The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam proudly presented its annual Graduation Show, featuring work by almost 160 fine art and design graduates.

Once a year, the academy’s corridors and classrooms are turned into 5,800 square meters of exhibition space. Here the graduates, from fourteen specialisations, presented the thought-provoking results of their work and vision.


Gerrit Rietveld Academie 

Graduation Show 2022 
6 - 10 July  
Wed-Sat: 10.00 – 21.00 hrs. 
Sun: 10.00 - 16.00 hrs

Free entry

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Gerrit Rietveld Academie 

Fred.Roeskestraat 96 

1076 ED Amsterdam 


Opening times

Wednesday 6 July 2022: 10.00-21.00 hrs

Thursday 7 July 2022: 10.00-21.00 hrs

Friday 8 July 2022: 10.00-21.00 hrs

Saturday 9 July 2022: 10.00-21.00 hrs

Sunday 10 July 2022: 10.00-16.00 hrs



The opening of the Graduation Show took place on Tuesday 5 July. With: Performance Content y Contenido, Acknowledgments and intro Ben Zegers, the opening speech by Annelies van Eenennaam and concluded with a performance of Bby Eco.

Rietveld Review(ed) 2022

This year, the academy is organizing 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 spot current tendencies and themes within the exhibition. The reflections and observations are processed and turned into a reflection report that you can find here.

Video documentation 

For people at home, the academy offers video documentation of several graduation presentations. These videos can be found here:

Photographer in Residence

Photographer Michel Sylla is the Photographer in Residence of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam (HvA) for the academic year 2022-2023! Every year, a jury from the HvA visits the Photography department’s presentation during the Graduation Show of the Rietveld Academie. This year, they selected Sylla. According to the jury: "Michel's graduation work is about his own memories and the jury is eager o see how Michel will adopt this approach to working with other people's memories. As Michel uses 3D software, the jury also sees exciting opportunities for Michel to join forces with experts in this field from the HvA and further develop innovative ways of retelling personal stories."

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The 2022 Graduation Show PR-campaign is designed by graphic design graduates William Becker, Fanni Falucskai, Marie Gertsen, Łukasz Matuszewski, and Luca Putz 

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Looking back: More about the previous Graduation Show 2021