Art Rotterdam 6-9 February 2020

Following a successful 20th anniversary edition last winter with no less than
28,500 visitors, Art Rotterdam is
delighted to announce its 21st edition which
will take place next February. At Art Rotterdam 2020, art
professionals and
enthusiasts will have the opportunity to experience, discover and purchase
new works in an
inspiring context. Besides the ongoing collaboration between
local and international galleries, the new edition
will boast two new additions:
, internationally known as one of the best of video sections at fairs,
be totally revamped in order to propose an augmented experience to
visitors and a new exciting initiative dedicated to performance Art will be
launched: The Performance Show.

Ana Navas, Tara III, 2019
Ana Navas, Untitled, 2019 (detail 1)

citizenM Projections
Projections, Art Rotterdam's section devoted to cinematographic and video arts, is
undergoing a complete transformation for the first time in seven years.
Participants will be able to chose new formats to display videos, a new selection
committee and a new forward looking design by Tom Postma Design will be
introduced in collaboration with our main partner citizenM hotels. The selection
committee consists of Hugo Brown (Family Brown Collection), Bob and Renée
Drake, Liesbeth Willems (curator of the KRC collection) and Bart Rutten (director of
Centraal Museum Utrecht). Each committee member committed to acquire a work
from Projections to include in their collection. citizenM hotels, the organisation for
which art is its DNA, will exhibit their purchased works in all their worldwide hotels,
from New York and Paris, all the way to Taipei.

The Performance Show
Atelier van Lieshout, situated nearby the Van Nelle Fabriek, will serve as a stage
for a new initiative stemming from Art Rotterdam called The Performance Show.
Performance art is gaining an increasing momentum with the general public. The
curator Zippora Elders (artistic director Kunstfort at Vijfhuizen) will be initiating a
continuous programme of local and international performance artist with vanguard
practices. With a varied three-day programme, boasting exciting partnerships
(including the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam), The
Performance Show is a promising new initiative specially conceived for the Art
Rotterdam Week.

NN Group Art Award
For the fourth consecutive year, the NN Group Art Award will once again take place
during Art Rotterdam 2020. NN Group (Nationale-Nederlanden) is a Dutch insurance
company with a long history in the field of cultural patronage. Like previous years,
the award will be attributed to an exceptional talent whose work can be seen at the
fair. The most important criteria for nomination are: the completion of an art
education in the Netherlands, high-quality work and showing an authentic and
innovative craftsmanship. The winner of 2019 was the Dutch artist Katja Mater,
represented by the Galerie Martin van Zomeren. She received an incentive prize of
€ 10,000. In addition, one of her works was purchased by the NN Group Art
Collection. This year's jury consists of: Sofía Hernandez Chong Cuy, director Witte
de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam; Sietske van Zanten, director LAM
Lisse; Katja Mater, visual artist; Jan Pieter Ekker, art director Het Parool; and Els
Drummen, curator NN Group Art Collection.

About Art Rotterdam
Art Rotterdam is the main art fair in the Netherlands. The fair offers an annual
stage to the newest developments in visual art. The focus on recent art, the
variety of different sections, the connection with the city of Rotterdam and the
fascinating location give Art Rotterdam a unique atmosphere. Art Rotterdam is
an appealing destination within the international field of art fairs for an increasing
number of art professionals and collectors and attracts more visitors from the
Netherlands and abroad each year will display the online catalogue of Art Rotterdam prior to the
fair's opening. This catalogue includes all the works of art exhibited by
participating galleries, including their price range. A short biography, videos and
recommendations will be included for each artist. is the online platform of Art Rotterdam that supports potential
art buyers who seek to puchase art. The site maintains an extensive database of
artworks, exhibitions and artist profiles. More than 45 participating galleries have
been chosen for their high-quality selection., which strives for
transparency and education of a wide audience, informs online and stimulates the
real art experience that takes place in the gallery.

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Art Rotterdam
Van Nelle Fabriek | Van Nelleweg 1 | 3044 BC | Rotterdam
- Thursday, 6 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday, 7 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday, 8 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sunday, 9 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Entrance € 19,50 | Online tickets € 16,50 | Online combination ticket with The Performance Show € 26,50
Free entrance for children up to the age of 12

The Performance Show
AVL Mundo | Atelier van Lieshout | Keileweg 18, Rotterdam
- Friday, 7 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Saturday, 8 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Sunday, 9 February: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Entrance € 12,50 | Online tickets € 10, - | Online combination ticket with Art Rotterdam € 26,50
Free entrance for children up to the age of 12