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Mon 01 August

drink&draw: session 17

Dust off your drawing skills (or lack there of) and come down to the Wolfart Projectspace to figure draw.

Sun 24 July

Two in one: from beach towel to sarong

When the weather is good, sun worshippers mark their territory on the beach with countless towels. During this workshop, participants will make a beach towel that can also function as a sarong or a cool surf hoodie. On Sunday 24 July 2016 create a multifunctional item for lying on the beach or parading on the boardwalk.

Fri 05 August


In Entities Rotterdam based artist Naomi King and Croatian artist Pekmezmed join forces to create an exhibition inspired by the female form, nature, fantasy and myths.

Fri 02 September

3X3: the Three of Jeroen van Loon part II

Jeroen van Loon will be the second artist to create new experiments in our 3x3 series. Van Loon works at the intersection of technology and contemporary culture.

Tue 19 July


Artist collective AWO, with its roots in Curaçao, ta bai basila in Rotterdam with a performance tijdens Roodkapje’s ROOT CAMP! figomandam! #awotinkos

Sat 23 July

Opening Foto Expositie Gallery ArtAttack Rotterdam

Gallery ArtAttack Rotterdam organizes a unique photo exhibition with nine Dutch photographers from 15 July to 31 August!

Thu 25 August

Why not now?

We’re happy to present to you the group show Why Not Now? During three days the artworks of Lisette Schumacher, Robin Leevel, Philine van den Hul and Gwen van den Bout are brought together at Assembled by Root.

Sat 30 July

Unusual dance impro workshop

GET STARTED WITH VIEWPOINTS a playful and energetic improvisation technique workshop based on interaction and composition.

Sat 09 July

A Peek into The Kitchen of Hato Press and

PrintRoom welcomes Hato Press (UK) and Wobby (NL) for presentations and a publication workshop in Rotterdam, the second weekend of events in our summer program.

Fri 15 July

The Coolsingel as a Monument: Rotterdam’s art, ornaments and architecture in 1000 metres

Take a guided tour over the Coolsingel this Summer! The Coolsingel hosts a wealth of art works and ornaments, some hidden, some are landmarks in plain sight. Expert tour guides Marly Weemen and Wim Konings walk participants past some of the finest sculptures of SIR’s collection, focusing on post-war art and architecture in particular. The tour takes around 1.5 hours, connecting past, present, and (uncertain) future of this boulevard. Read more to find out dates and times.

Tue 12 July

V2_Community MeetUp: How to Stay Human in an Infosphere

A special edition of our Community MeetUp, the evening is curated by Leon Baauw, who is graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy with ‘Project KOVR’. A wearable way to protect you and your data from the possible consequences of the info sphere.

Thu 07 July

Test_Lab: the Graduation Edition 2016

Young people are the innovators and change agents of society, revealing the future to us by creating it. Therefore, at the end of every academic year, V2 takes a close look at a selection of outstanding art and design work created by young artists and designers graduating in emerging arts across Europe.

Thu 07 July

Luister FF - Art event

Luister FF is a place where we take the time to listen to the outspoken voices of society, the one of the artist.

What is your Nightlife experience? Is it your sanctuary? A place to escape daily stressors? Or is it a place to shine like never before?

Thu 07 July

Graduation event WdKA Finals 2016

From July 7-10 2016, Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences proudly presents its 385 graduates. You are welcome to visit WdKA’s Finals event in our state-of-the-art buildings at the Blaak and Wijnhaven. You can find us right at the heart of creative and metropolitan Rotterdam.

Fri 09 September

Rotterdam International Art Fair

Rotterdam is playing host to talent from all around the world when it stages the second Rotterdam International Art Fair from 9th to 10th September 2016. Proudly part of the famous Rotterdam 24 hour Culture Festival, which is widely promoted throughout the city.

Mon 04 July

drink&draw: session 16

You are invited to session 16 of drink&draw hosted by the Wolfart Projectspace. Drink&draw is a figure-drawing session that allows one to express artistic urges (ie drawing), meet cool people, listen to good music, and drink!

Fri 01 July

It is not there - MIARD Graduation pop-up exhibition

We would like to cordially invite you to join us for the opening and celebration of the MIARD graduation show.

Mon 22 August

Summer School on Art in Public Space

Art in Public Space is a unique and exciting week-long artistic journey on which you experience what art can look, sound and feel like when the world is your stage. Under guidance of three international artists that work in dance, theatre and music, you get research, practical experience and training into multidisciplinary, participative forms of art in public space.

Thu 23 June

Thursday Night: Musicaaa

Design in image and sound with Jaap Drupsteen, Elza Jo, PietJan Blauw and the Plastic Fantastic Timemachine.

Thu 30 June

Exhibition Reading on Were It As If by Lex Ter Braak

What is hidden, forgotten, cast away, or overlooked in the day-to-day operations of a cultural institution such as Witte de With? For the duration of the exhibition WERE IT AS IF, ‘guest readers’ are invited to interpret/critique/analyse/translate/disrupt the very choices and methodologies artists Liesbeth Bik and Jos van der Pol deployed.