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Open Studios

Open Studios
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the Rijksakademie Open Studios, an annual exhibition where artists present their art to a wider audience. This much-anticipated event gives art professionals and art lovers alike a unique overview of the leading talents in contemporary art.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Hend Samir, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Advisors and Guest Advisors

Artist Residency: Advisors and Guest Advisors
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the artists’ supervision by external advisors. By attracting advisors and guest advisors from various disciplines the Rijksakademie offers a wide range of input to their artists in residence.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Takanori Suzuki, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars
AMMODO ✕ Oude Kerk Amsterdam
2022 - 2023

Garden of Scars is the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Ghanese artist Ibrahim Mahama. For Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, he creates an installation of around 800 memorial stones, consisting of casts of the church’s tombstones as well as pieces of floor from Fort Elmina in Ghana, a hub of trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In doing so, he connects the family histories of merchants, captains and mayors buried in the Oude Kerk to those of enslaved Africans.

oudekerk.nl

Depicted: Garden of Scars in the Oude Kerk, Mike Bink

Rituals of Transformation

Rituals of Transformation
AMMODO ✕ Nicole Beutler
2023 - 2025

Interdisciplinary theatre director Nicole Beutler is working on Rituals of Transformation, a trilogy about the climate crisis and a world in transition. The first part, GINKGO, premieres in 2022.

Ammodo supports the production and development of part two and three of the trilogy, ATMEN (2023) and GAIA (2025) respectively.

Together, the performances reflect on the future of humanity and our planet. In her work, Beutler combines theatre, dance and visual arts.

nicolebeutlerprojects.nl

Picture: GINKGO, Nicole Beutler, 2022

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
2022 - 2024

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, led by Pierre Audi since 2019, is the largest opera festival in France. The festival presents new recitals of existing works as well as new contemporary (opera) productions.

Ammodo supports the development of two new operas per year for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 festival editions. In 2022 these are Il Viaggio Dante by Pascal Dusapin, Frederic Boyer and Claus Guth, and Woman at Point Zero by Bushra El-Turk.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: Innocence, Kaija Saariaho, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon
AMMODO ✕ Zeitz MOCAA
2022

Shooting Down Babylon is a major retrospective solo exhibition of South African artist Tracey Rose. Her work will be on display at the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the world’s largest museum for contemporary African art.

For the exhibition, Rose has produced ten new works as part of her Mandela Ball series, in which she explores the complexity and legacy of the post-Apartheid movement and other freedom movements.

zeitzmocaa.museum

Pictured: Die Wit Man, Tracey Rose, 2015

Production partnership

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ Holland Festival
2022 - 2026

Every summer, Holland Festival presents a wide range of international music, theatre, dance and opera in Amsterdam. The festival also (co-)produces new work each year. Ammodo supports these new (co-)productions to boost the development of the performing arts.

Holland Festival had invited Angélique Kidjo and Nicolas Stemann as associate artists for its 75th edition in 2022. This anniversary edition will see sixteen co-productions and initiatives, including the world premiere of Euphoria, a new audiovisual installation by Julian Rosefeldt.

In 2023 and 2024, the festival will present around ten international co-productions each edition, as well as a number of own initiatives focusing on Dutch mid-career artists and companies.

hollandfestival.nl

Pictured: Ine Aya’, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah/Miranda Lakerveld, Holland Festival 2021

Artist Residency: Talks

Artist Residency: Talks
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the expansion of the Rijksakademie’s public talks programme. By organising talks and debates, the Rijksakademie creates a platform for reflection about contemporary art.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Mamali Shafahi & Ali Eslami, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Work Budget

Artist Residency: Work Budget
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports raising the residents’ personal work budget as well as the financing of costlier and more complex projects through a budget application system.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Wouter van der Laan, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2022 - 2023

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Atropa

Atropa
AMMODO ✕ Naomi
2022

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou is working on a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Ammodo supports the development of Atropa, which is realised in co-production with Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

Photo: Louise te Poele and Maison de Faux

iHub – Winner

iHub – Winner
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo Science Award
2022

Research group iHub from Radboud University Nijmegen focuses on urgent questions arising from the increasing digitalisation of our society. How does one develop technology that promotes privacy? What are the risks to society now that large tech companies are playing an increasingly active role in the public sector?

iHub identifies which social values are threatened by digitalisation and what can be done to protect these values. The group also designs and develops technology that embeds and protects public values.

ammodo-science-award.org

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ documenta 15
2022

The fifteenth edition of documenta takes place in Kassel in 2022, and is curated by Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa. The collective seeks to investigate and reformulate the format of the exhibition and connect it to current art practices.

Ammodo supports the creation of new artworks commissioned by documenta 15 by the following international artists and collectives: Dan Perjovschi, Nest Collective, MADEYOULOOK, OFF Biennial and INLAND.

documenta-fifteen.de

Pictured: Wire Drawing, Dan Perjovschi, 2011

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2022 - 2023

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution researches and produces performance work in all its shapes. Through artist commissions, If I Can’t Dance supports makers who find themselves at a defining moment their careers.

In 2022, If I Can’t Dance launches Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies, spanning two years. During this period, the organisation commissions four artists to create new work and invites three researchers to research performance art. In this edition, If I Can’t Dance explores how performance can help us better understand the relation between bodies and technologies. The artists are Black Speaks Back, Jessika Khazrik, Tchelet Weisstub and Constantina Zavitsanos and the researchers are Susanne Altmann, Samia Henni and Igiaba Scego.

ificantdance.org

Pictured: His Flowers Shed, Tchelet Weisstub, 2021

Artist Residency: Alumni Network

Artist Residency: Alumni Network
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the alumni network of the artist residency. By keeping former artists in residence involved with public programmes and by providing technical facilities and studio space, the Rijksakademie creates a valuable and lasting community of artists.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Saemundur Thor Helgason, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)
AMMODO ✕ Theater Oostpool
2023

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka) is a large-scale theatre production directed by Daria Bukvić, based on Nino Haratischwili’s novel of the same name, a monumental family epic spanning six generations.

The story takes place in twentieth-century Georgia, against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Live music – from folk to pop – plays an important role in the play.

oostpool.nl

Envision Competition

Envision Competition
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2022 - 2023

In 2021, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) launched a new competition setup, which includes the Envision Competition.

The Envision Competition consists of around fifteen international or world premieres and focuses on the artistic and cinematographic development of upcoming and established filmmakers. It is a platform for creators who go against the stream and whose idiosyncratic films contribute to documentary film art.

idfa.nl

Picture: still from Octopus (2021) by Karim Kassem, winner of the IDFA Award for Best Film in the Envision Competition 2021

(Co-)productions

(Co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Cappella Amsterdam
2022 - 2024

Cappella Amsterdam is a chamber choir consisting of over 25 people. For seasons 2022/2023 and 2023/2023, the choir will develop a number of new (co-)productions, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions such as the Dutch National Opera, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, the Residentieorkest and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Ammodo supports these new productions, which range from old and classical to contemporary music.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

Omnes Pro Uno – Winner

Omnes Pro Uno – Winner
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo Science Award
2022

For ten years, research group Omnes Pro Uno of Utrecht University has had the mission of seeking to find a cure for patients with a genetic disease before irreversible damage occurs in the body. The researchers have succeeded in growing mini-organs from almost all tissues in the human body so that treatments can be tested and genetic errors corrected.

The next ambitious step is for Omnes Pro Uno to be the first in the world to correct the genetic cause of diseases directly in the bodies of patients via the bloodstream, before the disease has an opportunity adversely to affect the body.

ammodo-science-award.org

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Venice Biennale
2022

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale takes place in 2022. This edition’s main exhibition is titled The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and investigates the metamorphosis of the body and how technology changes our definition of humanity.

Ammodo supports several internationally renowned artists to create new work for The Milk of Dreams. The selected artists are Dora Budor, Giulia Cenci, Gabriel Chaile, Mire Lee, Delcy Morelos, Precious Okoyomon and Alexandra Pirici.

labiennale.org

Pictured: Made of only hearts, Mire Lee, 2020

SOUK

SOUK
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Concertgebouw presents SOUK, a two-day festival around Arabic music. Ammodo supports the sixth and seventh edition of the festival, in 2023 and 2025 respectively, to enhance the cross-fertilisation of Western and Arabic music and the collaboration between musicians.

concertgebouw.nl

Open Studios

Open Studios
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the Rijksakademie Open Studios, an annual exhibition where artists present their art to a wider audience. This much-anticipated event gives art professionals and art lovers alike a unique overview of the leading talents in contemporary art.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Hend Samir, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Talks

Artist Residency: Talks
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the expansion of the Rijksakademie’s public talks programme. By organising talks and debates, the Rijksakademie creates a platform for reflection about contemporary art.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Mamali Shafahi & Ali Eslami, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Alumni Network

Artist Residency: Alumni Network
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the alumni network of the artist residency. By keeping former artists in residence involved with public programmes and by providing technical facilities and studio space, the Rijksakademie creates a valuable and lasting community of artists.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Saemundur Thor Helgason, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Advisors and Guest Advisors

Artist Residency: Advisors and Guest Advisors
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports the artists’ supervision by external advisors. By attracting advisors and guest advisors from various disciplines the Rijksakademie offers a wide range of input to their artists in residence.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Takanori Suzuki, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Artist Residency: Work Budget

Artist Residency: Work Budget
AMMODO ✕ Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten
2022 - 2026

Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten gives talented artists from around the world the opportunity to develop their art under optimal conditions during a two-year artist residency.

Ammodo supports raising the residents’ personal work budget as well as the financing of costlier and more complex projects through a budget application system.

rijksakademie.nl

Pictured: Wouter van der Laan, Open Studios 2022 (photo: Sander van Wettum)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka)
AMMODO ✕ Theater Oostpool
2023

Het Achtste Leven (Voor Brilka) is a large-scale theatre production directed by Daria Bukvić, based on Nino Haratischwili’s novel of the same name, a monumental family epic spanning six generations.

The story takes place in twentieth-century Georgia, against the backdrop of the rise and fall of the Soviet Union. Live music – from folk to pop – plays an important role in the play.

oostpool.nl

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars

Ibrahim Mahama: Garden of Scars
AMMODO ✕ Oude Kerk Amsterdam
2022 - 2023

Garden of Scars is the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands by Ghanese artist Ibrahim Mahama. For Amsterdam’s Oude Kerk, he creates an installation of around 800 memorial stones, consisting of casts of the church’s tombstones as well as pieces of floor from Fort Elmina in Ghana, a hub of trans-Atlantic slave trade.

In doing so, he connects the family histories of merchants, captains and mayors buried in the Oude Kerk to those of enslaved Africans.

oudekerk.nl

Depicted: Garden of Scars in the Oude Kerk, Mike Bink

Anne Imhof: Youth

Anne Imhof: Youth
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2022 - 2023

Youth is German artist Anne Imhof’s first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. Using art, architecture, light and sound, Imhof will transform the basement gallery of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam into an uncanny installation.

In Youth, Imhof investigates the dark side of life. She questions dynamics of power and reflects on emotions such as loneliness, greed and the fear of missing out.

stedelijk.nl

Envision Competition

Envision Competition
AMMODO ✕ IDFA
2022 - 2023

In 2021, International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) launched a new competition setup, which includes the Envision Competition.

The Envision Competition consists of around fifteen international or world premieres and focuses on the artistic and cinematographic development of upcoming and established filmmakers. It is a platform for creators who go against the stream and whose idiosyncratic films contribute to documentary film art.

idfa.nl

Picture: still from Octopus (2021) by Karim Kassem, winner of the IDFA Award for Best Film in the Envision Competition 2021

Rituals of Transformation

Rituals of Transformation
AMMODO ✕ Nicole Beutler
2023 - 2025

Interdisciplinary theatre director Nicole Beutler is working on Rituals of Transformation, a trilogy about the climate crisis and a world in transition. The first part, GINKGO, premieres in 2022.

Ammodo supports the production and development of part two and three of the trilogy, ATMEN (2023) and GAIA (2025) respectively.

Together, the performances reflect on the future of humanity and our planet. In her work, Beutler combines theatre, dance and visual arts.

nicolebeutlerprojects.nl

Picture: GINKGO, Nicole Beutler, 2022

Atropa

Atropa
AMMODO ✕ Naomi
2022

Greek-Belgian director, writer, actress and performance artist Naomi Velissariou is working on a new play called Atropa, about the lead-up and aftermath of the Trojan War.

The piece is based on a text by Tom Lanoye and focuses on the fate of the Greek and Trojan women. Velissariou explores contemporary issues such as identity politics, rape culture and oppression.

Ammodo supports the development of Atropa, which is realised in co-production with Theater Utrecht, Orkater and Toneelhuis Antwerpen.

Photo: Louise te Poele and Maison de Faux

(Co-)productions

(Co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Cappella Amsterdam
2022 - 2024

Cappella Amsterdam is a chamber choir consisting of over 25 people. For seasons 2022/2023 and 2023/2023, the choir will develop a number of new (co-)productions, both independently and in collaboration with partner institutions such as the Dutch National Opera, the Amsterdam Andalusian Orchestra, the Residentieorkest and the Netherlands Chamber Orchestra. Ammodo supports these new productions, which range from old and classical to contemporary music.

cappellaamsterdam.nl

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d’Aix-en-Provence
2022 - 2024

Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, led by Pierre Audi since 2019, is the largest opera festival in France. The festival presents new recitals of existing works as well as new contemporary (opera) productions.

Ammodo supports the development of two new operas per year for the 2022, 2023 and 2024 festival editions. In 2022 these are Il Viaggio Dante by Pascal Dusapin, Frederic Boyer and Claus Guth, and Woman at Point Zero by Bushra El-Turk.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: Innocence, Kaija Saariaho, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2021

iHub – Winner

iHub – Winner
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo Science Award
2022

Research group iHub from Radboud University Nijmegen focuses on urgent questions arising from the increasing digitalisation of our society. How does one develop technology that promotes privacy? What are the risks to society now that large tech companies are playing an increasingly active role in the public sector?

iHub identifies which social values are threatened by digitalisation and what can be done to protect these values. The group also designs and develops technology that embeds and protects public values.

ammodo-science-award.org

Omnes Pro Uno – Winner

Omnes Pro Uno – Winner
AMMODO ✕ Ammodo Science Award
2022

For ten years, research group Omnes Pro Uno of Utrecht University has had the mission of seeking to find a cure for patients with a genetic disease before irreversible damage occurs in the body. The researchers have succeeded in growing mini-organs from almost all tissues in the human body so that treatments can be tested and genetic errors corrected.

The next ambitious step is for Omnes Pro Uno to be the first in the world to correct the genetic cause of diseases directly in the bodies of patients via the bloodstream, before the disease has an opportunity adversely to affect the body.

ammodo-science-award.org

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon

Tracey Rose: Shooting Down Babylon
AMMODO ✕ Zeitz MOCAA
2022

Shooting Down Babylon is a major retrospective solo exhibition of South African artist Tracey Rose. Her work will be on display at the Zeitz MOCAA in Cape Town, the world’s largest museum for contemporary African art.

For the exhibition, Rose has produced ten new works as part of her Mandela Ball series, in which she explores the complexity and legacy of the post-Apartheid movement and other freedom movements.

zeitzmocaa.museum

Pictured: Die Wit Man, Tracey Rose, 2015

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ documenta 15
2022

The fifteenth edition of documenta takes place in Kassel in 2022, and is curated by Indonesian artist collective ruangrupa. The collective seeks to investigate and reformulate the format of the exhibition and connect it to current art practices.

Ammodo supports the creation of new artworks commissioned by documenta 15 by the following international artists and collectives: Dan Perjovschi, Nest Collective, MADEYOULOOK, OFF Biennial and INLAND.

documenta-fifteen.de

Pictured: Wire Drawing, Dan Perjovschi, 2011

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Venice Biennale
2022

The 59th edition of the Venice Biennale takes place in 2022. This edition’s main exhibition is titled The Milk of Dreams, curated by Cecilia Alemani, and investigates the metamorphosis of the body and how technology changes our definition of humanity.

Ammodo supports several internationally renowned artists to create new work for The Milk of Dreams. The selected artists are Dora Budor, Giulia Cenci, Gabriel Chaile, Mire Lee, Delcy Morelos, Precious Okoyomon and Alexandra Pirici.

labiennale.org

Pictured: Made of only hearts, Mire Lee, 2020

Production partnership

Production partnership
AMMODO ✕ Holland Festival
2022 - 2026

Every summer, Holland Festival presents a wide range of international music, theatre, dance and opera in Amsterdam. The festival also (co-)produces new work each year. Ammodo supports these new (co-)productions to boost the development of the performing arts.

Holland Festival had invited Angélique Kidjo and Nicolas Stemann as associate artists for its 75th edition in 2022. This anniversary edition will see sixteen co-productions and initiatives, including the world premiere of Euphoria, a new audiovisual installation by Julian Rosefeldt.

In 2023 and 2024, the festival will present around ten international co-productions each edition, as well as a number of own initiatives focusing on Dutch mid-career artists and companies.

hollandfestival.nl

Pictured: Ine Aya’, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah/Miranda Lakerveld, Holland Festival 2021

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies

Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies
AMMODO ✕ If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution
2022 - 2023

If I Can’t Dance, I Don’t Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution researches and produces performance work in all its shapes. Through artist commissions, If I Can’t Dance supports makers who find themselves at a defining moment their careers.

In 2022, If I Can’t Dance launches Edition IX: Bodies and Technologies, spanning two years. During this period, the organisation commissions four artists to create new work and invites three researchers to research performance art. In this edition, If I Can’t Dance explores how performance can help us better understand the relation between bodies and technologies. The artists are Black Speaks Back, Jessika Khazrik, Tchelet Weisstub and Constantina Zavitsanos and the researchers are Susanne Altmann, Samia Henni and Igiaba Scego.

ificantdance.org

Pictured: His Flowers Shed, Tchelet Weisstub, 2021

SOUK

SOUK
AMMODO ✕ Het Concertgebouw
2023 - 2025

Every other year, the Concertgebouw presents SOUK, a two-day festival around Arabic music. Ammodo supports the sixth and seventh edition of the festival, in 2023 and 2025 respectively, to enhance the cross-fertilisation of Western and Arabic music and the collaboration between musicians.

concertgebouw.nl