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Programs and events

Visitors Program

The Mondriaan Fund invites foreign guests to orientate themselves on current developments in art in the Netherlands. The fund aims to arouse international interest in contemporary art in the Netherlands and strengthen its position abroad.

The guests work in museums and other exhibition spaces or are, for example, independent curators or critic. They are offered a program that is completely in line with their work practice and interests. In order to be able to provide these tailor-made programmes, the Mondriaan Fund has an extensive network of individuals and organizations from the cultural sector at home and abroad.

About 40 people are invited every year. Participation is at the invitation of the Mondriaan Fund. The selection of guests is made on the basis of proposals from Dutch institutions and embassies and is in line with current events, for example in preparation for biennials, other international events or as a follow-up to orientation trips. More than 300 people have now participated in the program.

View the 2021 visitors program below. Extensive visitor profiles will be published online as soon as possible.

Scouting Busan Biennale: 6-10 December

The Artistic Director of the Busan Biennale in Korea is a guest in our visitors program. She will visit various artists, institutions and museums in Amsterdam, Amersfoort, Utrecht, Eindhoven, Tilburg, Maastricht, The Hague and Rotterdam.

  • Haeju Kim
    Artistic Director of the Busan Biennale 2022

Visit Estonian delegation: 24-26 November

A delegation of art professionals and press from Estonia visited the Netherlands. The program consisted of visits to various contemporary art institutions and museums in Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague. The visit is part of a broader visitor program and preceded a mutual trip by Dutch art professionals and the press to Tallinn. Here, the Dutch Rietveld Pavilion was officially handed over to Estonia for the upcoming edition of the Venice Visual Art Biennale.

Guests:

  • Marika Agu
    Curator and archive project manager at the Estonian Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
  • Maria Arusoo
    Director Estonian Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
  • Maria Helen Känd
    Freelance curator and art critic
  • Kati Ilves
    Artistic Director of European Capital of Culture Tartu 2024
  • Kaarin Kivirähk
    Communications manager at the Estonian Center for Contemporary Art (CCA) and editor-in-chief of the web magazine
  • Peeter Kormašov
    Editor ‘Eesti Päevaleht’
  • Kai Lobjakas
    Director Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design
  • Sten Ojavee
    Curator project manager at the Estonian Center for Contemporary Art (CCA)
  • Kadi Polli
    Director Kumu Art Museum
  • Johanna Rannula
    Director of the Narva Art Residency
  • Peeter Talvistu
    Art historian and curator from Tartu

Follow-up peer-to-peer online meetings: 21-22 Oktober

During the lockdown, online peer-to-peer sessions were organized as a pilot in collaboration with the Flemish Kunstenpunt. The pilot consisted of 10 Belgian curators who gave online feedback on the work of 10 Dutch artists and vice versa; 10 Dutch curators who gave feedback to 10 Belgian artists. Now that traveling between the countries is possible again, part of the group of Flemish artists and curators was a guest in the visitors’ program on 21 and 22 October. The program consisted of speed dates and a visit to various museums and presentation institutions in Amsterdam.

Flemish artists:

  • Fia Cielen
  • Ode de Kort
  • Sarah de Vos
  • Maika Garnica
  • Roel Heremans
  • Natasja Mabesoone
  • Shirley Villavicencio Pizango

Dutch artists:

  • Isabelle Andriessen
  • Maud van den Beuken
  • Mickey Yang
  • Rabi Koria
  • Vibeke Mascini
  • Lorena van Bunningen

Flemish mediators:

  • Pieter Boons
  • Joachim Naudts
  • Sam Steverlynck
  • Stef van Bellingen
  • Danielle van Zuijlen
  • Valerie Verhack

Dutch mediators:

  • Brenda Tempelaar
  • Colin Huizing
  • Josien Pieterse
  • Heske ten Cate
  • Julia Mullié
  • Youri Appelo

De Ateliers: 11-15 October

In the week of October 11-15, a group of 5 art professionals took part in the visitors program. The group was selected at the request of the De Ateliers, an independent artists’ institute. Every year, De Ateliers organizes an exhibition in which the work of artists is brought together who completed their work at the institute that year. The group also visited various museums and presentation institutions in Amsterdam, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.

Visitors:

  • Ali Akbar Mehta
    Transmedia artist, curator and researcher
  • Chris Cyrille
    Poet, art critic and freelance exhibition storyteller
  • Nav Haq
    Associate Director at M HKA – Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp
  • Manuela Moscoso
    Kunst researcher and former curator
  • Francois Piron
    Art critic, curator (a.o. Palais de Tokyo), professor and publisher

Unseen Photo Fair Amsterdam: 17-19 September

In collaboration with Unseen, a group of participants has been selected to take part in the visitors program. The program consisted of a visit to Unseen, various studios, galleries, museums and art institutions in Amsterdam and Rotterdam. A number of network events were also organised.

Visitors:

  • Damarice AMAO
    Associate Curator of Photography at the Centre Pompidou, Musée National d’Art moderne, Paris
  • Marco De Mutiis
    Digital Curator at Fotomuseum Winterthur (Switzerland), and Researcher at the Centre for the Study of the Networked Image at London South Bank University
  • Erick Gudimard
    Director Centre Photographique Marseille
  • Franziska Kunze
    Chief Curator for Photography and Time-Based Media Bayerische Staatsgemäldesammlungen
    Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
  • Anne Lacoste
    Director of the Institut pour la Photographie Lille
  • Henk Moens
    Secretary-general at Institut pour la Photographie, Lille

Art Rotterdam: 1-4 July

In collaboration with Art Rotterdam, a group of participants has been selected to take part in the visitors program. The program consisted of a visit to Art Rotterdam, Sonsbeek (Arnhem), various galleries, museums and art institutions in Rotterdam. A number of network events were also organised.

Visitors:

  • Stef Van Bellingen
    Curator and Director of Contemporary Art Platform WARP in Belgium
  • Carla Donauer
    Art Historian based in Cologne
  • Martin Germann
    Independent Curator
  • Yoriko Ishizawa
    Project-programme Director of Creative Residency Arita in Japan
  • Britta Peters
    Artistic Director of Urbane Künste Ruhr
  • Sam Steverlynck
    Art Critic and Curator

Postacs-open and Amsterdam Art Week: 23-27 June

In collaboration with the Rijksakademie and the Jan van Eyck Academy a group of participants was selected to take part in the visitors program. The program included visits to the Open Studios of both institutions, various galleries, museums and art institutions in Amsterdam and Maastricht. A number of network events were also organised.

Visitors:

  • Elsa Coustou
    Curator and Coordinator of Public Programme Lafayette Anticipations
  • Dr. Clémentine Deliss
    Associate Curator of KW Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin
  • Caroline Dumalin
    Curator. Until recently, she was Artistic Director of artist residency AAIR in Antwerp

Amsterdam Art Week: 16-20 June

In collaboration with Amsterdam Art and the Dutch embassies, a group of participants has been selected to take part in the visitors program during the Amsterdam Art Weekend. The program included visits to the Rijksakademie Open, various galleries, museums and art institutions in the city. A number of network events were also organised.

Visitors:

  • Lorenzo Balbi
    Artistic Director of the MAMbo (Museum of Modern Art in Bologna)
  • Yann Chateigné Tytelman
    Curator, editor and writer based in Brussels
  • Sonia González
    Director Villa Schöningen, Potsdam
  • Joachim Pflieger
    General Director, Fondation Fiminco

Questions & contact

Questions about the Visitors Program? Please get in touch.

Haco de Ridder

senior project officer international relations Send a message