The Merchant House (TMH) is an art space/gallery that presents contemporary art to discover, immerse oneself in, and collect. Each project seeks to address pressing questions in art and brings together an extended exhibition, event series, and publication.
Founded by Marsha Plotnitsky in a 17th-century canal house in Amsterdam, TMH stands for a new reflection on art-in-the-city traditions. From the start of the program in 2013, Plotnitsky has curated over 30 thematic projects of contemporary art. The gallery is known for collaborating with its artists to create site-specific installations, commissions, and new work for its particular space and other venues.
TMH’s projects showcase international and Dutch innovators, such as John Coplans, André de Jong, Hilarius Hofstede, Craigie Horsfield, Rini Hurkmans, Yoko Ono, Dennis Oppenheim, Henk Peeters, Pino Pinelli, Judit Reigl, Carolee Schneemann, Jan Schoonhoven, and André Stempfel, as well as young talent, including Sylvie Bonnot, Kokou Ferdinand Makouvia, Mary Sue, Elsa Tomkowiak, Mengzhi Zheng, and Zhu Hong.