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: Thu 01 March, 20h00-21h00

Guest: Eliza Steinbock, Maria Guggenbichler and Rabea Ridlhammer



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.



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)




Final presentation de Nachtegaal Residency

Opening presentation: Sat 9 December, 16h00 - 18h00

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


Final Presentation   "SMELLIT"

Eldee at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.


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.


A thought from the intangible: The visual, sound, olfactory or palpable senses are convoked in an embodied sensible thought. An experience colored by a dialogue of affects, imagination and sometimes emotions. In short, it is like today's real life of an Artificial Intelligence

Laurent-David Garnier (b. France) works also as an artist under the name Eldee.
In 2015 he got his Master of Fine Arts at the Sandberg Instituut. Before he already got his Master of Chemistry being trained as a perfume maker at ISIPCA, a school for fragrance, cosmetics and flavours. Within his practice Eldee uses fragrance to examine the shared interactions experienced in public and private spaces. According to Eldee, fragrances contain institutional codes and conventions.

About the workshop 'SMELLIT' by Eldee:
The workshop revolved around the sense of smell in our contemporary society in the context of visual arts.
The participants where invited to explore the world around them through the lens of both senses the olfactive and the taste.


Supported by Fonds voor Cultuurparticipatie, CBK Zuidoost  en het Sandberg Instituut.


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

Smoke Signal

Richard John Jones

at de Nachtegaal Residency

Opening presentation: Sat 04 November, 16h00 - 18h00

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

Final Presentation   "Smoke Signal"

Richard John Jones at De Nachtegaal, residency of NEVERNEVERLAND.



NEVERNEVERLAND invites young artists based in The Netherlands and abroad to come work and do research in Amsterdam Southeast for a period of 5 weeks.
In addition we organize workshops based on the practice of the artist or other artists we invite especially for the workshops at De Nachtegaal.


During the month of October we invited Richard John Jones who's work is concerned with works of histories that have been erased, forgotten or marginalised. Richard works with textile and domestic craft techniques alongside performance, video and installation.

Together with the participants Jones worked through a variety of different material-based processes. Exploring coloring, bleaching, digital printing, the performative act of making and composition. Taking a motif of the smoke signal from his previous performance and installation work, his research conducted through these workshops considered smoke as a temporary marker of presence, a cry for help, a product of violent forces of social oppression or destruction, and conversely as a screen, something that creates opacity.


Richard John Jones (UK) is a graduate of the Sandberg Instituut, Amsterdam and until 2012 was a Co-Director of Auto Italia South East, London. His work has been shown at EYE Film Museum, Amsterdam; Rond Point Projects Room, Marseille, SPACE, London and the Gwangju Biennial in collaboration with AA Bronson.


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

Image: Call 0627829852 (2017), Mark Buckeridge

every word left unspoken during the exhibition is the title (2017), Philip Ortelli


Official opening: Friday 03 November, 19h00-23h00

Special performance's from 21h00

Exhibition open: Saturday 04 - Sunday 05 November, 12h00-18h00



Frans de Wollantstraat 84, Amsterdam



NEVERNEVERLAND is pleased to host the exhibition of students artworks from the Sandberg Instituut Master of Fine Arts.

In an attempt to 'be one an other's means without ends'



Johanna Arco - Mariah Blue - Mark Buckeridge - Tatsuhiko Togashi - Loidys Carnero - Philip Ortelli - Timo Demollin - Kathrin Graf - Tina Reden - Lana Murdochy - Wyatt Niehaus - Alice dos Reis - Mong-Hsuan Tsai - Philip Coyne - Julie Pusztai - Younwon Sohn - Mai Spring - Amy Winstanley






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