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Upcoming Exhibitions

20 January 2024 - 2 March 2024

Anne Wenzel | House of Fools 

 

AKINCI is proud to present the solo exhibition House of Fools by Anne Wenzel. A large part of the eponymous series of sculptures made by Wenzel for her solo exhibition Carte Blanche (Fuck the Dictator) at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will be on show in Amsterdam from 20 January to 2 March, 2024. In addition to the House of Fools series featuring busts of controversial figures from history, ceramic reliefs showing archetypes of protests from the series Reality Check will be on view.

 

Press release

Persbericht

 

Tour through the exhibition

2 March 2024 - 2 March 2024

Artist talk & finissage | Anne Wenzel | House of Fools 

Saturday 2 March, 4 pm
Anne Wenzel in conversation with Lucette ter Borg, moderated by Laura Korvinus.

 

Join us on Saturday 2 March for the finissage of Anne Wenzel’s solo exhibition House of Fools. On this special occasion, AKINCI will host an artist talk with Anne Wenzel and investigative journalist and writer Lucette ter Borg, moderated by art historian and writer Laura Korvinus. They will be in conversation about Anne Wenzel’s newest projects, the artist’s practice and the artist’s role within the context of the museum as institution.

 

The talk will start at 4 pm and will be followed by drinks to discuss the exhibition and our new insights.

 

Please rsvp for the artist talk here.

8 March 2024 - 6 April 2024

Axel Hütte | ENIGMATIC | Flower – Wood – Growler

25 April 2024 - 28 April 2024

Art Brussels | Brussels Expo

 

Solo presentation with Molly Palmer

12 April 2024 - 18 May 2024

Marie-claire Messouma Manlanbien & Odonchimeg Davaadorj | duo exhibition

29 May 2024 - 13 July 2024

Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen | solo exhibition

Stephan Balkenhol, solo exhibition, German, sculpture
13 September 2024 - 26 October 2024

Stephan Balkenhol | solo exhibition

1 November 2024 - 21 December 2024

Jaap van den Ende | solo exhibition

Past Exhibitions

2024

1 February 2024 - 4 February 2024

Art Rotterdam 

 

Stephan Balkenhol
Odonchimeg Davaadorj
Kirsten Geisler
Lungiswa Gqunta
Marie-claire Messouma Manlanbien
Andrei Roiter
Charlotte Schleiffert
Anne Wenzel

 

Portfolio Art Rotterdam 2024

 

20 January 2024 - 2 March 2024

Anne Wenzel | House of Fools 

 

AKINCI is proud to present the solo exhibition House of Fools by Anne Wenzel. A large part of the eponymous series of sculptures made by Wenzel for her solo exhibition Carte Blanche (Fuck the Dictator) at Stedelijk Museum Schiedam will be on show in Amsterdam from 20 January to 2 March, 2024. In addition to the House of Fools series featuring busts of controversial figures from history, ceramic reliefs showing archetypes of protests from the series Reality Check will be on view.

 

Press release

Persbericht

 

Tour through the exhibition

2023

24 November 2023 - 13 January 2024

Pebbles – reflecting to navigate | Stephan Balkenhol, melanie bonajo, Kirsten Geisler, Gluklya, Inge Meijer, Marie-claire Messouma Manlanbien, Ana Mendieta, Ulf Puder, Miguel Angel Rios, Pipilotti Rist, Andrei Roiter, Stéphanie Saadé, Anne Wenzel & Edwin Zwakman

 

Looking back at the many artistic gems exhibited in the 35 years since AKINCI was founded, there are several paths to explore. Different paths have led us to different destinations. Iconic works demonstrate the gallery’s focus on the experimental nature of the moving image, display the powerful character of textile and show a new approach to photography. In this exhibition, we draw on the gallery’s private collection, works recently presented at institutional exhibitions, as well as pieces that have gone unnoticed despite their importance. The exhibition reflects on some paths to see where they have taken us and what lies ahead.

 

Press release
Persbericht

13 October 2023 - 18 November 2023

Rah Naqvi | when a name is laid to rest: archives of future present past

 

We are proud to present Rah Naqvi’s (they/them) first solo exhibition at AKINCI. Originally from Mumbai, India, Naqvi now lives and works in Amsterdam after finishing their residency at De Ateliers in 2021. As a multidisciplinary artist their work engages in narratives themed around religious and societal polarisation through mediums like paper, textile, sound & video – centring art as their tool for activism.

 

Press release

Persbericht 

lungiswa Gqunta, sleep in witness, henry moore, south africa, centraal museum utrecht, liverpool biennale
28 September 2023 - 1 October 2023

Around Video | Art Fair

 

We proudly present the video work Rolling Mountains Dream by

Lungiswa Gqunta.

 

Hotel Moxy, Brussels

4 June 2023 - 4 June 2023

Amsterdam Art Week Brunch

 

Dive into the exhibition Sleep in Witness by Lungiswa Gqunta. During an intimate brunch from 11:00 until 13:00 we’ll provide an opportunity to experience the exhibition together with the artist, and to reflect and connect with each other.

 

Please send an email to rsvp@akinci.nl for reservations.

 

Find more information here.

2 June 2023 - 7 October 2023

 Lungiswa Gqunta | Sleep in Witness

 

Amsterdam Art Week, 31 May – 4 June 2023

 

The title refers to the intangible world of dreams as a space of learning where extraordinary, overlooked and discredited places of knowledge are illuminated. The exhibition which will festively open during Amsterdam Art Week, includes works out of two  installations, Zinodaka, 2022 and Ntabamanzi, 2022, along with the video work Rolling Mountains Dream, 2021.

 

Gqunta examines the enclosures imposed upon African knowledge systems and sees this deprival as a symptom of colonial history and conquest. She positions dreams as a response to this curtailment and a space from which new languages, wisdoms and information for living emerge.

 

Press release
Persbericht

 

Tour through the exhibition

20 May 2023 - 20 May 2023

Finissage | rooted

 

We’re happy to invite you to the finissage of the group show rooted, in which we present work by Marie-Claire Messouma Manlanbien, Odonchimeg Davaadorj, Nona Inescu & Clarinde Wesselink.

 

For this special occasion, there will be a performance by Wesselink with musician Koen Nutters. Together we’ll celebrate and enjoy the last hours of the exhibition with conversations, food, drinks and friends.

 

Time:
Saturday 20 May 2023, 5 -7 pm
The performance will start at 5 pm

20 April 2023 - 23 April 2023

Art Brussels | Brussels Expo

 

Solo presentation with melanie bonajo

 

At Art Brussels, AKINCI shows a solo presentation by melanie bonajo (they/them/theirs) with a focus on the video installation When the body says Yes (2022). The presentation in the Discovery Booth gives an insight into the totality of this project about touch and intimacy that was shown at the Venice Biennale. They present a selection of stills from the film in which the artist collaborated with a group of gender queer people. The viewer is invited to experience tactility and comfort by taking a seat on the special seats created in collaboration with scenographer Théo Demans. Through the presentation at Art Brussels bonajo will carry the message further and create a moment of reflection about what it means to give consent to the senses.

 

8 February 2023 - 12 February 2023

Art Rotterdam 

 

Main Section

Andrei Roiter

Molly Palmer

Ruby Swinney

Stephan Balkenhol

Lungiswa Gqunta

Anne Wenzel

Zbigniew Rogalski

 

Projections

Lungiswa Gqunta

 

Click here for a preview

 

2022

22 December 2022 - 22 December 2022

Let’s celebrate the exhibition Floating World by Ruby Swinney and toast with glühwine on an inspiring New Year!

 

Join us between 5-7 pm.

TouchMETell Melanie Bonajo kids hugging venice biennale love feminist gender netherlands eco digital cine kid akinci gallery
30 September 2022 - 2 October 2022

Around Video | Art Fair

 

We proudly present the video work TouchMETell by melanie bonajo
melanie bonajo will be presented in the general exhibiton

 

Hotel Moxy, Lille, France

 

unseen art fair, melanie bonajo, photo fair, venice biennale
15 September 2022 - 18 September 2022

UNSEEN
Westergas fabriek, Amsterdam

 

Solo booth with melanie bonajo

 

Click here for a preview

AKINCI at Art Rotterdam, works by Anne Wenzel, Charlotte Schleiffert, Ruby Swinney, Andrei Roiter a.o., photo Michel Claus
18 May 2022 - 22 May 2022

Art Rotterdam
Van Nelle Fabriek, NL

 

Main Section
Ruby Swinney
melanie bonajo
Andrei Roiter
Charlotte Schleiffert
Inge Meijer
Jaap van den Ende

 

Projections
Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen

2021

17 November 2021 - 21 November 2021

Art Cologne

 

Melanie Bonajo

Andrei Roiter

Anne Wenzel

Ruby Swinney

Gluklya

Stephan Balkenhol

 

 

edwin zwakman, glass house, at night i see the future
16 September 2021 - 19 September 2021

Unseen
Westergasfabriek Amsterdam

 

Lungiswa Gqunta
Melanie Bonajo
Inge Meijer
Edwin Zwakman

30 June 2021 - 4 July 2021

Art Rotterdam 2021
Van Nelle fabriek

 

Sarah Naqvi
Jaap van den Ende
Anne Wenzel
Ruby Swinney
Andrei Roiter
Lungiswa Gqunta

12 June 2021 - 17 July 2021

Anne Wenzel & Moyna Flannigan

 

Shifting Realities

 

Press release

 

Tour through the exhibition

 

Amsterdam Art Weekend

17 – 27 June, 2021

 

 

Book Launch Anne Wenzel – The Bacon Project

 

Saturday 26 June, 2 – 4 pm

 

2020

molly palmer in addition to everything real akinci gallery contemporary art
25 November 2020 - 24 December 2020

In Addition to Everything Real

 

Molly Palmer

Inge Meijer

Thomas Huber

Ruby Swinney

 

Press release

Tour through the exhibition.

 

Amsterdam Art Galllery Weekend

25 November – 29 November, 2020

Stéphanie Saadé, magnetic fragment AKINCI contemporary art Stéphanie Saadé Lebanon Beirut auction
15 November 2020 - 17 November 2020

Benefit Auction for a member of the staff of the Saint Georges Hospital in Beirut, Lebanon

 

On August 4, 2020, Beirut was subject to a devastating explosion which destroyed a large part of the city and beyond.

In the context of the exhibition by Stéphanie Saadé (1983, Lebanon), Sleeping Under the Shadow of an Unknown Tree, the artist and AKINCI felt the urgency to reflect on this tragic event, which still greatly affects the city and its inhabitants. Together with Stéphanie Saadé we held a special Benefit Auction of which all proceeds went to a heroic member of the medical team of the Saint Georges Hospital of Beirut, as an act of gratitude.

Jaap van den Ende AKINCI contemporary art painting systems rational approach
2 October 2020 - 4 October 2020

Unseen at the gallery

 

One weekend of contemporary photography in 25 Amsterdam based galleries, presenting a program of undiscovered photography talent and unseen works by well known photographers. Over 20 galleries from Amsterdam initiated a weekend of photography. Supported by Unseen this is a physical answer to digital fairs, all galleries can be visited on the spot throughout the city.

Group show Hunger AKINCI Melanie Bonajo Gluklya Sarah Naqvi Cevdet Erek Clarinde Wesselink
6 June 2020 - 30 August 2020

Hunger

 

Cevdet Erek

Sarah Naqvi

Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)

Melanie Bonajo

Clarinde Wesselink

 

A group show on Hunger, in times of separation and anxiety. Hunger for life, love, human contact, touch, freedom.

 

Press release

Tour through the exhibition.

6 February 2020 - 9 February 2020

Art Rotterdam

 

Melanie Bonajo

Andrei Roiter

Stéphanie Saadé

Anne Wenzel

Charlotte Schleiffert

 

Projections: Melanie Bonajo, TouchMETell

 

(Photo: Michel Claus)

2019

21 December 2019 - 21 December 2019

The galleries of the Lijnbaansgracht cordially invite you to our first Christmas market (kerstmarkt). A day filled with holiday music, warm drinks and of course a range of unique gifts for the festive season. From artist editions and books to small works of contemporary artists, especially selected for this day.

 

Join us at Flatland Gallery, Lumen Travo Gallery, Galerie AKINCI and ALBADA JELGERSMA!

 

design flyer: Laura Korvinus

Lungiswa Gqunta AKINCI Heroines Now
21 November 2019 - 24 November 2019

Amsterdam Art Weekend

 

Heroines Now

Melanie Bonajo
Anne Wenzel
Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
Sarah Naqvi
Lungiswa Gqunta

 

Conversation moderated by Mirjam Westen.

 

Press release

Tour through the exhibition.

Gluklya AKINCI Heroins Now Feminism Biennale Vencie 2015 Okwui Enwezor
2 November 2019 - 21 December 2019

Heroines Now

 

Melanie Bonajo
Anne Wenzel
Gluklya (Natalia Pershina-Yakimanskaya)
Sarah Naqvi
Lungiswa Gqunta

 

With ‘Heroines Now’, AKINCI launched the second edition of a thematic exhibition. The first show was in 2005 and involved ‘Heroines’, innovative women artists of the 60ies and 70ies as Ana Mendieta, Carolee Schneemann and Valie Export. In 2019, more then ever, a feminine approach to the world’s needs and visionary concepts are relevant. ‘Heroines Now’ reveals how vivid and urgent topics seen from the point of view of women artists from different continents and countries are, with new insight, different visual tools, with humour and seriousness.

 

Press release

Tour through the exhibition.

Unseen, persijn broersen, margit lukacs, booth
20 September 2019 - 22 September 2019

Unseen

 

Melanie Bonajo
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Inge Meijer
Edwin Zwakman

 

Press release

Margit Lukács Persijn Broersen AKINCI all or nothing at all exhibition view denmark viborg art contemporary
7 September 2019 - 26 October 2019

Margit Lukács & Persijn Broersen

All, or Nothing At All

 

solo exhibition

 

Press release

 

Review in Het Parool.

AKINCI Art Cologne 2019 photo by FilmYardArt Anne Wenzel Gluklya Stéphanie Saadé Stephan Balkenhol Edwin Zwakman Andrei Roiter
11 April 2019 - 14 April 2019

Art Cologne

 

Vernissage Wednesday 10 April, 2019 (16 – 20h)

 

Presenting

Stéphanie Saadé
Edwin Zwakman
Anne Wenzel
Gluklya
Stephan Balkenhol
Andrei Roiter

6 February 2019 - 10 February 2019

Art Rotterdam

 

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Inge Meijer
Andrei Roiter
Stéphanie Saadé
Anne Wenzel

 

Projections: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Now / Forever (curated by Hester Alberdingk Thijm & Tom Postma): Anne Wenzel

 

(photo: Renato Ghiazza)

2018

16 November 2018 - 18 November 2018

Art Düsseldorf

 

Stephan Balkenhol
Moyna Flannigan
Stéphanie Saadé
Andrei Roiter

 

Presented works.

3 November 2018 - 22 December 2018

Let’s Talk About Nature

 

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Inge Meijer
Melanie Bonajo
Ruby Swinney

 

Amsterdam Art Weekend
22 – 25 November, 2018

 

Press release

Tour through the exhibition.

 

Review in het Parool.

Artist talk moderated by Nat Muller

19 April 2018 - 22 April 2018

Art Cologne

 

Axel Hütte
Albrecht Schnider
Melanie Bonajo
Anne Wenzel
Edwin Zwakman
Stephan Balkenhol
Thomas Huber
Leylâ Gediz
Andrei Roiter

8 February 2018 - 11 February 2018

Art Rotterdam

 

Projections:
Ali Kazma

 

Main section:
Anne Wenzel
Leylâ Gediz
Melanie Bonajo
Ali Kazma
Moyna Flannigan
Charlotte Schleiffert

27 January 2018 - 3 March 2018

Behind the Carnival

 

A solo exhibition by Gluklya

 

For the press release, click here.

Voor het persbericht, klik hier.

 

For a tour through the exhibition, click here.

2017

24 November 2017 - 20 January 2018

Amsterdam Art Weekend

Parabéns – a solo show by Leylâ Gediz

 

For the press release click here.

Voor het persbericht klik hier.

 

For a tour through the exhibition, click here.

21 October 2017 - 18 November 2017

Where the f*ck is my sock

Gluklya
Ali Kazma
Stéphanie Saadé
Massinissa Selmani
Edwin Zwakman
Kirsten Geisler
Moyna Flannigan


Press release
Tour through the exhibition

 

Read a review in Het Parool here.

 

13 September 2017 - 17 September 2017

EXPO Chicago

Stephan Balkenhol
Melanie Bonajo
Cevdet Erek
Albrecht Schnider
Andrei Roiter

25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017

LOOP Barcelona

Presenting: Melanie Bonajo

26 April 2017 - 29 April 2017

Art Cologne

Stephan Balkenhol
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Jaap van den Ende
Axel Hütte
Ali Kazma
Andrei Roiter
Zbigniew Rogalski
Anne Wenzel

9 February 2017 - 12 February 2017

Art Rotterdam
Van Nellefabriek, Rotterdam, NL

2016

4 November 2016 - 6 November 2016

Artissima
Oval, Torino, IT

Present Future
curated by Hichram Khalidi

Presenting: Gluklya

3 November 2016 - 6 November 2016

Contemporary Istanbul
Istanbul Congress Centre, Istanbul, TR

Presenting: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

13 June 2016 - 18 June 2016

Volta 12, Basel

Gluklya
Albrecht Schnider
Stephan Balkenhol
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

Persijn Broersen and Margit Lukács contemporary art photography
2 June 2016 - 4 June 2016

LOOP Fair Barcelona

Presenting:
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Establishing Eden

25 May 2016 - 29 May 2016

Amsterdam Art Fair
Museumplein, Amsterdam

Charlotte Schleiffert
Melanie Bonajo
Andrei Roiter
Juul Hondius

13 April 2016 - 17 April 2016

Art Cologne

Stephan Balkenhol
Gluklya
Andrei Roiter
Stéphanie Saadé
Anne Wenzel
Edwin Zwakman

 

New positions
Melanie Bonajo

11 February 2016 - 14 February 2016

Art Rotterdam

Gluklya
Stéphanie Saadé
Ulf Puder
Charlotte Schleiffert
Albrecht Schnider

Projections:
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

2015

ruler day and night, cevdet erek, turkey, Bergama Stereo, Hamburger Bahnhof, venice biennale, architect, davul, rhythm, sounds, berlin, akinci gallery, stereo, directional loudspeaker, installations, ÇIN, 2017, Pavilion of Turkey at the 57th Venice Biennale, stedelijk museum amsterdam, ann goldstein, permanent collection
5 June 2015 - 20 June 2015

VOLTA 11, Basel

Cevdet Erek
Esther Tielemans

28 May 2015 - 6 June 2015

LOOP Fair Barcelona

Juul Hondius

27 May 2015 - 31 May 2015

Amsterdam Art Fair
Citroën garage

Janis Avotins
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
Gluklya
Esther Tielemans

2 May 2015 - 27 May 2015

Turn up the silence

Esther Tielemans

 

Press release

16 April 2015 - 19 April 2015

Art Cologne

Cevdet Erek
Axel Hütte
Zbigniew Rogalski
Andrei Roiter
Charlotte Schleiffert
Anne Wenzel

New Positions:
Stéphanie Saadé

25 February 2015 - 1 March 2015

ARCO Madrid

Cevdet Erek
Andrei Roiter
Anne Wenzel
Edwin Zwakman

5 February 2015 - 8 February 2015

Art Rotterdam

Hamza Halloubi
Moyna Flannigan
Albrecht Schnider
Anne Wenzel

2014

13 November 2014 - 16 November 2014

Plugin at Contemporary Istanbul

Juul Hondius

26 September 2014 - 28 September 2014

Art International Istanbul

Andrei Roiter
Stéphanie Saadé

18 September 2014 - 21 September 2014

Amsterdam Drawing

Roger Cremers
Gluklya
Charlotte Schleiffert
Albrecht Schnider

16 June 2014 - 21 June 2014

Volta 10, Basel

Melanie Bonajo
Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

31 May 2014 - 12 July 2014

Rock, Paper, Scissors

Glulya

Charlotte Schleiffert

9 April 2014 - 13 April 2014

Art Cologne

Jananne Al-Ani
Thomas Huber
Andrei Roiter
Esther Tielemans
Anne Wenzel
Edwin Zwakman
Miguel Angel Rios

6 February 2014 - 9 February 2014

Art Rotterdam

Natur(e)scape

 

Jananne Al-Ani

Melanie Bonajo

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

Andrei Roiter

Charlotte Schleiffert

Esther Tielemans

Anne Wenzel

Edwin Zwakman

Miguel Angel Rios

18 January 2014 - 22 February 2014

Memory Material

 

Jananne Al-Ani &
Stéphanie Saadé

 

Curated by Nat Muller

2013

23 November 2013 - 21 December 2013

The Sun that Never Set

Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács

 

For the press release, click here.

 

12 October 2013 - 16 November 2013

Damaged Goods

Anne Wenzel

Attachment Space: Esmé Valk

 

Read the press release (Anne Wenzel) here.

 

Miguel angel rios, piedras blancas, 2014, white balls, rolling, mexico, Argentina, endless, the ghost of modernity, flying cube
7 September 2013 - 5 October 2013

Deniz Buga & Miguel Angel Rios

Attachment Space: Miguel Angel Rios

 

Press release (Miguel Angel Rios)

 

25 May 2013 - 29 June 2013

Brilliant Punitive Raids

Juul Hondius

 

For the press release, click here.

Click here for an interview with Juul Hondius by Christel Vesters.

23 February 2013 - 30 March 2019

Moyna Flannigan – The Body Stretches to the Edge
Attachment space: Zbigniew Rogalski – Eye Tracking

 

For the press release, click here.

sacha imogen stidworthy akinci contemporary art language video audiovisual
19 January 2013 - 16 February 2013

Sacha

 

Imogen Stidworthy
Attachment Space: Andrei Roiter

 

For the press release, click here.

 

2012

20 October 2012 - 24 November 2012

Celebrating the importance of being playful

Esther Tielemans

 

For the press release, click here.

 

9 September 2012 - 13 October 2012

Gluklya

 

Wings of Migrants

 

solo exhibition

 

Read more.

5 May 2012 - 16 June 2012

Float


Ronald Versloot

31 March 2012 - 28 April 2012

Studio visit

 

Andrei Roiter

curated by Paul Kooiker

 

For the press release, click here.

Review by Jan Pieter Ekker

Charlotte Schleiffert, human figure, posing, painting, aquarel, body, female
14 January 2012 - 18 February 2012

Charlotte Schleiffert
Attachment Space: Kirsten Geisler, Maya Brush

 

For the press release, click here.