September 8, 2015 - Amsterdam Art Weekend - Amsterdam Art Weekend and RijksakademieOPEN 2015
September 8, 2015

Amsterdam Art Weekend and RijksakademieOPEN 2015

David Jablonowski on view at Galerie Fons Welters during Amsterdam Art Weekend 2014. Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij.

Amsterdam Art Weekend 2015
26–29 November 2015

RijksakademieOPEN 2015
28–29 November, 11am–7pm

Annually, at the end of November, Amsterdam Art Weekend and RijksakademieOPEN mark the most important event for contemporary art in the Dutch capital. The city is transformed into an international hotspot for art lovers and professionals alike.

Highlights in the program of Amsterdam Art Weekend 2015:
Thursday 26 November: Festive opening of Amsterdam Art Weekend and RijksakademieOPEN 2015 
Friday 27 November: Gallery opening night
Friday 27 November: Celebration of de Appel arts centre 40th anniversary at EYE 
Saturday 28 November: Opening of Isa Genzken: Mach Dich hübsch! at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

About Amsterdam Art Weekend 2015
Amsterdam Art Weekend is an extensive program of over 90 exhibitionsperformancesscreenings andconversations, in which more than 50 of Amsterdam’s cutting edge venues showcase the newest developments in contemporary art. Visitors will be the first to witness tomorrow’s artistic talent unfold.

The weekend’s carefully curated program brings together the city’s diverse network of galleries, project spaces, art institutions and residency programs. To offer something for every taste, programs are tailor-made to suit different audiences. Alongside the public program, an extensive Professionals program gives national and international art professionals numerous chances to make new discoveries, and extend their network.

Participants include 50 galleries and project spaces, as well as de Appel arts centre, De Ateliers, EYE, Foam, International Documentary Film Festival (IDFA), Manifesta, Oude Kerk, de Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA). For a full list of participants click here.

The complete program will be published at the end of September at

RijksakademieOPEN 2015
During RijksakademieOPEN 46 emerging artists of the Rijksakademie (the renowned residency program) will open their studios and present the results of one year of research, experimentation and innovation. Visitors are given the opportunity to discover trends and developments in the visual arts and get to know artists whose work they will later encounter in prominent collections, exhibitions and biennials worldwide. In Amsterdam at RijksakademieOPEN, they get an exclusive preview.  

Resident artists 2015
Juliaan Andeweg (Netherlands), Johann Arens (Germany/Netherlands), Shigeo Arikawa (Japan), Josefin Arnell (Sweden/Netherlands), Mercedes Azpilicueta (Italy/Argentina), Mahmoud Bakhshi (Ireland), Catherine Biocca (Italy/Germany), Ruta Butkute (Lithuania/Netherlands), Pauline Curnier Jardin (France), Dit-Cilinn (Sweden/Thailand), Koen Doodeman (Netherlands), Nickel van Duijvenboden (Netherlands), Olivia Dunbar (Canada/Netherlands), Alex Farrar (GB/Netherlands), Feng Chen (Canada), Marije Gertenbach (Netherlands), Margaret Haines (Canada/US), Hamza Halloubi (Morocco), Riley Harmon (US), Tamar Harpaz (Israel), Young Eun Kim (Korea/Netherlands), Jisun Kim (Korea), Kareem Lotfy (Egypt/Netherlands), Adrian Melis (Cuba/Spain), Christine Moldrickx (Germany), Matthijs Munnik (Netherlands), Gareth Nyandoro (Zimbabwe), Thierry Oussou (Benin), Naïmé Perrette (France), Agnieszka Polska (Poland), Lisa Reitmeier (Germany), Noah Ryu (Korea), belit sağ, Aykan Safoğlu (Turkey/Germany), Sam Samiee (Ireland/Netherlands), Caterina Silva (Italy), Eva Spierenburg (Netherlands), Fraser Stewart (GB/Netherlands), Jay Tan (GB/Netherlands), Jouni Toni (Finland), Ehsan Ul Haq (Pakistan), Wouter Venema (Netherlands), Robbert Weide (Netherlands), Wu Chi-Yu (Taiwan), Geo Wyeth (US), Aimée Zito Lema (Netherlands/Argentina)

Click here for more information about the program and RijksakademieOPEN 2015.



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