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.


What are we?

Syd D. Doscher,  Mitzi C. Manton, Brenda de Vries at De Nachtegaal Residency

Opening presentation: Sat 24 Juni, 16h00 - 18h00

De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

Final Presentation   "What are we"

Syd D. Doscher, Mitzi C. Manton, Brenda de Vries at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.


After five intense weeks at De Nachtegaal Syd D. Doscher, Mitzi C. Manton and Brenda de Vries developed new works and experimented with themes of privacy, sexuality and childhood memories of 'het Kraaiennest' in Amsterdam-South East.
Media they worked with are photography, sculpture and writing.

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.

About the workshops: What are we?

- This time the workshops where mainly focused on  photography and had a different theme every week.

Syd D. Doscher: 'Just Push the button" versus "Connect and go Abstract" 

Brenda de Vries: "Make a Selfie with Privacy".
Mitzi C. Manton will show some of her works she devoloped during her period.


Two workhop participants Sangiorgio Blonk and Tej Shah are presenting their works during the final presentation.



De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.

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 "SHIP " 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.


From Flesh To Political-Body

Pedro Matias at De Nachtegaal Residency

Opening: Sat 06 May, 15h00 - 18h00

Presentation open: Sun 07 May, 13h00 – 17h00

De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

The spectacle of pop-culture created a boom of successful, referential, and to the eyes of some, perfect envied bodies.
These perfect bodies become the idol of millions, role models, but aren’t we worshipping marketed products? Aren’t we aiming the virtual rather than the real?
Under a sleeping spell, our bodies became silicone and fat and our lives a plastic
dystopian reality. We are entrepreneurs of life-styles.


‘… a young-girl myself’


At the starting point of this journey Pedro aimed to understand the current capitalistic mentality and its repercussions in contemporary bodies, sexuality and our surroundings.


During this period Pedro have explored object making, movement in space,
video and sound to create an atmospheric (mesmerising) momentum, reflecting upon notions such as display, isolation, power and the synthetic.

We are happy to welcome you this weekend at our residency De Nachtegaal, where he will present a selection of his most recent work together with a performative act, the outcome of the workshops. 



De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.

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).

Drawing Games

Arnar Ásgeirsson at De Nachtegaal Residency

Opening: Sat 11 March, 15h00 - 18h00

Presentation open: Sun 12 March, 13h00 – 17h00

De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND
Heesterveld 35a, Amsterdam
Zuid Oost

This February, Arnar Ásgerisson has been a resident at De Nachtegaal in Amsterdam Zuid Oost. During this period he has been producing new works that will be presented on Saturday 11th of March. In addition to this NEVERNEVERLAND organises workshops for young adolescents based on the practice of the Artist in Residence  given by the artist. Arnar Ásgeirsson developed a workshop based on 'exploring the adventures of drawing'.

We are happy to welcome you this weekend at our residency De Nachtegaal, where he will present a selection of his most recent work together with the outcome of the workshops. 


His upcoming exhibition ‘Transmutants and Emotional Curves’  is opening Friday 17 March at NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt.


De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.


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.

NEVERNEVERLAND Residency: De Nachtegaal

Opening: Fri 17 Feb, 16h00-18h00

Heesterveld 35a

1102 SB Amsterdam

NEVERNEVERLAND is excited to announce our residency location De Nachtegaal in the Bijlmer, Amsterdam South-East!

Join us this Friday 17 February from 16h00-18h00 for the public opening of De Nachtegaal. Our first resident Arnar Asgeirsson will open up his working studio for a first sneak peek in preparation to his upcoming exhibition ‘FLY HIGH’ opening 17 March at NEVERNEVERLAND at De Punt.


For this year artists Arnar Asgeirsson (IS), Pedro Matias (PT), Rosalinde Christopher Zeidman (NL), Laurent-David Garnier (FR) and Richard John Jones (UK) are invited for a short-term working period and a public presentation. Parallel to this we will run an educational program in collaboration with CBK Zuidoost with workshops for young adolescents to expand their knowledge and skills in art.

De Nachtegaal is supported by CBK Zuidoost, Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie and Sandberg Institute.


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