Rijksakademie Open Studios 2023

The dates of the Open Studios are set! Happy with our new consecutive long-weekend format, our 2023 edition takes place from 2 – 4 and 8 – 11 June.

During Open Studios up to 50 artists in residence will share their artistic practice and present what has emerged from a period of experimenting, researching and producing new work. For a fortnight, all corridors and spaces in the building will be buzzing with creativity, with in addition to the multi-faceted studio presentations, an extensive programme of performances, films and talks. Visitors will have the chance to engage with the different practices and ideas the artists have developed that push boundaries of what contemporary art can be and do.

Residents 2022/2023
Noor Abed, Tewa Barnosa, Cihad Caner, Yun Choi, Jacky Connolly, Timo Demollin, Vince Donders, Ali Eslami, Mandy Franca, Juan Arturo García, Rajyashri Goody, Lisette de Greeuw, Ola Hassanain, Winnie Herbstein, Abul Hisham, Hsu Che-Yu, Katarina Jazbec, Kahee Jeong, Annelies Kamen, Ayşen Kaptanoğlu, Zeynep Kayan, Tom K Kemp, Susanne Khalil Yusef, Karel van Laere, Reyhan Lál, Benjamin Li, Fiona Lutjenhuis, Vibeke Mascini, Zauri Matikashvili, Jota Mombaça, Shaun Motsi, Rossella Nisio, Ai Ozaki, Natalia Papaeva, Amol K Patil, Peng Zuqiang, Moe Satt, Selma Selman, Mikołaj Sobczak, eva susova, Danae Tapia, Fransix Tenda Lomba, Martin Toloku, Miloš Trakilović, Daniel Vorthuys, Agnes Waruguru, Peng Zhang, and guest resident Vita Buivid. Other recent guest residents, Julia Janssen, Aram Lee, Woong Yong Kim and Taiki Sakpisit, will contribute to the performance, film and talks programme.

The artistic coordination of this year's Open Studios is in the hands of Rijksakademie advisors Metahaven.

  • Buy your ticket(s) for the Open Studios via this link.

    Please note: there will be no ticket sales at the door. Tickets can only be purchased online.

    • Tickets: €10
    • Discount tickets: €5
      (Student-, CJP-, or Amsterdam City Card / blauwe ruit)
    • Entrance free:
      Amsterdam City Card / groene stip

      Children aged up to 12 years can enter for free and don't need to have a ticket.

    Please bring your discount card with you to the entrance.

    If you would like to change or cancel your ticket, please reach out to openstudios@rijksakademie.nl.

  • Friday 2 – Sunday 4 June
    12:00 – 19:00

    Thursday 8 – Saturday 10 June
    12:00 – 19:00

    Sunday 11 June
    12:00 – 17:00

    Please note that you can enter no later than half an hour before closing time.

  • • There is no cloakroom at the Rijksakademie. Handbags are allowed if they are smaller than A4. Unfortunately, there is no room for backpacks. A limited number of lockers is available at the entrance.

    • It’s not allowed to bring food and drinks inside the building. There are different snacks and drinks available at the Rijksakademie courtyard, which you can enjoy there.

    • Dogs are not allowed, with the exception of service dogs.

    • For environmental reasons, we are not offering a printed map of the building. You can access our digital floor plan via the QR code that you can scan with your phone at the entrance. If you do prefer a printed version, you can download and print the map via our website (available from 31 May).

    • This year artists are offering sound clips with short interviews. They can be accessed via the QR code on the artists' studio signs, by scanning the QR code with your phone. Do bring your earphones, if you would like to listen.

  • The Rijksakademie is located in the former Kavallerie-Kazerne, near the centre of Amsterdam. The building is situated next to the Muiderpoort, close to the Tropenmuseum and ARTIS and within easy reach of the NS stations.

    The Weesperplein Metro station is a 7-minute walk from the Rijksakademie. Tram 7, 14 and 19 stop in front of the door (Alexanderplein stop). Find more detailed directions at the bottom of our contact-page.

    Please note that there is no possibility to park your car or bike on our premises.

    There is wheelchair access to the greater part of the building.

    If you need assistance during your visit, you can reach out to us at openstudios@rijksakademie.nl. We will then contact you about the possibilities of providing you with the appropriate support.

  • Rijksakademie Open Studios kicks off during Amsterdam Art Week that turns the capital into an international hub for art lovers, collectors, art professionals and promising and renowned artists. For five days, you get to know the latest developments in contemporary art at the more than 50 participating galleries, project spaces, museums and residencies. They will present a varied programme of exhibitions, performances, screenings, lectures and artists' talks. The 11th edition of Amsterdam Art Week will take place from 31 May to 4 June 2023.

Public Programme

Our calendar of events, project presentations, talks & readings.