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

About 

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. By fostering collaboration between artists, communities, and institutions, Buro Stedelijk aims to inspire new perspectives and active civic participation.

A place where curators, artists and other makers have the freedom to create and present new work which will give fresh impetus to Amsterdam.

Founding Curators

Rita Ouédraogo and Azu Nwagbogu, the visionary curators behind Buro, not only curate all the manifestations but also collaboratively conceptualized the operating framework  of Buro Stedelijk. Teaming up with Project Manager Niels Staats, they are shaping an independent platform that operates autonomously within the museum. Their curatorial philosophy revolves around experimentation and forging connections across diverse disciplines. Consistently, they delve into the ongoing reevaluation of their ideas, pushing boundaries to refine not only their own thinking but also that of others.

Manifestations

The umbrella term ‘manifestations’ is utilized to encompass all projects initiated by Buro. The founding curators purposefully avoid rigid distinctions between exhibitions and essays, choosing instead to treat each project with equal significance. Buro consistently develops innovative and forward-thinking manifestations that engage with pertinent and contemporary themes in diverse formats.

Buro Stedelijk, an initiative by the Stedelijk Museum, features a central ‘project’ space located within the museum premises. Manifestations unfold not only in the central space but also extend to the Studio Space and Offside, catering primarily to a national audience while also reaching an international one.

Vision

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

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#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until December 14, 2023
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.

#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 – Opening on Thursday November 30, with an opening performance by the Queer Choir Amsterdam, 18:30 – 20:30

Collaborator

KC

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

Collaborator

YUME YUME

location

Off-site Local

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Q

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

#34

Manifestation

November 14, 2023
7:00 – 19:00
Until December 14, 2023
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.

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

#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 – Opening on Thursday November 30, with an opening performance by the Queer Choir Amsterdam, 18:30 – 20:30

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

#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.

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

#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.

#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

Simomo Bouj

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.

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

#35

Manifestation

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

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Geo Wyex

location

Central Space

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

#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

loopey

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

#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

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

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.

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

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

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

#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.

Collaborator

Touchy Studios

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

location

Online

www.burostedelijk.nl

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

Collaborator

Frank Creton

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

About

Visit us

Buro Stedelijk is hybrid, make sure to check the location per manifestation.

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

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

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

#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.

Collaborator

Naema Abdi

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

Collaborator

Vinger.nl

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

Collaborator

Ammodo

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

About

Contact us

Please don't hesitate to get in touch.

#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

Waèl Allouche

#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

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Keti Koti Westerpark

location

Off-site Int’l

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

Collaborator

Ana Bravo Pérez

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

Collaborator

kanaal40

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

#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

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

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

by Geo Wyex

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

About

Vision

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

Collaborator

Sarah Schulten

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

Collaborator

Phantom Wizard

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

#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.

#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

Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

#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.

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

#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.

#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.

Collaborator

Lydienne Albertoe

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

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

Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

#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

Leontine Coelewij

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba