publication date 4-10-2018

Shortlist Future Generation Art Prize 2019

Rijksakademie alumni Monira Al Qadiri (RA 16/17) and Yu Araki (guestresident in 2018) are shortlisted for the fith edition of the Future Generation Art Prize.

The Future Generation Art Prize is a biannual global contemporary art prize open to all artists aged 35 or younger from anywhere in the world, working in any medium. Shortlisted artists will be commissioned to create new works on view in exhibitions at the PinchukArtCentre in Kyiv (1 February - 14 April) and the Venice Biennale (9 May - September 2019).

The Future Generation Art Prize 2019 Award Ceremony will take place in March 2019.

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 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 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 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 6-3-2018

Em’kal Eyongakpa receives Henrike Grohs Art Award

Rijksakademie alumnus Em’kal Eyongakpa (born 1981 in Mamfe, Cameroon) is the first recipient of the Henrike Grohs Art Award, conceived by the Goethe-Institut and the Grohs family. He will be awarded with a € 20.000 cash prize on 13 March 2018 in Abidjan.

The jury states: “The jury unanimously awards the inaugural Henrike Grohs Art Award to Em’kal Eyongakpa for his poetic, subtle and subjective approach. His work expresses universal concerns of humanity. The multidisciplinary stance of his practice that includes knowledge derived from science, ethnobotany, magical realism, experimentation and utopia, aptly responds to the core values of the Henrike Grohs Art Award.”


The Henrike Grohs Art Award is a biennial prize dedicated to artists who are living and working in Africa and practicing in the field of visual arts. It recognises the lifetime achievements of the former Head of the Goethe-Institut in Abidjan, Henrike Grohs, who was killed on 13 March 2016 in a terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire.

Klaus-Dieter Lehmann, President of the Goethe-Institut: “We have not only lost a highly esteemed and beloved colleague in Henrike Grohs but also a person who carried hope into the world with her beliefs and actions. Therefore, it is of particular importance to link the memory of Henrike Grohs to a viewpoint that reflects her work and desires. This has come to fruition in the prize, as it promotes the cause of Henrike Grohs: To support African creative artists and make a contribution towards international dialogue. I would like to congratulate the first prize winner Em’kal Eyongakpa with whom, after an intensive selection process, the judges have made an excellent choice.”

Jury members

- Koyo Kouoh (Artistic Director, RAW Material Company, Dakar)
- Laurence Bonvin (artist and representative of the Grohs family, Berlin)
- Raphael Chikukwa (Chief Curator, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare)
- Simon Njami (Curator, Paris)

More information

Em'kal Eyongakpa
Henrike Grohs Award