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Editorial – 77 zones for contemporary art in Rotterdam
Since the first edition of Art Map Rotterdam was published in May the number of aesthetic zones increased witth some new, but also lost a few.
Rotterdam is not the first city that comes to mind when considering contemporary art. We have been in so many other European cities—inhabiting other local art scenes—that we almost forgot about our own city. We were curious to know how many spaces, platforms or aesthetic zones for contemporary art are currently active. Be it a physical space with white walls or black holes, virtual on the web, or both, an artist’s project open to the public, a short term or temporary event or presentation, public readings and film screenings, a magazine, a small publishing house, profit or non-profit, artist and/or curator-run, a ‘normal’ gallery, or an art institute. What they all have in common is that they actively take part in the art scene presenting, supporting and promoting CONTEMPORARY ART.
I have come to the stunning conclusion that Rotterdam has (at least) 79 spaces/platforms/aesthetic zones for contemporary art. If you compare this to the art capital Berlin, which has roughly 1 art space per 2 square kilometres, our ratio is 1 to 3. So our city is not the cultural desert I imagined. For a small city (± 580,000 people vs Berlin 3,5 million) this is not bad. Or is it?
It is remarkable that the artists’ initiatives are not white cubes per se, where art objects are exhibited on white walls. Most show an interest in establishing meeting zones for exchange and learning, discursive and performative spaces, the experimental black box, magazines for critical thought and (visual) research, web-based platforms, communal interactions, collaborative office spaces and the street. The institutes and galleries, however, stick to the traditional white cube presentation. Rotterdam Art Map #1 offers a snapshot of art zones and gives information on Rotterdam’s vibrant and dynamic art scene.

Help us to develope the Art Map#2.0 Rotterdam.
New printed version will be out in February 2010 and presented at Art Rotterdam.
So feel free to email us with suggestions and comments if you know other aesthetic zones or think spaces are missing. In the meantime we will keep a dynamic update here on our website.

^Rob Hamelijnck

56 Project spaces / magazines / blogs / publishers etc.

1 ADA Rotterdam / Has moved to Feijenoord
Area for debate and art.
New independent artists’ initiative since September 2008, initiated by 7 Rotterdam-based artists: Maja Bekan, Deirdre M. Donoghue, Loes Hoeijmakers, Gerwin Luijendijk, Margo Onnes, Esmé Valk and Sjoerd Westbroek.
Celebration event of its new studio building Thursday 12 November 8pm.
Bree 93-B
3074 BD Rotterdam
Tram 25 Sandelingplein

2 B.a.d Foundation
Studios, guest studios, events and exhibitions. Founded in 1987 B.a.d currently has 15 members, 2 residencies and 4 guest studios. Good news is that under de banner BTTF! B.a.d to the Future, the building will be turned into a permanent studio complex in 2010.
Talingstraat 5
3082 MG Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 Van Blommesteynweg + Bus 46 Boergoense vliet

3 Bar 2012
Cesare Peeren and 2012 architects organise Recycled Food Dinners + Film Nights for friends on a regular basis. They use recycled ingredients and local organic products. Vegetarian cooking although they sometimes serve Happy Shrimps from De Maasvlakte. The Bar serves local beer and wine from the Netherlands and Italy. Invitation only.
Kruiskade 6,
3012 EH Rotterdam
Opposite the HILTON Hotel
Metro Stadhuis, Tram 4, 7, 20, 25 Hofplein, 5 minute walk from Central Station

4 BART – store / Will close permanently soon!
Independent not-for-profit art-shop project by artists Nina Boas and Hester van Spijk. "We sell products by artists and designers which they have developed and produced alongside their main practice."
Wolphaertstraat 23C
3082 BJ Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 + Bus 44, 46 Wolphaertsbocht

5 Club Attent – CLOSED!!!

6 Club Donny
Biannual magazine about the personal experience of nature in the urban environment. Published by Frank Bruggeman, Ernst van der Hoeven and Ben Laloua/Didier Pascal. Club Donny claims to be ‘stricktly’ unedited. Their website has some interesting links.

7 Corrillos
At the moment they are looking for a new venue to have their monthly meetings.
‘Where the Art Scene in Rotterdam Gathers to Update.’ Invitation only. Initiative by artists Marjolein Dijkman, David Maroto.

8 Cucosa
Artists’ collective in spaces under Hofplein station. They have 14 members working in Cucosa and a large project space.
Raampoortstraat 16
3032 AH Rotterdam
Tram 4 Heer Bokelweg, 10 minute walk from Central Station

9 De Aanschouw
A project begun in 2001 by Daan, Hans Citroen, Walter Birkhoff and Frank Taal. This might be the smallest gallery in the world. Size: 40 x 67 x 115 cm. It is a parasite (show-window next to the door) on café De Schouw. Almost 400 artists have exhibited work here. Exhibition changes every Friday night at 20.30.
Witte de Withstraat 80b
Tram 7 Museumpark

10 DEK–22
Internationaal Lokaal Creatieve activering.
Dek-22 is a young project space curating young Rotterdam artists. In the basement: Ruim22. The new programme started on 23 January.
Willem Buytewechstr. 22
3024 BN Rotterdam
Metro Coolhaven, Tram 8 Pieter De Hoochweg
11 De Fabriek – Moved to Overschie / Spaanse Polder!!!
Self-supporting organisation and collective studio's that started as an underground initiative in a squatted factory building in Delfshaven. From Sept.2009 on the new address is:
Overschieseweg 54
3044 EG Rotterdam

12 De KunstSuper – Galerie
Galerie and project space by Frank Taal (see also De Aanschouw), René Boonstra and Leo de Bie. 6 show a year.
Grote Visserijstraat 7B
3026 CA Rotterdam
Tram 21 and 23, Mathenesserbrug

www.deplayer.nl /  www.com-post.nl / www.deli-light.nl / www.big-mag.nl
DE PLAYER, DSPS, BIGMAG., COM.POST, DELI-LIGHT... and ESPRESSO-BAR OPEN (open Wednesday Thursday and Friday from 1-5pm.) They have a wireless internet connection for all, reading table and shop. The legendary highbrow underground to low-fi über-grund: sound gallery and performance stage has moved again!!! At the moment they have 2 spaces. A small gallery space with coffee bar annex reading room, plus a big space called (former Good Luck Occasions). They also publish BIG MAG, a magazine with special artist’s contributions, containing a 12” vinyl picture disc and print work. The new programme started in June.
Hilleweg 46-b + 49-d
3072 JE Rotterdam
(Next to Sex Shop Helen)
Metro Rijnhaven

14 De Salon
Since 2005 Tamar de Kemp and Maartje Berendsen have organised temporary exhibitions, each time at a different location.

15 De Serafijn
A PDF briefing by artist and writer Q.S. Serafijn. The last issue, number 14, focuses on the aluminium (blindfolded) Equestrian sculpture he made for a brand new town near The Hague and introduces the novel that will come with the statue. Distribution (irregularly) via mail. Subscribe to De Serafijn at: mail@qsserafijn.nl

16 Duende

Studios, guest studios, events and exhibitions. Duende is a self-organised and independent artists’ cooperative housed in a building that has provided 42 studios since 1984 including 2 guest studios.
Tamboerstraat 9
3034 PT Rotterdam
Tram 7 Boezemweg

17 Episode-publishers has recently split into two new publishing companies: post-editions and Jap Sam Books (is no longer based in Rotterdam: www.japsambooks.nl)
The website of episode will stay active for orders and at the moment they have a wharehouse cleaning SALE:
Post Editions
Nina Post
Marconistraat 52
(harbour 357)
3029 AK Rotterdam
Metro Marconiplein

18 Enough Room for Space
Founded by Marjolijn Dijkman and Maarten Vanden Eynde in 2005. ERforS is an artist-run organisation that seeks to explore critical positions for contemporary art in society and to create room for unexpected relations. To name only a few aims. Applications for Enough Room for Space projects can be submitted all year round.
Volmarijnstraat 105a
3021 XL Rotterdam
Tram 4 Claes de Vriese-laan

19 Fam.RUIM
Platform for direct art (meaning artists in direct contact with their public, subject and context). This is a studio, gallery and office for projects. Open at least 3 days a week between 10.00 and 18.00. ‘Koffietijd’ Fridays 12.00 – 15.00. Fam.RUIM is an initiative of Floor Margarita Cornelisse, Anique Alice Weve and Marlous Wessels.
Nieuwe Binnenweg 226a
Tram 4 Claes de Vriese-laan

20 Fucking Good Art
Initiated by artists Rob Hamelijnck and Nienke Terpsma. Non-academic freestylers with a do-it-yourself attitude, agitprop publishers and knowledge producers, working within a specific local context. Since the publication of the first Rotterdam issue in December 2003 they have made issues in Munich, Berlin, Dresden, Copenhagen, Riga and Zurich. Fucking Good Art is published in print and online.
Calandstraat 3-b
3016 CA Rotterdam
Tram 7 Willemsplein
21 Galerie Bodypower CLOSED!!!

22 Gallery 182
New art space by US artist Abner Preis, who loves Rotterdam.
First show called Pimps and prostitutes of a trilogy opened Friday May 8. On display 50 small art pieces. Second show, under the title Daddy Can I Touch Your Birdie, will open in June or July. Mail to Abner: abnerpreis@yahoo.com
Verboomstraat 182-a
3082 JW Rotterdam

23 Het Wilde Weten
Twenty studios and one guest studio, events and exhibitions.
Robert Fruinstraat 35
3021 XB Rotterdam
Tram 4 Heemraadsplein

(A5 The New 16 MM)
hOUTSKOOL is a quaterly published xeroxed artzine in a print run of 500 copies. It is focused on the work-in-progress by international contemporary artists and art critics based in The Netherlands. Correspondence only via snail mail.
Postbus 1446
3500 BK Utrecht

25 Kaus Australis
Studios, guest studios, events and exhibitions. In October 2008 Kaus Australis celebrated its 23rd anniversary. 1360 m2, four studios plus three guest studios / presentation space.
Melanchtonweg 137
3045PN Rotterdam
Metro, Tram 20, 25 Melanchtonweg

26 Kunst&Complex
17 studios, and 3 guest studios and presentations. Established in 1981. In the same building as BuroDijkstra Art Gallery.
Keileweg 26
3029 BT Rotterdam
Metro Marconiplein, actually you’d better come by car or bicycle

27 Kunst Rotterdam Noord
Artist Carlo van Driel started an art space a few years ago in Station Noord, a 1950s building by neglected Dutch architect Sybold van Ravesteyn, who also designed Station Rotterdam Central Station and Blijdorp Zoo. Many of his buildings have been demolished.
Contact: Bergweg 8
3036 BA Rotterdam
Tram 4, Station Noord

28 NAC
Foundation NAC (New Studios Charlois) is a non-profit organisation, initially founded to arrange the self-management of studio spaces for artists. NAC has over a hundered addresses in Charlois. Their aim is to stimulate artistic activities. NAC supports the following art spaces: L.P. Hendriks, Club Attent, W Lfr_t project spaces, BART-store, Gallery 182 and Half Juni. NAC also has 2 guest residencies called Zimmerfrei #1 & 2. NAC-Office is open on Wednesdays from 10:00-14:00
Godschalkstraat 5
3084 RA Rotterdam

29 Pages
Pages was launched in 2004 by Rotterdam-based Iranian artists Nasrin Tabatabai and Babak Afrassiabi. Pages’ projects are defined through activities such as the bilingual Farsi?/ English magazine, architectural proposals, video documentations and installation works.

Expositieruimte voor moderne kunst (exhibition space for modern art) founded in November 2008 by Evelien de Jong and Richard Trifunovi.
Essenburgsingel 68 bgr.
3022 EB Rotterdam
Bus 38, 40, 44 Beukelsdijk, or 15 minute walk from Central Station
31 RAiR–Rotterdam Artist in Residencies
RAiR is a new foundation initiated in 2008 by B.a.d Foundation, Duende Studios, Kaus Australis, Kunst & Complex and Het Wilde Weten. These artist-run studio buildings joined forces, aiming at a cooperation between their different residency programmes in order to maximise their potential and to create a platform for international artists in Rotterdam and beyond.

32 salle DEMAIN
A meeting and office space founded in November 2003. Artists involved are Andreia Costa, Claudia Borges, Frank Hanswijk, Leslie Robbins, Michel van Adrichem, Natasa Heydra and Steffen Maas. It is a studio space based on collaboration. It is not a public space per se, although the public is occasionally invited for events. They have a presentation room, a print room, a project space, a canteen and office garden.
Mauritsstraat 167
3012CH Rotterdam
Tram 4, 7 Eendrachtsplein

33 Sandersgeluk
An interdisciplinary collective founded by Fransje Kraaij, Sander Zweerts de Jong and Rineke Kraaij. Sandersgeluk collaborates with artists, journalists, scientists and business people, publishes a non-glossy magazine and organises a monthly interdisciplinary Sunday afternoon. Every Wednesday breakfast (werkontbijt) from 7.30–9.30 am. at Superlokaal PUP68, Pupillenstraat 68 Rotterdam West.
Pupillenstraat 68
Postbus 25063
3001 HB Rotterdam
Tram 4 Aelbrechtskade

Small independent publishing house run by Ben Schot specialising in works of the historical avant-garde and the counterculture.
SEA URCHIN editions
PO BOX 25212
3001 HE Rotterdam

35 Studio 3005
Small independent publishing house run by Marc Vleugels for literature, art, architecture, and philosophy.
Insulindestraat 93-b
3038 JG Rotterdam

36 Studio Hergebruik
Shop, exhibition space, temporary guest studio, space for workshops, documentation centre and meeting place. Involves design, art and fashion.
Coolsingel 53
3012 AA Rotterdam
Metro Stadhuis, Tram 4, 7, 20, 25 Hofplein, 5 minute walk from Central Station

37 Sub-Urban Video Lounge
Initiative of Toine Horvers in the basement of Urban Espresso Bar since November 2004. Video projections from 12:00 to 17:00. Open Tuesday – Saturday from 09:00 to 7:30, Sunday and Monday from 11:00 to 17:30.
Botersloot 44a
3011 HH Rotterdam
Metro, Tram 21 Blaak

38 Surinoemer
Artist Arnold Schalks, formerly of Vrije Schuur and Schuurpapier fame, treats us to a new project: the Surinoemer. The first issue was launched on 11 December 2007 in Paramaribo, in an edition of 250, photocopied. Digital copy available on the website.

39 This Neck of the Woods – Dwelling for Intervals
A project by Canadian artist Yvette Poorter. ‘At the end of 2006, the Rotterdam site of This Neck of the Woods reverted to the jurisdiction of her Royal Highness Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. In 2007 and 2008, the resident technician has taking the forest residency and archives on the road as Knock on Woods.

40 Trendbeheer
Digital meeting place (digitale hanghoek) of Jeroen Bosch, Niels Post and friends. They post updates with their smart phones on new trends in the (Rotterdam) art world. Fotolog and blog. Jeroen Bosch once wrote on the blog: this is plain advertisement for artist friends.
41 TWAMM - Tribe without a medicine man!
TWAMM is a group of 14 creative people from Rotterdam and environs who want to show their art and produce on demand.

42 Volksrekorders
Web-based platform run by 9 artists with an interest in public art.


44 W Lf_rt Projectspaces
Beautifully renovated small community space for performance based art, with 2 project spaces, a communal garden and kitchen.
Wolphaertstraat 25b+c
3082 BK Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 + Bus 44, 46 Wolphaertsbocht

45 Wormhole
Magazine for drawing, initiated by Ronald Cornelissen. First issue was released in 2000. Artists are invited to contribute or to produce a special issue. You can buy Wormhole at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Atheneum and Boekie Woekie in Amsterdam, or order online.

46 Zuid Explorer
Every last Sunday of the month non-guided tour. From 13:00 to 17:00 art shops, project spaces and galleries are open in Oud-Charlois on the south side of the river.


Eendrachtsplein 16
The gallery opens with:
Michel Wieggers
Thomas I’Anson
Opening on Saturday 6 February:
3 – 7 pm

Sils Rotterdam
Sils Rotterdam is a new project space hosted by A Locatie (this is also where coffee bar Half Juni resides) in Charlois that will start its program in January. The program will feature a series of 5 group exhibitions. The space is run by an international team of curators/artists; Stefano Calligaro, Rachel Carey, Teresa Iannotta, David Stamp co-founder of L.P.Hendriks, Martijn in’t Veld co-founder of the social platform/ coffee bar Half Juni, and Kathrin Wolkowicz.
c/o A Locatie
Wolphaertsbocht 51
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 + Bus 44, 46 Wolphaertsbocht

Gallery Van Krimpen
Wim van Krimpen former director of de Kunsthal and Gemeente museum Den Haag opened his gallery on Saturday 9. His bigger plan is to establish a cluster of 5 galleries in 1 building.
Oude Binnenweg 25.

Performance Art Event - PAE
International platform for performance art initiated by artists Nina Boas and Martijn Stellinga. Their partners are; dKC Rotterdam; Nina Boas; Stichting NAC; Tent.CBK; Wolfart Projectspaces.
Contact: mail@performanceartevent.nl

OCW - podium voor Kleinschaligheden
Artist Arnold Schalks (see also Surinoemer) opens a space for art, dance, music, literature, theatre and cinema in an old school building. The space is circa 41 m2 and only 30 people can attend the presentations. For upcoming first OCW-evening programme in November on Friday 20, Saturday 21, and Sunday 22 booking is required because places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment, programme starts 20:15.
Osseweistraat 35, lokaal 11
3023 DB Rotterdam
Metro Coolhaven, Tram 4 Ruilstraat

De Zwarte Ruyter + NEW! Bookstore
De Zwarte Ruyter is a new research and presentation space for contemporary art and visual culture by Tijs Bakker, Judith Vogt, and Bonno van Doorn. Just opened: BookCase is a bookstore for artist books, publications, editions, and magazines.
Van Der Takstraat 107
3071 LK Rotterdam
Bus 32 and 48 Noordereiland

L.P. Hendriks
Nomadic project space by Piet Zwart graduates David Stamp (UK), and PZi student Derek Brunen (CAN) and Martijn In't Veld (see also Half Juni). It is a good thing to notice that people stay in Rotterdam initiating an art space. SUPER! Contact via email.

Half Juni
1ste coffee-bar Op Zuid. This is how the artists Iddo Drevijn and Martijn in ‘t Veld see their meeting zone that opened its doors beginning of July. You can have a “good” coffee, go online with your laptop, and read artists publications and magazines. Open from Thursday – Sunday 1pm – 5pm.
Wolphaertsbocht 51 Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 + Bus 44, 46 Wolphaertsbocht

Michel van Adrichem – known from Salle de Bain and Salle Demain – started a gallery on a 24 meter long wall in his home in The Red Apple. His motto: Free Panorama Views for ALL. Wallgallery opened on the magical date and time: 9.09.09 at 9pm. Visits by appointment only, or join the guest list for airy openings!
The Red Apple at 37th floor.
Wijnbrugstraat 330
3011 XW Rotterdam
Metro Blaak


De KetelFactory
Hoofdstraat 44, Schiedam.

Stedelijk Museum Schiedam
Hoogstraat 112-114 Schiedam.

MONU – Magazine on Urbanism
Bi-annual international forum for artists, writers and designers that are working on topics of urban culture, development and politics. MONU has been founded in 2004 by Bernd Upmeyer together with his Rotterdam based Bureau of Architecture, Research and Design (BOARD) and managed by MONU's managing editor Beatriz Ramo.
Delftsestraat 27
3013 AE Rotterdam

The SingerSweatShop is a new cultural hotspot in the centre of Rotterdam. Young artists from various fields have their studios and organize exhibitions, events, workshops, parties, high teas, filmnights, and promote “gezelligheid” of the highest level! This is not my personal experience but what I read on their website. Situated in the old Singer building – the first building on the Hoogstraat after the German bombardment in 1940. SingerSweatShop started in August 2007.
Hoogstraat 170
3011 PV Rotterdam
Entrance around the back on Zijl.
Metro Blaak

Studio NL 01.08.04
Project and production organisation, recently published the book Language in art, chronicle of the art manifestation Poetry&Art for Poetry International Festival which it produced in 2004, 2005 and 2006.
The foundation provides 4 studio’s, a workshop and a residency at Studio Pompstraat.
Pompstraat 44c
3082 RT Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven/change to Tram 2 Waalhaven/Wolphaertsbocht

Karlsson's Kabinet
On the corner of Vredenoordlaan en Vlinderstraat you will find a window that is used as a vitrine. Like De Aanschouw this Kabinet is open 24/7. Karlsson is a artists collective since 1999 with 10 studios specialy build on top of a building owned by de Nieuwe Blauwen. Contact Marijn van der Waa.
Vredenoordlaan 12 D / next to Vlinderstraat 3
3061 RL Rotterdam

Het Plafond
Ruimte voor kunsten en cultuur in the apartment of artist Willem Besselink and art historian Guus Vreeburg. Since spring 1997, no regular opening hours. Visible day and night.
Gedempte Zalmhaven 761
3011 BT Rotterdam

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Edition Fink
Do you read me?!
Motto distribution
Print Room
Bökship London
Kunsthalle Basel-bookshop
WIELS Brussels
Witte de With-bookshop
Museum Boijmans-bookshop
Kunsthal Charlottenborg books


14 Institutes
47 Arminius
Podium for art, culture and debate in late 19th-century church opposite Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen.
Museumpark 3
3015 CB Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

48 Blaak 10
Gallery of Willem de Kooning Academie.
Witte de Withstraat 7a
3012 BK Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark + Trams 8, 20 Blaak

49 De Unie
Platform for debate, art and culture, café and restaurant. Monthly film programme Off Screen organised and presented by Christiaan van Schermbeek.
Mauritsweg 34 - 35
3012 JT Rotterdam
5 minute walk from Central Station


Showroom for Media and Moving Art was founded in 1997 by Cees van Wijk and artist Boris van Berkum as an exhibition space for young artists (16-26 years old). MAMA was run by Jeroen Everaert and Boris van Berkum. Jeroen left in 2003 to start his own company, Mothership. Boris resumed his career as an artist in 2007. The currently director is Nous Faes. They even have a fast course in curating: Mister Miyagi.
Witte de Withstr. 29 - 31
3012 BL Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

51 Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
Collections of old masters, modern and contemporary art, applied arts and design. Annual budget is approximately 12 million euros, admission 9 euros. Free admission on Wednesdays.
Museumpark 18 - 20
3015 CX Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

52 Piet Zwart Institute
Institute for postgraduate studies and research. Public programme with exhibitions, lectures, screenings and publications. The institute also organises presentations at WORM on a regular basis. Piet Zwarts' first director Anke Bangma was recently succeeded by Vanessa Ohlraun from Berlin.
Karel Doormanhof 45
3012 GC Rotterdam
Metro + Trams 4 & 7 Eendrachtsplein.

53 Rechtsachter
Small exhibition space (± 25 m2) in Centrum Beeldende Kunst (CBK), which was established in 1982 to support art production in Rotterdam and stimulate the art scene. It also houses the Kunstuitleen (art rental).
Nieuwe Binnenweg 75
3014 GE Rotterdam
Tram 4 Gouvernestraat, 7 Eendrachtsplein

Sculpture International Rotterdam
Head: Dees Linders. Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR) was set up in 1999 to focus attention on the city’s impressive collection of public sculptures and to ensure their long-term preservation. Over the next few years their focus is on  the complex and intriguing public domain around the Coolsingel (from the Hofplein to the Erasmus Bridge) the area around the Central Station and the Laurenskwartier.
SIR opened a FREE cinema in October 2009. Tuesday - Friday 5 - 8 pm, Saturday and Sunday open from 2 - 6 pm.
Coolsingel 47
Metro Stadhuis

54 Stadscollectie
A collection of contemporary art by artists working in Rotterdam and Rijnmond, established in 1988 within Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen. Former curators were Jan van Adrichem, Dees Linders, Arno van Roosmalen, Wilma Sütö and the trio: Patricia Pulles, Bregje van Woensel and Annemartine van Kesteren a.k.a Digital Little Sisters.
Two new stadsconservatoren just started: Saskia van Kampen and Louise Schouwenberg. But the rumour is that Louise already resigned.
Museumpark 18 - 20
3015 CX Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

55 Tent. CBK
In the same building as Witte de With CBK rents 1000 m2 exhibition space since 1999. At the moment they celebrate their 10th anniversary. Tent. was established in order to show art from Rotterdam and is currently led by Mariette Dölle. Recently she started the curator-in-residency programme. First guest was Fatos Üstek from Istanbul.
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

56 't Gemaal
Tent.CBK, The Historical Museum and Kosmopolis are joining forces for two years starting January 2009 at the Afrikaanderplein. This programme is supported by Pact op Zuid and Vestia.
Pretorialaan 141 Rotterdam Zuid
Metro Maashaven

57 V2

Institute for the Unstable Media. In 25 years V2 has developed from an artist-run space (started in Den Bosch) into an interdisciplinary centre for art and media technology. Maybe best known for the DEAF festival organised every 2 years.
Eendrachtstraat 10
3012 XL Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

58 Witte de With
Established in 1990 as a centre for contemporary art with the mission to introduce contemporary art and theory in the context of the city of Rotterdam as well as the Netherlands as a whole. Former directors: Chris Dercon, Bartomeu Marí, Catherine David, and Hans Maarten vd Brink. Current director: Nicolaus Schafhausen.
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

WORM concerts, WORM cinema, WORM bar, radio WORM, WORM station, WORM book and record shop and Film workshop (16mm). Chef de mission: Obersturmbahnführer Hajo Doorn of the V.O.C. Achterhaven 148
3024 RC Rotterdam
Metro, Tram 4 Delfshaven


10 Galleries
60 Galerie Cokkie Snoei
Established in 1989 on the Witte de Withstraat. Since 1995 in her current location. Cokkie opened a second gallery in Amsterdam at Easter.
Mauritsweg 55
3012 JX Rotterdam
Tram 4 and 7 Eendrachtsplein
Cokkie Snoei Amsterdam:
Hazenstraat 11
1016 SM Amsterdam

61 Galerie Delta
Hans Sonnenberg organised the first ZERO exhibition in 1959. Galerie Delta started in 1962 in the Witte de Withstraat. In 1977 he moved to the current location. Delta was the first Dutch gallery to show Jean-Michel Basquiat. This is the only gallery I know of without a website.
Oude Binnenweg 113
3012 JB Rotterdam
Metro, Tram 4, 7 Eendrachtsplein

62 Hommes / NEW! 2 residencies available
Exhibition space for contemporary art including espresso bar and reading table.
Artist in Residence
In september 2009 Hommes started a residency program with 2 Artists in Residence-studio's. Foreign artists can apply for a residency of 6 months upto 1 year. Studio's are 60 m2, furnished, plus internet. Price 375 or 400,- all included.
Charloisse Kerksingel 14
3082 DA Rotterdam
Metro Maashaven / change to Tram 2 Wolphaerstbocht + Bus 46 Rietdijk

63 Mirta Demare
Space for contemporary art and exchange programme between Holland and South America. Mirta Demare has an emphasis on South America and art in the public realm.
Bergsingel 176-b
3037 GN Rotterdam
Tram 4 Eudokiaplein

64 MK Galerie
MK Galerie is a member of F.E.A.G.A. (Federation of European Art Gallery Association) & NGA (Nederlandse Galerie Associatie).
Recently Karmin Kartowikroma and Emmo Grofsmid opened a beautiful big second space in Berlin at Rudi-Dutschke-Strasse 26 (former Kochstrasse 60) Berlin. Together with Onno van Toor Karmin started the new Rotterdam gallery magazine: What's Up. www.whatsupmagazine.nl
Witte de Withstraat 53
3012 BM Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

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66 Phoebus Rotterdam
Established 1990. Also readings and discussions. Eendrachtsweg 61
3012 LG Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

67 Galerie Poonberg
Visits on oppointment only.
Taxusstraat 20
3061 HT Rotterdam
Tram 7 Jericholaan

68 RAM
Blekerstraat 10
3011 CH Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

69 Ron Mandos / Moved to Amsterdam

70 Vivid
Gallery for design and art run by Aad Krol and Saskia Copper. They issue a monthly e-newsletter.
William Boothlaan 17-a
3012 VH Rotterdam
Tram 7 Museumpark

71 Wilfried Lentz
For 8 years Wilfried Lentz has been director of SKOR (Foundation Art and Public Space). On Saturday 26 April 2008 he opened his gallery. The gallery space is tucked away in the middle of the Groot Handelsgebouw designed by Dutch modernist architect Hugh Maaskant on the 1st floor, facing the main courtyard. Not so easy to find; ask at the front desk for directions.
Groothandelsgebouw Unit C1.140. Stationsplein 45
3013 AK Rotterdam
Centraal Station


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