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Sat 01 August

Andres Cimas Art Exhibition Rotterdam

Join us for the Opening of Andres Cimas (Barcelona 1979, artistic painter) art exhibition. The opening will be on Saturday 1 August at 15:00. Art Galerie Harel, Pijackerplein 3. Meet & greet the artist and his amazing paintings.

Exhibition dates: 1 August - 26 September 2015

Fri 31 July

Exhibition Opening

Hey people!! I´d love to invite you to come to Hostel de Mafkees to share my photography exhibition with you. A series of 7 photos that I took in the Netherlands during my EVS at Use-it. The images are the way I see life, as in about people, feelings and moments. I hope you will like it and come to have a drink with me.

Tue 04 August

No Show Meseum

The museum has a mobile presentation space in a converted postbus. It hosts a special exhibition with 24 invisible art works of pure conceptual art. From August till October 2015, the NO SHOW MUSEUM is on tour in Europe before finally arriving in Italy, as an official participant of the 56th Venice Art Biennale.

Thu 23 July

Opening: Transmutation

As a fine arts student I, Tyson Goudsmits, decided to end my year a little different. Instead of making works of art I invited 6 different artist to make an artwork for the exhibition and represent there style within the theme: Transmutation.

Wed 22 July

All Together Now at 6pm

As part of 6pm Your Local Time, All Together Now will host an evening of performances and art installations. 6pm Your Local Time is a distributed exhibition,taking place in many art institutions at the same time and documented under the same hashtag #6PMEU Come down to experience a networked event that is happening simultaneously all over europe and documented online at

Fri 17 July

Meet the Makers!

Specially for the HEADLINERS and to celebrate summer, KOP comes to Rotterdam! We’re invited by Studio Mals to take a look into their studio and hear all about their work and way of work. They’re also organising a lovely bbq for us. And you can join us!

Sun 12 July

November Complex @ Hofpoort -  ‘Super in Position’

November Complex is an exhibition that will be viewed from the 18th floor of the Hofpoort Building in Rotterdam. The building was originally built by Royal Dutch Shell, the oil and gas company, as their central headquarters in 1976. It is now mostly empty, with only 4 of its 24 floors occupied.

Wed 08 July

drink&draw session 8

You are invited to session 8 of drink&draw hosted by the Schieblock Dakcafé on the 2nd Wednesday of every month. This a figure drawing event open to everyone, not just artists. So come by with some paper and pens and let’s get drawing!

Fri 10 July

Opening Challenge Accepted!

MAMA proudly presents Challenge Accepted!, a project presentation by the Animated Youngsters. The Animated Youngsters are a Rookies Junior collective that originated from the talent development program of the same name. Led by MAMA, Challenge Accepted! is the result of a process in which this group of young people quickly developed into the new generation of gaming connoisseurs.

Sun 26 July

Exhibition Margriet Smulders: One Day We Went Out Fishing

ZERP Gallery presents Margriet Smulders’ solo exhibition “One Day We Went Out Fishing”. 

Thu 02 July

Kunstfenster #06: Fortsetzung folgt…

For the past three months the German architect Inge Paeßens has been discovering Rotterdam, meeting many interesting people, going through funny situations and getting to know the city in its entirety. On this occasion we cordially invite you to celebrate the opening of Kunstfenster #06 with us at the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam where she will present the preliminary results of her residency.

Sun 28 June


Kaus Australis welcomes you to visit the studios of our current artists in residence. Massimo Stenta (IT), Rowena Crowe (AU), Thomas Whittaker Kidd (USA) and Raaf Eeken (NL).

Fri 03 July

MASTERS 2015 - Piet Zwart Institute Graduation Show

At the Piet Zwart Institute having space for self-reflection, experimentation, and testing ideas before a public is a subtle balancing act. Students are provided with space to speculate openly, think about what matters to them, and take directions in their work that might not be immediately self-evident or familiar. Our graduates have worked intensively and engaged in research, written reflections, and thematic seminars. Masters 2015 represents the results of these dynamic processes that have taken place over the past two years.

Fri 03 July

Tempted by Tomorrow

In the graduation exhibition Tempted by Tomorrow a broad scope of artists and researchers are presenting the accumulation of their practice based research completed during the past two years of the MA Media Design and Communication program at Piet Zwart Institute. The diverse range of works exhibited demonstrate a critical engagement with the contemporary media landscape.

Fri 26 June

An Encyclopedia of Media Objects

What is an encyclopedia? What are media? What is an object?

Sat 20 June

Tempted by Tomorrow (Nervous About Tonight)

Is the official preview party for “Tempted By Tomorrow” the Master Media Design and Communication graduation exhibition of the Piet Zwart Institute. This evening will be filled with performances, presentations and the opportunity to view installations and discuss the projects that have been produced.

Fri 03 July

Exhibition Reading by Samir Bantal (Executive Manager, OMA)

On the 3th of July Witte de With is pleased to welcome Samir Bantal for a exhibition reading on the exhibition No Humans Involved by HOWDOYOUSAYYAMINAFRICAN?.

Participation to this reading is free.

Tue 09 June

Özlem Altin – No story, no

When researching Witte de With’s exhibition history in preparation of her participation in the In Light Of 25 Years project, artist Özlem Altin was instantly drawn to Pas d’histoire, Pas d’histoire (No Story, No History), the first large scale solo exhibition by Belgian artist Joelle Tuerlinckx in 1994.


Club Witte de With

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Thu 30 July

Open Set Summer School: Workshop with Richie Adomako

Something Happened – The Feeling Process

Virality Meets Reality

Workshop by Richie Adomako // 30 July 2015 // Location: Witte de With, Rotterdam // Language: English