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Sun 04 October

The Big Draw at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

On 4 and 5 October, the biggest drawing festival - The Big Draw - is coming to Rotterdam. Join one of the many drawing activities at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.

Sat 13 September

Finissage: Manumission & We Overcome by Shehera Grot

Aloekoe Art House presented its first exhibition in Alerta’s Pop-Up gallery.

Fri 05 September

Connected 020@010

Connected 020@010 is an exchange exhibition between artists from Amsterdam’ based gallery Roger Katwijk and Rotterdam’ based gallery Frank Taal.

Thu 07 August

MAMA’s Boys

Salon Des Recyclés: First Generation of Showroom MAMA artists.

Deluxe Rotterdam shows a selection of works by artists who started their carreer at Showroom Mama and are now World Famous.

It’s to show that subsidy can be effective and that they all were great to begin with.

Luuk Bode, Florentijn Hofman, 75B, Boris van Berkum, DJ Chantelle, Sander F. Deluxe, Geert Mul, Niets Smits van Burgst

Fri 05 September

Wouter Venema - A Book with One Page

For the season opening at Galerie Rianne Groen we present a solo exhibition with recent work by current Rijksakademie resident Wouter Venema.

Sun 07 September

Blue notes & mental flowers

Very awesome exhibition of Karin Suter.

Fri 05 September

Galerie Gallery presents Marijke Appelman

Galerie Gallery presents an exhibition by Marijke Appelman.

Fri 05 September

TUDOR BRATU - The Dissidents’ Travel Guide

JOEY RAMONE is pleased to present the 1st solo exhibition in the gallery of Romanian/Dutch artist Tudor Bratu. The private view is on Friday, September 5th, 5-8pm. The show will run till Saturday, October 11th.

Wed 03 September

Lecture: The Great Departure - Contemporary Art in China in the 1980’s and early 1990’s

Artist and curator Andreas Schmid will talk about the making of the seminal exhibition China Avant-Garde, which he curated together with Hans van Dijk and Jochen Noth in 1993, and which travelled from Berlin’s Haus der Kulturen der Welt to the Rotterdam Kunsthal and other venues in Europe.

Sun 07 September


GROOS. and OPPERCLAES. present OPPERGROOS. for the second time. In a series of windowpaintings next to the entrance of GROOS. they present a new Rotterdam talent every month. Next artist is Jacco Bunt!

Thu 28 August


OPPERCLAES. Extra Large is a series of huge murals on the wall where the old Station Hofplein used to be. The next artist in line is Bruce Tsai.

Mon 25 August

Artist-in-residence: Juliane Schmidt

Dresden-based artist Juliane Schmidt will come to Rotterdam this fall to participate in the artist-in-residence program of the Goethe-Institut Rotterdam.

Fri 19 September

Lecture of Paul Noble

Because of his successful exhibition NOBSON in Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, artist Paul Noble is coming to Rotterdam to give a lecture about his work.

Thu 04 September

The Value of Nothing

In five new projects, a group exhibition, Fieldwork Residencies, and an in-depth public program, Rotterdam and international artists reflect on our current economies and value systems.

Thu 04 September

Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists

Our newest exhibition is Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists, which tells the story of the Dutch Curator, archivist and art dealer Hans van Dijk. A man that is not well-known in the Netherlands, but who gained much recognition in the Chinese art world.

Fri 29 August

1001 Inventions

From street lantern to fountain pen and from scalpel to perfume; numerous objects that we use on a daily basis, but of which we do not know that they originated in the century-old Muslim civilization.

Sat 23 August


The House of ABABA proudly presents their first collaboration with The Next Closet, Nicuma and Petra Reijrink with a pop-up weekend in the gallery at Witte de WIthstraat 7 in Rotterdam.

At this exclusive shopping weekend you can hand in your designer items and gold jewelry to give them a new life. The Next Closet also brings their most unique designer items for you to buy!

Feel invited and hand in your designer goodies or come shop around for some serious art, fashion and glam!

Date: 23 - 24 August

Time: 12.00-18.00 hrs.

Sun 31 August

Unveiling the Jazzportrait by Peter Pontiac

Sunday 31st of August at 16:00 a new portrait of one of Rotterdam’s Jazz musicians will be unveiled: ‘Louis de Vries’, painted by ‘Peter Pontiac’.

Thu 04 September

Opening: Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists

Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition dedicated to the life and work of Dutchman Hans van Dijk (1946 – 2002). Dai Hanzhi: 5000 Artists outlines his seminal role in Chinese contemporary art.

Sun 24 August

Finissage Sculpturesque Jokes

Finissage of Sculpturesque Jokes, an exhibition of works on paper by Vicente Fita Botet. The artist will be present.