Amsterdam Art Week program

Opening hours:

Wednesday 11 May: 12 – 18 hrs
Thursday 12 May: 12 -18 hrs
Friday 13 May: 12 – 19 hrs (drinks from 17 – 19 hrs)
Saturday 14 May: 12 – 18 hrs
Sunday 15 May: 12 – 19 hrs (drinks and performance from 17 -19 hrs)


Friday 13 May, from 21 hrs at Het Hem, Zaandam

A Seat & A Dance
Brechje Krah and Alec Mateo
Performance during Het HEM and Friends
22:00 – 22:20 Dexter Room, Het HEM, Zaandam

A cacophony of memories bleed into each other across oceans and generations. Brechje Krah and Alec Mateo bring close the stories of Cyrilio and the grandmother to find comfort in the chaos of narrative, its finality betrayed. A performance in reading and sound.

Alec Mateo is a Dominican Writer and performer from New York working with poetry, sound, and movement to explore fugitive subjectivities and modes of togetherness. He is a participant at the Sandberg Institute Critical Studies Department and will be graduating in June this year.
Brechje Krah is a writer and designer from Amsterdam, graduated from the Royal Academy in The Hague, researching liquid modernity. She likes to work with clay and movement and is interested in the capacities and limitations of time.

Sunday 15 May, 17 – 19 hrs at P/////AKT

Root Canal – I’ll Never Be a Star, I’ve Always Been the Moon mixtape launch and bingo
Live performance by echo + seashell
Bar open from 17 hrs, start performance at 17.15 hrs

echo + seashell are artists Henna Hyvärinen (Finland) and Susan Kooi (Netherlands). Their collaboration consists of live music performances, videos and exhibitions. Critics have varied from ‘East London meets Scandinavia?’ to the duo using the word ‘baby’ too much. The music is often produced in collaboration with different musicians, resulting in variations in both style and genre. The lyrics and way of speaking form the core, the ‘baby soul’ of echo + seashell.”

echo + seashell have performed amongst others at Paradiso, de Appel Arts Centre, de Ateliers, OT301 and for Girls Like Us at Butchers Tears in Amsterdam, 1646 in the Hague, showroom MAMA and Worm in Rotterdam, Flutgraben in Berlin, Sorbus and Bombshelter in Helsinki, UP STATE in Zurich, the Others in Turin, the Antagon Festival and Tehdas Theater in Turku, Fokidos in Athens, the Legion in Calgary, the Banff Centre in Banff and Selectors in Vancouver.

Fourteen artists, musicians and writers were invited to contribute to the mix tape I’ll Never be a Star I’ve Always Been the Moon, initiated by the artist collective Root Canal. As a constructive answer to the difficulties of organizing physical exhibitions in the past year, the mix tape is recorded on classic tape cassettes, which are sent out to potential listeners and bring a group exhibition to their homes. Every contributor received carte blanche for the content of their recording, with the sole restriction that it could not be longer than 5 minutes. The resulting mix tape – an eclectic amalgam of contributions ranging from spoken word to noise poetry to dream interpretations, alternated among others with Finnish rap, garage punk and cover songs – will be presented in the P/////AKTSALON for the duration of the Art Weekend.

(image, by Sophie Lee)


Sunday 15 May, 17 – 19 hrs at P/////AKT

Kunstverein Mobile Merch Shop

Kunstverein will be selling a fresh batch of March Merch goodies at their mobile merch shop on various locations. On Sunday 15 May from 17 – 19 hrs they will be present on  P/////AKT’s doorstep, with socks by type designer Jungmyung Lee, pins by artist-designer Mariavittoria Campodonico and stickers by designer Linda van Deursen. Come and get them while they are not yet hot!

11 May – 13 August 2022 at Capital C

It’s Your Birthday
Amsterdam Art Gallery at Capital C
Thu (17 – 21), Fri – Sat (12 – 18), Sun (12 – 17)

“This year, Amsterdam Art Week celebrates its 10th anniversary and the best way to celebrate is with a party. Together with our participants we have put together an exhibition with artworks that represent different phases of a party: from the preparations and the party itself to the afterparty and the subsequent hangover. All works in the exhibition are for sale. Who will you surprise with a birthday present?”

Anders Dickson will present a work for sale:
innocent pinata, 2021 (photography, plexiglass, foamboard, wood, 40 x 50 x 10 cm)