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Sun 17 May

Exposition Behind the painted smile

ZERP Galerie presents the group exhibition Behind the Painted Smile, showing work by Casper Warmoeskerken, Yuichi Hirako, Luc Dondeyne, Marin de Jong, Niels Smits van Burgst and Tjalling Visser.

Thu 21 May

No Man’s Art Gallery pop-up exhibition |Rotterdam|

No Man’s Art Gallery organizes pop-up exhibitions at secret locations worldwide. In the end of May 2015, the gallery will pop-up somewhere in Rotterdam and unless you sign up you will not know where it will take place. The gallery exhibits young Dutch talented artists alongside the artists that were found during the previous pop-up galleries in Cape Town, Shanghai, Copenhagen, Paris, Mumbai, Hamburg and Amsterdam.

Fri 22 May

Opening Now Age

Dressed totem poles, pressed cat litter and an industrial pyramid: the international group exhibition Now Age mixes nature, mysticism and spirituality with the everyday here and now. With a performance of Das Hund, a project of Samuel Levack & Jennifer Lewandowski. You’re welcome on our opening!

Wed 13 May

Z-Files #11: Street Art - Now & Beyond

Rotterdam counts more old fashioned murals than any other city in the Netherlands, and today, street art still defines a large part of our city’s urban identity. Z-Files #11 is a live talkshow about the current state of Street Art - and Beyond. With: Rens Muis (75B), Dave van der Heijden (Hip Hop in je Smoel and Rewriters), interdisciplinary street art collective Opperclaes, community painters Haas&Hahn (Favelapaintings), visual artist Onno Poiesz.

Thu 16 April

Z-Files #10: 1989

The 10th edition of ‘Z-Files, Art & The City’ is dedicated to the return of the ‘1989’ sculpture by architect and artist John Körmeling. With: John Körmeling, Lauran Schijvens, Michelle Provoost, Wouter Vanstiphout, Charlemagne Palestine.

Sat 25 April

MARJOLIJN KOK - Now you see me, now you don’t

JOEY RAMONE Project Space is pleased to host the solo exhibition by Dutch artist Marjolijn Kok, which will be presented at the new project space next to the main gallery space. The exhibition opens on Saturday 25 April and runs till Saturday 30 May and it coincides with the solo exhibition in the gallery by Dutch artist Wietse Eeken.

Sat 25 April


JOEY RAMONE is proud to host the 2nd solo exhibition in the gallery by Dutch artist Wietse Eeken. The exhibition opens on Saturday 25 April and runs till Saturday 30 May.

Fri 17 April

Luuk Schröder - A Moment of Certitude

Solo show with all new work by Luuk Schröder

Thu 21 May

Opening: Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation and No Humans Involved by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICA

On this evening we present the opening of the exhibitions Art In The Age Of… Planetary Computation and No Humans Involved by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN? and the book launch of Character Is Fate with Willem de Rooij. Our former directors Chris Dercon and Nicolaus Schafhausen will also be joining this evening to reflect on our history as part of the celebrations for our 25th year anniversary.

Fri 01 May

Joint Opening Priscila Fernandes, The MoUS & Eva Olthof

On Labor Day, Friday May 1st three exhibitions will be opening in TENT: the solo exhibition of artist Priscila Fernandes, a fictional and temporary museum curated by TENT Curatorial Fellow Niekolaas Johannes Lekkerkerk and a presentation by Eva Olthof concerning Berlin’s first public academic library.

Fri 17 April

Roodkapje RADICALS #1: Mette Sterre presents

For Radicals #1, London/Rotterdam-based performance artist Mette Sterre curated a performance-night, approaching the theme Radicals with humour.

Thu 30 April

Artist Talk: An evening with Wineke Gartz

For the third installment of the In Light Of 25 Years project, Dutch artist Wineke Gartz created two collages combining documents from Witte de With’s archive, images of her own work, and other sourced material. 000 VA Auroral Blue transforms the archive into an image stream rather than an organized system.

Wed 29 April

Film program, Lecture: Intoxicants

Intoxicants, part of Witte de With’s current exhibition, Art In The Age Of…Energy and Raw Material, explores psychoactive drugs as a raw material and a technology for biochemical mutation. Participants: Sidsel Meineche Hansen (Artist, DE), Mike Jay (Cultural Historian, Author and Curator, UK) and Anna Manubens (Curator and Researcher, BE)

Sun 26 April

Innovation at the World Expo 1851 - now

In the context of the 34th World Expo opening in Milan this spring, Het Nieuwe Instituut approaches this phenomenon from different perspectives with three exhibitions between April 26 and August 23, 2015. From the at times extremely sober and at others downright over-the-top pavilions the Netherlands has put together over the last hundred years, to the great influence of glass on our progress, and a glimpse into a future with living machines.

Fri 17 April


‘GROOS and MPHVS bring the next step in a more sustainable clothing industry to Rotterdam.’ As of April 17th, 2015, fashion lovers in Rotterdam can visit GROOS to experience a new way of shopping. They teamed up with innovative clothing label MPHVS to bring their vision of the future of the garment-industry to their concept store.

Sat 18 April

Opening expo Ton Hermans

Ton Hermans will show a selection of his work, made in over 70 years. Drawings, paintings, sculptures, city designs, cartoons and photo’s will be shown in City Art Rotterdam

Sun 19 April

DRAWING RALLY @Alerta Pop-Up (toko51)

DRAWING RALLY is a nomadic event that showcases the creative process of a selected group of artists to the public. During 6 hours 20 artists will create new artworks alone or by collaborating with others. Visitors will see new works being produces and have the chance to take a freshly made artwork home There will be music, drinks, snacks and a silent action ( at the end of the day).

Tue 14 April

Proef#10: Sound

“Proeven” are a series of interactive film-nights where we investigate everyday food phenomena. “Proeven” means tasting as well as testing, which are perfect investigation tools. This month we will focus on the interrelation of Food & Sound with 4 guest curators from the field and a lot of audiosensual pleasures.

Wed 15 April

How Radical can art be?

Louis Vuitton sued artist Nadia Plesner because of her use of their logo in a painting about the genocide in Darfur. Roodkapje got into problems because of the presenting of an controvert artwork in which, from a Western perspective, a jihad-combatant poses.

Wed 08 April


drink&draw is a figure drawing event that gives one the opportunity to DRAW (a nude model) after art school. Come draw, meet cool people, listen to good music, eat nice food and drink.