About Rietveld Uncut

Rietveld Uncut is one of the three annual presentation moments of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie since 2009. Within Rietveld Uncut, the process of creating work, contact with the public outside the academy and the relationship to Studium Generale's subjects that change every year play a substantive role. Departments and individual students develop projects in relation to the theoretical frameworks of Studium Generale. Since 2014 leads this collaboration to a simultaneous conference week and exhibition, where making and thinking come together.

Rietveld Uncut is being initiated and organised by curators Tarja Szaraniec and Tomas Adolfs.

Online exhibition: Rietveld Uncut


24 - 27 March 2021

Rietveld Uncut is an annual exhibition of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. Its collaboration with Studium Generale and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam builds up to a simultaneous online conference-week and exhibition in which ‘the making and the thinking’ come together. Students have developed projects in relation to the theoretical framework of Studium Generale under the title Resilient Bodies.

Between March 24-27 2021, Rietveld Uncut presents an online exhibition with 26 projects by Rietveld students in an online environment specially created for the occasion.

This year Studium Generale & Rietveld Uncut are focussing on different experiences and manifestations of the body and (dis)embodiments in art and life. Due to Covid-19, the quarantines and guidelines for physical distancing, we are not only dealing with (our) viral bodies, vulnerable bodies and lonely bodies; in attempts to continue life, we manifest ourselves nonstop behind our screens as virtual bodies and data bodies.


What are experimental and emancipating strategies and practices for fluid embodiments? How can we form resistant collective bodies without losing our own subjectivity and fleshy "matter"? How can we think about this from art practice and theory?

Participating students

Amalie Ebsen Ourø Jensen, Jan Wester, Sunwoo Jung, Mingrui Jiang, Dorin Budușan, Lies Kelder, Vivian Mac Gillavry, Arto vanHasselt, Joris Angenent, Juhee Han, Morgane Billuart, Emma Lou Burkel & Simon Pillaud, Augustinas Milkus, Lim Kwon, Sankrit Kulmanochawong, Wenrui Zhao, Dimme van Harten, Antonia Valentina, Erika Rukavina, Walking Club (Juliette Brederode, Jelly Hogendorp, Eva van der Zand & Nikos Doulos), Albert Rask, Anna Tamm, Luca Heydt, Lucía Vives, Maud Talma, Gina David and Ursula Marcussen

You can visit the exhibition here: rietvelduncut.rietveldacademie.nl