The Rijksakademie offers a two-year international residency programme to around fifty artists that provides space for research, experiment and production of new work. Residents are supported with a studio, a work budget and a stipend and can seek advice from leading art professionals from a wide variety of cultural and creative backgrounds. In addition there is a rich research and production infrastructure, consisting of various technical workshops operated by specialists, a library and a historical and contemporary art collection. Within the interdisciplinary environment of the Rijkskademie there is complete freedom in research and working methods.


The technical workshops at the Rijksakademie have been a site of innovation and experimentation for decades. Led by specialists who work closely together with the residents, the workshops facilitate the exchange of expertise and create the possibility of interdisciplinary projects involving both new and traditional materials and techniques.


In addition to the technical workshops, the Rijksakademie provides the residents with a number of other practical facilities such as several project spaces, a performance studio, a kitchen and a vegetable garden.


The metal workshop includes a complete mechanical and engineering shop, where the emphasis lies on material experimentation and related research. The metal workshop centers mostly on the development and construction of sculptures, installations and associated components, often in close collaboration with the other workshops.

Technical specialists

Stephan Kuderna

List of equipment
Radial drilling machine MK3, 100 – 1280 Rpm32mm
Drill press MK2, 225 – 4300 Rpm18mm
Circular cold saw Eisele315mm
Lathe TOS1000 x 440/800mm
Milling machine Deckel FP1, digital readout300mm, 250mm, 300mm
Pullmax universal sheet metal machineforming 3mm, cutting 2mm
Electric sheet metal guillotine1250 x 2mm
Box and pan sheet metal brake, manual1250 x 2mm, 90mm height
Manual sheet metal roller1250 x 2mm
Ring and profile bendermax. 70mm round
Hydraulic press40t, 500mm stroke
Bench grinder, 240V200mm
Bench grinder, 240Vdiamond wheel
Vertical belt sanding machine, adjustable table200mm band
Polishing and buffing machine400mm
Spot welding machine, water cooled2 x 4mm
MIG/MAG welding machine, water cooled360A
TIG welding machine, AC/DC, water cooled260A
Inverter arc/TIG welder, AC160A
Autogenous welding set
Plasma cutter mobile30mm max.
Blacksmith forge, mobile
Electric chaint800kg
Hand notcher sheet metal 90 degree

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