Rietveld Review(ed) is part of the side programming of the Rietveld Academie’s Graduation Show. 

Rietveld Review(ed) 2023

Rietveld Review(ed) 2023

An interesting addition to the 2023 Graduation Show side programming is the third edition of Rietveld Review(ed). The academy invites external experts from the world of art and design to visit and reflect on the exhibition. What are striking tendencies and themes this graduation year? The reflection report, available from Saturday 8 July at the exhibition entrance and online, will offer visitors depth in their exhibition visit.

Download the reflection report 2023 (pdf) here.

Committee members

Art & Design committee members:

> Audrey Large researches digital cinema and image theory and uses her findings to design material objects. She plays with the boundaries between the digital and the physical.

> Federico Martelli is part of Cookies, a spatial design office based in Rotterdam and Paris. He specializes in museography and exhibition design, and he recently launched OtherNetwork, a digital platform that connects independent art spaces globally. 

> Ghita Skali is an Amsterdam-based artist. She uses odd news, rumours and propaganda to disrupt institutional power structures such as the western contemporary art world, state oppression and government politics. 

> Megan Hoetger is a performance and media historian and curator. Since 2019 she has been programme curator of the arts organization If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution.

Thesis committee members:

> Brenda Tempelaar is an artist and writer, founder and editor of The Long Tail of Art. She publishes on contemporary art and forms a collective together with Rob Leijdekkers and Hedwig Houben.

> Sébastien Tien is an artist, writer and founder and director of the bookstore project Page Not Found, a space for publishing as artistic research in The Hague.

> Paula Albuquerque (Chair) is an artist, scholar working on Surveillance and Specters of Colonialism and Senior Researcher and teacher at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Radio Show

On Saturday 8 July 2023 at 15.00 hrs online radio station Jajajaneeneenee will host a public radio show in the Auditorium (Fedlev building) dedicated to Rietveld Review(ed). Partly connecting to observations in the reflection report but also other related topics. 

Video portraits

The Rietveld Academie also presents video portraits of the Rietveld Review(ed) artists and their projects. With these portraits, the art academy highlights and celebrates remarkable art projects by the next generation of artists. Each video portrait was made in close collaboration with the artist to give insight into their way of thinking and working. Take a look at the portraits here.

Reflection report

You can download the full reflection report as a pdf here

Previous edition: 2022

In 2022, the academy is organising a second edition of Rietveld Review(ed) as part of the Graduation Show’s side programming. An independent, external committee was asked to reflect on the Graduation Show as a whole, and to identify current tendencies and themes within the exhibition. The reflections and observations were processed and turned into a reflection report which is made available here online

Download the reflection report 2022 (pdf) here and go to the Rietveld Review(ed) 2022 page for a recording of the public talk by Ja ja ja nee nee nee and more info.

Previous edition: 2021

Download the reflection report 2021 (pdf) here.

And find here more about the podcast, video portraits, RietveldTV episodes and Eight Cubic Meters exhibitions.


Previous edition: 2020

The first series of video portraits were launched as part of SELECTED 2020. You can watch the video portraits of 2020 here.

Rietveld Review(ed) is initiated to carry on the reflective qualities of Gerrit Rietveld Academie Awards (GRA Awards). The GRA Awards that were given each year to remarkable graduates are discontinued since 2021. More information and previous winners can be found here.