About Art Zuid Foundation
Stichting Art Zuid is a cultural non-profit organisation, founded in 2008 by a number of enthusiastic local residents of Amsterdam Zuid. Its aim is to make art accessible to everyone through a biennial sculpture exhibition on the boulevards of Berlage’s Plan-Zuid. The exhibition is known to the public as ARTZUID, Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial. The 7th edition took place in 2021 and the next edition is planned for May to September 2023.
The foundation works with a different curator every edition. This curator puts together the group exhibition on the basis of the exhibition concept. In previous editions, the selection of artists was done by leading curators such as Michiel Romeyn, Roberto Meyer, Jan Cremer, Henk van Os, Rudi Fuchs, Maarten Bertheux, Jhim Lamoree and Ralph Keuning.
The sculptures on display are on loan from artists, private and corporate collections, municipalities, museums and galleries. Each edition, ten young artists are commissioned to create new work, allowing them to experiment with making a large-scale work of art in public space.
With international participants such as Tony Cragg, Eduardo Chilida, KAWS, Mario Merz, Antony Gormley, Jaume Plensa, El Anatsui, and Atelier Van Lieshout in combination with young talent from the Dutch academies, ARTZUID has grown into a leading international sculpture platform. According to Rudi Fuchs, ARTZUID is unique as a biennial; at least, he is not aware of any other biennial in the world that focuses exclusively on outdoor sculpture.
According to research bureau Respons, ARTZUID is the largest free art event in the Netherlands with an average of 300,000 visitors. ARTZUID is a popular cultural outing among schools, where young people learn all about art in the public space. Young and old enjoy the sculptures while walking. A visitor once said: “I love coming here because at ARTZUID I never feel alone”. And that is exactly what the foundation wants to achieve: a meeting place where the sculptures act as conversation pieces, as an opportunity to have a chat and exchange experiences. The boundless dedication and commitment of our hundred community volunteers who welcome visitors to the information pavilion on Minervalaan 1 during ARTZUID is of great importance here.
In 2013, the people of Amsterdam voted ARTZUID ‘Best Neighbourhood Initiative’ for the Oranje Fonds Kroonappels. In 2011, ARTZUID was awarded the Europa Nostra Award for its educational programme. In 2011 and 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix opened the exhibition.
|Office address:||Stichting Art Zuid
Roelof Hartplein 2A
|Telephone:||+31 (0)20 528 60 61|
|(ANBI) RSIN number:||8201.06.707|
|Opening hours office:||Monday – Thursday: 9 am – 5.30 pm|
|Organisation||Cintha van Heeswijck|
|Project Manager||Sarah Depeweg|
|Online Marketing||Lisanne Luteijn|
|Sponsor acquisition & partnerships||Eline Dijkstra-Schouwenaar|
|PR & Media||Media@artzuid.nl|
|Education (mail)||Marit Jongsma|
|Volunteer coordinator||An Bastiaans|
ANBI status Stichting Art Zuid
Since 2009, the Art Zuid Foundation has been an ANBI institution approved by the Dutch tax authorities.
Our mission is to create a new meeting place for all inhabitants of Amsterdam with art in public space and to make art accessible for everyone, especially the youth.
Objectives of Art Zuid Foundation
- To draw attention to the monumental urban heritage Plan Zuid by architect Hendrik Petrus Berlage.
- To promote the quality of life in Amsterdam by organising the Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial ARTZUID.
- Creating an encounter with art for young and old.
|Advisory Board||Irene Schreuder-Tjoa Willem Stevens Fred Lachotzki Alexander Strengers|
|Art committee||Rudi Fuchs Jan Cremer Antoine Poncet Els van Odijk Paul Goede Willem Baars Bert Jansen Thea Rijkschroeff Fons Geerlings|
|Committee of Recommendation||Henk van Os Elco Brinkman Eva van der Dussen-Rinnooy Kan Annemarie van Gaal Jan Hoekema Jan Teeuwisse Cor van Zadelhoff Roberto Payer|