Kunstverein is a women-led not-for-profit membership organisation, a publishing house, a curatorial office based in Amsterdam and a domestic franchise with sisters in Aughrim, Toronto, Milan and (soon to be rebooted) New York. Since its founding in 2009, Kunstverein has aimed to celebrate practices—their attempts and failures—of avant-garde artists and designers of all ages who have been undersung in contemporary art history or who work at the fringes of divergent disciplines. By working against the drive to produce calendar-based programming and in refuting the exhibition as the format that sits at the top of the food chain, Kunstverein offers presentations, performances, lectures, dinners, bar nights, screenings, independent publishing and everything in between in tailor made mise-en-scènes that reflect upon the manner in which cultural practices are traditionally administered. Significantly and ultimately, Kunstverein aims to contribute in a novel fashion to the cultural scene in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and abroad.
Kunstverein does not tolerate any form of misconduct or discriminatory behaviour: whether of a sexual, physical, verbal or racial nature. Come speak to us if you are worried about yourself or a person in your environment.
Team and Board
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Maxine Kopsa, Co-founding Director (Active 2009–2019)
Krist Gruijthuijsen, Co-founding Director (Active 2009–2011)
Ronja Andersen, Assistant Curator
Carlotta Guerra, Team Support
Suzy Halajian, Associate Curator
Line-Gry Hørup, Team Support
Reinier Klok, Developer
Melissa Mabesoone, Team Support
Benjamin Roth, Installer
Riet Wijnen, Assistant Curator
Vivian Ziherl, Assistant Curator
Jung Yeon Kim
Vinicius Cardoso Witte
Nienke van der Wal (Chair)
Linda van Deursen
Jan Hendrik Crucq
Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy
Kamer van Koophandel: 34341404
Bank Account: 49.96.02.455
How to get to Kunstverein
Kunstverein can reached by metro (line 52, stop: De Pijp), tram (lines 3, 5, 12, 24; stop: Roelof Hartplein) and bus (397, 347, 357; stop Concertgebouw)
From Schipol Airport: Take bus 397 towards Elandgracht. After about 25 minutes, get off at Concertgebouw. From here, it is about an 8 minute walk. Turn right onto Van Baerlestraat and continue to Roelof Hartplein. Take a slight left onto Roelof Hartstraat, continue to Pieterbaststraat and turn left. Kunstverein will be immediately on your left.
From Central Station: Take metro Line 52 (the blue line) towards Zuid. Get off at Station De Pijp. From here, walk west on Ceintuurbaan for about 5 minutes. Turn left on to Pieterbaststraat.
Kunstverein occupies an older two-story building. The ground floor is raised about 7cm from street level and features a kitchenette. Our bathroom is on the first floor, which can only be reached via a set of stairs. With this known, we are committed to doing our best to accommodate all of our visitors. If you have any questions regarding the building’s accessibility, please reach us at email@example.com