About Ammodo

We initiate, develop and support projects in the visual arts, performing arts and sciences. Artists and scientists often see things before other people do. They identify social trends, extend boundaries and make revolutionary discoveries. By providing artists and scientists with the space and time to really immerse themselves in their work, and by helping to showcase that work, we seek to stimulate the development of the arts and sciences.

Case

We work together with reputable partners to initiate groundbreaking projects

Interviews

We want to be able to interpret developments in the arts and sciences. That is why we provide experts and innovators with a platform on which to present their visions.

Agenda

  • Solo Duets: Iris Kensmil and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

    Solo Duets: Iris Kensmil and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan

    Exhibition
    01 October 2021 - 20 March 2022
    Kunstinstituut Melly

    In the Solo Duets series, Kunstinstituut Melly presents two solo exhibitions simultaneously. This iteration shows new work by Iris Kensmil (1970) and Jasmine Thomas-Girvan (1961).

    Iris Kensmil is a Dutch artist with roots in Surinam. Her portraits of Black people in the modern Western world emphasise their central role as progressive thinkers and activists. Hers is a quiet exercise of reading, listening, looking – and then painting.

    Jamaica-born and Trinidad and Tobago-based artist Jasmine Thomas-Girvan casts statues in bronze, silver and glass, often incorporating natural materials found in the Caribbean region. Her imaginative creations are inspired by folklore, myth and (oral) history.

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    Photo: Gert Jan van Rooij

  • Solo exhibitions Gülsün Karamustafa & Léon Ferrari

    Solo exhibitions Gülsün Karamustafa & Léon Ferrari

    Exhibition Tentoonstelling
    27 November 2021 - 13 March 2022
    Van Abbemuseum

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    Image: Gülsün Karamustafa, Promised Paintings (Angels 2) (detail), Collection Van Abbemuseum

  • Jonathas de Andrade

    Jonathas de Andrade

    Exhibition
    14 January - 10 April 2022
    FOAM

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    Jonathas de Andrade, ABC da cana (Sugarcane ABC), 2014

Latest projects

  • Visual arts

    Le Miroir Vivant
    AMMODO ✕ Boijmans van Beuningen
    2022 - 2025

    In 2021, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen opened their new Depot, an art storage facility which is open to the public and sheds new light on the museum’s collection through additional programming.

    In 2022, the Depot will host the new exhibition series Le Miroir Vivant, annually inviting an international artist to make use of the Depot’s exhibition space, collection and expertise to create and present new work. The artist may choose to create something new or combine their work with objects from the collection. Le Miroir Vivant will present four exhibitions in the Depot between 2022 and 2025.

    Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen

    Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode

  • Performing arts

    Nexus Conferences
    AMMODO ✕ Nexus Instituut
    2022 - 2024

    The Nexus Institute creates space for critical thinking by organising conferences, lectures and masterclasses and publishing essays. At the annual Nexus Conference, prominent contemporary thinkers discuss topics around democracy, science, art and civilisation. Important intellectuals who have joined these debates include Nobel Prize Laureates Amartya Sen, Wole Soyinka and Mario Vargas Llosa, philosophers Jürgen Habermas and Avishai Margalit, and authors Marilynne Robinson and J.M. Coetzee.

    Ammodo supports the annual Nexus Conference to contribute to a high-level discourse on the big questions of life.

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    Pictured: Nobel Prize laureate Wole Soyinka

    Photo: Jan Reinier van der Vliet

  • Performing arts

    International (co-)productions
    AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
    2023 - 2025

    Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ is a concert hall in Amsterdam specialised in contemporary music. In order to push the development of new music, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ commissions new pieces by Dutch and international musicians and composers. Ammodo has supported these commissions since 2013.

    As of 2023, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will initiate two to three large-scale international (co-)productions per year.

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    Pictured: Asko|Schönberg

    Photo: Ada Nieuwendijk