Talk Patrick D. Flores

Please join on us on Monday 7 October from 19:00- 20:30 for a talk with curator Patrick D. Flores.
Doors open at 18:45, tickets are available here.

The Ethical and the Geopoetic: 2019 Singapore Biennale

The talk will introduce the framework of the 2019 Singapore Biennale (November 2019-March 2020), focusing on its main impulses of proposing ways to transform a world that needs to be remapped through art. The title of the biennale, Every Step in the Right Direction, comes from Salud Algabre, a woman peasant revolutionary from the Philippines in the 1930s, sustained by the performative practice of the Singaporean artist Amanda Heng, and supported by notions of successive efforts, intervals, and delays in the persistent making of the contemporary.

Singapore Biennale 2019 emerges from one of the most exciting regions in the world, Southeast Asia. From this location, it extends across the world, but only through Southeast Asia. How the region enlivens the world is a distinction that the biennale can harness and enhance. It is not only a survey of what is new in the present; it is an interrogation and an intervention, a possible proposition of a method, and not just a source of information. It evokes the place in which the event happens, the city-state of Singapore which is commemorating the bicentennial of its colonization in 2019, and yet it does not settle in one site; rather, it consists of nodes in a network, or knots in a meshwork, of sites. It invites the audience to explore this geography and make a step in different directions to experience the biennale.

Patrick D. Flores is Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines, which he chaired from 1997 to 2003, and Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila. He was one of the curators of Under Construction: New Dimensions in Asian Art in 2000 and the Gwangju Biennale (Position Papers) in 2008. He curated an exhibition of contemporary art from Southeast Asia and Southeast Europe titled South by Southeast and the Philippine Pavilion at the Venice Biennale in 2015. He is the Artistic Director of Singapore Biennale 2019.

 
Image: The Singapore Biennale 2019 Artistic Director and curatorial team. From left to right: Mr. John Tung, Ms. Goh Sze Ying, Mr. Renan Laru-an, Mr. Patrick Flores (Artistic Director of SB2019), Ms. Andrea Fam, Ms. Anca Verona Mihulet, and Mr. Vipash Purichanont. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum. Image: The Singapore Biennale 2019 Artistic Director and curatorial team. From left to right: Mr. John Tung, Ms. Goh Sze Ying, Mr. Renan Laru-an, Mr. Patrick Flores (Artistic Director of SB2019), Ms. Andrea Fam, Ms. Anca Verona Mihulet, and Mr. Vipash Purichanont. Image courtesy of Singapore Art Museum.

Rijksakademie Public Programme #7 - May Adadol Ingawanij & Julian Ross

Please join on us on Thursday 26 September from 19:00- 20:30 for a screening with curators May Adadol Ingawanij & Julian Ross. Doors open at 18:45, tickets are available here.

ANIMISTIC APPARATUS: LANDSCAPE OF SPIRITS

This screening presents a selection of recent artists’ moving image from Asia and South America. These works tell stories of relations between land, place, spirits, and people. They stage encounters between humans and nonhumans, and they show the intimacy and intensity of entanglements of beings. Together they cast nonhuman beings as that which embody history, speculate futures, and tell their own stories.

Curated by May Adadol Ingawanij and Julian Ross

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Screening programme:

RECORDING OF A SCREENING FOR A SPIRIT (CHAO PHOR MOR DIN DAENG)
Tanatchai Bandasak, Thailand, 2015, 3 min

In April 2015 Tanatchai Bandasak traveled to Khon Kaen with media ethnographer Richard MacDonald to research the practice of mobile film projection as offerings to the spirits in and around the northeastern city. This is his recording of a projection performance to the spirit residing on the ground of Khon Kaen University colloquially known as Chao Phor Mor Din Daeng.

Tanatchai Bandasak (b 1984) studied at Thammasat University in Bangkok, Thailand, and École Nationale Supérieure D'ARTS Paris-Cergy, France. His work involves video, photography, found objects and installations and has been exhibited in National Museum (Bangkok), Tang Contemporary Art (Bangkok), Nova Contemporary (Bangkok), Ygree (Paris) and Kadist Art Foundation (Paris). His films have screened at International Film Festival Rotterdam, Recontres Internationales, WNDX Festival of Moving Image and Bangkok Experimental Film Festival. In 2019, he was artist-in-residence at NTU Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA), Singapore.


A MILLION YEARS
Danech San, Cambodia, 2018, 21 min

“A young woman relaxes at a riverfront restaurant with a friend. She recounts her past experiences, finding enchantment in the flows of the river and the trees on the mountains nearby. Strangely, she enters a parallel riverfront with a stranger. They recount stories of fear until she finds herself realizing her existence beyond time, space or reality.” Anti-Archive

Danech SAN (1991, Battambang, Cambodia) graduated in interior design and has worked in production on a variety of TV shows and films since 2014. With Anti-Archive, she worked on THREE WHEELS (Kavich Neang, 2015) as Production Manager, and DIAMOND ISLAND (Davy Chou, 2016) as Casting Assistant and Assistant Production Manager. A MILLION YEARS is her first film.


THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO
Juanita Onzaga, Belgium/Colombia, 2016, 20 min

“Colombia is a land of ghosts. Two siblings roam these mystical landscapes in search of their dead father's spirit. Their journey takes them from Bogota to the Colombian jungle, through realms of thought and deep into their haunted dreams. Here they will find some answers and attract the unexpected company.” Juanita Onzaga

Juanita Onzaga is a Colombian-Belgian film director and cinematographer combining fiction, documentary and experimental elements in her films. She has a bachelor in direction of photography at IAD and a Master in audiovisual arts at Sint-Lukas Brussel in Belgium. Onzaga’s latest short film OUR SONG TO WAR premiered in 2018 at the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs at Cannes Film Festival. In 2017, her short film THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO win the Jury Prize for Best Short Film at the Berlinale in the section Generation 14plus, the highly acclaimed VAF Wildcard and other prizes, while being selected in festivals worldwide.


THE AGE OF ANXIETY
Taiki Sakpisit, Thailand, 2013, 14 min

Taiki creates an intense audio-visual space crystallising the fear of a nation as it approaches the end of an era. Abstract shapes and changing lights cut to a hyper rapid montage of fragments from Thai mythological films from the 1980s, and the punk sounds of Moth Drakula.

Taiki Sakpisit (1975) is a moving image artist working in Bangkok. His works explore the underlying tensions and conflicts, and the sense of anticipation in contemporary Thailand, through precise and sensorially overwhelming audio-visual assemblage using a wide range of sounds and images. His previous work A RIPE VOLCANO (2011) has been screened internationally at more than 40 film festivals and museums. He teaches at Silapakorn University and is shooting his first feature film THE EDGE OF DAYBREAK.

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This event is part of the Rijksakademie Public Programme and the screening programme is developed in the framework of the curatorial project Animistic Apparatus.

Julian Ross is a curator, researcher, and writer based in Amsterdam. He is a programmer at International Film Festival Rotterdam; member of the selection committee at Locarno Film Festival;
research fellow for Animistic Apparatus at the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media, University of Westminster; Lecturer at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society (LUCAS).

May Adadol Ingawanij is a writer, curator, teacher, and Professor of Cinematic Arts at the University of Westminster. Animistic Apparatus is her book and curatorial project and is supported by the British Academy’s Mid-Career Fellowship. Recent iterations of the project include a site based exhibition at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival, and an artistic research lab and screening in Bangkok and Udon Thani.
RECORDING OF A SCREENING FOR A SPIRIT (CHAO PHOR MOR DIN DAENG) RECORDING OF A SCREENING FOR A SPIRIT (CHAO PHOR MOR DIN DAENG) A MILLION YEARS A MILLION YEARS THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO THE JUNGLE KNOWS YOU BETTER THAN YOU DO THE AGE OF ANXIETY THE AGE OF ANXIETY

Opening gallery season in Amsterdam

This week a large number of Amsterdam institutions will open the new cultural season with work by Rijksakademie reisdents and alumni:


Galerie Akinci
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - All or nothing at all
7-9/26-10

Amsterdam Art Gallery at Capital C
Juliaan Andeweg - Le Grand Meaulnes / Pretty girls make graves
6-9/28-10

andriesse eyck galerie
Marijn van Kreij - The Painter
7-9/12-10

Arti et Amicitiae
Pim blokker, Gijs Frieling, Frederique Jonker, Frank Koolen (curator), Derk Thijs - Der Rausch
6-9/6-10

Galerie van Gelder
Özgur Atlagan, Salim Bayri, Voebe de Gruyter, WJM Kok, Ian Page - Slaap Lekker Studio
7-9/9-10

H.E.R.O.
Thomas Raat - I think I'm in Love
7-9/12-10

Huis Marseille
Chikako Watanabe - The Third House Owner 1:9
7-9/1-12

De Nederlandsche Bank
Cristina Lucas - Wonder while I wander
6-9/18-10

Stigter Van Doesburg
Feiko Beckers - A brilliant idea, but a terrible chair
7-9/5-10

Manifold Books
Riet Wijnen - Conversation Table
7-9/12-10

Private Viewing Room TORCH Gallery
Dan Walwin
7-9/19-10

Galerie Fons Welters
Folkert de JongBeginnings
7-9/19-10

Martin van Zomeren
Oscar Abraham Pabón - Talking to the plants
7-9/5-10


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Stedelijk Museum
Rossella Biscotti, Magali Reus, Jimmy Robert - Hybrid Sculpture
23-3/12-1-20

Cargo in Context
Delphine Bedel, Inez de Brauw - A concise history of the Amsterdam Lumber docks
31-8/20-10

Foam
Kévin Bray - Morpher III
12-7/13-10

Van Zijll Langhout Contemporary Art
Fraser Stewart - Opportunities for Fresh Disaster
31-8/2-10


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W139
Gijs Frieling, Meschac Gaba, Marijn van Kreij, Julika Rudelius - speak, memory
14-9/3-11

Unseen 2019
Melanie Bonajo, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Elspeth Diederix, Alexandra Leykauf, Inge Meijer, Anne de Vries, Edwin Zwakman
20-9/22-9

GRIMM
Gert Jan Kocken - Organized Complexity
21-9/9-11

Framer Framed
Mehraneh Atashi, Milena Bonilla, Rumiko Hagiwara, Arvo Leo, Remco Torenbosch, Marieke Zwart - Elsewheres Within Here
27-9/...

Nieuw Dakota
Marc Oosting - Alien Realism
13-10/17-11

Reuten Galerie
Ritsaert ten Cate - Honestly stolen from the Experience of a Lifetime, Rembrandt's self-portraits
19-10/9-11

Stedelijk Museum
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Femke Herregraven - Prix de Rome
19-10/22-3-20

Stedelijk Museum
Carlos Amorales - The Factory
23-11/5-4-20


 

Rijksakademie Public Programme #6 - T.J. Demos

We regret to inform you that the talk with T.J. Demos is now fully booked.

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Please join on us on Thursday 19 September from 19:00- 20:30 for a talk with cultural critic T.J. Demos.

Doors open at 18:45.

“The Politics and Aesthetics of Climate Emergency”

We’re told we’re in a climate emergency—but whose is it? For Extinction Rebellion, reducing atmospheric carbon is a global urgency; for green neoliberals, it’s entrepreneurial, a time of economic opportunity; for Indigenous communities, emergency continues centuries of colonial violence and genocide; for authoritarian nationalists, it’s a migration threat best addressed through military security. How might one’s emergency erase or empower another’s? By considering the becoming-activist of aesthetics in relation to both climate mobilizations and the weaponized atmospheres of militarized border zones (highlighted in the Whitney Museum’s recent “teargas” biennial and corresponding protests), this presentation considers the complexity of emergency politics, as well as how emergency might give way to the emergence of emancipated futures through intersectionalist social movements.

T.J. Demos is a cultural critic and professor of visual culture at University of California, Santa Cruz, and Director of its Center for Creative Ecologies. He writes widely about contemporary art, global politics, and ecology, and is the author, most recently, of Against the Anthropocene: Visual Culture and Environment Today (Sternberg Press, 2017) and Decolonizing Nature: Contemporary Art and the Politics of Ecology (Sternberg Press, 2016).

This event is part of the Rijksakademie Public Programme, and developed in collaboration with Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, where T.J. Demos will discuss his latest work on Friday 20 September 2019 at 4.30 pm.
 

Mercedes Azpilicueta, Céline Berger and Jacco van Uden - screening and conversation

Please join on us on Wednesday 11 September from 19:30- 21:00 for the screening of the film 'Since we are here', followed by a conversation with the makers Mercedes Azpilicueta, Céline Berger, and Jacco van Uden.

Doors open at 19:15, please reserve your seat here.

In March 2017 Mercedes Azpilicueta and Jacco van Uden swapped jobs for a full month. Mercedes (AR/IT) took on the position as head of a research group on change management, while Jacco (NL) took over Mercedes’ work as a visual and performance artist. The aim of this exchange was to explore how art and organization relate to each other.

Investigating and questioning the preconceptions of the worlds we work in – the world of ‘the other’ and as well as one’s own world. In a style that mirrors the capricious nature of the job swap itself, 'Since we are here' reflects on experiences that are as much individual as they are universal: feeling estranged, adjusting to new spaces, and finding new areas for action.

- Introduction by Arno van Roosmalen, director Stroom Den Haag
- Screening
- Conversation with the film makers and audience, moderated by Arno van Roosmalen

This project was developed with the kind support of Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, The Hague University of Applied Sciences, Andrea von Braun Stifting, Pauwhof Fonds and Stichting Niemeijer Fonds.

 

Call for applications Masterclass Art Mediation RijksakademieOPEN 2019

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is looking for candidates for the seventh edition of the Art Mediation Masterclass that will be offered in English this year.
 
Art Mediation is an active form of mediation between work of art and audience, an approach that revolves around an open dialogue with the audience instead of passing down information.

Art mediators 'mediate' between the work of art and the viewer. They are very knowledgeable about art and communicating knowledge, and are able to use the best techniques to deepen the visitor’s experience.
 
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
The Rijkskademie is an international artist residency programme that fosters a unique environment for the development of contemporary artistic practices. Residents develop their work over two years, which gives them the time, space and means to deepen their practices with the support of local and international artistic advisors who help them to expand their horizons. Its production facilities, which include ceramics, plastics, electronics, audio visual, print, metal, wood, print and sound, and the highly collaborative approach of the technical advisors, enable artists to test out new methodologies and to develop innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to art making.
RijksakademieOPEN (21-24 November 2019) is held annually: all studios, project spaces and technical workshops are accessible to the public. Visitors can view works for the first time, which are later presented internationally in leading collections, exhibitions and biennales.
 
Art Mediation Masterclass
After six successful previous editions, the Rijksakademie is organizing another Art Mediation Masterclass. The class devotes attention to a range of art mediation techniques as well as the actual artist practice and the Rijksakademie’s operating method. The masterclass covers eight full days in which participants acquire innovative art mediation techniques, practice these techniques with each other, and formulate their own activities with the public. Knowledge exchange and enrichment are an important element of the masterclass.
 
What makes this masterclass so special is the personal interaction with the artists. The art mediators develop their knowledge and methods in part by entering into a dialogue with the makers.
 
If the Masterclass is completed successfully, the participant will be invited to engage in the developed activities for the public during the RijksakademieOPEN 2019 weekend. A fee is available for performing these activities (€ 35 excluding VAT per activity).
 
We offer:
• A comprehensive program with contributions from experts in the field of art mediation and public guidance, with extensive teaching and training in a range of theories and techniques
• Personal coaching in your development as an art mediator
• Enrichment in talent development and artist practice, among other things by Martijntje Hallmann (head of Rijksakademie Residency) and the technical experts of the Rijksakademie
• An exclusive 'look behind the screens' at the Rijksakademie: you will visit the Rijksakademie in the phase prior to RijksakademieOPEN and study the work of the resident artists. You will meet the artists and learn how the Rijksakademie operates
• You will develop activities for the public
• Special RijksakademieOPEN preview
• Access to an international network of contemporary art professionals
• If the masterclass is completed successfully, you will put the knowledge acquired into practice for the public at RijksakademieOPEN
• A fee for each guided tour/public activity (€35 excluding VAT per activity) 

Please note: The Art Mediation Masterclass is offered in English this year! Guided tours can be offered in English or Dutch.
 
We are looking for enthusiastic and ambitious beginning art mediators who:

• Have some experience with guided tours or the implementation of activities for the public
• Are familiar with contemporary art and interested in the practice of contemporary artists
• Have good communication skills (Dutch/English)
• Are available from 21 through 24 November (RijksakademieOPEN) and 8 days in October and November (dates to be determined). 

Fee:
The fee for participation in the Art Mediation Masterclass (including all lectures and workshops, lunch and coffee, membership of the Rijksakademie library and two tickets for RijksakademieOPEN) is € 500 to be paid before the masterclass starts.
 
If you are interested, please send your short motivation letter and resumé to Virág Szentkirályi before 25 August. The maximum number of participants in the masterclass is 8. The selection procedure may include a personal interview.
 

Launch 'Bodies in Resistance and Rebellion in times of War and Death'


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Resident Aldo Esparza Ramos presents "Bodies in Resistance and Rebellion in times of War and Death"


Thursday 20 June 2019
17:00 - 19:00, doors open at 16:45
Rijksakademie Reading Room

Admission is free, reserve your seat here.

This event is part of the Rijksakademie Public Programme and was initiated by Rijksakademie resident artist Aldo Esparza Ramos and Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio.

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Inspired by and in conversation with dialogical and decolonial methodologies and feminist and indigenous epistemologies, Other Practices of knowledge(s) as a collaborative and autonomous publishing praxis also constitutes an example of epistemic freedom within (and despite of) colonial patriarchal academia (Icaza 2018). The IV volume of this publication-praxis titled Bodies in Resistance and Rebellion in times of War and Death is been launched in different venues across Germany and the Netherlands. The volume features contributions from indigenous, afro-descendant, mestizo, black, trans, anti-racist feminists academics, activists and artists based in the Americas, the Caribbean and the Netherlands who reflect upon their embodied and enfleshed/encarnada resistance in the margins of academia that provide vocabularies and praxis that highlights ways of cultivating knowledge aiming at overcoming epistemic violence (de Jong et. al. 2018, Motta 2018).

This event is in collaboration with Weaving Realities.
 
About the Speakers

 
Professor Xochitl Leyva

CIESAS, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico.
Xóchitl Leyva Solano is a political activist and academic researcher, who studies power relations and social movements through the lens of political anthropology. Within recent years she dedicated special attention to the indigenous Zapatista-movement, following a collaborative approach with marginalized groups, revealing "otros conocimientos" ('other knowledge') and at the same time questioning language, theories and paradigms of western academia.

Professor Patricia Botero
Patricia Botero has a PhD in Social Sciences, Child and Youth from Universidad de Manizales and CINDE, Colombia. She is teacher and researcher at the Center for Independent Studies and Autonomous Publishing House "Color Tierra". This center and publishing house is a collaborative project that involves Collective Weavings of Universidad de la Tierra, Manizales-Caldas, the South-West Colombian, the Campaign "Pacific Otherwise" is Possible and the Group “Academics Defending the Colombian Pacific, Gaidepac. Her work focuses in narrative research and research processes from the perspective of collective action and decolonization.
 
Dr. Christiane Stephan

Christiane Stephan currently works as post-doctoral researcher at the Department of Geography at the University of Bonn. She is at the same time active as an activist working on topics of women's rights and dignity in various spaces around Germany, Mexico and Kenya. Since the formulation of a topic for her PhD research, she has gained practical experience in doing research not as an "atomized, individualized" researcher but in "co-labor", which since then has been a constant point of reflection, hope and challenge. Using visual methods and various sensory methods, she tries to discover new ways of co-creating and communicating research together with a network of friends, research partners and colleagues. In a new research project, she looks into arts and media "imaginations of the future".
 
Paulina Trejo Mendez
I am a decolonial feminist and artist writing and resisting from my body. I am currently doing a PhD at the International Institute of Social Studies part of Erasmus University Rotterdam, in the Netherlands. My academic work focuses on forms of resistance to the violence of colonility specifically on resistance to epistemicide (erasure of ways of knowing) and to femicide (erasure of racialized-gendered-feminized bodies). It considers these while looking at the politics of knowledge within the field of development studies from a decolonial lens. I am part of Comalli Collective focused on creative projects on art and healing and write on decolonization in my blog https://encounteringdecoloniality.wordpress.com/ and about autonomous health and healing from a feminist perspective in my blog in Spanish https://lacatartica.wordpress.com/
 
About Weaving Realities
Weaving Realities is a collaboration among three artists, namely Teresa Maria Diaz Nerio, Yuchen Li and Aldo Esparza Ramos, who are all based in Amsterdam. The intention is set around the concept of ‘sentipensar’ which is thinking through feeling and also the concept of ‘practical decolonization’ which aims to re-educate us all into a living in harmony with each other and with nature.
With series of public programs, we are re-educating ourselves by bringing other cosmologies into our practices and by founding our thinking in the doing in everyday life.
 

Appletree #3 - Denise Murrell

Wednesday 22 May, 16:00 – 18:00
(doors open at 15:45)
Rijksakademie Reading Room
Admission is free/open to public

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'I have some food in my bag for you
Not that edible food, the food you eat? No
I have some food for thought
Since knowledge is infinite, it has infinitely fell on me'
Erykah Badu, Appletree

In the 1997 track Apple Tree, Erykah Badu speaks of the infinity of knowledge that fell on her. The apples on her tree function as food for thought for those 'who want to be down'. Adopting Erykah Badu’s title, Appletree is a series of events curated by Vincent van Velsen that explores pitfalls within constructions of knowledge in relation to questions of identity, knowledge and the power to voice oneself. It focuses on the flaws and inconsistencies, awarenesses that have been laid on doorsteps, elephants that have awaited in rooms, and the all so necessary confrontations with blind spots, which have found their way into culture at large in the present. While there is an increasing awareness of the glitches in knowledge constructs and frameworks, it is also important to think beyond surface representations, which will not change nor fix anything if the systems that construct these remain in place.

The final encounter will be held on Wednesday May 22, with a lecture by Denise Murrell, curator of the acclaimed exhibition Posing Modernity: The Black Model from Manet and Matisse to Today at Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University in the City of New York (10/24/18–02/10/19), and curator of Black models: from Géricault to Matisse at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris (03/25/19–07/14/19).

Denise Murrell will introduce her ambitious and revelatory investigation of the black female figure in modern art. She investigates how changing modes of representing the black female figure were foundational to the development of modern art. She argues that the modernist painters portrayed the black figure as an active participant in everyday life rather than as an exotic 'other'. Denise Murrell explores the little-known interfaces between the avant-gardists of nineteenth-century Paris and the post-abolition community of free black Parisians. She reveals the 'black presence at the very center of the milieu in which Manet and the Impressionists circulated', a free black community whose ongoing influence Murrell traces throughout the modern era—by way of Degas, Henri Matisse, Romare Bearden, and contemporary female artists like Faith Ringgold, Lorraine O’Grady, and Mickalene Thomas, who have more recently drawn inspiration from these forgotten muses.

While black artists, in particular, have not failed to notice the profound significance of these histories, academics, it seems, have. Murrell found few Manet and Matisse scholars who had looked closely at the black presence in the artists’ work—aside from art historian Griselda Pollock, who wrote about Laure in her 1999 book Differencing the Canon. To fellow art historian T.J. Clark, Laure ultimately 'meant nothing'. Laure is the black female figure in Édouard Manet's Olympia (1863) whom, to Murrell, represents subjects that were absolutely 'central to modern life'— as much as issues of race, class, and gender that are still shaping the world today.

Denise Murrell is the curator of the Posing Modernity exhibition, and Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Research Scholar at the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.

Appletree is a public program at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, organized by curator and critic Vincent van Velsen.

Rijksakademie Public Programme #5 - Miguel A. López

Please join on us on Thursday, May 16 from 19:00- 21:00 for a talk with writer, researcher, and curator Miguel A. López: Dissident Fictions in the Land of Misogyny and Homophobia

Doors open at 18:45, tickets are available here

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This talk will reflect on diverse practices that create a dialogue between history, memory, and feminist politics in Latin America. Within this context, López will share ideas related to the Museo Travesti del Perú [Transvestite Museum of Peru] in Lima, founded by the late Peruvian philosopher, drag queen and queer activist Giuseppe Campuzano in 2003. The museum, halfway between performance and historical research, proposed a critical reviewing of history from the strategic perspective of a fictional figure Campuzano called the 'androgynous indigenous/mixed-race transvestite'. There, transgender, transvestite, transsexual, intersexual and androgynous figures were posited as the central actors and main political subjects for any construction of a history. In relation to this, López then will speak about TEOR/éTica, a non-profit visual art organization founded in 1999 by artist and curator Virginia Pérez-Ratton. Its mission is to contribute to the research and diffusion of contemporary art practices in Central America and the Caribbean in dialogue with global realities. Their recent curatorial projects of Central American artists who use diverse strategies of self-fashioning and image-making to explore the political representation of gender. The affinities that emerge in their works underscore the fact that art is an important place in which to reclaim the right to self-determination of our names, lives, and bodies.

Miguel A. López (b.1983) is a Peruvian writer, researcher, and co-director and chief curator of TEOR/éTica, a center for exhibitions, research, and publications on Central American and Caribbean contemporary art in San José, Costa Rica. His work investigates collaborative dynamics and transformations in the understanding of and engagement with Latin American politics and feminist re-articulations of art and culture in recent decades.
His texts have been published in journals such as Afterall, Artforum, E-flux Journal, ramona, Art in America, Art Journal, and Manifesta Journal, among others. He has curated Cecilia Vicuña. Seehearing the Enlightened Failure at Witte de With, Rotterdam, 2019; Social Energies/Vital Forces. Natalia Iguiñiz: Art, Activism, Feminism (1994-2018) at the ICPNA, Lima, 2018; Balance and Collapse: Patricia Belli, Works 1986-2016 in TEOR/éTica, San José, and Fundación Ortiz Gurdian, Managua, 2016-2017; Teresa Burga: Structures of Air (with Agustín Pérez Rubio) at MALBA, Buenos Aires, 2015; and the God is queer section for the 31st São Paulo Biennial, 2014, among others. He has recently published the books Ficciones disidentes en la tierra de la misoginia (Dissident Fictions in the Land of Misogyny; Pesopluma, 2019); and The Words of Others: León Ferrari and Rhetoric in Times of War (together with Ruth Estévez and Agustín Diez Fischer, REDCAT and JRP-Ringier, 2017). He is a co-founder of Bisagra, an independent space active in Lima since 2014. In 2016 he was awarded the Independent Vision Curatorial Award, given every two years by Independent Curator International.

This talk is part of the Rijksakademie Public Programme, developed in collaboration with Witte de With, Rotterdam, where Miguel A. López is guest-curator of the Cecilia Vicuña retrospective, opening on 26 May 2019.



 
Giuseppe Campuzano, Letanía [Litany], 2012 Digital collage and silkscreen on paper, 50 x 30 cm. Courtesy Giuseppe Campuzano Archive Giuseppe Campuzano, Letanía [Litany], 2012 Digital collage and silkscreen on paper, 50 x 30 cm. Courtesy Giuseppe Campuzano Archive

Rijksakademie Public Programme #4 - Sabeth Buchmann

Please join us on Thursday 25 April from 18:00 - 19:30 for a lecture with art historian and art critic Sabeth Buchmann: 'Subjects Put to the Test: Learning Exercises in Contemporary Artistic and Curatorial Practices'

Doors open at 17:45, tickets are available here.

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This talk will take up a common problem posed by many contemporary artists and curators: How can art acquire meaning beyond exclusive norms and institutional boundaries? For some time now, this question has been answered with [performative] concepts such as ‘experiment’, ‘improvisation’, and ‘rehearsal’. These concepts suggest something other than what has always been known, first of all in the sense of unexpected events that allow for trying something new together. Focusing on anti-normative and spontaneous enactments of self-learning micro-publics, the lecture will look at the implications of these performative practices and their consequences for common notions, distinctions, and evaluations of artistic and curatorial practice.

Sabeth Buchmann is an art historian and critic. She is Professor of Modern and Postmodern Art and Head of the Institute for Art Theory and Cultural Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna. She recently co-edited (with Ilse Lafer and Constanze Ruhm) the volume Putting Rehearsals to the Test.

This lecture is part of the Rijksakademie Public Programme, developed in collaboration with the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and initiated by art historian and critic Sven Lütticken who teaches art history and art criticism at the Vrije Universiteit.
 

Art Brussels 2019

ART BRUSSELS
25 t/m 28 april 2019
www.artbrussels.com
 
GALLERIES

Tim Breukers - (RE)D. (Antwerpen)
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Johan Creten - Transit (Mechelen)
Michael Dans - Nadja Vilenne (Luik)
Armen Eloyan - Tim van Laere (Antwerpen)
mounir fatmi - ADN (Barcelona), Ceysson & Bénétière (Wandhaff, New York, Parijs, Saint Etienne)
Ištvan Išt Huzjan - Proyectos Monclova (Mexico)
Peterson Kamwathi - Ernst Hilger (Wenen)
Hamid El Kanbouhi - (RE)D. (Antwerpen)
Matthew Lutz-Kinoy - Freedman Patrick (Los Angeles), Mendes Wood DM (Brussel, New York, São Paulo)
Valérie Mannaerts - Bernier/Eliades (Athene/Brussel)
Otobong Nkanga - Mendes Wood DM (Brussel, New York, São Paulo)
Gareth Nyandoro - SMAC (Capetown), Tiwani Contemporary (London)
Hans Op de Beek - Ron Mandos (amsterdam), Krinzinger (Wenen)
Thierry Oussou - Tiwani Contemporary (London)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Upstream (Amsterdam)
Marjolein Rothman - Wetterling (Stockholm)
Pep Vidal - LMNO (Brussel)
Evi Vingerling - Kristof de Clerq (Gent)

ADDITIONAL PROGRAMME
 
Video Project - Screen it
Constant Dullaart, mounir fatmi

One, two, many, Kanal – Centre Pompidou, 22-1 t/m 19-5, Manon de Boer (solo)
 
Encounter, Frédéric de Goldschmidt Collection / FdG Projects, Brussel (BE), 25-4 t/m 25-5, Maria Kley (solo)

ALSO IN BRUSSELS

Poppositions 2019
Capital of Woke
25 t/m 28 april

Margaret Haines - Lily Robert (Parijs)
Mauricio Limón de León - Wildpalms (Düsseldorf)


 

Appletree #2 - White Privilege A Workshop for Beginners

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We regret to inform you that the event 'White Privilege A Workshop for Beginners' is now fully booked. We will however make the audio recordings of the workshop available after the event.
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Appletree #2 -
White Privilige
A Workshop for beginners *

A workshop on White Privilege conceived and led by artist Maria Guggenbichler as part of the programme Appletree, curated by Vincent van Velsen.

Wednesday 27 March, 16:00 – 18:00
(doors open at 15:45)
Rijksakademie Reading Room

Admission is free, but reservation is required. you can reserve your seat here.


* Although (because) they’re the inventors of white supremacy and also the experts in profiting from it, white people are also specialists in not knowing whiteness – hence ‘for beginners.’
 
The life-threatening (deadly) consequences of white supremacy are the daily lived reality of people of colour globally, yet they remain invisible to those who “believe themselves as white” (Ta-Nehisi Coates). Those who benefit from white racial privilege don’t see (read: un-see, read: ignore) whiteness permanently. Given the comfort which comes with it, not surprisingly white people naturalize their privilege; although unearned, it feels normal to them, as much a given as unremarkable.
 
In utter denial, white people demand “black labour for proof” (Patricia Schor) of systematic and everyday racism, of the real-ness and effects of white supremacy, but they also demand the time and labour of people of colour to educate them about their own whiteness. 
 
Audre Lorde: “Black and Third World people are expected to educate white people as to our humanity. Women are expected to educate men. Lesbians and gay men are expected to educate the heterosexual world. The oppressors maintain their position and evade their responsibility for their own actions.”
 
Goal of the workshop is to “return the problem of whiteness to white people” (George Yancy) and open the uncomfortable space for those with racial privilege to do the work, self-examine, educate and confront themselves with their privileged, which also always means oppressing, position. From this position, what does it mean to “take responsibility for one’s own actions?”
 
The workshop takes the form of a reading-listening session. It will use texts by scholar Peggy McIntosh and by writer Claudia Rankine to name the norm and understand white supremacy as systematic, as a political fiction and investment, as a technology of domination, as terror, as spatial and necro-political operation.
 
Confronting (white) privilege will only be possible, I believe, if we address as clearly as is possible the here and now of our conversation, of our gathering. Given the location at an art institution, it will be necessary to discuss the role of culture, its protocols and institutions, in the reproduction of white supremacy; as well as the complicity/agency for resistance of those working in the field.
 
The reading materials can be found here:
– Peggy McIntosh: White Privilege and Male Privilege (1988)
– Claudia Rankine: In Our Way – Racism in Creative Writing (2016)

Bio Maria Guggenbichler
Maria Guggenbichler thinks and un-thinks, laughs, dances, plays, collaborates, doubts, listens, talks, walks, organizes, works and sabotages, publishes and hides, and spoils the broth – with too many cooks, fellow strangers, and friends. Maria works in long-term and close collaborations and friendships. 
Together with Amal Alhaag, Maria initiated and ran the Side Room, a discursive platform for excentric cultural practices and intersectional thinking (2013-2016). Amal and Maria have been collaborating on many other events, programs, and pranks. 

www.mariaguggenbichler.xyz
Image via Deniz Unal / do you mind; and as well via Zubeyda Muzeyyen / DJ Haram Image via Deniz Unal / do you mind; and as well via Zubeyda Muzeyyen / DJ Haram

Rijksakademie Public Programme #3 - Jo Baer in conversation with Ansuya Blom


Please join on us on Tuesday 19 March from 17:00 - 19:00 for 'Rijksakademie Public Programme #3 - Jo Baer in conversation with Ansuya Blom'.

Doors open at 16:45, tickets are available here.

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Amsterdam-based artists Jo Baer and Ansuya Blom will be in conversation about Baer’s extensive oeuvre of paintings drawings and prints, which date back to the 1960s. They will look at her ideas, personal choices and the large variety of notions behind both her earlier minimalist works, as well as her image based paintings made after 1983. A selection of her paintings serves as the red thread for an exchange about painting in a broader sense.
 
Jo Baer was born in Seattle in 1929 and lives and works in Amsterdam. After being a key figure of the Minimalist movement in New York during the 1960’s and early 1970’s, in 1983 she turned towards narrative imagery and continued on this path, a mode of expression that she once termed as ‘radical figuration’.
Her works are part of various public collections such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Tate Gallery, London, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main. Her most recent solo shows have been held at Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven (2009) and Secession Vienna (2008) and Camden Arts Centre. Her work was part of the Sao Paulo Biennial (2014) and featured in the Whitney Biennial (2017).
 
Ansuya Blom (Netherlands, 1956) has been working as an artist since 1978. Her drawings and films focus on the relation and friction between the individual and the external world. Her interest lies in moments that arise as a result of a disjointed experience of the world. In her work she looks at the strategies the marginalised individual adopts in order to deal with these disconnections. 
Solo-exhibitions of her work have been held at Camden Arts Centre in London; The Douglas Hyde Gallery in Dublin and the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Her films have been screened at The International Film Festival Rotterdam, Rencontres Internationales Paris-Berlin, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York. Her work is part of several private and public collections such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen Rotterdam, Tate Modern London. She is an advisor at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam. 
 
Dawn (Lines and Destinations) -  2009/11 - oil on canvas - 163 x 219 cm Dawn (Lines and Destinations) - 2009/11 - oil on canvas - 163 x 219 cm Jo Baer Jo Baer

Appletree #1 - Black Speaks Back

Presentations and a conversation with Black Speaks Back: Emma-Lee Amponsah and Heleen Debeuckelaere.

Wednesday 27 February, 16:00 – 18:00
(doors open at 15:45)
Rijksakademie Reading Room


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I have some food in my bag for you
Not that edible food, the food you eat? No
I have some food for thought
Since knowledge is infinite, it has infinitely fell on me

Erykah Badu, Appletree

In the 1997 track Apple Tree, Erykah Badu speaks of the infinity of knowledge that fell on her. The apples on her tree function as food for thought for those “who want to be down”. The song poses an invitation to an open and fruitful discussion that is also entangled with the questions that construct identity, knowledge and the power to voice oneself.

These are questions that are currently prevalent in many exhibition outlines, program descriptions and mission statements, which so often bring to the front untold or unknown narratives, represent marginalised people, and mark the ways that privilege is influenced by factors such as race, gender identity, ability, and sexuality. While there is an increasing awareness of the glitches in knowledge constructs and frameworks, it is also important to think beyond surface representations, which will not change nor fix anything if the systems that construct these remain in place.

Adopting Badu’s title, Appletree is a series of events curated by Vincent van Velsen that explores pitfalls within constructions of knowledge in relation to questions of identity. It focuses on the flaws and inconsistencies, awareness’s that have been laid on doorsteps, elephants that have waited in rooms, and all so necessary confrontations with blind spots, which have found their way into culture at large in the present.

The first encounter will be held on Wednesday February 27, with presentations and a conversation with Black Speaks Back: Emma-Lee Amponsah and Heleen Debeuckelaere.

Bio:
Black speaks Back (BsB) is a Brussels-based media platform founded in 2016 by Emma-Lee Amponsah and Heleen Debeuckelaere. The collective draws attention to discussions that are not present in mainstream media. This is done through short episodes where they discuss a variety of issues that affect the African diaspora Belgium and The Netherlands. Through unique portraits and spoken word, they also demonstrate the plurality among black Europeans, the multiplicity of talents and focus on deconstructing stereotypes and dominant discourses on blackness. Frustration with the current media landscape was one of the fertile breeding grounds for the creation of the organization. However, BsB does not only speak back, but rather proactively initiates conversations.

Appletree is a public program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, organised by curator and critic Vincent van Velsen.
 
Emma-Lee Amponsah Emma-Lee Amponsah Heleen Debeuckelaere Heleen Debeuckelaere

Art Rotterdam 2019

Art Rotterdam
7 - 10 februari 2019
www.artrotterdam.com


Galeries

Tyna Adebowale - LangArt (Amsterdam)
Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Daniëlle van Ark - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Salim Bayri - Galerie van Gelder (Amsterdam)
Otto Berchem – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Catherine Biocca - artlead.net (BE), PSM (Berlin, DE)
Pim Blokker - PLUS-ONE (Anwterpen, BE)
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács – Akinci (Amsterdam)
Pauline Curnier Jardin – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam)
Dina Danish - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Ade Darmawan - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Koen Doodeman - dudokdegroot (Amsterdam)
Constant Dullaart - Upstream (Amsterdam)
Willehad Eilers - HE.RO (Amsterdam)
Alex Farrar - Dürst Britt & Mayhew (Den Haag)
Jasper Hagenaar - Althuis Hofland (Amsterdam)
Folkert de Jong - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Klaas Kloosterboer – Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam), Kristof de Clerq (Gent, BE)
Marijn van Kreij - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam), Barbara Seiler (Zürich)
Adam Leech - PLUS-ONE (Antwerpen, BE)
Cristina Lucas - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Inge Meijer - Akinci (Amsterdam)
Christine Moldrickx - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Antoinette Nausikaä - Caroline O'Breen (Amsterdam)
Otobong Nkanga - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Femmy Otten - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Thierry Oussou - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Thomas Raat - VIVID (Rotterdam)
Janis Rafa - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Gino Saccone - Mieke van Schaijk (Den Bosch)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam)
Dieuwke Spaans - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Berend Strik - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Esther Tielemans - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam)
Wouter Venema - Rianne Groen (Rotterdam)
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Guido van der Werve - GRIMM (Amsterdam)
Sylvia Zijlmans en Hewald Jongenelis - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam)

Now/Forever

Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruije (Amsterdam)
Paul Kooiker - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam)
Esther Tielemans - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam)

Projections

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács - Akinci (Amsterdam
Driessens & Verstappen - Dam (Berlijn, DE)
Antoinette Nausikaä - Caroline O'Breen (Amsterdam)

Prospects & Concepts

Josefin Arnell

NN Group Art Award

Femmy Otten - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)

We Like Art

Gijs Assmann, Maura Biava, Hans Broek, Jasper Hagenaar, Arjan van Helmond, Katrin Korfmann, Antoinette Nausikaä, Jan van der Ploeg, Marjolein Rothman, Koen Vermeule

Nest op Art Rotterdam

Semâ Bekirovic

Video CS

Sebastián Diaz Morales - 'Insight'

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Elsewhere in Rotterdam

Rein Jelle Terpstra, 'Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View', Nederlands Fotomuseum, 26 januari - 12 mei

Inez de Brauw, Gaëlle Choisne, Kirsten Geisler, David Haines, Folkert de Jong, Funda Gül Özcan, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, 'Trouble in Paradise', Kunsthal, 7 februari - 26 mei

Kate Cooper, 'C.o.C.A. Commission 2018: Kate Cooper', A Tale of a Tub, 7 februari – 7 april  

Guillaume Leblon, 'The house where you live forever', Garage, 1 februari - 14 april

Rijksakademie Public Programme #1 - Kodwo Eshun

We regret to inform you that the lecture with Kodwo Eshun is now fully booked. We will however make the video documentation of the lecture available after the event.

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The Rijksakademie is pleased to welcome Kodwo Eshun to give the inaugural lecture of our 2019 residency on Thursday 31 January.

Lecture starts at 19:00, doors open at 18:45. Please note: door closes at 19:00. After 19:00 it will not be possible to access the lecture room.

Tickets are available here.

Kodwo Eshun is a filmmaker, theorist and artist, based in London. In 2002, he founded The Otolith Group together with Anjalika Sagar. The Otolith Group’s work emerges from traditions of the essay film and militant filmmaking. Encompassing moving image work and extending to writing, curatorial and educational projects, and installations of archival material, their practice bridges an expansive interest in science fiction and futurology with unresolved histories, particularly related to the Global South. This lecture will depart from these practices and long term interests.

In May 2019, the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) will present the first large scale solo exhibition of The Otolith Group that will explore key film and sonic installation works as well as other facets of their expansive research based practice of the past ten years.

This is the first open lecture in the Rijksakademie’s 2019 Public Programme. It will be followed by a lecture by Gabi Ngcobo on Wednesday 6 February (organized in collaboration with de Appel and Casco Art Institute), and a library programme curated by Vincent van Velsen, which will unfold over the coming months, the details of which will be announced soon.

 
The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists. The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists. The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists. The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists. The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists. The Otolith Group. Still from Third Part of the Third Measure, 2017. Copyright and courtesy the artists.

Rijksakademie Public Programme #2 - Gabi Ngcobo

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We regret to inform you that both lecture and seminar with Gabi Ngcobo on Wednesday 6 February, and Thursday 7 February are now fully booked. We will however make the video documentation of the lecture available after the event. 
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Curating Strategies of Productive Refusal - Gabi Ngcobo

Please join on us on Wednesday, 6 February, from 19:00 – 20:30 for a lecture with curator, educator, and artist Gabi Ngcobo. Doors open at 18:45.

Tickets are available here.

During a two-day event Gabi Ngcobo will discuss refusal as a curatorial strategy as employed in her collaborative projects. These include Nothing Gets Organised - NGO, Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR, 2010–14) and the 10th Berlin Biennale: We Don’t Need Another Hero, which resisted the desire for a single heroic conclusion in favor of embracing complexity. Herein, refusal is applied as a strategy to challenge the uptake of assigned or inherited responsibilities that keep certain people in roles whereby they are expected to explain to those who have the privilege not to know.

The first session on Wednesday 6 February will take shape in the form of an evening lecture at Rijksakademie, Amsterdam, where Ngcobo is also advisor.

The second day at The Black Archives, Amsterdam, will go deeper into the topic in a closed seminar, where some preparatory readings will be provided after registration. To attend this seminar, please RSVP to Yolande van der Heide at yolande@casco.art with a brief letter of motivation.

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This event is co-organized with De Appel, Casco Art Institute: Working for the Commons, and Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten with The Black Archives.

Initiated by Casco Art Institute, Curating Strategies of Productive Refusal is organized in line with one of Casco’s study lines on the commons, Angry Letters. Angry Letters works with the magazine as a repository medium for collating tools that de-center the oppressor/s in conversations on freedom and liberation. The inaugural 'issue' is developed with Open - Platform for Art, Culture and the Public Domain and takes a text-to-workshop form for opening up and applying discussions in real time. The outcome will thus comprise of online and print components to be published in the fall of 2019.

Read more about the study line and project here
We are absolutely ending this, 2012. Courtesy of CHR We are absolutely ending this, 2012. Courtesy of CHR

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2019

International Film Festival Rotterdam
23 January - 3 February 2019
www.iffr.com


Op 23 januari opent het International Film Festival Rotterdam. Het filmprogramma toont werk van verschillende residents en alumni:


Bright Future Competition

Yashaswini Raghunandan, That Cloud Never Left

Bright Future

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Forest on Location
Omar A. Chowdhury, Augustijn
Mounir Fatmi, À travers la lune
Arthur Kleinjan, Above Us Only  Sky
Jill Magid, The Proposal
belit sağ, what remains
Pilvi Takala, The Stroker
Rein Jelle Terpstra, Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View

Deep Focus

Praneet Soi, Srinagar

Voices

Bea de Visser, The animal that therefore I am

Rotterdam Centraal Station

Sebastián Diaz Morales, Insight



 
Yashaswini Raghunandan, 'That Cloud Never Left' Yashaswini Raghunandan, 'That Cloud Never Left' Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, 'Forest on Location' Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, 'Forest on Location' Omar A. Chowdhury, 'Augustijn' Omar A. Chowdhury, 'Augustijn' Mounir Fatmi, 'À travers la lune' Mounir Fatmi, 'À travers la lune' Arthur Kleinjan, 'Above Us Only Sky' Arthur Kleinjan, 'Above Us Only Sky' belit sağ, 'what remains' belit sağ, 'what remains'  Jill Magid, 'The Proposal' Jill Magid, 'The Proposal' Pilvi Takala, 'The Stroker' Pilvi Takala, 'The Stroker' Rein Jelle Terpstra, 'Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View' Rein Jelle Terpstra, 'Robert F. Kennedy Funeral Train - The People's View' Praneet Soi, 'Srinagar' Praneet Soi, 'Srinagar' Bea de Visser, 'The animal that therefore I am' Bea de Visser, 'The animal that therefore I am'

Out of Office - Art in business

Out of Office - art in business
Singer Museum, Laren (NH)
11 december 2018 - 7 april 2019


Under the title Out of Office - art in business, Singer Laren, in collaboration with the Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland (VBCN), offers an art-historical overview of 75 years of Dutch art from corporate collections.

Participating alumni:

Tjebbe Beekman
Melanie Bonajo
Elspeth Diederix
Gijs Frieling
Folkert de Jong
Gert Jan Kocken
Michael Raedecker
Marie-José Robben
Sarah van Sonsbeeck
Berend Strik
Fiona Tan
Esther Tielemans
Helen Verhoeven
Koen Vermeule
Roy Villevoye
Evi Vingerling


Parallel to Out of Office - art in business, the museum is showing the exhibition RE:Collecting, which includes works by alumni Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács and Ryan Gander.

publication date 5-11-2018

November Alarm

date 13 November 2018
location Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
time 16.00 - 18.30 hours

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On 13 November 1918, a protest was held at the entrance of the Kavallerie Kazerne, the current location of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. This protest marked the beginning of the Red Week in the Netherlands.

Almost 3,000 men, women and children, led by Henriette Roland Holst and other leftist activists, marched down Sarphatistraat and called on the cavalry soldiers to join the march, attempting to break open the gates.

The protest was tragically suppressed by military gunfire.

Please join us on Tuesday 13 November to commemorate the centennial anniversary of these protests with an exhibition and public discussion. In addition there will be a special performance of De Internationale.

This event also celebrates the legacy of poet and activist Henriette Roland Holst and the work of artist Mieke Van de Voort (RA 04/05).

publication date 19-10-2018

Anticipation and Expectation: Books as Exhibition Space - Rijksakademie Reading Room Program on 31 October

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Anticipation and Expectation: Books as Exhibition Space

Wednesday 31 October, 16:00 – 18:00
Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
 
On Wednesday October 31, as part of the public Rijksakademie Reading Room Program, curator Marja Bloem and artist Brenda Tempelaar will respectively address the book as exhibition space.
 
Most of the time, a publication is merely used as a form of documentation that looks back on an exhibition passed. Seth Siegelaub however, considered the information in the catalogue literally of primary importance: "The exhibition consists of (the ideas communicated in the) catalogue; the physical presence (or the work) is supplementary to the catalogue" he states in the press release for the January Show, 1969.
 
Marja Bloem will address the position of the Publication as Exhibition Space, relating the topic to Seth Siegelaub who memorably addressed many issues in the visual arts from the 1960's onwards; and searched for alternative ways of exhibiting art. One of his ideas was the pages of the catalogue as art work. The first examples of these ideas are the Douglas Huebler catalogue and the book Statements by Lawrence Weiner. The Xerox book is probably the most famous example. These books are not just artist books in the ways these are considered nowadays; they are the work itself. Still, there is a connection between the two, and one could argue that the aforementioned catalogues have influenced the artist books genre enormously. In the same line, the phenomenon of magazines providing pages to artists to autonomously present their work did not exist before Siegelaub published these catalogues.
 
In relation to Bloem's more historical positioning and reading of the position of the publication, Brenda Tempelaar will present her publication The Exhibition Tower. Her catalogue is not a keepsake of a bygone exhibition, but the only form in which the series of exhibitions ever existed. The Exhibition Tower is a publication that features a series of four exhibitions staged inside a scale model of a tower that Tempelaar based on the OMA designed building for Lafayette Anticipations in Paris. The exhibition catalogue focuses on the concept of an 18-metre-high void and architectural/curatorial flexibility. The central question throughout the publication is what OMA’s design offers its prospective exhibitioners. Is it just mobile, or does it actually mobilise something? The editorial essay Animating the Ghost Sonata draws a parallel between the tower’s design and a 1907 screenplay by August Strindberg that is about expectations, dreams and house rules. All exhibitions took place behind the closed door of a studio at the Van Eyck academy in Maastricht: the catalogue is the only publically accessible rendition of the series of shows. The Exhibition Tower features works by Stéphanie Lagarde, Graham Kelly, GVN908 and Golnar Abbasi.
 
About the Rijksakademie Reading Room Program
The Rijksakademie Theory Workshop has invited Vincent van Velsen as a guest resident to develop a public program that will bring people together in an informal setting at the Rijksakademie Library. This central space functions as the symbolic heart of the Rijksakademie, and alike the institute, fosters practices relatively outside the realm of daily business. Both institute and library are considered to be places where thoughts can be developed in relative isolation - as much individually as in collaboration with others. Similarly, the RRRProgam serves as a place for research and as safe haven. It provides the opportunity to openly be, (inter)act, speak and think (different) – in relation to historic and contemporary sources. In that line of thought, Van Velsen developed his RRRProgram that questions the structures of given frameworks: anticipation and expectation.
 
This event came about through generous input and support of Remco Torenbosch and Omar A. Chowdhury.
 
Biographies:

Marja J.A.L. Bloem
Marja Bloem is director of Stichting Egrees Foundation, which takes care of a collective conceptual art collection, historical textile and a library on these topics. She began her career at the Municipal Exhibition Service in 's-Hertogenbosch (1969-71) where she was involved in exhibitions on the Belgian painter Roger Raveel, and Dutch artists such as Ferdi, Boezem, Dibbets and Van Elk – amongst others. She accomplished her master's degree in art history at the University of Leiden (1972) and worked as a curator and exhibition maker at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam from 1971 to 2005. She specialized in art from the 1960's onwards as well as contemporary music.

She was and still is a board member of various foundations in the field of music and contemporary art. Furthermore, Marja Bloem was part of several committees at various funds and sat in many juries, including the Royal Grant for Painting (Koninklijke Prijs voor Vrije Schilderkunst). She widely gave lectures and published in various magazines, both national and international; and from 1993 to 1998 she was an editor at Kunst- en Museumjournaal. She has published texts about Agnes Martin, Kazimir Malevich, Lawrence Weiner, Richard Tuttle, Marina Abramovic, Gerhard Richter, Imi Knoebel, Georg Herold, Lucio Fontana and the important New Zealand artist Colin McCahon.
 
Brenda Tempelaar
Elaborating on a position in between art practice, architectural planning and criticism, Brenda Tempelaar (1990) works long-term on bodies of research that explore exhibition scenography, art historical information and non-technical ways of looking at technological innovation. Brenda Tempelaar studied Fine Arts at AKV | St. Joost Breda and Artistic Research at the University of Amsterdam. She was a participant of the Jan van Eyck academy in Maastricht and recipient of the price for young art criticism in 2016. She is an editor of Tubelight magazine, contributed to Metropolis M and ArchiNed and wrote essays for P/////akt, the Bonnefantenmuseum as well as various texts for individual artists. Occasionally, she teaches art writing at AKV | St. Joost and lectures on art and writing at various art schools. In 2017, she received an Emerging Artist’s stipend from the Mondrian Fund.
 
Vincent van Velsen
Vincent van Velsen is an Amsterdam based writer, critic and curator with a background in art and architectural history. He regularly writes for individual artists, institutions and magazines; amongst which Frieze, Flash Art and Metropolis M – where he holds the position of contributing editor. He curated exhibitions for Castrum Peregrini, Framer Framed, Kunsthuis SYB and Museum Flehite, amongst others. In collaboration with Alix de Massiac, he won the second edition of the curatorial prize of the Dutch Association of Corporate Collections (VBCN, 2014) and in 2015/16 he was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. Currently he is working on forthcoming exhibitions for TENT (Rotterdam) and Stroom (The Hague); and in collaboration with Dan Walwin at Nest (The Hague). Van Velsen is an advisor at the Mondriaan Fund, as well as a board member at Frontier Imaginaries and De Appel.

 

publication date 4-10-2018

ANTI - Athens Biennale 6

ANTI
Athens Biennale 6
26 oktober - 9 december

The 2018 biennial "dissects the way we polarize, fight and antagonize in post-digital times: in the age of social media, of neo-reactionary movements, of post-truth nihilism and of conspiracy theories developed by the alt-right."


participating residents

Danielle Dean
Florence Jung


participating alumni

Monira Al Qadiri (RA 16/17)
Brody Condon (RA 05/06)
Raja'a Khalid (RA 17)
Agnieszka Polska (RA 14/15)

 

publication date 4-10-2018

Buning Brongers prizes 2018

We congratulate Rijksakademie resident Jenny Lindblom and alumnus Rutger de Vries (RA 16/17) with winning the Buning Brongers Awards 2018.

Six artists have won the Buning Brongers Prize and all receive an amount of € 4.500,-. The exhibition takes place from 30 November to 16 December in Arti et Amicitiae in Amsterdam, and will be accompanied by a catalogue with work by the winners.

The prizes will be presented during the festive opening on Friday 30 November 2018.
 

publication date 26-9-2018

TALK: From the depot to the studio - how contemporary artists engage with the Rijksakademie's plaster cast collection

Date: Wednesday 3 October
Location: Rijksakademie Reading Room
Time: 4.30 pm
Language: English


On 3 October art historian Vanessa van 't Hoogt will give a short presentation on the present use and impact of the collections of the Rijksakademie, emphasizing on the plasters.

In 2017 she did extensive research on behalf of her master thesis centered on how and in which ways contemporary artists are using the Rijksakademie’s collections nowadays. Through tracing the history of the Rijksakademie and its former academic doctrine (mimesis/copying) and interviews held with alumni she describes the past and present, impact, use and possibilities of this collection.

After her talk, there will be a tour along the plasters, followed by drinks.

Places are limited; please let us know if you want to join by RSVP to library@rijksakademie.nl

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Before Vanessa van 't Hoogt's presentation, there will be a more general lecture on plaster cast collections in the former studio of the sculptor Hildo Krop (1884-1970), a five minutes’ walk from here. The lecture with the title Metaphysics of plaster is given by Louk Tilanus and starts at 2.30 pm. This will be in Dutch. You can reserve a spot by mailing Mieke Kleinendorst at mjkleinendorst@hotmail.com. For this lecture an entrance fee of 15 euro (5 euro for students) is required.

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Both lectures take place as part of the celebration of 100 years of the Nederlandse Kring van Beeldhouwers (Dutch Society of Sculptors).


 
Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2017 Tchelet Pearl Weisstub, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2017 Juliaan Andeweg, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2015 Juliaan Andeweg, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2015 Tim Breukers, 'Frietje Over Boord', 2013 Tim Breukers, 'Frietje Over Boord', 2013 Jason Gomez, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2013 Jason Gomez, presentation at RijksakademieOPEN 2013

publication date 20-9-2018

Guest resident Umer Butt

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Umer Butt is invited as a Researcher in Residence at the Rijksakademie.

During his 3-months stay Umer Butt (PK), founder and co-director of Dubai-based gallery GREY NOISE, will research the work of Pakistani artist and activist Lala Rukh.
 

publication date 20-9-2018

We are looking for volunteers for RijksakademieOPEN!

Once a year the Rijksakademie opens its doors to the public. For this event we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us with a variety of tasks, such as hosting, ticket control, catering, surveillance and more.
 
The event is from Friday November 23 until Sunday November 25, but we also need volunteers for the special events (Tuesday 20 – Thursday 22).
 
What we expect from you:
• available between Monday November 19th and Sunday November 25th
• available for at least 10 hours in total
 
What you get from us:
• lunch or dinner on the days you work (depending on your shift)
• access to RijksakadamieOPEN on days you don't have to work
• lots of art and love!!!
 
Would you like to be part of our amazing team and help out during this event, sign up here.


   

publication date 14-9-2018

Minister of Culture Van Engelshoven prizes Royal Decoration to Els van Odijk

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Yesterday Els van Odijk received the Royal Decoration 'Officer in the Order of Orange Nassau' from the Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven.

Van Engelshoven gave the opening speech at the event in the Amsterdam Tolhuistuin, where Els van Odijk officially stood down as general director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten.

Minister Van Engelshoven paid tribute to Els van Odijk’s more than thirty year career at the Rijksakademie, an internationally renowned institution where talented artists from the Netherlands and beyond make significant developments in their work. She described her long contribution to the Dutch and international art world, and acknowledged the personal commitment that Van Odijk has made to the Rijksakademie in dedicating an important chapter of her life to it, and how that chapter forms not only part of her own biography, but also of many others. She went on to highlight an “essential ‘Els van Odijk’ character trait” being her “perseverance: the drive to push ahead regardless of the apparent obstacles and challenges.”

The Rijksakademie expressed its gratitude to Els van Odijk in a speech by Chris Buijink, Chair of the Supervisory board.

As of September 1, Emily Pethick is the new general director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam.

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NOTE FOR EDITORS

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is an international residency program in Amsterdam aiming at developing talent in the visual arts. Emerging professional artists from the Netherlands and the rest of the world are offered a platform for further development and deepening of their work and practice. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network forms part of the two-year residency program. For many Dutch and international alumni the residency has led to their international breakthrough.

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NOTE FOR EDITORS (not for publication)
 
For further information, please contact: Sandra Felten (communications), via communicatie@rijksakademie.nl or +31 (0)20 5270341.
Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, and former general director of the Rijksakademie, Els van Odijk (photo Roy Taylor) Minister of Education, Culture and Science, Ingrid van Engelshoven, and former general director of the Rijksakademie, Els van Odijk (photo Roy Taylor)

publication date 30-8-2018

Rijksakademie alumni participate in 33rd Bienal de São Paulo

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33rd Bienal de São Paulo
Sãp Paulo, BR
Affective Affinities
7 September - 9 December 2018

The 33rd Bienal de São Paulo – Affective Affinities seeks to create an alternative model to thematic exhibitions by favouring the artists’ gaze upon their own creative contexts. The event introduces twelve individual projects and seven group shows organised by artist-curators. 

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GROUP EXHIBITIONS

The Slow Bird
Artist-curator: Claudia Fontes (RA 96/97)

For her exhibition titled O pássaro lento [The Slow Bird], Claudia Fontes draws on a metanarrative: a fictional book of the same title whose content is unknown, except for some fragments and a few material remains. Both Fontes and her invited artists present artworks that activate links between the visual arts, literature and translation, through experiences that propose an expanded temporality.

with a.o. Roderick Hietbrink (RA 11/12)

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The infinite history of things or the end of the tragedy of one
Artist-curator: Sofia Borges

Sofia Borges’ curatorial project, titled A infinita história das coisas ou o fim da tragédia do um [The Infinite History of Things or the End of the Tragedy of One], explores a collage of mythological references based on philosophical interpretations of Greek tragedy. Her proposal is to investigate the limits of representation and language’s inability to mediate the real.

with a.o. Jennifer Tee (RA 00/01)

 

publication date 30-8-2018

Almende, the second Triennial of Beetsterzwaag

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Almende, the second Triennial of Beetsterzwaag
6 -9 September 2018
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The Beetsterzwaag Triennial is a festival for visual art that revolves every three years and is organized by Kunsthuis SYB.

In Almende, the second Triennial of Beetsterzwaag, guest curators Julia Geerlings and Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk connect the theme “iepen mienskip” (open community) with the ancient concept of “almende”. The term “almende” dates back to the dark ages and refers to a jointly owned share held by a community in undeveloped, undivided commons of pastures, forestry and fisheries. The curators want to reintroduce the notion of almende and use it to reconsider the notions of shared responsibilities and interests that coincide the shared use of land, landscapes and public space.

29 Artists realised 26 projects at various historical locations in the Opsterland area. All of the selected artists work from an understanding and an awareness of the entanglement of nature and culture, and they all concentrate on developing alternative forms of community and society.

The participating Rijksakademie resident and alumni are:

Isabelle Andriessen (RA 17/18)
Feiko Beckers (RA 10/11)
Helen Dowling (RA 10/11)
Eric Giraudet de Boudemange (RA 12/13)
Müge Yilmaz (RA 13/14)

 

publication date 30-8-2018

opening gallery season in Amsterdam

On 8 September several Amsterdam based galleries open the new season with (solo) exhibitions by  Rijksakademie alumni:


Althuis Hofland Fine Arts
Jasper Hagenaar  – Negen vazen
8-9/6-10

Martin van Zomeren
Jean-Baptiste Maitre - Death Ship Paintings
8-9/6-10

Stigter van Doesburg
Peggy Franck - The possibility of response
8-9/6-10

Galerie van Gelder
Brud (Aditya Mandayam)Love Story
8-9/20-10

Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Mauricio Limón de LeónA set of nonverbal fantasies
8-9/20-10

Ron Mandos
Hans Op de Beeck - Cabinet of Curiosities
8-9/27-10

Van Zijll Langhout Contemporary Art
Marcel van den Berg & Fraser StewartRuff Draft
8-9/3-11

tegenboschvanvreden
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen Parts, Bits and Pieces
8-9/3-11

Artist First
Kiki Lamers, Eva Spierenburg - ARTIST FIRST! Introduces…
8-9/22-9

MUSEUMS

Huis Marseille
Joscha SteffensTeen Spirit Island
8-9/2-12

STILL ON VIEW

Galerie Onrust
Derk Thijs - YM
1-9/6-10

AkzoNobel Essential Art Space
Elspeth Diederix, Gijs Frieling, Esther Jiskoot, Shibu Natesan, Otobong Nkanga, Hans Op de Beeck, Sam Samiee, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Jennifer Tee, Guido van der Werve, Sylvie Zijlmans - Common Ground
23-4/1-10

Amstelpark
Danielle van Vree, Inge Meijer - Going Nomad 22-7/9-9

Framer Framed
Wafae Ahalouch el Keriasti - Monuments to the Unsung
22-6/30-9

GET LOST – art route 2018
Monira Al Qadiri - Code of Conduct
22-6/22-9

Manifesta Office
Olga Balema, Femmy Otten, Berend Strik, Jennifer Tee - Nothing is Permanent
6-7/2-11

Oude Kerk
Giorgio Andreotta Calò - Anastasis
25-5/23-9

UPCOMING

Stedelijk Museum
Meschac Gaba, Magali Reus, Fiona TanTrue Luxury – Art Acquisitions 2012-2018
22-9/3-3-19

Unseen Amsterdam
21-9/23-9
Elspeth Diederix - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Peggy Franck - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Katrin Korfmann - Kopeikin (Los Angeles, US)
Gabriel Lester - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Jimmy Robert - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Berend Strik - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)



 

publication date 24-7-2018

When we Speak about Colonisation: Rijksakademie Reading Room Program on Friday 27 July


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When we Speak about Colonisation

Friday, July 27th, 16:00 – 18:00
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

On Friday July 27, as part of the new public Rijksakademie Reading Room Program, artists Vesna Faassen & Lukas Verdijk together with Mathieu Charles, staff member of culture at the Minderhedenforum (Minorities Forum, Brussels), will discuss the foundations of the publication 'When we Speak about Colonisation' (2017). This book is the very first Dutch bundling of texts about colonisation written by Congolese historians, who were educated and are working in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

In collaboration with Mathieu Charles, the artist duo will speak about their project and the fact it took almost sixty years after the independence of Congo to publish the very first book written by Congolese historians in Dutch. A vast majority of the books on the Democratic Republic of Congo that have been translated into Dutch, are not written by Congolese natives. When it comes to the DRC, one mainly finds travel stories, (exoticising) fiction and (pseudo-) scientific works with a Eurocentric view on the 'Other' that create false stereotypes through their narratives and related imagery. Mathieu Charles will address these issues and share his thoughts on his work in which he stimulates and challenges publishers, libraries, bookshops and literary organizations to adapt their policies and include a broader range of narratives.

About ‘When we speak about colonisation’:
To create a multi-vocal narrative around the theme of (de/post-)colonisation, is the goals of the book project “When we speak about colonisation” by artists Vesna Faassen and Lukas Verdijk. Up until now, only white Dutch speaking historians had a voice in the Flemish debate around the colonial history. With their project, the artist-duo aims to change the agency and agents present within the debate. On the one hand, this means they let Congolese natives tell their story from their own perspective. On the other hand they want to activate the ideas behind their publication project in several different ways. The book itself, in this sense, merely focuses as a starting point for a versatile dialogue – for which reading groups, talks, lectures discussions and presentations are being organised. Before, such events took place at spaces such as Mu.Zee (Oostende), Festival Congolisation #3 at the Pianofabriek (Brussels), and Framer Framed (Amsterdam).

About the Rijksakademie Reading Room Program
The Rijksakademie Theory Workshop has invited Vincent van Velsen as a guest resident to develop a public program that will bring people together in an informal setting at the Rijksakademie Library. This central space functions as the symbolic heart of the Rijksakademie, and alike the institute, fosters practices relatively outside the realm of daily business. Both institute and library are considered to be places where thoughts can be developed in relative isolation - as much individually as in collaboration with others. Similarly, the RRRProgam serves as a place for research and as safe haven. It provides the opportunity to openly be, (inter)act, speak and think (different) – in relation to historic and contemporary sources. In that line of thought, Van Velsen developed his RRRProgram that will question the structures of given frameworks: starting out with the concept and content of the Library itself.

Biographies:
Mathieu Charles is staff member of culture at the Minderhedenforum (Minorities Forum) and writes about representation in literature, theater and film.

Vesna Faassen and Lukas Verdijk
Vesna Faassen (1986, NL) and Lukas Verdijk (1984, NL) are an artist duo with, who live and work in Antwerp, Belgium. Their collaboration began with a shared interest in the relationship of photography with culture and heritage. Explorations of contemporary socially engaged art in relation to (post-)colonial, cultural and photographic theory led to the development of their collaboration. With a background in psychology and history, Faassen and Verdijk look into the historical connection of photography and its involvement in the production and fixation of identity, the politics of representation, and power relations.
Vesna Faassen obtained a Master degree in Psychology from the University of Nijmegen (NL) and Lukas Verdijk gained a bachelor in History at the HAN University of Applied Sciences in Arnhem (NL). They both moved to Antwerp to study Photography at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, completing a Master of Arts in 2015. In 2016/2017 they followed the two-year postgraduate course at the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Ghent, Belgium.

Vincent van Velsen
Vincent van Velsen is an Amsterdam based writer, critic and curator with a background in art and architectural history. He regularly writes for individual artists, institutions and magazines; amongst which Frieze, Flash Art and Metropolis M – where he also holds a position as contributing editor. He curated exhibitions for Castrum Peregrini, Framer Framed, Kunsthuis SYB and Museum Flehite, among others. In collaboration with Alix de Massiac, he won the second edition of the curatorial prize of the Dutch Association of Corporate Collections (VBCN, 2014) and in 2015/16 he was a resident at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht. Currently he is working on forthcoming exhibitions for TENT (Rotterdam) and Nest (The Hague). Van Velsen is a board member at Frontier Imaginaries and De Appel.
 
Vesna Faassen Vesna Faassen Lukas Verdijk Lukas Verdijk 'Wanneer we spreken over kolonisatie'(When We Speak About Colonisation), 2017 'Wanneer we spreken over kolonisatie'(When We Speak About Colonisation), 2017 'Wanneer we spreken over kolonisatie'(When We Speak About Colonisation), 2017 'Wanneer we spreken over kolonisatie'(When We Speak About Colonisation), 2017

publication date 4-7-2018

Rijksakademie announces artists Residency 2019

Today the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam announces which 22 artists were selected from 1,693 entries for the Rijksakademie Residency 2019.

The Rijksakademie contributes to the development and renewal of the artistic practice by carefully selecting talented and ambitious artists for a work period. This two-year program offers artists theoretical, technical and artistic facilities. Research into, experimentation with, and development of the work are central aspects in the programme. The new group joins the 25 artists who started their residency in 2018.

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 2019 residency year:

Özgür Atlagan (TR)
Salim Bayri (MA/NL)
Sara Culmann (RU)
Tanja Engelberts (NL)
Aldo Esparza Ramos (NL/MX)
Lotte van Geijn (NL)
Catalina González (CL)
Lungiswa Gqunta (ZA)
Artor Jesus Inkerö (FI)
Donghwan Kam (KR/NL)
Arturo Kameya (PE/NL)
Özgür Kar (TR/NL)
Yazan Khalili (JO/PS)
Sheng-Wen Lo (TW/NL)
Georgia Lucas-Going (UK/NG)
Silvia Martes (NL)
Ima-Abasi Okon (UK)
Ian Page (US)
Molly Palmer (UK)
Eoghan Ryan (IE)
Mette Sterre (NL)
Kanitha Tith (KH)

The artists of 2019 were announced during the annual Friends Summer Lunch. The Rijksakademie Circle of Friends is composed of individuals, funds and companies who make substantial contributions to the Rijksakademie. They are actively involved in the institute and the artists who work there.

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

publication date 11-6-2018

Manifesta 12

Palermo (IT)
16 June - 4 November
m12.manifesta.org



- The Planetary Garden -

John Gerrard (RA 09)

- 5x5x5 -

'If we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change'

Cristina Lucas (RA 06/07)
Janis Rafa (RA 13/14)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo (RA 05/06)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck (RA 08/09)

- opening days program -

Nora Turato (RA 17-18)
performance in Oratorio S. Lorenzo
15-16-17 June

 

publication date 11-6-2018

Art (in) Basel 2018

Art Basel, Basel (CH)
14-17 June, 2018
www.artbasel.com


Alumni

Carlos Amorales - Nils Staerk (copenhagen, DK)
David Claerbout - Sean Kelly (New York, US), Rüdiger Schöttle (Munich, DE)
Attila Csörgö - Gregor Podnar (Berlin, DE)
Thomas Demand - Helga de Alvear (Madrid, ES)
Alicia Framis - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Meschac Gaba - Stevenson (Johannesburg/Cape Town, ZA)
Dora García - ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES)
Carla Klein - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Meiro Koizumi - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Germaine Kruip - The Approach (London, GB)
Moshekwa Langa - Stevenson (Johannesburg/Cape Town, ZA)
Guillaume Leblon - Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR)
Tala Madani - David Kordansky (Los Angeles, US), Pilar Corrias (London, GB), 303 (New York, US)
David Maljkovic - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL), Georg Kargl (Wenen, AT)
Bjarne Melgaard - Gavin Brown (New York, US / Rome, IT)
Shahryar Nashat - RODEO (London, GB), David Kordansky (Los Angeles, US)
Ahmet Ögüt - KOW (Berlin, DE / Madrid, ES)
Cheng Ran - Urs Meile (Luzern, CH / Beijing, CN)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Magali Reus - The Approach (London, GB), Eva Presenhuber Zurich, CH / New York, US)
Pamela Rosenkranz - Karma International (Zürich, CH / Los Angeles, US), Miguel Abreu (New York, US)
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam, NL)
Monika Sosnowska - Foksal (Warsaw, PL)
Helen Verhoeven - Stigter van Doesburg (Amsterdam, NL) | STATEMENTS
Kemang Wa Lehulere - Stevenson (Johannesburg/Cape Town, ZA)

(Visiting) advisors

Isabelle Cornaro - Foksal (Warsaw, PL)

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Liste 22, Basel (CH)
12-17 June, 2018
www.liste.ch


Residents and alumni

Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne (Amsterdam, NL)
Danielle Dean - Commonwealth and Council (Los Angeles, US)
Ištvan Išt Huzjan - Proyectos Monclova (Mexico City, MX)
Nathaniel Mellors - Crèvecoeur (Parijs, Marseille, FR)
Jean-Charles de Quillacq - Marcelle Alix (Paris, FR)
Nora Turato - LambdaLambdaLambda (Prishtina, Kosovo)

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Photo Basel, Basel (CH)
12-17 June, 2018
www.photo-basel.com


Alumni

Ellen Kooi - camara oscura galería de arte (Madrid, ES)

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EXHIBITIONS IN BASEL

Rossella Biscotti
The City
Kunsthaus Baselland, Muttenz/Basel, CH
20-4/15-7
(solo)
 

publication date 9-5-2018

Call for applications Masterclass Art Mediation RijksakademieOPEN 2018

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam is searching for candidates for the sixth edition of the Art Mediation Masterclass that this year will be offered in English.

Art Mediation is an active form of mediation between work of art and audience, an approach that revolves around an open dialogue with the audience instead of passing down information.               

Art mediators 'mediate' between the work of art and the viewer. They are very knowledgeable about art and communicating knowledge, and are able to use the best techniques to deepen the visitor’s experience.

Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten
The Rijksakademie focuses on developing talent in the visual arts. It selects and facilitates top talents and in its two-year residency program offers some 50 international artists a platform for further development and enrichment of their work.
The RijksakademieOPEN (22-25 November 2018) is held annually: all studios, project spaces and technical workshops are accessible to the public. Visitors can view works for the first time, which are later presented internationally in leading collections, exhibitions and biennales.

Art Mediation Masterclass
After five successful previous editions, the Rijksakademie is organizing another Art Mediation Masterclass. The class devotes attention to a range of art mediation techniques as well as the actual artist practice and the Rijksakademie’s operating method. The masterclass covers eight full days in which participants acquire innovative art mediation techniques, practise these techniques with each other, and formulate their own activities with the public. Knowledge exchange and enrichment are an important element of the masterclass.
What makes this masterclass so special is the personal interaction with the artists. The art mediators develop their knowledge and methods in part by entering into a dialogue with the makers.
If the masterclass is completed successfully, the participant will be invited to engage in the developed activities for the public during the RijksakademieOPEN 2018 weekend. A fee is available for performing these activities (€ 25 excluding VAT per activity).

We offer:
• A comprehensive program with contributions from experts in the field of art mediation and public guidance, with extensive teaching and training in a range of theories and techniques
• Personal coaching in your development as an art mediator
• Enrichment in talent development and artist practice, among other things by Martijntje Hallmann (head of Rijksakademie Residency) and the technical experts of the Rijksakademie
• An exclusive ‘look behind the screens’ at the Rijksakademie: you will visit the Rijksakademie in the phase prior to RijksakademieOPEN and study the work of the resident artists. You will meet the artists and learn how the Rijksakademie operates
• You will develop activities for the public
Special RijksakademieOPEN preview
• Access to an international network of contemporary art professionals
• If the masterclass is completed successfully, you will put the knowledge acquired into practice for the public at RijksakademieOPEN
• A fee for each guided tour/public activity (€25 excluding VAT per activity)

Please note: The Art Mediation Masterclass is offered in English this year! Guided tours can be held in English or Dutch.

We are searching for enthusiastic and ambitious beginning art mediators who:
• Have some experience with guided tours or the implementation of activities for the public
• Are familiar with contemporary art and interested in the practice of contemporary artists
• Have good communication skills (Dutch/English)
• Are available from 22 through 25 November (RijksakademieOPEN) and 8 days in October and November (dates to be determined).

Fee
The fee for participation in the Art Mediation Masterclass (including all lectures and workshops, lunch and coffee, membership of the Rijksakademie library and two tickets for RijksakademieOPEN) is €500 to be paid before the masterclass starts.

If you are interested, please send your short motivation letter and resumé to Virág Szentkirályi before 24 August. The maximum number of participants in the masterclass is 8. The selection procedure may include a personal interview.
 

publication date 4-5-2018

The European International

The European International – Can we create solidarity through art?

The exhibition The European International will officially open on Thursday May 31st at 20.30 hours in the Rijksakademie and is open to the public from June 1st until June 3rd from 12.00 to 18.00.

Contributing artists are: Ana María Gómez López (CO/US) & Milena Bonilla (CO), Anna Dasović (NL), Bert Scholten (NL), Christopher Mahon (IE), Femke Herregraven (NL), Florence Jung (FR), Joscha Steffens (DE), Omar Imam (SY), Onejoon Che (KR), Remco Torenbosch (NL) and Riley Harmon (US).

Today, we witness a structural crisis of global institutions. The state, the European Union and other existing international alliances don’t seem to work for cross-border solidarity, trust or cooperation, but are instead linked to violence at borders, peripheral wars and the emergence of new walls and conflicts. Can we create international solidarity through art?

The European International project, curated by Vasyl Cherepanyn, explores through visual art the potential of the Political International that emerged in Europe. We are looking into how we can create and sustain freedom and safety where the state and international cooperations fall short and what new and just solidarity could look like. Can art create a blueprint for sustainable international cooperation?

Vasyl Cherepanyn is winner of the ECF Princess Margriet Award for Culture and director of the award-winning Visual Culture Research Center in Kyiv. Despite all risks, the cultural center addresses important political questions such as the position of former Soviet countries in the EU, the alarming situation with the rise of far-right in Europe, and the Russian-Ukrainian war conflict.

On Sunday June 3rd (at 13.00 at the Rijksakademie) Vasyl Cherepanyn and the contributing artists will speak about the exhibition  during Europe vs. Europe.

This programme is made in cooperation with Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten. The opening, exhibition and talk are freely accessible.

This programme is a part of the second edition of the Forum on European Culture: “Act for Democracy!”. At a time when the future of Europe is more uncertain than ever before, we bring together leading and inspiring artists, thinkers, economists and politicians during a 4-day interdisciplinary programme to discuss Europe and its future.

More information: www.cultureforum.eu
 

publication date 1-5-2018

Guest resident Sawangwongse Yawnghwe

As of today, guest resident Sawangwongse Yawnghwe will work at the Rijksakademie during the month May.

Sawangwongse Yawnghwe is born in Shan State, Burma. His works critique dominant Burma-centric artistic and historical narratives by presenting a personal, fictive counter-historiography, through a fictional museum, and the feature of suppression—what remains under the surface or hidden. Yawnghwe’s grandfather, belonging to the Shan ethnic minority was the first president of Burma. He spoke out for the place of all minorities within the Burmese constitution. In the military coup in 1962, he was killed in custody. The forest camp in which the artist was born in exile, was controlled by the Shan State Army, that had been established with his grandmother’s help, after his grandfather, and his uncle were assassinated. ‘Yawnghwe Office in Exile’ is a large installative work, of a missing archive of suppressed histories and unrecorded moments, made in painting. Should politics one day turn around, his works could very well occupy a real museum located at his family’s palatial home in Yawnghwe, which he never saw. ‘If this were to be shown in a village somewhere in Shan State, it would not be the same as it is here. We might risk getting shot at. Recently there had been attacks by the Myanmar Military in the Northern Shan State. There, in Shan State, art is magic, art is somehow this special power. It would be only translatable in this sense.’ (SY in an interview with Joram Kraaijeveld for the exhibition 'Kamarados' at Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, 2015.) 
 
Fiction and reality meet within Yawnghwe’s thoroughly researched works. They represent an indictment, from an artist engaged with academics, human rights activists, journalists and writers working in Myanmar, and the writings of his father, who left diaries which the artist inherited after his death. Yawnghwe’s acute use of investigative methodology, is tempered by the way in which he uses it to approach philosophical problems about what history means when the narratives of minorities have been dismantled and erased. It is also a sharp critique of capital, while an attempt to describe its contradictions, political flows and fallouts.   

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publication date 1-5-2018

10th Berlin Biennale


10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art
We don’t need another hero
9 June – 9 September
www.berlinbiennale.de
 
We don’t need another hero is curated by Rijksakademie advisor Gabi Ngcobo with a curatorial team composed of Nomaduma Rosa Masilela, Serubiri Moses, Thiago de Paula Souza, and Yvette Mutumba.

Participating Rijksakademie alumni are:

Moshekwa Langa (ZA, RA 97/98)
Basir Mahmood (PK, RA 16/17)
Thierry Oussou (BJ, RA 15/16)
Sam Samiee (IR, RA 14/15)
 
 

publication date 15-3-2018

Emily Pethick new director Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

 
PRESS RELEASE


The Supervisory Board announces the appointment of Emily Pethick as the new general director of the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten in Amsterdam as of September 1, 2018. Pethick has been director of The Showroom in London since 2008. From 2005-2008 she worked in the Netherlands as director of Casco - Office for Art, Design and Theory in Utrecht. She has also been active as a freelance curator, writer, and served on numerous boards and juries. In addition to collaborations with many Dutch artists and cultural institutions, her professional experience shows an extensive international scope.

'With Emily Pethick, we bring one of the most interesting curator-directors back to the Netherlands', says Chris Buijink, chairman of the Supervisory Board. 'She has demonstrated in a variety of ways that she is committed both to contemporary art and the global developments in this field. She has led various organizations and has the necessary experience to successfully manage the Rijksakademie and broaden its public function'.

Pethick comments: ‘The prospect of working in an international artistic community situated in the heart of Amsterdam is truly exciting for me. I'm looking forward to leading the Rijksakademie as a vital site for artistic practice, critical thinking and exchange, and to connecting this with the wider public sphere in ways that are locally rooted and globally connected.’

Emily Pethick succeeds Els van Odijk, director since 2010. Van Odijk leaves the Rijksakademie after having successfully led the institute through a turbulent period. The Rijksakademie is very grateful to her.

The appointment of Pethick follows a selection procedure led by a committee consisting of members of the Supervisory Board of the Rijksakademie, as well as artists associated with the Rijksakademie. The selection process was supervised by Vanderkruijs Partners in Executive Search.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS

Emily Pethick (born in London) has been the director of The Showroom, London, since 2008. Previously, she was director of Casco, Office for Art, Design and Theory, in Utrecht, The Netherlands (2005-2008) and the curator at Cubitt, London (2003-2004). In 2016 she contributed to the research for a new institution in Amsterdam, commissioned by Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Ammodo. She currently co-leads the programme Curating Positions at the Dutch Art Institute. She has contributed to catalogues and magazines, including Artforum, Frieze, Afterall, and The Exhibitionist, and edited numerous books, including Wendelien van Oldenborgh’s monograph Amateur (Sternberg Press, 2016); Circular Facts (2011, with Mai Abu EIDahab and Binna Choi) and Cluster: Dialectionary (2014, with Binna Choi, Maria Lind and Natasa Petresin-Bachelez, pub. Sternberg Press). She was a member of the jury of the 2017 Turner Prize.

The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is an international residency program in Amsterdam aiming at developing talent in the visual arts. Emerging professional artists from the Netherlands and the rest of the world are offered a platform for further development and deepening of their work and practice. Presentation of the work and connections to an international network forms part of the two-year residency program. For many Dutch and international alumni the residency has led to their international breakthrough.

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NOTES FOR EDITORS (not for publication)

For further information, please contact: Danielle Kars (secretarial office), via directie@rijksakademie.nl or +31 (0)20 527 0341.


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Emily Pethick (photo: Christa Holka) Emily Pethick (photo: Christa Holka)

publication date 21-2-2018

Artist(ic) Life Phases, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam

De Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize introduces....

Parallel to the exhibition Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs 2018, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam organises a series of conversations under the title de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prize introduces..... These series - intended for artists and art professionals at the beginning of their careers - takes place or five Fridays between February 16th and April 13th.

Artist(ic) Life Phases: Artist talks on life beyond the breakthrough

As the second event of the series “de Volkskrant Beeldende Kunst Prijs Introduces…”, Stedelijk Museum Schiedam presents - in collaboration with the Rijksakademie - an event with artist talks by different generations of Rijksakademie alumni.
 
Together with artists Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen, Dina Danish, Berend Strik, and moderated by former Rijksakademie director Janwillem Schrofer, artistic and professional development after first successes will be explored and discussed.
 
For younger artists there are many options for education and development: from master courses to post-academic institutions such as the Rijksacademie, and other possibilities like global residency programs - the last for all ages but perhaps best suited for the flexible life of the younger artist. But what comes after? What possibilities and pitfalls to expect? And how to prepare yourself to keep on making, working, and learning, a lifelong?
 
Sander Breure and Witte van Hulzen (RA 16/17) recently finished their residency at the Rijksakademie. They will reflect on their current momentum as they found through the convent-like characteristics of the residency, a phase defined for them by finding your own drives and developing your own artistic criteria for your work. Dina Danish (RA 09/10), will talk about slowing down, after the rush of requests following the years of the Rijksakademie, and on restructuring her practice after becoming a parent. Berend Strik (RA 85/88) will reflect on experiences from 3 decades of successful artistic practice, following the words he heard as a young artist: "it’s easier to become an artist then to stay one" — although he never fully agreed.

Friday 2 March 2018
15:00 to 17:00 h. (doors open from 14:30 hours)

Tickets €7.50 | € 5 for students, including free entrance before the event
Location: Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Language: English
Sign up at: info@stedelijkmuseumschiedam.nl
More information
 

publication date 20-2-2018

Sonic Acts 2018

Unpacking the Processes of Artistic Knowledge

The second edition of Sonic Acts Academy takes place from 23 to 25 February 2018 at various venues in Amsterdam, including several pre-festival events at the EYE Filmmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and the Rijksakademie. Over the course of three days, Sonic Acts Academy will invite artists and thinkers to expand on their artistic research through lectures, artist presentations, films, performances and workshops. The complete programme and timetable are now online. Tickets are on sale at www.sonicacts.com.

Speculation as Interface
workshop

Location - Rijksakademie Amsterdam
Dates - 21-23 February
Time - 10:00 – 17:30 hours

This hands-on workshop explores disruptive technologies and instigates an ongoing discussion about alternative ways of creating communities. Artists Mario de Vega and Victor Mazón Gardoqui, who run the research platform r-aw.cc, lead the workshop. Their practice investigates speculative processes and strategies of pedagogy. Through building custom logarithmic detectors and site-specific actions, participants will learn methods of translating wireless architecture into material sound and use media intervention as a means to explore, control, and interrupt local signals and radio transmissions. The workshop is a co-production of Sonic Acts & Paradiso and part of Re-Imagine Europe, co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union.
 

publication date 13-2-2018

New acquisitions in the library

The Rijksakademie library is open to the public. The collection follows national and international developments in art; the resident artists make suggestions for the acquisition of new books and journals.

The acquisition lists with new books, DVDs and magazines are published periodically and can be found here.

Opening hours
Wednesday till Friday / 11.00 - 17.00 hours

 
The latest acquisitions, February 2018 The latest acquisitions, February 2018

publication date 13-2-2018

ARCOmadrid 2018

ARCOmadrid
21 - 25 februari 2018


Residents and alumni

Carlos Amorales - Pelaires (Palma de Mallorca, ES)
Rosa Barba - Parra & Romero (Madrid, ES)
Otto Berchem - Instituto de Visión (Bogotá, CO)
Jeremiah Day - Arcade (London, GB)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Armen Eloyan - Tim Van Laere (Antwerp, BE)
Mounir Fatmi - Adn Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Alex Farrar - Dürst Britt & Mayhew (The Hague, NL)
Jakup Ferri - andriesse eyck (Amsterdam, NL)
Alicia Framis - Horrach Moyà (Palma de Mallorca, ES); Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Dora García - Michel Rein (Paris, FR), ProjecteSD (Barcelona, ES); Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Carlos Irijalba - (Moisés Pérez de Albéniz (Madrid, ES)
Folkert de Jong - Luis Adelantado (Valencia, ES)
Raja'a Khalid - Grey Noise (Dubai, AE)
Guillaume Leblon - Jocelyn Wolff (Paris, FR)
Pere Llobera - F2 Galería (Madrid, ES)
Dora Longo Bahia - Pedro Cera (Lisbon, PT), Vermelho (São Paolo, BR)
David Maljkovic - Dvir Gallery (Tel Aviv, IL)
Andrian Melis - Adn Galería (Barcelona, ES)
Hans Op de Beeck - Krinzinger (Vienna, AT)
Amalia Pica - Instituto de Visión (Bogotá, CO), König Galerie (Berlin, DE) - special project
Pablo Pijnappel - Cavalo (Rio de Janeiro, BR)
Fernando Sánchez Castillo - Juana de Aizpuru (Madrid, ES)
Dierk Schmidt - Kow (Berlin, DE)
Pep Vidal - Adn Galería (Barcelona, ES), Lmno (Brussels, BE)
Marijke van Warmerdam - Estrany-de la Mota (Barcelona, ES)
Aimée Zito Lema - Zmud (Buenos Aires, AR)


 

publication date 8-2-2018

Pauline Curnier Jardin wins NN Group Art Award 2018

Rijksakademie alumna Pauline Curnier Jardin (RA 15/16) wins the 2nd NN Group Art Award, presented during the opening night of Art Rotterdam.

The jury is of the opinion that Pauline Curnier Jardin’s (Marseille, 1980) work rewrites the conventional creation of the world and offers feminist alternatives that are often intractable and rebellious. Curnier Jardin’s films, performances and installations are critical, but at the same time full of humorous and philosophical elements and surprising twists, says the jury. The jury values that Curnier Jardin represents the hard contrasts that are central to her themes in a poetic way. In 2017, Curnier Jardin gained international visibility at the 57th Venice Biennale, where she participated with a film installation.

Nominations

A total of 41 Art Rotterdam gallery holders nominated artists and provided documentary material. The jury picked four nominees for the NN Group Art Award:

Salim Bayri – SIGN
Pauline Curnier Jardin – Ellen de Bruijne Projects
Rafaël Rozendaal – Upstream Gallery
Sam Samiee (RA 14/15) – (re)D., Antwerp

2017

In 2017 alumnus Florian Quistrebert (RA 12/13) and his brother Michael won the first edition of the NN Group Art Award.
gallery owner Ellen de Bruijne, Pauline Curnier Jardin and CEO NN Group Lard Friese. Photo Joost de Leij gallery owner Ellen de Bruijne, Pauline Curnier Jardin and CEO NN Group Lard Friese. Photo Joost de Leij Pauline Curnier Jardin's work. Photo Joost de Leij Pauline Curnier Jardin's work. Photo Joost de Leij

publication date 31-1-2018

Art Rotterdam 2018

Art Rotterdam
8 / 11 February 2018
www.artrotterdam.com


Residents and alumni

Juliaan Andeweg - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Gijs Assmann - Nouvelles Images (Den Haag)
Tim Ayres - Roger Katwijk (Amsterdam)
Maura Biava - Caroline O'Breen (Amsterdam)
Catherine Biocca - PSM (Berlijn, DE) - Commonities
Maze de Boer - Tijdelijk Museum (Amsterdam) - Intersections
Melanie Bonajo - Akinci (Amsterdam)
Inez de Brauw - Vriend van Bavink (Amsterdam)
Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam) - CinemaM cinema
Olga Chernysheva - Galerie Iragui (Moskou, RU)
Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)
Charlotte Dumas - andriesse van eyck (Amsterdam)
Jakup Ferri - andriesse van eyck (Amsterdam)
Meschac Gaba - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Marije Gertenbach - dudokdegroot (Amsterdam) - Commonities
Ceel Mogami de Haas - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam)
Jasper Hagenaar - Ornis A. (Amsterdam)
Folkert de Jong - Fons Welters (Amsterdam)
Arthur Kleinjan - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam)
Klaas Kloosterboer - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam), Kristof de Clerq (Gent, BE)
Paul Kooiker - Zink (Seubersdorf in der Oberpflaz, DE)
Marijn van Kreij - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Joost Krijnen - Gerhard Hofland (Amsterdam)
Kiki Lamers - Francis Boeke (Amsterdam)
Marius Lut - Billytown (Den Haag) - New Art Section
Jean-Baptiste Maitre - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Monali Meher - Lumen Travo (Amsterdam)
Christine Moldrickx - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Arkady Nasonov - Galerie Iragui (Moskou, RU)
Lucia Nimcová - Krokus Gallery (Bratislava, SK)
Ahmet Ögüt - Witte de With (Rotterdam) - New Art Section
Hans Op de Beeck - Ron Mandos (Amsterdam) - Projections
Lisa Oppenheim - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam)
Oscar Abraham Pabón - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Amalia Pica - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Annaïk Lou Pitteloud - Barbara Seiler (Zürich, CH)
Florian & Michael Quistrebert - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam)
Gino Saccone - Mieke van Schaijk (Den Bosch)
Sam Samiee - (re)D. Gallery (Antwerpen, BE) - CitizenM cinema
Sarah van Sonsbeeck - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam)
Nicoline Timmer - andriesse van eyck (Amsterdam)
Nora Turato - Juliètte Jongma (Amsterdam)
Marianne Veirø - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)
Sarah Verbeek - Annet Gelink (Amsterdam)
Koen Vermeule - Borzo (Amsterdam)
Ronald Versloot - Maurits van de Laar (Den Haag)
Evi Vingerling - tegenboschvanvreden (Amsterdam), Kristof de Clerq (Gent, BE)
Anne de Vries - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam) - Open Air / cinemaM cinema
Dan Walwin - Kunstfort vijfhuizen (Vijfhuizen) - Intersections
Robbert Weide - Martin van Zomeren (Amsterdam)
Roman Wolgin - Stigter Van Doesburg (Amsterdam)
Sylvie Zijlmans & Hewald Jongenelis - andriesse van eyck (Amsterdam)
Ton Zwerver - C&H Gallery (Amsterdam)


NN Group Art Award stand

Pauline Curnier Jardin - Ellen de Bruijne Projects (Amsterdam)
Sam Samiee - (re)D. Gallery (Antwerpen, BE)


Prospects & Concepts - Mondriaan Fonds toont talent

Riley Harmon, Naïmé Perrette, Sam Samiee


Elsewhere in Rotterdam

'Media fragments and Landscapes'
Wilfried Lentz
Praneet Soi (solo)

'Prix de Rome Beeldende Kunst 2017'
De Kunsthal
Melanie Bonajo, Katarina Zdjelar

'De collectie belicht door Charlotte Dumas'
Nederlands Fotomuseum

'Gaia in the Anthropocene'
garage
Milena Bonilla, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Thierry Oussou

'In a World We Can't See'
TENT
Arthur Kleinjan, Ine Lamers

publication date 17-1-2018

International Film Festival Rotterdam 2018

International Film Festival Rotterdam
24 January - 4 February 2018
www.iffr.com


On January 24th the International Film Festival Rotterdam opens. Many alumni show their (latest) work:


Ammodo Tiger Short Competition

Monira Al Qadiri, 'The Craft', 2017


Bright Future 2018

Rosa Barba, 'Enigmatic Whisper', 2017

Martha Colburn, 'Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand', 2018

Agnieszka Polska, 'What the Sun Has Seen', 2017

Sara Rajaei, 'A Composition in Blue, Red & Other Colours', 2018


Curtain Call

Yin-ju Chen, 'Extrastellar Evaluations III: Entropy: 25800', 2018

Valérie Mannaerts, 'Private Human', 2017

Sarah van Sonsbeeck, 'Shelter #6', 2017


Voices Short

Anna Franceschini, 'What Time Is Love?', 2017


Events tijdens IFFR

Yael Bartana
30 January, 14:30-16:00 hours
'big talk'

Martha Colburn
28 January, start 21:30 hours
WORM (Boomgaardstraat 71)
'The Wanderlust West' (sound//vision)
 
Monira Al Qadiri, 'The Craft', 2017 Monira Al Qadiri, 'The Craft', 2017 Rosa Barba, 'Enigmatic Whisper', 2017 Rosa Barba, 'Enigmatic Whisper', 2017 Martha Colburn, 'Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand', 2018 Martha Colburn, 'Western Wild...or how I found Wanderlust and met Old Shatterhand', 2018 Agnieszka Polska, 'What the Sun Has Seen', 2017 Agnieszka Polska, 'What the Sun Has Seen', 2017 Sara Rajaei, 'A Composition in Blue, Red & Other Colours', 2018 Sara Rajaei, 'A Composition in Blue, Red & Other Colours', 2018 Yin-ju Chen, 'Extrastellar Evaluations III: Entropy: 25800', 2018 Yin-ju Chen, 'Extrastellar Evaluations III: Entropy: 25800', 2018 Valérie Mannaerts, 'Private Human', 2017 Valérie Mannaerts, 'Private Human', 2017 Sarah van Sonsbeeck, 'Shelter #6', 2017 Sarah van Sonsbeeck, 'Shelter #6', 2017 Anna Franceschini, 'What Time Is Love?', 2017 Anna Franceschini, 'What Time Is Love?', 2017

publication date 24-1-2018

The Gallerists: radical mediators in contemporary art from the sixties onwards

On four Tuesdays in January and February, Rijksakademie hosts 'The Gallerists', a series of intimate conversations with renowned (former) gallery owners from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands, discussing their motivation, vision and experiences in running a gallery for contemporary art.

With Galerie René Block, Wide White Space, Konrad Fischer Galerie, The Living Room, Galerie van Gelder, Art & Project en Lumen Travo.

Location
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten

Dates
Dinsdag 30 januari, dinsdag 6 februari, dinsdag 20 februari, dinsdag 27 februari

Time
17:00 - 19:00 hours
Doors open at 16:30 hours

Tickets
8 euros (students 5 euros)
Tickets will be sold at the door.
Reservations via thegallerists.ams@gmail.com

Language
English

Organisers
Daniela Apice, Noor Mertens, Dorothé Orczyk

PROGRAM

Established and former gallery owners from Belgium, Germany and the Netherlands are invited to share their visions, motivations and practical experiences through a series of public conversations. The discussions will focus on galleries that have played an important role in positioning contemporary art and artists in the recent past, such as Wide White Space, Konrad Fischer Galerie,
Galerie René Block and Art & Project, as well as galleries that now stand in the footsteps of these ‘pioneers’ of the post-war period. For the latter, the focus is on the Dutch gallery landscape with contributions from Peer Veneman and Bart van de Ven (The Living Room), Kees van Gelder
(Galerie van Gelder) and Marianne van Tilborg (Lumen Travo).

This series of conversations aims to provide insight into the functioning of galleries for contemporary art by drawing on the experience of an older generation of renowned gallery owners.

30 January 2018

Galerie René Block (Berlin, 1964-1979)

René Block opened his gallery in 1964 in former West Berlin with the exhibition ‘Neodada, Pop, Décollage, Kapitalistischer Realismus’, presenting at the time unknown artists such as Gerhard Richter, Sigmar Polke, Joseph Beuys, Nam June Paik and Wolf Vostell. Two years later he launched Edition Block. Block’s continuous work with artists resulted in the publication of portfolios with prints and multiples, the organization of concerts and performances and subsequently the opening of a branch in New York in 1974 with the happening ‘I like America and America likes me’ by Beuys. 

Lumen Travo (Amsterdam, 1985-present)

Marianne van Tilborg opened a gallery in her apartment on Amsterdam’s Spui square in 1985. From the outset she presented artists from abroad and, with equally strong ties within the local arts scene, she was the first to put on a solo exhibition of the work of the legendary Peter Giele. Since 1993 the gallery has been situated on the Lijnbaansgracht. With its continuous broad focus, the program consists out of exhibitions with artists such as Shirin Neshat, Meschac Gaba, Monali Meher, Otobong Nkanga and Ni Haifeng.
 

6 February 2018

Galerie Van Gelder (Amsterdam, 1985-present)

In 1985, Kees van Gelder started a gallery on the second floor of a industrial building in the Planciusstraat in Amsterdam. His aim was to create an open-minded space where artists, particularly those from abroad, could express themselves. His programme is often of a contemplative nature. For several years Van Gelder has been running an online platform dedicated to multiples (thearchiveislimited.com) and is also the publisher of the bilingual art magazine CUT.

Wide White Space (Antwerp, 1966-1976)

Wide White Space was founded by Anny De Decker and artist Bernd Lohaus in Antwerp in 1966 and was managed by them both until it closed in 1976. De Decker and Lohaus were instrumental in making collectors, critics, institutions and the public appreciative of new ways in which artists were attempting to come to terms with reality. They also contributed actively to a change in mentality towards contemporary art by giving ‘avant-garde’ artists a platform and working in close collaboration with them.
 

20 February 2018

Konrad Fischer Galerie (Düsseldorf, 1967-present)

Konrad Fischer Galerie was inaugurated in October 1967 in an archway that served as a tiny exhibition space in the centre of Düsseldorf. The gallery opened with an exhibition of works by Carl Andre, when minimal and conceptual art were virtually unknown in Europe. Together with his partner Dorothee Fischer, Konrad promoted new tendencies and forms in contemporary art, without focusing on a specific medium or stopping at a certain artistic trend, thereby engaging their widespread network consisting of artists, collectors and institutions.
 
The Living Room (Amsterdam, 1981-1993)

The Living Room was launched in a small third-floor apartment in East Amsterdam in 1982 by art history student Bart van de Ven and artist Peer Veneman. The gallery’s focus was on painting and sculpture, most often from a select group of Dutch artists working in the typically anti-academic, ‘wild’ style of the early 1980s. After moving to Amsterdam’s city centre in 1983, and up until its closure in 1993, the activity of the gallery became increasingly formalised. The gallery’s production of catalogues and its participation in several international art fairs, underlined The Living Room’s professional acclaim and secured their influence well beyond the borders of the Netherlands.
 
 
27 February 2018
 
Art & Project (Amsterdam, 1968-2001)

The Amsterdam-based Art & Project gallery was founded in 1968 by Geert van Beijeren and Adriaan van Ravesteijn. In its 20 year existence, the gallery supported an international group of artists associated with different movements, a.o. minimal and conceptual art, by both organizing exhibitions and distributing an information bulletin. The gallery worked with artists like Robert Barry, Alighiero e Boetti, Daniel Buren, William Leavitt, Sol LeWitt and Lawrence Weiner.
 
 
 

publication date 2-12-2017

Book launch: 'Illusions of the Frisian Landscape' by Eric Giraudet de Boudemange


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 6-7-2017

Rijksakademie announces artists Residency 2018

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

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

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

The artists of the 2018 residency year:

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

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

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

publication date 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 21-4-2017

La Biennale di Venezia

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


- Central exhibition -


VIVA ARTE VIVA

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


- National pavilions -


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


-
Collateral Events -


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

* solo presentations



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

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

publication date 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

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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

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"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