What's On

Until March 31, 2024 AT Central Space
#23 TRUTH
Manifestation #23
Central Space
Free Tickets

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

Visit Us

Central Space

Open daily during Stedelijk Museum opening times At: Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
Studio Space

Open daily, viewable from the street level From 07:00 — 19:00 Paulus Potterstraat, Amsterdam

About Us

Buro Stedelijk is a hybrid art space that celebrates community and encourages experiment and boundary-pushing art. As a decentralized observatory, it is attentive to community needs and promotes artistic expression.
Close
Close
About

News

Read our latest official updates here

EN

(voor Nederlandse tekst scroll verder)

In December 2022, Rita Ouédraogo and Azu Nwagbogu embarked on a journey as the founding curators of Buro Stedelijk. With passion and dedication, they spearheaded the establishment of this new institution from the ground up. Their visionary approach resulted in a dynamic institutional structure where every activity, be it exhibitions, talks, symposiums, essays, or performances, is a “manifestation”.

Rita and Azu don’t just view their collaborators as colleagues; they see them as vital contributors shaping the essence of Buro Stedelijk. The official launch, marked by Manifestation #1: Listening Sessions in April, was a testament to their innovative spirit. This event, crafted through an open call, showcased a vibrant platform fueled by the creative input of both the curators and participants.

The Listening Sessions served as the ignition for a project space that connected with diverse people, spaces, and communities within and around the city. Buro Stedelijk has fostered connections with various people, collectives, and organizations. Its outreach concept echoes not only within the Stedelijk Museum, but also resonates in spaces like UNFAIR23, Sexyland World, Kanaal 40, Keti Koti Westerpark, and beyond.

As from December 2023, Rita guides Buro Stedelijk into its next phase, introducing new developments and progressions. Azu, a key figure in the establishment of Buro Stedelijk’s initial phase and currently engaged in diverse global projects, has stepped down, placing the ongoing operations of Buro Stedelijk in Rita’s capable hands. Azu significantly contributed to establishing Buro Stedelijk’s international presence, positioning it as a network with a formidable combination of local and global influence.

Buro Stedelijk, the advisory board and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam are very grateful for Azu Nwagbogu’s invaluable contribution.

text by Buro Stedelijk, the advisory board and Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

NL

In december 2022 zijn Rita Ouédraogo en Azu Nwagbogu gestart als de eerste curatoren van Buro Stedelijk. Met veel passie en toewijding hebben zij aan de wieg gestaan van de oprichting van deze nieuwe culturele instelling. Vanuit een sterke visie hebben zij een dynamisch programma ontwikkeld, waarbij elke activiteit wordt beschouwd als een manifestatie, of het nu gaat om een tentoonstelling, lezing, symposium, essay of performance.

Rita en Azu hebben een netwerk opgebouwd waarin iedereen een essentiële rol speelt bij het vormgeven van Buro Stedelijk en als collaborator wordt beschouwd. De officiële lancering in april, gemarkeerd door Manifestation #1: Listening Sessions, was het eerste bewijs van hun innovatieve aanpak. Via een oproep nodigden de curatoren anderen uit om deel te nemen aan dit levendige platform en creatieve input te leveren.

De Listening Sessions waren de kickstart voor verbindingen tussen verschillende mensen, ruimtes en gemeenschappen binnen en rondom de stad. Buro Stedelijk pakt deze rol door banden te smeden tussen mensen, collectieven en organisaties. Dit concept weerklinkt niet alleen binnen de muren van het Stedelijk Museum, maar resoneert ook in projecten bij hun partners UNFAIR23, Sexyland World, Kanaal 40, Keti Koti Westerpark en anderen.

Vanaf december 2023 staat Rita aan het roer van de volgende fase van Buro Stedelijk, met nieuwe ontwikkelingen in het vooruitzicht. Azu, een sleutelfiguur in de oprichtingsfase van Buro Stedelijk en momenteel betrokken bij diverse wereldwijde projecten, treedt terug en draagt zijn verantwoordelijkheden bij Buro Stedelijk geheel over aan Rita. Azu heeft aanzienlijk bijgedragen aan het internationale karakter van Buro Stedelijk, waardoor de organisatie zowel binnen lokale als wereldwijde contexten impact maakt.

Buro Stedelijk, de adviesraad en het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam zijn zeer dankbaar voor de waardevolle bijdrage van Azu Nwagbogu.

tekst vanuit Buro Stedelijk, de adviesraad en het Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam

News

is a place to discover Amsterdam’s dynamic and forward-thinking art scene.

Visit Us
#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

#11

Manifestation

September 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#11 Mal Ora

Join us for an evening co-curated by Kevin Osepa with performances by Travis A. G. Geertruida, Lakisha Apostel, Guenn Ramon Gustina and Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi.

About

Vision

Buro Stedelijk is a place to discover Amsterdam’s dynamic and forward-thinking art scene. 

Collaborator

Vinger.nl

Kevin Osepa: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

#32

Manifestation

January 18, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#32 Film screening by Kevin Osepa

Join us to watch LA ÚLTIMA ASCENSIÓN and Watamula

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

LazerGazer

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

#9

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
17:00 – 18:00
Off-site Local

#9 In conversation with Frank Creton

Join us Friday for a Q&A with artist Frank Creton at Meterhuisje

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

#5

Manifestation

June 30, 2023
Until July 2, 2023
Studio Space

#5 Dia di Lucha pa Libertat

Every year on the 1st of July we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. Since we believe that Keti Koti should be a national holiday, we are closed on the 1st of July. We asked Lydiënne Albertoe to design a graphic work for this particular occasion. The work is placed on the door of our Central Space and the windows of the Studio Space.

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

#35

Manifestation

November 15, 2023
19:00 – 21:30
Off-site Local

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Frank Creton

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

Drankerij

location

Off-site Int’l

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

location

Online

www.burostedelijk.nl

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

About

Press

Current press releases

#15

Manifestation

November 4, 2023
19:00 – 02:00
Central Space

#15 Cosmism

During Museumnacht, we present a selection of films by John Akomfrah, Saodat Ismailova, and Viktor Vasylenko in the Buro Stedelijk Central Space. The program explores cosmic musical forms and the (philosophical) potential of space, science fiction, immortality and infinity.

#31

Manifestation

January 11, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Collaborator

Hidde van Greuningen

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

#6

Manifestation

July 6, 2023
12:30 – 13:15 / 14:30 – 15:15
Central Space

#6 Live performance: Visitation, with NO Stars (2030)

Geo Wyex will perform 'Visitation, with NO Stars' twice on July 6 at the Central space. A live performance as part of his ongoing work 'Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Blop Bloop' (2021).

Collaborator

Q

#14

Manifestation

July 24, 2023
16:00
Studio Space

#14 Exiting the Photographic Universe

Prof. Fred Ritchin discusses the impact of artificial intelligence on photography in the digital age.

#28

Manifestation

December 21, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#28 tremor (thunder)

On December 21 at the Central space, S*an D. Henry-Smith performs live as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

#4

Manifestation

June 4, 2023
16:00
Until July 2, 2023
Off-site Local

#4 Keti Koti Westerpark X Buro Stedelijk

with Atelier Code Noir and Frank Creton

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

#1

Manifestation

April 14, 2023
11:00 – 17:00
Until April 15, 2023
Off-site Local

#1 Listening Sessions

Buro Stedelijk’s manifestation #1 Listening Sessions, is an engaging and thought-provoking two-day event on April 14 and 15.

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

YUME YUME

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

#33

Manifestation

January 25, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#33 Are You Still Resonating?

Finnisage of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal – An evening with Inge Meijer and chamber choir Les Moucherons led by Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Respect for the forest

Fragments of conversations in Saamaka tongo Recordings: January - March 2023 in Pikin Slee (SR) Marjet Zwaans, Edje Doekoe, at Buro Stedelijk Amsterdam (NL) Transcribed and translated with Vinije Haabo

Marcel van den Berg: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

About

News

Read our latest official updates here

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

#20

Manifestation

November 16, 2023
Until November 19, 2023
Off-site Local

#20 Taking Root Among the Stars

In collaboration with Buro Stedelijk, Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yilmaz will create an intimate space at UNFAIR23. The booth will offer a moment of rest, pause, to go through the books and reflect on the patchwork sky.

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Muck Studies Department Presents: Transmission from No Point of Return Bleep Blop Bloop (2021)

by Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

#17

Manifestation

September 14, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#12 Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay

Mirre Yayla Séur performs 'Rehearsing (the Care for) Decay' on September 14 at our Central space. A live performance as part of her ongoing process during Manifestation #8: To Be Determined.

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
Until July 25, 2023
Central Space

#2 Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with Joël Andrianomearisoa, Narges Mohammadi and Geo Wyex

#23

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
Until March 31, 2024
Central Space

#23 TRUTH

a video installation by Miles Greenberg, open daily from 10:00 – 18:00 with a Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam ticket and on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30 for free.

#19

Manifestation

October 12, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#19 Raw Heat, Black Sweat

Join us for a co-curated evening by Marcel van den Berg, a block party at the Central Space celebrating 50 Years of Hip Hop Culture with KC, Loopey, Farida Sedoc, Jeff Croese and Shigeo Arikawa.

#10

Manifestation

August 3, 2023
14:00 – 16:00
Studio Space

#10 Beauty Basics for Queer People

Trans-inclusive makeup workshop by Timothy Paul. Join Caribbean Queer Salon for this live make-up tutorial.

#2

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#2 Opening – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent

with an inaugural performance by Sedrig Verwoert, Alanna Archibald, Phantom Wizard and Ranie Riberio

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Don Yaw Kwaning

About

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

location

Central Space

Museumplein 10, 10:00 - 18:00 / Paulus Potterstraat 13, Thursdays 18:30 - 20:30

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

#8

Manifestation

August 14, 2023
Until October 15, 2023
Central Space

#8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

#30

Manifestation

January 4, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#30 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by LazerGazer

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

#29

Manifestation

December 28, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#29 Mixtape

Experience Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal with sound by bk owusu

From listening to reflecting: thoughts on the Manifestation #1 Listening Sessions

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

#27

Manifestation

December 14, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#27 Circle Dance the Fungal

Join Özgür Atlagan, Donghwan Kam, and Kanitha Tith in making a collective Super 8 mm film around YUME YUME's Living Mycelium Dunes.

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

Mirre Yayla Séur: Process during Manifestation #8 To Be Determined

This summer, Marcel van den Berg, Kevin Osepa and Mirre Yayla Séur relocate their studios to Buro Stedelijk and generously invite us into their creative process. Together we explore artistic interventions that challenge modes of ‘exhibiting’, interaction and museological practices.

Collaborator

kanaal40

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until January 14, 2024
Studio Space

#34 What Can’t It Do?

See the work by Waèl Allouche in our Studio Space. He asked an early version of the current ChatGPT: “What is it a flag can’t do?” This question unexpectedly got answered in a very political way.

#22

Manifestation

December 7, 2023
18:30 - 19:30
Central Space

#22

Ranie Ribeiro performs on harp on December 7 at the Central Space. A live performance as part of Manifestation #16: Descent into Fungal.

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

#16

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
Until January 25, 2024
Central Space

#16 Descent into Fungal

The third group show in the Central Space with Milena Anna Bouma, Don Yaw Kwaning, Andrey Shental and YUME YUME

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

#21

Manifestation

November 30, 2023
18:30 - 20:30
Central Space

#21 Opening – Manifestation #16 Descent into Fungal

with an inaugural performance by Queer Choir Amsterdam

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Collaborator

KC

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

#3

Manifestation

May 25, 2023
21:00 – 1:00
Until March 25, 2023
Off-site Local

#3 Afterparty – Decay: An Ode to the Impermanent at kanaal40

with 1.06 Music Library and Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

loopey

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba