Gallery talks — 6 Jun 2018

In the month of May, the Stedelijk Museum organizes three Gallery Talks by curators and artists through the exhibition Studio Drift: Coded Nature.
€3,- (excl. museum entrance ticket)
Meeting point museum entrance hall, tour through the exhibition galleries
6 Jun 2018, 4 pm until 5 pm
Main language

The Gallery Talks provide room for in-dept conversations with the experts behind the exhibition concept. Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, the duo behind Studio Drift, will give the second tour. They will elaborate on their work from their own, personal perspectives.


The Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam presents the first museum solo of the successful Dutch duo Studio Drift. In addition to early designs, the exhibition features new, previously unseen works by Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta, the founders of Studio Drift. The work of Studio Drift occupies a unique postion on the intersection of tech art, performance, and biodesign. Gordijn and Nauta engage with contemporary topics such as sustainability, the significance of natural processes for today’s environment, and issues raised by the use of augmented reality. One striking example is Drifter, a floating concrete monolith measuring four by two by two meters. After its world première at New York’s Armory Show in 2017, this magical installation will be on display in the IMC Gallery at the Stedelijk.


Studio Drift was founded in 2007 by Lonneke Gordijn (Alkmaar, 1980) and Ralph Nauta (Swindon, United Kingdom, 1978). The designers met while studying at the Design Academy in Eindhoven, from which they graduated in 2005. Their passion for nature, science fiction and technology converges in their site-specific installations and interactive sculptures. In the process of translating their concepts into final results they often work closely with researchers, programmers, engineers and other experts, always encouraging their partners to push the boundaries of technology. The result is an aesthetic, harmonious synthesis of the natural and the technical.

Studio Drift founders Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta photo by J.W. Kaldenbach