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Until July 18, 2024 AT Central Space
#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain
Manifestation #26
Central Space
Free Tickets

Join us on May 23, for the opening of Ola Hassanain's first solo manifestation at Buro Stedelijk's Central Space.

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject
Manifestation #37
Off-site Local

Come see the series New Suns by Gilleam Trapenberg on the windows of Kunsttraject in the Staatsliedenbuurt.

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark
Manifestation #37
Off-site Local

For the second edition of Keti Koti Westerpark, we welcome you in the installation by Kevin Osepa at 'het Meterhuisje' in Westerpark, Amsterdam.

#50: Keti Koti x Roots to Fruits
Manifestation #50
Studio Space

Every year on the 1st July, we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. In the month prior to this day, we show new work by artist and graphic designer Mirelle van Tulder on the windows of Buro Stedelijk’s Studio Space facing the Paulus Potterstraat.

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change
Manifestation #48
Studio Space
Free Tickets

Reading Group with Adriana Knouf, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

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Central Space

Temporarily no manifestation on show – Museumplein 10, Amsterdam
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Monthly 'Reading Group Goddess Change' hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz – Paulus Potterstraat 13, Amsterdam

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

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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

From December 2022, Azu Nwagbogu and Rita Ouédraogo collaboratively conceptualized the operating framework of Buro Stedelijk. Their visionary approach resulted in a dynamic institutional structure. Any activity, be it exhibitions, talks, symposiums, essays, or performances, is considered a “manifestation”. Any collaborator is seen as a vital contributor, helping to shape the essence of Buro Stedelijk.

Azu gave Buro Stedelijk a strong international profile, branding it as a network with both a strong local and global reach. As of December 2023, Rita guides Buro Stedelijk into its next phase, introducing new developments and progressions. Together with Project Manager Niels Staats, Rita Ouédraogo has given further shape to an independent platform that operates as autonomously as possible within the museum. The curatorial philosophy revolves around experimentation and forging connections across diverse disciplines. Consistently delving into the ongoing re-evaluation of ideas, Buro Stedelijk is aiming to push the boundaries of one’s own thinking.

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.

Location

Buro Stedelijk, an initiative by the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, features a central ‘project’ space located within the museum premises. Manifestations unfold not only in the Buro Stedelijk Central Space but also extend to the Studio Space and elsewhere in Amsterdam and beyond (Offsite), catering primarily to a national audience while always considering Amsterdam’s international connections.

 

 

 

Buro Stedelijk is very grateful for Azu Nwagbogu’s invaluable contribution as co-founding curator.

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Nat Muller

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Collaborator

Naema Abdi

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

A Whispering Dam (2024)

by Ola Hassanain

Descent into the Fungal (2017)

by Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Niovi Zarampouka-Chatzimanou

Collaborator

Saodat Ismailova

Collaborator

Charl Landvreugd

Living Mycelium Dunes (2023)

by YUME YUME

Collaborator

Artist Collective Totomboti

Collaborator

Joël Andrianomearisoa

Collaborator

Simomo Bouj

61 FRAGMENTS OF DECAY FOR NEW DESIRES (2023)

by Joël Andrianomearisoa

Dormancy Trail
(2023)

by Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Viviane Tabach

Collaborator

Bubble Shooters Network

Collaborator

Frank Creton

Collaborator

Yeshua Tjie-A-Loi

#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

Miles Greenberg

Collaborator

Marcel van den Berg

#48

Manifestation

June 22, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#48 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Adriana Knouf, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

#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.

#51

Manifestation

May 2, 2024
19:30 – 21:30
Central Space

#51 Chorus in Flight

Metro54 and Buro Stedelijk are proud to present Julianknxx' one-night immersive performance, developed in collaboration with The Memoria Collective choir from Amsterdam and Rotterdam conducted by Elique Curiel.

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

by Naema Abdi Ali & Anna-Rosa van Wees.

Collaborator

Ahmad Mallah

#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

#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

Collaborator

Rita Ouédraogo

Collaborator

Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Gilleam Trapenberg

Collaborator

Ceder Rorije

Collaborator

Basir Mahmood

#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

Geo Wyex

Klof, village of spirits (2020 – ongoing)

by Kevin Osepa

Collaborator

Berber Meindertsma

Collaborator

Andrea Amponsah

Collaborator

Alanna Archibald

location

Central Space

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

location

Online

Collaborator

Antje de Wit

Collaborator

Lakisha Apostel

Collaborator

1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Anna Hoetjes

Collaborator

bk owusu

Collaborator

Queer Choir

Collaborator

Oded Rimon

Same Taste

by Basir Mahmood

Collaborator

Özgür Atlagan

#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.

#37

Manifestation

June 2, 2024
Until July 2, 2024
Off-site Local

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark

For the second edition of Keti Koti Westerpark, we welcome you in the installation by Kevin Osepa at 'het Meterhuisje' in Westerpark, Amsterdam.

Collaborator

Marjet Zwaans

#30

Manifestation

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

#30 Mixtape

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

Collaborator

Stephanie Schuitemaker

#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

#35

Manifestation

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

#35 Zonder Gelijkheid, Geen Vrede

Collaborator

Marjolijn van Heemstra

#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

Hidde van Greuningen

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.

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Press

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Collaborator

Uno Fujisawa

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Q

Hybrid Listening

an architectural intervention by Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

#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.

Collaborator

Bnnyhunna

#50

Manifestation

June 2, 2024
24/7
Until July 2, 2024
Studio Space

#50: Keti Koti x Roots to Fruits

Every year on the 1st July, we commemorate slavery and celebrate the abolition of slavery: Keti Koti. In the month prior to this day, we show new work by artist and graphic designer Mirelle van Tulder on the windows of Buro Stedelijk’s Studio Space facing the Paulus Potterstraat.

#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

#36

Manifestation

May 23, 2024
19:30 – 21:30
Central Space

#36 Opening – #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell the Waters What the Clay Kept Secret II)

with opening words by the artist and and a reflection by Quinsy Gario on Ola Hassanain's solo manifestation

Collaborator

Marly Pierre-Louis

#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.

#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

The Memoria Collective

Collaborator

Adriana Knouf

location

Off-site Int’l

Collaborator

Milena Anna Bouma

Collaborator

Jelmer Wijnstroom

Collaborator

Renzo Martens

#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.

#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).

location

Studio Space

Paulus Potterstraat 13, 1071 CX, Amsterdam

Before Distortion (2023 – ongoing)

by Don Yaw Kwaning

Collaborator

YUME YUME

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

by Geo Wyex

#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.

The Slope (2023)

by Ola Hassanain

#46

Manifestation

April 20, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#46 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Nat Muller, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Anna-Rosa van Wees

Collaborator

Floor van Leeuwen

#18

Manifestation

November 1, 2023
Central Space

#18 Kunstenaar op zaal

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

#26

Manifestation

May 30, 2024
18:30 - 20:30
Until July 18, 2024
Central Space

#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell the Water What The Clay Kept Secret II), Thursday evenings

a solo manifestation by Ola Hassanain, open for free on Thursday evenings from 18:30 – 20:30

Collaborator

SEXYLAND World

Collaborator

Martijn van Nieuwenhuyzen

#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

Ana Bravo Pérez

Collaborator

Simnikiwe Buhlungu

Collaborator

Leontine Coelewij

#29

Manifestation

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

#29 Mixtape

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

Collaborator

Rubiah Balsem

Collaborator

senakirfa A.

#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.

#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

Phantom Wizard

#31

Manifestation

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

#31 Hosting Darkness

hosted by Berber Meindertsma and Stephanie Schuitemaker

Collaborator

Donghwan Kam

Collaborator

Joram Kraaijveld

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Collaborator

Vinger.nl

#47

Manifestation

May 25, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#47 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading Group with Fiep van Bodegom, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Collaborator

Anne Lakeman

Collaborator

Wes Mapes

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

Sarah Schulten

#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.

#25

Manifestation

February 15, 2024
18:30 – 20:30
Central Space

#25 Opening – TRUTH

with a musical performance by Bnnyhunna and tunes by 1.06 Music Library

Collaborator

Andrey Shental

Collaborator

Shigeo Arikawa

Collaborator

Andrea Voets

Collaborator

Drankerij

Collaborator

Müge Yılmaz

Collaborator

Travis A. G. Geertruida

location

Off-site Local

#45

Manifestation

March 23, 2024
15:30 – 17:30
Studio Space

#45 Reading Group: Goddess Change

Reading group with Marly Pierre-Louis, hosted by Anna Hoetjes and Müge Yılmaz in Buro Stedelijk's Studio Space

Memories of becoming (2022/2023)

by Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Narges Mohammadi

Collaborator

Valerie Oluwatoyin Abeji

Collaborator

Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Sedrig Verwoert

Seeping Waters (2023 – 2024)

by Ola Hassanain

#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

Keti Koti Westerpark

Collaborator

Guenn Ramon Gustina

Collaborator

Alina Lupu

Collaborator

Emily Shin-Jie Lee

Collaborator

Pauline Curnier Jardin

Collaborator

Ammodo

#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.

Collaborator

Frédérique Albert-Bordenave

Collaborator

Hana Nina Hussein

Collaborator

Mirelle van Tulder

#37

Manifestation

June 1, 2024
24/7
Until August 31, 2024
Off-site Local

#37 Keti Koti Westerpark x Kunsttraject

Come see the series New Suns by Gilleam Trapenberg on the windows of Kunsttraject in the Staatsliedenbuurt.

Collaborator

Atelier Code Noir

Collaborator

Geert Vlieger

#26: Introduction by Artist

by Ola Hassanain, Manifestation #26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain

Collaborator

Gwen Parry

Collaborator

Irina Djojoatmodjo

Collaborator

Niels Staats

Collaborator

Les Moucherons

Collaborator

Yvette Mutumba

Collaborator

Setareh Noorani

Collaborator

Timothy Aarons

Collaborator

Ernst van Deursen

#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

Touchy Studios

#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.

#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.

#26

Manifestation

May 23, 2024
Until July 18, 2024
Central Space

#26: Script 1: Whispers (Tell The Waters What The Clay Kept Secret II), by Ola Hassanain

Join us on May 23, for the opening of Ola Hassanain's first solo manifestation at Buro Stedelijk's Central Space.

Collaborator

Simone Zeefuik

Collaborator

Mirre Yayla Séur

Collaborator

S*an D. Henry-Smith

Collaborator

Fiep van Bodegom

Collaborator

Ksenia Perek

Collaborator

Emily Pethick

Collaborator

Azu Nwagbogu

Collaborator

Julianknxx

Grown head to toe outfit (2023)

by YUME YUME

#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

Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Ranie Ribeiro

Collaborator

Quinsy Gario

Collaborator

Kunsttraject

Collaborator

Robbie Schweiger

Collaborator

Waèl Allouche

Collaborator

Inge Meijer

Collaborator

LazerGazer

#7

Manifestation

June 18, 2023
14:00
Off-site Local

#7 Breaking Bread

Cassave bread with Lelani Lewis

Dia di lucha pa libertat

Design process behind #5 by Lydienne Albertoe

Collaborator

Kanitha Tith

Collaborator

KC

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

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kanaal40

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loopey

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Michael Ekow & May

Collaborator

Nuria Bofarull

Collaborator

Fonds 21 – Henk Christophersen

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Rice, Peas, Roots and Culture