and curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles. Currently, he is assistant curator at REDCAT, Los Angeles. He is the founder of the blog Presence Documents.
 
Mohebbi came for studio visits in 2013, and gave the lecture Civil War: You Tube.
 
Guest advisor Sohrab Mohebbi Guest advisor Sohrab Mohebbi

publication date 3-6-2014

Visiting guest advisor Lili Reynaud-Dewar

From 3 till 5 June guest advisor Lili Reynaud-Dewar visited the Rijksakademie. Lili Reynaud-Dewar’s practice involves elements of Rastafarianism, radical design, Jazz, Voodoo, and Conceptual Art. By mashing up these heterogenous references, she creates enigmatic works that disrupt the immediate recognition and identification of peripheral sub-cultures. Screens, masks, costumes and scattered posters make up her scenographic works, which often activated through live performances and musical arrangements. Reynaud-Dewar lives and works in Paris.
 
Lili Reynaud Dewar, Black Mariah, 2009. Courtesy: Mary Mary, Glasgow and Centre d’art contemporain du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux. Lili Reynaud Dewar, Black Mariah, 2009. Courtesy: Mary Mary, Glasgow and Centre d’art contemporain du Parc Saint Léger, Pougues-les-Eaux.

publication date 30-5-2014

Tour Rijksakademie library and collections and presentation Pictoright

On 30 May there was a Rijksakademie library and collections tour to the departmant Onderwijs en Onderzoek (Education and Research) of the KNVI along with Amsterdam Informatie Netwerk (Amsterdam Information Network) and the residents' association committee of the Oranje Nassau Kazerne (ONK) on the occasion of the ONK’s 200 years existence. There was also a reading on copyright by Arlette Bekink, project manager Collective rights Pictoright.
 
Pictoright is a copyright organization for visual creators in the Netherlands: illustrators, artists, graphic designers, photographers, architects and image-creators. Pictoright distributes corporate fees, exploit individual copyrights, provides legal aid, serves as a source of information, and is committed to improving the copyright position of image makers.
 
Resident Jason Gomez giving a tour Resident Jason Gomez giving a tour

publication date 27-5-2014

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art

8th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art | 29 May – 3 August 2014
www.berlinbiennale.de
 
Resident and alumni
 
Kemang Wa Lehulere
Carlos Amorales (RA 96/97)
Rosa Barba (RA 03/04)
Irene Kopelman (RA 02/03)
Shahryar Nashat (RA 01/02)
Otobong Nkanga (RA 02/03)
Jimmy Robert (RA 04/05)
 

publication date 13-5-2014

Art | Basel |Hong Kong

Art Basel | Hong Kong | 15-18 May 2014
www.artbasel.com/en/Hong-Kong/
 
Residents and alumni
Rosa Barba - Meyer Riegger (Berlin, DE)
Miriam Böhm - Wentrup (Berlin, DE)
Ran Cheng - Leo Xu Projects (Shanghai, CN)
Johan Creten - Perrotin (Hong Kong, CN)
David Haines - Upstream (Amsterdam, NL)
David Hominal - Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Runa Islam - White Cube (London, GB)
Aïsha Khalid - Gandhara Art (Hong Kong, CN)
Fang Lijun - Pace Prints (New York (NY), US)
Tala Madani - PKM (Seoul, KR)
Jacco Olivier - Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Sascha Pohle - Weingrüll (Karlsruhe, DE)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Jian Yang - White Space (Beijing, CN)
Nina Yuen - Lombard Freid (New York (NY), US)
 
(Visiting) advisors
Stéphane Calais - GM (Paris, FR)
Jaki Irvine - Kerlin (Dublin, IE)
John Kørner - Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Mike Nelson - neugerriemschneider (Berlin, DE)
 

publication date 8-5-2014

New in the library

‘The object’, edited by Antony Hudek, Cambridge: MIT Press, 2014.
 
The object is this thing that refuses to go away. Virtual reality, conceptual art and numerous philosophical and psychological traditions have sought to de-thingify the world, but the object, in its many forms, persists. This anthology surveys reappraisals of what constitutes the ‘objectness’ of production, with art as its focus. Among the topics it examines are the relation of the object to subjectivity; distinctions between objects and ‘things’; the significance of the object’s transition from inert mass to tool or artefact; and the meanings of the everyday in the found object, repetition in the replicated or multiple object, loss in the absent object, and abjection in the formless or degraded object. It also explores artistic positions that are anti-object; theories of the experimental, liminal or mental object; and the role of objects in performance. The object becomes a prism through which to re-read contemporary art and better understand its recent past.
 
Find the complete list of acquisitions here.
 

publication date 8-5-2014

Debate ‘Beyond Allegories’ City Hall Stopera 9 May

Coming Friday the debate ‘Beyond Allegories’ takes plays in the City Hall Stopera Amsterdam, from 3.30 till 10 pm.
 
‘Beyond Allegories’ is developed by Carolien Gehrels, Hans van Houwelingen (RA 84/88), Ann Demeester and Jonas Staal. It’s a sequel to the project ‘Allegories of Good and Bad Government’ which took place in space for contemporary art W139 in Amsterdam in 2011.
 
In ‘Beyond Allegories’ politicians and artists, including several Rijksakademie alumni, discuss proposals on the role of art within governance, political mobilization and action.
 
Please make sure to RSVP reserveren@beyondallegories.nl. 
Dutch and English spoken
 
More information you can find on the website www.beyondallegories.nl.
 

publication date 6-5-2014

Kemang Wa Lehulere receives International Tiberius Art Award Dresden

We would like to congratulate resident Kemang Wa Lehulere for winning the first International Tiberius Art Award Dresden.
 
Worth 20,000 euros, the award was launched in 2013 as a tribute to outstanding contemporary artists from outside Europe. The award consists of the purchase of one work and funding. Kemang Wa Lehulere is invited to create a work of art for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden.
 
Image: Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Untitled Thirteen’, 2012, © Copyright 2012, STEVENSON. All rights reserved. Image: Kemang Wa Lehulere, ‘Untitled Thirteen’, 2012, © Copyright 2012, STEVENSON. All rights reserved.

publication date 22-4-2014

Pamela Rosenkranz will represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale

Pamela Rosenkranz (RA 11/12) is chosen to represent Switzerland at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
 
The Swiss-born artist translates complex issues - from globalization and environmentalism to technology and pop culture - into accessible sets of symbols, which are often presented through conceptually driven abstract sculptures, works on paper, videos, and installations. At this, she approaches the artistic productions in a critical way.
 
Pamela Rosenkranz, 	Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction, 2012. Pamela Rosenkranz, Feeding, Fleeing, Fighting, Reproduction, 2012.

publication date 16-4-2014

Alumni on show at Art Brussels

Art Brussels, Brussel, BE
25-27 april 2014
www.artbrussels.com

Alumni
 
Rossella Biscotti - Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani (Milan/Lucca, IT)
David Claerbout - Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Johan Creten - Transit (Mechelen, BE)
Anne Daems - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Dina Danish - Spazio (Pistoia, IT)
Sebastian Diaz Morales - Catherine Bastide (Brussels)
Charlotte Dumas - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Mounir Fatmi - adn galería (Barcelona), Conrads (Düsseldorf), Paradise Now (London)
Alica Framis - Horrach Moya (Palma de Mallorca, ES)
Anna Franceschini - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Tom Gidley - Paradise Now (London, GB)
Jasper Hagenaar - Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL)
Folkert de Jong - André Simoens (Knokke)
Kristof Kintera - D+T Projects (Brussels, BE)
Marijn van Kreij - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - Deweer (Otegem, BE)
Valérie Mannaerts - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Bjarne Melgaard - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Hans Op de Beeck - Continua (San Gimignano, IT/Beijing, CN/Boissy-le-Châtel, FR), Krinzinger (Vienna, AT), Ron Mandos (Amsterdam, NL)
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL)
Jurgen Ots - Elisa Platteau (Brussels, BE)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam, NL), Crèvecoeur (Paris, FR)
Berend Strik - Stéphane Simoens (Knokke, BE)
Leonid Tsvetkov - Ex Elettrofonica (Rome, IT)
Stefanos Tsivopulos - Prometeogallery di Ida Pisani (Milan/Lucca, IT)
Koen Vermeule – Borzo (Amsterdam)
Stephen Wilks - Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Katarina Zdjelar - Spazio (Pistoia, IT)
 
Advisors
 

Narcisse Tordoir - Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)
 

 

publication date 15-4-2014

SOUK Medina: Joint exhibition Rijksakademie/ Museum van Loon/ Stedelijk Museum

Rijksakademie, Museum van Loon, and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam present the joint exhibition ‘Dutch arabic contemporary art’  in the SOUK Medina program. In the coach house of Museum van Loon work by alumni Ayman Ramadan (RA 11/12) and Mounira Al Solh (RA 07/08) will be on view.
 
Date: Friday, 25 April up to and including Monday, 5 May 2014
Opening hours: The museum is open daily, except on Tuesdays, between 11 am and 5 pm
Location: Museum van Loon, Keizersgracht 672, Amsterdam
Admission: € 8,-, discount for students and children, free with Museum Card, Stadspas, I Amsterdam City Card, Rembrandtpas and ICOM card.
On presentation of a SOUK ticket you receive 25% discount on your entrance.

The complete program can be found at www.souk.nl.
 
 
SOUK is an Dutch Arabic Music & Dance event that takes place on the 1st en 2nd of May at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. This year it is expanded with SOUK Medina. Medina, the Arabic word for city, presents activities and exhibitions in Amsterdam’s most renowned cultural institutions.
 
Ayman Ramadan, 'Iftar', 2004, video still Ayman Ramadan, 'Iftar', 2004, video still

publication date 8-4-2014

The Mondriaan Fund extends the reservation of grants for post-graduate institutions

The Mondriaan Fund will also reserve grants for artists who want to deepen their practice at one of the postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands in 2015 and 2016.

Grants postgraduate institutions
In 2015 and 2016 the Mondriaan Fund will make approximately 2 million per year available per year for residencies for of artists at the Rijksakademie, De Ateliers , Sundaymorning@EKWC and Jan van Ecyk Academy. Which artists are eligible, is reviewed by a joint committee of the fund and the institution concerned .
With the continuation of these reservations, the fund aims to support postgraduate institutions that receive less direct subsidy since last year. The fund sees the institutions of great importance to the development of contemporary art in the Netherlands. The minimum number of grants the fund guarantees varies per institution.

In 2013 and 2014 the Mondriaan Fund already reserved grants for the four postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands .
Following an external evaluation of the implementation, it was decided to continue with these grants  the next two years. In order to respond more flexibly to the demand, the system will be adjusted so that both the quality of the Mondriaan Fund can be guaranteed and also  more grants can be awarded.

For a Rijksakademie residency, a minumum of 18 and maximum of 21 grants can be awarded. To De Ateliers at least 4 and up to 6 a year, the Jan van Eyck Academy between 10 and 12 scholarships a year and sundaymorning@EKWC a minimum of 11 scholarships and  a maximum of 13 of three months-grants.
The Mondriaan Fund extends the reservation of grants for post-graduate institutions.

The Mondriaan Fund will also reserve grants for the years 2015 and 2016 for artists who want to deepen their practice at one of the postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands.

Grants postgraduate institutions
In 2015 and 2016 the Mondriaan Fund will make approximately 2 million per year available per year for residencies for of artists at the Rijksakademie, De Ateliers, Sundaymorning@EKWC and Jan van Ecyk Academy. Which artists are eligible, is reviewed by a joint committee of the fund and the institution concerned.

With the continuation of these reservations, the fund aims to support postgraduate institutions that receive less direct subsidy since last year. The fund sees the institutions of great importance to the development of contemporary art in the Netherlands. The minimum number of grants the fund guarantees varies per institution.

In 2013 and 2014 the Mondriaan Fund already reserved grants for the four postgraduate institutions in the Netherlands.
Following an external evaluation of the implementation, it was decided to continue with these grants  the next two years. In order to respond more flexibly to the demand, the system will be adjusted so that both the quality of the Mondriaan Fund can be guaranteed and also  more grants can be awarded.

For a Rijksakademie residency, a minumum of 18 and maximum of 21 grants can be awarded. To De Ateliers at least 4 and up to 6 a year, the Jan van Eyck Academy between 10 and 12 scholarships a year and sundaymorning@EKWC a minimum of 11 scholarships and  a maximum of 13 of three months-grants.

 

publication date 3-4-2014

Successful kick-off Pioneers Project Space

Last 3 April the kick-off of the Pioneers Project Space took place. About 60 future Pioneers and artists met during a festive event with artist presentations and performances. The aim is to connect 100 Pioneers who directly contribute to experiments, try-outs, and presentations that also are accessible to Pioneers.
 
Given the enthusiastic response, it promises to be a successful Pioneers Program. As a result of developing the program by both artists and Pioneers, this is more than a  regular private donor-program. Pioneers and artists enter directly in a relationship with each other. With this the Pioneers form the spearhead of the Circle of Friends of the Rijksakademie.
 
The kick-off started with a hard hat tour by artists through studios and technical workshops. Susan Gloudemans, director Trustfonds Rijksakademie and initiator, introduced the future Pioneers Project Space Nathaniel Mellors, artist, alumnus and advisor, talked about pioneering in the technical workshops at the Rijksakademie. Susanne de Boer, advisor cooperative banking and corporate social responsibility  at the Rabobank, spoke about what moved her to become a member as the first Pioneer: “Artists use this space for pioneering, and Pioneers can get close to this process.” Tim Breukers, artist, talked about his work en what pioneering means to him: “Pioneering is about searching for new options and have fun while doing it.” With a ‘food-experience’, artist Masha Ru wound up the kick-off.

Please find a photo report on the Rijksakademie Inside/out blog.
 

publication date 2-4-2014

Internal Open Studios - 31 March 2014

Three times a year the Rijksakademie residents open their studios during the Internal Open Studios. On this day all residents, advisors and staff can view the work in progress in the studios.
 
Through Internal Open Studios the residents get the chance to get to know each other and their work, and the staff in a casual way at an early stage of their residency year.
 
For an impression of the last Internal Open Studios on 31 March 2014, watch the pictures on the Rijksakademie Inside/Out blog.

publication date 24-3-2014

Pascale Ticheler (1967 - 2014)

On 14 March last, Pascale Ticheler died from complications of lung cancer. Ticheler was an artist in residence at the Rijksakademie from 1990 until 1992. Her extensive oeuvre is characterized by abstract painted canvases in which fluidity and movement emerged during painting. References to landscape and nature alternate with the feeling of intimacy of human existence.
 
Ticheler presented her own retrospective exhibition at Loods 6 in Amsterdam in January. The exhibition was also a farewell. Due to illness her work had been completed.
 

publication date 10-3-2014

Paulien Oltheten in Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

Work by Rijksakademie alumna Paulien Oltheten (05/06) en Anouk Kruithof will be on view in the duo exhibition at Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam from March 14 until June 9.
 
A fascination for people on the street can be seen in the work of Oltheten in a personal archive that comprises photos, videos and text. Traveling around the world with a camera she makes photographs of people in their daily activities. On view are Oltheten’s installation Drawing Lines of Thought (2010) and video Man and Dog (2002) and a new work that emerged from her recent stay in New York.
 
 

publication date 4-3-2014

Rare art magazines in the Rijksakademie collection

The Rijksakademie library depots contain a vast array of art magazines from all over the world. Volumes which range from well-known publications Artforum of Art in America, to more obscure but no less interesting titles. Some of these volumes are quite rare  and even go back as far as the late 19th century. 

To give an idea we occasionally display a selection in the ‘vitrines’  in the reading room of the library. We have put together an overview of all our magazines. You can find the list on our website.

The collection can be consulted: it is possible to look into any magazine we own and most of the books are on loan.

The library is open to the public from Wednesday to Friday from 11 am until 5 pm.
 

publication date 3-3-2014

Martha Colburn speaks about her artistic practice

 Martha Colburn (RA 01/02) visits the Rijksakademie to speak to the current residents about her artistic practice.

Martha Colburn (1971, US) is filmmaker and artist. In her animation films, filmed on 16 mm, she works with collage, fusing pop culture with political imagery, with an aesthetic that is fantastical, painterly and punk rock at the same time. Music and performance are an important part of her practice. She has been part of different bands, amongst others ‘The Dramatics’, and she has made music videos for the band ‘Deerhoof’ and animation for the feature film ‘The Devil and Daniel Johnston’ (2005).

Colburn will be showing films and performances, as well as music videos, and commercials.

It is a closed lecture for resident artists only.
 
Martha Colburn, Triumph of the Wild (filmstill), 2008. Martha Colburn, Triumph of the Wild (filmstill), 2008.

publication date 27-2-2014

Art as activism subject in the Theory workshop for resident artists

Philosopher, nuclear physicist, and artist Gaston Meskens initiates two discussions for Rijksakademie residents. Titled ‘Occupy Reflection Space’, the discussions will reflect on and discuss art as activism, added value of activism through art as well as the space it occupies, the boundaries, and relations to other fields.
 
Gaston Meskens is researcher at the Centre for Ethics and Value Inquiry, working on a PhD in Moral philosophy at the university in Ghent, and gives lectures and organizes workshops on ‘the ethics of scientific assessment’ for, amongst others, the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre. He established as part of his art practice the Institute of Idle Curiosity for Elements of Seduction (www.idle-city-else.org)
 
The two dialogues he’ll organize bring together his continuous interest and research on art activism, and the positions the worlds of art, science and politics would take in relation to art activism.

The first discussion took place February 28th.
 

publication date 25-2-2014

Alumni in Marrakech Biennial

The following Rijksakademie alumni are part of the Marrakech Biennial in Marocco:

Cevdet Erek, Gabriel Lester, Hamid El Kanbouhi, Katarina Zdjelar, Mounira Al Solh, Pamela Rosenkranz, Tala Madani, Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti
 
26 February – 31 March

www.marrakechbiennale.org
 

publication date 20-2-2014

Rijksakademie alumni in MAVA Unity Project

Tomorrow the participants of the MAVA Unity Project will show their work at Musée de l'Art de la Vie Active / Art Museum of Active Life in Cotonou, Benin. The opening is at 4 pm.
 
The seven artists participated in the MAVA residency, founded in 2012 by former Rijksakademie resident Meschac Gaba (RA 96/97). MAVA consists of a residency, art library and projects in collaboration with local and international artists. Dutch artist Dianne Hagen (RA 93/94) came to MAVA for a residency and Hermann Pitz (Rijksakademie advisor) for advice. All present, next to the artists from Benin, work in the group presentation.
 
The project is coordinated by Edith Rijnja and runs until February 24, 6 pm.
 
MAVA is partner in the Rijksakademie / RAIN Artists' Initiatives Network.
A network of (visual) artists’ initiatives from countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America, set up by artists who are former participants of the Rijksakademie.
 
RAIN aims to give an impulse to a further dialogue on ‘Western’ and ‘non-western’ art. RAIN strengthens the exchange of art, ideas, techniques, cultural heritage and knowledge between artists’ initiatives in Africa, Asia and Latin America, and Europe, with the Rijksakademie making a key contribution both physically and virtually.
 

publication date 20-2-2014

Group exhibition with Rijksakademie residents and alumni in Galerie LUMC

This evening is the opening of exhibition ‘Nieuw, Nieuwer, Nieuwst – Schilders in beeld’. A group exhibition with painters from the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten en De Ateliers. Rijksakademie residents Jisan Ahn, Marcel van den Berg, Paul Beumer, Smi Vukovic and  alumni Jeannoux van Deijck (12/13), Dimitar Genchev (12/13), Admire Kamudzengerere (12/13), Philipp Kremer (11/12), Karishma D’souza (12/13), Miko Veldkamp (12/13) will show their work.
 
The participating artists show paintings which they have made in recent years. Some of them were also on view during RijksakademieOPEN 2013.
 
Opening this evening at 7 pm at Galerie Leids Universiteir Medisch Centrum, Leiden, The Netherlands.
 
From 7.45 pm untill 8. 45 pm there will be a discussion evening, titled ‘Navigate in the current art climate – artists in conversation (Laveren in het huidige kunstklimaat – kunstenaars in gesprek). Artists and some special guests will enter in conversation with each other about the current position of artists.  Is it still possible to work autonomous as an artist now that the market is becoming more decisive?
 
 

publication date 27-2-2014

Rijksakademie Artists' Endowment Fund

In 2010 Rijksakademie Artists’ Endowment Fund was founded, a manifestation of loyal support by artists for artists associated with the Rijksakademie. The starting point was an auction for which many former residents and advisors donated a work. RAEF supports research and production for the benefit of a new generation artists. From 2014 on, a large part of the work budget of the resident artists is coming from RAEF. One more time we would like to thank all artists who contributed to this.

publication date 20-2-2014

Aernout Mik shows Cardboard Walls in BAK Utrecht

Artist and Rijksakademie advisor Aernout Mik  is the first who will exhibit his work during a new series of projects under the title of ‘Future Vocabularies’ at BAK Utrecht. His video installation ‘Cardboard Walls’ (2013) will be on view on March 1 at 8 Pm at BAK.
 
‘Cardboard Walls’ is a confrontation with the immediate aftermath of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan. The video shows various situations brought on by the catastrophe as they are enacted by the evacuees from the region, now destined to a life in the makeshift cardboard compartments.
 
The installation addresses how what we thought we controlled (nature), or thought to control (capitalist doctrines), has in fact taken charge of our lives in an authoritative swoop.
 
More information.

 
Aernout Mik, 'Cardboard Walls' (still), 2013, co Aernout Mik, 'Cardboard Walls' (still), 2013, co

publication date 20-2-2014

Els van Odijk in jury The Big Pitch of Outset

Rijksakademie director Els van Odijk will sit on the independent selection committee together with Annet Gelink (director Annet Gelink Gallery Amsterdam) and Xander Karskens (curator De Hallen Haarlem) of the new funding initiative: The Big Pitch, initiated by Outset Netherlands.
 
The Big Pitch is a way of bridging private support to public contemporary art projects and will see six contemporary art institutions invited to pitch funding for a new art project, to take place in their location in 2014. The following institutions have been invited for the first Big Pitch: Fotodok (Utrecht), Garage (Rotterdam), Gemak (Den Haag), Kunsthal KAdE (Amersfoort), MU (Eindhoven) and SMBA (Amsterdam). Van Odijk, Gelink and Karskens will assign funding to three of the six presented projects.
 
Outset Netherlands seeks to engage patrons in supporting public museums, galleries and projects. Outset NL focuses on the production of new works of art and their subsequent donation to public collections; institutional acquisitions, exhibition programs and publications. 
 

publication date 18-2-2014

Contemporary Art Fair (in) Madrid

CONTEMPORY ART FAIR MADRID
19 – 23 February 2014
www.ifema.es/arcomadrid_06/
 
Residents and alumni
 
Rosa Barba – Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Otto Berchem – Joan Prats (Barcelona, ES)
Michiel Ceulers – NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
David Claerbout – Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Attila Csörgö – Gregor Podnar (Berlin, DE)
Dina Danish – SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)
Armen Eloyan – Tim van Laere (Antwerpen, BE)
Mounir Fatmi – ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Claudia Fontes – Ignacio Liprandi (Buenos Aires, AR)
Alicia Framis – Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Dora García – Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Rubén Grilo – Future Gallery (Berlin, DE), NoguerasBlanchard (Barcelona, ES)
Carlos Irijalba – Juan Silió (Santander, ES), Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, ES)
Folkert de Jong – André Simoens (Knokke, BE), Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES/ Mexico, MX)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Bob van Orsouw (Zürich, CH)
Ellen Kooi – Espacio Líquido (Gijon, ES)
Germaine Kruip – Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Pere Llobera – Fúcares (Madrid, ES)
Cristina Lucas – Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
David Maljkovic – Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Wien, AT)
Bjarne Melgaard – Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Adrian Melis – ADN Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck – Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Jesús Palomino – Rafael Ortiz (Sevilla, ES)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo – Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)

publication date 17-2-2014

Agnieszka Polska and alumni in exhibition at Museum of Modern Art Warsaw

Works by Agnieszka Polska (1985, RA 14), Attila Csörgő (1965, RA 93), Paulina Ołowska (1976, RA 01/02) and Monika Sosnowska (1972, RA 99/00) are on view in the exhibition ‘As You Can See: Polish Art Today’ at the Museum of Modern Art Warsaw until June 1.
 
The exhibition focuses on how artists define their social role and obligations to a viewer, and how they negotiate their relations with institutions.
 
With her work Polska shows how actions from the past and present affect each other. Her videos and animation films often refer to forgotten or important twentieth-century artists. By featuring the artists' words and works in her films, they inevitably appear different from what was originally intended.
 
More information
 

publication date 17-2-2014

Excursion Iceland

Last week resident artists of the Rijksakademie went on an excursion to Iceland, under the guidance of Icelandic artist and Rijksakademie advisor Sigurdur Gudmundsson.

Next to a tour to highlights of the Icelandic scenery, the artists were introduced to the art scene in Reykjavik. Part of this was a public program in The Living Art Museum where Icelandic artists and Rijksakademie residents performed and presented their work.
 

publication date 13-2-2014

Miko Veldkamp wins Hodder Fellowship

Miko Veldkamp (1982, RA 12/13) has been awarded with The Hodder Fellowship of the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University for the 2014-15 academic year. Veldkamp is the first painter and second visual artist who wins the Fellowship in its 60 years of existence.
 
Out of a pool of over 900 applicants he was chosen to receive this award, created to provide artists and humanists in the early stages of their career an opportunity to undertake significant new work. He gets the opportunity for a year of ‘studious leisure’ during which he would have the time to move his work to the next level.
 
For more information, visit the website.
 

 

publication date 12-2-2014

Residents Mehraneh Atashi en Mahmoud Bakhshi in exhibition 'Recalling the Future'

Residents Mehraneh Atashi’s and Mahmoud Bakhshi’s work is on view in the exhibition Recalling The Future at The Brunei Gallery at SOAS, University of London until 22 March.

This exhibition demonstrates artwork that challenges assumptions about ‘Iranian’ art and radically shakes up the basic conception of the country’s modern canon.

Mysticism, physic and alchemy all come into play in the work of Atashi. Her cosmic quest to make the inanimate animate through processes of transmission is rooted in Persian mystical concepts such as Pardeh, among others referring to the sensory organ for hearing.
 
Bakhshi's installations and sculptural works deal with the aesthetics of post-revolutionary Iran. His work represents a struggle between an art that is self-conscious of its independence and the propaganda of the state.

Read Le Monde’s published article about the exhibition or visit SOAS’s website for more information.
 

publication date 6-2-2014

Louise O. Fresco opened Rijksakademie Residency 2014

Last Thursday February 6th Prof. dr. ir. Louise O. Fresco, the new president of the executive board of Wageningen University, opened the Rijksakademie Residency year 2014. As key note speaker she spoke to the new artists about the relation between art and science.
 
A quote from her speech: “Dare to think, try to find your own hypotheses and try to question and challenge them. And be patient. Patience means contemplation.”
 
 
(Photo Roy Taylor/RABK) (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK)

publication date 6-2-2014

Paulina Olowska wins Aachen Art Prize 2014

Paulina Olowska (1976, RA 01/02) has been awarded with the Aachen Art Prize. The art prize is awarded twice a year to artists whose work is an impulse for the international art world. 
 
Fascinated by modernistic utopian ideas of the historic avant garde, Olowska seeks for common grounds between modernistic art, design, fashion and advertising. She combines media such as performance, video, installation, sculpture, collage, painting and fashion. Besides, she collaborates with other artists, curates exhibitions and organizes events. Key issue in these exhibitions and events is the revaluation of forgotten female artists.
 
Paulina Olowska receives a donation of 10.000 euros and will have a solo exhibition in the Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst which can be visited during the winter of 2014/2015.
 

publication date 28-1-2014

Art (in) Rotterdam

ART ROTTERDAM
6 - 9 February 2014
www.artrotterdam.nl

Residents and alumni         
 
Giorgio Andreotta Caló - Wilfried Lentz
Tiong Ang - Lumen Travo
Olga Balema - Fons Welters
Rossella Biscotti - Wilfried Lentz
Gwenneth Boelens - KLEMM’s
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci, MK Award (Projections)
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci
Dina Danish - Barbara Seiler
Elspeth Diederix - Stigter van Doesburg
Rebecca Digne - Jeanine van Hofland
Charlotte Dumas - Paul Andriesse
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg
Marnix Goossens - Nouvelles Images
Jasper Hagenaar - Jeanine van Hofland
Rumiko Hagiwara - Jeanine van Hofland
Yang Ah Ham - Van Zijll Langhout (Projections)
Nicoline van Harskamp - D + T Project  (Projections)
Esther Jiskoot - Lutz
Folkert de Jong - Fons Welters
Klaas Kloosterboer - Van Gelder
Ellen Kooi - Torch
Marijn van Kreij - Paul Andriesse, Barbara Seiler
Susanne Kriemann - Wilfried Lentz
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Martin van Zomeren
Aditya Mandayam - Van Gelder
Erkka Nissinen – Ellen de Bruijne Projections
Jacco Olivier - Ron Mandos (Projections)
Marc Oosting - tegenboschvanvreden
Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliètte Jongma
Maarten Overdijk - Jeanine van Hofland
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud - Barbara Seiler
Florian Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma
Magali Reus - Fons Welters
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - tegenboschvanvreden (Projections)
Jay Tan - Trapéz
Esther Tielemans - Akinci
Philippe Van Wolputte - Elaine Levy (New art Section)
Miko Veldkamp - Rianne Groen (New art Section)
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter van Doesburg
Evi Vingerling - Kristof De Clerq
Kemang Wa Lehulere - West
Guido van der Werve - Juliètte Jongma
Stephen Wilks - Paul Andriesse
Edwin Zwakman - Akinci
 
(Visiting) advisors
 
Ansuya Blom - Van Gelder
Sigurdur Gudmundsson - Van Gelder

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We like Art @ Art Rotterdam 2014
Residents and alumni - Jisan Ahn, Tim Ayres, Charlotte Dumas, Marnix Goossens, Paul Kooiker, Philipp Kremer, Gabriel Lester, Malin Persson, Jan van der Ploeg, Chantal Spit, Maurice van Tellingen, Siree van der Velde
(Visiting) advisors - Jan Roeland

Prospects & Concepts 2014 - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent
Paul Beumer, Ruta Butkute, Kianoosh Motallebi, Katja Novitskova, Josje Peters, Aldwin van de Ven, Wouter Venema

MOMART– Base for Independent Artists
Geirthrudur Finnbogadottir, Lev Ilizirov, Maarten Sleeuwits
 
Première Silent city

Rob Sweere

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ELDERS IN ROTTERDAM

Raw Art Fair, 5-9 februari

Tim Breukers - (Helder)
Ellert Haitjema - (Biederberg)
Peter Keizer - (Terra Delft)
Katrin Korfmann - (Art Affairs)
Kiki Lamers - (WTC Art Gallery)
Maryanto - (Heden)
Uche Okpa-Iroha - (Devearts)
André Pielage - (Wit)
Gino Saccone - (Mieke van Schaijk)
Sandro Setola - (Mirta Demare)
Berend Strik (o.v.) - (Heden)
Guido Vlottes - (Wit)


David Claerbout - GRIJS / GREY, Nederlands Fotomuseum, 18 January - 28 February
 
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Alicia FramisTEC ART 2014, Fenixloods, 5-9 February
 
Dora García, Gabriel Lester, Jill Magid - The Crime Was Almost Perfect, Witte de With, 24 January - 27 April
 
Arnoud HollemanTribute To An Avenue, outdoor cinema, 8-9 February

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You'll find a pdf with this list here.
 

publication date 22-1-2014

New residents 2014

This week, 27 artists started their Rijksakademie residents. They will join the residents who will start their second year. The new residents are:

Johann Arens (DE/NL), Shigeo Arikawa (JP), Mahmoud Bakhshi (IR), Catherine Biocca (IT/DE), Ruta Butkute (LT/NL), Nickel van Duijvenboden (NL), Olivia Dunbar (CA/NL), Chen Feng (CN), Riley Harmon (US), Young Eun Keem (KR/NL), Jisun Kim (KR), Adrian Melis (CU/ES), Gareth Nyandoro (ZW), Naïmé Perrette (FR), Agnieszka Polska (PL), Lisa Reitmeier (DE), Aykan Safoğlu (TR/DE), e. belit sağ (TR/NL), Sam Samiee (IR/NL), Caterina Silva (IT), Fraser Stewart (UK/NL), Jay Tan (UK/NL), Jouni Toni (FI), Ehsan Ul Haq (PK), Wouter Venema (NL), Kemang Wa Lehulere (ZA), Chi-Yu Wu (TW).

Visit the artist’s pages for a first impression.
 

publication date 22-1-2014

Giorgio Andreotta Caló nominated for the Volkskrant Art Prize 2014

Giorgio Andreotta Caló (RA 09/10) is one of the nominees for the Volkskrant Art Prize 2014.

The exhibition of the work of Caló, and the other nominees: Emmeline de Mooij, Emma van der Put, Floris Kaayk and Maartje Korstanje, will be on view in the Stedelijk Museum Schiedam from 15 February to 11 May 2014. The public is invited to vote. On the final day of the exhibition, the audience favorite will be announced.

On April 13, the jury will award the Volkskrant Art Prize. President of the jury this year Sanne Wallis de Vries, comedian and art lover. Along with the jury members Ahmet Ögüt (artist and previous winner of the VKBK Prize), Sacha Bronwasser (art critic Volkskrant) and Hans Kemna (casting director and collector) a winner will be chosen.

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs (in Dutch)
Giorgio Andreotta Caló, presentation during RijksakademieOPEN 2010. Photo Willem Vermaase Giorgio Andreotta Caló, presentation during RijksakademieOPEN 2010. Photo Willem Vermaase

publication date 22-1-2014

Femmy Otten selected for offiical state portrait King Willem-Alexander

Femmy Otten (RA 11/12) is one of three artists who is selected to make an official state portrait of King Willem- Alexander The other artists are Iris van Dongen and Rineke Dijkstra. An expert committee made ​​this choice based on the sketches submitted by twelve artists.

The committee calls it surprising that Femmy Otten has managed to turn the thinness that often characterizes her work into a powerful portrait you can not ignore. At the same time a lyrical poetry speaks from the portrait, with which Otten stays true to her own work. The committee also appreciates the subtle way in which she refers to historical elements. The looseness of these floating symbols form a fascinating contrast to the static portrait.

The twelve sketches are exhibited in the Rijksmuseum until April 15.
 
Femmy Otten (Amsterdam, 1981), King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Amsberg (van Oranje-Nassau), oil on canvas. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij, Amsterdam Femmy Otten (Amsterdam, 1981), King Willem-Alexander Claus George Ferdinand van Amsberg (van Oranje-Nassau), oil on canvas. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij, Amsterdam

publication date 22-1-2014

Marjolein Rothman chosen to make image of the king for Amsterdam chamber

Marjolein Rothman (RA 03/04) is chosen to make the sculpture of the king that will be placed in the Amsterdam council chamber.
 
Rothman has designed a dark gray steel sculpture, showing the effigy of Willem-Alexander. It is deliberately left open in several places. "So the king is not the center of power, but part of the people. People can look through the king in council. "

A month ago, a three-member panel of the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts chose three designs, including the of Rothman, to take part in the finals. Through the site www.beeldvandekoning.nl nearly three thousand Amsterdam cast their vote.

The sculpture will be placed in the spring.
 
Marjolein Rothman, sculpture of King Willem-Alexander for the Amsterdam council chamber Marjolein Rothman, sculpture of King Willem-Alexander for the Amsterdam council chamber

publication date 21-1-2014

Residents and alumni at International Film Festival Rotterdam

IFFR
22 January - 2 February 2014
www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com
 
Shigeo Arikawa ('It had already been ended before you can see the end', 2012) *
Yael Bartana ('Inferno', 2013) *
David Claerbout
('Travel', 2013)
Martha Colburn ('Metamorfoza', 2014)
Willehad Eilers ('The Illmannered Milkman', 2013)
Dora Garcia ('The Joycean Society', 2013)
Els Opsomer ('Building Stories #001 | The Distant Piece of Mine', 2013)
Marco Pando ('Back to the Temple of the Sun', 2014)
Pilvi Takala ('Drive with Care', 2014)
Nina Yuen ('Andoe', 2013)
Katarina Zdjelar ('Stimme', 2014)

 
* Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
 
Shigeo Arikawa, 'It had already been ended before you can see the end', 2012 Shigeo Arikawa, 'It had already been ended before you can see the end', 2012

publication date 16-12-2013

Definitive solution for Rijksakademie building

PRESS RELEASE

Amsterdam, December 16, 2013


The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is as of now the official owner of the Kavallerie-Kazerne (former calvary barracks) on Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam. Today, Minister Jet Bussemaker (Education, Culture and Science) and Amsterdam alderman Carolien Gehrels have signed the transfer in the studio of Daniëlle van Ark. Acquiring the ownership of the building will help keep the cost of housing manageable. This solution will also make it possible for the Rijksakademie to now fully focus on the future.

The State government sells the land to the City of
Amsterdam, who, in turn, leases the land to the Rijksakademie. The Rijksakademie, in this way, acquires the building ownership and the responsibility for management and maintenance. To cover the projected costs of three million euros, the Trust Fund Rijksakademie (the support foundation of the Rijksakademie) plans to set up an endowment. To this end, the institute seeks the support of individuals, foundations and partners, and companies.

 “This brings 2013 to a fantastic close”, says Els van Odijk, director Rijksakademie. “First, a successful RijksakademieOPEN and now this magnificent building as a solid foundation for the future. Now we can really go forward from here on out.”

The acquisition of the property has been made possible thanks to the constructive cooperation of the Ministry of Education, the Government Buildings Agency, the State Property and Development Agency and the City of Amsterdam. Thanks to the commitment of all parties involved, the Rijksakademie will be able to continue to facilitate the development of top international talent in a unique tailor-made environment, which is one of the core strengths of our institution.
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Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is an artist’s institute for exceptionally talented artists, from all over the world. The Rijksakademie creates an environment in which 50 artists can concentrate on research, experiment and production for a period of two years. The residency program offers facilities like a studio, work budget and the use of technical workshops, library and collections. In addition, residents can request feedback and support from internationally acclaimed artists, curators and theorists. Artists often experience a huge creative development during their residency at the Rijksakademie.
 Amsterdam alderman Carolien Gehrels, Minister Jet Bussemaker, director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk in the studio of Daniëlle van Ark. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK) Amsterdam alderman Carolien Gehrels, Minister Jet Bussemaker, director Rijksakademie Els van Odijk in the studio of Daniëlle van Ark. (Photo Roy Taylor/RABK)

publication date 10-12-2013

Call for application residency 2015 between January 1 and February 1

Every year, about 25 studios become available. The residency lasts one year and can be extended to two. You can apply for the 2015 residency by completing the online application form between January 1 and February 1, 2014.

More information

publication date 21-11-2013

Save the date: book presentation ‘Hiding Making –Showing Creation’ December 9

On Monday, December 9, from 17:00 to 19:00, there is a book presentation at the Rijksakademie of 'Hiding Making –Showing Creation. The Studio from Turner to Tacita Dean', a work on the studio practice and the strategies developed by artists to either present their art to the public or, on the contrary, hide it from them.

During the presentation, there will be interviews with residents Céline Berger and Bert Jacobs. Additionally, alumnus Berend Strik (RA 85/88) will give a short lecture entitled Decipher the Artist's mind.

The evening is open to the public and ends with a drink. Please RSVP to A.C.Kisters@uu.nl to reserve a seat.

publication date 2-12-2013

RijksakademieOPEN 2013 great succes

Over 7,000 people attended RijksakademieOPEN the past few days, during which all 47 resident artists presented new work in their studios.

Besides these presentations an extended visitor program was organized to intensify the experience. With tours, ‘Talks’ and a film program there was plenty to do and see.  Even the youngest visitors found their place in a children's studio.

Blog
During RijksakdemieOPEN a team of writers, photographers and filmmakers made daily reports of the event for the Rijksakademie blog. Visit it here for (photo) reports, interviews and overall impressions.

An overview of articles, reviews and photo reports can be found on our website.

publication date 28-11-2013

Opening RijksakademieOPEN

RijksakademieOPEN 2013 has been officially opened by counseler of Amsterdam Carolien Gehrels.
Counseler Carolien Gehrels and Rijksakademie directro Els van Odijk after the opening (photo Roy Taylor/RABK) Counseler Carolien Gehrels and Rijksakademie directro Els van Odijk after the opening (photo Roy Taylor/RABK)

publication date 28-11-2013

Liveblog during RijksakademieOPEN

For interviews with visitors, in-depth reports, and overall impressions of RijksakademieOPEN visit our liveblog here

publication date 28-11-2013

Frequently asked questions

Many people are interested in the current situation of the Rijksakademie. Please find the most frequently asked questions (and the answers) here.
Veelgestelde vragen FAQ English

publication date 27-11-2013

AT5 visits RijksakademieOPEN

On November 27 Amsterdam news station AT5 visited the Rijksakademie for a preview of RijksakademieOPEN.

Presentor Frank Awick and director Els van Odijk looked at work by Elin Austbø, Jeannoux van Deijck, Daniëlle van Ark, Dimitar Genchev, Quynh Dong and Nicoline Timmer.


Watch the episode here

publication date 25-11-2013

Call for particpants for a public survey RijksakademieOPEN

To gain insight in the audience and the public experience of the visitors of RijksakademieOPEN, intern Zaza Versteeg (student art history at the University of Amsterdam) will carry out a public survey during the event.

Therefore, Zaza is is looking for participants who have visited RijksakademieOPEN several times. 

If you want to share your experiences and participate in a short interview, please contact zaza.versteeg@rijksakademie.nl

publication date 25-11-2013

Resident Emile Zile's movie 'Jack' in 'Melbourne Now'

Currently resident Emile Zile's movie 'Jack' is on display in the exhibition 'Melbourne Now' at the National Gallery of Victoria.

More information
 

publication date 12-11-2013

Rijksakademie artists at Amsterdam Art Weekend @ IDFA | 29 Nov - 1 Dec

The Amsterdam Art Weekend (29 November- 1 December) screens a selection of recent video artworks at International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA), including works by (former) residents of the Rijksakademie.

The screenings start everyday at 14.00 in Tuschinski 6. Below the program of the works by rijksakademie artists:

Friday 29 November
Speechless
- Charlotte Dumas ('Anima')
- Gabriel Lester ('The blank Stare')
- Fernando Sánchez Castillo ('Tactica')

Saturday 30 November
The Clash
- Melanie Bonajo ('Pee on Presidents')
- Muzi Quawson (‘Doll Parts')
- Emile Zile ('Jack')

Sunday 1 December
Staged Reality
- Feiko Beckers ('As long as you are not reminded too often')
- Hans Op de Beeck ('Staging Silence II')
- Nina Yuen ('Mr. President')


More information

publication date 19-11-2013

Masterclass Art Mediation during RijksakademieOPEN

This year, a Masterclass Art Mediation will be organized for the first time. Participants explore different ways of 'mediating' between the public and contemporary art presentation.
During RijksakademieOPEN, participants will use their newly acquired mediation skills in providing special activities for the public.

publication date 29-10-2013

Update Symposium 'Educating Artists' in KW

Update: the symposium can be followed through livestream here. Ask your questions on Twitter using #eduartKW.

Symposium 'Educating Artists'

On 8 and 9 November, the KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin organizes, together with Gnyp Art, thesymposium Educating Artists on the significance of residency programs for artists and the art field. The Rijksakademie plays a central role in the symposium, which will conclude with performances by among others Feiko Beckers (RA 10/11).

More information

publication date 6-11-2013

Artissima 2013

ARTISSIMA, Turin (IT) | 8-10 november 2013 | www.artissima.it

GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Rosa Barba — Vistamare (Pescara,IT)
Yael Bartana — Raffaella Cortese (Milano, IT)
Rossella Biscotti — prometeogallery (Milano/Lucca, IT)
Milena Bonilla — mor.charpentier (Paris, FR)
Crystal Z Campbell — Artericambi (Verona, IT)
Attila Csörgö — Gregor Podnar (Berlin, DE/Ljubljana, SL)
Dina Danish — SpazioA (Pistoia, IT)
Thomas Demand — Esther Schipper (Berlin, DE)
Helen Dowling — Artericambi (Verona, IT)
Charlotte Dumas — Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam, NL)
Mounir Fatmi — Analix Forever (Genève, CH)
Anna Franceschini — Vistamare (Pescara, IT)
Meschac Gaba — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Dora Garcia — On the Move (Tirana, AL)
David Hominal - Centre d'édition contemporaine (Genève, CH)
Kan Xuan — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Marijn van Kreij — Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam, NL)
Tala Madani — Pilar Corrias (London, GB)
David Maljkovic — Massimo Minini (Brescia, IT)
Valerie Mannaerts — Bernier / Eliades (Athens, GR)
Shahryar Nashat — S.A.L.E.S. (Roma, IT)
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Amalia Pica — Herald St (London, GB)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert — Juliette Jongma (Amsterdam, NL) — present future
Bojan Sarcevic — Pinksummer (Genova, IT)
Stefanos Tsivopoulos — prometeogallery (Milano/Lucca, IT)
Guido van der Werve — Monitor (Roma, IT)

(visiting) advisors

Mike Nelson — Franco Noero (Torino, IT)

 

publication date 1-11-2013

Rijksakademie alumni in Chambres des Canaux

Today the exhibition 'Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home' opened. In many Amsterdam Canal houses work by Rijksakadmie alumni can be viewed until November 17.

Participating Rijksakademie alumni:
Carlos Amorales – Herengracht 520; Keizersgracht 387 (De Vergulde Ster)
Yael Bartana - Keizersgracht 123 (House with the Heads)
Rossella Biscotti – Herengracht 520
Lonnie van Brummelen - Keizersgracht 123 (House with the Heads)
David Claerbout – Keizersgracht 123 (House with the Heads)
Charlotte Dumas – Looiersgracht 60
Zachary Formwalt – Herengracht 470 (Goethe-Institut)
Alicia Framis – Vijzelstraat 32 (Amsterdam City Archives)
David Haines – Westermarkt 14
Gert Jan Kocken – Looiersgracht 60
Germaine Kruip – Herengracht 284 (Huis Van Brienen)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy – Herengracht 68-I
Nathaniel Mellors – Looiersgracht 60
Ahmet Ögüt – Herengracht 401 (Castrum Pelegrini)
Amalia Pica – Keizersgracht 134
Julika Rudelius – Herengracht 474 (Manifesta)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck – Herengracht 502 (The Mayor’s Official Residence)
Fiona Tan – Keizersgracht 134
Erik van der Weijde – Keizersgracht 114
Guido van der Werve -  Keizersgracht 123 (‘House with the Heads’)

Tickets here

publication date 15-10-2013

De Ateliers withdraws from merger with Rijksakademie

Yesterday, the Rijksakademie has learned with regret and astonishment that De Ateliers withdraws from the advanced merger talks with the Rijksakademie. Until recently, we have worked hard to bring together the individual qualities of De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie into a new institute. We regret the decision of our colleagues, especially since we share a similar mission: the further development of talented artists. We see this as a missed opportunity for the international art field as a whole and the Netherlands in particular. The Rijksakademie considered the merger and the joining of resources and visions as a logical step in ensuring the continued development of talent at the highest level in the future.
 
The Rijksakademie will continue on this chosen course. We focus on selecting and facilitating talented artists from all continents. As a large international and interdisciplinary artists’ institute, we offer a high-quality research and production infrastructure with technical workshops, a library and a team of internationally renowned artists who provide advice and guidance. Aside from partners in the arts field, we cooperate with various institutions from science and industry.

The Rijksakademie has handed in the new policy plan at the Ministery of Education, Culture and Science at October 31st.
 

publication date 31-10-2013

Dan Walwin in Stedelijk@Trouw

31 October - 9 November a video installation by resident Dan Walwin is on display in the group exhibition 'UTOPIA', at Stedelijk at Trouw: Contemporary Art Club, in Trouw Amsterdam.

Video installations of  Dan Walwin, Cyprien Gaillard, Sarah Morris and Hannah Weinberger will be in the exhibition. Together they explore (im)possibilities of utopia and dystopia in their specific relation to cities and urban development.

Free entrance every day between 17.30 and 02.00.

Dan Walwin will present a combination of two videos. In Immortality, a gliding camera silently wanders over an British hilly forest-landscape and stumbles upon an illegal rave party in an abandoned rock quarry. In Telemotive, a group of men set out by car, in the same British midlands as that of Immortality, whereby they create remarkable, almost ritualistic situations.

More information here

publication date 29-10-2013

Rijksakademie at Centre Pompidou

On Wednesday 30 October, the Centre Pompidou organizes a film night entitled Carte Blanche à la Rijksakademie, presenting works of resident artists Mehraneh Atashi, Felix Burger, Florian Quistrebert and Bea McMahon, and alumni Rosa Barba, Rossella Biscotti, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Rebecca Digne, Anna Franceschini, Francesca Grilli, Muzi Quawson, Pablo Pijnappel and Marijke van Warmerdam.

A number of alumni and residents have been invited to speak about their residency at the Rijksakademie.

The program starts at 19:00 in Centre Pompidou, Paris. Tickets are 6 euros, 4 euros with reduction, free with museum pass.

More information

publication date 29-10-2013

Chambres des Caneaux: The Tolerant Home

From 1 to 17 November, 20 canal houses open their doors during the exhibition Chambres des Canaux: The Tolerant Home.

35 contemporary artists, including many alumni from the Rijksakademie, present their work.

The website will give you more information on the exhibition and how to obtain tickets.
Carlos Amorales, 'Coal Drawing Machine', 2012. Courtesy of the artist. On view in Herengracht 520 Carlos Amorales, 'Coal Drawing Machine', 2012. Courtesy of the artist. On view in Herengracht 520

publication date 22-10-2013

Program Museumnacht at the Rijksakademie - 2 Nov

During Museumnacht (Museum Night) on Saturday, November 2, the Rijksakademie will open its doors from 19:00 to 2:00.

The Rijksakademie offers a glimpse into the residency program, with tours through studios and technical workshops, presentations, film screenings and performances. There are Talks, a.o. a Q&A with Wayne Horse and a public version of 'The Reader'. The evening also includes a roundtable discussion on the selection of artists with gallerist Ellen de Bruijne, Casco director Binna Choi, and Martijntje Hallmann, head of the residency programme at the Rijksakademie.

The full program can be consulted here.

Admission only on presentation of the Museumnacht ticket.For more information and tickets, see Museumnacht.nl/tickets
 

publication date 22-10-2013

FIAC 2013 Paris |24-27 October 2013 |

Parijs | 24-27 October 2013 | www.fiac.com

Over 80 residents en alumni are participating in this years 40th anniversary edition of FIAC. 

FIAC is the most important annual art fair of France. 

For the complete list of participating Rijksakademie artist see the attached file.
FIAC 2013 Rijksakademie artists

publication date 17-10-2013

Call for video editors RijksakademieOPEN

This year during RijkskademieOPEN the Rijksakademie blog would also like to add video reports. That’s why, in addition to the current editorial team, we’re looking for: video editors.

Are you interested in contemporary art and do you have (some) experience in filming, video editing and interviewing? And are you available beteen 27 November and 1 December?

Don’t hestitate to contact us. Please send a short motivation + CV before Friday October 25 to radna.rumping@rijksakademie.nl


More information on our website.
For our blog click here.

During RijksakademieOPEN 2013, when 47 international artists show new work in their studios, the Rijksakademie blog reports daily with interviews with artists, short articles and photo reports.
 
The editorial team of the Rijksakademie blog consists of young writers and photographers from different backgrounds with a mutual interest in contemporary art.
 

publication date 10-10-2013

Former resident Jesús Palomino has been awarded with the 'Grant and Excellency Award Villa Concordia 2014'

Former resident Jesús Palomino (RA 01/02) has been awarded with the 'Grant and Excellency Award Villa Concordia 2014'

Villa Concordia is an international artist in residence programme located at the city of Bamberg in Münich, and offers residents the possibility of developing their art projects for a period of one year. Every year twelve artists from Germany and one other country are chosen to receive a grant to live and work in Bamberg.

Villa Concordia Programme 2014 is curated by the German artist, Hermann Pitz, Professor at the Art School of Münich and Berlin, and artist advisor at the Rijksakademie.

More about Jesús Palomino here.

publication date 8-10-2013

Alumni Marijn van Kreij and Philipp Kremer win Royal Award for Modern Painting 2013

Last Friday King Willem-Alexander presented the Royal Award for Modern Painting 2013.  Two of the winners are Rijksakademie alumni Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06) en Philipp Kremer (RA 11/12). The other winners are Wieteke Heldens and Jorn van Leeuwen. 

The artists were nominated by a jury, made up of Tjebbe Beekman (RA 03/04), Hanne Hagenaars, Jan van der Ploeg, Hedwig Saam, Lilly van der Stokker, Benno Tempel (chair) and Esther Tielemans (RA 01/02).

After the award-ceremony the King opened the exhibition of the winning works and a selection of other paintings submitted. 

The exhibtion can be visited until October 27th in the Royal Palace Amtsterdam


 
Philipp Kremer- Basic community iv Philipp Kremer- Basic community iv Marijn van Kreij- Untitled Marijn van Kreij- Untitled

publication date 8-10-2013

Alumni David Gutierrez en Guido van der Werve win Dutch film award

Last Friday the Dutch Film awards called 'Gouden Kalf' were handed out at the gala of the annual Dutch Film Festival in Utrecht.

Alumni Diego Gutierrez (RA 96/97) and Guido van der Werve (RA06/07) both won a Gouden Kalf for respectively 'Parts of a family' (best long documentary) and 'Nummer veertien, home' (best short movie).

More info here (Dutch only)
From 'Parts of a family' From 'Parts of a family' From 'Nummer veertien, home' From 'Nummer veertien, home'

publication date 3-10-2013

Rijksakademie program Museumnacht

As of today the full Museumnacht program is online at 
museumnachtamsterdam.nl

In the Rijksakademie the audience can participate in mini-exhibitions, interviews, performances, and studiotours led by residents. Furthermore, 
former resident Wayne Horse (RA 09/10) will show his film 'The Ill-mannered Milkman' and Maria barnas (RA 99/00) will interview residents for her project The Reader.

Tickets and full Rijksakademie program here.

publication date 3-10-2013

Solo exhibition resident Carlos Irijalba

Resident Carlos Irijalba (ES/79) is currently on view in his second solo show at Galerie Sherin Najjar in Berlin. The exhibition 'High Tides' can be visited until November 9.

In his work, Irijalba symbolically marks the substantive and temporal overlap between nature, culture and politics. “Human culture and nature are part of a common flow,” he says, “and the less we know about that common origin the less we know about ourselves.”

More info in the attached press release.
Press release Carlos Irijalba - High Tides

publication date 3-10-2013

3 residents in finissage Galerie 23

This Sunday resident Admire Kamudzengerere will celebrate the end his group exhibition at Galerie 23 with a finissage. For the finissage he will be joined by 2 of his Rijksakademie colleagues Kemang Wa Lehulere and Em'kal Eyongakpa.  

In a conversation they will share their impressions of this year’s Venice Biennal. Furthermore, two short videos and a special ZAM magazine column will be be part of the programme.

More info here.

publication date 1-10-2013

2 Rijksakademie alumni nominated for 'Gouden Kalf'

Alumni Diego Gutierrez (RA 96/97) and Guido van der Werve (RA06/07) are nominated for the Dutch film award 'Gouden Kalf'

Gutierrez is nominated for best long documentary with 'Parts of a family'  and Van der Werve is nominated for best short movie with 'Nummer veertien, home'

The awards are handed out at the Dutch Film Gala this Friday, October 4th.

publication date 1-10-2013

Solo exhibition Miko Veldkamp

Resident Miko Veldkamps solo exhibition 'No man steps in the same river twice' opens this Saturday, (October 5th in Rotterdam at Galerie Rianne Groen. 

The exhibition consist of several of Veldkamps current works and can be visited until November 9th.
 
Miko Veldkamp - Garden Miko Veldkamp - Garden

publication date 26-9-2013

Performance Zhana Ivanova this weekend in Veem Theater Amsterdam

Resident Zhana Ivanova presents the performance Flip Sides at Het Veem Theater this Friday and Saturday for the last time in Amsterdam.

Zhana Ivanova produces works in the field of performance and time-based arts. The patterns and systems to which we accustom within daily experience are of the central interest.
 
Friday 27 September and Saturday 28 September at 8:30pm
Het Veem Theater, Amsterdam
 
Tickets:€15,- / €12,- discount (CJP, Stadspas) / €5,- discount (College card/student pass)
 

publication date 25-9-2013

unseen photo fair

unseen photo fair
Westergasfabriek
26 - 29 September
www.unseenamsterdam.com


Rijksakademie alumni

Liesbeth Abbenes - (Martin van Zomeren)
Sema Bekirovic - (Stigter van Doesburg
Elspeth Diederix - (Stigter van Doesburg)
Peggy Franck - (Stigter van Doesburg)
Miklos Gaál - (Wagner + Partner)
Alexandra Leykauf - (Martin van Zomeren)
Paulien Oltheten - (Fons Welters)
Lisa Oppenheim - (Juliette Jongma)
Berend Strik - (Fons Welters)
Erik van der Weijde - (Unseen Book fair)
Take/Off © Viviane Sassen Take/Off © Viviane Sassen

publication date 18-9-2013

Paulina Olowska exhibits at Stedelijk Museum

Alumna Paulina Olowska (RA 01/02) exhibits with the solo exhibition Au Bonheur des Dames at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. The show combines painting, drawing, collage, and neon works in a remarkable theatrical installation. Olowska is fascinated by modernist art and design, folk art, and radical avant-gardes.

The Stedelijk Museum will host September 22 a conversation between Olowska and Rijksakademie advisor Elena Filipovic. The conversation will focus on the work in the exhibition, exploring the relationship between art and public space, as well as the notion of feminine creation and consumption that the artist addresses in her work.

Paulina Olowska 
Au Bonheur des Dames 
Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
21 sep 2013 - 27 jan 2014

More information here
Paulina Olowska, Lucky Sport, 2010, oil on canvas,110 x 78 cm Paulina Olowska, Lucky Sport, 2010, oil on canvas,110 x 78 cm

publication date 24-9-2013

Books and prints from Rijksakademie collection in exhbibition ´Designing Health´


Designing Health, The New Institute’s upcoming exhibition at the Designhuis in Eindhoven, will show how design and technology have influenced medicine through the ages and how they’ll continue to do so in the future.
 
Two books (by Wandelaar en Vesalius) and five prints by Gautier D’Agoty from the Rijksakademie Collections are part of the show.

More information:
Designing Health
Designhuis, Eindhoven
21 September 2013 until 5 January 2014



 

publication date 18-9-2013

Driessens and Verstappen wins Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2013

Artist duo Driessens & Verstappen (both Rijksakademie alumni 88/91) win the Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award 2013. They will receive the Art+Technology Award for their entire, highly distinctive body of work. The duo gets a solo exhibition at the Bergkerk Church in Deventer. November 7 they will receive the award and present a new work for the show

The jury describes them as ‘Creators of artificial worlds’ and says ‘They create circumstances under which mechanisms produce art independently, without any further intervention by the artists’. Driessens & Verstappen are interested both in the process of creation and in its surprising results.

The jury consisted of Olof van Winden (chairman, founder of the TodaysArt Festival), Alex Adriaansens (director of the V2_Institute for the Unstable Media in Rotterdam), Joost Rekveld (visual artist), and Margriet Schavemaker (head of collections at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam).

The exposition will run from 8 Nov - 8 Dec at the Bergkerk Church in Deventer.
Driessens & Verstappen, Top-down Bottom-up, Installation, 2012 Driessens & Verstappen, Top-down Bottom-up, Installation, 2012

publication date 16-9-2013

New acquisitions for the library

The library acquired new books for the collection. Check the list to see what's new!

The library is every Wednesday untill Friday open, from 11 AM to 5 PM.

http://www.rijksakademie.nl/_uploaded/aanwinsten_2013_4.pdf

publication date 16-9-2013

Nicoline van Harskamp performs in Tate Modern

Alumna Nicoline van Harskamp (RA 07/08) performs English Forecast September 19 at the Performance Room Tate Modern. The performance is streamed live online.

This performance examines how the English language evolves and takes on new forms depending on many cultural factors. English is one of the world’s most commonly used cross-border languages. For English Forecast, van Harskamp has researched what the possible future sound and nature of spoken English might be. A team of actors, with different mother tongues, will perform this language, and online audiences are invited to participate by repeating what they hear.

Visit September 19 — 8 PM (in the UK) the link www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive to see Van Harskamp live!
Nicoline van Harskamp, European English Exercise,  2013 Nicoline van Harskamp, European English Exercise, 2013

publication date 11-9-2013

Rijksakademie in collection Rabobank and Delta Lloyd

Rabobank, main sponsor RijksakademieOPEN, initiated along with Delta Lloyd State to highlight Rijksakademie alumni in collections.

On 19 September, the exhibition ‘Rijksakademie in Collections’ will open with more than thirty works of alumni, among others Meschac Gaba, Kiki Lamers and Michael Raedecker.

The exhibition is open every weekday from 8:00 -18:00, until the end of year in the Mondriaantoren, Amstelplein 8 in Amsterdam.
 

publication date 2-9-2013

Numerous alumni exhibits at Dread

The exhibition Dread - fear in the age of technological acceleration exhibits including resident Aditya Mandayam (IN/83) and many alumni in De Hallen Haarlem.

The show explores how artists engage the fear of an uncertain future as a fertile source for their work. Some work focuses on the fear of the harmful effects of new technologies. Other contributions are more personal and poetic in nature, and provide hope to overcome fear.

Participating Rijksakademie alumni:

Mark Bain (RA 99/00)
James Beckett (RA 01/02)
Alicia Framis (RA 95/96)
Gert Jan Kocken (RA 11/12)
Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00)
Kianoosh Motallebi (science fellow)
Sarah Sonsbeeck (RA 08/09)
Berend Strik (RA 85/88)

Dread - fear in the age of technological acceleration
September 7 to November 24
De Hallen
Grote Markt 16, Haarlem
Berend Strik, Vicarious Atonement, 2011 Berend Strik, Vicarious Atonement, 2011

publication date 2-9-2013

Overview exhibitions in Amsterdam in September 2013



Eleven Amsterdam based galeries will present this coming weekend (solo) exhibitions by Rijksakademie artists:

Jeanine Hofland contemporary art
Jasper Hagenaar (groep) | 'Herkomst: particuliere verzameling' | 7 - 21/9 | www.jeaninehofland.nl

Galerie Akinci
Deniz Buga (solo) | 'Sites of Disorder' | 7/9 - 5/10 | www.akinci.nl

Martin van Zomeren
Alexandra Leykauf (group) | 'Parallax Objects, Relief, Blackouts' | 7/9 - 5/10 | www.gmvz.com

Stigter van Doesburg
Helen Verhoeven (solo) | 'Mother' | 7/9 - 5/10 | www.stigtervandoesburg.com

Galerie Fons Welters
Olga Balema (solo) | 'Body of Work' | 7/9 - 12/10 | www.fonswelters.nl

Galerie van Gelder
Klaas Kloosterboer (solo) | 'Principle of Uncertainty/Open' | 7/9 – 12/10 | www.galerievangelder.com

Apice for Artists
Sarah Verbeek (solo) | 7/9 – 12/10 | 'New Paintings and artwork on paper' | www.apiceforartists.com

tegenboschvanvreden
Dieuwke Spaans (solo) | 'If it were voices instead of colors' | 7/9 – 19/10 | www.tegenboschvanvreden.com

Gerhard Hofland
Malin Persson (solo) | 'Under Ytan' | 7/9 - 19/10 | www.gerhardhofland.com

Galerie Juliètte Jongma
Lisa Oppenheim (solo) | 'Point de Gaze'| 7/9 – 20/10 | www.juliettejongma.com

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Klaas Kloosterboer (solo) | 'Open/Principle of Uncertainty' | 7/9 – 26/10 | www.edbprojects.com

See pdf for a complete overview of current exhbitions with work by Rijksakademie artists and also a preview of events later this month.

 

publication date 22-8-2013

Nominations Royal Award for Modern Painting

The jury of the Royal Award for Modern Painting presented the nominees for this year’s award.
 
Five of them are or were Rijksakademie residents:
Jeffrey Dunsbergen (RA 11/12)
Peggy Franck (RA 05/06)
Dimitar Genchev (RA 12/13)
Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06)
Philipp Kremer (RA 11/12)
 
The other nominees are: Niels Bekkema, Willem Besselink, Rob Bouwman, Roos van Dijk, Koen Doodeman, , Renske Liesje van Enckevort, Anne Forest, Raquel van Haver, Wieteke Heldens, Jorn van Leeuwen, Roel Jeroen van der Linden, Vladimir Girz, Hidde van Schie, Bonnie Severien, Jessica Skowroneck, Eva Spierenburg, Mari Stoel, Hugo Tieleman, Dorus Tossijn, Coen Vunderink.
 
On October 4, four artists will be awarded the Royal Award in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam by King Willem-Alexander. The exhibition will open for public October 5.

publication date 20-8-2013

Fiorucci Art Trust Fellowship toegekend aan Zhana Ivanova

The jury* of the Fiorucci Art Trust has awarded the 2013 Fellowship to resident Zhana Ivanova. By supporting the Rijksakademie residency program, Fiorucci Art Trust enables young emerging artists to develop their talent and contributes to their international breakthrough.The Fellowship is part of the partnership entered in 2012 by the Fiorucci Art Trust and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

The relationship between the Fiorucci Art Trust and Rijksakademie began when after visiting RijksakademieOPEN, Nicoletta Fiorucci, founder of the Trust, was impressed by the energy and originality of the artists. The spirit of collaboration she found at the Rijksakademie was very much in keeping with the ethos of the Fiorucci Art Trust which, upports inter-disciplinary creative projects. As a result four Rijksakademie residents will be participating in this year’s Volcano Extravaganza, an annual event hosted and devised by the Fiorucci Art Trust on the island of Stromboli, taking place 26 July — 24 August 2013. The Trust has selected Jason Gomez, Bea McMahon, Em’Kal Eyongapa and Zhana Ivanova to participate in a stimulating program of events and to share their experiences with other participating artists and guests.


* The jury consists of Carolyn Christov-Bakargiev, Lucy McKenzie, Polly Staple and Mark Nash.

publication date 20-8-2013

Rijksakademie artists at Start Buying Art, 5-8 Sept

We like Art presents the first edition of Start Buying Art at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. In collaboration with over 40 galleries, the works of about 100 artists are selected, multiples, editions and orginials. All works will be less then € 1.500,-.
 
Also work by (former) residents will be on sale:
Jisan Ahn (huidig resident), Tim Ayres (RA 89/91), Charlotte Dumas (RA 01)Hans Broek (RA 91/93), Jasper Hagenaar (RA 04/05), Esther Jiskoot (RA 91/93),  Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06), Monali Meher (RA 00/01), Micha Patiniott (RA06/07), Chantal Spit (RA 01,02), Koen Vermeule (RA 90/92).
 
5-8 September at Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam.
More information (in Dutch)
 

publication date 14-8-2013

Museum Night at the Rijksakademie

On Saturday, 2 November is Museum Night Amsterdam. The Rijksakademie is one of the participants and organizes a program that offers a glimpse into the artistic community and the ins and outs of the residency program. The audience can participate in mini-exhibitions, interviews, performances and tours by artists through the studios. Also experts from outside will have their say: former resident Wayne Horse will show his film The Ill-mannered Milkman and answers questions from the audience and there is a conversation including gallery owner Ellen de Bruijne on the selection of artists.

Tickets are on sale from 2 October through www.museumnachtamsterdam.nl.
 

publication date 15-7-2013

Theodora Niemeijer art and science chair

The Stichting Niemeijer Fonds will make the development of activities at the interface of art and science at the Rijksakademie possible in the coming five years. The Theodora Niemeijer art and
science chair will open new possibilities, which will include, among others, guest residencies,
cooperation with specialized advisors, the addition
of relevant editions to the library collection, the
organization of a special event during RijksakademieOPEN, and the further development of our network.
 

publication date 8-7-2013

8 Cultural Grants awarded to residents

The Prince Bernhard Culture Foundation awarded eight grants to Rijksakademie residents. A big support from the foundation to the Rijksakademie and a good performance by the eight applicants: Joost Krijnen, Justin Gosker, Katja Novitskova, Magali Reus, Marcel van den Berg, Masha Ru, Paul Beumer and Paulien Barbas.

publication date 8-7-2013

Succesful Summer Luncheon

Thursday July 4th was the Circle of Friends' summer luncheon. A yearly tradition for private parties, foundations and companies who contribute substantially to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved with the institute and the artists that work here.

The Rijksakademie looks back on a successful lunch, where artists shared the table with familiar, but also new faces. We are pleased with the large turnout and involvement. The guests got the scoop of the selected artists for residency year 2014.

Find here an overview of the new resident artists of 2014.

publication date 8-7-2013

Philipe van Wolputte wins ING PRIZE 2013

Alumnus Philippe Van Wolputte (RA 08/09) is awarded with the ING PRIZE 2013 (12.500 €). Van Wolputte’s installations, interventions and collages show or suggest the possibilities of abandoned, neglected locations which have an important function in the memory and the social landscape of a city and which in a way, possess a beauty of their own.

Van Wolputte's work is on view at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels until September 15.

Centre for Fine Arts
Rue Ravenstein 23, 1000 Brussels
More information here

publication date 4-7-2013

Residents 2014

Twenty-nine artists have been invited by the Rijksakademie/De Ateliers for the 2014 residency year. A jury reviewed over 1500 applications from more than 100 different countries. The procedure, including the assessment of candidates from the Netherlands together with the Mondriaan Fund, began in January and was completed in July.
 
The selected artists:

Johann Arens (1981, DE/NL)
Shigeo Arikawa (1982, JP)
Mahmoud Bakhshi (1977, IR)
Catherine Biocca (1984, IT/DE)
Ruta Butkute (1984, LT/NL)                       
Nickel van Duijvenboden (1981, NL)
Anna Olivia Dunbar (1988, CA/NL)
Chen Feng (1986, CN)                             
Riley Harmon (1987, US)
Young Eun Keem (1980, KR/NL)
Jisun Kim (1985, KR)
Tim Mathijsen (1987, NL)                             
Adrian Melis (1985, CU/ES)                       
Gareth Nyandoro (1982, ZW)
Naïmé Perrette (1989, FR)
Agnieszka Polska (1985, PL)
Elisabeth Reitmeier (1984, DE)
Tanja Ritterbex (1985, NL)
Aykan Safoglu (1984, TR/DE)
e. belit sağ (1980, TR/NL)
Sam Salehi Samiee (1988, IR/NL)
Caterina Silva (1983, IT)
Fraser Stewart (1986, UK/NL)
Jay Tan (1982, UK/NL)
Jouni Toni (1984, FI)
Laila Torres (1986, MX)
Ehsan Ul Haq (1983, PK)                   
Wouter Venema (1985, NL)
Chi-Yu Wu (1986, TW)

The selection committee consists of leading international artists and art experts affiliated with the Rijksakademie or De Ateliers. The Mondriaan Fund will provide practice-based research grants for Dutch participants. 

The selection is announced during the annual Circle of Friends’ summer luncheon, a yearly tradition for private parties, foundations and companies who contribute substantially to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved with the institute and the artists that work here.
               

publication date 3-7-2013

Overview exhibitions summer 2013

During the Summer many Rijksakademie resident artists and alumni are presented in exhibitions worldwide. Please find a selection here.
 

publication date 1-7-2013

Pilvi Takala receives the Emdash Award 2013

Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10) is the winner of the Emdash Award 2013. The Emdash Award allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at art fair Frieze London 2013 (17-20 October).

Takala has proposed to give the opportunity to devise and realise the award to a group of children. As a starting point for the project, the artist will establish a committee of children who in a series of workshops will decide on the form and scope of the project.

More information.

publication date 27-6-2013

Numerous alumni show work at de Appel arts centre

Numerous alumni exhibit June 29 Artificial Amsterdam at de Appel arts centre in Amsterdam curated by Rijksakademie advisor Gerardo Mosquera. The show is about how do artists experience Amsterdam and how is this climate changed in recent years? 

Participating artists:
Mounira Al Solh (RA 07/08, Linda Bannink (RA 01/02), Hans op De Beeck (RA 98/99), James Beckett (RA 01/02), Bart Groenendaal (RA 07/08), Inti Hernandez (RA 05/06), Roderick Hietbrink (RA 11/12), Philipp Kremer (RA 11/12), Cristina Lucas (RA 06/07), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (RA 05/06) and Kuang-Yu Tsui (RA 06/07).

Fernando Sánchez Castillo finished his work 'Acrylic police' at the Rijksakademie. View some pictures of the work in progress on the inside/out blog.

de Appel arts centre
Prins Hendrikkade 142
1011 AT Amsterdam
June 29 - Oktober 13

More information here
Hans op de Beeck, Staging Silence, 2013 Hans op de Beeck, Staging Silence, 2013

publication date 25-6-2013

Solo exhibition Meschac Gaba at Tate Modern

Former resident Meschac Gaba (RA 95/96) has a solo exhibition 3 july — 22 september at Tate Modern in London. Gaba’s Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997–2002 shows a 12-room installation which reflects on the nature of the museum and blurs the boundaries between art and the everyday.

 Constructed over a five year period this multi-layered, humorous and questioning work contains a vast array of made and found objects from paintings, sculptures, drawings and videos to musical instruments, religious objects and shredded banknotes, all carefully arranged in the style of a West African market.


Tate Modern
3 July — 22 September 2013
More information here
Meschac Gaba, Music Room (detail), From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997—2002, Installation at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 29 August — 15 November 2009, Photo: Nils Klinger, © Meschac Gaba Meschac Gaba, Music Room (detail), From Museum of Contemporary African Art 1997—2002, Installation at Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Kassel, 29 August — 15 November 2009, Photo: Nils Klinger, © Meschac Gaba

publication date 25-6-2013

In memoriam Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013)

In memoriam Seth Siegelaub (1941-2013)
Saturday, June 15, the remarkable person Seth Siegelaub (New York, 1941) passed away in Basel, Switzerland. His death marks the passing of an inspiring man who made a unique and indelible contribution to the history of contemporary art as a gallery owner, curator, collector, and researcher over many decades. He was a cherished friend and supporter of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

Siegelaub was born in the Bronx, New York. And he ran his own gallery, Seth Siegelaub Contemporary Art in Manhattan from 1964 to 1966. As an independent curator, he played a vital role in the emergence of Conceptual art, working with prominent Conceptual artists such as Carl Andre, Robert Barry, Douglas Huebler, Joseph Kosuth, and Lawrence Weiner. Among his groundbreaking projects were The Xerox Book (1968) and July/August 1970, which explored the phenomenon of the “group exhibition” in its most radical form: a book or a journal.

In 1972, he turned away from the New York art scene and moved to Paris, where he worked as a publisher. Siegelaub began collecting and researching textiles and books about textiles in the early 1980s. He founded the Center for Social Research on Old Textiles, which conducts research into the social history of textiles.

In 1990 Siegelaub moved to Amsterdam. He participated in several international projects on Conceptual Art.

At the turn of the 21st Century he started the Stichting Egress Foundation in Amsterdam to bring together his varied range of projects: contemporary art, textile history, and time and causality research.

We extend our deepest sympathy to Seth’s family and friends.

publication date 24-6-2013

Pilvi Takala wins Embash Award 2013

Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10) wins the Emdash Award 2013. Takala’s proposal was selected from over 550 applications by artists from across the world. The Emdash Award allows an emerging artist based outside the UK to realise a major project at Frieze London.

Takala has proposed to give the opportunity to devise and realise the Emdash Award in 2013 to a group of children. As a starting point for the project, the artist will establish a committee of children, around the age of 12, who in a series of workshops will decide on the form and scope of the project. Frieze London takes place 17–20 October 2013 in Regent’s Park in London 

More information here

publication date 12-6-2013

AT5 visits Rijksakademie

The Dutch television AT5 visited the Rijksakademie! Director Els van Odijk took the crew around the Rijksakademie. AT5 spoke with numerous residents to talk about their experience. Watch the video to get an impression of the Rijksakademie, technical workshops and the residency programm

Watch the movie here (dutch)

publication date 11-6-2013

Call of the Mall: Art in a shopping mall in Utrecht

Resident Dan Walwin (GB/1986)  join June 20 in the group exhibition The Enormous Speed of Change  in a vacant and disused office building. The show is about this feeling of uprooting. In our rapidly changing world, everything seems to fluctuate. This means that we sometimes lack something to hold on to, that we don’t know where everything is heading, that we’re uncertain or even afraid. See for more information about Walwin at the artist's page

Several alumni join in the project Call of the Mall in Utrecht from June 20 - September 22. The exhibition will take place at one of the busiest crossroads in the Netherlands: shopping mall Hoog Catharijne and Utrecht Central Station.

Participating artists:

Antonio Vega Macotela (RA 11/12)
Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo (RA 05/06)
Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00)
Maze de Boer (RA 08/07)
Germaine Kruip (RA 00/01)
Sanja Medic (RA 02/04)
Alberto De Michele (RA 10/11)


More information here

publication date 6-6-2013

Aernout Mik nominated Amsterdamprijs 2013

Rijksakademie advisor Aernout Mik (NL/1962) is nominated for the Amsterdamprijs 2013. Other nominees are: Amsterdam Light Festival, Das Magazin, Habbekrats, Toneelgroep Amsterdam/Ivo van Hove, De Appel/Ann Demeester, Oorkaan, Reinbert de Leeuw and Joost van Bellen. The winner will be announced on the 29th of August at Paradiso in Amsterdam. The price of 35,000 euros is awarded to three of the nominees.


The exhibition Communitas at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam can be seen until the 25th of August.

Aernout Mik, Communitas, 2010. Single channel video installation. Courtesy: carlier | gebauer. Production Photograph: Florian Braun Aernout Mik, Communitas, 2010. Single channel video installation. Courtesy: carlier | gebauer. Production Photograph: Florian Braun

publication date 5-6-2013

Art (in) Basel

ART BASEL, BASEL (CH) | 13-16 JUNE 2013 | WWW.ARTBASEL.COM    

GALLERIES

Residents and alumni

Mounira Al Solh – Sfeir Semler (Beirut, LB)
Carlos Amorales – kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX), Yvon Lambert (Paris, FR/New York, US)
Giorgio Andreotta Calò – ZERO… (Milano, IT)
Rosa Barba – Gió Marconi (Milano, IT)
Yael Bartana – Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Friedrich Petzel (New York, US)
Erick Beltrán  - Luisa Strina (São Paulo, BR)
Manon de Boer  - Jan Mot (Brussel, BE)
Cheng Ran – Urs Meile (Luzern, CH)
David Claerbout – Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), Rüdiger Schöttle (München, DE)
Johan Creten – Perrotin (Paris, FR)
Attila Csörgö – Gregor Podnar (Berlin, DE)
Thomas Demand– Matthew Marks (New York, US), PKM (Seoul, KR), Sprüth Magers (Berlin, DE)
Armen Eloyan – Timothy Taylor (London, GB), Bob von Orsouw (Zürich, CH)
Fang Lijun – Pace Prints (New York, US)
Mounir Fatmi – Goodman (Johannesburg, ZA)
Ryan Gander – gb agency (Paris, FR), gdm (Paris, FR), Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Johnen (Berlin, DE), Three Star Books (Paris, FR)
Dora García - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
David Haines – Luisa Strina (São Paulo, BR)
David Hominal – kamel mennour (Paris, FR)
Runa Islam – White Cube (London, GB)
kan xuan  - Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Carla Klein – Tanya Bonakdar (New York, US)
Meiro Koizumi – Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip – The Approach (London, GB)
Guillaume Leblon – ProjecteSD (Barcelone, ES), Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR)
Cristina Lucas – Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
David Maljkovic – Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Georg Kargl (Wien, AT), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Valérie Mannaerts – Bernier/Eliades (Athens, GR)
Bjarne Melgaard – Krinzinger (Wien, AT)
Jacco Olivier – Victoria Miro (London, GB)
Paulina Olowska – Daniel Buchholz (Köln, DE), Foksal (Warszawa, PL), Simon Lee (London, GB), Metro Pictures (New York, US)
Hans Op de Beeck – Krinzinger (Wien, AT), Continua (San Gimignano, IT)
Lisa Oppenheim – Klosterfelde (Berlin, DE), The Approach (London, GB)
Michael Raedecker – Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), Max Hetzler (Berlin, DE), Andrea Rosen (New York, US)
De Rijke de Rooij – Daniel Buchholz (Köln, DE)
Willem de Rooij – Daniel Buchholz (Köln, DE), Chantal Crousel (Paris, FR), Friedrich Petzel (New York, US), Regen Projects (Los Angeles, US)
Monika Sosnowska – Gisela Capitain (Köln, DE), Foksal (Warszawa, PL), Hauser & Wirth (Zürich, CH), kurimanzutto (México D.F., MX), The Modern Institute/Toby Webster (Glasgow, GB)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Fiona Tan – Frith Street (London, GB)
Marijke van Warmerdam – Riis (Oslo, NO)
Guido van der Werve – Luhring Augustine (New York, US)

(Visiting) Advisors


Tania Bruguera - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Stéphane Calais  - gdm (Paris, FR)
Bernard Frize – Simon Lee (London, GB), Galerie nächst St. Stephan Rosemarie Schwarzwälder (Wien, AT), Perrotin (Paris, FR)
Jaki Irvine – Frith Street (London, GB); Kerlin (Dublin, IE)
Aernout Mik – Carlier Gebauer (Berlin, DE)
Mike Nelson – 303 (New York, US), neugerriemschneider (Berlin, DE), Franco Noero (Torino, IT)
Paul Sietsema – Matthew Marks (New York, US)

UNLIMITED

Thomas Demand
Meschac Gaba
Amalia Pica
Willem de Rooij
Marijke van Warmerdam


PARCOURS

Marc Bauer
Jill Magid
Lisa Oppenheim

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LISTE 18, BASEL (CH) | 11–16 JUNE 2013 | WWW.LISTE.CH     

GALLERIES

Alumni

Feiko Beckers – Jeanine Hofland (Amsterdam, NL) - solo
Mark Boulos – Diana Stigter (Amsterdam, NL)
Leidy Churchman – Silberkuppe (Berlin, DE)
Cevdet Erek – Mor Charpentier (Paris, FR)
Valérie Mannaerts – Platteau (Brussel, BE)
Jurgen Ots – Platteau (Brussel, BE)
Jimmy Robert  – Diana Stigter (Amsterdam, NL)
Pamela Rosenkranz – Karma International (Zürich, CH)
Antonio Vega Macotela – Labor (Mexico D.F., MX) - solo
Evi Vingerling – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)

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VOLTA 9, BASEL (CH) | 10–15 JUNE 2013 | WWW.VOLTASHOW.COM    

Alumni

Mounir Fatmi - ADN Gallería (Barcelona, ES)
Folkert de Jong - DUKAN (Paris, FR)
Kristof Kintera - Jiri Svestka (Prague, CZ)
Armando Mariño - 532 Gallery (New York, US)

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EXHBITIONS IN BASEL         

Paulina OlowskaPavilionesque, Kunsthalle Basel, www.kunsthallebasel.ch, 13.06 – 01.09 (solo)

Jewyo Rhii Some End of Things, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, www.kunstmuseumbasel.ch, 25.05 – 15.09 (group)

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EXHBITIONS ELSEWHERE IN SWITZERLAND       

Marc BauerThe Astronaut, Freymond-Guth Fine Arts, Zürich, www.freymondguth.com, 09.06 – 20.07 (solo)

Michiel Ceulers  – It’s not easy being green, SCHAU ORT, www.schauort.com, 05.06 – 06.07 (solo)

Cheng Ran - The Last Generation, Galerie Urs Meile, Luzern, www.galerieursmeile.com, 11.05 - 07.07 (solo)
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Find here the pdf of this list


This list is based on the available information on June 5rd, 2013. This list is subject to change.

publication date 31-5-2013

Rijksakademie nominated for AICA certificate 2013

AICA (Association Internationale des Critiques d'Art), section the Netherlands, recognizes annually a certificate varying from an institution, an exhibition and a publication. The Rijksakademie is one of the four nominated institutions committed groundbreaking policies and committed policy in the field of the visual arts.

The Rijksakademie is described in the nomination report as an "outstanding and driven institution that creates space for talent and artistic research", "a valuable meeting place for artists and other art professionals." "The outstanding international reputation of the Rijksakademie and her alumni contribute substantially to the leading role of the Netherlands in the world of contemporary art."

publication date 31-5-2013

Step forward in future Rijksakademie - Declaration of intent regarding the building

The Rijksakademie will not have to leave its present location. The Ministry of Culture, the Government Buildings Agency, the City of Amsterdam and the Rijksakademie foundation are working on a plan to keep the Rijksakademie in the Kavallerie-Kazerne on Sarphatistraat in Amsterdam, despite the drastic reduction in government subsidy.

An Intention Agreement was signed on Friday by the parties involved. The core of the agreement, details of which have yet to be worked out, is that the city of Amsterdam will acquire the property from the State for approximately 3.2 million. The grounds will then be given in long lease to the Rijksakademie Foundation by the City. Aside from the costs for the long lease, the foundation will have to provide over 3 million for tenancy and necessary maintenance costs.

The Government Buildings Agency currently spends 1.9 million on the management of the building, which was thoroughly renovated in 1992 to specifically function as a institute for artists. The plan foresees considerably lower management costs for the new owner, the Rijksakademie.

 

publication date 29-5-2013

Rijksakademie artists at Venice Biennial

Durint the 55th edition of the Venice Biennial, several (former) residents show their work.


- Exhibition -
The Encyclopedic Palace
Rossella Biscotti
Kan Xuan
Pamela Rosenkranz


- National Participations -

COSTA RICA
Democracy & Dreams
Esteban Piedra Léon (group)

CYPRUS / LITHUANIA
oO
Gabriel Lester (group)

GREECE
HISTORY ZERO
Stefanos Tsivopoulos (solo)

ITALY
vice versa
Francesca Grilli (group)

ISTITUTO ITALO — LATINA AMERICANO
El Atlas del Imperio
Jhafis Quintero (solo/Panama)
[an interview with Jhafis Quintero about his participation on the Rijksakademie blog]

- Collateral Events

The Future Generation Art Prize@Venice 2013
Meiro Koizumi, Tala Madani, Ahmet Ögüt, Amalia Pica
Palazzo Contarini Polignac
www.pinchukartcentre.org

The Joycean Society
Dora Garcia
Punch Space
www.fondationprincepierre.mc

Culture•Mind•Becoming
Fang Lijun (A Cautionary Vision)
Palazzo Mora, Palazzo Marcello
www.globalartcenter.org

Passage to History--20 Years of La Biennale di Venezia and Chinese Contemporary Art
Fang Lijun (group)
Arsenale di Venezia
www.chengdumoca.org

 
- Other exhibitions in Venice

Yellowing of the Lunar Consciousness

Florian Quistrebert (group)
Galleria Massimo di Luca, Mestre / Palazzo Bonvicini, Venice
www.massimodeluca.it


Unattained Landscapes
Meiro Koizumi (group)
Palazzetto Tito of Bevilacqua La Masa Foundation, Venice http://www.jpf.go.jp/e/index.html


LA BIENNALE DI VENEZIA - 1 JUNI T/M 24 NOVEMBER

De pdf met de volledige lijst met Rijksakademie deelnemers is hier te downloaden.

publication date 27-5-2013

Meiro Kozumi performs at Tate Modern

Alumnus Meiro Koizumi (RA 05/06) performs June 13 in the Tate Modern’s Performance Room in London. Koizumi investigates the boundaries between the private and the public, a domain of specific importance to his native Japanese culture. His videos are often based on performances and constructed scenarios where he places characters in awkward situations to focus and enlarge the moment when a situation gets out of control, becomes embarrassing or breaks social rules.

Audiences are invited to enter the online BMW Tate Live Performance Room via www.youtube.com/user/tate/tatelive at 20.00 hrs in the UK and exactly the same moment across time zones.

Tate Modern

13 June 2013, 21.00 (Europe time)
 
Meiro Koizumi, Melodrama for Men #3, 2010, Performance, © The artist and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam Meiro Koizumi, Melodrama for Men #3, 2010, Performance, © The artist and Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam

publication date 21-5-2013

Winning artists announced stations Amsterdam subway line

Former residents of the Rijksakademie are selected to make an artwork for as many as four out of seven stations of the Amsterdam subway line ‘the north-south line’. The selected artists are Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács, Jennifer Tee, Fiona Tan, Marjan Laaper and Amalia Pica.

The works will be visible when the subway line opens in 2017.

More information
about the winning designs.

publication date 13-5-2013

Last two shows in De Paviljoens

Numerous Rijksakademie alumni are taking part in the last two exhibitions of museum De Paviljoens in Almere. ´People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it. De Paviljoens 2001 — 2012’ shows several aquired works. The exhibition ‘It's an Ongoing Process: Ontwerpers voor De Paviljoens 2001-2012’ displays the publications, house styles and other designs for De Paviljoens. Both shows can be seen until June 30.

‘People can only deal with the fantasy when they are ready for it. De Paviljoens 2001 — 2012’

Yael Bartana
Meschac Gaba
Yasmijn Karhof
Marijn van Kreij
Germaine Kruip

‘It’s an Ongoing Process: Designers for De Paviljoens 2001-2012’

Alon Levin
 
Museum De Paviljoens
Odeonstraat 3
1325 AL Almere


More information here
Meschac Gaba, Art and Religion and Museum Shop of Meschac Gaba's Museum of Contemporary African Art in Museum De Paviljoens, 2009 Meschac Gaba, Art and Religion and Museum Shop of Meschac Gaba's Museum of Contemporary African Art in Museum De Paviljoens, 2009

publication date 7-5-2013

Lecture Artis Academy by head of residency Martijntje Hallmann

Tuesday May 7,  Rijksakademie head of the residency Martijntje Hallmann will lecture on reflection and inspiration: the work of contemporary artists with nature as a starting point.  The lecture is part of the Artis Academie program. Since 1880 the Rijksakademie students had the opportunity to make animal studies  in the Amsterdam Artis Zoo. Nowadays such animal studies are no longer made, but nature is still one of the sources of inspiration at the interface between art and science.

In the lecture there a number of projects discussed that have a relationship with nature, including group behavior of people that deal with animal behavior, mathematical principles as the basis for video stories, decorative patterns from nature as a basis for sculptures, and a “terrestrial ball'” , a ball made of all chemical elements that exist on earth made by science fellow Kianoosh Motallebi.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013, 20:00h
Artis Zoo, the planetarium
Plantage Kerklaan 38-40
Amsterdam
More information
(in Dutch)

publication date 6-5-2013

Cheng Ran exhibits at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing

Resident Cheng Ran (Cn/1981) presents May 11 The Last Generation at Galerie Urs Meile in Beijing.

The solo exhibition mixes different media, such as literature, photography, video and installation. Ran moves between various visual languages, presenting interior worlds in an exceptionally poetic way – his artistic approach creates a subtle ambiguity that lies on the fragile relationship between visual language and text, time and space.
This exhibition centers on an original novel written by the artist, called Circadian Rhythm. During the time of the exhibition, a wooden structure in the shape of a spiral is installed in one of the gallery spaces, where the audience can read the novel in an environment that at first sight may seem unfamiliar, delivering at the same time the sense of a reading room. The artwork The Last Generation (2013, New Zealand pure wool manual embroidered carpet, 272 x 192 cm) weaves the opening section of Circadian Rhythm into a carpet.

Find more information about Ran on the artist’s page.

Galerie Urs Meile Beijing
No. 104 Caochangdi, Chaoyang district
100015 Beijing, China
More information here.




Cheng Ran, The Last Generation, 2013, pure New Zealand wool, manually, embroidered carpet, 272 x 192 cm Cheng Ran, The Last Generation, 2013, pure New Zealand wool, manually, embroidered carpet, 272 x 192 cm

publication date 1-5-2013

New acquisitions for the library

The Rijksakademie library acquired new acquisitions to the collection. Among which a monograph on Mounir Fatmi, donated by art historian Lillian Davies. It offers an in-depth examination of Fatmi’s major works as well as an analysis of the political and cultural contexts that he has chosen to explore through photography, video, sculpture and installations. This monograph and many other new acquisitions are now accessible to everyone in the library. The library is open from Wednesday until Friday from 11.00-17.00 hours.

The whole list of new acquisitions is here


publication date 24-4-2013

Oscar Abraham Pabón joins group exhibition at SMBA

Rijksakademie resident Oscar Abraham Pabón (Ve/1984) participates April 27 in the group exhibition The Right to the City at SMBA in Amsterdam. All seven artists are from Latin America. The works examine the use of urban space and life in the city in their own way. The project Salta Charcos (2010) is the result of Pabón’s stay in Boliva. Pabón provides a possible model for greater equality between residents in the centre and the outer neighbourhoods of a metropolis. Flat concrete sculptures connect the suburbs with the city center. In this way, the city areas are symbolically linked together for a better life.

Check the artist's page for more information about Pabón.

27 April - 23 June 2013

Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA)
Rozenstraat 59
1016 NN Amsterdam
More information here
Oscar Abraham Pabón, Salta Charcos, 2010, Courtesy: Colleción Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Oscar Abraham Pabón, Salta Charcos, 2010, Courtesy: Colleción Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

publication date 22-4-2013

Femmy Otten wins Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijst 2013

Rijksakademie congratulates alumna Femmy Otten (RA 11/12) with the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2013. According to the judges she admires the material. They called her work sweet, embarrassing, razor-sharp and even theatrical. Otten makes sculptures and drawings, and distinguishes itself by its plaster wall reliefs of faces and busts. Otten wins 10.000 euros provided by the Mondriaan Fund. The jury consisted of: Jan Jaap van der Wal (chairman), Eylem Aladogan (winner 2009), Ranti Tjan (director European Ceramic Work Centre) and Sacha Bronwasser (reviewer de Volkskrant).
Femmy Otten, If you were coming in the fall, Lime wood and acrylic on the wall, 2012 Femmy Otten, If you were coming in the fall, Lime wood and acrylic on the wall, 2012

publication date 17-4-2013

Numerous Rijksakademie alumni participate in Art Brussels and Art Cologne

ART BRUSSELS | 18 — 21 April 2013 | www.artbrussels.be

The following Rijksakademie alumni will be part of the art fair:

GALLERIES

ALUMNI:
Rossella Biscotti - Prometeogallery Di Ida Pisani (Milano, IT); Quadrado Azul (Oporto, PT)
Michiel Ceulers — Maes & Matthys (Bornem, BE); Mihai Nicodim (Los Angeles (CA), US)
David Claerbout — Micheline Szwajcer (Antwerpen, BE)
Johan Creten — Almine Rech (Brussel, BE / Paris, FR); Transit (Mechelen, BE)
Dina Danish - Spazioa (Pistoia, IT)
Armen Eloyan — Tim van Laere (Antwerpen, BE)
Mounir Fatmi — Adn (Barcelona, ES)
Meschac Gaba — In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc (Paris, FR)
Francesca Gabbiani — Monica De Cardenas (Milano, IT)
Ištvan Išt Huzjan — Ricou (Brussel, BE)
Folkert de Jong - André Simoens (Knokke); Brand New Gallery (Milano, IT)
Sung Hwan Kim — Wilkinson (London, GB)
Kristof Kintera — D+T Project (Brussel, BE)
Gert Jan Kocken — Motive (Brussel, BE)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy — DEWEER (Otegem, BE)
Jean-Baptiste Maître — Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Valérie Mannaerts — Bernier/Eliades (Athens, GR); Elisa Platteau (Brussel, BE)
Bjarne Melgaard - Krinzinger (Wien, AT)
Hans Op De Beeck - Krinzinger (Wien, AT); Continua (Beijjng, CN / San Gimignano, IT)
Jurgen Ots - Elisa Platteau (Brussel, BE)
Berend Strik — Stéphane Simoens (Knokke, BE)
Stefanos Tsivopoulos — Prometeogallery Di Ida Pisani (Milano, IT)
Steve Van den Bosch - Van der Mieden (Brussel, BE)
Philippe Van Wolputte — Elaine Levy Project (Brussel, BE)
Anne de Vries — Sandy Brown (Berlin, DE); Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam, NL)
Katarina Zdjelar - Spazioa (Pistoia, IT)

ADVISORS
Stéphane Calais — GDM (Paris, FR)
Narcisse Tordoir — Van de Weghe (Antwerpen, BE)


FAIR PROGRAMME

Gallery Night

Nicoline van Harskamp | D+T Project | www.dt-project.com
Gert Jan Kocken | Motive Gallery | www.motivegallery.be
Jeremiah Day | Galerie Elisa Platteau | www.elisaplatteaucie.com
Magali Reus | Albert Baronian | www.albertbaronian.com


Le Prix de La Jeune Peinture Belge ('Prize for Young Belgian Painters´)

Philippe Van Wolputte (one of the nine shortlisted artists)


ART COLOGNE | 19 – 22 April 2013 | www.artcologne.de


The following Rijksakademie alumni will be part of the art fair:

Alumni

Gwenneth Boelens – KLEMM’s (Berlin)
Miriam Böhm – Wentrup (Berlin)
David Claerbout – Hauser & Wirth (Zürich)
Thomas Demand – Sprüth Magers (Berlin)
Charlotte Dumas – Galerie Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Cevdet Erek – Akinci (Amsterdam)
Mounir Fatmi – Conrads (Düsseldorf)
Folkert de Jong – Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Claire Harvey – Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Kristof Kintera – Schleicher| Lange (Berlin)
Marijn van Kreij – Galerie Paul Andriesse (Amsterdam)
Gabriel Lester – Fons Welters (Amsterdam )
Turiya Magadlela – (Blank Projects, Cape Town) NADA
Bjarne Melgaard – Krinzinger (Vienna)
Lisa Oppenheim – Klosterfelde (Berlin)
Jan van der Ploeg – Klaus Benden (Cologne)
Michael Raedecker – Hauser & Wirth (Zürich)
Julika Rudelius – Reinhard Hauff (Stuttgart)
Monika Sosnowska – Gisela Capitain (Cologne)
Derk Thijs – Galerie Onrust (Amsterdam)
Andy Wauman – Deweer Gallery (Otegem)

Advisors

John Kørner - Bo Bjerggaard (Copenhagen)




  

publication date 11-4-2013

Dimitar Genchev exhibits at gallery Gerhard Hofland

Resident Dimitar Genchev (1985, Bul) opens the 20th of April the exhibition Nostalgia in gallery Gerhard Hofland in Amsterdam. His paintings combine personal memories and observations of everyday life in his native Bulgaria. Genchev fascinates in the everyday, but accentuates it by applying different paint techniques. He combines realistic painting technique with rough edits with sandpaper and thick layers of lacquer. 

Read the artist's page for more information about Genchev.

April 20 — May 25

Gerhard Hofland
Bilderdijkstraat 165C
1053 KP Amsterdam
More information on the site
Dimitar Genchev, My grandmothers Living room, oil on canvas, 2012,170 x 210 cm. Dimitar Genchev, My grandmothers Living room, oil on canvas, 2012,170 x 210 cm.

publication date 4-4-2013

Residents Magali Reus, Katja Novitskova and Dimitar Genchev exhibit in Amsterdam

Resident Magali Reus’s solo exhibition Highly Liquid at gallery Fons Welters can be seen until the 20th of April, comprising a video piece and a series of sculptural works. Resident Katja Novitskova shows her installations Plants vs. Zombies at gallery Boetzelaer|Nispen and is up to the 6th of April. Resident Dimitar Genchev opens his  exhibition Nostalgia the 20th of April at gallery Gerhard Hofland.

During the month April several alumni and advisors present their work at numerous galleries in Amsterdam.

CURRENT

NASA (New Art Space Amsterdam)
Nicoline van Harskamp (RA 07/08) | Yours in Solidarity | 10.3 — 19.5 | www.smartprojects.net (solo)

Boetzelaer|Nispen
Katja Novitskova (RA 13) | Plants vs. Zombies | 23.2 — 6.4 | www.boetzelaernispen.com (groep)

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Otto Berchem (RA 95/96) | Revolver | 2.3 — 6.4| www.edbprojects.com (solo)


Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art
Feiko Beckers (RA 10/11) | My Rock is Also Your Thing | 23.2 — 13.4 | www.jeaninehofland.nl (solo)

Juliètte Jongma
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy (RA 10/11), Lisa Oppenheim (RA 04/05) | every serious man in dealing with really serious subjects carefully avoids writing | 2.3 — 13.4 | www.juliettejongma.com (groep)

Galerie Fons Welters
Magali Reus (RA 13) | Highly Liquid |16.3 — 20.4 | www.fonswelters.nl (solo)

NEW

Lumen Travo
Monali Meher (RA 00/01) | Meat Markets and Spirit Houses | 6.4 — 18.5 | www.lumentravo.nl (solo)

Galerie Slewe
Jan Roeland (advisor) | Works 1973 — 2013 | 6.4 — 11.5 | www.slewe.nl (solo)

Annet Gelink Gallery
Ryan Gander (RA 01/02) | Once upon a bicycle, not so long ago | 13.4 — 18.5 | www.annetgelink.nl (solo)

Art Affairs
Katrin Korfmann (RA 00/01) | Conceptual Photography | 12.4 — 22.6 | www.artaffairs.net (groep)

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Evi Vingerling (RA 05/06) | 13.4 — 18.5 | www.edbprojects.com (solo)

VZL / Contemporary Art
Jakup Ferri (RA 07/08) | 13.4 — 10.6 | www.vzlart.nl (solo)

De Appel Arts Centre
Dina Danish (RA 09/10), Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00) | Bourgeois Leftovers | 20.4 — 16.6 | www.deappel.nl (groep)

Gerhard Hofland
Dimitar Genchev (RA 12/13) | Nostalgia | 20.4 — 25.5 | www.gerhardhofland.com (solo)

Castrum Peregrini
Maria Barnas (RA 99/00, curator), Dina Danish (RA 09/10), Alon Levin (RA 05/06), Aernout Mik (advisor), Willem de Rooij (RA 97/98) | Shapeshifting — My Friend. My enemy. My society | 25.4 — 15.6 | www.castrumperegrini.org (groep)

Suzanne Biederberg Gallery
Ellert Haitjema (RA 87/89) | Suspension of Disbelief | 27.4 — 2.6 | www.biederberg.com (duo)

Galerie Fons Welters
Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00) | 27.4 — 1.6 | www.fonswelters.nl (solo)
 

publication date 27-3-2013

The first exclusively online biennial exhibition of contemporary art

The first exclusive online biennale of contemporary art will be launched on the 26th of April with the opening exhibition Reflection & Imagination on the Internet. The purpose of the biennial is to create a platform that connects globally a large new audience and to inform which artists are promising for the future. Several Rijksakademie residents and alumni participate in the online biennale.

Residents
Carlos Irijalba
Florian Quistrebert

Alumni
Guy Bar Amotz
Rossella Biscotti
Gwenneth Boelens
Guillaume Leblon
Otobong Nkanga
Ahmet Ögüt
Praneet soi
Pilvi Takala

More information here

publication date 22-3-2013

Stedelijk Museum acquired alumni artworks

Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam acquired, in response to the opening exhibition Beyond Imagination, fifteen artworks for the collection. Among the works, six are from Rijksakademie alumni James Beckett (RA 01/02), Rosella Biscotti (RA 10/11), Julika Rudelius (RA 99/00) and Fiona Tan (RA 96/96). The video and film installation by Fiona Tan is donated by the collectors Joop and Charlotte van Caldenborgh and the artist Tan herself. All additions embody the boundless and cross-media character of the exhibition.

The following works of Rijksakademie alumni are acquired:

James Beckett — Park-Life: Serial Killer Hides Bodies in Tree, 2012, Park-Life: Girl Crushed to Death by Falling Branch, 2012, 2 installations

Rossella Biscotti — Yellow, 2010, 16mm film-installation

Julika Rudelius — Rituals, 2012, video-installation

Fiona Tan — Diptych, 2006 — 2011, video-installation, donation Charlotte and Joop van Caldenborgh

Fiona Tan — Calender Girl, 1993 - 1999, 16 mm film-installation, donation by the artist
 
More information here
Julika Rudelius, Rituals, 2012, video still, courtesy of the artist Julika Rudelius, Rituals, 2012, video still, courtesy of the artist

publication date 21-3-2013

New acquisitions for the library

The Rijksakademie library acquired new acquisitions to the collection. One of the special acquisitions is the recently released DVD box with many masterpieces of Lithuanian poet and filmmaker Jonas Mekas. These movies and many other new acquisitions are now accessible to everyone in the library. The library is open from Wednesday until Friday from 11.00-17.00 hours.

The whole list of new acquisitions is here.

publication date 21-3-2013

Dimitar Genchev and Miko Veldkamp at galerie Sign

On the 24th of March, Rijksakademie residents Dimitar Genchev and Miko Veldkamp participate in a group exhibition Rearranging Reality at gallery Sign in Groningen. The starting point is the 'reality' and how painting can alter this. Figurative alternates abstract on the canvas. New interpretations are given by using special painting techniques. More information about Dimitar Genchev and Miko Veldkamp can be found on their artist’s pages.

Sign
Winschoterkade 10 Groningen
24 March – 27 April

More information here
Dimitar Genchev, Bedroom, 2012, oil on canvas,190 x 230 cm Dimitar Genchev, Bedroom, 2012, oil on canvas,190 x 230 cm

publication date 20-3-2013

Joint selection Rijksakademie / De Ateliers starts

More than 1,500 artists from 98 countries have responded to the first joint 'call for applications' of the Rijksakademie / De Ateliers. The selection procedure for the residency 2014 has started and will consist of several rounds. About 30 artists will be selected for the favoured residency at the Rijksakademie / De Ateliers. On the 4th of July, the selection of the jury will be presented.

The collaboration between the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers get off to a good start by the many applications for this new combination. The entries will be judged by a common jury. In the final stage of the selection of artists from the Netherlands, jury members of the Mondriaan Fund will be involved. The Mondriaan Fund supplies bursaries for Dutch artists at the Rijksakademie / De Ateliers. The selected artists will join the 30 resident artists who will enter their second year in 2014.

publication date 18-3-2013

Quynh Dong performs in Bern

Resident Quynh Dong (Ch/1982)performs her performance Sweet Karaoke during the museum night in Zentrum Paul Klee the 22nd of March. During her act Dong sings Vietnamese karaoke songs about every possible way of loving. The performance takes a long journey through the history of pop songs back into the 70’s. More about Dong on the artist’s page.

Live performance: 20.00-21.00 hrs
Videoclips: 18.00-2.00 hrs.

Zentrum Paul Klee
Monument im Fruchtland 3
3006 Bern (Switzerland)

More info on the website
Quynh Dong, Karaoke, Video, 2009 Quynh Dong, Karaoke, Video, 2009

publication date 14-3-2013

Manifestation Ja Natuurlijk

Several Rijksakademie alumni join the Ja Natuurlijk manifestation at the GEM, the Fotomuseum and in the gardens of the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague starting at the 16th March. The manifestation casts a doubt on the relation between nature and culture. During the opening weekend numerous workshops and tours will be given.

Participating alumni:

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Lonnie van Brummelen
Marrhijs de Bruijne
Driessens & Verstappen
Yvonne Dröge Wendel
Roderick Hietbrink
Otobong Nkanga
Roy Villevoye

More information here

Keith Edmier, Victoria Regia, 1998 Keith Edmier, Victoria Regia, 1998

publication date 13-3-2013

Alumna Melanie Bonajo wins MK Award

Rijksakademie is happy to announce alumna Melanie Bonajo (RA 09 / 10) is the winner of the MK Award, awarded for the first time this year. Bonajo wins 5000 euro and a solo exhibition at the Kunsthal in Rotterdam at the end of this year.. The jury called her acute, analytical and critical [….] with an absurdist sense of humor. Bonajo is interested in alternative ways of life. The jury consisted of: Ann Demeester (director De Appel, Amsterdam), chairman, Katinka Lampe (artist, Rotterdam), Roos van Put (chief editor Kunstbeeld), Robbert Roos (senior curator Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort), Jaap Sleper (Galerie Jaap Sleper, Utrecht; director Re:Rotterdam).

More information here.

Her work is on show at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem with the group exhibition Female Power till the 20th of May.

publication date 15-3-2013

Solo exhibition Magali Reus at Fons Welters gallery

Rijksakademie resident Magali Reus (EN / 1981) opens her third solo exhibition at Gallery Fons Welters 16th of March. Reus is a multidisciplinary artist. The video Highly Liquid forms the basis and is also the name of the exhibition. The slow-motion video displays the naked body of an unknown man. The body is constantly flooded by water and every movement is shot into extreme detail. Besides this intimate video there are sculptures and an installation of the artist. Speed and time are repeating themes. More about Reus on the artist’s page.

16 March – 20 April

Gallery Fons Welters
Bloemstraat 140
1016 lJ Amsterdam
More information on the website

Magali Reus, Highly Liquid, 2013 [video still] Magali Reus, Highly Liquid, 2013 [video still]

publication date 13-3-2013

Zhana Ivanova in Het Veem Theater

From the 28th until the 31th of March is the performance Flip Sides of Rijksakademie resident Zhana Ivanova (BG / 1977) in Het Veem Theater in Amsterdam. Her performances reflect the present spirit of the age. Ivanova is interested in the daily patterns and the day-to-day worries. Her approach is set, coordinated, pragmatic and bound by rules, but is sometimes interrupted to paradoxically accentuate this constant rhythm. The performance 'Flip Sides' responds to the fixed terms 'value' and 'usefulness'. By giving a new meaning to the useless and marginal, Ivanova tries to break the pattern of the perception of discarded objects. More about Ivanova on her artist page.

Het Veem Theater
Van Diemenstraat 408-410
1013 CR Amsterdam
More info on the website
Concept and direction Zhana Ivanova; Realisation and performance Mariangella Tinelli and Alex Zakkas; Concept development advice Andrew Fremont – Smith; Dramaturgical advice Sarah van Lamsweerde; Visual design assistance Céline Wouters. Concept and direction Zhana Ivanova; Realisation and performance Mariangella Tinelli and Alex Zakkas; Concept development advice Andrew Fremont – Smith; Dramaturgical advice Sarah van Lamsweerde; Visual design assistance Céline Wouters.

publication date 8-3-2013

Organisation of a Theory Workshop

Currently, plans are being developed for the organisation of a Theory Workshop. The workshop will be structured around the library, which will act as a hub from where a variety of activities will be organised, with a focus on knowledge production, reflection and research. The program will be tailored to the developments in the arts and the area of interests of the resident artists. Activities will be announced on the website and will be accessible to external audiences on a regular basis.

publication date 7-3-2013

Collaboration with de Appel arts centre library

The library of the Rijksakademie collaborates with the library of de Appel arts centre. Part of the cooperation is that participants of the curatorial program of de Appel may use the Rijksakademie’s library for research. In exchange the Rijksakademie was invited to make a selection out of de Appel’s publications. Recently de Appel has donated 32 publications. We welcome you to the Rijksakademie library to have a good look at them.

The library is open to the public from Wednesday until Friday from 11:00 — 17:00 hours. 

publication date 7-3-2013

Katja Novitskova exhibits at Boetzelaer|Nispen

Resident Katja Novitskova (EE/1984) is currently showing her work with 4 other artists in gallery Boetzelaer|Nispen in Amsterdam. This year she attended to the Rijksakademie to develop herself more as an artist. In her work she isolates familiar visual idiom to the white cube. Her aesthetic work approaches nature in an investigative way and erases the boundaries between nature and technology. The exhibition is named Plants vs Zombies and continues until 6th April. More information about Novitskova can be seen on her artist page.
  
Galerie Boetzelaer|Nispen
De Clerqstraat 64
1052 NJ Amsterdam
'Approximation I', 2012, digital print on aluminum, cuto out discplay | (back) - 'Win Win', 2012, acrylic cut out 'Approximation I', 2012, digital print on aluminum, cuto out discplay | (back) - 'Win Win', 2012, acrylic cut out

publication date 5-3-2013

Sharjah Biennial 11

Sharjah biennial 11:
Re:emerge, Towards a New Cultural Cartography
Sharjah Art museum, Sharjah, AE
13 maart t/m 13 mei 2013
www.sharjahart.org


The following Rijksakademie alumni will be part of the exhibition:

Carlos Amorales
David Claerbout
Thomas Demand
Hala Elkoussy
Cevdet Erek
Anawana Haloba
Runa Islam
Gabriel Lester
Otobong Nkanga
Ayman Ramadan

publication date 5-3-2013

ART DUBAI 2013

ART DUBAI 2013
20 – 23 maart 2013

PROJECTS 2013

Dina Danish – A.i.R. Dubai
Mary Evans – commission for site specific work
Ahmet Ögüt – commission for site specific work

GALLERIES

Mounira Al Solh – Sfeir-Semler
Carlos Amorales – Yvon Lambert
Banu Cennetoğlu - Rodeo
Johan Creten – Almine Rech
Em’kal Eyongakpa  - Espace Doual’art
Mounir Fatmi – Hussenot, Lombard Freid
Meschac Gaba – In Situ/Fabienne Leclerc
Aisha Khalid – Isabelle Van den Eynde
Krištof Kintera – Schleicher/Lange
Tala Madani – Pilar Corrias, Lombard Freid
Otobong Nkanga – Lumen Travo
Hans Op de Beeck – Continua, Krinzinger
Willem de Rooij – Chantal Crousel

publication date 19-2-2013

Longlist Prix de Rome 2013

The Rijksakademie congratulates the many alumni, and current resident Zhana Ivanova, who made the Prix de Rome longlist.

Longlist Prix de Rome 2013

Haseeb Ahmed
Rossella Biscotti
Sara Bjarland
Melanie Bonajo
Kevin van Braak
Giorgio Andreotto Calò
Sarah Carlier
Jasper Coppes
Vincent Dams
Dina Danish
Alberto De Michele

Amie Dicke
Nickel van Duijvenboden
Hadassah Emmerich
Christian Friedrich
Ksenia Galiaeva
Hans Gremmen
Julien Grossmann
Jasper Hagenaar
Karin Hasselberg
Martijn Hendriks
Niek Hendrix
Roderick Hietbrink
Zhana Ivanova

David Jablonoswki
Iva Supic Jankovic
Marieke de Jong
Eleni Kamma
Sil Krol
Katja Mater
Margit Lukacs & Persijn Broersen
Sachi Miyachi
Emmeline de Mooij
Xue Mu
Paulien Oltheten
Femmy Otten

Rory Pilgrim
Falke Pisano
PSWAR: Adi Holander/Tamuna Chabashvili/Vesna Madzoski
Muzi Quawson
Thomas Raat

Rafael Rozendaal
Jaap Scheeren
Marleen Sleeuwits
Elian Somers
Sarah van Sonsbeeck
Simon van Til
Remco Torenbosch
Ola Vasiljeva
Rutger Zuydervelt

End of March, the international jury will announce the four shortlist artist who will get a workbudget and the assignment to make a new work.

The members of the jury are Kathleen Bühler (curator Kunstmuseum Bern), Ann Goldstein (director Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), Nicoline van Harskamp (visual artist and winner Prix de Rome 2009), Navid Nuur (visual artist) en Domeniek Ruyters (editor- in – chief Metropolis M). Chairman  Birgit Donker (director Mondriaan Fund).

publication date 11-2-2013

Rijksakademie artists at ARCOmadrid (14-17 Feb)

During ARCOmadrid the work of 30 artists and advisors of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is presented, amongst whom current Rijksakademie resident Carlos Irijalba and Florian Quistrebert.

The Rijksakademie participated in the art fair last year, themed ‘Focus The Netherlands’. We’re proud that also this year many Rijksakademie artists are being represented in Madrid.


List of Rijksakademie residents/alumni/ advisors on view at ARCOmadrid 2013
Rosa Barba - Carlier | Gebauer (Berlin)
Erick Beltrán - Joan Prats | Barcelona
Rossella Biscotti - Prometeogallery Di Ida Pisani (Milano); Quadrado Azul (Oporto)
Banu Cennetoğlu - Rodeo (Istanbul) Focus Turkey
Attila Csörgõ - Gregor Podnar (Berlin)
Dina Danish - Spazioa (Pistoia) Opening
Sebastián Díaz Morales - Carlier | Gebauer (Berlin)
Constant Dullaart - Future Gallery (Berlin) Opening
Armen Eloyan - Tim Van Laere (Antwerpen)
Mounir Fatmi - Adn Galería (Barcelona)
Alicia Framis - Barbara Gross Galerie (München)
Dora García - Juana De Aizpuru (Madrid)
Rubén Grilo - Nogueras Blanchard (Barcelona)
Carlos Irijalba - Juan Silió (Santander)
Folkert de Jong - André Simoens (Knokke); Luis Adelantado (Valencia)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen De Bruijne Projects  (Amsterdam)
Ellen Kooi - Espacio Líquido (Madrid)
Germaine Kruip - Parra & Romero (Madrid)
Pere Llobera - Fúcares (Madrid)
Cristina Lucas - Juana De Aizpuru (Madrid)
David Maljkovic - Georg Kargl Fine Arts (Wien); Nogueras Blanchard (Barcelona)
Bjarne Melgaard - Krinzinger (Wien)
Erkka Nissinen - Ellen De Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)
Hans Op De Beeck - Krinzinger (Wien)
Hermann Pitz - Thomas Schulte (Berlin)
Kamwathi Peterson - Hilger Modern/Contemporary (Wien)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Crevecoeur (Paris)
Sanne Rous - Tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam) Opening
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana De Aizpuru (Madrid)
Katarina Zdjelar - Spazioa (Pistoia) Opening

ARCOmadrid
13 – 17 February 2013
www.ifema.es/ferias/arco/default_i.html

publication date 7-2-2013

Video Meiro Koizumi acquired by Andaz Hotel at Art Rotterdam

At Art Rotterdam Projections, Andaz Hotel acquired the video ‘Defect in Vision’ van Meiro Koizumi (RA 05/06) and donated the work to the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and De Hallen Haarlem.

A jury, consisting of Xander Karskens (curator De Hallen Haarlem), Bart Rutten (curator Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam) and Nick Pritzker (board-chairman and CEO Hyatt Hotels), have selected the video artwork.

The selected work is on view in the Annet Gelink Gallery stand at Art Rotterdam Projections

publication date 4-2-2013

Art Rotterdam 2013 - 7 till 10 February 2013

RESIDENTS AND ALUMNI

Eylem Aladogan - Fons Welters
James Beckett — Wilfried Lentz
Tjebbe Beekman — Stigter van Doesburg
Semâ Bekirovic - Stigter van Doesburg
Bernadette Beunk - Phoebus
Maura Biava — Galleria Alessandro De March
Rossella Biscotti — Wilfried Lentz
Michiel Ceulers — Juliètte Jongma; SCHAU ORT. Christiane Büntgen
Dina Danish — Barbara Seiler
Charlotte Dumas — Galerie Paul Andriesse
Jeroen Eisinga — Van Krimpen
Cevdet Erek — Akinci
Meschac Gaba — Lumen Travo
Francesca Grilli — Van Zijll Langhout/Contemporary Art
Arjan van Helmond — Juliètte Jongma
Inti Hernandez — Galerie Ron Mandos
Carlos Irijalba — Galerie Sherin Najjar (Projections)
Istvan Ist Huzjan — Ricou (New Art Section)
Folkert de Jong — Fons Welters
Meiro Koizumi — Annet Gelink Gallery (Projections)
Aukje Koks - Stigter van Doesburg
Marijn van Kreij — Galerie Paul Andriesse
Gabriel Lester - Fons Welters
Alexandra Leykauf — Martin van Zomeren
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy — Galerie Van Gelder (Projections)
Xue Mu — Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Erkka Nissinen — Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Projections)
Otobong Nkanga — Lumen Travo
Hans Op de Beeck — Galerie Ron Mandos (Projections)
Lisa Oppenheim — Juliètte Jongma
Maarten Overdijk - Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art (New Art Section)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert — Juliètte Jongma
Thomas Raat — De Expeditie/Zsa-Zsa Eyck
Gino Saccone - Galerie Gabriel Rolt
Fernando Sánchez Castillo — tegenboschvanvreden
Praneet Soi - Martin van Zomeren
Sanghee Song - Van Zijll Langhout/Contemporary Art
Dieuwke Spaans — tegenboschvanvreden
Berend Strik — Fons Welters
Derk Thijs — Galerie Onrust
Leonid Tsvetkov - Van Zijll Langhout/Contemporary Art
Steve Van den Bosch — Galerie van der Mieden
Antonio Vega Macotela - Stigter van Doesburg (Projections)
Anne de Vries - Martin van Zomeren

MORE INFORMATION

"This edition Art Rotterdam expands with a fair for video art and film: Art Rotterdam Projections. In Las Palmas, directly opposite the Cruise Terminal, twenty international galleries present a video or a film by a talented young or more well-known artist. The 2013 edition further includes, like last year, the New Art Section; fifteen solo exhibitions by young artists that are put on the stage by the newest generation of galleries." (press release Art Rotterdam 2013)

Art Rotterdam & Art Rotterdam Projections
Thursday 7 till Sunday 10 February 2013
Cruise Terminal and Las Palmas, Rotterdam
www.artrotterdam.nl

Opening hours:
Thursday 7 February 12 - 18 hrs
Friday 8 February 12 - 21 hrs
Saturday 9 & sunday 10 February 11 - 19 hrs

AANVULLEND PROGRAMMA

Prospects & Concepts. Mondriaan Fund shows talent (in LantarenVenster)
Dina Danish, Lev ilizirov, Pilvi Takala

AT THE SAME TIME WITH ART ROTTERDAM

Art Warehouse
5 - 10 February
Jeroen Allart - Jan van Hoof, Galerie, Galerie Frank Taal
Gijs Assmann  - Witteveen Visual Arts Centre
Esther Jiskoot - Witteveen Visual Arts Centre
Marjan Laaper - Galerie Albus Lux
Maryanto - Galerie Heden
Jurriaan Molenaar - Jan van Hoof Galerie
Chantal Spit - Witteveen Visual Arts Centre

Re: Rotterdam.
6 - 10 February
Heddy John Appeldoorn
Maurice Braspenning
Lotte Geeven
Antoinette Nausikaa
Mieke Marx
Machiel van Soest


RAW Art Fair
6 - 10 February
Caro Bensca - Ton de Boer
Thomas Raat - Meneer Malasch/Serieuze zaken Studioos
Sylvie Zijlmans - RAW Expo

publication date 29-1-2013

Film Zachary Forwalt awarded Tiger Award

The film Unsupported Transit by Zachary Formwalt (RA 08/09) is awarded a Canon Tiger Award for Short Films at the International Film Festival Rotterdam.

The jury stated “An esthetically and intellectually bold statement. [..] a convincing work by a promising young artist.”

More info
'Unsupported Transit ', 2011, single-channel HD video with sound, 14'25" 'Unsupported Transit ', 2011, single-channel HD video with sound, 14'25"

publication date 24-1-2013

The changing of the guard at the Rijksakademie

After the intense and successful RijksakademieOPEN in December, a period of transition takes place here at the Rijksakademie. A lot of former residents have already left the premises after their residency has come to an end, leaving their studio clean and vacant. Seeing the empty, freshly white painted studios is almost like they are waiting for the new residents to take over. At the end of January the first year residents will arrive here at the former cavelry barracks, and we are very much looking forward to their arrival. Some basic information on the first- and second year residents can be found here on this site.

publication date 17-1-2013

Films alumni en advisors on view during International Film Festival Rotterdam

Films by many former residents and advisors are on view during the International Film Festival Rotterdam (23 January – 3 February).  The films of three alumni, Sebastian Diaz Morales, Zachary Formwalt and Guido van de Werve, are nominated for the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films.


Programme

ALUMNI
Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukács, ‘Beyond Sunset and Sunrise’ (2013)

Sebastian Diaz Morales, ‘Insight’ (2012)  - Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Sebastian Diaz Morales, ‘Señal de humo’ (2013)

Constant Dullaart, ‘Crystal Pillars’ (2013)

Zachary Formwalt , ‘Unsupported Transit’ (2011) -  Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Anna Franceschini , ‘It’s all about Light and Death (to Joseph Plateau)’

Sung Hwan Kim,  ‘Temper Clay’ (2013)

Nathaniel Mellors (in collaboration with Gwendoline Christie),  ‘The Saprophage’ (2012)

Jakrawal Nilthamrong , ‘Zero Gravity’ (2012)

Erkka Nissinen, ‘Polis X’ (2012)

Muzi Quawson, ‘Doll Parts’ (2013)

Sara Rajaei, ‘1978 the 231st Day’ (2013)

Guido van de Werve, ‘Nummer veertien, home’ (2013) - Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films

Nina Yuen, ‘Mr. President’ (2012)

Katarina Zdjelar, ‘My Life Time’ (2012)


ADVISOR
Ansuya Blom, ‘Spell’ (2013)


CineMart selection 2013 / Art:Film
Fiona Tan -  ‘Future Histories’
Rosa Barba - ‘Subconscious Society’

Mind The Gap-Nights
26 januari 2013 - Felix Kubin & Martha Colburn (world premiere)
Performance


More information: www.filmfestivalrotterdam.com

publication date 15-1-2013

SAHA Studio at the Rijksakademie for a Turkish artist

We are pleased to announce that from 2014 on SAHA will support a studio at the Rijksakademie for a Turkish artist.

The sponsored studio is a new way of collaboration, in which the Rijksakademie makes a number of studio’s exclusively available for partners. SAHA fits with the mission and standards of the Rijksakademie. It underlines the role of the Rijksakademie in the artist’s career and connects with emerging Turkish artists. With the SAHA Studio the participation of a Turkish artist, selected by the independent jury of the Rijksakademie, will be guaranteed.

We invite Turkish artists to apply for a two year residency through our website before February 1st, 2013.

publication date 9-1-2013

New opening hours library

Starting February 2013 the library will be open on: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 11.00 -17.00.

Everyone can become a member of the library and can:
• Borrow books and dvd’s
• Make reservations
• Use our study facilities and WIFI
• Make copies and scan
• Watch dvd’s and video’s in our reading room
• Make requests concerning our older collection (1600-1940)

A membership will cost you 22.50 euros per annum. Students, Stadspas, Adamnet card holders and RijksakademieFAN’s get a discount and pay 17,50 euros.

More information

publication date 7-1-2013

WIM JANSSEN (14 September 1954 - 28 December 2012)

On December 28, 2012, Wim Janssen tragically passed away after a sudden illness.

Wim worked at the Rijksakademie for more than 20 years as a technical advisor of the wood workshop and we cannot believe that he is no longer with us. Wim will always hold a special place at the residency, since he was a truly special person both, as a craftsman, as a friend, and most of all as a unique and inspirational individual.

Should you wish to send your condolences to Wim's girlfriend, familiy and children, please contact Roy Taylor (roy.taylor@rijksakademie.nl), who will kindly pass on your message.

publication date 19-12-2012

Call for applications: Residency 2014 Rijksakademie/ De Ateliers

Artists go to Amsterdam! Home of two renowned postgraduate institutes, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers. Both engage in a brand-new partnership, offering outstanding opportunities for talented artists to develop their work on the highest level. We offer inspiring studio visits by prominent artists and art professionals, as well as technical assistance by acclaimed specialists, within a stimulating, international working environment.

Together, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers offer 60 studios on two locations (within a fifteen-minute walking distance). Every year, 30 studios will become available. A residency at the Rijksakademie/Ateliers lasts one year and can be extended an additional year.

You can now apply to participate in the residency starting January 2014.

Application is open to artists at the beginning of their professional career, with a focus on artists 25–35 years of age. Artists younger than 25 or older than 35 are also welcome to apply.

Portfolios will be selected by the Rijksakademie/Ateliers collectively. Portfolios from Dutch artists and artists based in the Netherlands will be considered by the Rijksakademie/Ateliers in collaboration with the Mondriaan Fonds. The Mondriaan Fonds supplies bursaries to artists who wish to participate in the Rijksakademie/Ateliers.

All artists admitted have access to facilities of both institutions, including a private studio, studio visits with renowned artists and theoreticians, technical workshops, libraries, artist’s talks, seminars, open studio events, administration services, et cetera.

Application is possible from 1 January 2013. Deadline for application is 1 February 2013.

Application is possible by completing the online application form.

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
Sarphatistraat 470
1018 GW Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T + 31 20 5270300
info@rijksakademie.nl

De Ateliers
Stadhouderskade 86
1073 AT Amsterdam
The Netherlands
T+ 31 20 6739359
office@de-ateliers.nl
www.de-ateliers.nl

publication date 13-12-2012

RijksakademieOPEN 2012 a great success

Some 7,000 people attended the RijksakademieOPEN over the past few days. Both the Amsterdam audience and a mixed international crowd from the worlds of art, media, politics and industry let themselves be surprised by the presentations and performances of the participating 56 artists. Visitors were free to explore the OPEN presentation, join in the many tours and "Talks", or attend the book launches in the Rabo Room. The youngest visitors found plenty to do in the children's studio.

A team of bloggers made daily reports of the event in words and pictures. Resident Pawel Kruk made a video in the run-up to the RijksakademieOPEN. Watch the video here. Visit the blog for interviews with visitors, in-depth reports, and overall impressions.You can read more about RijksakademieOPEN 2012 at, among others, Metropolis M and Mister Motley.

publication date 29-11-2012

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan opens RijksakademieOPEN 2012

During the official opening of RijksakademieOPEN 2012, Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan spoke about the importance of the Rijksakademie for the city:

“Besides being an international top institute for artistic research, the Rijksakademie is our cultural heritage and one of Amsterdam’s treasures; this is something we have to protect for future generations.”

The mayor names the cosmopolitan character and praises the Rijksakademie’s contribution to the international reputation of Amsterdam. He ended his speech by saying Amsterdam will continue to support the Rijksakademie.
Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan with Rijksakademie director Els van Odijk. Photo: Roy Taylor/RABK Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan with Rijksakademie director Els van Odijk. Photo: Roy Taylor/RABK

publication date 27-11-2012

VSB sponsors RijksakademieOPEN

VSB Fonds sponsors RijksakademieOPEN

The VSB fonds is now sponsoring RijksakademieOPEN. Apart from main sponsor Rabobank, SNS REAAL Fund and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst make the event possible.

publication date 21-11-2012

Video RijksakademieOPEN 2012 by Pawel Kruk now online

The RijksakademieOPEN 2012 video is now online. For this film, resident Pawel Kruk portrayed resident artists and employees.

Watch the video

More information about RijksakademieOPEN

publication date 21-11-2012

Solo exhibition David Maljkovic ‘Sources in the air’ in Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven

For Sources in the Air, David Maljkovic (RA 03/04) presents an overview of his practice from the last ten years. The spectres of modernism — its politics and aesthetics — loom over and inform this multi-faceted oeuvre consisting of sculpture, collage, painting, drawing, and architectural mises-en-scène. The exhibition focuses attention on the artist’s varied artistic strategies and experiences, as well as addressing and problematising the act of exhibition making itself.

The exhibition is on view until 27 January 2013. More information
David Maljkovic, 'Sources in the air', Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2012, exhibition view. Photo: Peter Cox David Maljkovic, 'Sources in the air', Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2012, exhibition view. Photo: Peter Cox David Maljkovic, 'Sources in the air', Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2012, exhibition view. Photo: Peter Cox David Maljkovic, 'Sources in the air', Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, 2012, exhibition view. Photo: Peter Cox

publication date 15-11-2012

Design studio Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal designs RijksakademieOPEN 2012 campaign

Design studio Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal has once again been selected to design the RijksakademieOPEN 2012 campaign and publication. For the third consecutive year, the letter R takes central place in the design.

Design RijksakademieOPEN logo
Designer Samira Ben Laloua: "We have tried to reduce the many activities and energies surrounding the RijksakademieOPEN into one dynamic character. In the 2010 campaign, we supplemented the R with a variety of characters and playful images. At the moment, the situation of the Rijksakademie is different and we mainly focus on the R. The letter R has a sign, so words like 'Open' or 'Welcome' can be added. In this way, the campaign can be deployed in a flexible manner, making the world of RijksakademieOPEN even larger and more inviting."

RijksakademieOPEN 2012 Publication
The design of the publication gives space to the different meanings of the works of the artists, which of course take central stage here. This is preceded by an overview with special works from the Rijksakademie collections - from past to present. Texts by alumnus Feiko Beckers (RA 10/11) and advisors Hans Aarsman, Maria Barnas and Tijs Goldschmidt highlight different aspects of the Rijksakademie. The publication is available during RijksakademieOPEN (€ 5, -).

Designstudio Ben Laloua / Didier Pascal
Ben Laloua / Didier Pascal is a design studio that focuses on print, identity, and interactive work for a variety of clients. The studio was founded in 2001 by Samira Ben Laloua and Didier Pascal. The clients of BL/DP include, among  others,  Atelier Rijksbouwmeester, The Hague; Fundacion Morra, Naples; Latitudes, Barcelona; nai010 Publishers, Rotterdam; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Sternberg Publishers, Berlin; SUN Architecture, Amsterdam. The work of the studio is included in several international collections, exhibitions and publications. More information: www.bendidier.nl

publication date 15-11-2012

Museum Night at the Rijksakademie great success

The Rijksakademie’s first participation in the Museum Night was a great success. More than 1,300 visitors attended the Rijksakademie program presenting work in progress by residents, RijksakademieCinema, a presentation in the metal workshop, and a mini-lecture by Tijs Goldschmidt. There was also a hard hat tour along the secret places of the Rijksakademie, and a closing party with several DJs. Museum Night visitors in possession of the Museum Night wristband get free entrance to RijksakademieOPEN on 1 and 2 December. See the pictures here.
Photo: De Photomeisjes Photo: De Photomeisjes

publication date 8-11-2012

ARTISSIMA 2012 | TURIN | 9-12 NOVEMBER

ARTISSIMA 2012
Turin, IT
9-12 November
www.artissima.it

Residents and alumni

Rosa Barba — Vistamare
Rossella Biscotti — prometeogallery
Pim Blokker — Jeanine Hofland
Michiel Ceulers — SCHAU ORT. Christiane Büntgen
Attila Csörgö — Gregor Podnar
Dina Danish — Jeanine Hofland, SpazioA
Thomas Demand — Esther Schipper
Anita di Bianco — SCHAU ORT. Christiane Büntgen
Helen Dowling — Artericambi
Armen Eloyan — Tim van Laere
Mounir Fatmi — Hussenot
Zachary Formwalt — D+T Project
Anna Franceschini — Vistamare
Francesca Gabbiani — Monica De Cardenas
Alexandra Leykauf — Martin van Zomeren
David Maljkovic — Massimo Minini
Bjarne Melgaard — ICA
Nathaniel Mellors — monitor
Shahryar Nashat — S.A.L.E.S.
Erkka Nissinen - Ellen de Bruijne
Paulina Olowska — Foksal
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua, Krinzinger
Julika Rudelius — Reinhard Hauff
Bojan Sarcevic — Pinksummer
Monika Sosnowska — Foksal
Georgina Starr — Pinksummer
Anne de Vries — Martin van Zomeren
Katarina Zdjelar — Circus

Advisors

Mike Nelson — Franco Noero

Prix de Rome winners

Mariana Castillo Deball — Pinksummer
Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson — Opdahl
Atelier van Lieshout — Tim van Laere
Erik van Lieshout — Krinzinger
Vincent Vulsma - Vistamare

publication date 8-11-2012

Exhibition Rolling Snowball/3 in Guangzhou with Rijksakademie alumni

The exhibition Rolling Snowball/3 is a Chinese-Dutch exhibition by the Chinese European Art Center (CEAC) and Redtory Art + Design Factory, Guangzhou.
It will present works of twenty-four visual artists from China and the Netherlands, among them 8 Rijksakademie alumni and Rijksakademie advisor Sigudur Gudmundsson, who all have conducted research, produced work and exhibited in both countries in the past years. All the artists have either exhibited for, or worked as artists in residence at CEAC. The exhibition consists of photographs, sculptures, video, drawings, installations and perfomances.

Participating Rijksakademie alumni: Broersen & Lukács, Wineke Gartz, Voebe de Gruyter,
Kan Xuan, Meiya Lin, Sandro Setola, Yang Jian

Participating Rijksakademie advisor: Sigudur Gudmundsson

Other artists:
Irina Birger, Tim Chen Chuanxi, Chen Wei, Cathelijn van Goor, Jia Zhixing, Jin Jing, Marianne Lammersen, Qiangli Liang, Dirk van Lieshout,Bert van Loo, Pan Fei Fei, Qin Jian, Nick Renshaw, Danielle de Vos Lama, Wei Na, Zhong Zheming

Duration exhibition November 10 till December 3, 2012

Opening Saturday November 10 2012
Lectures by artists Qin Jian, Wei Na 3.30 - 5 PM
and Cathelijn van Goor
Opening Ceremony Saturday November 10 5 PM
Opening words by
- mrs. Ineke Gudmundsson and ms. May Lee CEAC
- mrs. Anne Luwema, Consul General of the Kingdom
of the Netherlands in Guangzhou
- ms. Alice Wong, Director of Redtory Art + Design
Factory
- mr. Allard Schröder, Dutch writer
Performances by artists Sigurdur Gudmundsson and Dirk van Lieshout

Location E9 Hall , Redtory Art + Design Factory
No. 128, Yuan Cun Si Heng Rd, Tianhe District,
Guangzhou

More information: www.redtory.com.cn



publication date 6-11-2012

Symposium on the role of the studio in De Hallen Haarlem - Nov 16

THE FUTURE STUDIO
Symposium
On the role of the studio: past, present and future

Friday 16 November, 10.00 - 17.00

Friday 16 November De Hallen Haarlem presents the symposium The Future Studio, in which the artist's studio will be discussed. Theorists and artists will present their views on contemporary studio practice. The symposium will focus on current developments and future possibilities. With among others: Alex Coles, Huib Haye van der Werf and former Rijksakademie residents Alicia Framis, Ištvan Išt Huzjan and Folkert de Jong.

The symposium is part of public program accompanying the exhibition Studio Verwey, 
a group exhibition with five Rijksakademie alumni (Ištvan Išt Huzjan (RA 08/09), Tomoko Kawachi (RA 05/06), Tala Madani (RA 07/08), Derk Thijs (RA 09/10) and Sarah Verbeek (RA 09/10) who were granted a Fellowship from the Kees Verwey Foundation during their Rijksakademie residency. This Foundation aims to regularly show the work of the Haarlem artist Kees Verwey and support a young generation of talent in the development of their work. The exhibition Studio Verwey researches the role of the studio for contemporary artists.

Symposium program
10:00 -  Introduction
10:30 -  Keynote dr. Sandra Kisters (Universiteit Utrecht)
11:15 -  Keynote Professor Alex Coles (University of Huddersfield)
12:00 -  Panel conversation : Martijntje Hallmann (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten), Bik Van der Pol (artists, artist-cooperative Duende) and Huib Haye van der Werf (Jan van Eyck Academie)

12.45 -  Lunch and visit to the exhibition Studio Verwey

13:45 -  Folkert de Jong (NL) – The Open Studio
14:15 -  Ištvan Išt Huzjan (SL) – The Mobile Studio
14:45 -  Alicia Framis (ES) – The Transdisciplinary Studio
15:15 -  Coffee break
15:45 -  Group discussion

16:45 -  Drinks

Entrance: €10.00, including lunch and admittance to the exhibition Studio Verwey
Reservations required: reserveringen@dehallen.nl | Language: English

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publication date 2-11-2012

Rabobank main sponsor of RijksakademieOPEN

Rabobank has signed as main sponsor of RijksakademieOPEN. For the next three years, the bank will support the public event of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (State Academy of Fine Arts). RijksakademieOPEN 2012 will take place on 1 and 2 December 2012.

For years, RijksakademieOPEN has been made possible thanks to funds acquired through fundraising, but with a main sponsor, the opening-up of the Rijksakademie is truly guaranteed for the coming years. The involvement and level of confidence of the private sector in the Rijksakademie is large; there is at this point more support than ever before.

RijksakademieOPEN gives a broad audience an opportunity to get acquainted, in an accessible manner, with contemporary trends in the visual arts, and meet artists from all over the world in their studios. Rabobank aims to contribute to an open and diverse cultural landscape in Amsterdam with international allure.

"We are proud that Rabobank has committed to support RijksakademieOPEN. Rabobank shares our vision that talent development is essential, and makes it possible for us to make results made in this field visible." - Els van Odijk, Director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

There are substantive connections between Rabobank and the Rijksakademie in place at this time already. Thanks to the Rijksakademie, Rabobank has been able to get into contact with international promising talents from a very early stage. The following of Rijksakademie residents has frequently led to a purchase of a work by a particular artist. Many of these works are regularly featured in exhibitions in the public Rabo Art Zone.

publication date 2-11-2012

Cevdet Erek wins Nam June Paik Award 2012. Céline Berger wins New Comer Award.

The Nam June Paik Award 2012 has been awarded to former resident Cevdet Erek (RA 05/06) by the International Media Art Award of the Arts Foundation of North Rhine-Westphalia. The prize was awarded for his work  ‘SSS – Sahil Sahnesi Sesi/Shore Scene Soundtrack’, for which he laid the foundations during his Rijksakademie residency. The €25,000 prize distinguishes artists whose practice entertains a special relationship with the work of Nam June Paik.

Associated to the Nam June Paik award a New Comer Award of 15,000 euro, linked to the realisation of a project, is awarded to current resident Céline Berger.

From the jury report on Cevdet Erek's work: "SSS/Shore Scene Soundtrack ist eine seit 2007 andauernde Arbeit des Künstlers Cevdet Erek. Es ist eine performative, konzeptionelle Aufforderung an den Betrachter, ‘die Klänge des Strandes mit zwei Händen und einem Stück Teppich nachzuahmen’. Dieses bewegende Projekt verwandelt die neutrale Architektur des Ausstellungsraumes in einen phantastischen und poetischen Ort. Es stellt eine Herausforderung an die körperlichen und geistigen Eigenschaften des künstlerischen Erlebnisses dar. Es gelingt Cevdet Erek mit sehr einfachen Mitteln, von Mensch und Welt zu erzählen, ohne auf mediale Besonderheiten und nationale Eigenschaften zurückzugreifen. Erek verkörpert den Geist des Nam June Paik und post-avantgardistischer Arbeiten wie etwa Fluxus. Sein Schaffen vereint Kunst und Leben und definiert den Alltag als andauernd unvorhersehbare und universelle Erfahrung neu.”


publication date 1-11-2012

Partnership Rijksakademie / De Ateliers

In 2013, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers will initiate a new partnership. The two most successful post graduate institutions in the Netherlands are joining forces. This means that both institutes in Amsterdam will collaborate on several levels.

Together, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers offer 60 studios on two locations (within a fifteen minute walking distance). Every year, some 30 studios will become available. A residency at Rijksakademie/De Ateliers lasts one year and can be extended with another year.

Application is open to artists at the beginning of their professional development, with a focus on artists 25 — 35 years of age. Artists younger than 25 or older than 35 are also welcome to apply.

Portfolios will be selected by both institutes collaboratively. Portfolios from Dutch artists and artists based in the Netherlands will be considered by De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie in collaboration with the Mondriaan Fonds. The Mondriaan Fonds supplies bursaries to individual artists who wish to participate in Rijksakademie/ De Ateliersprogram.

All artists admitted have access to facilities of both institutions, including a private studio, workshops, libraries, artist’s talks, seminars, open studio events, administration services, housing services, et cetera. The teams of advisors (Rijksakademie) and tutor artists (De Ateliers) will be integrated gradually.

Application for the residency 2014 is possible from 01-01-2013 by using the online application form on www.rijksakademie.nl or www.de-ateliers.nl. Deadline for application is 01-02-2013.

publication date 25-10-2012

Idan Hayosh & Corina Künzli's new book featured in todays Volkskrant

If you manage to get your hands on a Volkskrant today, make sure you check out the article on the new book by Rijksakademie resident Idan Hayosh and Corina Künzli called ‘Fire Guys’. It’ll be in the main section middle spread.

In this book of photographs, we see portraits of firefighters in unlikely repose; relaxed and smiling, they gather with one another in front of houses fully ablaze. The juxtaposition is ultimately hilarious — for we quickly realize that the images are taken at sites of training and practice.

publication date 23-10-2012

Program Museumnacht @ Rijksakademie 3 November

During Museumnacht (Museum night) on Saturday 3 November, the Rijksakademie is open from 19.00-02.00h. The program:

WORK IN PROGRESS
PROJECT SPACE 1: XUE MU
PROJECT SPACE 2: RAN ZHANG
PROJECT SPACE 3: PATHY TSHINDELE KAPINGA
Rijksakademie artists show their ‘work in progress’
19.00 – 02.00h (continuous)
 
RIJKSAKADEMIE CINEMA 
 
Continues film program with films and videos by resident artists
19.00 – 02.00h (continuous)
Location: ‘t Schip

THE MAKING OF ART 

Technical specialist Stephan Kuderna shows explains the work processes of particular works of art in the metal workshop.
20.00, 21.00, 22.00 and 23.00h (ca. 20 min)
Location: Metal workshop

HARD HAT TOUR

Guided tour through the forbidden hallways and secret corners of the Kavallerie-Kazerne (Cavalry Barracks) by Hard Hat Tour Specialist Pieter Lammers. Max. 15 people
20.30, 21.30 and 22.30h (ca. 20 min)
Meeting point: Metal workshop

MINI-LECTURE– ‘The Angel’s balls, on the destruction of images'

Tijs Goldschmidt (biologist, writer and Rijksakademie advisor) lectures on the relation between art and science and answers questions.
20.30 and 22.30h (ca. 30 min)
Location: Reading Room

RIJKSAKADEMIE PARTY ft. DJ BUSHDOOF

Radna (NL) – Red Light Radio
DJ 2Blessed (VS)
Tropical Sweat Cave (NL)
DJ Lonely (SE)
VJ program with images by Rijksakademie artists
22.00 – 02.00h
Location: Graphic Workshop


Entrance only with Museumnacht ticker/wristband. For more information and ticket sales, visit the Museumnacht site.

publication date 11-10-2012

FIAC 2012 | Paris | 18-21 October 2012

FIAC 2012
Paris | 18-21 October 2012 | www.fiac.com

Residents and alumni

Mounira Al Solh — Sfeir Semler
Carlos Amorales — kurimanzutto | Yvon Lambert
Emmanuelle Antille — Eva Presenhuber
Rosa Barba — carlier|gebauer
Yael Bartana — Raffaella Cortese | Sommer Contemporary Art
Marc Bauer - Freymond-Guth Fine Arts
James Beckett — T293
Tjebbe Beekman — Diana Stigter
Semâ Bekirovic — Diana Stigter
Otto Berchem — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Manon de Boer — Jan Mot
Mark Boulos — Diana Stigter
Banu Cennetoglu — Rodeo
David Claerbout — Hauser and Wirth | Yvon Lambert | Micheline Szwajcer
Martha Colburn — Diana Stigter
Johan Creten — Perrotin, Almine Rech
Jeremiah Day — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Thomas Demand —Matthew Marks | Esther Schipper | Sprüth Magers
Sebastián Diaz Morales — Catherine Bastide | carlier|gebauer
Mounir Fatmi — Goodman Gallery
Alistair Frost — Hotel
Meschac Gaba — Continua | In Situ Fabienne Leclerc
Ryan Gander — gb agency | Lisson
Dora García — Ellen de Bruijne Projects | ProjecteSD | Michel Rein
Dominique Ghesquière — Valentin
David Hominal — Karma International | Kamel Mennour
Emre Hüner — Rodeo
Runa Islam — White Cube
Saskia Janssen — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Mark Kent — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Kristof Kintera — Schleicher + Lange
Klaas Kloosterboer — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Aukje Koks — Diana Stigter
Irene Kopelman — Motive
Germaine Kruip — The Approach
Guillaume Leblon — ProjecteSD | Jocelyn Wolff
Jill Magid — Yvon Lambert
David Maljkovic - Metro Pictures | Massimo Minimi | Sprüth Magers
Bjarne Melgaard - Guido W. Baudach | Greene Naftali | Krinzinger
Nathaniel Mellors — Monitor, Diana Stigter
Shahryar Nashat — Rodeo
Erkka Nissinen — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Vincent Olinet — Laurent Godin
Jacco Olivier — Victoria Miro
Paulina Olowska — Simon Lee | Metro Pictures
Hans Op de Beeck — Continua | Xavier Hufkens | Krinzinger
Lisa Oppenheim — Klosterfelde | The Approach
Gabor Ösz — Loevenbruck
Guillaume Paris — GDM
Amalia Pica — Diana Stigter
Michael Raedecker — Hauser and Wirth | Max Hetzler
Willem de Rooij — Chantal Crousel | Regen Projects
Pamela Rosenkranz — Karma International
Mathilde Rosier — Raffaella Cortese | Kadel Willborn
Bojan Sarcevic — GDM
Monika Sosnowska — Hauser and Wirth |  kurimanzutto | Capitain Petzel
Pilvi Takala — Diana Stigter
Roy Villevoye — Motive
Evi Vingerling — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Marijke van Warmerdam — Micheline Szwajcer
Guido van der Werve — Luhring Augustine | Monitor
Kan Xuan - Continua

Advisors

Stéphane Calais — GDM
John Kørner — Victoria Miro
Aernout Mik — carlier | gebauer
Paul Sietsema — Matthew Marks

Prix de Rome winners

Suchan Kinoshita — Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Atelier van Lieshout — Jousse Entreprise |  Krinzinger
Erik van Lieshout — Guido W. Baudach |  Krinzinger
Mark Manders — Zeno X
Marc Nagtzaam — ProjecteSD

You'll find a pdf with this list here


publication date 15-10-2012

Jasper Hagenaar and Evi Vingerling win Royal Awards for Modern Painting 2012

Rijksakademie alumni Jasper Hagenaar (RA 04/05) and Evi Vingerling (RA 05/06) are awarded  the Royal Awards for Modern Painting 2012. Last Friday 12 October the former residents received the prize from Queen Beatrix in the Royal Palace at the Dam in Amsterdam.

The annual prize, which exists since 1871, is an incentive for young talent in the field of painting and consists of a cash prize of 6,500 euros. The exhibition at the Royal Palace, where the paintings of the winners and a selection of the other submissions - amongst others work by residents Philipp Kremer and Femmy Otten and alumni Peggy Franck (RA 05/06) and Hamid el Kanbouhi (RA 10/11) - can be visited, runs until the 5th of November.

publication date 11-10-2012

FRIEZE ART FAIR | LONDEN | 11-14 OCTOBER 2012

FRIEZE ART FAIR 2012
London | 11-14 October 2012 | www.friezelondon.com

Residents / alumni

Mounira Al Solh — Sfeir Semler
Eylem Aladogan — Fons Welters
Emmanuelle Antille — Eva Presenhuber
Lars Arrhenius — Magnus Karlsson
Rosa Barba — Giò Marconi
Hannah van Bart — Marianne Boesky
Yael Bartana — Annet Gelink |Sommer Contemporary
James Beckett — T293
Erick Beltrán — Luisa Strina
Otto Berchem — La Central
Milena Bonilla — Mor Charpentier
David Claerbout — Hauser & Wirth |Johnen Galerie | Yvon Lambert |Rüdiger | Micheline Szwajcer
Johan Creten — Perrotin | Almine Rech
Attila Csörgö — Gregor Podnar
Jeremiah Day — Arcade
Thomas Demand — Taka Ishii | Matthew Marks | Esther Schipper | Sprüth Magers
Sebastian Diaz Morales — Catherine Bastide
Armen Eloyan — Timothy Taylor
Claudia Fontes — Ignacio Liprandi Arte | Contemporáneo
Alicia Framis — Annet Gelink
Alistair Frost — Hotel | Mary Mary
Meschac Gaba — Stevenson
Ryan Gander — Annet Gelink | Johnen Galerie | Lisson
Dora García — Juana de Aizpuru
John Gerrard — Thomas Dane
David Haines — Luisa Strina
Claire Harvey — Maisterravalbuena | Fons Welters
David Hominal — Karma International
Runa Islam — White Cube
Folkert de Jong — Fons Welters
Aïsha Khalid — Corvi-Mora
Sung Hwan Kim — Wilkinson
Carla Klein — Tanya Bonakdar | Annet Gelink
Meiro Koizumi — Annet Gelink
Susanne Kriemann — RaebervonStenglin
Germaine Kruip — The Approach
Kiki Lamers — Annet Gelink
Gabriel Lester — Fons Welters
Pere Llobera — Fons Welters
Dora Longo Bahia — Vermelho
Cristina Lucas — Juana de Aizpuru
Tala Madani — Pilar Corrias
Jill Magid — Yvon Lambert
David Maljkovic — Annet Gelink | Georg Kargl Fine Arts | Sprüth Magers
Monali Meher — Project 88
Bjarne Melgaard — Guido W. Baudach | Allied Editions | Greene Naftali | Krinzinger
Sefer Memisoglu — NON
Jacco Olivier — Marianne Boesky | Victoria Miro
Paulina Olowska — Buchholz | Foksal
Paulien Oltheten — Fons Welters
Hans Op de Beeck — Marianne Boesky | Krinzinger
Lisa Oppenheim — The Approach
Ebru Özseçen — Rampa
Amalia Pica — Allied editions | Marc Foxx | Herald St.
Muzi Quawson — Annet Gelink
Florian & Michaël Quistrebert - Crèvecoeur
Michael Raedecker — Hauser & Wirth | Andrea Rosen
De Rijke | de Rooij — Buchholz
Marco Paulo Rolla — Vermelho
Willem de Rooij — Buchholz | Chantal Crousel
Pamela Rosenkranz — Karma International
Fernando Sánchez Castillo — Juana de Aizpuru
Bojan Sarcevic — BQ | Stuart Shave/Modern Art
Sarah van Sonsbeeck — Annet Gelink
Monika Sosnowska — Gisela Capitain | Foksal | Hauser & Wirth | kurimanzutto | The Modern Institute
Berend Strik — Fons Welters
Kiran Subbaiah — Chatterjee & Lal
Fiona Tan — Frith Street
Jennifer Tee — Fons Welters
Helen Verhoeven — Wallspace
Marijke van Warmerdam — Annet Gelink | Taka Ishii
Erik van der Weijde — Chert
Guido van der Werve — Marc Foxx

Advisors

Tania Bruguera — Juana de Aizpuru
Bernard Frize — Perrotin, Micheline Szwajcer
Jaki Irvine — Frith Street | Kerlin
John Kørner — Victoria Miro
Mike Nelson — 303 Gallery
Paul Sietsema — Matthew Marks

Prix de Rome winners

Tom Claassen — Fons Welters
Mariana Castillo Deball — Wien Lukatsch
Atelier van Lieshout — Tanya Bonakdar | Krinzinger | Giò Marconi
Erik van Lieshout — Annet Gelink | Guido W. Baudach | Krinzinger
Mark Manders — Tanya Bonakdar | Zeno X
Saskia Olde Wolbers — Maureen Paley
Viviane Sassen — Stevenson
Vincent Vulsma — Cinzia Friedlaender
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DURING FRIEZE ART FAIR

In London

The Tanks, Tate Modern
until 28 October
Sung Hwan Kim (solo)

Pages from Ki-da Rilke, Wilkinson Gallery
until 11 November
Sung Hwan Kim (solo)

AZQ, Hotel
until 14 October
Alistair Frost (solo)

Artists Film International, Whitechapel Gallery
12 oktober t/m 13 januari 2013
Sefer Memisoglu (groep)

Reconnaissance - Dutch Collector’s Eyes & Some of the Places They Look, Testbed 1
12 oktober t/m 21 januari 2013
Constant Dullaart, David Haines, Arjan van Helmond, Aukje Koks, Amalia Pica, Thomas Raat (groep)

Outside of London

Disorient, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow
until 15 October
Fiona Tan (solo)

Liverpool Biennale, Liverpool
until 25 November
Yael Bartana, Dora García, Ahmet Ögüt, Pamela Rosenkranz; PdR — Libia Castro & Ólafur Ólafsson (groep)
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You'll find a pdf with this list here

publication date 3-10-2012

Work (2011) — Marianne Flotron in conversation with Philippe Pirotte

Saturday 6 October 2012, 5 pm
Witte de With, Rotterdam

Starting point of the conversation between former Rijksakademie resident Marianne Flotron (RA 07/08) and Philippe Pirotte (Rijksakademie advisors) is the viewing of Marianne Foltron’s video installation Work (2011) in which she researches the uncounscious mimetic moulding of employees of a Dutch insurance company into the economic goals of the company.

Presented in collaboration with the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam).

This talk is organized as part of the group exhibition Surplus Authors.

Admission fee: €5 / €3 with discount

About Marianne Foltron’s video Work (2011)
Because of her interests in the interrelationship between political or economical systems and human behaviour, Marianne Flotron attempts to find the traces of manipulation, which could potentially influence this behaviour. Through therapies, trainings and self-help books, the “self” gets dramatized and fictionalized. Authenticity is lost when emotions are produced and deployed in order to improve social competence and access to the social market. Flotron’s video works tackle the different strategies of the fictionalisation of the self in our post-capitalist society. The artist is interested in the conditioning of work, the workplace and the relation between work and leisure time in an increasingly neo-liberal society.

For the video-installation Work, Flotron specifically studies the relationships woven between individuals within a Dutch insurance company and their unconscious mimetic moulding into the economic goals of the company. Capitalist inscription and social subjection are achieved through advanced strategies of suggested and enforced fictionalisation of the self, implying an imperative of happiness, positive thinking and cheerfulness as an ideological hegemony. Via methods of the Theatre of the Oppressed developed by Brazilian political theatre practitioner Agusto Boal, Flotron hoped to reveal the processes of social subjection reigning in the company environment. The Theatre of the Oppressed was initially created by Boal in the 1960s in order to unmask strategies of totalitarian political regimes in Latin-America trough a range of different theatrical forms. Thanks to different techniques the (voluntary) participants to the piece — the audience becomes active - are brought to reflect their living conditions and enabled to study and resist the strategies of behaviour imposed on them.

Marianne Flotron especially wanted to use the Forum Theatre — technique in order to encourage the company employees to discuss their working conditions and possibly imagine change, to reflect collectively on the suggestions brought about by an actor and thereby become empowered to generate social action. The creation and mise-en-scène of the piece in the Dutch insurance company was organised by the artist and the Colombian actor and psychologist Hector Artistizabal, specialised in the techniques of the Theatre of the Oppressed.

About exhibition Surplus Authors
Outside of personal romance, collaboration is perhaps the most elemental form of politics–just consider how the term plays a hand in issues as basic as “two heads are better than one” and as large as international alliances. To crack open this power relation, Surplus Authors looks at a group of artists whose work traces and delineates several fault lines inherent in the act of collaboration from (art) historical and social indebtedness, to trust, generosity, incentives, antagonism, and even cooption. Without laying claim to any illustrative narratives, Surplus Authors presents itself during a growing urge and call for institutions to work together as a promised means to alleviate the reasons for austerity. As a possible retort, Surplus Authors begs the question: Is collaboration an end in and of itself, or is it a tenuous and unfolding process in which psychological, intellectual, and political dynamics are contested and reconstituted?

publication date 2-10-2012

CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS museumnacht @ Rijksakademie on Saturday November 3rd

Join the Rijksakademie’s first participation in museumnacht on Saturday November 3rd. This great opportunity to involve a younger and wider audience in the Rijksakademie offers visitors a sneak preview of the RijksakademieOPEN 2012 (December 1 & 2). To make this evening successful we are looking for volunteers to welcome guests / guide / work at the bar / provide information.

Museumnacht at the Rijksakademie concentrates on ‘the making of’. Visitors are allowed to take a peek behind the scenes and are involved in the work process of the artists. They can wonder around the building unguided and visit project spaces and technical work shops where work is in progress or presented. In addition guided tours are hosted to provide more ‘inside information’. Throughout the evening the Rijksakademie Cinema is showing an ongoing film program. Starting at 11PM there is a party in the graphic work shop featuring Rijksakademie resident artist DJ’s.

The Rijksakademie museumnacht is open to the public 7PM – 2AM.

Volunteers are offered a free dinner at the Rijksakademie Cantina and two tickets for the RijksakademieOPEN 2012. Please register before October 15 with coordinator Marieke Warmelink through vrijwilliger@rijksakademie.nl. Let us know if you are only available for part of the night.

Please make sure to forward this call to your friends!

publication date 1-10-2012

Aukje Koks is awarded the Wolvecampprijs

Former resident Aukje Koks (RA 07/08I is awarded the Wolvecampprijs 2012. This biannual prize for painting is awarded to artists under the age of 40.

The other nominees, Arjan van Helmond (RA 03/04) and Peggy Franck (RA 05/06) are Rijksakademie alumni as well.

Aukje Koks receives 18.500,- euro, and an additional 10.000,- euro for a publication and solo exhibition in 2013.

Jury members: Anna Tilroe, Lex ter Braak, Rob Defares, Lorenzo Benedetti and Helen Verhoeven (winner 2010).

publication date 24-9-2012

RijksakademieLIVE #5 on Tuesday September 25 in Beijing (CN)

A World Upside Down
Gabriel Lester and Kan Xuan in a conversation moderated by Philippe Pirotte

Date: Tuesday September 25, 2012
Location: UCCA Auditorium, Beijing, China
Time: 20:00 - 21:00 hours
Language: Chinese and English

About the program

For RijksakademieLIVE in Beijing, Philippe Pirotte has invited the artists and Rijksakademie alumni Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00) and Kan Xuan (RA 02/03) to engage in a conversation about the way the traditions they grew up with were challenged when they moved to Europe or Asia. The discussion will be accompanied by videos showing fragments of both artists’ work. Special attention will be given to the humor that has risen from the gap between the positivist belief in the West’s superiority up to the 1960s, and the general skepticism, let alone bitter cynicism, of younger generations.

Guest Introduction

Gabriel Lester (born 1972, Amsterdam) lives in Amsterdam and Shanghai. He participated in the most recent Documenta and has had solo exhibitions at the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam (2011), Z33, Hasselt (2009), the Bloomberg Space, London (2007), and Centre d’Art Neuchâtel (2001). Lester has participated in the Liverpool Biennial (2008) and the Göteborg International Biennial (2005).

Kan Xuan (born 1972, Xuancheng, Anhui Province) is a visual artist whose work primarily takes the form of video, as well as photography and installation. She graduated from the China Academy of Art in Hangzhou in 1997 and completed a residency at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. She was a recipient of Holland’s Prix de Rome in 2005. She divides her time between Beijing and Amsterdam.

Philippe Pirotte (born 1972, Antwerp) is currently Adjunct Senior Curator at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Art Museum, and Senior Advisor at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam. Most recently he co-curated My Communism: Poster Exhibition (TOP, Contemporary Art Center, Shanghai) and Frames and Documents: Conceptualist Practices: Selections from the Ella Cisneros Collection (Cifo, Miami).

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publication date 11-9-2012

12 September: Rijksakademie alumni show work in Paris

The Institut Neerlandais in Paris is hosting an exhibition with over 15 Rijksakademie alumni and Prix de Rome winners. In this exhibition the most important works from the Rabo Art Collection are being shown. This is the first time the works can be seen in France, since 90 percent of the works are only visible for the Rabobank employees in Eindhoven and Utrecht.

The Institut is one of the oldest foreign cultural centra in Paris. Not only exhibitions, concerts, lectures, film screenings take place in the historical building at the Rue de Lille, there are also approximately 500 French people learning the Dutch language every year.

Participating alumni from the Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten are Folkert de Jong, Michael Raedecker, Berend Strik, Marijke van Warmerdam, Alicia Framis, Arjan van Helmond, Pablo Pijnappel, Helen Verhoeven, Fernando Sánchez, Castillo, Meschac Gaba, Fiona Tan, Amalia Pica, but also Prix de Rome winners Robert Zandvliet, Vivianne Sassen, Charlotte Schleiffert, Saskia Olde Wolbers, Desiree Dolron and Rijksakademie van Beeldende kunsten advisor Aernout Mik.

The opening of the exhibition is on Wednesday the 12th of september from 18.00 until 20.30 on the Rue de Lille 121 in Paris
For more information: http://www.institutneerlandais.com/tentoonstelling/actueel/2012-06-18_Open_Window_Rabobank.php

publication date 6-9-2012

Solo exhibition Femmy Otten in Galerie Fons Welters, Amsterdam

Gallery Fons Welters presents 
two exhibitions by Rijksakademie artists :

Femmy Otten (current resident) | If you were coming in the fall, in Playstation
Paulien Oltheten (RA 05/06) | It’s my imagination, you know

Both exhibitions will be on show till 27 October. More information on www.fonswelters.nl

In nine other Amsterdam based galeries galeries solo exhibitions by Rijksakademie artists are being presented:

Galerie Paul Andriesse
Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06) | Riffs and Variations | till 14 October | www.paulandriesse.nl

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Dora García (RA 89/91) | The Inadequate | till 27 October | Project space | www.edbprojects.com

Galerie Diana Stigter
Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10) | Disappearing Act | till 23 October
Antonio Vega Macotela (current resident) | in project space | till 23 oktober | www.dianastigter.nl

TORCH
Ellen Kooi (RA 93/94) | Next to me | till 20 October | www.torchgallery.com

Smart Project Space
Giorgio Andreotta Calò (RA 09/10) | 08.09.2012 – 21.10.2012 | till 21 October |
www.smartprojectspace.net

P/////AKT platform voor beeldende kunst
Marianne Vierø (RA 08/09) | Zeppelin Bend | till 7 October | www.pakt.nu

Lumen Travo
Franck Bragigand (RA 97/98) | It’s time for politic | till 13 October | www.lumentravo.nl

Galerie De Expeditie
Sylvie Zijlmans (RA 87/89) | What goes up | till 27 October | www.de-expeditie.com

Van Krimpen
Paul Kooiker (RA 90/92) | Sunday | till 7 October | www.wimvankrimpen.nl

publication date 23-8-2012

August 25-October 21: 'Time Trade Travel' in SMBA, Amsterdam

This Saturday opens 'Time Trade Travel' in SMBA, Amsterdam. The show is a collective venture exploring the histories shared by Ghana and the Netherlands.

Time, Trade & Travel set the participating artists on a quest for the historical encounters between Europeans and Africans, in which trade and the concomitant cultural exchange receive particular attention.

Participation of Rijksakademie alumni Zachary Formwalt, Aukje Koks and Katarina Zdjelar.

Bernard Akoi-Jackson, a participating artist from Ghana, took Dutch advertisements for Vlisco as its inspiration for four posters. The Vlisco ads show Ghanese women in colourful dresses made of ‘Duch Wax Prints’. For this series, Akoi-Jackson created a similar dream world in which he plays four characters: Goldman, Dutchman, Blueman and Greyman. The Dutchman poster is hanging in the Rijksakademie at the moment, as it is one of the institutions he travelled to from Ghana during this project.

More information 

publication date 22-8-2012

September 8 and 9: Amsterdam Heritage Days

The Rijksakademie, a landmark building, is housed in former cavalry barracks and can be visited during the Amsterdam Heritage Days in the weekend of September 8th and 9th. A guided tour starts every 15 minutes

There is a small exhibition with paintings by Dutch artist Kees Verwey (1900-1995). This preludes to the exhibition Studio Verwey in museum De Hallen in Haarlem, September 15 - November 18. 

Saturday 8 and Sunday 9th of September, from  10 am - 5 pm (last guided tour starts 4.30pm)
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Sarphatistraat 470, Amsterdam

publication date 22-8-2012

September 15 - November 18: Five alumni in exhibition 'Studio Verwey' in De Hallen, Haarlem

Studio Verwey in De Hallen Haarlem is a group exhibition with five alumni who were granted a Fellowship from the Kees Verwey Foundation during their Rijksakademie residency. This Foundation aims to regularly show the work of the Haarlem artist Kees Verwey and support a young generation of talent in the development of their work. The exhibition Studio Verwey researches the role of the studio for contemporary artists.
More info

On view is recent work by Ištvan Išt Huzjan (RA 08/09), Tomoko Kawachi (RA 05/06), Tala Madani (RA 07/08), Derk Thijs (RA 09/10) and Sarah Verbeek (RA 09/10).

Exhibition from September 15 until November 18De Hallen Haarlem, Grote Markt 16, Haarlem (NL)

publication date 15-8-2012

Friday 17 August: Opening solo exhibition '408 tons of imperfect geometry' by advisor Mike Nelson in Malmö Konsthall

This Friday, Mike Nelson’ solo exhibition 408 tons of imperfect geometry opens in Malmö Konsthall, Sweden. Mike Nelson is connected to the Rijksakademie as advisor.

Mike Nelson (b. 1967) is one of the most appreciated artists of his generation. His work predominantly features sculpture and meticulously constructed, large-scale architectural installations. In this new work created for Malmö Konsthall, Nelson uses the institutional architecture as a backdrop for a massive concrete workshop. The exhibition space is divided by a glass wall into two spaces; a smaller production workshop and an exhibition space stripped back to its original configuration.

More information about the exhibition: http://www.konsthall.malmo.se/o.o.i.s/5175


Opening: Friday 17 August, 5—9pm
Exhibiton: 18 August — 21 October 2012
Malmö Konsthall
S:t Johannesgatan 7
Box 17 127
SE-200 10 Malmö
Sweden
www.konsthall.malmo.se


publication date 13-8-2012

August 13 - Positive advice Council for Culture

August 13, 2012

This afternoon, in its recommendation entitled ‘Slagen in Cultuur, het vervolg’, the Council for Culture has given a positive advice regarding the joint request of the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers, releasing the reserved grant of € 1.5 million: € 400,000 to De Ateliers and € 1,100,000 to the Rijksakademie.

Excerpt from the recommendation:
The Council has noted with appreciation the intention of De Ateliers and the Rijksakademie to create a new ‘center of excellence for the visual arts’. The ambitions and intentions, as described in the application, build on the strength and the reputation of both individual institutions. The Council is confident that the combination of forces will lead to the (establishment of the) planned organization for excellence in the visual arts and believes that such a facility forms an indispensable part of the Dutch and international art scene.

In the application, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers made clear that a successful cooperation hinged on the political solution to the high housing and personnel cost of the Rijksakademie. In its recommendation, the Council does not elaborate on this issue.
Also, the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers insisted that the government continue to support talent development in the visual arts after 2016. The Council does not directly respond to this request in its recommendation either."

Read the full recommendation here (in Dutch): http://www.cultuur.nl/Upload/Docs/subsidie%20adviezen%20Slagen%20in%20Cultuur/Slagen%20in%20Cultuur,%20het%20vervolg.pdf

publication date 31-7-2012

Booklaunch Cevdet Erek — Room of Rhythms1 during dOCUMENTA

During dOCUMENTA (13) the publication Room of Rhythms 1 by Cevdet Erek (Rijksakademie resident 2005/2006) was launched. The book reflects on themes of sound, architecture, rhythm, measured time, dance music and site-specificity and provides an insight into Cevdet Erek's artistic practice.

The publication was realized with the support of the W.F.C. Uriôt prize, awarded to Cevdet Erek during his residency at the Rijksakademie. For the W.F.C. Uriôt prize an independent jury nominates an artist whose work and work process can be regarded as exceptional and unparalleled. A display copy is available in the Rijksakademie library (open mon-thu 10am-5pm) and for sale at Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther König.

publication date 30-7-2012

August 31 - October 14 Exhibition Alumni Rijksakademie, RE-Search in Foam | Opening August 30

For RE-Search, Foam selected Rijksakademie alumni who use photography as a medium or as subject. Gwenneth Boelens (RA 06/07), Lotte Geeven (RA 08/09) & Semâ Bekirovic (RA 05/06), Zachary Formwalt (RA 08/09), Gert Jan Kocken (RA 11/12), Alexandra Leykauf (RA 03/04), Paulien Oltheten (RA 05/06) and Fiona Tan (RA 96/97) research and translate images that deal with the visualization of history, looking and the interpretation of archives. 

At the Rijksakademie artists get two years to concentrate on research, experiment and the development of innovative art. With this exhibition Foam underlines the importance and unique position of the Rijksakademie for the development of exceptionally talented (inter) national artists.

Opening: Thursday August 30 | 5.30pm | by Rijksakademie director Els van Odijk
Exhibition: August 31 – October 14 2012
Foam | Keizersgracht 609 | Amsterdam | +31 20 5516500 | www.foam.org

The exhibition RE-Search is a collaboration between Foam and the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.



publication date 16-7-2012

Collaboration with De Ateliers: Towards a new top institute for exceptional talent

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten and De Ateliers, the two national leading postgraduate art institutions, have decided to join forces. Their aim is to unite the best of both institutions in a new centre of excellence that will accommodate up to 60 artists. It is the ambition of the new institute to consolidate and give new impetus to the Netherlands’ leading international position in high-level talent development.

The current two locations on Sarphatistraat and Stadhouderskade in Amsterdam will remain the bases of operations. The condition for the establishment of a successful cooperation is the finding of a political solution to the high costs of housing and personnel of the Rijksakademie. Both the Rijksakademie and De Ateliers also urge the central government to continue to support talent development in the visual arts, specifically also after 2016. Both institutes are very successful in fundraising from individuals and businesses, and consider talent development to be of great importance to Dutch society. The new top institute for talent development, incorporating the best the Netherlands have to offer in this field, requires structural basic government funding in order to fulfil its functions for society. It would be irresponsible to leave the further development of this vital part of the art and cultural field at the hands of the market.

The cooperation plan will be submitted to the Ministry of Education on July 16th. The Council for Culture will issue an opinion on August 13th. The Secretary of State will make his decision known in the third week of September.

publication date 5-7-2012

Summer luncheon 2012

Today was annual Vriendenkring summer luncheon. The Rijksakademie Vriendenkring (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.

During this luncheon the new residents are announced. For an overview of the new residents artists of 2013 click here.

Photo: Roy Taylor/ Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten Photo: Roy Taylor/ Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

publication date 5-7-2012

Selection resident artists 2013

An independent jury of international selected 21 top talents for the residency year 2013:

The selected artists are:

Jisan Ahn (1979, KR/NL)
Mehraneh Atashi (1980, IR)
Nathan Azhderian (1982, US)
Paulien Barbas (1981, NL)
Marcel van den Berg (1978, NL)
Paul Beumer (1982, NL)
Tim Breukers (1985, NL)
Felix Burger (1982, DE)
Quynh Dong (1982, CH)
Jason Gomez (1986, US)
Justin Gosker (1980, NL)
Carlos Irijalba (1979, ES)
Joost Krijnen (1983, NL)
Katja Novitskova (1984, EE/NL)
Oscar Abraham Pabón Morales (1984, VE)
Janis Rafailidou (1984, GR)
Cheng Ran (1981, CN)
Magali Reus (1981, NL)
Masha Ru (1984, RU/NL)
Smi Vukovic (1979, RS/AT)
Müge Yilmaz (1985, TR)

* mentioned are birth year and nationality/country of origin before starting the residency at the Rijksakademie.

They will join the 24 artists who started their residency in 2012.

The artists have been admitted on the condition that a financial base is available to ensure the quality of the residency programme. In this sense, government support is essential. Active fundraising will be conducted in the countries of origin. The Rijksakademie expects more clarity on the financial situation by the end of September.

publication date 3-7-2012

New guest resident: Kurt Nahar

From June 28 till September 1, Suriname artist Kurt Nahar will be staying as a guest resident at the Rijksakademie.

Kurt Nahar creates unconventional paintings and installations, usually meant to demand attention for controversial subjects in local (Surinamese) politics and human rights situations.

During his stay at the Rijksakademie, Kurt Nahar would like to continue to do research on the 1982 December Murders in Suriname and its impact on the local community. The current political changes in Suriname have brought a new necessity to the work of Kurt Nahar to become an even stronger voice for the victims of his country. In Holland he will continue speaking with Suriname journalists who were involved in the December murders.  Furthermore, he would like to focus on making work in public space and will be looking for ways to share his work with the Dutch and Surinamese community.

publication date 28-6-2012

Lecture by advisor Camiel van Winkel

July 4th at 16.00 advisor Camiel van Winkel will give a lecture: 'Reconstructing the White Cube' in the mediaroom ' t Schip' at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. The lecture is followed by a discussion with Wouter Davidts.

The lecture is open for the public, but seats are limited and reservation is not possible.

'Reconstructing the White Cube' 
The permanent reinvention of the figure of the artist, oscillating between autonomy and heteronomy, takes place against the background of a stable and unchanging presence, a structure that facilitates this Brechtian role-play: the white cube. Van Winkel will argue that the white cube does not deserve its bad reputation, and that it is especially relevant today. His case is supported by an exhibition he recently curated, based on an essay by German philosopher Th.W. Adorno: Valéry Proust Museum / White Cube Fever (Mu.ZEE, Oostende).

Camiel van Winkel (1964, Based in Amsterdam) writes on contemporary art and occasionally curates exhibitions.
He teaches art theory and art philosophy at Sint-Lukas University College of Art and Design in Brussels and is advisor at the Rijksakademie. Camiel recently finished his PhD in the Humanities, University of Amsterdam and was Head of research (‘lector’) in Visual Art at AKV|St.Joost, Avans University, in ’s-Hertogenbosch.
In his latest book: During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed, Camiel van Winkel uncovers the conceptual roots of contemporary art. He shows that the art of today as a whole is essentially ‘post-conceptual’.

Wouter Davidts (Antwerp, B/Amsterdam, NL) is Professor of Modern and Contemporary Art at the VU University in Amsterdam.
Wouter Davidts is the author of many books, reviews, journals and exhibition catalogues on contemporary art and architecture and curated several exhibitions. Wouter Davidts pleads for a real public discussion about culture, one that according to him ‘is currently largely and largely more absent’. Amongst other projects, Davidts will write more about studios, the art gallery, the house of the collector, and the Art school.
Wouter Davidts was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Architecture & Urban Planning of Ghent University (UGent), where he obtained a PhD on museum architecture. He was a research fellow at several universities such as Goldsmiths, University of London, Academie voor Kunst en Vormgeving|St Joost, Avans Hogeschool the Henry Moore Institute in Leeds
Since 2012 he is visiting lecturer at the Drama Department of the Royal Conservatory in Antwerp.



publication date 28-6-2012

4 former residents on shortlist Future Generation Art Prize 2012

Former residents Amalia Pica, Ahmet Ögüt, Tala Madani and Meiro Koizumi are on shortlist Future Generation Art Prize 2012.

The Future Generation Art Prize is established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, and is a major new international competition for artists up to 35 to discover and provide long-term support for a generation of emerging artists, wherever they may live and work.

The winner will be announced  at the Award Ceremony on December 7, 2012 in Kiev (Ukraine).
Furthermore, an exhibition with work of 21 shortlisted artists will open at the PinchukArtCentre on October 27, 2012.



publication date 21-6-2012

Former resident Sarah van Sonsbeeck wins Theodora Niemeijer Prize

Former resident Sarah van Sonsbeeck is the winner of the Theodora Niemijer prize.

This new incentive for young female artists is organised by the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven.

Van Sonsbeeck won a cheque worth 10.000 euro and additionally gets to carry out her project 'Informational Weather' in the Van Abbemuseum.

 

publication date 21-6-2012

Arcadis grants its fellowship to Céline Berger

The Rijksakademie collaborates with Arcadis since 2005 (the collaboration started in 1998 with PRC). Part of the collaboration is an annual fellowship. This year Céline Berger is awarded the Arcadis Fellowship 2012.

Arcadis is an international company providing consultancy, design, engineering and management services.

Trained as an engineer Céline Berger (FR/DE, 1973) became engaged in the art world in 2009. Her interest in the corporate world she was part of is reflected in her work. Berger contemplates the corporate research methods used by companies to achieve high efficiency and on the industrial conception of time. During her residency period at the Rijksakademie Céline will continue her research and is interested in confronting the art world with the corporate world. She uses video, photography and performance, and sometimes the formal presentation tools like Power Point and business seminars to visualize the results.

publication date 21-6-2012

Fiorucci Art Trust awards resident Ayman Ramadan with Fellowship

This year the jury (Runa Islam, Jenni Lomax, Joe Scotland and Andrea Viliani) selected Egyptian artist and Rijksakademie resident  Ayman Ramadan for the Fellowship.

The Rijksakademie collaborates with Fiorucci Art Trust. This foundation promotes contemporary art projects. Part of the collaboration is an annual Fellowship for a resident artist. They will also select Rijksakademie residents to participate in their annual art event.

Ayman Ramadan is site-specific and deeply socially engaged. Through minimalist metal sculpture, video, and photography (often combined in one installation), he attempts to create immersive environments that provoke the viewer to consider issues relating to labour, the anonymity of the individual in the urban landscape of Cairo, and frustrations stemming from local political realities. He draws on a wide range of influences, from pop culture to global politics to Islamic traditions, in his explorations of contemporary Middle Eastern experience.

More information about Ayman Ramadan here 

publication date 16-5-2012

AVRO Kunstuur looks back on Prix de Rome

This spring, the Dutch television program AVRO Kunstuur pays extensive attention to the recent past of the Prix de Rome. They do not only highlight artists and architects, but also interview curators and collectors about the work of various Prix de Rome winners from the past 15 years. With Alicia Framis, Ronald Rietveld, Viviane Sassen, Germaine Kruip, Folkert de Jong and others.

The broadcasts are part of AVRO Kunstuur between 17.00 - 18.00 on Nederland 2 on the following dates:

Episode 1
May 17: Alicia Framis with Ella van Zanten

Episode 2
May 26: Ronald Rietveld with Mels Crouwel, Viviane Sassen with Marcel Feil

Episode 3
June 2: Germaine Kruip with Aveline de Bruin and Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Episode 4
June 9: Olv Klijn/ Eric Frijters and Jeroen Spee/ Jeroen van Steenvoorden met Allard Jolles, Tako Postma en Mels Crouwel

Episode 5
June 16: Folkert de Jong with Liesbeth Willems

More info on the Prix de Rome website

publication date 18-6-2012

Public awards Sarah van Sonsbeeck

The visitors of De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2012 (Volkskrant Art Award) exhibition in Stedelijk Museum Schiedam chose the work of former resident Sarah van Sonsbeeck (RA 08/09) for the public award.  

Tala Madani (RA 07/08) was awarded the Volkskrant Art Award 2012 by the jury.

The other nominees were Charlotte Dumas (RA 01), David Jablonowski and Rory Pilgrim.


More information (in Dutch)

publication date 10-6-2012

ART BASEL 43 | 14-17 JUNE

The work of over 50 former residents, advisors and Prix de Rome winners of the Rijksakademie is on display at ART BASEL. 
More information here.

Below a list of partcipating (former) Rijksakemie artists:

ALUMNI
Carlos Amorales - Annet Gelink, kurimanzutto
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - ZERO
Mounira Al Solh - Sfeir Semler
Rosa Barba - carlier gebauer, Gío Marconi
Hannah van Bart - Marianne Boesky
Yael Bartana - Annet Gelink (ART BASEL CONVERSATIONS 16-6)
Erick Beltrán - Luisa Strina, Joan Prats
Manon de Boer - Jan Mot
Attila Csörgö - Gregor Podnar
David Claerbout - Rüdiger Schöttle, Micheline Szwajcer (ART UNLIMITED)
Johan Creten - Perrotin
Thomas Demand - Matthew Marks, Sprüth Magers
Armen Eloyan - Timothy Taylor, Bob van Orsouw
Meschac Gaba - In Situ Fabienne Leclerc (ART FEATURE)
Ryan Gander - gb agency, Annet Gelink, Johnen, Lisson
Dora García - Juana de Aizpuru, ProjecteSD
David Haines - Luisa Strina
David Hominal - Kamel Mennour
Runa Islam - White Cube (ART UNLIMITED)
Germaine Kruip - The Approach (ART UNLIMITED| ARTIST TALK 15-6)
Carla Klein - Tanya Bonakdar
Guillaume Leblon - Projecte SD
Cristina Lucas - Juana de Aizpuru
Bjarne Melgaard - Greene Naftali, Krinzinger
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink Gallery, Georg Kargl Fine Arts, Metro Pictures (ART FILM)
Valérie Mannaerts - bernier|eliades
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger
Lisa Oppenheim - Klosterfelde
Paulina Olowska - Foksal, Daniel Buchholz, Simon Lee, Metro Pictures
Jacco Olivier - Victoria Miro
Amalia Pica - Diana Stigter (ART STATEMENTS)
Michael Raedecker - Hauser + Wirth, Max Hetzler, Andrea Rosen
de Rijke / de Rooij - Daniel Buchholz
Willem de Rooij - Friederich Petzel
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru
Bojan Sarcevic - BQ, Stuart Shave/Modern Institute
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink Gallery
Monika Sosnowska - Gisela Capitain, Foksal, Hauser & Wirth, kurimanzutto, The Modern Institute/Toby Webster
Fiona Tan - Frith Street
Marijke van Warmerdam - Galerie Riis
Guido van der Werve - Luhring Augustine

ADVISORS
Tania Bruguera - Juana de Aizpuru
Jaki Irvine - Frith Street, Kerlin
John Kørner - Victoria Miro
Aernout Mik - carlier gebauer
Mike Nelson - 303, Franco Noero
Paul Sietsema - Matthew Marks

PRIX DE ROME WINNAARS
Atelier van Lieshout - Tanya Bonakdar
Erik van Lieshout - Krinzinger
Mark Manders - Tanya Bonakdar, Zeno X
Marc Nagtzaam - ProjecteSD
Robert Zandvliet - Peter Blum

Also on show in Basel:

* LISTE 17. The Young Art Fair in Basel, 12–17 juni, www.liste.ch
RESIDENTS/ALUMNI
Marc Bauer - Freymond-Guth
Rebecca Digne  - Jeanine Hofland  Contemporary Art
Rubén Grilo - Wilfried Lentz, Nogueras Blanchard (PERFORMANCE PROJECT)
Shahryar Nashat - Rodeo
Erkka Nissinen - Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Maarten Overdijk - Jeanine Hofland Contemporary Art
Pamela Rosenkranz - Karma International
Rebecca Stephany (PERFORMANCE PROJECT)
Erik van der Weijde - Chert
Katarina Zdjelar - Circus
PRIX DE ROME
Vincent Vulsma - Friedlaender

* Scope Basel 2012, 13–17 June, www.scope-art.com
ALUMNI
Ellen Kooi - Camara Oscura
Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo - Primo Marella

* Paul Sietsema (advisor), Kunsthalle Basel, 14 June – 26 August, www.kunsthallebasel.ch (solo)

* Marc Bauer (former resident), Nature as Territory, Kunsthaus Baselland, www.kunsthausbaselland.ch, 19 May - 15 July (solo)

publication date 7-6-2012

5 (former)residents in exhibition in Zurich together

For the groupshow',everyone else was either busy or dead' former resident Michiel Ceuler's invited five other artists to exhibit alongside himself at SCHAU ORT in Zurich. Four of them: Rubén Grilo, Kianoosh Motallebi, Gino Saccone and Steve Van den Bosch are also (former) Rijksakademie residents.

According to Ceulers, the works of these artists relate to his own by a feeling of poetry and animism - as well as a big dash of humor.
June 8 - July 21

publication date 7-6-2012

Former resident Paulien Oltheten wins Dutch Doc Award 2012

Paulien Oltheten has received The Dutch Doc Award 2012 for documentary photography for her project Photos from Japan and my archive. The prize was awarded by PvdA Member of Parliament, Ronald Plasterk in the Tropentheater, Amsterdam on June 6th. The Dutch Doc Award is made possible by the Mondrian Fund with support of SNS REAAL Fonds and the Tropenmuseum.]

The Dutch Doc Award is supported by the  Mondriaan Fonds, SNS REAAL Fonds and Tropenmuseum Amsterdam.

More information about the award here

publication date 4-6-2012

17 former residents in exhibition 'From a Painter's Perspective' in Arti et Amicitiae

This weekend the exhibition From a Painter's Perspective including the work of 17 former Rijksakademie residents opened in Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam. The exhibtion is curated by former residents Arnout Killian (RA 96/97) and Frenk Meeuwsen (RA 96/97), and Harm van den Berg.

From a Painter's Perspective can be visited until July 7 at Arti et Amicitiae, Rokin 112, Amsterdam. More information here.

Participating Rijksakademie artists:
Jacco Olivier, Arjan van Helmond, Klaas Kloosterboer, Wouter van Riessen, Helen Verhoeven, Pim Blokker, Patricia Spoelder, Sarah Verbeek, Micha Patiniott, Arnout Killian, Frenk Meeuwsen, Raymond Cuijpers, Roger Cremers, Jasper Hagenaar, Jan van der Ploeg, Evi Vingerling and Pere Llobera



publication date 24-5-2012

Former resident Wafae Ahalouch El Keriasti is nominated for the Amterdamprijs 2012

Former resident Wafae Ahalouch El Keriasti (RA 06/07) is nominated for the Amtserdamprijs voor de Kunst (Amsterdam Prize for the Arts) 2012.

The other 8 nominees are: Irma Boom, DNA (De Nieuw Amsterdam), Corrie van Binsbergen, Foam, Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Eric de Vroedt (Mighty Society), Daria van den Bercken, and Podium Mozaïek.

The 3 winners will be announced on August 24 during the Amsterdam Uitmarkt.

More info on the Amsterdamprijs 2012 here (Dutch only).


publication date 24-5-2012

Coming Saturday: 2 Prix de Rome winners in Dutch television show Kunstuur

This Saturday Prix de Rome winners Ronald Rietveld and Vivianne Sassen are featured in Dutch television show Kunstuur.

Date: May 26
Time: 17.00-18.00
Channel: Nederland 2

Last weeks episode in the series about Prix de Rome, with winner Alicia Framis, can be watched here.

publication date 21-5-2012

Comment of the Rijksakademie on the recommendations of the Council for Culture

The Council for Culture has recommended the Secretary of State for Education, Culture, and Science not to grant funding for the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten for the period 2013-2016 yet. The Board proposes that the Rijksakademie submits a joint plan along with fellow institution De Ateliers before year-end and to reserve € 1.5 million to this end. As a boundary condition, however, the Rijksgebouwendienst and the Ministry of Education, Culture, and Science have been asked to put forward a solution to the high housing and personnel costs of the Rijksakademie.

The Rijksakademie regards the cooperation with fellow institution De Ateliers as obvious and proposes in its grant application a collaborative model in which both their building and infrastructure are shared. As the Council affirms, the Rijksakademie provides a unique blend of artistic, technical and theoretical facilities and expertise for the development of top talents. The Council also underlines that this cooperation should be maintained in the distinctive profiles of both organizations.

The Rijksakademie is a healthy organization. Since its autonomization, it has successfully partnered with foundations, companies and individuals, both at home and abroad. Income from fundraising has risen sharply in recent years. Artists contribute as well, both in a financial and a material sense, for instance by donating work to the Rijksakademie. There are various collaborations with the corporate world, including at the intersection of art and innovation. This allows the Rijksakademie not only to increase its financial base, but also to create a broader involvement in the context of talent development. With respect to audience development, the Rijksakademie collaborates with partners such as the Stedelijk Museum, and organizes public events such as Rijksakademie OPEN. Lastly but certainly not least, the Rijksakademie can boast an impressive service record in the Dutch and international art field.

In any event, the plan to reserve € 1.5 million for two institutions confronts the Rijksakademie with substantial financial cuts of at least 55%. This also brings the continuity of this more than 140-year old institution under serious pressure. The current offer, and consequently the number of residency places, can no longer be guaranteed, and the actual operation is very much hindered by the prevailing uncertainty. An allocated budget from the Mondrian Fund, as recommended by the Council, may bring relief.

The Rijksakademie will further disengage from its responsibilities in terms of the management of State Collections and the Prix de Rome and will concentrate on the residency program. The first steps have been initiated to transform the current structure into a smaller, more efficient, and flexible organization. These are painful decisions that concern co-workers who for many years and with tremendous effort have contributed to the strong reputation and position of the Rijksakademie.

The Rijksakademie hopes to continue the talks with both De Ateliers and the Ministry and concretise plans as quickly as possible; this in view of both the continuity of the residencies and the institution’s accountability to its (financial) partners.

For an overview of the recommendations made by the Council for Culture, please visit this link  (in Dutch)
'Talent strijkt elders neer'- Parool, 22 mei 2012 'Raad haald hard uit naar kunstinstellingen'- Trouw, 22 mei 2012

publication date 16-5-2012

Charlotte Köhler Prize for former resident Guido van der Werve and Prix de Rome winners Oana Rades & Thijs van Bijsterveld

Guido van der Werve (RA 06/07 ) is awarded one of the three Charlotte Köhler Prizes 2012 of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund. The jury report states: ‘He succeeds in maintaining the beauty of an idea until the end in both a sharp and romantic narrative.’

Architectural design office Shift Architecture Urbanism from Prix the Rome 2010 winners Oana Rades and Thijs van Bijsterveldt (together with  Harm Timmermans) are also awarded the prize. Their designs for buildings and urban development are “fresh, simple and positive.”

This cultural encouragement prize of 20.000 euros is awarded every other year to young architects, designers and visual artists. The award ceremony takes place on July 5.

publication date 15-5-2012

39 Rijksakademie artists in Elsevier art top-100 2012

Every year, Dutch magazine Elsevier presents the top 100 of Dutch visual artists. This year’s rankings include a total of 39 Rijksakademie artists: 25 alumni, 12 Prix de Rome winners and 2 Rijksakademie advisors. The list displays the visibility of artists both nationally as internationally. Yael Bartana (RA 00/01) is the youngest artist in the top 5 (place 4). 

Below a list of the 39 Rijksakademie artists in the top-100:
(including current. and (last years) postition)

FORMER RESIDENTS
4. (20) Yael Bartana (RA 00/01)
11. (-) Pablo Pijnappel (RA 06/07)
14 (5) Guido van der Werve (RA 06/07)
16 (12) Manon de Boer (RA 90/92)
19 (28) Folkert de Jong (RA 98/99)
21 (4) Fiona Tan (RA 97/98)
22 (11) Willem de Rooij (RA 97/98)
31 (72) Charlotte Dumas (RA 01/02)
38 (-) Praneet Soi (RA 02/03)
39 (37) Germaine Kruip (RA 00/01)
42 (42) Marijke van Warmerdam (RA 87/90)
46 (-) Hanna van Bart (RA 88/90)
57 (14) Michael Raedecker (RA 93/94)
59 (-) Alon Levin (RA 05/06)
61 (55) Carla Klein (RA 94/95)
63 (-) Ellen Kooi (RA 93/94)
66 (43) Berend Strik (RA 85/88)
72 (32) Jan van der Ploeg (RA 83/88)
78 (17) Meschac Gaba (RA 96/97)
79 (-) Marijn van Kreij (RA 05/06)
85 (58) Armen Eloyan (RA 04/05)
87 (71) Gabriel Lester (RA 99/00)
89 (68) Pauien Oltheten (RA 05/06)
96 (49) Jacco Olivier (RA 97/98)
97 (-) Wouter van Riessen (RA 91/92)

PRIX DE ROME WINNERS
5. (3) Atelier van Lieshout (Prix de Rome 1992)
8. (16) Mark Manders (Prix de Rome 1992)
20 (6) Erik van Lieshout (Prix de Rome 1999)
24 (48) Desiree Dolron (Prix de Rome 1996)
27 (51) Viviane Sassen (Prix de Rome 2007)
34 (25) Marc Mulders (Prix de Rome 1985)
36 (-) Willem Oorebeek (Prix de Rome 1988)
40 (-) Marc Nagtzaam (Prix de Rome 1998)
41 (-) Vincent Vulsma (Prix de Rome 2011)
54 (100) Saskia Olde Wolbers (Prix de Rome 2002)
67 (39) Robert Zandvliet (Prix de Rome 1994)
83 (-) Suchan Kinoshita (Prix de Rome 1992)

ADVISORS
10 (65) Arnout Mik
51 (-) Sigirdur Gudmundsson

For the complete list click here:
Elsevier kunst top-100 2012

publication date 14-5-2012

Rijksakademie residents to Cairo for collaboration with Egyptian artists

Six resident artists, Elin Austbø, Eric Giraudet de Boudemange, Shiu Jin, Pawel Kruk, Marc Oosting and Muzi Quawson travelled to Cairo for a short residency hosted by six Egyptian artists. Entitled ‘Visiting’, the starting point of the residency was the sharing of knowledge and practice through the idea of visiting and hosting. The artists examined the roles of host and visitor and addressed a range of questions. How to work as a visual artist in a shifting political and social environment, such as Cairo? How does the relation between the political and the poetic change?

Find a selection of photos on our blog.

Selected Egyptian artists:
Taha Belal, Ahmed Nagy, Ahmed El Shaer, Ahmed El Sayed (Roby), Ahmed Kamel , Mai Hamdy

In association with: Ministerie van Buitenlandse Zaken, Den Haag; Royal Norwegian Embassy, Cairo; British Institute, Cairo; Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Cairo; Institut Français, Cairo.

publication date 10-5-2012

Seven former residents at TRACK

This Saturday May 12th is the opening of ‘TRACK a contemporary city conversation’ in Ghent, initiated by S.M.A.K.

The exhibition includes Rijksakademie former residents Susanne Kriemann (RA 04/05), Alon Levin (RA 05/06), Ahmet Ögüt (RA 07/08), Pilvi Takala (RA 09/10) and Lonnie van Brummelen (RA 98/99), and Prix de Rome winners Mark Manders (PdR 92) and Erik van Lieshout (PdR 99). All 41 participating artist created new works especially for the event.
 
TRACK can be visited until September 16.

For more info visit the website.

publication date 10-5-2012

Video online: Stedelijk @ Rijksakademie: Conversations: Andy Hope 1930 and John C. Welchman

Please find the video of the public event Stedelijk@Rijksakademie Conversations: John C. Welchman and Andy Hope 1930 here.

John C. Welchman, professor of Art History at the University of California, and Rijksakademie advisor, lectured on the aspect of 'language' in the oeuvre of Andy Hope 1930. The artist spoke about his work and exhibitions, including his current show at Hauser & Wirth, entitled Medley Tour London by Andy Hope 1930. The conversation was also open to questions from the audience.

The ’Conversations’ series is part of Stedelijk@, the Public Program of the Temporary Stedelijk 3, and will be a recurring series of dialogues between noted artists, scholars, and curators.

publication date 9-5-2012

Artist Nathaniel Mellors added to the team of Rijksakademie advisors

Artist and former resident Nathaniel Mellors (RA 07/08) is a new Rijksakademie advisor. Mellors is an successful artists with projects like Giant bum and Ourhouse and his work has been exhibited in —a.o.- De Hallen in Haarlem, Centre Pompidou in Paris and at the Venice Biennial. Mellors investigates the complex relation between language and power in his absurd scripts, theatre performances, films, videos and sculptures. In 2011 Mellors received the Cobra Art Prize.

Article Frieze online on his work
Biography Nathaniel Mellors

publication date 9-5-2012

Katrin Korfmann wins RADO STAR PRIZE

Former resident Katrin Korfmann (RA 00/01) wins the RADO STAR PRIZE SWITZERLAND 2012. The prize is intended to create a cultural exchange between Asia and Europe, and offers a working stay and an exhibition in China at the end of 2012.

More information:

Katrin Korfmann
Radio Star Prize
Katrin Korfmann, 'Count for Nothing. King's College (7,5h 2d)', Cambridge, 2009, ultrachrome print | frame | mirogard glass, 145x100 cm Katrin Korfmann, 'Count for Nothing. King's College (7,5h 2d)', Cambridge, 2009, ultrachrome print | frame | mirogard glass, 145x100 cm

publication date 26-4-2012

Stedelijk @ Rijksakademie 2

Conversations: John C. Welchman and Andy Hope 1930
May 8, 2012, 8:00 – 9:30 pm

The event will be available online on this page soon.

The Stedelijk Museum and the Rijksakademie proudly present the first installment of the ’Conversations’ series, with artist Andy Hope 1930 and art historian John C.  Welchman. The ’Conversations’ series is part of Stedelijk @, the Public Program of the Temporary Stedelijk 3, and will be a recurring series of dialogues between noted artists, scholars, and curators.

John Welchman, professor of Art History at the University of California, San Diego,and advisor at the Rijksakademie, will engage with Andy Hope 1930 about his recent work and exhibitions, including his current show at Hauser & Wirth, entitled Medley Tour London by Andy Hope 1930. Several aspects of Andy Hope 1930’s long and diverse oeuvre will be highlighted in the conversation, which will also be open to questions from the audience.

For RijksakademieFANs, we will reserve 10 front row seats. Interested? Please send an e-mail with your request for 1 or 2 seats to fan@rijksakademie.nl. Want to become RijksakademieFAN? Visit our website. 

More information
Andy Hope 1930, X-Medley 1, 2012, acrylic and lacquer on canvasboard, 80x60 cm Andy Hope 1930, X-Medley 1, 2012, acrylic and lacquer on canvasboard, 80x60 cm

publication date 8-5-2012

Closed because of the goings-on | Galerie Dukan Hourdequin | Paris

Narcisse Tordoir invited 5 (former) residents for the exhibition Closed because of the goings-on:

Olga Balema
Michiel Ceulers
Jean-Charles de Quillacq
Rubén Grilo
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud


The exhibition is to be opened on Saturday May 12th at 6pm, at gallery Dukan Hourdequin in Paris. The artists will be present. We hope to see you there for a toast.

Dukan Hourdequin
24 Rue Pastourelle, 75003, Paris
Opening: May 12, 6-9 pm
Exhibition till June 16

publication date 2-5-2012

Tomorrow opening Frieze New York

Amongst many artists, the work of our residents Antonio Vega Macotela (Steve Turner Contemporary) and Pamela Rosenkranz (Karma International) will be on view during Frieze New York.

And visit  the presentations of alumni: Hans Op de Beeck (Marianne Boesky), Amalia Pica, Nathaniel Mellors, Pilvi Takala (Diana Stigter), Monika Sosnowska (Foksal), Yael Bartana (Annet Gelink), Lisa Oppenheim (Harris Lieberman), Ryan Gander (Taro Nasu)

The opening is on May 3rd, open for the public May 4-7.
http://friezenewyork.com/

publication date 23-4-2012

Wednesday April 25: Open Karel Appel House

Wednesday, April 25 the Karel Appel House will be opened from 4-7 pm for a toast on the birthday of Karel Appel.

Furthermore, the four new Rijksakademie resident artists living in the house this year will be introduced. In the House, the artists will work on art projects especially designed for the Karel Appel Foundation that will be presented during the open house in December. The four residents this year are: Deniz Buga (TR, 1982), Rubén Grilo (SP, 1981), Ayman Ramadan (EG, 1980) en Pathy Tshindele (CG, 1976).

The Karel Appel House in the Dapperstraat in Amsterdam is a tribute to Dutch painter and former Rijksakademie resident Karel Appel, who was born in the same street in 1921.
The Karel Appel House is both a memorial for the famous resident, and an accommodation providing room for a new generation of artists to develop artistically.

You are cordially invited to the event, more information on www.karelappelhuis.nl


publication date 19-4-2012

Work of approximately 50 (former) residents on display at ART BRUSSELS 2012

The work of approximately fifty (former) Rijksakademie residents is on display at Art Brussels 2012, that started today. This year the art fair celebrates its 30th anniversary and brings together international galleries from 25 countries in Belgium’s biggest exhibition centre: Brussels Expo.

Art Brussels 2012 can be visited until April 22, more information available here

Complete list of partcipating (former) Rijksakemie residents Art Brussels 2012:

GALLERIES
Hannah van Bart - Monica de Cardenas
Rossella Biscotti - Prometeogallery
Miriam Böhm - Avlskarl Gallery, Ratio 3, Wentrup
Maurice Braspenning - RONMANDOS
David Claerbout - Micheline Szwajcer
Johan Creten - Almine Rech, Transit
Anne Daems - Elisa Platteau & Cie
Charlotte Dumas - Paul Andriesse
Armen Eloyan - Tim van Laere
Mounir Fatmi - Conrads
Zachary Formwalt - D+T Project
Meschac Gaba - In Situ Fabienne Leclerc
Francesca Gabbiani - Monica de Cardenas, Patrick Painter
Dora García - Michel Rein
Dominique Ghesquière - Galerie Chez Valentin
Tina Gillen - Crown Gallery
Nicoline van Harskamp - D+T Project
Inti Hernandez - RONMANDOS
Istvan Ist Huzjan - Ricou Gallery
Henri Jacobs - Paul Andriesse
Folkert de Jong - André Simoens
Arthur Kleinjan - RONMANDOS
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Marijn van Kreij - Paul Andriesse
Alexandra Leykauf - Martin van Zomeren
Tala Madani - Pilar Corrias
Jean-Baptiste Maître - Martin van Zomeren
Valérie Mannaerts - Elisa Platteau & Cie
Vincent Olinet - Laurent Godin
Jacco Olivier - RONMANDOS
Paulina Olowska - Simon Lee
Hans Op de Beeck - continua, Krinzinger, RONMANDOS
Lisa Oppenheim - Harris Lieberman, Juliètte Jongma
Jurgen Ots - Elisa Platteau & Cie
Thomas Raat - Transit
Maurice van Tellingen - RONMANDOS
Steve Van den Bosch - Galerie Van der Mieden
Evi Vingerling - Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Andy Wauman - Deweer Gallery
Erik van der Weijde - Chert
Stephen Wilks - Paul Andriesse
Guy Woueté - NOMAD

ART IN THE CITY (OUTDOOR SCULPTURE EXHIBITION IN THE EGMONT PARK)
Valérie Mannaerts - Elisa Platteau & Cie
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Hoet Bekaert
Philippe Van Wolputte - Elaine Levy

VIDEO IN THE CITY
Sara Rajaei - Hopstreet
Guy Woueté - NOMAD
Nina Yuen - Juliètte Jongma

GALLERY NIGHT
Jurgen Ots - Elisa Platteau & Cie
Guy Woueté - NOMAD


publication date 17-4-2012

New Reading Room is now open

The last couple of weeks the lower floor of the Rijksakademie library, the former artist's documentation, has been transformed into a Reading Room. Part of the physical artist's documentation has been transferred to the RKD. All the new documentation is preserved digitally.

Occasionally, the Reading Room is used for small lectures. Yesterday advisor Hermann Pitz gave a lecture for residents. Today former resident Marco Paulo Rolla gave a talk about his artists' network CEIA.

The library contains books, periodicals and audiovisual material on such subjects as art history, art criticism, art theory, artists’ writings, painting and sculpture, graphic art, performance, photography, video art and architecture.

The library and Reading Room are open to the public. Visitors are welcome to view the books and periodicals and members can borrow books.

For our online catalogue click here
here

publication date 10-4-2012

Tala Madani wins Volkskrant Art Award

Former resident Tala Madani (RA 07/08) is awarded De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2012 (Volkskrant Art Award).

The work of the five nominated artists, among them three former residents is on view till June 17 in Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. The other nominated artists are: Charlotte Dumas (RA 01), Sarah van Sonsbeeck (RA 08/09), David Jablonowski and Rory Pilgrim.

More information:

Tala Madani
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs (in Dutch)
Exhibition

Tala Madani, 'Feather Flight', 2010, Courtesy: SMBA, Amsterdam and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij Tala Madani, 'Feather Flight', 2010, Courtesy: SMBA, Amsterdam and Pilar Corrias, London. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

publication date 10-4-2012

Giorgio Andreotta Calò wins Italian Contemporary Prize

Giorgio Andreotta Calò (resident in 2009/2010) is awarded the Italian Contemporary Prize in Rome on March 30th. It’s the second time that the prize for contemporary art in Italy is awarded. It’s connected to the MAXXI Arte museum in Rome. The previous winner was Rossella Biscotti, also a former resident (2010/2011).

The Italian Contemporary Prizewas created to support and promote the most recent developments on the contemporary art scene and the latest generation of Italian artists within the local and international contexts.
The four nominees -  next to Giorgio Andreotta Calò, Patrizio di Massimo, Adrian Paci and Luca Trevisani – made a work especially for the MAXXI Arte. Andreotta Calò transformed a museum space into a camera obscura. The outside is reflected – via a hole in the wall and a flooded floor-  in the inside of the museum.

The jury was chaired by Bartolomeo Pietromarchi director MACRO museum in Rome. The other jury members: Elena Filipovic, curator WIELS Contemporary Art Center (Brussels); Udo Kittelmann, director Staatliche Museen (Berlin); Anna Mattirolo, director MAXXI Arte; Jessica Morgan, Daskalopoulos Curator Tate Modern (London) and Luigi Ontani, visual artist.

The exihibition with the work of the four finalists will be on show till May 20th, 2012 in MAXXI Arte. 

More information

publication date 2-4-2012

Opening exhibition of EYE Film Institute Netherlands with Rijksakademie advisor Aernout Mik

Visual artist and Rijksakademie advisor Aernout Mik, together with Christoph Girardet, especially designed an installation for the inaugural exhibition of the new EYE Film Institute called 'Found Footage: Cinema Exposed' (April 5- June 3).

The exhibition, based on EYE’s collection, reveals the fascination of artists and experimental filmmakers for working with found films and film fragments, to which they give a new, original twist.

'Found Footage: Cinema Exposed' forms the kick-off of the coming series of exhibitions that will be held in EYE’s new building on the banks of the River IJ.

More information about the exhibition can be found here

publication date 2-4-2012

Edward Clydesdale Thomson at TENT Rotterdam

Rijksakademie resident Edward Clydesdale Thomson shows his work in group exhibition ‘Secret Gardens’ at TENT Rotterdam, April 5- June 10.

His work is on display among the work of fourteen other artists, and focusses on the theme: ‘nature as a symbol of the desire for beauty, mystery and aesthetics’.

More information can be found here

publication date 30-3-2012

Gallery ZINGERpresents donates the proceeds of special edition portfolio to Rijksakademie

Last February, at the international contemporary art fair ARCOmadrid, gallery ZINGERpresents showed the project 747810. 747810 consisted of completely black representations of important Dutch artworks from 1974, 1978 and 2010.

Alongside the presentation of the project, the gallery sold a special portfolio designed by Remco van Bladel. The proceeds of this portfolio are now donated to Rijksakademie and De Ateliers.

More information about 747810 and the portfolio (still available), can be found here

publication date 20-3-2012

Solo exhibition (former) resident Yael Bartana

Rijksakademie former resident Yael Bartana’s solo exhibition ‘… and Europe will be stunned’ will be opening at Van Abbe Museum in Eindhoven coming Saturday .

Bartana’s video installation work has been called: "one of the most sensational exhibitions" at the Venice Biennial last year.
 
The exhibition will be on display March 24 till August 26.

More information

publication date 20-3-2012

(Former) residents at flowerCASTLE 2012

The exhibition flowerCASTLE is now open at kasteel Keukenhof in Lisse and can be visited untill May 20.

Rijksakademie residents Edward Clydesdale Thomson, Roderick Hietbrink and Pawel Kruk are showing their work, as well as former resident Elspeth Diederix.

More information about flowerCASTLE can be found here.

publication date 15-3-2012

Students University of Amsterdam visit Rijksakademie

The Rijksakademie collaborated for the fourth time with the University of Amsterdam, facilitating part of the 'Doing Contemporary Art' course. The subject of 'Artistic Practice' was introduced to the art history master students by Dr. Sophie Berrebi and head of the Ateliers department, Martijntje Hallmann.

Afterwards, the students went on a tour through the building, meeting several resident artists.

publication date 15-3-2012

KPN awards resident Roderick Hietbrink with fellowship

Dutch telecommunications provider KPN supports Rijksakademie's cause to 'develop talent at the highest level' by rewarding talented Dutch Rijksakademie residents with a fellowship.

This year KPN chose Roderick Hietbrink, who made a strong impression with his video work The Living Room.

Besides the fellowship, which is awarded on a yearly basis, KPN and Rijksakademie organise the KPN Kunstprix. Every odd year the Kunstprix is awarded to one of the longlist-applicants/candidates for the Prix de Rome.

publication date 29-2-2012

RAIN network initiative in Benin

Former resident Meschac Gaba (Benin, Rijksakademie resident 1995-1996) develops the international art project 'MAVA': Musee de l'Art de la Vie Active (Museum of the art of the active). MAVA consists of a residency, art library and projects in collaboration with local and international artists.

The Rijksakademie gives advise and supports on the development of plans, organisation and network and will collaborate actively the coming years. The trip of Hermann Pitz (Rijksakademie advisor) to Gaba and potential partners contributes to further development and execution of the initative.

MAVA is a new partner in the Rijksakademie / RAIN Artists' Initiatives Network.

Within the scope of the  visit of Hermann Pitz and Meschac Gaba, the Dutch ambassy in Benin organised an ‘intercultural’ meeting on February 17th.

publication date 29-2-2012

Rijksakademie artists during Marrakech Biennale

During the 4th Marrakech Biennale a selection of Rijksakademie resident artists and alumni are presented on and around the biennial:

Florian Quistrebert (FR)
Central group exhibition ‘Higher Atlas’
Theatre Royal
Feb 29 — June 3


Mounir Fatmi (MA)
Melanie Bonajo (NL)
Dina Danish (EG, FR)
Videoprogram ‘Djemaa El-Fna’
‘Le Dépays’
Feb 29 — March 4


Lisa Oppenheim (US)
Amalia Pica (UK/AR)
Esther Polak (NL)
Group exhibition ‘On Geometry and Speculation’
ESAV, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
Feb 29 — March 28


Rossella Biscotti (IT)
Parallel program ‘Rossella Biscotti,Il Processo (The Trial)’
ESAV, Ecole Supérieure des Arts Visuels de Marrakech
Feb 29, 14:00-17:00
March 1 & 3, 14:00-17:00
March 2, 18:00-21:00 (performance-lecture by Rossella Biscotti)


A group of residents artists and staff will visit the biennial.

publication date 14-2-2012

New book by Camiel van Winkel

Advisor Camiel van Winkel publishes a new book, During the Exhibition the Gallery Will Be Closed. Contemporary Art and the Paradoxes of Conceptualism.
In this compilation of essays Camiel van Winkel uncovers the conceptual roots of contemporary art. He shows that the art of today as a whole is essentially ‘post-conceptual’. The production and reception of art are determined by circumstances and factors that conceptual artists in the years 1965-75 were the first to announce: the cultural dominance of information, the professionalisation of artistic practices, and the applicability of the criteria of ‘good design’.

This post-conceptual perspective offers a new and revealing insight into the systematics of contemporary art and artisthood, in particular with regard to the relation between conceptual and visual aspects, the meaning of theoretical discourse, and the role of institutions and mediators.

On February 17, the PhD dissertation defence of Camiel van Winkel will take place at the University of Amsterdam.

publication date 8-2-2012

Rijksakademie and Rijksakademie artists at ARCOmadrid 2012

During ARCOmadrid (February 15 - 19) work from over 40 artists and advisors of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam was presented. The contemporary art fair in Madrid hosted ‘Focus The Netherlands’ as one of its 2012 themes. As part of this program ARCOmadrid generously donated a booth to the Rijksakademie.
The Rijksakademie hosted Meet & Greets with the artists in its stand.

Work are on view by:
Narda Alvarado (BO), Rosa Barba (IT), Yael Bartana (IL), Feiko Beckers (NL), Erick Beltrán (MX), Rossella Biscotti (IT), Gwenneth Boelens (NL), Milena Bonilla (CO), Lonnie van Brummelen (NL), Yaima Carrazana (CU), Fernando Sánchez Castillo (ES), David Claerbout (BE), Jeremiah Day (US), Dina Danish (EG/FR), Thomas Demand (DE), Armen Eloyan (AM), Cevdet Erek (TR), Alicia Framis (ES), Bernard Frize (FR), Carlos Garaicoa (CU), Dora García (ES), Lotte Geeven (NL), Rubén Grilo (ES), Rumiko Hagiwara (JP), Sharon Houkema (NL), Folkert de Jong (NL), Ellen Kooi (NL), Irene Kopelman (AR), Katrin Korfmann (DE), Marijn van Kreij (NL), Germaine Kruip (NL), Gabriel Lester (NL), Pere Llobera (ES), Cristina Lucas (ES), Marius Lut (NL), David Maljkovic (HR), Nathaniel Mellors (GB), Aernout Mik (NL), Lisa Oppenheim (US), Jesús Palomino (ES), Sarah van Sonsbeeck (NL), Berend Strik (NL), Stefanos Tsivopoulos (GR), Patrick Vanden Eynde (BE), Marijke van Warmerdam (NL), Guido van der Werve (NL), Stephen Wilks (GB), Nina Yuen (US).

Article
Article in Spanish newspaper El Pais on the focus on Dutch art during ARCOmadrid and the  Rijksakademie.

publication date 1-2-2012

Film Jeroen Eisinga awarded Tiger Award

The film Springtime by Jeroen Eisinga (Rijksakademie resident ’97-’98) is awarded the Tiger Award for Short Films 2012.

The jury stated “A monumental and transfixing cinematic portrait created out of a fearless performance etched in buzzing bees and 35mm grain.”

More info
Springtime (2011), Jeroen Eisinga Springtime (2011), Jeroen Eisinga

publication date 24-1-2012

Residents and alumni at International Film Festival Rotterdam

Films by residents and alumni at IFFR

Films by residents and alumni are on view during the International Film Festival Rotterdam (January 25- February 5)

Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films
* Hala Elkoussy (‘In search of a city’)
* Jeroen Eisinga (‘Springtime’)

Verzamelprogramma ‘For a Better World’
* Yael Bartana (‘Zamach’)
* Katarina Zdjelar (‘Rise Again’)

Verzamelprogramma ‘Ordinary Madness’
* Roderick Hietbrink (‘The Living Room’)
* Erkka Nissinen (‘Rigid Regime’)

Signals: For Real
* Germaine Kruip (‘Eye Trap’). Unique, one-off performance of a soundtrack specially composed not for a film, but for the view of the sunset from the Cruise Terminal.
* Sascha Pohle (‘Reframing the Artist’). Dialogues from more than 50 different films about artists (Pollock, Surviving Picasso etc.) are reenacted by craftsmen in the Dafen Oil Painting Village.
* Pilvi Takala (‘Among others’). Several monitors appear in semi-public spaces around the festival centre. Takala invites us to follow her game of trespassing and challenging social situations.
* Katarina Zdjelar & Maziar Afrassiati. (‘Soundtracking Rotterdam’). A soundwalk about how listening and sound can mediate the body's movement and behaviour in an architecturally defined environment.

Witte de With (Rotterdam): 'Celluloid Brushes'. Contemporary artists are invited to create new poster designs for biographical films; by now there are already more than 50 graphic reinterpretations.: ao James Beckett, Valérie Mannaerts, Jurgen Ots, Jimmy Robert, Robert Suermondt, Richard Venlet, Stephen Wilks 

publication date 1-12-2011

Application residency 2013 closed

Applications for 2013 entry are now closed. Thanks to everyone who applied for the 2013 residency. We'll start the selections.

publication date 19-1-2012

Opening residency year 2012

The Rijksakademie residency 2012 started last thursday. We warmely welcomed our 24 new resident artists.

Residents:
First year
Maryanto (ID), Daniëlle van Ark (NL), Elin Austbø (NO/NL), Goeun Bae (KR), Celine Berger (FR), Crystal Z. Campbell (US), Jeannoux van Deijck (NL), Karishma D’souza (IN), Dimitar Genchev (BG/NL), Eric Giraudet de Boudemange (FR/NL), Jean Hubert (FR), Zhana Ivanova (UK/BG/NL), Bert Jacobs (NL), Admire Kamudzengerere (ZW), Katherine Levant (US), Bea McMahon (IE), Florian Quistrebert (FR), Dušan Rodić (RS/NL), Nicoline Timmer (NL), Miko Veldkamp (NL), Dan Walwin (GB), Aditya Mandayam (IN), Ran Zhang (CN/NL), Emile Zile (AU/NL)

Second year
Olga Balema (US/UA), Deniz Buga (TR), Leidy Churchman (US), Jeffrey Dunsbergen (NL), Ayman Ramadan El Shafei (EG), Ruben Grilo (ES), Xi Guo (CN), Idan Hayosh (IL/NL), Roderick Hietbrink (NL), Shiu Jin (KR), Lev Kazachenko (RU/NL), Gert Jan Kocken (NL), Philipp Kremer (DE), Pawel Kruk (PL/US), Xue Mu (CN/NL), Min Oh (KR/NL), Uche Okpa-Iroha (NG), Marc Oosting (NL), Femmy Otten (NL), Irina Popova (RU), Muzi Quawson (GB), Thomas Raat (NL), Sanne Rous (NL), Pamela Rozenkranz (CH/DE), Edward Clydesdale Thomson (GB/NL), Pathy Tshindele Kapinga (CD), Jose Antonio Vega Macotela (MX), Anne de Vries (NL)

* if different from the nationality, the country of residence before starting the Rijksakademie  residency is also stated

publication date 15-1-2012

CEAC meeting at Rijksakademie

The Rijksakademie hosted a network get-together on research and production options in South East China for visual artists and designers on January 12th. It was an initiative of the Chinese European Art Center, SICA and the Materiaalfonds. The aim of the evening was to stimulate opportunities for artists and designers to deepen and encourage the cultural exchange and strengthen professional ties between China and the Netherlands.

More information on the SICA website.

publication date 19-1-2012

Tonight live stream Stedelijk@Rijksakademie (8 pm)

Tonight the event Stedelijk@Rijksakademie will be live streamed on our website, from 8 p.m.

More info on Stedelijk@Rijksakademie.

publication date 1-1-2012

Stedelijk @ Rijksakademie

Stedelijk @ Rijksakademie: book launch and a series of artist dialogues

This Thursday the first Stedelijk @ Rijksakademie event took place. This program will focus contemporary art and theory and will provide a platform for artist’s dialogues.

On the occasion of the book launch of Making art global (part I): the third Havana Biennial 1989, Gerardo Mosquera and Rachel Weiss lectured and there was a discussion on the special approach of the third Havana Biennial (in 1989) in the history of biennials and large-scale exhibitions.

The event was streamed live on our website 

Havana Biennial
The third Havana Biennial is the subject of the book that will be launched this evening. One of few international contemporary art events in the world during its time, the third Havana Biennial was innovative and groundbreaking in manifold ways. Moving away from the notion of national representations, which had been standard practice since the foundation of the Venice Biennial in 1895, the Havana Biennial sought a more thematic approach.

From which specific context did this biennial arise, and how has it developed since? What place does the biennial take up in exhibition history, an increasingly popular subject of art history? And how is the project initiated by the third Havana Biennial realized in biennials and large-scale exhibitions today? Should we perceive it as a unique phenomenon, particular to its time and place, or does it relate to other exhibitions of contemporary art in the world that set out similar goals? 

These questions were  discussed in two keynote presentations, delivered by Gerardo Mosquera (freelance curator and critic; involved in the first, second, and third Havana Biennial) and Rachel Weiss (professor of arts administration and policy, School of the Art Institute of Chicago), respectively. Afterward, a moderated debate took place with Gerardo Mosquera, Rachel Weiss and Direlia Lazo (freelance curator).

About the book Making Art Global (Part 1): The Third Havana Biennial 1989:
The second book in Afterall’s Exhibition Histories series focuses on the third edition of the Bienal de La Habana, which took place in 1989. In the core essay, Rachel Weiss examines the ways in which this exhibition extended the global territory of contemporary art and redefined the biennial model. A key member of the curatorial team, Gerardo Mosquera, contributes a reflection on the project, and its constituent exhibitions and events are documented photographically. The book also includes papers delivered by Geeta Kapur and Mirko Lauer at the Bienal conference and republishes reviews of the Bienal by Coco Fusco and Luis Camnitzer. Opening with an introduction by Charles Esche and bringing together recent interviews with participating artists Alex Ángeles, José Bedia, Alfredo Márquez, and Lázaro Saavedra. crucial texts from the time are complemented with vital new material, including 105 color images and 18 black-and-white images.

publication date 6-12-2011

Articles online Workshop Art Criticism

On the RijksakademieOPEN blog you'll find the articles that are written during the workshop art criticism.

During the RijksakademieOPEN 2011 the Rijksakademie organized in collaboration with Domein voor Kunstkritiek a two-day writers workshop in art criticism. Under the expert guidance of art critic Rob Perree a select group of students and recent graduates gathered at the Rijksakademie to view, discuss and ultimately write about what they saw and experienced in the studio’s.

 
Photograph Arif Kornweitz Photograph Arif Kornweitz

publication date 1-12-2011

Gallerists Program

Last Monday and Tuesday, the Workshop Curating in the Gallery Field, organised by de Appel arts centre & The Fair Gallery, took place in the de Rijksakademie.

Photos: Cassander Eeftinck Schattenkerk.

publication date 1-12-2011

WHAT’S UP! DE JONGSTE SCHILDERKUNST IN NEDERLAND

What’s Up!: a selection of 30 young artists in an exhibition that aims to reflect on the state of painting in the Netherlands, in this time. The work of many Rijksakademie residents and alumni is presented.

Until April 15th 2012
Dordrechts Museum

Marie Aly, Tjebbe Beekman*, Morgan Betz, Pim Blokker*, Koen Deleare, Aaron van Erp, Gijs Frieling, Claire Harvey*, Sara van der Heide, Arjan van Helmond*, Lieven Hendriks, Carl-Johan Högberg, Bas van den Hurk, Iris Kensmil, Aukje Koks*, Axel Linderholm, Pere Llobera*, Kim van Norren, Micha Patiniott*, Malin Persson*, Thomas Raat*, Sanne Rous*, Maaike Schoorel, Derk Thijs*, Esther Tielemans*, Sarah Verbeek*, Helen Verhoeven*, Evi Vingeling*, Willem Weismann , Ina van Zyl

* Rijksakademie residents and alumni

publication date 1-12-2011

Mellors wins Cobra Art Prize

Nathaniel Mellors (Rijksakademie resident in 2007-2008) will receive the Cobra Art Prize 2011 December 9. The prize is awarded to Mellors for his 'completely idiosyncratic imagery and the powerful impact of his work on the audience. His inventive crossovers between visual art, music, theater and text fit perfectly in the spirit of multidisciplinary engagement of the Cobra artists.'

An exhibition of Mellors' work will open at the Cobra Museum in Amstelveen on 10 December.

publication date 1-12-2011

Annual report Rijksakademie 2010 receives nomination

The Rijksakademie annual report 2010 is selected as one of the 5 best annual reports by the Graphic Culture Foundation. The report will be included in the collection of ‘Bijzondere Collecties’ of the University of Amsterdam.

Annual report on the website

publication date 1-12-2011

Broadcast 'Munt met een Missie' special

Saturday December the 3rd, the special Kop of Munt? ('Head or tails?') was broadcasted in the program Kunstuur on channel NED 2.

In this special the design process of the Coin on a Mission is being followed. Commissioned by the Ministry of Finance, the Rijksakademie has organized a coin design workshop. It has provided a challenge for twelve visual artists and designers to experiment with the particular possibilities and limitations of coin design. In doing so, the focus was on designing a coin with a mission: a coin to celebrate half a century of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

Watch the special here.

publication date 1-12-2011

Video RijksakademieOPEN 2011

Pawel Kruk one of our residents, made a wonderful film about RijksakademieOPEN 2011. Get a glimpse of the vibrant atmosphere in the preparations of and during RijksakademieOPEN. Watch the video online

publication date 26-11-2011

The Rijksakademie is OPEN!

RijksakademieOPEN gives you the opportunity to visit our unique building and to watch the presentations from over 50 resident artists.

Visitors qued up this morning to be the first to enter.

On our live blog we keep you updated.

publication date 24-11-2011

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan supports RijksakademieOPEN 2011

Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan spoke at RijksakademieOPEN 2011. He emphasised the importancy of the Rijksakademie for the city of Amsterdam and the Dutch economy. He called the Rijksakademie "the Harvard of visual arts".

Watch the video registration of the speech here
Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan opens RijksakademieOPEN 2011 (photo Roy Taylor/RABK) Mayor of Amsterdam Eberhard van der Laan opens RijksakademieOPEN 2011 (photo Roy Taylor/RABK)