Jan van Toorn (1932–2020)
We are looking for two new members for our Supervisory Board
Next steps for creating a safe working environment
Statement regarding the NRC article published October 31 about former Rijksakademie resident Julian Andeweg
Open Call Art Mediation Course 2021 - postponed until further notice
On 26 October, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts presented the annual Amsterdam Prize.
We have just launched our new website. It serves as a year-round window to the Rijksakademie, offering us opportunities to share more about the residency, its participants, our public programme, and the broader network of institutions, activities, and alliances we are part of.
Kees Hin (1936-2020)
We are sad about the passing of Kees Hin
Royal Prize for Modern Painting
Open Call Theodora Niemeijer Prize
Education from Below: Art as a site for learning
Together with MACBA, Barcelona and curators collective WHW, Zagreb, the Rijksakademie organises a two-year collaborative programme that explores art as a place for dialogue, collective learning and imagination.
A visual impression of 150 years of Rijksakademie
Rijksakademie alumnus Kévin Bray was asked by designer Roosje Klap to create a visual impression of 150 years of Rijksakademie, commissioned by OCW (The Ministry of Education, Culture and Science).
Rijksakademie on the map with podcast tour by Hans Aarsman
On 2 July we published 'Rijksakademie on the map, 150 years of works in Amsterdam', a city map of Amsterdam with 441 works of art in public space by artists who have been affiliated with the Rijksakademie for the past 150 years.
Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten extends celebration of its 150th anniversary
Today, exactly 150 years ago, the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten was established by law by King William III. Earlier this year, the Rijksakademie launched the anniversary programme 'Activating Pasts, Practising Futures', filled with talks, presentations and renewed collaborations.
Arvo Leo at Artis
Rijksakademie alumnus Arvo Leo (RA 17/18) will start his artist residency in ‘de Salmhuisjes’ in ARTIS in September.
Open Studios moved to April 2021
The current residency period is extended until May 2021. The selection process for new artists has been postponed until the fall of 2020 and the next group of artists will start in the summer of 2021.
Artists for Moria
On 21 April State of Concept Athens has launched the fundraiser Artists for Moria, to assist the work of Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Greece in the refugee camp of Moria on the island of Lesvos, Greece.
Ansuya Blom receives the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Art 2020
Following the latest governmental measures to prevent the spread of coronavirus, the Rijksakademie will be closed to public until further notice, and many of our staff members will be working from home.
Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2020
Resident Özgür Kar and alumna Isabelle Andriessen have been nominated for the Volkskrant Beeldende Kunstprijs 2020.
Aditya Mandayam (1983–2019)
We are sad to hear that artist Aditya Mandayam has passed away on December 31. Aditya was resident at the Rijksakademie in 2012 and 2013.