Amsterdam Office Exhibitions

Since 2013, Manifesta Foundation is housed in a historical Herengracht canal house. In order to make our unique office space accessible to the public and to engage with the Amsterdam artistic and gallery world we started an ongoing series of exhibitions. The series is produced in collaboration with our neighbours, DutchCulture.

As part of an ongoing series of in-house exhibitions, every 6 months a different Amsterdam based contemporary art gallery is invited to curate a site specific show specially made to reflect the history of the building and the place. The exhibitions are a starting point for public meetings, discussions and receptions. Through this program, we would like to show our appreciation and support towards the Amsterdam art scene.

In 2013 we have kicked off with the exhibition by tegenboschvan vreden gallery called Rooms with a view.

Participating artists were: Marie Aly // Sander Breure & Witte van Hulzen // Aníbal López // Chaim van Luit // Cristina Lucas // Tatiana Macedo // Marc Oosting // Anna Ostoya // Emma van der Put // Sanne Rous // Fernando Sánchez Castillo // Dieuwke Spaans // Rinus Van de Velde

The second show It ain’t whatcha write, it’s the way atcha write it by Gallery Martin van Zomeren gallery was on display from 9 May 2014 until mid November 2014.

Participating Artists were:  Edith Dekyndt // Martijn Hendriks // Alexandra Leykauf // Fiona Mackay // Katja Mater //Jean-Baptiste Maitre // Navid Nuur // Nick Oberthaler // Cornelius Quabeck // Anne de Vries

From 28 November 2014 until , we hosted How Soon is Now? by Gallery Stigter van Doesburg (27 November 2014 – 31 March, 2015).

Participating artists were: Tjebbe Beekman // Sema Bekirovic // Mark Boulos // Yael Davids // Amie Dicke // Elspeth Diederix // Irene Fortuyn // Peggy Franck // Lucas Lenglet // Nathaniel Mellors // Amalia Pica // Maaike Schoorel // Daniel Van Straalen // Pilvi Takala // Freek Wambacq

Ron Mandos showed Swim with the current, stand like a rock from 31 July – 13 November 2015

Participating artists were: Hans Op de Beeck // Jacco Olivier // Levi van Veluw // Isaac Julien // Inti Hernandez // Anthony Goicolea // Carl Johan Högberg // Ine Lamers // Tom Lore de Jong // Rob Johannesma // Goof Kloosterman // Krištof Kintera

Galerie Juliette Jongma  showed Lo and behold from 27 November 2015 – 29 May 2016

Participating artists were: Karen Sargsyan // Nathan Azhderian // Arjan van Helmond // Kroot Jurak // Mike Pratt // Ursula Mayer // Florian and Michel Quistrebert // Nicholas Riis

Participating bands for Opening performances: Nancy Acid // Bisou de Saddam // Nora Turato // Kroot Juraak // DuitenKornuiten

Annet Gelink Gallery showed Theatre Dreams of a Beautiful AfternoonPart 2 from 27 May 2016 – 27 January 2017

Participating artists were: Yael Bartana // Barbara Visser // Meiro Koizumi // Roger Hiorns // Dick Verdult // Sarah van Sonsbeeck // Erik van Lieshout // Antonis Pittas // Johannes Schwartz

Lumen Travo Gallery is currently on show with DIALOGUES from 18 April 2017- 10 November 2017

Participating artists were: Georges Adéagbo// Tiong Ang// Atousa Bandeh// Yvonne Dröge Wendel// Meschac Gaba// Ni Haifeng, Monali Meher// Otobong Nkanga// Jens Pfeifer and the Flag of Compassion.

Ellen de Bruijne PROJECTS  is currently on show with Terrestrial Records from 24 November 2017 – 25 May 2018

Participating artists:  Lara Almarcegui, Pauline Boudry/Renate Lorenz, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Jeremiah Day, Maria Pask, Falke Pisano, Michael Smith.

We hope by our presence in the city of Amsterdam as a meeting space and as a small exhibition hub will strengthen our relationships with all Amsterdam based artists, critics and institutions.

Manifesta is a nomadic European non-profit organization, not permanently funded by any national organisation, but financed by a group of more than 35 international and european non-profit arts councils and private funding bodies.

For an appointment to see the current show, please mail to:

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