RAIR Rotterdam

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5-20 February 2009

RAiR Foundation presents:

The exhibition RAiR#1 brings together the work of twenty-one visual artists who were artists-in-residence at one of the Rotterdam-based artists’ initiatives: Duende, foundation B.a.d, Het Wilde Weten, Kaus Australis and Kunst & Complex between 2003 and 2009. In 2008 these five artists’ initiatives established RAiR - Rotterdam Artists in Residence - to jointly organise artists’ talks, debates and exhibitions.


Gema Alba (ES), Zigor Barayazarra (ES), Erin Marie Dunn (US), Annegret Eisele (D), Lasse Schmidt Hansen (DK), Karin Hueber (CH), Annette Kisling (D), Giuseppe Licari (IT), Friederike Mainka (D), Carme Nogueira (ES), Daniele Pario Perra (IT), Ben Pointeker (AT), Abner Preis (US), Saskia Schüler (D), Andrew Sroka (US), Edward Clydesdale Thomson (UK), Nicola Unger (D), Hanneke van Velzen (NL), Martijn in ’t Veld (NL), Annu Wilenius (FI), Kenji Yamada (JP)


Thursday 5 February at 5 o’ clock 17.15: welcome
 17.30: special guest: Maria Tuerlings, director of TransArtists, Amsterdam


18.00-22.00: performances by storyteller Abner Preis and others. Food, drinks and music till 22:00.


WDW63 (Formerly the Fotomuseum)
Witte de Withstraat 63,
3012 BN Rotterdam


Saturday 7 Febrero

16.00-17.30: Artists’ talks. Short presentations by artists participating in RAIR#1

and Rotterdam-based artists who have recently worked abroad:

Libia Castro and Ólafur Ólafsson (nominees Prix de Rome '09)

Friederike Mainka

Carme Nogueira

Ed Marszewski (Proximity Magazine)


RAiR (Rotterdam Artists in Residence) was founded by the artist-initiatives Duende, Het Wilde Weten, Kaus Australis, Foundation B.a.d and Kunst & Complex. Every year more then 50 artists stay for a longer or shorter period in Rotterdam. They join the local art scene and with their presence enrich cultural life in the city. RAiR is an international platform and network that aims to optimize the residency policy of Rotterdam by making visible links between the artists in residence, the artists initiatives and the Rotterdam art and culture scene

in explanation from carme on Vimeo.