Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Lucy Stein

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Lucy Stein (b.1979, Oxford, UK), lives in London Former participant of De Ateliers Lucy Stein makes colourful paintings and drawings featuring girls and women, sometimes infused with self-mockery, sometimes with an all-pervading sense of darkness. Deploying an array of figures blended with hedonism and humour, Stein reveals abiding sensitivities and fears. Lucy Stein had solo […]

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Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Gregor Schneider

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Gregor Schneider (b.1969, Rheydt, Germany), lives in Berlin Since the eighties, Gregor Schneider has devoted his attention to the relation between the builded environment and the individual psyche. For the 2001 Venice Biennale, Schneider transferred extensive sections of his private house in Rheydt to the German pavilion in Venice. Famous for his architectural interventions, the […]

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Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Willie Doherty

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Willie Doherty (b.1959, Derry, UK), lives in Derry Doherty’s early photo works combine topographical images overlaid with words and phrases, demonstrating his interest in the ambiguous meanings that images can suggest. His engagement with the political conflicts in Northern Ireland and his home town of Derry inspired many of his video and film works. In […]

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Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Markus Karstiess

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Markus Karstiess (b.1971, Haan, Germany), lives in Düsseldorf German sculptor Markus Karstiess was a Meisterschüler of Jannis Kounellis at the Düsseldorf art academy. In his practice, he focusses on manual labour and ancient crafts, using a variety of sculptural techniques including ceramics. Recently, he had solo shows in Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (2014), Mediterranean […]

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Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Jennifer Tee

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Jennifer Tee (b.1973, Arnhem), lives in Amsterdam Jennifer Tee, born to a Dutch-English mother and a Chinese-Indonesian father, explores the complexities of culture in a permanent state of transformation. She creates sculptures and installations, some of which function as site for choreographic performances. Work of Jennifer Tee has been exhibited worldwide: at the Sao Paulo […]

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Spring Blossom 2015: artist talk Kerstin Brätsch

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Kerstin Brätsch (b.1976, Hamburg, Germany), lives in New York Kerstin Brätsch creates strange hybrids of painting, design, and performance. She further expands her practice through her collaboration with other artists as a member of DAS INSTITUT. This kind of decentred approach to art making is typical of many of her contemporaries, who view art not […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk Valerie Krause

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Valerie Krause (b.1976, Herdecke, Germany), lives in Düsseldorf Space and movement are central topics in the sculptures and photo works of German artist Valerie Krause. She had solo shows at Galerie L21 (Madrid, 2015), Galerie Greta Meert (Brussels, 2013) and Galerie Heinz Holtmann (Cologne, 2012). She participated in numerous group shows in a.o. Museum Kunstpalast […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk Ursula Mayer

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Ursula Mayer (b. 1970, Austria), lives in London Fusing historical research with a dazzling cast of remarkable performers, Austrian artist Ursula Mayer explores notions of gender division. Her films and photo works bring to life the heroines and bêtes noir of feminism. Ursula Mayer had solo shows at Museum Belvedere (Vienna, 2013), Ursula-Blickle Stiftung (Kraichtal, […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk William Monk

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

William Monk (b.1977, Kingston Upon Thames, UK), lives in London Former participant of De Ateliers William Monk plugs in the rich tradition of spiritually charged landscape painting. His large canvases feature metallic silver skies, serpentine clouds, glowing arcs and flickering stars above dark forests. These psychedelic galaxies invite the viewer for a closer look, exploring […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk Omer Fast

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Omer Fast (b. 1972, Jerusalem, Israel), lives in Berlin In his multichannel video installations Omer Fast explores how we distort our lives by harmful circumstances, introducing authentic protagonists who have experienced extreme situations (a drone pilot, a sex worker). Omer Fast was awarded with the Preis der Nationalgalerie für junge Kunst (2009). Major solo exhibitions […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk Nina Canell

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Nina Canell (b.1979, Växjö, Sweden), lives in Berlin The sculptures of Swedish artist Nina Canell give substance to the intangible and lightness to the physical. Drawn to the subtlety of the fluctuating forces of electricity, air and water, the artist traces the innate bond we have with our surrounding atmosphere. Nina Canell had solo shows […]

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Indian Summer 2015: artist talk Elizabeth Price

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Elizabeth Price (b.1966, Bradford, UK), lives in London In 2012, British artist Elizabeth Price won the prestigious Turner Prize for her twenty minute video installation ‘The Woolworths Choir of 1979’. She once described her films as moving “from something that looks like a PowerPoint lecture, to something that looks like an infomercial to something that […]

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Film screening of Paloma Polo’s ‘Unrest’ and artist talk

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Film screening followed by an artist talk with Paloma Polo, Lara Almarcegui (artist), Louie Jalandoni (National Democratic Front of the Philippines, NDFP), Coni Ledesma (women's rights activist), Julieta de Lima (economist), Professor Jose Maria Sison (political activist, poet) and Theo Tegelaers (TAAK).  

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Gert Robijns

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Gert Robijns (b. 1972, Sint-Truiden, Belgium), lives in Charleroi Belgian artist Gert Robijns is best known for the ‘reset’ of the Flemish village where he grew up, on a 1:1 scale. With playful and sometimes surrealist interventions indoors and outdoors the artist challenges viewers to take a closer look at their surroundings. Robijns had solo […]

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Laure Prouvost

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Laure Prouvost (b. 1978, Croix, France), lives in London French artist Laure Prouvost makes films and installations. She won the Turner Prize in 2014, for a complex installation of objects and images involving a fictional tea party with her grandfather, who was a conceptual artist and a friend of Kurt Schwitters. In recent years, she […]

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Manon de Boer – CANCELLED

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Manon de Boer (b. 1966, Kodaicanal, India), lives in Brussels The films of Manon de Boer challenge the conventions of the documentary genre, exploring the disjunctions between lived time and recorded history. Drawn to individuals with unusual personal histories, she creates intimate portraits that question their own veracity, revealing the inherent instability (perhaps even impossibility) […]

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Michael Raedecker

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Michael Raedecker (b. 1963, Amsterdam), lives in London Dutch artist Michael Raedecker presents a contemporary approach to painting. Whilst traces of historical genres can be found within his works, Raedecker juxtaposes this graceful aesthetic with stitching, cutting and embroidery. His paintings of dead flowers, abandoned interiors and empty landscapes speak about melancholia, both unsettling and […]

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Nora Schultz

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Nora Schultz (b. 1975, Frankfurt, Germany), lives in New York City Working primarily with scrappy industrial materials that she scavenges from the street, Nora Schultz assembles her “found footage,” as she calls it, into fragile, precariously balanced abstract sculptures and installations, which frequently function as analogue printing stations. Each part of her pieces frames another […]

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Spring Blossom 2016: artist talk Neïl Beloufa

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Neïl Beloufa (b. 1985, Paris, France), lives in Paris The sculptures and videos of French-Algerian artist Neïl Beloufa are exhibited in specifically designed architectural installations. Using a multitude of screens, these scripted situations make powerful statements about the complexities of interaction and interpretation since the advent of the internet. Neïl Beloufa had solo exhibitions at […]

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Indian Summer 2016: artist talk Micol Assaël

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Micol Assaël (b.1979, Rome, Italy), lives in Rome and Greece Physical phenomena such as magnetism and electricity and the ways they are perceived physically as well as mentally are key elements in Micol Assaël’s art. Her installations, as radical as they are poetic, often place the viewer in a position of real or perceived danger. Solo […]

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Indian summer 2016: artist talk Dirk Stewen

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Dirk Stewen (b.1972, Dortmund, Germany), lives in Hamburg German artist Dirk Stewen combines photography, drawing and assemblage. Drawing from his own, rich collection of images, the artist presents unexpected juxtapositions, suggesting enigmatic narratives. Faded photographs, delicate watercolours, confetti and thread are among the many materials Stewen has recombined into poetic images that are at once […]

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Indian Summer 2016: artist talk Marina Pinsky

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Marina Pinksy (b.1986, Moscow, Russia), lives in Brussels In the works of Russian-American artist Marina Pinsky, photography is a crucial tool for capturing the world, often in combination with castings and other methods of duplicating imagery. Marina Pinsky had solo shows at Kunsthalle Basel (2016), White Columns (New York, 2013), Global Colding (Düsseldorf, 2013), Exercise […]

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Indian Summer 2016: artist talk Keren Cytter

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

  Keren Cytter (b.1977, Tel Aviv, Israel), lives in New York Former participant of De Ateliers Keren Cytter is known for her experimental films and video installations. Her text based films consist of multiple layers of images and conversations, monologues and narrations, fragments composed to undermine linguistic conventions of storytelling in order to reveal the […]

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Indian Summer 2016: artist talk Timur Si-Qin

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Timur Si-Qin (b.1984, Berlin, Germany), lives in New York Timur Si-Qin is an artist of German and Mongolian-Chinese descent who grew up in Germany, China and the USA. His sculptural installations focus on the synthetic materiality of globalized and networked society, often blending the virtual with the actual. Si-Qin had solo shows at Team Gallery […]

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Indian Summer 2016: artist talk Anne Imhoff – CANCELLED

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Anne Imhof (b.1978, Giesen, Germany), lives in Berlin Working across a variety of media, Anne Imhof evokes the power structures, secret codes, and unspoken rules that underlie all niche communities. The artist rejects conventional distinctions between a live event, its documentation, and related objects. For her, all components are equally important, each providing a different […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Mike Bouchet

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Mike Bouchet (b.1970, Castro Valley, California, USA), lives in Frankfurt Since the early 1990s, American artist Mike Bouchet has been questioning social-political issues in a variety of media, including large scale sculptures, paintings and installations. His artistic practice focuses on the effects of images and the desires they produce, dealing with topics such as ownership, […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Janis Rafa

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Janis Rafa (b.1984, Athens, Greece), lives in Athens The short films of Janis Rafa are situated on the margins of civilization, haunted by catastrophic events such as a ship wrecking, a road accident or a fatal epidemic. The dead and the living seem to co-inhabit these dreamlike, timeless worlds. Films of Janis Rafa were included […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Marine Hugonnier

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Marine Hugonnier (b.1969, Paris, France), lives in London Marine Hugonnier’s work is greatly influenced by her studies and long-standing interest in philosophy and anthropology. Working across film, photography, installation and collage, Hugonnier’s art explores how historical or social conditions affect our experience of the present moment. Recent solo exhibitions were held at Schirn Kunsthalle (Frankfurt, […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Reto Pulfer

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

The artist talk by Alexandra Bircken on Tuesday April 4th 2017 is postponed to fall 2017 on request of the artist. Reto Pulfer will take her place in the Spring Blossom 2017 series. Self-taught artist Reto Pulfer (b.1981, Bern, Switzerland, lives in Berlin) constructs a kind of ‘total artworks’ combining installation, sculpture, painting, performance, music […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Tiril Hasselknippe

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Tiril Hasselknippe (b.1984, Arendal, Norway), lives in Oslo Incorporating stairs, surfboards, cars, and anchors, the playful sculptures of Tiril Hasselknippe are rooted in a material world that is personal as well as reflective on our digital environment. Inspired by American West Coast Minimalism, where the synthetic and the sublime unite in perfectly abstract aesthetics, the […]

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Spring Blossom 2017: artist talk Mandla Reuter

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Mandla Reuter (b.1975, Nqutu, South Africa), lives in Berlin Through both subtle and radical interventions of the gallery space, diverting the flow of information and the movement of audiences, Mandla Reuter examines issues like art production, presentation context and exhibition display. Blockades and new passages, time zones and light conditions, compel visitors to experience the […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Dineo Seshee Bopape

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Dineo Seshee Bopape (b.1981, Polokwane, South-Africa), lives in Johannesburg Former participant of De Ateliers Dineo Seshee Bopape is a multimedia artist, creating dense sculptural installations in combination with video and sound. In these kaleidoscopic mixtures of the real and the virtual, notions of birth soil, motherland and nation are explored. She was the winner of […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Rezi van Lankveld

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Rezi van Lankveld (b.1973, Almelo, Netherlands), lives in Amsterdam The paintings of Dutch artist Rezi van Lankveld, a regular guest tutor at De Ateliers, sometimes seem to allude to the visible world (landscapes for instance) but remain unnameable and abstract. In an interplay of rhythmic organic form, brooding colour and spatial depth, the small canvases […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Fredrik Vaerslev

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Fredrik Vaerslev (b. 1979, Moss, Norway), lives in Drøbak, Norway The studio practice of Norwegian artist Fredrik Vaerslev ranges from the exposure of work to weather conditions and the outsourcing of production. His paintings, assembled in surprising installations, exemplify conceptual strategies that question the nature of painting today. Recent solo shows were held at Kunsthall […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Ben Rivers

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Ben Rivers (b.1972, Somerset, UK), lives in London The films of experimental filmmaker Ben Rivers are imaginations of alternative existences in marginal worlds of wilderness. The artist uses near-antique cameras and hand develops the 16 mm film, the materiality of the medium forming part of the narrative. Recent exhibitions took place at The Renaissance Society (Chicago, […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Michael Dean

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Michael Dean (b.1977, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK), lives in London The sculptures of Michael Dean, a guest tutor at De Ateliers before, can be understood as physical translations of speech. He creates moulds and casts of words, abstracting and distorting them into an alphabet of human-scale shapes. For his large and complex installations, he uses a variety […]

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Indian Summer 2017: artist talk Andy Holden

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Andy Holden (b.1982, Blunham, UK), lives in Bedfordshire, UK British artist Andy Holden works in a variety of media, including sculpture, video, and performance, addressing subjects such as diverse as pyramids and birds’ nests. Recent exhibitions of his work, screenings and performances took place at Artangel (London, 2017), Tate Britain (London, 2017), Pinchuk Foundation (Kiev, […]

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Amsterdam Art Weekend 2017: ‘Let’s see, where were we? In the pit of despair.’

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

This three-day event takes the painting ‘Christ in Limbo’ by a follower of Hieronymus Bosch as a guiding motif. Participants of De Ateliers will present a total-installation that places a bar at its epicentre. The event includes artist talks, performances and film screenings, organised in collaboration with former participants of De Ateliers.   Program: Friday, […]

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‘A Double Play’

Kunstverein Hazenstraat 28, Amsterdam

On Friday 26 January, Kunstverein will ambitiously organise A Double Play: the most recent publication will be launched, The Alphabet Book, in the company of Vincent Trasov (a.k.a. Mr. Peanut), as well as Job Interviews by tutor of De Ateliers Chris Evans with readings by Freya Chou, Chris Evans, Will Holder and Danae Papazymouri. Doors open at 5:30 pm, events start at […]

Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk Ryan Mosley

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Ryan Mosley (b.1980, Chesterfield, UK), lives in Sheffield British artist Ryan Mosley paints freely and unabashedly from his imagination. His brushstrokes are expressive and gestural, giving the feeling that the fantastical characters that parade across his paintings have simply stepped out of their own psychedelic world and onto the canvas. His technicoloured palette only adds to this hallucinatory […]

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Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk Marek Wieczorek – Mondrian’s Calling

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Marek Wieczorek: Mondrian’s Calling Already during the 1920s, Piet Mondrian’s Paris studio took on mythical proportions as a visionary structure that developed out of his pioneering neo-plastic paintings. Surprisingly, commentators have never attempted to define the precise relationships that exist between these paintings and the studio walls with their dynamically placed colored pasteboards. In this lecture, Marek Wieczorek, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary […]

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Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk James Richards

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

James Richards (b.1983, Cardiff, UK), lives in London In the  video work of James Richards images and sounds merge into highly affective sequences, recombining footage from a wide range of sources. His ongoing exploration of the emotive power of appropriated video is a meditation on bodily and psychic sensations. Solo shows of James Richards took place […]

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Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk Sarah Pichlkostner

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Sarah Pichlkostner (b.1988, Salzburg, Austria), lives in London Former Ateliers-participant Sarah Pichlkostner creates sculptural objects and spatial settings, in which she investigates the representation of invisible processes such as the transmitting of energy, the passing of time and our psychological behaviour towards materials. As the artist stated: ‘When material is brought to an object, i.e. is […]

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Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk Navid Nuur

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Navid Nuur (b.1976, Tehran, Iran), lives in The Hague The way in which Navid Nuur relates to material, the space around him and his observations therein, can almost be regarded as devout. In Nuur’s sculptures and paintings, a very personal visual problem becomes the central question. Here, form is not necessarily the result of the idea, […]

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Spring Blossom 2018: Artist Talk Dan Walsh

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Dan Walsh (b.1960, Philadelphia, USA), lives in Brooklyn Working from a pared-down repertoire of elemental forms (lines, grids, rectangles), American artist Dan Walsh creates abstract works which are both minimal and playful. In his paintings, drawings, prints and books, he explores images as they are shaped by the process of their own making. Walsh participated in […]

Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk Amy Sillman

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Amy Sillman (b.1955, Detroit, USA), lives in New York American artist Amy Sillman began painting in the mid-1970s. Her colorful works mine the edges of abstraction, meshing patches of color with a scaffolding of lines, constantly shifting the degree to which a work is structured by the logic of either drawing or painting. Her layered […]

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Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk gerlach en koop

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

gerlach en koop (founded 2000, The Hague), live in The Hague and Brussels For Dutch artist collective gerlach en koop, the creation of an exhibition is a work of art in itself, whether with works of their own or by others. ‘We believe it is important for an artist to build endurance. To be resilient. To be […]

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Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk Peter Wächtler

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Peter Wächtler (b.1979, Hannover, Germany), lives in Brussels The drawings, sculptures and films of Peter Wächtler reflect the artist’s fascination with bestsellers, page-turners, tearjerkers and blockbusters. Though composed of familiar elements, his work demonstrates the limitation of communication, often with a comic result. His tales result from ongoing attempts to overcome the gap between intention […]

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Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk Roger Hiorns

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Roger Hiorns (b.1975, Birmingham, United Kingdom), lives in London Roger Hiorns’ sculptural work inhabits interstices between construction and destruction, the theological and the technological, temporality and permanence, challenging our everyday understanding of reality. In 2009, Hiorns was nominated for the Turner Prize for his critically acclaimed work Seizure, a massive crystallization within the interior of […]

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Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk Shezad Dawood

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Shezad Dawood (b. 1974, London, UK), lives in London British artist Shezad Dawood is currently working on his epic project ‘Leviathan’, a series of ten films, sculptures and other art works and seminars that bring together dazzling notions of natural evolution, marine biology, mass migration, mysticism, democracy and the future of mankind. Dawood is a […]

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Indian Summer 2018: Artist Talk Marieta Chirulescu

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Marieta Chirulescu (b.1972, Sibiu, Romania), lives in Berlin Marieta Chirulescu’s work cultivates an ambiguity between painting and print that has become characteristic for her practice. The artist investigates process-based production, such as inkjet-printing on canvases that are partially painted over, sanded or erased. The artist reveals rather than conceals an editing practice, calling attention to […]

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Amsterdam Art Weekend: Karimah Ashadu public interview

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Celebrating Amsterdam Art Weekend 2018, De Ateliers proudly presents a public interview with the acclaimed British-Nigerian artist Karimah Ashadu (b. London, 1985), former participant of De Ateliers. The interview is an addition to the exhibition of Ashadu's work. Public interview: Saturday November 24th 16.00 Moderated by Dominic van den Boogerd   Tickets can be obtained via the […]

Artist Talk Bárbara Wagner & Benjamin de Burca

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Bárbara Wagner (Brasilia, 1980) & Benjamin de Burca (Munich, 1975), collaborate since 2011, live in Recife, Brasil   Brasilian Bárbara Wagner and Benjamin de Burca from Germany collaborate since 2011. In their short films and film installations, the artists duo explores the significance of racial identity, sexual orientation, religion and economy in Brasilian popular culture […]

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Artist Talk Pauline Curnier Jardin

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Pauline Curnier Jardin (b. 1980, Marseille, France), lives in Amsterdam and Berlin   Artist and performer Pauline Curnier Jardin is known for her eccentric and theatrical films and installations, many of them made in collaboration with dancers, performers, and costume and set designer Rachel Garcia. The films are based on allegoric narratives, reimagening historical events […]

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Artist Talk Kasper Bosmans

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Kasper Bosmans (b.1990, Lommel, Belgium), lives in Brussels and Amsterdam Belgian artist Kasper Bosmans makes colourful paintings, drawings and sculptures which take their inspiration from heraldry and an inherited visual culture of signs, symbols and emblems. His playful combinations of local traditions and universal myths touch upon the distinctions between arts and crafts, between the […]

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Artist Talk Renzo Martens

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Renzo Martens (b.1973, Sluiskil, Netherlands), lives in Amsterdam Dutch artist Renzo Martens rose to fame with controversial films such as Enjoy Poverty (2008), suggesting how Congo could profit from its own poverty. He is the founder of the Institute for Human Activities (IHA), that uses art as a tool to fight economical injustice. In collaboration […]

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Artist Talk Maaike Schoorel

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Maaike Schoorel (b.1973, Santpoort, Netherlands), lives in Amsterdam The works of Dutch painter Maaike Schoorel can be perceived in relation to traditional pictorial genres such as still life, portraiture and landscape, but in their radical opposition to immediate recognizability they are contemporary just as well. In her apparently ‘empty’ canvasses, depictions surface only slowly and […]

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Artist Talk Jessica Stockholder

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

This event is sold out   Jessica Stockholder (b.1959, Seattle, USA), lives in Chicago For over 25 years now, American artist Jessica Stockholder has been celebrated for site-specific sculptures and installations that challenge boundaries, blurring the distinction among painting, sculpture and environment, and even breaching gallery walls by extending beyond windows and doors. She shares […]

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Artist Talk Lily van der Stokker

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Lily van der Stokker (1954, Den Bosch), lives in Amsterdam and New York The visual repertoire of Dutch artist Lily van der Stokker includes flowers, looping lines, clouds and curlicues in bold and bright colors, raising questions about what we regard as typical ‘feminine’ or ‘girly’. Her murals, drawings and paintings can be situated in […]

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Artist Talk Melanie Bonajo

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Melanie Bonajo (1978, Heerlen), lives in Amsterdam In her videos, performances and installations, Melanie Bonajo examines the erosion of intimacy and isolation in an increasingly sterile, technological world. Presenting the human body as a political battlefield, she explores in her work feelings of alienation, spiritual emptiness and our changing attitude towards nature. Melanie Bonajo had […]

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Artist Talk Anthea Hamilton

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Anthea Hamilton (1978, London, VK), lives in London Anthea Hamilton is known for her arrangement of objects, sculptures, costumes and images in immersive installations. The British artist mines many heterogeneous image sources frequently. Her sometimes surreal and humourous works hold an internal logic, based on the cultural connections between objects and the shifting usage of […]

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Artist Talk Bani Abidi

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Bani Abidi (1971, Karachi, Pakistan), lives in Berlin and Karachi Pakistani artist Bani Abidi is best known for her satirical engagement with contemporary politics and culture in South Asia, especially the hostile relations between India and Pakistan, infested with nationalism and post-colonialism. In her films, installations and photoworks Abidi zooms in on the lives of […]

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Artist Talk Esiri Erheriene-Essi

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Esiri Erheriene-Essi (1982, London, UK), lives in Amsterdam Esiri Erheriene-Essi’s figurative paintings are based on images, objects, and documents which reflect both individual and shared memories and histories that we all unconsciously carry within us and are present in all that we do. By creating new scenarios, she continuously questions the order, the discrepancies and […]

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Artist Talk Marianna Simnett

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Marianna Simnett (1986, UK), lives in London. This lecture is organised in collaboration with Frans Hals Museum, Haarlem London-based artist Marianna Simnett is known for her multi-channel video installations, exploring our fears and phobias surrounding the human body. Her female protagonists are hybrid figures, altered by technology and contracting diseases and contaminate infections. Simnett: ‘I think […]

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Screening Ben Russell: ‘The Gateway to the Invisible’

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

The Gateway to the Invisible Artist talk by Ben Russell organised in collaboration with Sonic Acts In this meta-expedition thinly veiled as an artist's talk, Ben Russell will guide us through the various stages of his conceptual mountaineering project titled "THE INVISIBLE MOUNTAIN".  From performance to monumental sound installation to neon sculpture to multi-channel immersive […]

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Artist Talk Oscar Santillán

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Oscar Santillán (b.1980, Ecuador), lives in Equador and Amsterdam Cybernetician Oscar Santillán is the founder of :studio ANTIMUNDO. His artistic practice is embedded in a network of collaborations with astronomers, biologists, engineers and other scientists. In his exhibitions, Santillán explores the edges of the known world, identifying lost episodes of science and generating new narratives […]

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Artist Talk Calla Henkel & Max Pitegoff

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Calla Henkel (b. 1988, Minneapolis, USA) & Max Pitegoff (b. 1987, Buffalo, USA), live in Berlin Calla Henkel and Max Pitegoff have been working together for over a decade after meeting during their studies at Cooper Union in New York. They live in Berlin, where they have initiated several artist-run spaces such as Times Bar […]

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Artist Talk Lydia Ourahmane

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Lydia Ourahmane (b.1992, Saida, Algeria), lives in Barcelona and Algiers A graduate from London’s Goldsmiths College of Art, Lydia Ourahmane’s art encompasses video, sound, performance, sculpture, and installation. Recurring themes are histories of displacement, transcience and colonialism. Ourahmane’s work has recently been shown at De Appel (Amsterdam, 2021), Kunsthalle Basel (2021), Triangle Astérides (Marseille, 2021), […]

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Artist Talk Mirak Jamal

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Mirak Jamal (b.1979, Tehran, Iran), lives in Berlin Mirak Jamal has lived in the USSR, Germany, the USA and Canada and is currently based in Berlin. His oddly figurative paintings reflect an environment of global placement, and adjustment, after his family fled Iran at the dawn of the Islamic revolution. Recent solo exhibitions include Kunsthall […]

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Artist Talk Monika Sosnowska

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Monika Sosnowska (b.1972, Ryki, Poland), lives in Warsaw Monika Sosnowska is best known for her large sculptures, exploiting the mysterious grace of engineered architecture. These industrial skeletons, ungrounded and unhinged, seem to crumple, to bend, and to contort, something ghostly resonates from them. Recent solo shows took place at Garage Museum of Contemporary Art (Moscow, […]

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Artist talk Moshekwa Langa

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Moshekwa Langa (b. 1975, Bakenberg, Limpopo, South-Africa), lives in Amsterdam The studio practice of South-African artist Moshekwa Langa spans drawing, painting, installation, video, and photography, culling materials from his immediate surroundings. Simultaneously poetic and emotional, Langa creates a visual language to convey personal histories as a way to grapple with the often slippery meaning of […]

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Artist Talk Anders Dickson

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Anders Dickson (b. 1988, Wisconsin, USA), lives in Paris and The Hague American painter and sculptor Anders Dickson is a former participant of De Ateliers. He studied art in Karlsruhe with Harald Klingelhöller and in Frankfurt with Amy Sillman. Fascinated by conspiracy theories, ghost stories, and Americana his paintings, drawings and sculptures explore instable connections […]

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Artist Talk Phung-Tien Phan

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Phung-Tien Phan (b.1983, Essen, Germany), lives in Essen In her sculptures and videos, German-Vietnamese artist Phung-Tien Phan explores the social significance and cultural references of everyday household objects we surround ourselves with. From 2014 to 2017, Phung-Tien Phan was involved with artists run space Belle Air in Essen. Her work was presented in solo and […]

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Artist Talk Michelle Williams Gamaker

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Michelle Williams Gamaker (b.1979, London, UK), lives in London Michelle Williams Gamaker is an artist working in moving image and performance, often in dialogue with film history. Through an interrogation of cinema and its artifice, she recasts characters as fictional activists, proposing critical alternatives to colonial and imperialist storytelling in early 20th-century British and Hollywood studio films. Her work has featured in […]

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Artist Talk Alexis Blake

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

SOLD OUT Alexis Blake (b.1981, Pittsburgh, USA), lives in Amsterdam Alexis Blake’s multidisciplinary practice coalesces visual art, performance and dance. She investigates the way in which the body is represented and treated as an archive, which she then critically examines, disrupts, and re-negotiates. Her work directly engages with the representation and subjectification of women’s bodies while […]

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Artist Talk Mounira Al Solh

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Mounira Al Solh (b.1978, Beirut, Lebanon), lives in Beirut and Zutphen, the Netherlands

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Artist Talk Raimundas Malašauskas

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Raimundas Malašauskas (b.1973, Vilnius, Lithuania), lives in Brussels, Belgium Raimundas Malašauskas has a distinctively reflexive approach to writing and curating, drawing from various modes of communication. His questioning of the exhibition concept often results in unpredictable, playful projects. ‘Hypnotic Show’ for example, his longest-lasting project (from 2008 on), is an exhibition that takes place through […]

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Artist Talk Allison Katz

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Allison Katz (b.1980, Montreal, Canada), lives in London, UK Allison Katz’s paintings derive from playful curiosity, puns, and irreverent wit. She draws from a diverse array of references, including art historical clichés associated with painting and the history of representation. Recurring motifs such as mouths, roosters, noses, fairies, and cabbages add up to a personal, […]

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Artist Talk Tenant of Culture

De Ateliers Stadhouderskade 86, Amsterdam

Tenant of Culture (Hendrickje Schimmel, b.1990, Arnhem, Netherlands), lives in London, UK Tenant of Culture is the name of the practice of Hendrickje Schimmel. By disassembling and rebuilding manufactured garments, Tenant of Culture examines the ways in which ideological frameworks and power structures materialize in the production, circulation, and marketing of apparel. The materials used […]

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