Rietveld Review(ed) 2023

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam is proud to present ten new video portraits of selected 2023 graduation projects as part of Rietveld Review(ed). 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.

These videos first premiered on 9 February 2024 at Melkweg Cinema, with after the screening a moderated talk and Q&A by Luuk Heezen with participants Ada Jochimsen, Dorin Budușan and Lian Bi about life after graduation.

Current tendencies and themes  

Rietveld Review(ed) is part of the side programming of the Rietveld Academie’s Graduation Show. It is a tool for reflecting on the class of 2023, and consists of three parts: a reflection report, a public talk about the report and a series of video portraits. The reflection report contains the findings of a committee of external art and design professionals. They were asked: what stands out in this year's graduation show and theses? Are there recurring motifs, materials or ways of exhibiting? And what do these trends tell us about this generation of graduates? The report is available here (pdf). The committee was also asked to select several projects that support their observations; these projects can now be seen in the video portraits made by Luuk Heezen and Rik Lauwen.

Committee members 

This year's visual arts committee members were: Audrey Large, Federico Martelli, Ghita Skali and Megan Hoetger. This year's thesis committee consisted of: Brenda Tempelaar, Sébastien Tien and Paula Albuquerque (chair). Read more about all members here.


The video portraits show the work of: Rebekka Bank, Carla F. van den Berg, Lian Bi, Dorin Budușan, Nanna Due, Luca Mosbech Fedele, Ada Jochimsen, Özgür Deniz Koldaș, Ran-Re Reimann and Stella Sterk

Video series 

The approximately three-minute videos make the artworks accessible to a wider audience; the projects outlive the week of the Graduation Show (5–9 July, 2023) and can also be seen internationally. The videos give you the chance to (re)experience the art projects, but above all to dive deeper into the work and hear more about the artist's ideas and inspirations.

This is the fourth year in a row that the Rietveld Academie has produced these video portraits. Taken as a whole, each series provides insight into the recurring themes and techniques that the Rietveld Academie graduates were focusing on at that particular time.

All previous editions can be found here.