18 May 2022

Successful 10th 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:

Connecting art in the city
Amsterdam Art Week brought together collectors, curators and the art-loving public for a stand-out celebration, featuring critically acclaimed exhibitions alongside screenings, artists talks, performances and special events. Many visitors were enjoying Amsterdam Art Week in the bright sunshine for a very memorable art experience, taking in the art in all its forms throughout the city.

Established and emerging talents
This week, Amsterdam’s art scene was alive and kicking with contemporary art, more than ever. The city offers a solid foundation for international art talent, thanks to the post-academic residencies of the Rijksakademie, De Ateliers, and the many galleries and project spaces scattered throughout the city.

Amsterdam Art’s participating cultural spaces produced and displayed exhibitions by established and emerging talents, including Antonio Obà at Oude Kerk, Maaike Schoorel at Amsterdam Museum x Huis Willet Holthuysen, Molly Palmer at AKINCI, Paulo Nazareth at Stevenson, Charles Avery at GRIMM, Sadik Kwaish Alfraji at W139, and Kévin Bray at ISO and Het HEM. 

One of the highlights of Amsterdam Art Week’s extensive programme was the evening at the Eye Filmmuseum with Julia Stoschek, a specially curated selection of her collection of time-based art, followed by a sparkling afterparty with DJ MAYO (Marjolein Hoppen).

A city full of energy
Nina Folkersma, director of Amsterdam Art
“Seeing Amsterdam’s diverse community of art institutions pull together for Amsterdam Art Week has been an absolutely amazing experience. Amsterdam hasn’t felt this full of energy in over two years. The audience was a real eclectic mix, from locals who have never ventured inside a gallery to young families and seasoned art goers as well as a number of organised tours of international collectors and art professionals. It was fantastic that we were able to receive visitors from across Europe again and to come together in large numbers.”

Visitor of the Young Professionals Night
We enjoyed the gallery tour by bike – a discovery of hidden gems in Amsterdam. It makes me want to taste more!”

Visitor of the international programme
“It’s been years I wanted to… and I finally came to visit Amsterdam Art Week! I loved it. Congrats for such a good program and organisation. It was high quality and intimate events I really appreciated as well. So, a big thank you for this great art momentum in the city.”

Path, Antonio Obà at Oude Kerk during Amsterdam Art Week, photo: Almicheal Fraay