New Year Gallery Weekend
On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January, Amsterdam Art invites you to the Amsterdam Gallery Weekend - the start of the year celebrations.
On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January, Amsterdam Art invites you to the Amsterdam Gallery Weekend - the start of the year celebrations.
Are you ready to jump back into Amsterdam's art scene by exploring the latest exhibitions in town? On Friday 19 and Saturday 20 January, Amsterdam Art invites you to the Amsterdam Gallery Weekend - the start of the year celebrations. Additionally to two guided tours, our team has put together DIY tours for those who want to explore galleries at their own pace. These galleries are thoughtfully chosen and conveniently close to each other and are made for showing visitors the different galleries in Amsterdam. With lots of different tours, there's something interesting for everyone to enjoy.
Image credits: We Exhale, Tanja Engelbert, 2023. On show at Galerie Caroline O'Breen.
Recent gatherings have shown a clear desire and support within the art community to engage in dialogue and promote unity. Amsterdam Art strongly believes in the unifying power of art. Community serves as a crucial anchor, with art serving as a catalyst for meaningful conversations.
Margret Wibmer, an Amsterdam based international artist with Austrian roots, works in various media such as photography, performance art, sculpture and video. She explores relationships between bodies, objects and spaces, using ambiguity and the principle of chance as a method to deconstruct processes, norms and values deeply embedded in our societies. Particularly in her performances in which the audience became involved as actors.
We are pleased to announce the 12th edition of Amsterdam Art Week. The rich programme of exhibitions and events will take place on from 29 May till 2 June 2024. Amsterdam will again become the stage of contemporary art, hosted by 50+ leading art venues throughout the city. From galleries and museums to project spaces and residencies.
Amsterdam Art is looking for an intern (mbo/hbo/wo) with a love of contemporary art and the city of Amsterdam. Someone with a creative writing style, who knows their way around social media and understands how to build an online community.
'The moment when aesthetics triumph over functionality, that marked a very clear turning point for me, I realised: ah, I am a collector'
Get ready to jump back into Amsterdam's exciting art world once again! As the gallery season begins on the 8-9 September, new exhibitions are popping up in galleries across the city. To help you explore all the contemporary art on display, we've put together special guided tours for you to join during the festive weekend. Let us lead you through the galleries of Amsterdam, making it simple for you to enjoy the art. Whether you prefer walking or biking, we have routes suitable for all ages that take you to different galleries throughout the city.
Save the Date: Opening of the Gallery Season
Have you spotted Amsterdam Art Week 2023 in your favourite publication yet? We're hugely appreciative of the positive coverage we've received from the media so far, with articles published in the likes of Het Parool, Metropolis M, AT5, NPO Radio 1 and much more.
We’re now happy to introduce our latest ambassador for Amsterdam Art Week 2023, Ahmed Emin Batman! A multi-talented visual artist, content creator and architect-to-be, Ahmed is born and raised in Amsterdam, and has been a vital part of the cultural scene here for many years.
We are happy to introduce you to our ambassador Jochem Leegstra who is the founder and creative director of ...,staat since 2000 and recently became the initiator and a co-publisher of the platform THE NEW STIJL. Art plays an important part in his life as for him it is a source of inspiration and serves as a catalyst for conversations. It evokes various emotions and perspectives, whether it's visual arts (which is also connected to our daily work) or theatre, dance, music and spoken word.
As galleries play a significant role in Amsterdam Art Week 2023, we are excited to have a gallerist as one of our ambassadors who will provide a valuable perspective from the galleries, offering insights into the art environment in Amsterdam. Meet Joyce Bidouzo - a creative consultant for international fashion and luxury lifestyle brands, who followed his passion for art. He is the founder of ILÉ, a state-of-the-art online gallery that focuses on showcasing the works of trans-disciplinary artists who are at the forefront of the contemporary art movement known as the 'Nouvelle Vague' in Benin, West Africa, and its global diaspora.
The Amsterdam Art Team takes great pleasure in introducing our ambassador, Aveline Gevaerts. Not only does she bring a fresh perspective, but she also shares a special connection with us, having been a part of the Amsterdam Art team herself. It is truly exciting to have her on board and explore her perspective on the Amsterdam art scene, particularly given that her journey in the art world started right here with us. Avealine is now the Arts and Culture manager at Nxt Museum and is always surrounded by incredible new media installations, and in close contact with a bunch of inspiring artists that use the latest software and technologies to dive into today’s and tomorrow’s societal developments.
Did you know that 50% of the artists showcased in our galleries are female? We are very proud of this statistic and aspire to further increase this percentage in the years ahead. With this in mind, we introduce you to our ambassador Milou Deelen, who brings a new perspective on the Amsterdam art scene through a feminist lens.
Meet our seventh ambassador who people describe as a curator for art and people - Alfredo Cramerotti. He is a curator, writer, broadcaster, publisher and organiser of modern & contemporary art, film and video, performance, photography, conference and Verse / online formats.
Studio visits are undoubtedly one of the highlights of this year's Amsterdam Art Week, and we are thrilled to announce and introduce our ambassador, Molly Palmer, who will be opening her studio for visitors to explore! As an accomplished artist, Molly's perspective on the Amsterdam art scene offers a unique opportunity to explore it through the eyes of a creator, providing valuable insights and enriching the experience for all visitors.
We are delighted to introduce Cathelijne Blok as our fifth ambassador for this year's Amsterdam Art Week! With her strong focus on inclusivity and hospitality in the art world, she aligns perfectly with our mission for creating a welcoming space for all.
This year's Amsterdam Art Week is proud to present a lineup of ambassadors with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, offering unique insights into the city's vibrant art scene. We're excited for you to meet our fourth ambassador, Jade Olieberg, whose artistic viewpoint promises to bring a fresh and creative feature to the art week.
We are honoured to introduce Ron Simpson as our second Amsterdam Art Week ambassador, whose unique perspective and exciting plans for the event are sure to spark your enthusiasm and curiosity!
Amsterdam Art Week attracts art collectors from all over the world to explore the over 50 participating galleries, project spaces, residencies, and museums. With such a diverse range of offerings, there is no doubt that you will find a piece of art that catches your eye and may even become a part of your collection. That is why we are thrilled to have Anna Kuznetsova as our third ambassador, offering a valuable perspective on Amsterdam's contemporary art scene from the viewpoint of an art collector.
As we prepare to celebrate the upcoming Amsterdam Art Week, we are thrilled to introduce a diverse range of ambassadors, each with their unique perspectives on the city's art scene, who will add an exciting and varied dimension to the festivities.
After months of preparations behind the scenes, we are thrilled to announce that the public programme of Amsterdam Art Week 2023 is now live! From 31 May to 4 June, Amsterdam Art Week will transform the capital into an international hub for art lovers, collectors, art professionals and artists. Visitors are invited to discover the most fascinating art(ists) at more than 50 locations across the city: from renowned galleries, residencies and museums to new institutions and experimental project spaces.
Amsterdam Art is looking for talented and enthusiastic volunteers to make Amsterdam Art Week 2023 a success.Amsterdam Art is committed to strengthening Amsterdam's position as an international hub for contemporary art. This culminates during the annual Amsterdam Art Week. Together with 50+ leading galleries, museums, residencies and project spaces, Amsterdam Art presents a vibrant week full of openings, artist talks, performances, screenings, gallery visits and open studios.
Amsterdam Art Week is the place to discover what Amsterdam has to offer in the field of contemporary art. The event is a collaboration between the most important institutions in Amsterdam's contemporary art world. During Amsterdam Art Week, the capital turns into an international meeting place for art lovers, collectors, art professionals and promising and renowned artists. For five days, art professionals and art lovers will be introduced to the latest developments in contemporary art at the almost 50 participating galleries, project spaces, museums and residencies. During Amsterdam Art Week, the participants present a varied programme of exhibitions, openings, performances, screenings, lectures and artists' talks. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 31 May until 4 June, 2023.
The city of Amsterdam is a true hotspot for contemporary art. The large quantity and diversity of art exhibitions and associated galleries in the city can be overwhelming. The team of Amsterdam Art is here to help you out. We set up a gallery tour route through the south of Amsterdam. The tour shows you different parts of the diverse and vibrant south side of Amsterdam, from the Pijp through the Museum Quarter, this route is a perfect way to get better acquainted with this part of the city. During this walking or biking tour through the city, you will visit four different galleries each with its own specialty. These exhibitions are on show for the coming weeks, take your chance and emerge yourself in Amsterdam’s gallery scene.
Martina Halsema has been appointed as the new director of Amsterdam Art. She will take over from Nina Folkersma on 1 January. Halsema has been with Amsterdam Art since 2020 as Head of Programme and Partnerships and knows the organisation and the partners associated with Amsterdam Art inside out.
Amsterdam Art announces the imminent departure of director Nina Folkersma. Recently, following the evaluation of the last edition, the board, the director, the team and various stakeholders have intensively discussed the future of Amsterdam Art. Nina has concluded that for the next phase in Amsterdam Art's new direction, she is no longer the right person to lead the organisation and a continuation does not fit within her personal ambitions. As a result, she has decided not to renew her contract at Amsterdam Art with effect from January 2023.Nina Folkersma: "Over the past two years, I have dedicated myself to Amsterdam Art with great enthusiasm and energy. Both in terms of artistic content, visibility, public outreach, fundraising and cooperation partners, important steps have been taken and change processes initiated to strengthen Amsterdam Art's position within the ecosystem. I look back with pride and pleasure on two successful editions of Amsterdam Art Week and on the cooperation with my formidable team. After careful consideration, however, I have concluded that my artistic and leadership qualities do not do sufficient justice in this organisation. Therefore, in close consultation with the board, I have decided to leave Amsterdam Art and look for new artistic challenges."Board: "The board regrets that Nina will be leaving Amsterdam Art, but understands her decision. We have come to know Nina as a strong substantive leader who has achieved a lot for Amsterdam Art in a short period of time. She has made the organisation more inclusive and managed to involve new partners from all city districts, but also increased Amsterdam Art's public awareness. We are grateful to Nina for her role and contribution to Amsterdam Art and wish her every success in her next step."From January 2023, Martina Halsema will take over the daily management of Amsterdam Art until and including the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week (31 May - 4 June 2023). In the meantime, the board is considering the future composition of the management.
Amsterdam Art X PAN Amsterdam From 20-27 November the 35th edition of PAN Amsterdam, the fair in art, antiques and design, takes place in RAI Amsterdam. During the fair PAN Podium offers the visitors a varied programme full of inspiring talks and interactive presentations. The programming per day is centered around a different theme. All fair visitors are welcome to join. Just like last year, Amsterdam Art contributes to Pan Podium with two talks: Beyond the Trend: Engaging Contemporary Art from Africa and Women in Tech.
Amsterdam Art is pleased to announce the dates of the 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week. From Wednesday 31 May to Sunday 4 June 2023, Amsterdam will be the stage for contemporary visual art. Together with galleries, museums, project spaces and residencies, we will present a multifaceted programme. This consists of exhibitions, artist talks, debates, lectures, performances, film screenings and gallery tours. Aadditionally, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, the centre for international, multidisciplinary talent in the city, is again an important partner for the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week. The Open Studios take place from 1 to 4 and 8 to11 juni 2023.Public ProgrammeAmsterdam Art Week offers a vibrant Public Programme for art and culture lovers. This is the moment to discover the latest developments in the field of contemporary visual art. Whether you are looking for young artists or established names, you want to expand your collection or visit a gallery for the first time, Amsterdam Art Week is your compass in the contemporary art world. Would you like to keep up to date with the programme? Follow us on social media or sign up for the newsletter.Programme for ProfessionalsDuring Amsterdam Art Week, we organise a Professionals Programme especially for (international) art professionals working in the cultural sector, such as artists, curators, museum directors. Would you like to participate the next edition? Then send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org mentioning your name, position and the name of your organisation. We will keep you informed about the programme. Also, we offer a tailor made Visitor Programme for (inter)national cultural groups. If you are interested, please contact email@example.com for more information.Programme for collectorsFor (inter)national collectors, Amsterdam Art organises an exclusive programme during Amsterdam Art Week. Would you like to participate? Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and address and you will receive an invitation for the programme.Participating institutionsAround 50 institutions active in the field of contemporary art will participate in Amsterdam Art Week 2023. Until 30 October 2022, institutions can submit an exhibition plan for Amsterdam Art Week. The selection committee will evaluate these applications on artistic quality. After 15 November, Amsterdam Art will announce the participants for the next edition.Amsterdam Art | Connecting art in the citySince its first edition in 2012, Amsterdam Art has been committed to strengthening the position of Amsterdam as an international centre for contemporary art. We encourage cooperation between various art institutions and promote the most cutting-edge artists and exhibitions in the capital city.
Please note that the deadline to apply for Amsterdam Art Week 2023 has expired.
Discover the Amsterdam art scene with the new Amsterdam Art Guide!The new Amsterdam Art Guide is now avaiblable. At our participating locations and at various cultural venues in Amsterdam you can pick up a free copy of the guide. In the Amsterdam Art Guide you'll find an overview of all organisations in the field of contemporary visual arts, connected to Amsterdam Art. The guide contains a handy map and is divided by district, so you can easily combine a visit to multiple locations in one area.The guide contains practical information and a description of the participating locations and the artists they represent. For an up-to-date overview of current exhibitions and other events, the guide uses a QR code to refer to the agenda of this website.
On 2 and 3 September GalleryViewer and Amsterdam Art host the start of the gallery season. During this festive weekend the Amsterdam galleries open their doors to the public with the first exhibition of the season. This is the opportunity to discover new contemporary art and to get informed about the latest developments in the art field. For the Opening of the Gallery Season, GalleryViewer developed a free map with all participating Amsterdam galleries. This will be available on September 3 at the GalleryViewer Hotspot at Keizersgracht 241 in Amsterdam.
Nice weather? Visit the gardens and terraces of AmsterdamDid you know that many of our participants have a location with a beautiful garden? In the middle of a busy city, hidden behind imposing facades, you often find a green oasis. Here you can find peace and embrace the silence or cool off in the shade. We have listed 9 tips for exhibition venues with a garden or a summer terrace that you should not miss. And the best part is: you can combine it with a visit to an exhibition.
This September The Ravestijn Gallery celebrates its 10th anniversary. The gallery was founded in 2012 by Jasper Bode and Narda van ‘t Veer with a focus on inquisitive and provocative approaches to contemporary photography. This year, the gallery also became a participant of Amsterdam Art and joined in the 10th anniversary edition of Amsterdam Art Week. Reason enough to sit down with Narda van ‘t Veer and look back on the jubilee of the gallery, the start of her career, the Amsterdam contemporary art scene and the future of photography as an art form.
In March this year, Amsterdam Art started a collaboration with the podcast channel Art City Amsterdam. Art City Amsterdam is a podcast about Amsterdam’s art worlds, hosted by Rubiah Balsem (Studio Balsem, founder) and Nina Folkersma (Amsterdam Art, director). Nina is taking over as co-host from her predecessor, Joost Bosland (Stevenson Amsterdam). The first episode of the new season is now available.
For Amsterdam Art Week we collaborated with HART. HART is a Belgian magazine about art. It brings stories and reflections, features well-known and less-known names and everything it finds relevant today. Especially for Amsterdam Art, HART is raffling off a package with the thirty last issues it made since it took a new direction in September 2019.
If you visited one or more locations / programmes during Amsterdam Art Week, we would like to hear your opinion about the event. Participate in the visitor survey of Amsterdam Art Week and you could win one of the five Amsterdam Art Week totebags, filled with goodies. Filling out the questionnaire only takes you 5 minutes. We will use the results to evaluate and to improve the next edition of Amsterdam Art Week.
The 10th edition of Amsterdam Art Week drew to a successful close on Sunday 15 May 2022. No less than 65 participating galleries, museums, project spaces and residencies presented a five day vibrant programme, all over Amsterdam. The theme of this extra festive edition was Celebrate Change. Watch the aftermovie of Amsterdam Art Week 2022 here:
From 11 - 15 May Amsterdam Art Week celebrates its 10th anniversary. Especially for this edition Amsterdam Art has curated the exhibition It's Your Birthday with artworks of participating galleries, project spaces and residencies. The artworks in the exhibition represent different phases of a party: from the preparations and the party itself to the afterparty and the hangover that follows. The exhibition can be seen from 11 to 15 May on digital screens from JCDecaux, spread across 99 locations in Amsterdam. At the same time, the exhibition will also be on physical display at the Amsterdam Art Gallery in Capital C.
Amsterdam Art Week is just around the corner. During this vibrant art event, you are welcome at more than 35 galleries. Perhaps you're looking to buy your first work of art during Amsterdam Art Week. How do you figure out which work is the one? And how can you know that you will still enjoy that work five years down the road? Young Collectors Circle compiled five tips for Amsterdam Art Week, which you can pay attention to when buying a work of art.
Amsterdam Art is excited to announce its collaboration with the podcast Art City Amsterdam.
On 5 April Amsterdam Art presents a new visual identity developed by design agency Loes Claessens. This new identity is in line with our mission to strengthen Amsterdam's position as a centre of contemporary art on a local and (inter)national level. We do this together with artists, galleries, project spaces, art museums, residencies and cultural organizations. In this way Amsterdam art makes contemporary art accessible to a broad audience.
In conversation with Ellen de Bruijne, owner of Ellen de Bruijne Projects
The tenth edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 11 to 15 May 2022. Since the first edition in 2012, Amsterdam Art has been committed to strengthening Amsterdam’s position as a leading centre for international contemporary art talent. This reaches its pinnacle during Amsterdam Art Week. Together with 30 prominent galleries and a selection of museums, residencies and project spaces, Amsterdam Art presents a vibrant week full of openings, open studios, artist talks, debates, performances, film screenings and gallery tours. The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten is one of the most important centres for international, multidisciplinary and critically engaged talent in the city. As a key partner from the very beginning, the Rijksakademie’s Open Studios is once again an essential part of Amsterdam Art Week 2022.
Amsterdam Art is on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to make the annual Amsterdam Art Week a success.