Buro Stedelijk: a new, experimental place for art from Amsterdam and the world
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is initiating a new place for emerging artists and designers located in the building of the Stedelijk Museum itself. Buro Stedelijk will be headed by Rita Ouédraogo and Azu Nwagbogu, two independent curators, who will have the greatest possible autonomy.
Buro Stedelijk is being developed in close dialogue with de Rijksakademie and De Ateliers, representatives of which will serve on an independent advisory board, including the directors of both organisations, and members of their artistic communities. The advisory board serves as a body in between Buro Stedelijk and the museum, securing that Buro Stedelijk operates as autonomously as possible within the Stedelijk.
Buro Stedelijk will be housed on the first floor of the historic museum building, being accessible through the museums’ former entrance on the Paulus Potterstraat during special evening openings. Its programs, including a public program, are expected to start from the first months of 2023.
The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam is the largest museum for modern and contemporary art and design in the Netherlands. SMBA (Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam) situated on the Rozenstraat, operated as an independent, experimental project space from 1993 to summer 2016, and pursued an international policy in recent years.The Rijksakademie and De Ateliers are unique post-academic training institutions, attracting many young national and international artists. The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, founded in 1870 by King Willem III, has been an international platform for emerging artists from around the world for over 150 years, with a two-year residency program for about 45 selected participants. Founded by artists in 1963, De Ateliers is the oldest artists’ workspace in the Netherlands. De Ateliers offers a two-year work period with an intensive coaching program for about twenty starting artists. In both institutions, participants are supervised by renowned artists.
Buro Stedelijk is supported by Ammodo and Fonds 21