From 27 October until 3 November, the Gerrit Rietveld Academie presented SELECTED: a special exhibition and Afternoon Sessions in collaboration with Rietveld graduates of 2019 at Looiersgracht 60, Amsterdam

SELECTED offered the artists an opportunity to present and share their graduation works with a wider audience. Additionally, by inviting members of the jury, various artists, lecturers, teachers and audiences to join them in the exhibition space, the artists developed a range of open Afternoon Sessions to share and expand their individual, and sometimes collaborative artistic practices and research interests. The programme was open to everyone. 

In 2019, the external jury members of Autonomous Arts were Heske ten Cate (artistic director at Nest) and Martijn Hendriks (visual artist). The jury members of Applied Arts were Simone Trum of Team Thursday (graphic design studio) and Willem Velthoven (founding director of Stichting Mediamatic). The jury members of Thesis were Basje Boer (writer and filmjournalist) and Dominic van den Boogerd (art critic, art historian and former director of De Ateliers). 

Autonomous Arts

Jelle van Houten | Fine Arts

Maria Nolla Mateos | Fine Arts

Qianfu Ye | VAV — moving image

Applied Arts

Necim Abiadh | Architectural Design

Stepan Lipatov | Graphic Design

Yunting Zhang | Jewellery — linking bodies


Levi de Kleer | VAV — moving image

Aleksandra Kwiatkowska | Graphic Design

Cleo Tsw | Graphic Design

Afternoon Sessions

An important addition to the 2019 edition were the daily Afternoon Sessions. These consisted of low key events with special guests that were hosted by the artists themselves, to delve deeper into their individual practices and research interests. 

Wednesday 30 October 2019;

María Nolla Mateos with Julia Steenhuisen (curator)
The (disruptive) agency of the dirty art object
Yunting Zhang with Willem Velthoven (founder & director Mediamatic)
Different notions of materiality in contemporary jewellery

Thursday 31 October 2019;

Qianfu Ye with Aneta Lesnikovska (artist & filmmaker) and Christopher Tym (artist & filmmaker)
How to develop a video installation into a documentary or a film?

Friday 1 November 2019;

Jelle van Houten with Edward Clydesdale Thomson (artist)
The relationship between humans, nature and art within an urban context