Westergasfabriek, 'Zuiveringshal Oost', Amsterdam & Witte de With, Rotterdam

Opening: 9 May 2009

2 pm Westergasfabriek, 'Zuiveringshal Oost', Amsterdam
5 pm Bus van Amsterdam naar Rotterdam (reservation via reservation [​at​] deappel.nl)

6 pm Opening in Witte de With, Rotterdam

De Appel is pleased to co-host together with Witte de With the 2009 PRIXDEROME.NL 2009 exhibition. The PRIXDEROME.NL is the Dutch ‘state’ prize for contemporary artists. The exhibition will be held across two different venues, where new projects by the four shortlist artists will be on display alongside a selection of work by the six longlist artists.

In 2009 the shortlist artists are:

Rossella Biscotti (1978, IT, lives and works in Rotterdam), Nicoline van Harskamp (1975, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam), Ólafur Ólafsson i.c.w. Libia Castro (1973,IS / 1969 ES) both live and work in Rotterdam) and Sara Rajaei (1976, IR, lives and works in Den Haag).

The longlist includes:
Maze de Boer (1976, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam),
Rob Hornstra (1975, NL, lives and works in Utrecht), Heidi Linck (1978, NL, lives and works in Wageningen), Marc Oosting, (1976, NL, lives and works in Amsterdam), Helmut Smits (1974, NL, lives and works in Rotterdam), and Jasmijn Visser (1983, NL, lives and works in Utrecht).

The 2009 Prix de Rome exhibition is curated by Sarah Farrar (de Appel) and Juan A. Gaitán (Witte de With). The exhibition will be held across two locations: at the Witte de With in Rotterdam and de Appel, as part of a special disembodied programme of activities whilst awaiting its new ‘home’ base, presents an off-site exhibition at the Westergasfabriek (‘Zuiveringshal Oost’)in Amsterdam. Tickets to the exhibition will be valid for both venues.

At Witte de With the work from Rossella Biscotti, Nicoline van Harskamp, Rob Hornstra, Jasmijn Visser and Helmut Smits will be on show. On the off-site location of the Westergasfabriek the work of Maze de Boer, Heidi Linck, Ólafur Ólafsson i.c.w. Libia Castro*, Marc Oosting and Sara Rajaei will be on show.

* The presentation of Ólafur Ólafsson i.c.w. Libia Castro's project "Lobbyists" is made possible with the additional support of Galleria Riccardo Crespi, Milan, and Galerie Opdahl, Berlin.

The winner of the PRIXDEROME.NL 2009 will be announced on 28 May 2009 during an official award ceremony in the Gashouder at the Westergasfabriek in Amsterdam. The winner is selected from the four shortlist artists by an international jury comprised of Kestutis Kuizinas (LT), chairman, Yael Bartana (IL), Jurgen Bey (NL), Bruce McLean (UK) and Barbara Visser (NL).

A catalogue documenting the work of the ten artists featured in the PRIXDEROME.NL 2009 exhibition, with special attention to the work of the four shortlist artists, will be released on 28 May 2009. It is published by NAi Publishers and will be available from the exhibition venues and selected booksellers.



Admission Prices

€2,00 discount: students / CJP
Free: < under 18 / CKV / I Amsterdam Card
MJK is valid

Tickets for the exhibition are valid at both locations

Exhibition locations:

de Appel arts centre (off-site exhibition)
‘Zuiveringshal Oost’
Pazzanistraat 23
1014 DB Amsterdam
Tel +31 (0)20 6255651
info [​at​] deappel.nl
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm (Saturday 13 June and Sunday 14 June, during the Holland Festival, we have extended our opening hours till 8 pm )

Witte de With
Center for Contemporary Art
Witte de Withstraat 50
3012 BR Rotterdam
Tel +31 (0)10 411 0144
info [​at​] wdw.nl
Opening hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 6pm

Prix de Rome 2009


Prix de Rome 2009