Opening: Friday 27 September 19h00-23h00

with music by DJ Peter Frank


Exhibition open: 27 Sept - 13 Oct

Opening hours:

Fri-Sun 12h00 and 17h00

Please do not hesitate to contact NEVERNEVERLAND or Philip Ortelli for an appointment.


Sunday 13 October finissage 15h00-17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present ”GRUMPY GRUMP CORNY CORNER”, the first solo exhibition of Philip Ortelli (Suisse).


Philip Ortelli's solo exhibition summarizes a four week stay at De Nachtegaal, residency of the NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation in Amsterdam.  Belief systems, sociopolitical concepts, simple and serious concerns only exist under the premiss that it is impossible to render the totality of todays topics into a bigger picture. The incompleteness of the new 3D animated works draw the attention to everything that is missing on the image, so that the obvious becomes a pedestal for the absent and incomplete. His new works materialize one of the most humane abilities: to create inner coherence out of outer incompatible ambivalence. Amongst some other works Ortelli will show three images of animated, ambivalent rooms as large prints on silk curtains.


About the artist:

Philip Ortelli (Switzerland, 1991), received his Bachelor degree at the Bern University of the Arts, he co-founded the Schwobhaus Bern, a community studio and multivalent artistic and experimental platform for contemporary art. Since 2018 Ortelli holds a Master Degree from the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam and is currently working in Amsterdam and Zurich. Ortelli is an artist working with sculpture, video and animation, oscillating between concept and intuition.

His work has been presented in group and solo exhibitions in several institutions and artist-run spaces such as Centre d’Art Pasquart, Espace d’Art Contemporain (les halles), Stadtgalerie Bern, WallRiss, sic! Raum für Kunst, Videokunst, NEVERNEVERLAND etc.


The project is supported by Kultur Kanton Bern, Kultur Stadt Bern

On Resilience (Snoozin / A night at the Nightingale)

Curated by Filippo Tocchi

First Opening:
27th of July 19h00-23h00
Second Opening:
3th of August 19h00-01h00

Location first show:


Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


Location second show:

De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND

Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam Zuid Oost


In November 2018 a group of artists based between The Netherlands and Italy staged an intervention in the New Center for Art Culture and Research MACAO in Milan as a gesture of protest and solidarity against the possible eviction of the Center.

The intervention resulted in an exhibition and in a screening program, based on the concept of Resilience ‘tendency to rebound’ investigating the notion as an attempt to re-configure states of uncertainty and unexpectedness.


Between July 22nd and August 4th 2019 the group came together again for the two-weeks program "On resilience" hosted by NEVERNEVERLAND, structured around two exhibitions. The two recursion of the programme / exhibitions investigated the role of the negative of the repressed subject under neo-liberal logics, making it the subject of the works presented.




Ada Reinthal is a design researcher with a background in production design and live

Audio-Visual work. Her research topics focus on the mediation of words and image

through various platforms, and the interplay between technology and humans through interfaces, protocols and hardware. Recent work has been shown in Macao, Milan, Rietveld Pavillion in Amsterdam. She is an active collaborator of the platform and printed megazine PUB in collaboration with Gerrit Rietveld Academie.


Ana Maria Merkel (1990, Chemnitz, Germany) is a multimedia artist and designer

based in Amsterdam. Her practice seeks to expose, question and challenge power

structures and obsolete norms varying from gender troubles to postcolonial issues. She considers revolution as an extraordinarily designed experience that lies within a creative fusion of various cultures, intellectual worlds, institutional players and free spirits. A.M.Merkel holds a BA in Integrated Design from the University of Applied Sciences Cologne where she specialised in Gender Studies. She holds a BA in Integrated Design from Koln International School of Design and MA from Sandberg

Instituut, and she’s currently artist in residence at WOW Amsterdam. Recent

exhibitions and screenings of her work took place at British Film Institute, Dutch

National Opera, Istanbul Design Biennale.


Andrea Belosi is an architect and researcher working in the fields of architecture,

computer graphics and moving images. His work focuses on representational tools and imagery’s production, stressing the visual frontier between the synthetic and the real. Recent exhibitions include Communal Leaking in Macao Milan. He actively collaborate for the Set Design of Sonic Acts Festival in Amsterdam. He hold a BA from Politecnico di Milano in Architecture and an MA from Studio For Immediate Space / Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam.


Filippo Cecconi (1994, Italy) is a visual artist based in Marseille. He works mainly

with photography and installation. He has participated in several group shows,

exhibiting in Bologna at DAS (2019), Raum (2018), Gelateria Sogni di Ghiaccio (2017),

and in Milan at Macao (2018), Current (2017) and Edicola Radetzky (2017). He is cofounder of TRIPLA, artist-run space active 24/7 in Bologna. He has an MFA in Painting from the Bologna Academy of Fine Arts.


Javier Rodriguez is a multidisciplinary artist and designer, with a strong eye in visual

aesthetic. His work tries to challenge and reinvent contemporary image experimenting with different disciplines and processes such as video, print, ceramics, paint, sound and fashion. Density, color, energy and gesture are key words for understanding his practice. Spontaneity and improvisation for understanding his process. It’s a jazz improvisation orchestrated by a one man band. He holds an MA in Design from the Academy of Fine Art in Madrid.


Pietro Agostoni (b. 1990, Lecco) is Tekken 3 champion, poète maudit, Pusz owner,

graphologist, Amon reincarnation, trash collector, snail breeder, drums virtuoso, fire

tamer, clairvoyant, DIY philosopher, noise estimator, Haunter records disciple. Pietro

has a BFA from Accademia delle Belle Arti di Brera, recent shows include Vorrei non

Vederti Oggi at Mercantino Franchising at Milano Centrale, Ops at Almanac Turin,

Communal Leaking Macao Milan, K_Night Giardini Reali Della Cavallerizza Turin.


Paolo Bufalini (1994, Rome) was Born in Roma 1994. Lives in Bologna. Since 2016

runs the artist-run space TRIPLA, which he founded with Luca Bernardello and Filippo

Cecconi. He has an MFA in Painting from the Accademia delle Belle Arti di Bologna.

Recent shows 2018 PALARAUM (with Filippo Cecconi), Raum, Bologna, curated by

Daniele Gasparinetti and Silvia Fanti 2018 Low, Adiacenze, Bologna 2018 Nugget (with

Filippo Cecconi), Spazio Intolab, Napoli, curated by &nd Project 2018 ù - Live Arts

Week VII (with Filippo Cecconi), TRIPLA, Bologna, curated by Daniele Gasparinetti

and Silvia Fanti 2018 Bello (with Daniele Pulze), Dimora Artica, Milano.


mrzb is a collective based between Bologna (Italy) and Amsterdam interested in

autonomous forms of discourse and peripheral positioning. mrzb is Andrea Parenti,

Désirée De Monte Nakouzi, Filippo Tocchi, Pietro Cortona. Recent exhibitions include

Haptic Room Missing Deeds, Amsterdam; Am i Weeping (DIP DIP dripping

floors) Tripla, Bologna; Communal Leaking, Macao, Milan; CHRYSANTHEMUM, Ho

Chi Minh City; Streaming Steaming Realities, Grace, Athens; K_Night Giardini Reali

Della Cavalerizza, Turin.


Tomasz Skibicki, the Hoarder-Gatherer is a nomadic research practice Tomasz Skibicki has developed. He creates installations, sculptures and films based on what he likes to call “first-hand encounters with second-hand stuff.” In the manner of a forensic scientist, he performs autopsies of abandoned places and things to subsequently incorporate found objects and vernacular signs into his work. Refining traditional crafts and techniques, his practice results in personal reminders of these encounters that often speak to concerns of migration, consumerism and death. He has a BFA from Academy of Fine Arts, Nuremberg (Meisterschüler of Prof. Micheal Stevenson) and an MFA from Sandberg Instituut, recent exhibition include Ahresgaben, Kunstverein, Nuremberg, 2018, Entropia, Blake & Vargas, Berlin, Posa Lefta, Stoa42, Athens, HEAVY METAL ERNTEDANK, Kunstpalais, Erlangen, Communal Leakings, Macao, Milan, Trampwork, DeSchool, Amsterdam.


Younwon Sohn (b.1990, South Korea) enjoys making sculpture which functions as

hospitality. The sculptures are formed from architectural elements such as floor and

window. Most of her works are site-specific installations which use domestic

architecture to reflect daily practices like cleaning, digesting and sharing, to produce an energy for a future event. She has a Sandberg Institute MFA (NL), Fine Art 2017- Korea National University of Arts, BFA, Fine Art 2009-2014 -Exchange program, Maryland Institute College of Arts (US), Fine Art, 2011



 This project has been made possible by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.

Untouched Intimacies

Curated by                                                           Jeanette Bisschops & Manique Hendricks

Design by: Bin Koh


Opening: Friday 19 July 19h00-23h00

Special during opening:

performance by Bin Koh, music and drinks.


Exhibition open: 19 July - 21 July


Opening hours:

Saturday and Sunday between 12h00 and 17h00


Sunday 14 July

Finissage 15h00-17h00

With a lecture by curator and researcher Karolien Buurman and a panel conversation with Bin Koh, Natalia Jordanova and Valerie van Zuijlen.




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam



NeverNeverLand is proud to present ”UNTOUCHED INTIMACIES”, by curators

Jeanette Bisschops and Manique Hendricks.


In the current condition of blurring boundaries between the so-called real and the virtual, digital technologies have been permeating our lives to such a degree that we can no longer distinguish them from the physical realm we call reality. We are not only sharing bits and pieces of our lives online, we are actually living our lives increasingly through technology.

The project Untouched Intimacies explores how art practices investigate our ever changing experience and understanding of intimacy, questioning its definition in multiple ways. Intimacy, here, is not a neutral experience but a cultural construct of social conditioning imposed by patriarchal, heteronormative and Western structures, institutions and norms. The ways we experience and shape intimacy through technology thus depend on a manifold of factors that need to be highlighted and explored in this time of rapid digitization that is happening to our social, political and economic systems and lives.

Curators Manique Hendricks and Jeanette Bisschops bring together artists Bin Koh, Natalia Jordanova and Valerie van Zuijlen for an exploration of the fluid, shifting boundaries between intimacy and technology. The project presents critical and personal views that complicate the notion of intimacy and the influences of technological development rather than propose one single true version.



Bin Koh

Natalia Jordanova

Valerie van Zuijlen


This project has been made possible by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts and the support and love of NEVERNEVERLAND and all volunteers.



Opening: Friday 05 July 19h00-23h00

Special during opening:

‘Comfor+ Ball’ opening movie snack Special at 20h00

During the opening 5.7. Comfor+ Ball will serve movie snack as part of their performance routine to let audience consume their edible temporary landscape made in to the space. They fictionalize a scenery, a landscape, a scenario with different Asian ingredients. Since cooking has many gender tropes, they find it interesting to stress this bias and find it as a tool for voicing out the alienated female emotional/immaterial laborers. For the occasion their holistic build-up is embowed with using Glass trays by Aleksi Marjamaa, a co-set-designer for Myyri. Comfor+ Ball has performed at such venues as Stedelijk (Uncut), Het nieuwe Instituut and The Asian Union of GRA/Sandberg events.


Exhibition open: 06 July - 14 July

Opening hours:

Fri-Sat 12h00-17h00

and by appointment


Sunday 14 July

Finissage 15h00-17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam



NeverNeverLand is proud to present ”ONE TIME GROUND ZERO”, the first solo exhibition of JAAKKO MYYRI (FI).


One time ground zero follows a tolerant construct of Myyri’s working methods where compounds of two worlds have asserted a real concrete uniform of non-ideal place. By bringing variety of people working together for the exhibition which is potentiated as a fictional space in parallel to the real world abed social structures are run at the level of performativity for the community by the community.


Presenting Offspring On Springs (2018) with a narrative Myyri calls “a binary” Gerrit Rietveld Academie Graduation Show 2018, is focused on inner workings of moral in sensual anxiety, collective vocalizing sessions. Played by him and others, its performed with energy of numerical binaries that run on our communication devices, characters set behavioral changes in temporary space in order to reach fully fulfilled agency in the world they perform in. With a recitative voice, Skiver asks “Am I the One or a Zero” - gender-chewing and cackling on top of made-up double entendre about belonging. In comedic scenes Myyri (as the character called Skiver etc.) allows together with fellow collaborators to involve themselves with queerness and outsider-ship into the binary world, where he goes about to an identity-seeking mission from tyrant grandparents to passive aggressively commenting dance-instructors – World lead seemingly from a respectless view, the anesthetic level of stereotypes back and forth it expands the world of own limited self, becomes to have a grotesque feel like a bedtime story beyond assimilation. Each scene or section has its own definitive performative arena with building blocks from the very immediate surroundings, to decode the attribute-logs trait by trait till its possible to submit to.. Myyri’s works speaks through absurdist harvesting of data online charged with mesosystemic values. Skiver grows eventually into a binary opposite – in strange mental colorscapes and potent intimacy.


They basically relish with plain shrimps, have their identities stolen on USB-sticks leading existentially unable to position themselves in an ideal way, what then?


Myyri’s graduation film has spatial continuation to new narrativebound furniture and textile works in collaboration with Christian Kingo and Ilona Myyri. Two-bodied servers re-articulate the screen vision and the code register requirements for them to be perceived in the first place, arriving at “foreign solutions”. They peak up, blip, surge and glitch on.



Jaakko Myyri (b.1991 Oulu, Finland) is an artist, performer and filmmaker. He studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie VAV-department (2016-2018) and since graduation has been working in Amsterdam.  Costume-making, co-designing characters and performing with music, leading the work out of a temporary space, often offers for other participants fluidity for exchange of their access, mostly in video form. Lately his work has been shown in The Netherlands and Finland, including Paradiso, Filmhuis Cavia and Stedelijk (Uncut).


Comfor+ Ball:

 Bin Koh (KR) focuses on the performed and feminized optimism that is carefully managed by our highly performative society. Koh graduated from Sanberg Instituut in 2018.

Sumin Lee (KR) and Wooryun Song (Kr) are current students at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie VAV and Graphic Design departments


This project has been made possible by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts

Come, tell me how you lived

Joakim Derlow

Opening: Friday 14 June 18h00-22h00

Exhibition open: 15 June - 22 June


Opening hours:

Tue-Wed 16h00-19h00

Thu: closed

Fri-Sat 13h00-19h00


and by appointment


Saturday 22 June

Finissage 14h00-18h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam



NeverNeverLand is proud to present ”Come, tell me how you lived”, the first solo exhibition of Joakim Derlow (SE).

A series of deconstructed narratives will pervade the space and present a hub for dissimulated thought and contemplation.

The artist will be present for dialogue and a tour of the exhibition.



Pervaded space. Troubled land.

Cuneiform causeway through a pit of sand.

A Black Circus on Womens’ might

- Dear, let that kid run around!


His measured step brought entropic reveal.

The Keyhole viewer - your sideburn fear!


You watch them see


they peer

A seat, a hole, an eye - Day in and day out.

Serene step into Squares. Lines. Mono. Dim and Dumb.




What started as trauma was also delight.

Radiator gurgle. A yawn - and in your soft seat a muffled sigh.




Seeing is for eyes.

Eyes are foreseeing.


Baked stone - chiseled brow.

First curled up, now sinking down.

Your body pressed against soil -

She turned around:


- Come on, tell me how you lived.


- In the Grey. The Grey Temples.


About the artist:

Joakim Derlow (SE) is a visual artist and narrator with a research field spanning from military-, survival- and observation techniques, seen through the viewfinder of artistic practice and processing, which strangely enough have revealed their roots in the modernist thinking and methods of appliance.


Lead sponsor Steinart Sensing Systems





Tom T. Smit

Opening: Friday 10 May 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 11 May - 19 May


Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00

and by appointment


Sunday 19 May

Finissage 15h00-17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present " APORIA", a solo exhibition by Tom T. Smit (NL)



'We live in our minds, and existence is the attempt to bring that life into

 physical reality, to state it in gesture and form' (Ayn Rand, The Fountainhead).


Tom T. Smit’s new work is an exploration of the fear and attraction for the

unknown, the uncontrollable and the absurd.

The modern culture in which we still find ourselves today is an essen-

tially divided culture. On the one hand we find the ideas of the enlighten-

ment that are aimed at controlling reality and nature. On the other hand,

the deep romantic insight that this is not feasible.

The dividing line that marks this division runs right through

ourselves. This is an aporia, an irresolvable internal contradiction, which

Smit tries to make visible in this exhibition.


In one of the 8 works 'A Symbol For The Mind' (a gold-plated sphere on a bed of clipped fingernails), Smit talks about personal integrity in the struggle for self-realization. On the one hand, the attractive aspect - to become fully autonomous without giving in to power or public opinion - and on the other hand the questionable political and social implications.

While in 'The Spur of a Mystic Coincidence', ( 9 calligraphies made from the shape of Smit's feces) he tries to translate the energy, drawn from his feces, into tangible matter by making calligraphy. Smit calls them characters of the absurd. According to Albert Camus, one’s freedom – and the opportunity to give life meaning – lies in the recognition of absurdity.


more info:


NEVERNEVERLAND host                                    Sandberg Series #3

Christian Nyampeta


Curated and organised by: Juni Mun, Joost Koster, Asia Skupińska

Opening: Monday 15 April 18h00-23h00



19:30 Round table talk ABOUT OWNERSHIP
Paula Albuquerque, Belit Sag, Tania Theodorou, Christopher Tym

20:30 Drinks and music by Fran. and Maria


Exhibition open: 15 April - 18 April


Opening hours: Tue-Wed 12h00-19h00


Thursday 18th (open from 12:00)
Closing night event "AUCTION OF OWNERSHIP"  start at 19:00


20:00 Auction of Ownership

Amazing DJ sets by
21:30 Hanna Valle
23:30 Nekyia


Take a selfie, post it on Instagram,
and it’s then owned by the corporation.
Make an artwork whilst in an art school,
and the piece belongs to the institution.
All those places I’ve rented, that I called home.
My passport? It is a government’s property,
I read on the last page.





Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


CAN BE MINE.>", a group exhibition curated by Juni Mun, Joost Koster and Asia Skupińska. All students of the Gerrit Rietveld _VAV department.


The curators approched NNL to make this 'student owned' exhibition, they wrote the following:


For this exhibition, we would like to ask what it is, in the broadest sense, to own – as a
living being (human and non-human) or as an institution, how does it manifest in actions and thoughts, words, concepts.


We would like to bring attention to the terms of “ownership”, in an artistic, social and political context; by transferring ownership from one point to the other, to think of the friction that occurs.

What the notion of owning signifies is usually taken for granted, or set in a contract with strict outlines. Often though, it seems to be more ~~fluid~~ and contain more than a mere set of rules. A responsibility, an exchange of values, certain feelings, titles, guidelines, actions.


In the coming four day exhibition 9 artists pose their own questions surrounding this notion. In particular they were asked to come up with a specific set of rules and ideas for their work to be exchanged. How can we play around with the traditional way of exchanging ownership and to shed new light on it?
We will make this happen on the last night of the exhibition.


On Thursday the 18th of April there will be a big festive ‘auction’ of all the works on display, each with its own set of rules of exchange.


These rules you can read in a publication we made for this occasion.
If you happen to be interested in any of the works, please come by on Thursday for your chance of obtaining the work!



Charles Debord

Paula Garcia Sans

Hannah Jacques

Juni Mun
Emre Özakat

Poppy Paulus-Nicolas
Pernille Pederssen

Asia Skupińska

Eefje Stenfert


 Supported by VAV_moving image, Gerrit Rietveld Academie


Equivalent of Wealth

Vincent Knopper

Opening: Friday 15 March 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open: 16 March - 24 March


Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00

and by appointment


Sunday 17 March

A walk with architecture historian Oene Dijk and Vincent Knopper himself.

During the walk Oene Dijk will point out significant social developments in architecture in the Indische Buurt.

The walk starts from NEVERNEVERLAND at 15:00.

NOTE:The tour is in Dutch.

If you want to join, please rsvp via:


Oene Dijk studied art and architecture history at the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen and worked at NAI and multiple architectural firms. Currently he is a lecturer at several art and architecture universities such as Academie van Bouwkunst, Groningen en Tilburg and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.



Friday 22 March
-Furthermore- in conversation with Lisa Sudhibhasilp

Via 3D models and a various images Knopper and Sudhibhasilp will have a conversation about the exhibition and related topics such as ‘the poor material’ and ‘constructions of value’.

The talk starts at 20:00.

Lisa Sudhibhasilp works as visual artist and studied photography (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, 2016). Her works has been shown at P////AKT Amsterdam, Playground Londen e.a. In 2018 she received the Mondriaan Fonds Jong Talent.


Sunday 24 March

Finissage 15h00-17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present " Equivalent of Wealth", a solo exhibition of Vincent Knopper (NL).


In Equivalent of Wealth Vincent Knopper shows a series of sculptures and interventions inviting us to take a closer look at our surroundings guided through his perspective.


The idea is to look at things that were initially not made for us to look at, only for us to use. With a view borrowed from a French utopian concept for communal housing realised in the late 19th century by Jean Baptist Godin, the exhibition Equivalent of Wealth considers the typical architectural elements and materials used in social housing.



Knopper shares his fascination for manufactured materials and furniture designs that are meant to represent wealth, in their most accessible form – riches for the masses. Mostly built out of “poor” materials such as chipboard and plastics. Materials Knopper deems anonymous. Anonymous because they are mass produced, lack individual qualities and are solely attributed functional purposes. They are wealthy only in their appearance and anonymous in their identity, but their value lies precisely within that inconspicuous, serving, idealistic nature. Out of fascination, and even a slight envy of the brilliance and simplicity of these designs and materials, with precision and respect, Knopper makes them his own by recreating and imitating; allowing distinguishing constructions and giving them an identity.


Vincent Knopper (NL) is a visual artist. He studied Fine Arts (Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam 2012) and Material Utopias (Sandberg Institute, Amsterdam 2015) and is currently artist in residence at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen. From his urgency to create, Knopper mirrors his environments from his own perspective, exploring the way it’s designed and created. For his work, the materials themselves are mostly the starting point. Using existing shapes, associations and meanings, making them into his own. Knopper’s installations, sculptures and interventions reflect on the process of making, mass-design and the meaning of materials - presenting functional objects in their purest form.


Vincent Knopper is currently supported by the Mondriaan Fonds Jong Talent

This exhibition also received funding from the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst


Lead sponsor Perspex International

Our Lives Elsewhere

CinemAsia LGBTQ program

Image: Xiaoxiao Xu


Opening: Friday 01 March 19h00-01h00

with beats deliverd by:


(electro-indi dance-glitch hop and techno)


Exhibition open: 01 March - 10 March

Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00 and by appointment


Saturday 09 March

Evaporating Stories

CinamaAsia and x ChinaRaw performance

Start: 15h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "Our Lives Elsewhere", a collaboration of NEVERNEVERLAND and CinemAsia LGTBQ program.


Our Lives Elsewhere is curated by Darunee Terdtoontaveedej (Thailand) as part of CinemAsia Film Festival 2019 (5-10 March).


With the exhibition, Our Lives Elsewhere intends to provide a wider cultural context to the film program, acting as a backdrop as well as an archive, documenting the lives of Asian LGBTQ individuals across the continent and for those who are in The Netherlands we are created a platform to expose the work of Dutch-based, queer Asian creatives, such as Jonathan Ho and Xiaoxiao Xu, whose bodies of work explore the notions of the queer and Asian identities while forming a dialogue with the online contributions from the many LGBTQ individuals across Asia.


Apart from celebrating the opening of the exhibition, Our Lives Elsewhere, we’ve also got something we’d like to anticipate and call upon: our hope towards a significant milestone for LGBTQ history in Asia. With Thailand set to pass a landmark law that would make it the first country in Asia to legally recognize same-sex union, we want to mark this opening with a bang! (and a surprise performance...)


Asia is home to 60% of the world’s population and is culturally rich and diverse, as is the various attitudes towards the LGBTQ communities throughout the continent. In recent years, we have witnessed many significant developments in LGBTQ rights, ranging from the decriminalization of gay sex in India, to the first pride event in Yangon, to Indonesia’s growing hostility towards the LGBTQ communities, however, there are multiple perspectives on the matters, and many issues are often overlooked and misrepresented. Despite the progress in some areas, the LGBTQ experience remains a taboo and an unspoken struggle for many across the continent.


Featuring works by:


Xiaoxiao Xu (NL) is a Chinese photographer who is particularly interested in the surreality of reality. She aspires to tell stories from a unique perspective and subtlety that leaves spaces for the viewers to freely interpret and awaken their imagination to dream away.

For this exhibition, she has contributed a photographic series, Chinese homoseksuele jongeren in Amsterdam (2009) commissioned by the Amsterdam City Archives.


Jonathan Ho (Malaysia) is a designer and the founder of CHINTZD, a multi-disciplinary practice, using the topics of fetish culture and sex as a means of addressing our understandings of contemporary life.

He has created an installation consisting of a body of work that deals with themes of ‘Asian’ eroticism within the West and how this defines and shapes contemporary Asian identity.


The Queer / Asian Archive was made possible through an online call for contribution across social media. We are deeply grateful to those what dared to speak up and share their stories.


CinemAsia aims to bring together personal stories and documentation that may shed light to the personal and public lives of  LGBTQ individuals and showcasing the broad spectrum of gender identities and representation across the different cultures in Asia, while taking up a safe, physical space on behalf of those of whom many are not able to do so in their home countries.


The LGBTQ program has always been a vital element to the CinemAsia Film Festival. Taking place between 5 - 10 March 2019, this year’s program will go beyond personal stories to explore wider issues that impact the LGBTQ identity and experience, such as the LGBTQ positions in Asian society in the context of legal rights, protection, structural inequality, and examine how these factors may impact their personal lives. The LGBTQ programme aims to promote Asian, queer visibility, role-models and self-authorship to our own narrative, while exploring the social positions within the cultural intersections through a selection of film screenings and complementary programmes.



This project has been made possible by Gemeente Amsterdam and Amsterdam Fund for the Arts

A Room Now Guests in Its Roomness

Márk Redele

Opening: Friday 08 February 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open: 09 February - 17 February

Opening hours: Fri-Sat-Sun 12:00-17:00 and by appointment


Saturday 16 February


A spoken performance by: Yve Lomax

Start: 17h00


Sunday 17 February

Finissage 15h00-17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "A room Now Guests in Its Roomness", solo show by Márk Redele with contributions of Michiel de Cleene, Nicolò Scatola and Ott Metusala.


The exhibition at hand like many others starts with its title, in this case presented as an object: the word roomness denotes the condition of a room being and in this being the room finds its comfort. We may say: What is to be found here is this being, alone.

The title is the first object presented in a spatial assembly initiated and facilitated by Márk Redele. Michiel De Cleene, Nicolò Scatola and Ott Metusala have created one-one contribution for this occasion on an invitation basis. Every work in the exhibition occupies a pivotal position.


They are arranged and posed together as a spatial construction that points to a complexity which does not reveal itself explicitly at any point. They may be seen following the logic of a house that is defined by the togetherness of a series of familiar elements: floors, walls, the ceiling, the staircase, the corridor, the portal and the likes. Here, a similar form of togetherness is attempted while familiarity is suspended. This suspension gives space to the not yet known; becoming plays out in front of our eyes; addressability is at stake here and to address one has to bear the consequences.


The selection of the participants is by no means arbitrary, they were approached by Redele because of a sense of belonging to an emerging group of practices that deal with radical means of spatial production and criticism that takes place within the arts while often drawing from the designed environment. This mediation between the arts and the designed environment is put into work towards the problematization of objects of design or architecture. This involves the consideration of these objects as pivotal elements of importance in a context rather than means to ends such as purpose or function.


Metusala's contribution is taking the form of a publication object that becomes the permanent shape of the assembly at hand while it extends into the spatial realm becoming a constitutive element of the construction. The object is intended as a vehicle that holds the material brought together for the occasion but also creates a potential economy for another, similar construction taking place in the future, attempting a unity of commission, presentation and content in one body.


About the guest performance:


Yve Lomax


Everything in this world is designed to distract us from what is there, very close ...

Nearness is a 30 minutes spoken performance that develops a vision of demand, coming to see it not only in life but also potentiality and use, and, what is more, contrary to the rule of economy. While attentive to the song of language, this spoken performance carries within it the contention that there is no strictly political language or domain.


Yve Lomax is a visual artist and writer. Her major publications include: Figure, calling (2017); Pure Means: Writing, Photographs and an Insurrection of Being (2013); Passionate Being: Language, Singularity and Perseverance (2010); Sounding the Event: Escapades in Dialogue and matters of art, nature and time (2005); Writing the Image: An Adventure with Art and Theory (2000). She has been Professor of Art Writing (Goldsmith College) and Senior Research Tutor in Photography/Fine Art (Royal College of Art). She is currently a director of and editor for Copy Press; she is also the director of its Reader’s Union. For many years she has given spoken performance of her written work.



Márk Redele is an artist and architect. He is a graduate of the Studio for Immediate Spaces department at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. In his practice he deals with the delivery of frames and conditions that allow consequent complexity to unfold. The main focus in his work is the problematization of the architectural object as a critical entity. When deploying a set of spatial elements, things are being put into play and life is offered up; the situation we are facing becomes apparent as function, simply as a consequence. How does one deal with spatiality without presupposition?


He has shown works in various exhibitions and programs including Palais De Tokyo ( Paris, France ), Reform Biennale 2018 ( Munkeruphus, Denmark ), BIN - Belgian Institute for Normalisation ( Turnhout, Belgium ), Sandberg Graduation Show 2016 - East Wing ( Amsterdam, NL ), a solo show at the Zoete Broodjes art space ( Amsterdam, NL ) and received a Talent Development Grant from the Dutch Stimuleringsfonds.

Michiel De Cleene graduated from Kask Gent in 2010 as a master of fine arts - photography. The recurring theme in his (documentary) work is an investigation into the position of the viewer, the process of watching and the photographer. Following the series /Barriers - European Neighbouring/ and /KLD/, he recently finished /Peripheral Landscape/ and the long-term project /Viewpoint - Point Of View/: a series of images that show tourist viewpoints as a multiple intervention in the landscape.


Nicolò Scatola is a graduate of the Politecnico di Milano and the Studio for Immediate Spaces department at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Scatola is currently writing and researching.


Ott Metusala is a graphic designer living and working in Amsterdam. He graduated
from the Department of Graphic Design at the Estonian Academy of Arts (BA 2011) and the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam (BA 2015). His work mainly focuses on book design and typography, both autonomous and by commission, in close collaboration with colleagues, artists and institutions. Previous collaborators include: Lieven Lahaye, Katja Novitskova, Merike Estna, Kati Ilves, Center for Contemporary Arts Estonia, Kumu Art Museum, Lugemik publishing
and Asterisk Summer School.


This project has been made possible by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts


Lotje van Lieshout

What did you expect?

Groupshow VAV2


Friday 11 January 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open:

11 January - 13 January

Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "What did you expect?", Groupshow by 11 students  VAV2, presenting their wonders and concerns on assumptions, beliefs and presumptions. VAV - Moving Image dep. at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.



Millie Rose Dobree
Morgane BW
Katya Vogel
Tuna Tunaboylu
Manfredi Red Coppolecchia
Cis V Korsakov
Sidsel Lehn Mehlsen
Adri Ana
Ilona West
Spage Clage
Shifra Osorio Whewell


VAV - Moving Image:

VAV is an education in visual art that focuses on the moving image. The notion of the moving image is a very actual one in the contemporary art world. In the international practice of making exhibitions and art, the moving image has developed as one of the major means of expression. We give attention to the disciplines: film, animation, sound, performance, video, new media, visual arts, film - and art history. Interesting is the area ‘between’ the disciplines. In the cross section between image and sound or 3-D works and for example advanced computer technology amazing works are created.



This project is made possible with the support of Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Offroad Offerings

Nína Höskuldsdóttir & Smári Róbertsson


Saturday 15 December 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open:

15 Dec - 06 January Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Closed for Christmas and New Year




Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "Offroad Offerings", Duo show by Nina Höskuldsdóttir (IS) and Smári Róbertsson (IS).


The map no longer represents the landscape, but now it is the landscape that represents the map. The map no longer serves as an instrument so that we may orient ourselves in the landscape, but now it is the landscape that serves as an instrument so that we may orient ourselves in the map. The truth stops being a function of the map’s adjustment to the landscape, and becomes a function of the landscape’s adjustment to the map.
— Vilém Flusser, Natural:Mind


Sorry for the short notice but we just came down from the mountains. We took a short cut down, went off-road so to speak, cutting a few days of the journey. This summer an older colleague told us how she rationalises going off the path. She said there’s a ratio of how much time you devote to a place that equals your allowance to transgress it. Once your familiar with something
you allow yourself certain liberties which you wouldn’t otherwise, and having serviced the area as wardens for 3 years now we confidently cut across the mountains.
The hiker’s maxim states “leave nothing behind” but during long journeys on foot you’ll inevitably find lost objects. These objects aren’t so much lost by people as they are found by nature. The highlands, which always seeks homeostasis, will attempt to integrate and erode them into its own image, but it always falls short. They end up perfectly suspended, floating on the surface, balanced between the forces of nature (gravity) and culture (buoyancy).

For the show Offroad Offerings we’ve taken certain liberties to bring you a translation of some of these objects. They are here not as representatives of either world but as double or triple or quadruple-agents infiltrating both at the same time. They are the result of a chaotic game of telephone played between a small island in the Atlantic and its (sometimes reluctant) inhabitants.


About Artists:


Nína Höskuldsdóttir (Iceland, 1992) is a textile artist based in Amsterdam and Gothenburg, Sweden. Her work consists of surfaces laboured to varying degrees arranged in spatial installations. Primarily working in the medium of tufting her subject matter and methods are inextricably linked by their atomic quality. Uniform blocks of tufted wool take the form of familiar and solid topographical features which if prodded reveal an unstable materiality. This also speaks to an underlying theme of contrasting labour against non-labour and in that questioning the position of a craftsman/artist in a post-industrial society, in which the dichotomy of labor

production worth and artist production worth can clash, mix and challenge each other.


Höskuldsdóttir holds a BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2016) and currently studies for an MA at the Högskolan För Design Och Konsthantverk in Gothenburg, Sweden.


Smári Róbertsson (Iceland,1992) is an artist and musician based in Amsterdam. In his work he examines location-specific phenomena and topographical characteristics, which he translates into written works, sound compositions and site-specific installations. The focus of his work often lies on the inherit need we feel to auto-biographize our life experiences in order to account for our existence and surrounding. Through his works we encounter objects, who’s history not only shaped them, but who owe their autonomy and existence to the incidental processes which

happen in the backdrop of our own lives.


Róbertsson holds a BFA from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (2015) and an MA from the Sandberg Institute (2017) in Amsterdam.




Friday 30 November 19h00-01h00

Guest performances by:

Aaron McLaughlin & Eduardo Leon as Chthonic Apparel

Noumeno, Raw, Circular Ruins - Mutant Antilian Dub Sleep Dive Jam


Exhibition open:

30 Nov - 09 December Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage Sun 09 December, 15h00– 17h00




Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "FUTURE RELICS", Solo show by duo Nicola Barotto (IT) and Yiannis Mouravas (GR)


Following their inaugural solo show in Athens earlier this year, the Amsterdam based artist-duo Baratto & Mouravas where invited by NEVERNEVERLAND to do a month long residency on the caribian island Aruba at Ateliers '86 with whom NEVERNEVERLAND will collaborate for the coming year.


The exhibition in Amsterdam will focus on a video installation and the presentation of a limited edition publication.


Following their projects in Venice and Athens, the artists embarked on a journey to the island of Aruba. The exhibition Future Relics is the output of the month-long residency on the island, researching within the context of their Archaeo-Dreaming practice. The duo explored an Atlantic Triangle made up out of 3 elements: SS Antilla, a Nazi shipwreck sunk off the coast of Aruba during WWII; Antilles, the Caribbean Archipelago Aruba is a part of; and Antilia, a phantom island reported in medieval charts. Baratto & Mouravas not only uncover myths and legends, but also a history seeped in past and present forms of colonialism.


About Archaeo-Dreaming

Archaeo-Dreaming is a practice initiated by the duo combining their particular expertise and philosophical research in archaeology, history and the world of dreams.

History is a collection of blurred memories, patched together in history books. Nothing more than a collective dream or a delusion.

So why not use the same process of recollecting dreams to re-frame our past and foresee our future?


About artist:

Nicola Baratto & Yiannis Mouravas

Nicola Baratto (Montebelluna IT, 1989) and Yiannis Mouravas (Athens GR, 1986) are an artist duo based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. They graduated together at the Dirty Art Department and they are active participants of the Wandering School. Their multi-media work explores the self-devised notion of Archaeo-Dreaming. Their work has been exhibited in Amsterdam, Venezia, Milano, Aruba, and Athens.



The Exhibition “FUTURE RELICS” is supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.

Cave of Forgotten Dreams

Annee Grøtte Viken (NO) and Juri Suzuki (JP)

Opening: Friday 16 November 19h00-23h00

Performance by Yurie Umamoto (Dancer) 20h00

Exhibition open:
17- 25 November Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Friday 23 November
Guest speakers
Kaita Shinagawa (Model Maker)
Elejan van der Velde (Artist)
door open: 19h00
Talk start: 20h00
Sunday 25 November 12h00-17h00
Finissage Tea Ceremony




Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present " Cave of Forgotten Dreams" duo show by Juri Suzuki (JP) / Annee Grøtte Viken (NO)

– Cave of Forgotten dreams, designed and produced by artists Juri Suzuki and Annee Grøtte Viken, takes the form of an Ikea store. Drawn to the dichotomy between the companies advertised goal to 'create a better everyday life for the majority of people' and the realities of global standardization and the ideologically determined construction of normality, the artists have created an alternate world in which they explore these utopian aspirations and dubious actualities.  Using materials like flat-pack furniture, shopping bags, and advertisements, as a point of departure, Suzuki and Grøtte Viken’s works act as components of a new fantastical reality — a world that is at times playful but also ignites questions that multiply the longer one inhabits it.



Juri Suzuki (JP) Born and raised in Fukushima, Japan. She graduated in Architecture, from Tokyo University of Science in 2005, from the Fine arts of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2013 and Studio for Immediate Spaces of the Sandberg Instituut in 2015. She currently works as an artist based in Amsterdam and has participated in several artist in residences and group exhibitions in Japan, Korea, Greece and the Netherlands. Suzuki was an artist-in-residence and had a solo exhibition in De Fabriek in Eindhoven in 2018. She participated in the Fukushima Biennale in 2016 and 2018.

Annee Grøtte Viken (NO) graduated from the Studio for Immediate Spaces of the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam in 2014. In 2015 she published the book ‘It Had Something To Do With The Telling Of Time’ with support from the creative funds NL exploring her methodology using fiction and literature as a tool for making and thinking about space. She recently finished a residency as the collaborative practice Albergo Rosa with architect Maximiliaan Royakkers at the Jan van Eyck Academie in Maastricht. Grøtte Viken is trained in the craft of decorative painting from Van der Kelen - Logelain and is currently teaching Creative Writing at ArtEZ (NL) and material science at NKH (NO).

Yurie Umamoto (JP) first trained at the Tokyo ballet. After studying at RIDC (Rencontres Internationales de Danse Contemporaine) in Paris, she moved to Amsterdam. In 2010 she graduated from SNDO (School for New Dance Development). Since then she has been mainly developing performance installations and image works, and collaborating with artists from various disciplines. She has been interested in exploring the perception of time and memories, and the mixtures of physical, visual and acoustic approaches. Her works have been presenting in theatres, galleries and site-specific locations. As a performer she has participated in projects by Lea Martini, Theo Cowley, Simon Tanguy, Jija Sohn, Ruta Butkute and others.


Kaita Shinagawa (JP) is an architectural model maker and designer. He is ambitious to create architectural objects that stimulate and enchant people by high precision works and his own unique sense of creativity while enjoy being part of translating and visualizing the idea and concept of projects in various fields.

Elejan van der Velde (NL) is a visual artist from the Netherlands with a material-based practice using models, sculpture, installation, video, photography and drawings. He holds a BA in Fine Art from Arnhem (NL) and graduated in 2014 (cum laude) from The Studio for Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Institute. After his graduation he has had residences in Prague, Moscow, Rotterdam, Alkmaar and Rijeka and received the talent development grant from the creative funds NL and the grant for emerging artists from the Mondriaan Fonds. In 2017 he made his first public work in Alkmaar (NL).

The Exhibition “Cave of Forgotten Dreams” is supported by the Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.


Students -Fine Art department Sandberg Instituut

Opening: Thursday 08 November 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open:
09 - 11 November Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00



Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is hosting the show curated and made by all students of the Sandberg Instituut Masters of Rietveld "
Anouk Asselineau | Anna Maria Balint | Mariah Blue | Mark Buckeridge | Kathrin Graf | Jesper Henningsson | Miriam Kongstad | Alexander Kuusik | Pedro Matias | Lana Murdochy | Wyatt Niehaus | Julie Pusztai | Tina Reden | Yara Said | Aleksandr Sergienko | Younwon Sohn | Dimitris Theocharis | Lieselot Versteeg | Myrto Vratsanou | Klara Waara | Amy Winstanley

Some Things Strange in the Magical Forest

Timna Tomiša

Opening: Friday 12 October 19h00-23h00
'Rite of passage' special opening ritual at 20h00
In the form of the ‘reverse rite of passage’ , those who wish to keep the spirit of childhood with them everywhere they go, will be able to receive a special mark by the Infinite Kid...
— a tattoo ritual performed by Pernille Pedersen
Exhibition open:
12 - 21 October Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 21 October, 15h00– 17h00



Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "Some Things Strange in the Magical Forest", first solo show of artist Timna Tomiša.

Purple sand dunes.

Glittery deserts filled with fallen (glow-in-the-dark) stars.

Crashed cars and multi-eyed monsters.


These are some of the denizens of the new wonder-world envisioned by Timna Tomiša. Through her take on the classical trope of the fairytale forest, Tomiša creates a realm that is at times both magical and sinister.

In a manner of a ‘spatial fairytale’ the viewer accounts fairies, monsters, talking objects and other clues and artefacts that all together stand as an allegory for the inevitable process that every child must undergo - growing up.

As we come of age, the imaginary wonderlands start to fade and it’s magical monsters become merely ghosts in our mind. Some Things Strange in the Magical Forest embodies those ghosts in flesh, not only as testimonials of lost times but as well as the reminders that magical spirits can always be summoned if we employ our wild, childlike imagination and look at the rear view mirror of our inner worlds.



About the artist:

Timna Tomiša (b.1994, Zagreb, Croatia) is an Amsterdam based film-maker/ (audio)visual artist, her practice is rooted in film-making but even more so in the all-encompassing process of creation of the mise en scène. In this way Tomiša creates surreal, topsy-turvy, absurd, almost synthetic worlds that run on their own inherent, idiosyncratic logic whilst almost secretively pointing towards phenomena that occurs in the so-called ‘real world’.

Tomiša holds a B.A. of Fine Arts, specialised in Audiovisual Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (NL) and has exhibited her work in the Netherlands, Iceland, Finland and Norway.

Pernille Pedersen (DK) is both a visual and a tattoo artist currently obtaining her BA at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. A true child at heart, she has been starring as various magical creatures in Tomiša’s work since 2017.



 The Exhibition "Some Things Strange in the Magical Forest" is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.

NEVERNEVERLAND host                                    Sandberg Series #1

"Resurrect Extinct Vibration:                           (Soma)tic Ritual Praxis”

CA Conrad



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Entrance (no pin)

5 Euro or 3 Euro (consession)



flyer design by Mateo Broillet



About CAConrad:

Born on January 1, 1966, poet CAConrad describes himself as “the son of white trash asphyxiation whose childhood included selling cut flowers along the highway for his mother and helping her shoplift.” He is the author of numerous collections of poetry, including ECODEVIANCE: (Soma)tics for the Future Wilderness (Wave Books, 2014); Philip Seymour Hoffman (were you high when you said this?) (Worms Press, 2014); A Beautiful Marsupial Afternoon: New (Soma)tics (Wave Books, 2012); The City Real & Imagined (Factory School Press, 2010), with the poet Frank Sherlock; and The Book of Frank (Chax Press, 2009), recipient of the Gil Ott Book Award. He has also authored a book of nonfiction essays, Advanced Elvis Course (Soft Skull Press, 2009). A 2014 Lannan Fellow, a 2013 MacDowell Fellow, and a 2011 Pew Fellow, he also conducts workshops on (Soma)tic poetry and Ecopoetics.






"All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship"

Tessel Bruhl

Opening: Friday 14 September 19h00-23h00 (start 19:30)
Interactive lecture by Simone van Saarloos
& Fashion Show with models from house of Vineyard
Exhibition open:
15 - 23 September 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 23 September, 15h00– 17h00
Special events: 15, 22, 23 September (see info below)
Frans de Wollantstraat, 1018 SC Amsterdam
NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present "All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship", solo show of Amsterdam artist Tessel Bruhl.
On 14th of September 2018 Dutch artist Tessel Brühl  will transform the exhibition space of NEVERNEVERLAND, creating an intergalactic battleship. This battleship contains an exhibition that is dedicated to visualise the invisible struggle for equality. All visitors are recruited and will prepare for their own battle, whether that is gender equality, racial equality or anything else that divides us. The exhibition consists of a large installation, costumes, sound, video, performances and workshops.

“ The NEVERNEVERLAND gallery will be the headquarters from which I recruit the public for the fight. I invite the public to participate in workshops and physical interaction with the installation; to train for a more equal world.
All the works I make in my practice as an artist are included in the Super Tessel universe. A dimension in which reality is stretchable and dreams become wearable.
Do you want more dept and reflection? Then come listen to lectures , and performances or join workshops by artists, philosophers, scientists and designers. With writer Simone van Saarloos and  Amber Ambiance Vineyard with the House of Vineyard. Warriors from the Super Tessel army will make a contribution, such as Roospeee and Julia Veldman c.”

“My name is Tessel Bruhl, but people also call me Super Tessel. The super powers that I have are in my hands. Super hands with which I have created a universe full of color, made of spandex.”

Event Calendar

Saturday 15 September - The Meeting 17:00 - 21:00
An all girls Networkwhere woman share their experiences and tips and tricks about working in the creative industry.
Free, RSVP @

Saturday 22 September - Get ready for battle/ Every revolution starts with a Movement 12:00 - 17:00
Interactive lectures and bootcamp
a workshop and interactive lecture where we together will discover how to train and fight the evil villains that keep society captive. How can we use our physical bodies to destroy the structures that keep inequality in place. After a week of fighting there will be a Sunday afternoon in the focus of self care.
free entrance

Sunday 23 september - Take care11:00 - 15:00
Treatments, Thai Yoga Massage, Acupuncture and Cupping
Limited availability, see Facebook event
free entrance
Finissage 15:00 - 17:00


The Exhibition "All aboard the SuperTessel Battleship" is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts



Yaima Carrazana

Opening: Fri 22 June, 19h00 - 23h00

Opening Cocktail - performance by Loidys Carnero


Public lecture: Fri 29 June by curator Stephanie Noach

door open: 19h00

lecture start:19h30

Free entrance


Exhibition open: 22 June -01 July, 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 01 July, 15h00– 17h00


Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is proud to present “Letters from Paradise”, a new solo exhibition with Amsterdam-based Cuban artist Yaima Carrazana.


The paintings streamline the particular psychology and ideology of institutional color palettes. The works explore large format canvasses using oil paint. Gradients, transparencies and color interference's predominate, as well as harmonious combinations. Wondering thru illusory spaces, perhaps bureaucracy-free and creating a heaven for optimism. For the artist “Letters from Paradise” summarizes several years trying to figure out “the good life” in a foreign country. Carrazana allow herself the freedom to use governmental Dutch color codes from her own perspective as a foreigner. The work’s provocation lies in its seeming open-endlessness, its refusal to assert a closure of meaning and the possibility to expand a private experience into a public one.


The presented paintings appropriate and re-articulate the meticulous design of the Dutch government, reaching out to the government-wide corporate identity. These works are a culmination of Yaima’s previous works; from “Declaration letters” taken from designs of the Ministry of Justice, Tax and Customs Administration (Belastingdienst), and documents regarding her immigration status in the Netherlands, to “Foreign Affairs”, inspired by a wide range of bureaucratic sources. For “Foreign Affairs”, Carrazana appropriates the color palette used by this Ministry for its graphic communication.


About public Lecture:

Curating at Cuba’s eBay for the Twelfth Havana Biennial

In this presentation Stephanie Noach will reflect on the virtual exhibition Handmade Twitting which she curated with the Cuban curator Beatriz Gago for the Twelfth Havana Biennial: Between the Idea and the Experience (2015). Bringing together Cuban artists living inside and outside Cuba, this exhibition responded to recent changes in Cuba’s economy and took place at the online auction and shopping website Revolico.


Stephanie Noach curates, teaches and writes. Recent exhibitions include Delta. A Narrated Exhibition (book-exhibition to be presented at diverse institutions in Europe and the Americas), 89 nights (Museo de Antioquia, Medellin), Behave Yourself (Fábrica de Arte Cubano, La Habana), Sin Oficio Ni Beneficio (Twelfth Havana Biennial), I Would Prefer Not To (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam), and An Exhibition Without Spectators (Eleventh Havana Biennial). She taught and lectured at multiple institutions in Europe and the Americas, amongst them Casa Tres Patios (Medellin), Centro de Desarrollo de las Artes Visuales (La Habana), Laboratoiresd’Aubervilliers (Paris), La Polaca (Lima), Lugar a Dudas(Cali), New York University, Rietveld Academie(Amsterdam), Universidade de Lisboa, and the University of Arts of Cuba (Havana). Her articles have been published in journals and she has edited and written various catalogues; these include: Arte Cubano, Fundación de Arte Cubano, Havana Biennial, Metropolis M, Papeles de Cultura Contempóranea(Universidad de Granada), Nexo (New York University), Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam, and Museo de Antioquia. She is currently exploring the potentialities of darkness as a PhD student in Art History and Latin American Studies at Leiden University.



About the artist:

Yaima Carrazana (Santiago de Cuba, 1981).

Trained initially as a painter at the San Alejandro National Academy of Arts. Carrazana moves freely among various media and formats such as painting, video, performance and installation. Throughout this range of media, Carrazana’s work stands out for the way it engages in a highly informed yet frequently irreverent dialogue with the history and discourse of contemporary art. Creating work that explores the unstable limits between what is considered art and what is not, Carrazana weaves a delicate web of commentary on the contexts political, cultural, gender-based – that determine the way art is received and interpreted in today’s globalized art world.

Her work has been exhibited in the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, US in 2017, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Havana, CU in 2014, Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen am Rhein, DE in 2012, Kunsthal KAdE. Amersfoort, NL, 2012, 12th Istanbul Biennial in 2011, the Haifa Museum of Modern Art, Mudam-Luxembourg, the Fondation Cartier, the 2011 Liverpool Biennial, the 2008 Gwangju Biennial and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo, JP. In 2011 she completed two years’ residency program at the Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam.



The Exhibition "Letters to Paradise" is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.


UNDER CONTROL _double show

Cesar Brun

Delano Paul Mac Andrew

Opening: 09 June, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibtion open: 09 -17 June, 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 17 June, 15h00– 17h00


Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘UNDER CONTROL double show'
Two artist Cesar Brun and Delano Paul Mac Andrew who are both showing their works at the same time; sculptures and drawings, One, inspired by the use of analyzing programs who are registering our emotional state and use of the mouse while watching commercials online. The other in his objects, deals with the interface between chair (as a tool) and visual object, between the applied and the autonomous arts. He has therefore chosen 'the chair shape' as the basis.


Cesar Brun:

Glass panels veiled, lights come through.

There is the king of fallen leaves who look at the sunset, over the ocean.

-"who's watching?"

The reception office demon briefly salute him.

Fallen leaves, King looks away but he is quickly brought to his knees, fed with fire snakes by another demon employee.

-"Haha, classic" one whisper in the crowd.

Back at the ocean, the sun is still up, a sail turn over.

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Here and there.

The sail's movements are monitored by Neuro-ID. Erratic and smooth, perhaps it's the wind, the lack of attention, the sailor's anxiety, or confidence. Decisions or lack thereof, it's recorded anyway, through scripts. It's 2016 already, meaning will be found in these movements.


God must be bored.

We need to entertain,

ask things someone never asked Him before.


Fallen leaves king gets up and walks through the ways. The Elephant stops laughing and point at him where to go, three more stages, or nine, eighteen? Can't tell.


Veiling reflections arise again.


Delano Paul Mac Andrew:

Man is sitting when he thinks he is sitting.

Sitting - it seems like a simple and even universal act. Yet there is a rich variety of seating types in the world; culture, social distinction, man-woman role patterns: all things that influence the way of sitting of the individual person.

This diversity is the starting point for the visual project Sitting in the Arts.

In particular, they are postures from various social classes and cultures that are depicted in the objects of Delano Paul Mac Andrew. Not only the sitting posture is important; also the context that sticks to it, such as all the rules and rituals that are inextricably linked to the sitting position in question. 

Especially the unsupported sitting postures from certain African and Asian cultures form an inspiring guideline for him.




About the artist:

César Brun, born in Paris, France, currently working and living in Amsterdam. He has a bachelor and master in fine art from Ecole de Recherche Graphique (BE).

Recently he graduated from the fine art program of Sandberg Instituut Master of Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. César Brun is a multidisciplinary artist with drawing as a main media. His practice drifted from a dislocation of linear perspective in Renaissance paintings, in order to sustain a form of indecisiveness, to later expand into territories based on digital and esoteric cultures. Amongs others he had solo and group exhibitions in places such as Ten Haaf Projects (Amsterdam, NL), Wiels (Brussels, BE) and Palais de Tokyo (Paris, FR).


Delano Paul Mac Andrew has Amsterdam as a living and working base. He works both two - and three - dimensional, often in an abstract figurative manner. Themes in his visual objects are mostly translations of a socio-cultural context; whether it is sources of inspiration as sitting postures in various cultures, or the use of the word APE for African Americans. The globalized society offers constant (visual) material that asks for critical comments. Delano often uses textile materials and techniques in his objects, but occasionally also makes trips to hard materials such as MDF.

Mac Andrew studied monumental design at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, and textile teaching methods at the teacher training of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences.



by DAY

Exhibition open:
Friday 01 June:  19h00 – 23h00 (DJ from 20h30-23h00)
Saturday 02 June: 17h00– 19h00 (Foodperformance)
Sunday 03 June: 17h00– 19h00 (Foodperformance)

Reservations and tickets for the meal 18+
Until Thursday 31 June by sending email to:

**: (If you have any food allergies, please mention them in the mail)


There are two ways to join:

--> to have a meal

--> to watch


Ticket price:
Regular 15 Euro
Student 12 Euro


Location: NEVERNEVERLAND at de Punt

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, 1018 SC Amsterdam



DAY is a unit of time. it is defined as 86 400 seconds. DAY has several different spans of time based rotations of the Earth around its axis. Within these spans DAY often inhabits and activates the spaces. DAY uses them as a tool to reflect on space such as well as a current social enviroment and to let go coded behaviours. Work of DAY is crossing bounderies of a maker and a viewer and draws new interpersonal relations. It's intension is to challenge thoughts and emotions by creating a physical, mental and spacial experience.


About the Artist:

Dorotha Radzimirska and Yulia Ratman (both based in Amsterdam) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2016. For both it was a second studies. Dorotha Radzimirska has a background in social and cultural science & multicultural education and Yulia Ratman in graphic design and illustration. Their practice combine live works, moving image and cared forms.

NOTE: There will be a video registration, this project is a social research.

Supported by Amsterdam Fund for the Arts 



Arthur Guilleminot

Opening: Thursday 31 May 19h00-23h00


Exhibition open:

Sat 02 June – Sun 03 June, 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 03 June, 15h00– 17h00


Veemkade 570, 1019 BL  Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND invites young national and international artist to come and work and research for a period of 5 weeks in Amsterdam South-East.
In addition to this we organize workshops based on the practice of the Artist in Residence given by the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.

Artist Arthur Guilleminot is concluding his seven weeks in residency in an exhibition Skinning Utopias : Immersion.


Through interactive installations, uncanny companions, creepy objects and sexy wearables, you are invited to decorticate the topic of skin. Skinning Utopias questions identities as they are conceived nowadays, complexions as they are peeled and sexuality as it is feared.

We invite you to enter a place where you need to touch, to cuddle,

to experience...


About the Artist:

Arthur Guilleminot is born in France in 1992. After finishing high school close to Paris he moved to Troyes to study industrial design in 2010. Throughout two internships and 2 years of specialisation he graduated from the Ecole Superieure de design de Troyes (FR). His second internship pushed him to moved from France in 2013 to work for a semester at Emmanuel Babled Studio (Amsterdam, NL). By assisting an artist designer in such events as Milan design week or Venice art Biennale, Arthur discovered the field of designed art.


After getting his bachelor he decided to expand his visions by not only focusing on industrial design but to work on conceptual and performative objects. He graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam, NL), Design Lab department, where he started to experience the link between performance and props design. Arthur joined the Driewieler Collective in 2014 focused in developing objects choreographed by their use.



This project is made possible with the support of Amsterdam Fonds voor Kunst



Soft Landings


 -special edition-

Opening: Friday 23 March 19h00-23h00


Exhibition and screening program open:

23 March – Sun 25 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 25 March, 15h00– 17h00


Sunday 25 March start 16h00:

Error of Eros - Public lecture by Aynouk Tan




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘CINEMA SUNDAYS' -special edition- :

an international screening/exhibition platform for young filmmakers and artist.


Exhibition 'ERROR OF EROS'

by Luciënne Venner

Recent graduate Luciënne Venner made a site specific installation consisting of 3 works: her new short film ‘Error of Eros’, which is a "one-shot (this is a full-length movie filmed in one long take by a single camera), ‘Songs of Agave’ an audio piece and ‘Untitled’ a textile work.


Screening program by:

Berber Humalda

Jaako Myyri

Manuala Rosso-Brunach & Melissa Koziebrocki

Kleoniki Stanich

Timna Tomisa


With the combination of a screening program and exhibition, we give the maker and audience the change to deal with film in other settings then being projected on a a screen or wall, and to have a broader understanding of the concept and the making proces of the film makers/artist.


This year we have selected 6 film makers, all alumni/students of the

VAV-moving image- department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

The works all deal different way with themes such as: the body, gender, longing, eroticism, human behavior and relationships.


About the exhibition: 

' Error of Eros'

With this installation Venner researches the nature of erotic longing and the poetic expression of sexuality. How is it that I desire what I desire? How does our visual culture influence our erotic desire?
Venner invited Aynouk Tan to give a public lecture during the finissage of her exhibition.


About the artist:

Luciënne Venner (°1989, Baexem, Netherlands) lives and works in Amsterdam. She is a filmmaker, musician and performance artist who researches transformation as identity. Balancing on the edge of recognition and alienation. Her performances and films appear often as dreamlike. Her work has been featured at EYE Film Museum, Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art, Arti et Amicitiae, Nederlands Filmfestival, Kassel experimental documentary film festival.


About Public lecture Error of Eros:

In her lecture Aynouk Tan will deconstruct the concept of gender identity, discuss the concept of queer as an alternative to binary gender identities and give examples of ways in which erotic desires can be shaped within alternative communities.

Tan is a fashion philosopher and curator and is researching the way we generate visual culture, gender (identity) and sexuality by our appearances.


About Aynouk Tan:

Tan acquired national fame for her column at the NRC Handelsblad ' fashion according to Aynouk Tan', for which she dressed up in different outfits on a weekly basis to discuss its historical, artistic and social significance. Nowadays she works as a journalist, teacher, moderator and art director for a wide range of clients, such as Radio1, het Stedelijk Museum, Vodafone en Stichting Mama Cash.
All her work focuses on critical reflection on (cultural) analysis of the way fashion and clothing form our identity, perception and behavior.

About Screening program:

by Berber Afke Humalda
Film description:
The work “Hulleman” is inspired by unrecognizable microscopic images and how these images create a world on its own. “Hulleman” is a journey that travels over a surface and explores the passing of time, alienation and the human body.
About the artist:
Berber Afke Humalda graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016. A fascination with details, change and transiency of the human mind and body has always been the main subject of her work. Besides video works she also makes pen drawings that consists of small lines and dots. In both video and drawings a close-up of the world is explored.
'Reasons 9 months can be a gig'
by Jaakko Myyri
Film description:
Reasons 9 months can be a gig starts with a boy discovering an agenda as a young male. A visibly contagious pattern of male focus, constructed gender and addressing of family are prominent narrative blocks for him as he revisits his kinetic environment and invites others to join his simulation.
About the artist:
Jaakko Myyri (b. 1991, Finland) works with media art and set designing, graduating from VAV.
‘Ashley Ashley Ashley’
by Manuela Rosso-Brugnach & Melissa Koziebrocki
Film description:
In their collective performance “Ashley, Ashley and Ashley”, Koziebrocki, Rosso and Falero Vázquez scored their performance as a response to call out culture. Through the safety of the window gallery, they interact directly with gallery passerbys by. The three performers choreographs, script and inhabit the voices of several female identifying bodies to “call out” passersby through the safety of the window gallery of ATA. These bodies will make a commentary on the current climate of “call out culture” that exists on social media and in many cultural institutions. This confrontational tactic describes what to say when someone says or does something that upholds the oppression of another group. Augusto Boal’s Forum Theatre will be used in order to come up with alternative tactics for resistance. Characters will also be created within the performer’s body that will inhabit a multitude of these ongoing judgements on people’s bodies and politics.
About the artists:
Manuela Rosso-Brugnach is currently a fourth year student at the Audiovisual department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie. In 2016 she attended the San Francisco Art Institute where she studied at the New Genres department. She works primarily with Performances and Video Installations with a focus on relational boundaries of gender and the Internet -with a capital I-. Her work configures a dynamic summary of the eclectic web as the unreachable yet inevitably constructed set that defines our everyday identity. Rosso-Brugnach’s performances have been exhibited in the United States and throughout Europe. Before coming to The Netherlands she lived and studied in Germany, Argentina and the US where she was educated in theater, music and dance.
Melissa Koziebrocki is a Performance and Video Artist and Arts Educator. She was the recipient of the Graduate Fellow Award at the San Francisco Art Institute, where she received her MFA in New Genres in 2017. In 2017, she was a Resident Artist at the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Melissa has a Bachelors in Art History from McGill University, a Bachelor of Fine Art from OCAD University, and has a Masters of Museum Studies from University of Toronto. Most recently, Melissa has performed at such spaces as the Socrates Sculpture Park, Berkeley Art Museum, Panoply Performance Laboratory, Highways Performance Space, SAFEHouse for the Performing Arts, San Francisco Mint, Artist Television Access, XPACE, and the Canadian Lesbian and Gay Archives. She has been a Resident Artist and Panelist for the Feminist Art Conference. Her work has been published in She Does the City, Theory Boner: Manifesto and on the cover of Foglifter Magazine. In 2007 she founded the student-run Fridge Door Gallery, which is celebrating its tenth year anniversary.
by Kleoniki Stanich
Film description:
Tactilis introduces three strangers; a woman around 40, a truck driver in his 50s and an older lady of around 75 years old, who co-exist in the same space. An immobile ferryboat. The characters are lonely passengers unconsciously seeking for the feeling of belonging. Through what seems to be a moment of accidental physical contact, a new language starts to form between them. The film replaces words with gestures and it navigates around the structure of a relationship. The minimum amount of contact that takes place, becomes an alphabet. All the fragments of their encounter get mentally amplified by each one of them and end up forming a game.
About the artist:
Kleoniki Stanich grew up in Athens but moved to the Netherlands at the age of 18 in order to study. She has always had a natural tendency to observe social structures & behaviours; therefore moving in a new environment transformed this tendency into a necessity and gave a primal function to the act of observing which became almost like a survival mechanism. All this presented a newfound, sensitive sense of affiliation. Kleoniki grasps from these experiences and creates mainly film-oriented work that deals with social integration, communication and the sense of belonging. She gets inspiration by the works of filmmakers as well as real life and draws her characters and their stories by observing contemporary every day life. Loneliness is often present in her characters who are usually strangers somehow forced to co-exist in the same public space. The results of this become the scripted storyboard on which various non verbal communication-games take place.
Kleoniki Stanich is graduating this year at VAV - Moving Image.
'The Graveyard Slot'
by Timna Tomiša
Film description:
The Graveyard Slot is a thirteen minute anthology film dealing with the portrayal and abstract juxtaposition of nocturnal mythological creatures and their ‘real world’ counterparts.  In three vignettes we are given an insight into the world of the Sandman, the Tooth Fairy and the Vampire as we follow them through their nightly undertakings.   This film aims to shed a different light on the types of people we consider ‘outcasts’ - by elevating them to the status of mythological creatures the outcasts are becoming more 'cool’ and acceptable, while in turn, the mythological creatures are seen as more humble and human.
About the artist:
Timna Tomiša (b.1994, Zagreb, Croatia) is an Amsterdam based film-maker/ (audio)visual artist.
A recent graduate from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie’s Department of Moving Image - VAV, Tomiša’s practice is rooted in film-making but even more so in the all-encompassing process of creation of the mise en scène of her films.
In this way Tomiša creates surreal, topsy-turvy, absurd, almost synthetic worlds that run on their own inherent, idiosyncratic logic whilst almost secretively pointing towards phenomena that occurs in the so-called ‘real world’.


The Exhibition 'ERROR OF EROS' is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts


Minhong Yu

Opening: Friday 9 March 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 9 March – Sun 18 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 18 March, 15h00– 17h00


Opening performance: In between short lines (clap, splash, boing)
Part 1: 20h00 – 20h20, Part 2: 22h00 – 22h20
Onomatopeic breath, and soft silences in extra verbal
A trio. Performance 20’ by Monica Mays
Goran Turnsek (SLO) - Bin Koh (KR) - Monica Mays (SP)
Finissage performance 16h00 – 16h30: 
by Rutger Muller (NL)




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘BREATHE': the first solo exhibition by Minhong Yu in The Netherlands.


As a designer and artist raised and educated in China and based in Amsterdam, Minhong Yu (于旻弘) stands simultaneously in two worlds and two systems, trying to start a dialogue between them. How can they find a relationship, how can they find a balance?
In the 2-channel video-installation BREATHE on translucent silken screens an atmosphere of tension between different realms is created. With the use of flags – red, white and transparent – Minhong depicts existing systems of power, and questions symbols of identity. BREATHE confronts opposing forces, and proposes a dialogue between poetry and rigid socio-political structures, between opacity and transparency. In the installation BREATHE Minhong shows the polluting factories of her hometown and her newly overseas residence as contributors of a beautiful landscape, where air, smoke and water are the links for transportation between these two continents. Smog is in both installations the invisible medium that connects these otherwise distant worlds softly together.
Living in an unfamiliar environment, coping with a language barrier, and forced to explore the meaning of identity, Minhong wants to become invisible: to wear a smog-mask and disappear into the herd. Because in order to be stronger, one first has to be weaker. The voice of silence is the highest state of bonding. Transparency can be the perfect camouflage for any existence in this world.
About Protokols: 
"Spectral mysticism oscillating between high and low brow, micro and macro cosmos, emotion and abstraction. Contains elements of classical/early music, (dark) ambient, (glitch) techno and new age.” Protokols is a contemporary classical/ ambient-techno album composed by Rutger Muller between 2012 and 2017. Through sampling and collaboration with classical instrumentalists, unorthodox combinations of sound textures and musical traditions are shaped into mystic avant-garde sound worlds. The six Protokols compositions fuse heavy rhythmic drive with cosmic tranquility. They explore contemporary club culture’s role in evoking ancient spirituality and shaping space for radical anonymous catharsis. In 2018 Protokols was further developed as a spatial sound installation, which will presented as an immersive, experimental club environment within Minhong Yu’s video installation BREATHE.
About the artist:
Minhong Yu graduated in 2013 from the China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, and obtained her masters degree in Design at the Sandberg Instituut, Rietveld Academy in 2016. Her work is concerned with visibilities and invisibilities relating to social issues in this digital world, and ranges from prints to video installations which explore representations of power. Right now she is organising a dialogue on new ways of visual communication under the I YU Studio she founded in 2016.
Simultaneously with the exhibition BREATHE at NEVERNEVERLAND, her installation BREATHE is also presented at Filmtheater Kriterion Amsterdam, as a part of Cinemasia.



Special thanks:
Femke Schaap & Sjerk Timmer


The Exhibition 'BREATHE' is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.


Pedro Matias

Opening: Friday 23 February, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 23 February – Sun 04 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 04 March, 15h00– 17h00


Public event: EVERYTHING IS LIQUID - Thu 01 March, 20h00-21h00

Guest: Eliza Steinbock, Maria Guggenbichler and Rabea Ridlhammer

More info see below



Patrick Schmatzer (AUT) -  Mina Tomic (ISL)

Moreno Perna (IT) - Merdan Akbayir (GER)




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘EVERTHING BUT FACIAL': the first solo exhibition by Pedro Matias in The Netherlands.


The exhibition and the public event are curated by Léon Kruijswijk,

guest curator of NEVERNEVERLAND.


EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL is the culmination of nine months of investigation which  Matias started in April 2017 at the NEVERNEVERLAND recidency de Nachtegaal in Amsterdam ZO, focusing on the repercussions of capitalism in the bodies and minds of today's society. Corporate societies have evolved into an over-edited reality since major companies and industries have created imagery to influence, define and control the way we see ourselves and how we behave. Therefore, mass followers and the majority are created, resulting in a normalization of behavior. In such systems, non-conformist thoughts and beliefs continuously face challenges, often in an attempt to instigate change. With atmospheric site-specific installations, Matias reflects on corporatism, neo-liberal capitalism, normativity, display and consumerism through performative destruction and chaos.


Pedro Matias considers both voice and body a weapon for change and revolution. In the course of the exhibition, performers deconstruct and mess up the installations. Their non-normative and queer bodies represent the labor as well as the disruptive power each one of us holds in our hands. Here, the body becomes political, beyond gender and sexuality, using both concepts to expose diversity and demystify normative roles. Their movement could be considered the longing for - or the possibility of - a queer utopia. EVERTHING BUT FACIAL faces challenges of dominant corporate societies and is a colorful performative attempt of creating alternative knowledge.




‘EVERYTHING IS LIQUID’ explores positions of post-modern bodies in today’s society, which will be put in feminist, queer, transgender and intersex perspectives. With a pluralistic mixture of artistic and academic contributions, we will examine further the notions Pedro Matias’ metaphorically addresses in his solo exhibition, such as corporatism, neo-liberal capitalism, consumerism, hetero-normativity, sexuality and the position of queer bodies.


Prior to the mixture of contributions we will screen Matias’ video ‘…to my plastic brothers… (2017), which laid the foundation for the EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL exhibition. In between, we will talk with Matias about his artistic research.


Maria Guggenbichler will present ‘Intimacy Manifesto’: a short story about Hortense Spillers who thinks about the individual as a “formation in relation to property”. ‘Intimacy Manifesto’ whispers, murmurs and un-speaks non-sexual and queer intimacies. The text will be read by Guggenbichler and Hodan Warsame, featuring a short correspondence with Alok Vaid-Menon.


In their talk, Eliza Steinbock will focus on the substance of slime as a model for thinking about subjectivity, inter-object and human relation and bodily form. Since the late 1940s, the new commodity of plastic and the quality of plasticity has been a dominant model for theorising gender, useful for feminist theories of social construction. However, it has also been used against transgender and intersex claims to gender identity that might appear at odds with their morphology or sexual characteristics. Steinbock will discuss how slime opens a critical path to conceptualising contemporary formations of gender, sexuality and the flow or stickiness of value and embodiment.


Gossip Girl Rabea Ridlhammer will serve us a hot dish, ventilating gossip as the evil force of distribution of half-truths we love/hate, but also as a form of supremely camp communication. Gossip, here, will be considered as a form of art - a method as queer as its content.



Eliza Steinbock

In this talk, Eliza Steinbock will focus on the substance of slime as a model for thinking about subjectivity, inter-object and human relation and bodily form. Since the late 1940s, the new commodity of plastic and the quality of plasticity has been a dominant model for theorizing gender, useful for feminist theories of social construction, but also used against transgender and intersex claims to gender identity that might appear at odds with their morphology or sexual characteristics. Similarly, liquidity is prevalent in neoliberal discussions of both the market and its commodities as well as returns as an important characteristic of flexible workers and celebrated in identifications of gender fluidity. In this line of thinking, Steinbock will discuss how slime opens a critical path to conceptualizing contemporary formations of gender, sexuality and the flow or stickiness of value and embodiment, and finally, how slimey-ness trigger the affects of attraction and repulsion. Drawing on the works presented by Pedro Matias at Neverneverland in this exhibition titled “…,” and feminist and queer artists like Hannah Wilkie and Martin O’Brien, Steinbock will discuss the allure of the gross, and the discomfort provoked by slime’s particular aesthetics of amorphous change.


Eliza Steinbock - Assistant Professor of Film and Literary Studies at Leiden University Centre for the Arts in Society, and former “Veni” Talent Scheme postdoctoral researcher awarded by The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research for “Vital Art: Transgender Portraiture as Visual Activism” (2014-2018). Their forthcoming first book, Shimmering Images: Trans Cinema, Embodiment and the Aesthetics of Change, is with Duke University Press (Winter 2018).


Maria Guggenbichler - ‘Intimacy Manifesto’

Hortense Spillers thinks about the individual as a "formation in relation to property.” Intimacy Manifesto whispers, murmurs and un-speaks non-sexual and queer intimacies. Forms of boundless relation, community, family and home, which grasp clearly yet go unapologetically against and beyond the individual, property, and the other institutions of western racial capitalism – coupledom, marriage, the nuclear family, blood kinship, citizenship, the nation state, etc. Marriage will never set us free – neither will the individual or subject status.


A voice message left by Maria Guggenbichler, featuring a short correspondence with Alok Vaid-Menon. Text will be read by Hodan Warsame and Maria Guggenbichler.


Rabea Riddlhammer

I’m gonna serve you a hot dish. A short exercise in channeling different voices, ventilating gossip as the evil force of distribution of half-truths we love slash hate it to be, but also as a form of supremely camp communication. Its power to disrupt might well lie in the passionate embrace of its own trivialisation. Whether it is coded language between whoever falls through the gaps of the het-no matrix or simple s/he-said-s/he-said between two friends - gossip, here, will be considered as a form of art. A method as queer as its content (I totally stole this line). xoxo gossip girl.


About the artist:


Pedro Matias (lives and works in Amsterdam, Netherlands) was born in Lisbon, Portugal; in a period marked by the awakening from an authoritarian, corporate, conservative and nationalist regime and evolving into a capitalist, corporate society. Matias connection with physical activities goes back to when he was a young athlete in competitive swimming. While growing up, Pedro felt his body and mind went in different directions. His brain became disembodied, living withing an entity beyond himself, and rather failing short of his expectations.

After many years of refusing the use of the body as an artistic medium, Pedro discovered that his own body could move and be used in his works. Thus in his practice, Pedro tries to combine his conceptual approach with dialogue between object an body, using time and space. Pedro has shown his works in Portugal, Germany, France , UK, Greece, Switzerland, China, Russia and the USA.



The Exhibition EVERYTHING BUT FACIAL is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts.

Sandberg Series #03

The Rizome and the Multiverse



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Entrance (no pin)

5 Euro or 3 Euro (consession)



Aurélien Lepetit

Opening: Friday 08 December, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 09 December – 17 December, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 17 December, 15h00– 17h00

[at 16:00 Artist talk]




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER': the first solo exhibition by Aurélien Lepetit in The Netherlands.


‘STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER' is a site specific installation reshaping the architectural archetype of the Gym as a vitrine where Fitness is used as a societal obsession. It seeks to question the body as a tool to shape identities by merging sports movements and devices with clubbing aesthetics into visuals, sounds and olfactives interventions.


This exhibition will showcase glass sculptures with Fitness aesthetic which is activated by the performers and driven by a sound piece in collaboration with The Mountain.




Pedro Matias (PT), Elisabeth Mesnier (FR) and Estéfano Romani (BR)

Sound of techno: The Mountain (NL)


About the artist:

Aurélien Lepetit’s work investigates movement, gestures and attitudes from daily-life motion as a choreography. He stages the carnality of a body which is no longer present by pushing its boundaries and limits beyond gender, sexuality, political, patriarchal and sociological pressures. Lepetits work seeks the meaning of masculinity by questioning the body as a cluster to research beauty ideals, societal pressure and its impacts through medium such as video, installation and performance. Overlapping and merging olympic sports movement as a dance, Fitness as a societal obsession and Clubbing as a space of anthropological analysis shaping identities.


Aurélien Lepetit b. Lyon, France lives and works in Amsterdam. He holds a B.A. in Design of Spaces specialized in Set and Stage Design, Lyon, France, an M.A. in Exhibition Design and an M.A. in Dirty Art at the Sandberg Instituut. His work has been exhibited during The Wandering School at M^C^O, Milano (IT) (short-listed for the Milano Design Prize for best Experimentation), Off the Record: Design Performs in the Wormhole between Milan and Rotterdam at The Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam (NL), Lucky Larry’s Cosmic Commune, International Design Biennale, St Etienne (FR), and assisted the curator Florence Parot for the exhibition de Appel timeline: 40+ years of risks conceptualized by Niels van Tomme, De Appel Art Center, Amsterdam (NL).



The Exhibition STAMINA TROPICAL WINTER is supported by Amsterdam Funds for the Arts and 3M.

The Burrow

Minne Kersten & Jorik Amit Galama

Opening: Friday 17 November, 19h00-23h00

Exhibition open: 18 November – 26 November, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00

Finissage: Sun 26 November, 15h00– 17h00


Opening: Friday 17 November, 20h30

Anne Marijn Voorhorst is a writer and art-critic, during the opening she will perform a text written for the exhibition.


Finissage: Sunday 26 November, 15h00– 17h00

Sander van der Ham is an urban psychologist working for STIPO, during the finissage he will give a presentation about (among other things) the projects he does with Thuismakers Collectief.




Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present “The Burrow”: a duo exhibition by Minne Kersten and Jorik Amit Galama.


The exhibition “The Burrow” approaches the current obsession with feeling at home by looking at the specific intimacy people experience in their own house. The temporary expelling of the rules of public life creates a place where one gets as close as possible to something of a true self. At the same time, the vulnerability of this constellation often implicates the anxiety for its loss. The works in the exhibition encapsulate this fragility and play with the question what we try to protect with the notion of the home.


General text:

Although his apartment was located in a rather affluent neighborhood, the interior bore a close resemblance to the trenches that were dug during the Battle of the Somme. Old magazines and plastic bags had formed walls, the sleeves of suits hanging out in surrender, a tropical plant searched for sunlight and on the floor lay fragments of furniture that had been crushed by the weight they had supported. He tripled tirelessly between the four craters in which his mattress, the toilet, a kitchen sink and a small stool were located. When he sat down on the stool he tried to determine if he smelled or heard something that wasn’t his own. Memories of the outside world, with its parks, shopping centers, and boulevards, made him guffaw; how to cope with all those complete strangers! But he sometimes questioned if more had withdrawn, were only the delivery boys roaming the streets? When the doorbell rang to announce the arrival of his ration of food he shivered. A ringing doorbell meant the proximity of someone with eyes, and the eyes of others were like rifles, ready to fire a blasting gaze.



Minne Kersten (NL) is an Amsterdam based visual artist and writer. She studied at Rietveld academie (Text & Image department, 2016). Her installations derive from fictional stories and metaphors about domesticated environments. She is interested in the living spaces that surround humans and how these are interacting with our bodies pumping of blood, flesh, skin and organs. Working across video’s, set-building and storytelling, she researches notions of architecture in relation to all sorts of building processes found in nature- and city life.


Her installations have been showed at i.a. at7 project space (2017), Museumnacht Appel Arts Centre (2017), Harbinger Iceland (2017), Worm S/ASH GA\\ERY (2017), Hrísey Iceland (2016), Oude Kerk (2015), de Brakke Grond (2015). In 2018 she will be a resident at kunsthuis SYB and a participant of the Slow Writing Lab.


Jorik Amit Galama (NL) is an Amsterdam based visual artist and writer of fiction and art-criticism. He graduated from the Text and Image department of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in 2016. Working with the video essay as his main visual medium, he focusses on the ways in which image cultures determine people's behavior and how they try to rid themselves of this influence. His work often touches on topics related to anxiety and trauma, thereby drawing inspiration from methods of therapy.


His work has been showed at i.a. at7 project space (2017), Media Art Festival (2016), Worm S/ASH GA\\ERY (2016), de Brakke Grond (2015), Oude Kerk (2015), Lichthof (2015). In 2018 he will be a participant of the Slow Writing Lab.



Poster design by Johanna Ehde.

The exhibition The Burrow is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.



A show by The Travel Agency

Opening: Saturday 11 November, 15h00-03h00



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


TR/PS is the 1st quarter meeting of The Travel Agency.
In an intensive 5-day working period on Site the we will employ our desires for cooperation and productive togetherness to engage in a live-research on the ‘corpus operandi’. Remote working strategies allow us to incorporate Satellite Ventures, that add up to an immersive realm which seeks to show the strengths of cooperation.
Throughout the 11th of November the im-/material findings of this Joint Venture will be presented to the public in form of TR/PS, a 12hrs long event that takes its starting point at NEVERNEVERLAND.
T rust R elations / n P eople S upport




16.00 - 22.00:
TA Trips:  A festive quarter year meeting

TA Trips: The green

YAFF:        A cooperative partnership
a satellite venture to BOLOGNA
by Ivan Cheng, Pierre Bujeau, Arie de Fijter
TBA: a satellite venture into -ship
21:00 - 03.00:
DJ Kaktus, DJ Herman Bosui, DJ Saliva.

Sandberg Series #02

Tarek Atoui


'every word left unspoken during the exhibition is the title'








NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation is a new initiative for the arts. In a drastically changing artistic landscape, NEVERNEVERLAND feels the urge to facilitate a broad range of artistic practices by upcoming artists.

NEVERNEVERLAND is organising exhibitions, artist residencies, events, lectures and screenings throughout the city of Amsterdam and abroad.


Frans de Wollantstraat 70 (HQ)

1018 SC Amsterdam

The Netherlands


JLDianthus & Lyubov Matyunina

Opening: Fri 13 October, 19h00 - 00h00



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam



Special guest: Mirjam Linschooten (20h00)

'A Fictional Science of Display' is an ethnographic reading of the space, and an exploration of how things turned-fairy tale relate to their environment, appropriated by a fairy tale landscape.  Transforming the presented works into a display of anthropological artifacts.


Exhibition open: 14 October – 22 October, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 22 October, 15h00– 17h00


Public Program by Artist/Curator: Sonia Kazovsky

22 October: 14h00 and 16h00

More info public program below...


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘FAIRYTAILING’: a duo exhibition by JLDianthus and Lyubov Matyunina.

FAIRYTAILING is a medium of universal language, which relates to everyone: originally inspired by real live events, it reveals basic human moral categories, unspoken beliefs and attitudes. We can compare FAIRYTAILING with creating (new) realities.

Moved by the idea of the creation of fairy tales, as well as its origin, they also want to talk about fairy tales as an oral political tool, layered within the different positions of each artist.



Public Program Sun 22 October (14h00 & 16h00)

Sonia was approached with the aim to conceptualize and create a public program for the duo show of Matyunina and Dianthus.

For this occasion the approach, that was developed towards the curatorial process, was of an adherent to aims posed by the two artists that created the exhibition.

The guest performers, were invited into a conversation that aimed to elaborate the different potentialities of the verbal aspects of stories, fairy tales. Their possible manifestation in the physical, as well as the virtual space of contemporary art as can be experienced through the artist, the art space and the event.


Guest performers :

Martha Jager ( 14h00)

'As the walls were moving in I stretched my arm'

Performance will be at Rapenburg 101, 7 min walk from NEVERNEVERLAND

Through the intercom system downstairs at the artist's home, the work stems from the question: how to speak of personal history when language can never transmit exactly that. Exercising the form of sensational 'True Story' telling as employed by tabloids. And by moving in and out of a narrative structure, 'As the walls were...' tells a story of being at home.


Giulia Crispiani (16h00)

'Once upon a time we were gathering'

Narration upon invitation on Youtube

To be uploaded on 21 October at 11h00

(point your camera on the QR code anytime after that date)

A tale about story telling, drafted as a response on the exhibition FAIRYTAILING. It is a narration to be told in a playground and shared on social media.  'Once upon a time we were gathering' is part of the series Speculative Sketches.


Lecture performance at Funenpark, next to location de Punt.

In the lecture I will speak of Giambattista Basile's Pentamerone and the 1001 Arabian Nights, passing through the collection of Italian Folk Tales collected by Calvino. I will speak of both the circumstances of the folktale as a genre and the act of assembling this material previously belonging to the oral tradition into a printed matter. I will cross through religion, obscenities, power structures, spells, fleshy and intellectual intercourse's.



Lyubov Matyunina (RU/NL)

Lyuba works primarily with the medium of moving image, aiming to push the
boundaries of traditional documentary film making and capture the sense of the
absurd in reality. Lyubov uses journalistic methods combined with performance, art
installations and fabric textiles to create a multidisciplinary platform to explore her ideas. Within this schema, she juxtaposes rituals, masks and old religious
traditions with virtual reality, the Internet and social media as a means of
understanding and rethinking the contemporary.


JLDianthus (NL)

Dianthus is a multi media artist in the broadest sense. One of the interesting things about her work is that she questions and sometimes undermines the accepted perception of apparently ‘innocent’ social identities. Themes of her work focuses on: rituals, tradition, mythology, desire, literature, sexuality, gender and cultural and social identity within a certain context. With new characters (alter ego’s), which emerge from Dianthus engagement she makes installations, performances, video works, visual poetry, photography and sculptures. Dianthus has a BA (Audio Visual Department) Rietveld Academie and a MFA at the Sandberg Instituut.


Sonia Kazovsky (RU)

Sonia is an artist and researcher based in Amsterdam, NL. In her practice and its broader ramifications, Sonia locates her urgency in art as a political arena and is committed to critical work attempting at raising (class) consciousness among artists and practitioners, within the strange formation of Comtemporay Art. Working between economic theories, political science and comparative analysis, her methodology  approaches the production of art works as an infrastructure of relations, and aims to function as prototypes for political participation.

Sonia has a BA of art (photography) with Honours (Art&Research with the Cobra Museum) from the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and an MA of Art practice from the Dutch Art Instituut in Arnhem. She also participated in Young Curators Work at the Berlin Biennale 9.


Mirjam Linschooten (NL)

The Interdisiplinary practice of Mirjam is concerned with the ways in which cultural heritage institutions , in particular the Western ethnograpic museum, represent culture and construct history through various forms of collecting, interpreting and display. Her work includes publications, photography, installations and writing.

Mirjam Linschooten graduated at the Graphic Design dep. of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie and got her M.A. at the Dutch Art Instituut.


Martha Jager (NL)

Through performance, text and video Martha Jager interrogates the interior and

exterior horizons of selfhood and personhood. Central to her practice is the ( often visible or voiced) complex quest for representational forms that communicate rather than efface the material and experience at play. She got a BFA  at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, and obtained her MA in Art and praxis at the DAI in 2016. She participated in exhibitions at de Brakke Grond (Amsterdam), SAM/De Brandweer (Maastricht) Punt WG (Amsterdam)


Giulia Crispiani (IT)

Crispiani is a visual artist and writer living and working in Amsterdam (NL) and Rome (IT). Her practice brings together her background in industrial design, object making, philosophy and art theory, as text and image based works that manifest in live and printed formats such as performance and publications. Central to her practice are the concept of speculation, prototyping and storytelling. Giulia has a BA in art (Ceramics) with Honors (Art&Research from the UVA) Gerrit Rietveld Academie, a BA degree of Industrial Design from the Univerity of Rome Sapienza as well as a MA of Art Praxis, DAI in Arnhem in 2017.



FAIRYTAILING” by JLDianthus and Lyubov Matyunina is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts and the Mondriaan Fund. Design invite by Anja Groten.

I own everything I see and like, I own the world

Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Syd D. Doscher,  Brenda de Vries and Mitzi C. Manton

Opening: Fri 22 September, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 23 September – 1 October, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 1 October, 15h00– 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘I own everything I see and like, I own the world’.

A unique group exhibition by Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Brenda de Vries, Syd D. Doscher and Mitzi C. Manton.

Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Brenda de Vries, Syd D. Doscher and Mitzi C. Manton show works and experiments related to privacy and sexuality, time, the question 'what are we?' and childhood memories of 'Kraaiennest' in Amsterdam-South East.
Collages, photography, nudes made with photoshop techniques without the computer and wax sculptures and writing.


ROSALINDE CHRISTOPHER ZEIDMAN- ‘The Apple of my Eye’, a magazine, a collection of letters to mothers and fathers written by children of all ages being very honest and open about what they think of their parents. The magazine also includes drawings of parents made by kids in around the age of 10 years old. They give an honest view on how kids see their parents, and some drawings may simply break your heart. For her graduation show, Rosalinde created a waiting room inspired on the waiting rooms of doctors and psychiatrists. There you could read the magazine. She also made a short film where she compares her fathers house ( an untreated schizophrenic) to her own house. Do houses look similar because she photographed them both or do they look similar because we have the same tendencies as our parents? 


Rosalinde graduated in 2016 at the Sandberg Instituut, at the temporary Master department called ‘Curemaster’. The main focus of the Curemaster was making work in the theme of physical as well as mental health. Her short film ‘Like Father Like Daughter’ was shown at DocFest Kassel in November 2016.



BRENDA DE VRIES- (aka Professional Button Pusher)

Brenda is a photographer who is mostly active in the applied arts environment. In her free/autonomous work her main focus is the female nude, she is using the same Photoshop techniques that are used in advertising and in fashion photography to cover up so called imperfections but not to cover up and not using the computer but black body paint. Additionally she is forced to make sure her ‘nude’ models are not recognizable, as they fear what it might mean for their career or image as a model.


Brenda de Vries who lives and works in Amsterdam, graduated from the Fotoacademie Amsterdam in 2003 and has been a freelance photographer ever since. In 2012 she won Gold and Silver at the Prix de la Photography, Paris (Px3), in the category Portraiture of Children. In 2013 her photography was part of a big project for "NNF" that won a Grand Prix ADCN and a Silver Lion in Cannes. In 2015 she got the Communication Arts Award of Excellence (56st Annual) in the Category Nude&Beauty with “Moxy Hotels”.




Mitzi is predominantly working on sexuality and intimacy, with a major focus on vulnerability vs. safety. She is trying to find new humorous perspectives on themes related to this subject. She is autodidact and her platform is mainly online, where she writes about her own experiences with men. It is since the last few years that she is moving into a direction of making works that go beyond writing alone. Her first installations/sculptures are now shown in this group exhibiton.


Mitzi C. Manton lives and works in New York, USA





In this show is her published book “I own everything I see and like, I own the world” that was Syd D. Doscher’s first attempt to go back to her childhood environment and to get reacquainted. The Dutch photographer Michel Szulc Kryzanowski was a big inspiration for her to dive into her own fears and make a photographic document that could touch others.


Syd grew up in Kempering in the area of Amsterdam South-East. Also known as the ‘Bijlmermeer’. And it was during the late 80s that her parents decided to leave the Bijlmer as the K-and G- area turned into a less safe place to raise a child. Starting from 2012 she returned to her childhood area. Armed with an analogue camera to feel more safe and comfortable to walk around and do searched for old little details. In 2013 the shopping center ‘Kraaiennest’ in Amsterdam South East was demolished, in less then three months. Doscher documented this process and at the same time gives an insight when it was still full of live in a series of collages. She also made a series of photographs of children in the empty houses of the flat Kleiburg, before it was renovated under the new name ‘Klushuis’


An extensive document on how time can change a neighborhood and youth.

Syd D. Doscher lives and works in Amsterdam South East, NL.

Graduated in 2011 at the Fotovakschool in Apeldoorn, NL.



Sponsored by: The Condomerie Amsterdam


Friday 15 September, 20h00 – 08h00
20h00 Queer Series #4: The Act of Archiving
Dresscode: EXPRESS Yourself!


Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Friday, 15 September NEVERNEVERLAND will kick off the new cultural season spectacularly with KLITTENBAND: a gender diverse affair organised by JLDianthus and The Rabbit King.

Join us from 20h00 – 08h00 for performances, music and visuals, Kevin Bray (Missing Channel), Lucienne Venner, Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Hallie Abelman, Arthur Guilleminot, Callum Coply, DJ Dance To The Beat, Pedro Matias, Dj AAAH! & Dj OOOH!, live music from Nancy Makiese, Lucie Berjoan, Angelo Custódio, Suzy Wong, Aurélien Lepetit, Loui Meeuwissen, Rosie Haward, Richard John Jones,
S†ëfan Schäfer, Ale Alea and other special guests.


Special 12hr only, sale discount sexy limited edition fashion collection Sweaters and T-Shirts by Lubudubum and icy treats by Candy Girl.


We kick of at 20h00 with QUEER SERIES #4: The Act of Archiving – Karol Radziszewski and Philipp Gufler, hosted by Léon Kruijswijk

In the legacy of Benno Premsela, we will celebrate gender diversity for 12 hours long. With a variety of makers and differing perspectives, KLITTENBAND corresponds with ‘Queering the Collection’: a discussion about visibility of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersexed) heritage in the arts. No one is excluded, each gender is represented and everybody is welcome. Don’t shy away and EXPRESS yourself!



-       The 2017 Queer Series trilogy is kindly supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK), ROZENSTRAAT, NEVERNEVERLAND, Framer Framed and friends of the 3 Layers Foundation.




A Visual Conversation

An Input Party Project

Opening: Fri 07 June, 19h00 - 23h00


Exhibition open: Sat 8 July - Sun 9 July 04 12h00 – 18h00

Finissage: Sunday 9 July, 15h00 - 18h00 with soup, drinks and music


Special Event: Sat 12h00: Live Input Party

To join, please register by sending an email to:

On Saturday 8 July we will organize an Input Party for you to join.

Each participant is asked to bring a selection of 5-10 existing images taken from your own archive which we will then discuss together.
- No original artworks of your own making, only found footage or pictures taken as inspiration.
- Bring printed images.

- At the end of the event you can take a selection of images home, the remaining images will be stored in the Input Party archive.



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

We are excited to invite you to the presentation of 'A Visual Conversation',

an Input Party project.


In 2015 the Input Party started as a series of gatherings where various participants shared their image archives and together discussed this found imagery. These conversations resulted in an insight of how the individual participants approach and treat existing images.
To further research and develop this method of conversation the Input Party started an artistic research project.
During the last four months 7 artists came together to apply the methods of the Input Party to their work proces. In various meetings they experimented with different ways of having a visual conversation about the work they were developing. During this project the artists investigated notions such as: How do existing images take part in the artistic proces and which role do they play during the development of an artwork? In what way does communicating through images, rather than only through language, influence the conversation between artists? And how does this alternative form of communication affect the translation of a theory to visual expression?


'A Visual Conversation' intends to give an insight in the way these questions have influenced the proces of the artists.

Anne van Duuren (visual artist, 1984)
wants to capture the essence of a material without any specific knowledge
Byrthe Lemmens (graphic designer, 1989)
is driven by a constant curiosity to alternative techniques
Dennis ter Wal (visual artist, 1986)
investigates how objects experience their surroundings
Elki Boerdam (image researcher, 1987)
combines intuitive methods with image analyses
Jelmer Luyting (interactive designer, 1980)
is fascinated by the ability and inability of language
Lotje van Lieshout (visual artist, 1980)
is fascinated by the world and its many mysteries
Rachel Sellem (visual artist, 1987)
sees every object like a test, a first step, a way to capture an escaping idea


This project is kindly supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


Festival of Choices

Bing Bin and Will Peck

Opening: Wed 21 June, 17h00 - 20h00
Exhibition open: 22 June – 24 June, Thu-Sat 13h00 – 18h00



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

The exhibition is part of Festival of Choices 2017, the annual graduation show Fine Art of the Sandberg Instituut


Bing Bin
The Alchemist is Accelerating

The alchemist is accelerating.
She finds the secrets of gold hiding in candles when she almost falls asleep.

The Alchemist is Accelerating is a project that investigates the quirky logic of forecasting methods and the wave-like movement of economic structures. Using the language of astrology and dance music, the project attempts to approach the essential fact about capitalism.

Bing Bin (b 1991, China) is an Amsterdam-based artist and writer.

Her decision-making, in an alchemical way, follows a flux where the Real permeates the emotion and the projection of reality. Her interests include poetry, speculative realism, acceleration-ism and fortunetelling. The work mostly presented in video and elaborated by sound, text and objects swings between the lyrical and sarcasm.


Will Peck

Will Peck (b. 1991), Norwich, UK) currently lives in Amsterdam, his work is focused on examining apparatuses and processes of recording. His recent exhibitions have been at Centre for Recent Drawing in London, The Bank Space in London, Space for free arts in Helsinki, Finland. Will is currently graduating from the Sandberg Institute.


Dictionary of Online Behavior 2.0: Millenials’ legacy


Opening: Fri 26 May, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 27 March – 04 June, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 04 June, 15h00– 17h00


31 May: 19h00

Geert Lovink (HvA/Institute of Network Cultures):

Lecture: Politics and Aesthetics of Internet Time  Location:



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘
Dictionary of Online Behavior 2.0: Millenials’ legacy’: a solo exhibition by TeYosh.

With their exhibition TeYosh will present a second chapter of their well known project
Dictionary of Online Behavior. The exhibition will showcase the first collaborations on the project with two other renowned artists, Simone C Niquille and The Rodina. During the exhibition, Geert Lovink will give a lecture


Dictionary of Online Behavior is a project that deals with how people communicate online. TeYosh has invented new words and formed a digital dictionary that describes behaviors that have emerged on social networks and have changed our way of communication.

The words in the Dictionary are ephemeral: they are sure to disappear with the changes in social media and us growing accustomed to them. But they are valuable for the very same reason: they describe a moment in history when the online relationships are still not a norm. At this point, we still know the dual meaning of a “friend” and differentiate online friends from the ones we shook hands with.


With Dictionary of Online Behavior TeYosh does not only express their personal perspective, but rather the moment of time in which we all live, a view from the perspective of the last generation that had a chance to grow up in the offline world and get to know the online world as something “new”, something “other”. In that sense Dictionary of Online Behavior is the artifact of our time and a legacy to millennials’ grandchildren. 


TeYosh is a multidisciplinary art directors duo making cutting-edge contemporary digital art. It
is a collaboration between Sofija Stanković and Teodora Stojković, both graduates of Design
master program of Sandberg Institute. TeYosh is interested in defining and analyzing modern
day social phenomena. Their artistic practice is devoted to exploring the relationship between
human and technology. They explore how everyday use of digital technology has “rewired”
our brains; it influenced our habits, thoughts and perception of the world. They comment on
time we spend surrounded by digital technology and how our brain’s problem-solving
mechanisms rely on it. We are living in symbioses with our gadgets, on the verge of singularity. TeYosh’s practice is multidisciplinary, they work in various media, while in their research they often consult psychological literature.

Dictionary of Online Behavior 2.0: Millenials’ legacy” by TeYosh is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

The Sandberg Series #07: Ishion Hutchinson & Valzhyna Mort

NEVERNEVERLAND AT PLAYTIME, the eleventh edition of the K_nstvl___ Festival presenting:

Gediminas G. Akstinas and HellFun

The Elastic Exhibition: Sun 21 May – 12h00 - 24h00


Love Poems recited by ODIN: Sun 21 May, 23h15– 23h45 


Gediminas G. Akstinas

Live Streaming (installation): 20 May – 22 May, Sat-Sun 11h00 24h00

                                                                                Mon       10h00 – 21h00

PLAYTIME open: 20 May – 22 May, Sat-Mon


SSBA Salon, Leidseplein 26 Amsterdam

Saturday 20 May – Opening Party, 10.30pm - 3am


NEVERNEVERLAND AT PLAYTIME, the eleventh edition of the K_nstvl___ Festival.

For PLAYTIME, we invited Gediminas G. Akstinas and HellFun  to present their visions within the elastic exhibition concept of PLAYTIME.


About the works:

Live Streaming , 2017

is a series of video installations - live streams of different
architectures/sculptures that are built by the artist himself. 

The sculptures, which are then streamed, are the recreations of the close ups of the artists’ current place of residency. The works are often installed as a spatial and conceptual continuation of an architecture of the exhibition space in which they are shown. 



Gediminas G. Akstinas (b. 1987, Vilnius Lithuania) currently living in Amsterdam.

His recent solo exhibitions include It depends at the Contemporary Art Center, Vilnius and San Serriffe in Amsterdam and The &quot;SHIP &quot; at Kunstverein, Amsterdam together with Gediminas Akstinas (b.1961).

Gediminas G. Akstinas graduated from the Sandberg Institute of Arts in 2015.


Love Poems, 2017

"I felt in Love with you because I loved myself and you could understand that"


HellFun (Sweden)

HellFun prefers to be brave and pathetic rather than drowning in shame. Through staged performances, semi fictional documentaries and role-plays they explores and thematises performances of desire, gender and language.



Hosted by SSBA Salon, the cultural ‘particle accelerator’ of the Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, one of the most visible venues in the city.

For art institutions, the need to be visible, quantitatively as well as qualitatively, becomes ever more pressing. But what is the value of that visibility, K_nstvl__ wonders, and what innovative strategies exist to reach audiences?


— Admission
PLAYTIME Festival: € 7,50
Opening Party + Festival: € 9,00
Opening Party only: € 6,00 
Tickets at the door only (cash and pin)


More info about the program PLAYTIME:



Untitled experiment with no image

Konstantin Guz


Opening: Fri 12 May, 19h00 - 23h00 with special sounds from ENKA
Exhibition open: 13 May – 21 May, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 21 May, 15h00– 17h00
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘Untitled experiment with no image’: a solo exhibition by ­Konstantin Guz.
"Untitled experiment with no image" aims to explore the boundaries of contemporary photography. The exhibition is an investigation into the potential of the digital image and the virtual environment; the image and the non-image within digital and material frameworks.
In opposition to physical reality, where the presence of light is vital to experience transparency, in the virtual environment it is a functional imitation.
What can we call the transparent layer if we still are able to see it but not what is behind it? Does it carry the assumed function of "looking through”?
Those correlations between the virtual appearance and a physical existence are leading themes of this examination.
The central work of the exhibition, a 3-channel audiovisual installation results from collaboration between Konstantin Guz and the Amsterdam-based composer and sound artist Natalia Dominguez Rangel. The collaboration initiated by Konstantin is one of the few propositions for the materialization of the virtual existence of the image.
Parallel to the installation, other propositions and etudes will be presented as in a site-specific installation and digital prints.

Konstantin Guz (b. 1983, Tiksi) is a virtual artist and photographer based in Amsterdam.

His work crosses interdisciplinary boundaries and explores the medium of photography and moving image in all its depths and facets. Inspired by natural phenomena, Konstantin simultaneously works with abstract shapes that channel his artistic ideas into multiple pathways whilst preserving the ideological basis of unity in harmony and composition.


Natalia Dominguez Rangel (b. Bogotá) Amsterdam-based.

Composer Natalia’s music and sound work offers a varied mix of contemporary classical composition alongside electronics, synthesis, field recordings, and performance.The versatility of her composition is exhibited by recent works across formats ranging from ensemble pieces, to sound installations.


ENKA is an electronic sound artist based in Amsterdam. His work is a blend of electronic textures and soundscapes evolving into an emotional sonic experience, engaging the audience into experiencing a different perspective of electronic music. ENKA is active as a DJ, producer, sound designer and composer for contemporary dance and film. In Amsterdam he's known as an institution of the underground scene and he is organizing the monthly Living Room Sessions at the Generator Amsterdam.



“Untitled experiment with no image” by Konstantin Guz is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


The Sandberg Series #06: Jessie Darling

Transmutants and Emotional Curves

Opening: Fri 17 March, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 18 March – 26 March, Fri-Sun 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 26 March, 15h00– 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’: a solo exhibition by ­Arnar Ásgeirsson.

‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’ is a series of drawings depicting unidentified symbols and phenomena interacting, wrestling and dancing. They entangle and connect. They fight and co-exist. They flip flop, twist and turn, split, evolve and push. They are emotional entanglements.

In statistics curves and graphs are used to show development and changes in numbers, but how does one show development of feelings or changing moods? The drawings try to map out an evolution of mutated feelings. They are emotional graphs. 


­The practice of Arnar Ásgeirsson (b. 1982, Reykjavik, Iceland) involves video works, drawings, installations and sculptures with performative aspects. The work deals with questions of creative ownership, originality, and the differences between creating and copying. By introducing objects into new scenarios, the possibility of unexpected narratives emerges.


Recent exhibitions and screenings include The Adventures of You, The Community, Paris (2016). Memory Theatre, Upfor gallery, Portland (2016). Promesse De Bonheur, Harbinger, Reykjavík, Iceland (2015). Small Worlds, Kunstmuseum Lichtenstein, Vaduz (2015). Art Bar, Art Dubai, Dubai UAE (2015), S7 – Suðurgata >> Árbær (not in service) Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (2014). Disappointing Sculpture, Kunstschlager, Reykjavik (2013). Icelandic Pavilion, White Squat, Zürich (2013). Beneficial Genetics For The Right Time, RongWrong / Fons Welters, Amsterdam (2012). Mayhem4ever, Energy Drink Launch, W139, Amsterdam (2012). On the Streets of Venice, Temporary public installation, Venice (2011). LOOK TWICE, Fargfabriken Norr, Östersund (2009).


Mike Moonen

Opening: Thur 23 Feb, 19h00 - 23h00

With performance by Los Dansing Queenc and music by Dj AN2 (MONO BROS, Amsterdam)

Exhibition open: 24 Feb – 5 March, 12h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 5 March, 15h00– 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘PARROT ICE’: the first solo exhibition of Mike Moonen in Amsterdam.

“Right here, boys! Right here! Get your cake, pie, dill pickles, and ice cream! Eat all you can! Be a glutton! Stuff yourselves! It's all free, boys! It's all free! Hurry, hurry, hurry, hurry!” invites the clown in Pleasure Island. The amusement park seen in the 1940 film Pinocchio in truth actually serves as a trap where it is shown to turn mischievous young boys into donkeys after they made "jackasses" of themselves.

The exhibition ‘Parrot Ice’ or in other words ‘Paradise’ refers to the double meaning and conflict in which things and situations might occur. Insidious temptation, obscure fun, artificial nature and ambiguous truth: these dualities are a selection of the vocabulary at play in the large-scale installation at NEVERNEVERLAND.

In his practice, Mike Moonen brings together the everyday and extraordinary in a cheerful way. He searches for the human blips in the pursuit of perfection and highlights the failures that cause disruption and confound expectations.

Mike Moonen graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2014. Recent solo exhibitions include ‘Outside in’, Moira, Utrecht (2016) and ‘Planet Quirk’, Showroom MAMA, Rotterdam (2015). His work has been shown in group exhibitions at MoMart, Galerie Drift, Marres Centre for Contemporary Culture, Galerie Sign, Extrapool, B32 Artspace and Kunstpodium T.

‘PARROT ICE’ by Mike Moonen is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

The Sandberg Series #5: Dorothea von Hantelmann & Dyab Abou Jahjah



Opening: Thur 2 Feb, from 19h30 - 23h00
With performance by Monica Mays at 21h30
Exhibition open: 2 Feb 14h00-23h00, 3 - 5 Feb, 12h00 - 17h00
Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Group exhibition by
Studio for Immediate Spaces / Sandberg Instituut with work by:

Niels Albers, Nadjim Bigou, Malissa Canez Sabus, Gauthier Chambry, Naomi Credé, Arie de Fijter, Paige Früchtnicht, Carolin Gießner, Eva Hoonhout, Shih-Hui Hung, Samuel Kuhfuss Gustavsen, Lily Lanfermeijer, Giedre Lisauskaite, Monica Mays, Aaro Murphy, Liene Pavlovska, Mirko Podkowik, Rein Verhoef, Kim Wawer, Neeltje ten Westenend, Kristoffer Zeiner.

Doris Boerman


Opening: Fri 13 Jan, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 14 – 15 Jan, 20 – 22 Jan, 11h00 – 17h00
Finissage: Sun 22 Jan, 13h00– 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘SWEAT’: a solo exhibition by Amsterdam based artist Doris Boerman.

‘SWEAT’ is an exhibition in which mechanisms of self-presentation are presented in a physical installation. Overlapping aspects between the self when performed through identity and the presentation of art in the exhibition space are being addressed in these new works. Dualities such as authentic and constructed, autonomous art and applied design, private and public are at play in the exhibition.

Doris Boerman (b. 1988, Arnhem) studied at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and ArtEZ in Arnhem. With a background in graphic design and dance she has worked in various disciplines, which have led to her interest in different forms of presentation and re-presentation models.  Working with and involving different contexts in the work are new and important elements to her practice.

Recent exhibitions include ‘Play Something Sweet, Something Uplifting’ at Lokaal1B (Amsterdam, 2016), ‘Protection Room’ at Rosa Brux (Brussels, 2015), ‘Showgirls, the Trailer’ at Emmy Miltenburg (Schiedam, 2014), and ‘Only Because we are Friends’ at Galerie 149 (Bremen, 2013).


‘SWEAT’ by Doris Boerman is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.


The Sandberg Series #4: Patricia Reed

A Desire For Things To Work

Gerda Paliusyte


Opening: Fri 16 Dec, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 17 – 18 Dec, 11h00 – 17h00

Closing event - an open session with Toby Paul: Sun 18 Dec, 13h00– 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present “A Desire For Things To Work”: the first solo exhibition by Gerda Paliusyte in The Netherlands and the premiere of her new film under the same title.


"During the Isolation of The Great War, I came across a number of the English Strand Magazine. In it, among a number of fairly pointless contributions, I read a story about a young couple who move into a furnished flat in which there is a curiously shaped table with crocodiles carved in the wood. Towards evening the flat is regularly pervaded by an unbearable and highly characteristic smell, and in the dark the tenants stumble over things and fancy they see something indefinable gliding over the stairs. In short, one is led to surmise that, owing to the presence of this table, the house is haunted by ghostly crocodiles or that the wooden monsters come to life in the dark, or something of the short. It was quite naïve story, but its effect was extraordinarily uncanny."


This personal story of Freud was included in his famous 1919 essay ‘The Uncanny’, and has been haunting various discourses ever since. While the story is given as an example of the estrangement from the familiar, which is haunting, but strangely attractive, the focus of Gerda Paliusyte in this exhibition is more on the crocodile figures than on the concept of the uncanny as such.

Displayed in a temporal architectural setting, the exhibition presents two of her recent films: 'A Desire For Things To Work' (2016) and 'The Road Movie' (2015). The show celebrates the motion of aesthetical forms, the way they shift in relation to the outside (such examples could be different usages of the same combination of colors or universality and transformative power of hip-hop), the desire of belonging (Freud’s crocodiles?) and the overlaps and encounters that follow.


Gerda Paliusyte (b.1987, Vilnius) is a Lithuanian artist and curator, currently residing in Amsterdam. Her practice is focused on the shifts and delays of representation, the way it is dependent from the social needs and time. She has been searching for an individualizing gaze – doing so through the films, events and temporal institutions.

Her films were recently presented at XII Baltic Triennial and the Kunstraum gallery, London.


'A Desire For Things To Work' by Gerda Paliusyte is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

The Sandberg Series #3: Stacy Boldrick

Bin ich heute gut angekommen?

Johanna Arco


Opening: Fri 9 Dec, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 10 – 14 Dec, 12h00 – 17h00

Veemkade 570, Amsterdam


NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present ‘Bin ich heute gut angekommen’: the first solo exhibition by Johanna Arco in The Netherlands.

‘Bin ich heute gut angekommen?’ expresses the relationship with a person mainly known through written stories. The project is executed in an interpretive manner and defies any separation between the real and the imagined. The installation itself questions how much interpersonal relation actually happens in ones mind and how much "between" one another?


Johanna Arco (1991, Austria) studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and is currently participating in the MFA Program at the Sandberg Institute. Within her practice she is researching metaphysical differences between objects and people. De-sensualisation and disembodiment of men is affecting our experience of 'self' and distorts our relation to the world. Her action- and materiality based approach make for her sculptures to become animated and turn into a reactive counterpart rather then and object of motionless matter, creating a dialogue.

On the occasion of Amsterdam Art Weekend and   A Festival of Project Spaces NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present:

An Anesthetic Night

Saturday 26 Nov, 21h00-02h00


Special mid-weekend event during A Festival by K_nstvl___with Robertas Narkus, Sam Price, Budhia Foundation, Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan and Sam Cottington


Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Gay Bar Directory, 23h00-02h00

Video installation by Rosie Hastings and Hannah Quinlan, accompanied by Sam Cottington for an exclusive DJ set Hosted by Budhia Foundation


Collaborative duo Rosie Hastings & Hannah Quinlan will showcase the video installation “Gay Bar Directory”. The work was commissioned and shown by Somerset House, London as part of its utopia programme 06/2016. The directory is a moving image archive of gay bars in the UK, comprised of 170 films shot in 13 cities across the UK the work queries the notion of the gay bar spatially, ascetically and politically. Protesting the recent closures of LGTBQ spaces as a direct result of austerity and gentrification the Gay Bar Directory is a valuable historic and artistic gesture that both celebrates and critiques the spaces that it documents.

Hannah Quinlan (1991) & Rosie Hastings (1991) Newcastle & London are an artist duo living and working in South East London. Their practice includes @Gaybar, an event series that seeks to re-materialise the historic gay bar as a container for queer discourse as well as CGI animation, Video Installation, archival, text and audio work. Recent solo shows include: Gentrification presented by Daata Editions and Zuecca Projects, 15th Venice Bienenale, IT (2016) How to Survive a Flood, David Roberts Art Foundation Studio, If these Fossils Could Talk They Would Tell You Who Got Fucked and Who Didn’t (2015) Room E10-27, Paris (2015) Cruising Extinction, Oslo 10, Basel (2015) & Tifkas, Arcadia Missa (2015). Recent Group shows include: Voices of Utopia Here and Now, Somerset House, London (2016) No! I Am No Singular Instrument, Various Small Fires, LA (20016) Ways of Living, David Roberts Art Foundation (2016) S, Arcadia Missa (2015).

NEVERNEVERLAND invited Budhia Foundation to host the second part of An Anesthetic Evening. Budhia Foundation is a project space that creates opportunities for emerging artists from around Europe, and is supported by the Nezone Group of Companies, Ministry of Culture, India & Sandberg Instituut.


Robertas Narkus

Opening: Fri 18 Nov, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibition open: 19 – 27 Nov, Fri-Sun 11h00 – 17h00

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present DOGHME: the first solo exhibition by Robertas Narkus in The Netherlands.

Following an artistic, critical perspective towards chance economics, hypothetical products, symbolic capital and power games, DOGHME is the premise of a hypothetical start-up company. During the exhibition the enterprise will produce simulated experiences and solutions for augmented reality: a technology whereby digital content is added to a physical environment, augmenting what we perceive as ‘real’ with a new layer of perceptible information.

Robertas Narkus  (b.1983, Vilnius.) describes his practice as the ‘management of circumstance  in an economy of coincidence’. He brings together the ordinary and the absurd to explore notions of chance economics, hypothetical experiences and power games. Recently he exhibited at de XII Baltic Triennial, de Appel art center, Establiment de’ en Face, Brussels. Narkus is the founder of the Institute of ‘Pataphysics in Vilnius.

DOGHME by Robertas Narkus is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

The Sandberg Series #02: James Bridle


If it like, like, like then it probably is

Opening: Friday 4 Nov, 19h00 - 23h00
Exhibition open: 5 - 13 Nov, daily from 12h00 - 18h00

A group exhibition by the Fine Art department of the Sandberg Instituut with the work of Johanna Arco, Nora Barón, Bing Bin, César Brun, Amelia Clark, Loidys Carnero, Timo Demollin, Philip Coyne, Tim Koh, Ieva Kraule, Lara Konrad, Vicente HJ Mollestad, Philip Ortelli, Will Peck, Alice dos Reis, Smári Rúnar Róbertsson, Mai Spring, Tatsuhiko Togashi, Mong-Hsuan Tsai and Luc Windaus.

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

STRATA and The Temptation of Ego Media

Nikola Knežević & Tom T. Smit

Opening: Friday 21 Oct, 19h00 - 23h00
special Xxx-rated performance by Maria Metsalu (Berlin), 21h00

Lecture Geert Lovink: Wednesday 26 October, 19h00 

(free entrance – reservation via:

Exhibtion open: 21 – 30 October, Fri-Sun 11h00 – 17h00

Finissage: 30 October, 15h00– 17h00

NEVERNEVERLAND presents ‘STRATA’ and ‘The Temptation of Ego Media’ with the work of Amsterdam based artists Nikola Knežević & Tom T. Smit. The duo exhibition shows a variety of sculptures and paintings with forms and images that consist of layers that while abstract they nevertheless evoke living forms such as plants and the body.

‘STRATA’ by Nikola Knežević is the result of relentless application of 100 layers of temporary tattoos on silicon bases. The work is reflecting on ‘100 layers of anything’:
a YouTube challenge that went viral last summer when one YouTube user applied 100 layers of nail polish. Her action is known today as #polishmountain. STRATA examines the objects which are created in the viral experimental YouTube tutorials by prosumers while broadcasting. These objects are usually short-living and considered to be waste. Without YouTube and other social media platforms such objects would probably never come to existence. That's why Knežević, inspired by theoretical thinking of the Canadian art critic Jeanne Randolph, refers to them as 'the residues of technological development'.

‘The Temptation of Ego Media’ by Tom T. Smit shows a selection of his recent paintings. For some time he has been interested in the duality between material and spiritual reality. Within his latest work he explores the margins as well as the free associations between animated lifelessness and objectification of the human in order to reduce the conscious control of the rational mind.

Nikola Knežević (b. Republic of Serbia) is an architect and artist based in Amsterdam. He received BA and MA at the Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade and MFA at Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. Knežević exhibited his works in Belgrade, Vienna, Brussels, Dieppe at amongst others Frei_raum Q21 (Wien), EYE (Amsterdam), Stroom (Den Haag), Sandberg Instituut (Amsterdam), Het Nieuwe Instituut (Rotterdam) and the 11th International Architecture Exhibition (Venice).

Tom T. Smit (b. The Netherlands) works and lives in Amsterdam. He studied Fine Arts at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy and Cultural Science at the Open University. His work has been exhibited at Museum Jan van der Togt (Amstelveen), Arti et Amiticitiae (Amsterdam), Het Glazen Huis (Amsterdam), Cultuurcentrum Griffioen (Amstelveen), De Achterstraat (Hoorn) en Art Fair (Stockholm).

‘STRATA’ by Nikola Knežević is supported by the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts.

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead

Anna Reutinger

Opening: 30 September, 19h00 - 23h00

Exhibtion open: 1 – 9 October, 11h00 – 17h00

Finissage: 9 October, 15h00– 17h00

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to present Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead: the first solo exhibition by Anna Reutinger in The Netherlands.

Workwatugot but Dontloseurhead is a series of objects that tempt the visitor to perform, as an investigation of our divided attention between our physical selves and the personas we create within the internet condition. Though the range of interactions may be familiar—rolling a cigarette, taking a selfie, go-go dancing and drinking—these objects aim to disorient the visitor, blurring the distinction between subject and object.

Anna Reutinger's work investigates our changing relationship to material within the internet condition, with special attention to craft, self performance, and the body and technology. Her practice is guided by her theory of the volatility of objects, or the idea that within the internet condition, material has been afforded new opportunities to live in an ever-changing state—allowing for the disruption of power structures, creation of micro economies and empowerment of individuals.

Anna Reutinger b. Oakland, CA lives and works in Amsterdam. She holds a B.A. in Design Media Arts and Digital Humanities from University of California, Los Angeles, and an M.F.A. in Dirty Art at the Sandberg Instituut. Her work has been exhibited at W139, Amsterdam; Ram Foundation, Rotterdam; De Fabriek, Eindhoven; Macao, Milan; The Hammer Museum, The Getty Center, The New Wight Gallery, Chin's Push and Control Room, Los Angeles. 

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam


Whether it is Art or Not: Life and Works of Chavalit Soemprungsuk

Film Screening: Thu 22 September, 19h00 - 21:00 (free entrance)

Exhibition: Fri 23 - Sun 25 Sep,  13h00-17h00 with film screening every hour.

The short film is a projection of alienated life of contemporary art makers, through a story of an Amsterdam-based Thai artist, Chavalit Soemprungsuk (1939), who has been living in the perpetual in-between worlds for the past 50 years. The film explores personal lifelong dilemmas of Soemprungsuk; of being part of the two cultures, the dedication to the art and the constraint of living in the society, the choice between fame and solidarity, and the blurring boundaries between physical and digital realities.

Nuankhanit Phromchanya, the filmmaker, has moved from Bangkok to Amsterdam in 2011 to pursue a master's degree in Design at Sandberg Instituut. Though being a person of a different generation, she found his life story a relevant illustration of today’s existential struggle of creative individuals, including one of her own. By narrating the story through a series of informal, personal, and sometimes random conversations with the senior artist, ‘Whether it is art or not’ aims to take viewers on a personal journey of unraveling oneself through art and the making of art itself.

Frans de Wollantstraat 84
1018 SC Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Saturday 10 September, 22h00 – 10h00
Special opening Amuse Bouche, 00h00
Dresscode: Show Yourself!

Saturday, 10 September NEVERNEVERLAND will kick off the new cultural season spectacularly with KLITTENBAND: a gender diverse affair organised by JLDianthus and The Rabbit King.

Join us from 22h00 – 10h00 for performances, music and visuals, Amuse Bouche and other treats by Lia Satzinger, Candy Girl, Kevin Bray & Lou Buche (Missing Channel), Lucienne Venner, Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman, Soe, Nadine van Vliet, The Rabbit King, Dj AAAH! & Dj OOOH!, Andreas Kühne, Oor Dovemans & DJ Slow Dance, Suzy Wong, NADIYO, Loui Meeuwissen, Ivan Cheng, Richard John Jones,
S†ëfan Schäfer, Ale Alea and other special guests.

In the legacy of Benno Premsela, we will celebrate gender diversity for 12 hours long. With a variety of makers and differing perspectives, KLITTENBAND corresponds with ‘Queering the Collection’: a discussion about visibility of the LGBTI (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender/Transsexual and Intersexed) heritage in the arts. No one is excluded, each gender is represented and everybody is welcome. Don’t shy away and show yourself!

Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam

The Day the Earth Kept Spinning                               Symposium, exhibition & official opening NEVERNEVERLAND

Symposium: Fri 1 July, 19h00 - 22:00 (5 euro entrance, cash only)
From 22:00 opening party NEVERNEVERLAND (free entrance)
Exhibition: Sat 2 - Sun 3 July, 13h00-17h00

With Benedikt Woeppel, Tessel Bruehl, Metahaven, Janna Ullrich, Marthe Prins, Robertas Narkus, Fabian Hijlkema, Julia Veldman C, Roos PEEE, DJ AAAH! & DJ Helbu & The Micromegas!

Right now, more than seven billion people travel through space on a gigantic blue ball at a pace of 108 000 kilometres per hour—circuiting.

“The Day The Earth Stood Still” is a 1951 science fiction film directed by Robert Wise, and the first of its genre to comment on the global situation of its time. The film criticises the xenophobia, nuclear threat and strong faith in technological progress present during the Cold War. 

To this day, the earth has never stopped spinning. No alien has landed as a bearer of peace like in Wise’s film. Instead, the earth has spun further around itself and also around its issues, which haven’t yet been solved but have changed. The refugee crisis, environmental problem and financial inequality are some examples of contemporary topics that have, in part, evolved since the Cold War until now. 

Luckily, it is not only our problems that have been altered but also the possibilities of how to deal with them. Just as Robert Wise used science fiction to touch upon the global situation unfolding around him, today’s artists, designers and filmmakers still make use of the genre to comment on their contemporary situation—the only difference is that their approaches have been adapted to suit the time they live in. But what are these new science fiction narratives? And what do they say?

In this symposium, theorists, artists, designers and filmmakers are invited to talk about new contemporary concepts and aesthetics of science fiction. The point of interest lies beyond the futuristic clichés of aliens, wormholes and laser guns; the focus is more on storytelling that builds critical analogies between imagination and our current reality. The symposium is in search of this slightly magical shift, this crucial twist that suddenly allows a fictional story to become a possible reality.

The exhibition is open Friday 1 July, 19h-00 - 22h00, until Sunday 3 July, from 11h00 - 17h00.


Frans de Wollantstraat 84

Festival of Choices

Can Boyan – In the Mud

Official opening: Saturday 18 June, 20h00
Exhibition open: Wednesday 15 - Sunday 19 June, 13h00-18h00

NEVERNEVERLAND is pleased to host In the Mud by Can Boyan. The solo exhibition is part of Festival of Choices 2016, the annual graduation show of the Sandberg Master of Fine Arts.

For this project Can Boyan explores the material anatomy of a waste landscape. In the Mud consists of a video and a series of ceramic pieces mixed with sculptural props. His additional prose writings from autobiographical resources propose a narrative in between constructed objects and the transformation of an individual in a digitized present.

Can Boyan (TR, 1990) was educated at the Bilgi University, Istanbul and the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam. In his practice he researches the experience of reclusive labour to investigate the presence and temporality in between the real and virtual worlds.

The exhibition is open from Wed 15 until Sun 19 June, from 13h00-18h00. The official opening will take place Sat 18 Jun at 20h00.

Frans de Wollantstraat 84


NEVERNEVERLAND Foundation is a new initiative for the arts. In a drastically changing artistic landscape, NEVERNEVERLAND feels the urge to facilitate a broad range of artistic practices by upcoming artists.

NEVERNEVERLAND is organising exhibitions, artist residencies, events, lectures and screenings throughout the city of Amsterdam and abroad.


Frans de Wollantstraat 70 (HQ)

1018 SC Amsterdam

The Netherlands