ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose is a presentation space for contemporary visual art, with a particular focus on performance and video art. We support and encourage artists with an already defined art practice to make new strides and bring forgotten pioneers back into the spotlight. With solo exhibitions, long-term collaborations and a dynamic public program, we present their work to our visitors in an accessible way. Furthermore, we actively cooperate with fellow institutions and social partners to contribute to a strong and flourishing visual arts field.



In a time when quick and harsh opinions prevail, we believe that art offers a source of depth and perspective. It creates space to postpone judgments and allows you to actually put yourself in the other person’s shoes. Through the eyes of the artists we work with, we shine light on a variety of social issues and offer new perspectives on our pluralistic society. We are there first and foremost for the artists, and we relate to the world through their imagination. With our public program, we introduce our audience to the artists’ ideas and inspirations, and give a broader context to the themes of their work.


With solo presentations, ROZENSTRAAT offers an indispensable stage to mid-career artists aged 35-60, for whom, in our view, too little attention is paid. We encourage them to take new steps and thus actively contribute to their artistic development. For example, for some this means exploring a new theme, for others a first performance or video artwork. For each exhibition, we commission new work and, in consultation with the artist, put together an in-depth side program. In dialogue with the main exhibition, we present small-scale exhibitions in the front or back space under the name Rosebud. Within our R Projects, focused on research and the production of a new work, we accompany artists for a longer period of time. In this way, ROZENSTRAAT contributes to a healthy art climate in which artists can continue to develop.



As one of the last independent spaces for contemporary art in the rapidly changing center of Amsterdam, ROZENSTRAAT aims to be a lively place for deepening and meeting. We are artist-driven, they are central to us and we make every effort to support them and their work and career. We value an open, accessible attitude. Inspired by Gertrude Stein’s “a rose is a rose is a rose,” we therefore strive not to make art unnecessarily complicated. The visual experience of art is important to us and so we choose works that are strong visually in addition to being meaningful.



Sjoerd Kloosterhuis

Madelon van Schie


Office manager:

Laura Kneebone


Assistant curator:
Jimena Casas


Guest curator:

Dorothé Orczyk


Gallery manager:

Ting Phangpanya


Technical support:

Peter Verhaar


Graphic design:
Laura Pappa


Exhibition photography, unless otherwise indicated:

Gert-Jan van Rooij

ANBI Status


ROZENSTRAAT – a rose is a rose is a rose

Stichting Rozenstraat 59


Chamber of Commerce – RSIN

Chamber of Commerce number 66783186

RSIN (Rechtspersonen Samenwerkingsverbanden Informatie Nummer) 856695919



Rozenstraat 59

1016 NN Amsterdam



  1. De stichting heeft ten doel:
    1. het bieden van een experimenteel kunstpodium met een eigenzinnig programma dat gekenmerkt wordt door een hoog internationaal ambitieniveau bestaande uit prikkelende tentoonstellingen met zeggingskracht;
    2. kennisdeling en samenwerking met andere kunstorganisaties als ook kunstprofessionals uit zowel binnen- en buitenland, ten einde tot uitwisseling ideeën te komen en al hetgeen met vorenstaande verband houdt of daartoe bevorderlijk kan zijn, alles in de ruimste zin van het woord.
  2. De stichting tracht dit doel te verwezenlijken door:
    1. het aanbieden van tentoonstellingsruimte;
    2. het fungeren als productiehuis;
    3. het bevorderen van de verbinding tussen nationale en internationale kunstprofessionals, en al hetgeen met vorenstaande verband houdt of daartoe bevorderlijk kan zijn, alles in de ruimste zin van het woord, een en ander voor zover het bijdraagt aan de onder lid 1 van dit artikel opgenomen doelstelling van de stichting.



Willem Asselbergs – chairman

Ellen de Bruijne – board member and treasurer

Diana Stigter – secretrary

Annette Mullink – board member

Semâ Bekirovic – board member

Philippa van Loon – board member


Remuneration policy:
The director-curators receive a salary based on a ZZP contract. Board members receive no remuneration.


Annual accounts:






Annual report (nl)


Policy plan (nl)


Anbi form (nl)



Mounira Al Solh
Josefin Arnell

Mercedes Azpilicueta

Matea Bakula

Sema Bekirovic

Otto Berchem

Maura Biava

Catherine Biocca

Pim Blokker

Merijn Bolink

Kasper Bosmans
Pauline Boudry / Renate Lorenz
Anne-lise Coste
Pauline Curnier Jardin
Jeremiah Day

Sebastian Diaz Morales
Alicia Framis
Peggy Franck

Hreinn Fridfinnsson

Melissa Gordon

Margaret Haines
Saskia Janssen
Mark Kent
Klaas Kloosterboer
Aukje Koks
George Korsmit

Marijn van Kreij
Sara van Lamsweerde

Mauricio Limón de León

Philippa van Loon

Raul Marroquin

Rachel Mason
Nathaniel Mellors

Lin de Mol
Lara de Moor
Alexandra Navratil
Erkka Nissinen

Thierry Oussou

Oscar Pabón

Maria Pask

Daniel de Paula
Falke Pisano

Maaike Schoorel

Grace Schwindt

Lucy Stein

Julius Stibbe

Lily van der Stokker
Marianne Vierø

Evi Vingerling
Riet Wijnen
Geo Wyeth & Jay Tan

Dan Zhu