Graphic design: Agathe Gabrielle


We have read all the reactions to our last update about the cancellation of our Amsterdam Art exhibition with alums and we realise that our communication should have been better and more precise.

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie has to take a different approach to security from the moment the campus opens its doors to the public. The safety of the students in the protest, our staff and the public are our responsibility. Due to the mixed responsibilities of hosting a public exhibition and a sleep-in protest on campus, we decided to close the exhibition because we could not predict who would enter our premises and with what consequences.

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie supports our students' right to protest, and our extra attention to safety is not a criticism of the protest. We apologize to all involved.


We are sad to share that due to the unrest at the academy following students4palestine demonstrations, it is no longer feasible and safe to host the Amsterdam Art Week exhibition with alums on the roof. We decided that the exhibition won’t open again to the public.


The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is proud to present 16 projects of emerging artists at Amsterdam Art Week. All participating artists graduated from the academy in Amsterdam in the years 2021, 2022 and 2023. Together, they present multifaceted art works in various media such as ceramics, glass, photography, sculpture, video, sound work, and performance. The artists will show their work on the 1000 square-meters rooftop of one of the three academy buildings – the Fedlev building – from 30 May until 2 June 2024 in Amsterdam.

Public programme

Festive Friday Night, Friday 31 May 17.00h – 19.00h

Live glass blowing with Eva van der Zand, Saturday 1 June 14.00h 

Guided tour with the curator, Saturday 1 June 16.00h


The building proposes a levitated schoolyard, which shapes the ground on which the artists’ works meet. Having recently graduated, their art works will be presented on the brink of public space: we can see them peeking off the roof from the street, as they look out in distant sightlines. 

The show is curated by Tirza Kater in collaboration with Public Rietveld & Projects. Tirza Kater is a visual artist and curator, co-founder of the collective artist-run project space Marwan and works at the Fine Arts department at the Rietveld Academie. 

Participating artists: Darya Akhrameika, Tasha Arlova, Eve Boontje, Herman Hjorth Berge, Cemre Eraslan in collaboration with Terry Hoekstra, Ingeborg Kraft Fermin & Abel Kars, Josefina Gilardi, Jieun Kim, Novi Otten, Anton Shebetko, Ilya Stasevich, Anna Tamm, Caro de Valk, Marthe Wille, Qiran Xu and Eva van der Zand. 

Note: The exhibition will be wheelchair accessible on all days, except for Sunday 2 June. Our apologies for the inconvenience.