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Madeleine Berkhemer (1973 - 2019)
Sandra Smets about Madeleine Berkhemer in relation to Rotterdam
New monumental artwork in the center of Rotterdam
'Everyone is dead except us' by Ben Zegers
How can you activate a closed playground?
Launch of TENT Online
This summer, TENT Online was launched, a platform for longreads, podcasts and other online projects.
Opening hours TENT
New exhibitions and opening hours
New website for Rotterdam artists
Monument in memory of rapper HELDERHEID
Spring 2021 expected at Feijenoord
Public Works: Imagination instead of Advertising
Public Works is an outdoor exhibition throughout the city with work from more than 400 makers.
Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek
The Bospoldervos now belongs to the city
Florentijn Hofman's forest polder fox is finished and is now part of the Rotterdam sculpture collection.
Studio visions
Growing collection of new online teaching materials from art education and portraits of visual artists.
photo-Denis Guzzo
Sexual and gender diversity
Seating on Willemsplein will be a marking for the monument to the sexual and gender diversity of Rotterdam.
BRUTUS Prize 2020 to Jeroen Jongeleen
AVL Mundo Prize for recognizing and stimulating quirky artists.
Graphic Studio Minnigh
A creative hub with room for experiment in Rotterdam West.
Presentation city drawings 2020
The town planners sketch Rotterdam in times of Corona.
Hacking Monuments
A story about the Maas god
New bridge poem
New bridge poem by Esther Naomi Perquin at Parkhavenbrug
Spontaneous party for mural in Cool
On Wednesday 22 April, CBK Rotterdam delivered a large new mural in Anuli Croon's Zwarte Paardenstraat.
Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek
Forest fox
In the spring, the Bospoldervos by Florentijn Hofman on the Schiedamseweg will rise.
Temporary financing arrangement
Temporary financing arrangement following the corona crisis.
Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp temporarily in depot
Statue Van Hogendorp removed
Culture info in times of Corona
Information about measures in the culture sector in times of Corona.
Weekly contest 'You are an artist'
Weekly competition for children up to 12 years old from Rotterdam and surroundings.
(UN) REAL in Erasmus MC
The first exhibition of Science Gallery Rotterdam opened on April 3 in the public space of Erasmus MC.
The River, Lon Pennock - photo BKOR archive-1-800x500
In memoriam Lon Pennock
Sandra Smets wrote about Lon Pennock following his death on March 9, 2020
Hadrien Gerenton, The Savage Detectives
R&D awarded 1nd round 2020
In the first round of the R&D scheme of 2019, 13 applications were accepted for a total amount of € 115.888
14 key works in Rotterdam
Rotterdam art in the national list of 100 key works
Sculpture route
Things to do in times of lockdown: a (virtual) image route through Rotterdam's neighborhoods
Lions on the Coolsingel
The expo has been postponed, but you can already admire the murals that form the decor here.
Work by Pris Roos
New town planners
The city drawers 2020 are known!
'closed due to circumstances'
TENT is temporarily closed due to the Corona crisis. Other events of CBK Rotterdam are also canceled for the time being.
Animal island in Oud-Charlois
Lacruz & Helweg placed an artwork on an island.
George Rickey back on Schouwburgplein
The Three Columns placed back on the facade of Theater Rotterdam.
New committee members R&D scheme
Two new committee members have recently been appointed for the Development & Research (R&D) subsidy scheme.
New artwork by Milou van Ham
The artwork TIME by Milou van Ham was unveiled on February 13.
Aikido (2019) Cox Janssens
Open Call: city designers 2020
Call for Rotterdam artists to compete for Stadstekenaarschap 2020.
OPEN CALL: AiR in Dresden 2020
Also in 2020, an artist-in-residence program offers the opportunity to a visual artist from Rotterdam.
Alex-da-Silva-Slavery monument-photo-Max-Dereta
In Memoriam Alex da Silva
The artist Alex da Silva (45) died on 30 December 2019 in Cape Verde.
Clouds from Gust Romijn
Art historian and journalist Sandra Smets wrote this essay for CBK Rotterdam on the occasion of the unveiling of Wolken.
Movement on the Kleinpolderplein
The museum room at Kleinpolderplein received two new works from Project Polderlaan ('99) and lent Zonnehoofd (1963) to Amsterdam.
Ronald Bal in Dresden
Ronald Bal spent two months in Dresden for the exchange project of the city of Dresden, the Goethe-Institut and CBK Rotterdam.
R&D awarded 3nd round 2019
In the first round of the R&D scheme of 2019, 13 applications were accepted for a total amount of € 115.888
photo: Rick Messemaker
Marjolijn van den Assem
Following the awarding of the Hendrik Chabot Prize 2019 to Marjolijn van den Assem, we publish the interview with her by Ove Lucas from the publication 'Artists do not retire'.
Portrait of Rita Reys in the spotlight
The wall painting by Rita Reys from 2017, made by Wilbert Plijnaar, has recently been lit.
Two murals were restored
Recently Curtain (1993) by Helena van der Kraan and Delijst (2002) by Cor Kraat have been restored.
The Wind Rose by Susan Philipsz
From 19 September to 27 October, the Kröller-Müller Museum presents the sound installation The Wind Rose by Susan Philipsz.
R&D awarded 2nd round 2019
In the first round of the R&D scheme of 2019, 13 applications were accepted for a total amount of € 115.888
Freerk Wilbers to Art23 in Guangzhou
Coming fall, Freerk Wilbers will go to the guest studio at Art23 in Guangzhou (China).
New! TENT is looking for a receiver
We are looking for a curator who, together with artists, guest curators, the artistic director and the team of TENT, realizes programs and also initiates own projects.
New wall for rope-jumping girl from Co Westerik
Reconstruction iconic image will be at the Rotterdam Eye Hospital
Open call, closing date 1 July, 2019
Residency Guangzhou 2019
residency program in Guangzhou (registration closed)
Discussion afternoon R&D May 2018. Photo Aad Hoogendoorn
Call for Rotterdam artists
Think about artistry in Rotterdam!
Mother and Child restored
The expressive image entitled Mother and Child by the Dutch visual artist Carel Visser was recently restored by foundry Binders.
The announcer on the Coolsingel is back!
The well-known performer Wim Konings of the artwork It's Never Too Late to Say Sorry (2011) has been back.
The city designers of 2019 are known!
The jury wants to make its choice known with great conviction and pleasure. The Rotterdam City Designers 2019 are Cox Janssens, Kay Hessels and Isra Páez.
still from Jurisdiction a Hundred Years Before the Law - Robert Glas - 2015
R&D awarded 1nd round 2019
In the first round of the R&D scheme of 2019, 13 applications were accepted for a total amount of € 115.888
In Memoriam - Robin van 't Haar (1974-2019)
28 March Robin van 't Haar died, visual artist and since 2011 teacher visual arts at the Willem de Kooning Academy.
CBK Rotterdam involved with Science Gallery Rotterdam
There are Science Galleries in Dublin, London, Venice, Bangalore, Detroit and Melbourne
Johan Kleinjan, Midrise, 2017, 69 x 93 cm, gouache on paper.
CBK Fonds Kwadraat extended and expanded
More Rotterdam artists and artists' initiatives can make use of CBK Fonds Kwadraat.
Priscila Fernandes, detail
Three new portraits of Rotterdam artists
film portraits of Pendar Nabipour, Priscila Fernandes and Robert Glas
City drawers 2018. Hilton Hotel by Marcha van der Hurk
2019 city designers wanted
The City Archives and CBK Rotterdam are looking for the Rotterdam city designers of 2019
Publication: Apropos Art
A Propos Art is an English-language publication about the work of Rotterdam artists that was made possible with an R&D contribution
CBK Rotterdam is looking for three committee members
As of February 1, 2020, CBK Rotterdam is looking for three new committee members for this special financing scheme with which Rotterdam artists can deepen and develop their work.
Alex Adriaans' 1953-2018
The death of Alex Adriaansens is a loss for the Rotterdam art world.
photo: Vincent Dekkers
R&D awarded in 3 round 2018
In the second round of the R&D scheme of 2018, 17 applications were approved for a total amount of € 117.700
Open Call: Dresden 2019
Call for proposals for a residency in Dresden for Rotterdam artists
We wish you happy holidays and a good 2019!
Note: CBK Rotterdam is closed between Christmas and New Year's Eve. We are there again 2 January.
City drawers 2018. Hilton Hotel by Marcha van der Hurk
Maaskant signed
10 artists, 10 perspectives: 'Maaskant signed' in image and text
Ben Zegers artwork for the Binnenrotte
The sculpture has the shape of two elegantly turned aluminum feet, which are placed at a distance from each other.
Florentijn Hofman designed Bospoldervos for Schiedamseweg
The work is expected to be completed in the autumn of 2019.
The painting in the Zwarte Paardenstraat got its unique colors back.
Cascade moved
The work is going to the new location in connection with the work on the Coolsingel.
The Pigeon Woman
The Pigeon woman is back! Read the story about the pigeon females of Rotterdam here, or take a look yourself at the restored Pigeon lady of Adri Blok
New members of the R&D committee
Ad de Jong and Alexandre Furtado Melville are the new committee members of the R&D committee.
Parts Carel Vissers 'Mother and Child' stolen
The work has been temporarily removed from the Westersingel.
Art and science
View the film portraits of artists who have an interface with science in their work.
"May that image go away": what do we do with the statue of Piet Hein?
Are we removing Piet Hein from our street scene or are we giving him a second life?
R&D awarded in 2 round 2018
In the second round of the R&D scheme of 2018, 17 applications were approved for a total amount of € 139.605.
A radical and colorful intervention on the Prins Alexanderplein
Design studio 75B realizes a temporary overall picture for the new 'heart of Alexander'
ME / WE: a Monument to Sexual Diversity in Rotterdam
The Central Library is now showing a presentation about a monument to sexual diversity in Rotterdam
Artist of the wall relief found
Thanks to archive research at De Porceleyne Fles
2017 annual report online
"Just like the city, art never stands still"
Growth elements Leen Droppert relocated to Rozenburg
The unveiled image will be unveiled on 23 May, at 16: 00 hours in Rozenburg.
New route map through nocturnal Rotterdam
Lichtroute Rotterdam, a map with illuminated art, architecture and poetry is now available for free
film about artists and reconstruction
Order the DVD for € 10,00 at the bookstore or via publeverijdiafragma.nl
Growth elements Leen Droppert relocated to Rozenburg
The unveiled image will be unveiled on 23 May, at 16: 00 hours in Rozenburg.
residency dresden 2018
Simon Kentgens to Dresden
The Rotterdam artist Simon Kentgens has been selected for a residency period in Dresden.
Siebe Thissen wins J. Dutilh prize
The Dutilh Prize is awarded every two years by Roterodamum to a writer of a historical book about Rotterdam.
Tribute to Pierre Bayle
On Saturday 14 April the statue Jeune Pierre by the German artist Stephan Rinck was given on loan to the southern French village of Carla-Bayle.
Sanne Cobussen, 2018. R&D project: The personal legacy of The Mother of Modernism. (Photo: Ellen Koopmans)
R&D awarded in 1 round 2018
2018 applications were honored in the first round of the 14 R&D scheme.
Diereneiland at the Amelandseplein
The islet in the pond of the Amelandseplein has been transformed into Diereneiland.
Photographer: © Jannes Linders / Sculpture International Rotterdam, January 2018
The Gabo restored
The untitled work of Naum Gabo (1957) for the Rotterdam Bijenkorf is almost in full glory again.
Free Coolsingel art route with purchase of Bijenkorf
In honor of the restoration of the sculpture by Naum Gabo
photo: Kathrin Wolkowicz
R&D awarded in 3 round 2017
2017 applications were honored in the third round of the 17 R&D scheme.
Sophie de Vos, the Institution
Registration visual artists
Starting from 2018 there are three registration rounds for Rotterdam artists per year.
CBK Rotterdam wishes you happy holidays!
We are looking forward to a dynamic 2018!
residency dresden 2018
Spring residency in Dresden
Also in 2018, the Kulturamt Dresden, the Goethe-Institut, Kunsthaus Raskolnikow and CBK R'dam offer an artist-in-residence program in Dresden.
Loeki Metz and the Jewish Monument in Rotterdam now available
A new essay by Siebe Thissen, published by CBK Rotterdam
Every Friday evening Art evening
All Kunstblock institutions open every Friday evening for free between 18 and 21 hours.
Anton Hoeksema (photo: Florine van Rees)
Mission accomplished? Anton Hoeksema about three decades of visual art in Rotterdam.
Cultural scientist Soraya Putman spoke with Anton Hoeksema following his departure from CBK Rotterdam.
jazz from rjam
Jazz from R'JAM - new album now available
Presentation of a new jazz album by presenter and program maker Roland Vonk.
Progress restoration Naum Gabo
In the autumn of 2017, the restoration of the nameless sculpture by Naum Gabo on the Coolsingel will start.
TAA 2017 winners. photo: Aad Hoogendoorn
Festus Toll and Simen Gjersvold win TAA 2017
winners best graduation videos, films, shorts and animations 2017.
ARTtube at Lowlands
ARTtube at Lowlands
Amok Island, Zeus faber (or John Dory), Erasmusstraat Rotterdam, 2017. Sober Walls by Sober Collective.
Sober Collective realizes street art in the Old North
How Joren Joshua and Ilse Weisfelt found jazz in their mural
Interview by Hiphop In Je Smoel (HIJS)
CBK R'DAM makes possible
New work by Ilse Weisfelt and Joren Joshua at the Boomgaardhof as part of the R'JAM route
R&D awarded in 2 round 2017
2017 applications were honored in the second round of the 14 R&D scheme.
CBK R'DAM makes possible
Carina Hesper received a loan through the CBK Fonds Kwadraat for her project Like a Pearl in my Hand. She recently won the European Design Awards for that project.
CBK R'DAM makes possible
Mels van Zutphen followed the path of the neutrinos from CERN to Gran Sasso
CBK R'DAM makes possible
Alexandra Roozen received an IBB (Incidental Contribution Abroad) from CBK Rotterdam for her trip to Korea.
Abel Grimmer, Common ground or Meent (1619)
Res Nullius
Text by Siebe Thissen (head of BKOR at CBK Rotterdam) during the opening of the We Love Public Space festival on 19 in May 2017.
14 May poem by Jana Beranová back
The 14 May poem by Jana Beranová (City Poet 2009-2010) is back on Plein 1940
Wendelien from Oldenborgh. Prologue: Squat / Anti-Squat (production still), 2016. Van Oldenborgh is represented by Wilfried Lentz Rotterdam
CBK Rotterdam contributed to the Cinema Olanda title film recorded in Pendrecht
Sound art?
Sound art seems livelier than ever. At more and more exhibitions, festivals and places in the public space, sound art is given the space to make itself heard. This is also the case in Rotterdam. This spring, sculptural sound works by Julien Grossmann can be heard in TENT. The sound artwork Seven Tears by Susan Philipsz was also placed under the Erasmus Bridge. But
New R&D committee member
Niekolaas Lekkerkerk is the new committee member of the R&D committee
R&D awarded in 1 round 2017
2017 applications were honored in the first round of the 15 R&D scheme.
L'Homme qui marche returned
The sculpture by Auguste Rodin had been loaned for months, but returned on April 4
R&D contribution
Deadline 2e round R&D contribution
HERE / THERE, Vesta Kroese
HERE / THERE, a dialogue between two banks
The artwork HERE / THERE by Vesta Kroese can be seen in the Kunsthal until 23 April.
on ArtTube: Re-defining Balance
Doc by Marieke van der Lippe about the making process of Re-defining Balance by Anne Wenzel
Thanks in part to an R&D grant, Giuseppe Licari stayed as an artist-in-residence in Boise, Idaho.
dolf henkes price 2016
Katarina Zdjelar wins Dolf Henkes Prize 2016
Work by the winner and the three other nominees, Rory Pilgrim, Daan Botlek and Rana Hamadeh can be seen in TENT until 26 February.
Dolf Henkes Price 2016
The winner of the Dolf Henkes Prize 9 will be announced on 2016 February. Sandra Smets sounded out the opinion. Who's favorite?
NBW75 (1982-2017)
35 years ago we moved into the premises on Nieuwe Binnenweg, where the last exhibition was held during the IFFR.
art rotterdam week
CBK Rotterdam X Art Rotterdam Week
During the Rotterdam Art Week, the city is dominated by contemporary art and various events take place.
Tryout workshop with Syrian artist Mosab Anzo at New Dakota, Amsterdam, 9-10 June, 2016 refugee artists
MG&M Collective
Gil & Moti received an R&D contribution from CBK Rotterdam for their MG&M Collective project. Sandra Smets interviewed them about this project for our blog.
coolsingel floor plan winter tours
Coolsingel: New map and winter tours
A new Coolsingel map and a series of winter tours.
TRIPTIEK / TRYPTICH XL, a work by Anuli Croon for citizenM, was made possible with an Investment Contribution from CBK Rotterdam
Salomon Rotterdam Pride Life
Rotterdam Pride Life; Labeling or not labeling?
Filmmakers Shafelly Snijders (34) and Hester Terpstra (37) made three short penetrating portraits about their sexual orientation with Salomon, Donya and Isis
Bel's Kitchen Video
In November Maarten Bel received almost 500 guests in Bel's Kitchenin TENT, watch the video here.
Pavilion ... on the Water
This autumn two artists will be staying at the Pavilion, which is supported by CBK Rotterdam
Investment contribution: Van De Kozmoz
In December a work of art by Eddy Kaijser can be seen in the hall of Rotterdam CS
Artist-in-residence Dresden
Artists from Rotterdam can sign up again for an AiR in Dresden this year.
Incidental Contribution Abroad
In recent years, Rotterdam artists have realized art projects around the world.
Work Loeki Metz restored
The untitled work is being restored by Vincent Petit.
Knobb, Onno Poiesz
R&D honored
In the third round of the 2016 R&D scheme, 12 applications were accepted for a total amount of € 95.866.
The Dutch Volunteers
Blog post: Gil & Moti worked as volunteers at an Israeli settlement and with Palestinians in the West Bank
Worlds of ... by Laurien Dumbar, Thijs Ewalts, Tom Gallant and Kamiel Verschuren in Pendrecht (commissioned by Woonstad)
Investment contributions
CBK Rotterdam regularly supports visual art projects in the city, for example through an investment contribution
Eliminating risks is disastrous for discovery
Blog post: visual artist Melle Smets (1975) and sociologist Joost van Onna (1976) followed the trail of discarded Western car parts to Ghana.
Naum gabo (photo by jannes Linders)
Gabo is being refurbished
The artwork of Naum Gabo on the Coolsingel is being restored.
Anke Bangma new artistic director TENT Rotterdam
Anke Bangma will be the new artistic director of TENT Rotterdam from 1 October 2016.
Limitless Rotterdammers
How do you make a new place your home and how do you become a Rotterdammer in a city with 170 nationalities? Dore van Duivenbode gata looking for the answers.
Residency… at the Waterfront
International Residency Program: State of the City # 2 Rotterdam 2016-2017
Michiel Ubels (winner of the TAA, Sabine Himmelsbach on behalf of Pascal Reinmann (winner of the Best Foreign Film Award), Dinu Comendant (winner of the Audience Award) Photo Aad Hoogendoorn
Michiel Ubels and Pascal Reinmann win TAA 2016
The Awards were presented for a sold-out cinema in Cinerama.
photo: Jannes Linders
New artwork under Erasmus bridge
Susan Philipsz developed a new work of art for Willemsplein
Piet Roovershuis home workplace
Piet Roovershuis home workplace wants to offer older artists living and working environments in Rotterdam
Koen Taselaar
R&D honored
In the 2 round of the 2016 R&D scheme, 18 applications were honored for a total amount of € 101.575.
Artists from Rotterdam exhibit
Current exhibitions
Guided tours
The CBK Rotterdam programs offer various art tours
Olafur Eliasson, design sketch Kissing Earth for Stationsplein, night view (2014)
No Kissing Earth on the station square
Kissing Earth is definitely gone
Sculptures in public space
We think it's normal that we walk around in Rotterdam in one of the largest sculpture gardens in the world. How special is that?
A party cake for the Schouwburgplein
Sneak preview of chapter 6 Siebe Thissen's book Images: Stadverfraaiing in Rotterdam since 1940: 'De Presiegroep'.
Mariette Dölle becomes director of Kranenburgh museum in Bergen
Dölle leaves TENT on 1 June
Off Blaak | Free port
New cultural program in which research is being conducted into extending the cultural axis 'Museum Boijmans van Beuningen - Witte de Withstraat' towards the Wijnhaven.
Street adornment
Han Goam Lim received an Investment Contribution for 'Straatsieraad'
New World Summit
In 2014, Jonas Staal received an R&D contribution for his 4e New World Summit in Brussels.
Z file newspaper
Z-FILES NEWSPAPER #3 now readable!
The third edition of the Z-Files newspaper is about the programming of BKOR and Sculpture International Rotterdam around Rotterdam Celebrates the City!
Marga Weimans - On The Other Side Of Reality at TENT Rotterdam (photo Aad Hoogendoorn)
TENT with Marga Weimans to Palais de Tokyo
Street parade to Paris
The Autonomous Fabric
Information afternoon for visual artists and art students.
(c) Laurien Dumbar
R&D honored
2016 applications were approved in the first round of the 10 R&D scheme.
New design Kissing Earth
Artwork by Olafur Eliasson is becoming smaller and more transparent.
George Rickey sculpture damaged
It is currently being investigated whether the work can be restored.
Guest studio Bazel 2015: Gil & Moti report
Last year artists duo Gil & Moti stayed for an Artist-in-Residency in Basel.
Call: Short Cut Wheat District
A walking line traverses both public and private grounds in the Tarwewijk. Walk along?
We celebrate the art!
CBK Rotterdam celebrates with 'Rotterdam celebrates the City' with light events, art routes, a large exhibition in TENT, a pop-up outdoor exhibition, a book about the visual history of Rotterdam and Z-Files XL.
Artist in Recidence in Basel
Open Call guest studio Bazel 2016
Open Call guest studio Bazel 2016. February 27 deadline
New website for BKOR
An overview of the Rotterdam images can be seen on the new website
R&D honored
In the 4 round of the 2015 R&D scheme, 14 applications were awarded for an amount of € 93.725,00
Photo gallery uprooted images Uproot Rotterdam
Winter break for the Gabo-Singers
During the winter months, the Gabo-Singers will not perform at the work of Naum Gabo. They are returning in March.
Artist-in-residence in Dresden
AiR in Dresden in May and June 2016 for Rotterdam artists. Deadline: 14 January 2016
Application rounds R&D 2016
Information about the R&D scheme in 2016!
New work Herman Lamers for André van der Louw revealed
A new work by Herman Lamers was unveiled on November 21.
Tribute to André van der Louw
Special (private) day and new (public) image of Herman Lamers.
Z-Files newspaper #2
Z-Files newspaper #2, Art and the City. Can also be read online
Art and Vaarwerk, Car parking garage (1987), Weena
Art & Architecture
Route along reconstruction art
The Netherlands, Rotterdam, 2015. Photo: Freek van Arkel
Investment contribution: De Havenbaron
Freek van Arkel's photography in the entrance halls of the residential complex
New portrait of Rotterdam Jazz Artists Memorial
Saxophonist Meijer Wery signed by Joost Swarte
image: Toine Klaassen
R&D honored
In the 3 round of the 2015 R&D scheme, 10 applications were awarded for an amount of € 81.625,00
Next R&D application round
The submission date for the coming round R&D arrangement is 10 November 2015.
Boris van Berkum R&D project
Register at CBK Rotterdam
Visual artist from Rotterdam and not yet registered?
Scale model Delftse Poort installed
Delfste Poort, Nationale Nederlanden at Stationsplein / Weena
ARTtube is coming to you this summer
ARTtube at Lowlands
TAA 2015 winners Gideon van der Stelt on the far left AVES Project and Sara Bachour photo Aad Hoogendoorn
TAA 2015 winners
Sara Bachour and the collective Aves Project won the TAA 2015.
Marcus Miller visits monument
Jazz icon visits slavery monument
Extra Large #06 Daan Botlek
Street Art at Hofplein station
Rotterdam Jazz app is live!
App with jazz route now available
Amy Suo Wu
R&D honored
2015 applications were approved in the second round of 13.
Franz West's Qwertz is like new
New paint for Quertz
Investment contribution: the real wild animals
Anjes Gesink photographs in Blijdorp Zoo
De Klimplant (2015), Christine Saalfeld, Bloemhofplein
Climbing plant on Bloemhofplein
Christine Saalfeld's climbing plant on Bloemhofplein is officially 'opened'.
Art route maps
New art route map Singeltracé - Oude Noorden (2015)
Kees Timmer's 'giraffes' (1964) have been relocated to Noordereiland. Photo: Vincent Petit
The 'Giraffes' by Kees Timmer relocated on the Noordereiland
The 'Tubular Plastic' by Kees Timmer (1964) has a new place on Noordereiland.
Annual Report: Facts, Figures & Stories 2014
CBK Rotterdam and the programs in 2014.
R&D project, Running an imaginary line from my studio in Rotterdam to its exhibition in Berlin, 2015 - photo Jeroen Jongeleen
R&D project: Running an imaginary line ...
Jeroen Jongeleen runs from Rotterdam South to Berlin.
Every Friday evening Art evening
All Kunstblock institutions open every Friday evening for free between 18 and 21 hours.
George Rickey back
Kinetic sculpture by George Rickey returned to the Binnenwegplein
Investment contribution: Silhouettes of a portico
Artwork for window parties of six porches on the Ooltgensplaatweg in Rotterdam by Kamiel Verschuren et al
Investment contribution: Spectacle 10 against 1
With 10 of her works, Helma Vlemmings seeks a confrontation with 10 Hoekse artists and 10 pupils from primary schools in Hoek.
Sabrina Chou, Volumes, 2011
R&D honored
Granted applications in the first round 2015 of the R&D scheme
Z-Files, Art and the City
In the Z-Files art, public space and the city are discussed through lectures, presentations and excursions.
Cover R&D publication 'Research & Development - Special projects, residencies, publications and research by artists from Rotterdam - 2010 | 2011 | 2012 | 2013' (2015)
R&D publication
Publication about the Research & Development scheme now for sale in the bookstore.
Artist in Recidence in Basel
Guest studio Bazel 2015
Call for Proposals. Deadline 28 / 02 / 15
Investment contribution: Boomers Art
Boomers Art consists of two exhibitions (spring 2015), an extensive peripheral programming and a magazine that also serves as a catalog.
Csila Klenyanski, Spring
R&D honored
In the fourth round of the 2014 R&D scheme, a total of 13 applications were approved.
Submission days for 2015 R&D applications
Submission dates and consultation hours R&D contributions
CBK Rotterdam at ART tube
Center for Visual Arts (CBK) Rotterdam has recently joined ART tube, the online video channel for videos about visual arts.
Lidwien van de Ven wins Dolf Henkes Prize 2014
Lidwien van de Ven is the winner of the Dolf Henkes Prize 2014, which is awarded every two years to an iconic Rotterdam artist.
residency dresden 2018
Artist-in-residency Dresden
Call for proposals: residency in Dresden May / July 2015
Olafur Eliasson, design sketch Kissing Earth for Stationsplein (2014)
Kissing Earth
Olafur Eliasson chosen for artwork Stationsplein Rotterdam Centraal
R&D honored
In the third round of 2014 R&D grants, a total of 15 applications were approved.
The first Z-Files newspaper is out!
The first edition of the Z-Files newspaper appeared in September 2014.
Jonas Staal R&D project
R&D honored
2014 applications were approved in the second round of R&D grants 11.
Restoration of De Appels (1973) by Kees Franse
New apples
Three of Kees Franse's four wooden apples on the Heemraadssingel will be reconstructed in the coming period.
To Basel
Babette Kleijn will be staying in the guest studio in Basel from 1 July to 31 December.
Willem de Kooning at Central Station
This year's Day of the Artist is entirely devoted to painter / sculptor Willem de Kooning.
Facts and figures 2013
We are pleased to present our digital annual overview with facts and figures for the year 2013.
R&D honored
In the first round of R&D grants 2014, a total of 8 applications were accepted.
New: The Swap Thing
On 18 April last, a new piece of art was placed in Rotterdam's 'Brainpark': IT by Marcel Kronenberg, or The Swamp Thing.
Advice: Zadkine must stay
The Commission that considered whether or not to relocate the Zadkine advises that the statue should remain on Square 1940.
TENT Rent for young art talent
TENT runs the Rotterdam Marathon, in a unique fundraising campaign for young art talent.
Metamorphosis at the Blaak
The River by Lon Pennock undergoes a metamorphosis.
Weather vane park
In the summer of 2013, the Windwijzerpark was delivered that visual artist Annelies Dijkman made for the Brede School in Nesselande.
Research Zadkine
Chronological overview of announcements regarding the investigation initiated by CBK Rotterdam / SIR into the possible relocation of De Verwoeste Stad.
For sale and presentation book Anne Wenzel
The monograph Anne Wenzel - Prospects of Perception was recently published.
Artist in residency in Dresden
Guest studio Bazel 2014
Until 22 February 2014, Rotterdam artists can apply for a residency of 6 months (from 1 July 2014) in Basel, Switzerland.
TENT at Art Rotterdam
TENT participates in Art Rotterdam with Hidden Bar.
Pilots Investment contribution
In the run-up to the new Investment contribution scheme, the CBK Rotterdam awarded the contribution to four artists from Rotterdam as a pilot in the past year.
Kees Franse (1973), De Appels
Restoration images
On the advice of the CBK Rotterdam, the city council agreed to the restoration of a number of leading works of art in the public space.
Application rounds R&D grants 2014
Four R&D application rounds are planned in 2014.
New financing arrangements
Since January 2014, the CBK Rotterdam offers - in addition to the R&D scheme - two new financing options for Rotterdam artists.
New images on the Spoorsingel
New artworks have regularly appeared on and in the Rotterdam singles.
The Phoenix (1966), Hans Ittman. Photo Max Dereta.
The Phoenix from Ittmann rises again
The Phoenix (1966) by visual artist Hans Ittmann was given a new place on St. Jobsweg.
R&D project: Kamiel Verschuren, project space in Nantes for La Crotte de l'Elephant (2013)
Granting R&D grants December 2013
In the final round of the R&D subsidies (Development and Research), 11 of the 25 applications were approved.
Sandra Smets column about the Rotterdam Singels
With the unveiling of new images by Henk Visch and Guide Marsille and Onno Poiesz on the Spoorsingel, Sandra Smets read a column.
Cor Kraat, Made in Rotterdam
Overview exhibition Cor Kraat, Made in Rotterdam in LP
R&D honored
Eight applications were honored in the third 2014 R&D application rounds.
Temporarily without title
In a temporary untitled title a group of 25 high school students goes on artistic research, supervised by Sophie Krier.
Image moves to Hoek van Holland
The Mother and Child statue recently moved from Rotterdam to Hoek van Holland.
Starting from 2013, the World of the Witte de With quarter is organized by Kunstblock, a collaboration consisting of the art institutions Showroom MAMA, TENT / CBK, V2_, Witte de With and WORM.
New seating objects 'Kryptonian Ice Lake' on the Spoorsingel
designer Guido Marsille and visual artist Onno Poiesz designed a place to stay for the Spoorsingel.
Kleinpolder art park
On Thursday 5 July 2013, a new step is being taken in the development of the art park under Kleinpolderplein.
Wilhelminasteen relocated to Kop van Zuid
The Wilhelminasteen was placed at a new location on the quay wall of the Wilhelminapier on 30 in May 2013.
Beijerkoppen revealed
In June a new piece of art was unveiled on Beijerlandselaan: the Beijerkoppen.
Unveiling of the Rotterdam Slavery Monument
The slavery monument was unveiled on Sunday afternoon 16 June.
Art and business
Inspiration meeting in collaboration with the Chamber of Commerce Cultural enterprise: from 2013 to 2040.
The result of Het Spreekuur - Motel Mozaique 2013
Short presentation of Het Spreekuur: a busy discussion about the future of the cultural sector that took place during Motel Mozaique 2013.
Relocation notice: The CBK and the Art library continue separately
After more than 30 years, the Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam (CBK) 28 March will move to a new home.
New art on exchange base in Scheepvaartkwartier
On 30 January the exchange base is equipped with new art by virtuoso artist Herman Lamers.
The Schouwplaats
The Schouwplaats is a special, new sculpture garden in the Zuiderpark, a spatial sculpture designed by visual artist Kamiel Verschuren.
Finnissage Summer Salon
Festive award ceremony in Rotterdam South.
Arbor Morgana Trompenburg
New installation Arbor Morgana Trompenburg by artist Egied Simons in Trompenburg.
The Willow Wind
Premiere of documentary by film maker Marieke van der Lippe about the Secret Gardens exhibition.
Become a friend of Naum Gabo
Become a friend of Naum Gabo

TENT is the platform for contemporary art in the context of Rotterdam with exhibitions, new productions, educational projects, performances and events with makers from the city and beyond.
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Sculpture International Rotterdam manages Rotterdam's international sculpture collection, brings it to the attention and develops a metropolitan international art policy.
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Forest polder fox, Florentijn Hofman, Schiedamseweg, 2020. Photo: Otto Snoek

BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with Rotterdam residents, companies and institutions. BKOR advises the municipality, citizens and artists on the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art.
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Art Office mediates, informs and supports visual artists from Rotterdam with regard to their professional practice. For artists, institutions and individuals.
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