Stichting Ammodo, For arts, architecture and science

Performance Programme

Performance Programme
AMMODO ✕ Biennale Arte
2024

The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place from 20 April until 24 November 2024. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

Ammodo supports the performance programme that forms part of the main exhibition Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere. Eight internationally renowned artists will develop a performance piece for the Biennale: Ahmed Umar, Antonio Jose Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Güneş Terkol, Isaac Chong Wai, Joshua Serafin, Lydia Ourahmane and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo).

labiennale.org

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
2024 - 2026

Ammodo contributes to two new operas by composer Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo Docs released the short documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa.

vanderaa.net

Pictured: Upload, Michel van der Aa, 2020

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas
AMMODO ✕ Bonnefantenmuseum
2024

Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first-ever Dutch solo exhibition by Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (1978), a Polish artist who belongs to the Roma people. In her work, she celebrates Roma identity and tries to counter existing stereotypes while mixing the mythic and the everyday experience.

In the exhibition, Mirga-Tas will present a series of tapestries, a series of portraits of Roma civilians in Krakow and a new work pertaining to the history of Settela Steinbach, a girl from Limburg who was filmed as she was put on a train to Auschwitz. Steinbach became the face of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands, but in 1994 it was revealed that she wasn’t Jewish, but rather belonged to the Roma people.

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: Re-enchanting the World: March, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, 2022

Curatorial Programme

Curatorial Programme
AMMODO ✕ De Appel
2024 - 2026

The Curatorial Programme is the training program for talented international curators at De Appel. For the period 2024-2026, the institute selects one or two curatorial collectives to immerse themselves in the Amsterdam art scene, conduct research in collaboration with tutors and experts, and develop exhibitions and a public programme for De Appel.

From 2024 onwards, the Curatorial Programme is focused on the collective curatorial practice. In doing so, De Appel builds upon the concept of ‘Lumbung’ introduced by ruangrupa during documenta 15 in the Western art sector. Lumbung refers to an Indonesian communal rice barn, symbolising the principles of collectivity, sharing and fair distribution of (financial) resources.

deappel.nl

Pictured: The Curatorial Programme 2022, Super Feelings Episode 2. Photo Sander van Wettum.

Nora Turato

Nora Turato
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2024

In a solo exhibition in the mezzanine of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Nora Turato explores the function of language in a society flooded with information. What information sticks and what is ignored? She urges her audience to reevaluate their relation to language and its underlying power structures.

stedelijk.nl

Pictured: Pool 2 (2018), Nora Turato

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act
AMMODO ✕ Ann Van den Broek
2023

Ammodo supports the creation of the new production The Balancing Act by choreographer Ann Van den Broek, in which she explores the relationship between the interests of the individual versus the community.

The performance is set to premiere in October 2023.

wardward.be

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur
AMMODO ✕ Oude kerk
2024

Twice annually, Oude Kerk Amsterdam invites an artist to create a site-specific work relating to the building’s architecture and history.

In 2024, Iranian visual artist Navid Nuur presents When Doubt Turns into Destiny, a solo exhibition in which he combines his own research into the neighbourhood to the notion of impermanence.

oudekerk.nl

Call and Response

Call and Response
AMMODO ✕ Kunstinstituut Melly
2024 - 2027

With the new exhibition series Call and Response, Kunstinstituut Melly will present two double solo exhibitions annually from 2024 onwards. In this format, two internationally renowned artists each develop new work that is on display simultaneously, while responding to a changing world.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: Bewaard, Sijben Rosa, 2023

Mounira Al Solh

Mounira Al Solh
AMMODO ✕ Bonnefantenmuseum
2025

Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first Dutch solo exhibition by Lebanese-Dutch artist Mounira Al Solh (1978), whose work focuses on topics such as migration, displacement, trauma, language and identity. A recurring theme in her work are Middle-Eastern tents made from traditional materials which she co-creates with visitors, refugees and museum volunteers.

The exhibition will display one of these tents, as well as a number of paintings, tapestries and drawings, including new work by Al Solh. At Bonnefantenmuseum, she aims to give an homage to women who have been historically overlooked.

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: Lackadaisical Sunset to Sunset, Mounira Al Solh, 2019

New Body Project

New Body Project
AMMODO ✕ Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot
2024

The artist duo Suzan Boogaerdt and Bianca van der Schoot combines performance and (video) installations. They call their field of operations the ‘grey space’: the zone between the black box (theatre) and the white cube (museum).

This approach is evident in their New Body Project, which they will present in 2024 – a diptych about mourning lost bodies and embodying a new world.

The first part, called WOMBTOMBS, is presented at MU Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven in spring of 2024. It consists of a series of hiding places that are both memorial sites and incubators. These spaces can be visited by the public and will host performances at certain times.

The second part, SONGOFSONGS, takes the form of a multimedia performance which will tour across the Netherlands in the fall of 2024. Here, new forms of existence are presented which were developed in the WOMBTOMBS, merging human, technological and digital ‘bodies’.

bvds.nl

Photo: Annaleen Louwes

World premieres

World premieres
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2024 - 2027

As in previous years, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will (co-)produce three new compositions in contemporary music annually between 2024 and 2027. Dutch and international composers will get the chance to develop their practice and present their own contribution to the canon of contemporary music.

All pieces will celebrate their world premiere at Muziekgebouw. The performances are realised in cooperation with Dutch and international partners including Asko|Schönberg, Cappella Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien and Collegium Vocale Gent.

muziekgebouw.nl

Choreographic Academy

Choreographic Academy
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2025 - 2026

Every other year in the summer, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet organizes the Choreographic Academy: a period of three weeks in which young talented choreographers collaborate with the dancers of the Junior Company.

The Choreographic Academy aims to be a place for research and experiment. A final result in the form of a finished choreography is not a requirement, but it happens regularly.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: New Moves, 2022 (Photo: Khayla Fitzpatrick)

Three new productions

Three new productions
AMMODO ✕ Arno Schuitemaker
2023 - 2025

Ammodo supports the creation of three new productions by choreographer Arno Schuitemaker: Remembering the Future (2023), The Day Before (2024) and Correspondences (2025).

arnoschuitemaker.com

Pictured: O S C A R, Arno Schuitemaker, 2021 (Photo: Bart Grietens)

Three times left is right

Three times left is right
AMMODO ✕ Julian Hetzel
2025

Three times left is right is a theater production by interdisciplinary artist Julian Hetzel about living together in times of radical political ideologies.

The piece is inspired by the controversial book Living with the Left by new-right intellectual Caroline Sommerfeld and her marriage to left-wing sociologist Helmut Lethen.

With Three times left is right, Julian Hetzel continues a long-running investigation into emotions – in this case, hate as a driving force for right-wing radicalism, and love as a survival strategy in times of war.

The play will premiere in 2025 at the Wiener Festwochen and will subsequently be shown in Leipzig and Utrecht (SPRING festival).

julian-hetzel.com

Pictured: There Will Be Light, Julian Hetzel, 2022

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
2025 - 2027

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 2025, 2026 and 2027 festival editions.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Ted Huffman and Philipp Venables, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023

Cráter Invertido

Cráter Invertido
AMMODO ✕ Framer Framed
2025

Cráter Invertido is a collective of eleven artists and activists from Mexico City. In honour of the fifteenth anniversary of the collective, Framer Framed will present a retrospective exhibition of their body of work in 2025, including new commissioned pieces.

Cráter Invertido creates absurd stories through mediums such as (riso)prints and publications, drawings, puppets, video and radio. Their work focuses on subjects such as coexistence, care and the protection of areas where biodiversity is threatened.

framerframed.nl

Talent development

Talent development
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2024 - 2026

Toneelschuur Productions has selected five young directors to create several new theatre productions in the coming years. These are Abdel Daoudi, Jessie L’Herminez, Koen Verheijden, Angelo Ormskerk and Agnese Kumpina.

Each season, at least four new plays will see their premiere. In addition, Toneelschuur Productions has reserved space for ad hoc productions by guest directors.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Pictured: Dieven, Jessie L’Herminez, 2023

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriennale
2024 - 2026

The Ruhrtriennale is a renowned annual performing-arts festival in the German Ruhr area. A new artistic leader is appointed every three years. From 2024 to 2026, the festival is led by former ITA director Ivo van Hove. During this period, Ammodo supports several new (co-)productions each year which will premiere at the Ruhrtriennale and are created in cooperation with international partners, including ITA.

ruhrtriennale.de

Junior Company

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2024 - 2027

The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet is a talent development programme for young dancers. Since its establishment in 2013, it has garnered a reputation for fostering promising new talents.

Every season, the Junior Company tours the nation with its own programme of repertoire choreographies as well as new creations. Many former participants have gone on to be selected for the Dutch National Ballet.

From season 2023/2024 onwards, the Junior Company expands its activities with the production of a new performance at Studio Broekman. Sedrig Verwoert is the first choreographer to be selected for this commission piece.

operaballet.nl

Afgebeeld: In the Future, Hans van Manen, Shooting Stars tour 2022 (Photo: Altin Kaftira)

Production fund

Production fund
AMMODO ✕ De Ateliers
2024 - 2026

De Ateliers annually invites twenty talented artists for a two-year residence in which to develop their artistic practice under the best possible circumstances.

In 2020, De Ateliers launched a new Production Fund with support from Ammodo, which artists in residence may use to finance their practice. The fund promotes artistic experiment and gives the artists freedom to develop new ideas.

de-ateliers.nl

Pictured: work by Tash Keddy at Offspring 2022. Foto: Gert Jan van Rooij

Performance Programme

Performance Programme
AMMODO ✕ Biennale Arte
2024

The 60th edition of the International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia takes place from 20 April until 24 November 2024. This year’s curator of the exhibition is Adriano Pedrosa from Brazil.

Ammodo supports the performance programme that forms part of the main exhibition Stranieri Ovunque – Foreigners Everywhere. Eight internationally renowned artists will develop a performance piece for the Biennale: Ahmed Umar, Antonio Jose Guzman & Iva Jankovic, Bárbara Sánchez-Kane, Güneş Terkol, Isaac Chong Wai, Joshua Serafin, Lydia Ourahmane and Puppies Puppies (Jade Guanaro Kuriki-Olivo).

labiennale.org

Navid Nuur

Navid Nuur
AMMODO ✕ Oude kerk
2024

Twice annually, Oude Kerk Amsterdam invites an artist to create a site-specific work relating to the building’s architecture and history.

In 2024, Iranian visual artist Navid Nuur presents When Doubt Turns into Destiny, a solo exhibition in which he combines his own research into the neighbourhood to the notion of impermanence.

oudekerk.nl

Three times left is right

Three times left is right
AMMODO ✕ Julian Hetzel
2025

Three times left is right is a theater production by interdisciplinary artist Julian Hetzel about living together in times of radical political ideologies.

The piece is inspired by the controversial book Living with the Left by new-right intellectual Caroline Sommerfeld and her marriage to left-wing sociologist Helmut Lethen.

With Three times left is right, Julian Hetzel continues a long-running investigation into emotions – in this case, hate as a driving force for right-wing radicalism, and love as a survival strategy in times of war.

The play will premiere in 2025 at the Wiener Festwochen and will subsequently be shown in Leipzig and Utrecht (SPRING festival).

julian-hetzel.com

Pictured: There Will Be Light, Julian Hetzel, 2022

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Michel van der Aa
2024 - 2026

Ammodo contributes to two new operas by composer Michel van der Aa.

In 2023, Ammodo Docs released the short documentary In Between Realities about the work of Michel van der Aa.

vanderaa.net

Pictured: Upload, Michel van der Aa, 2020

Call and Response

Call and Response
AMMODO ✕ Kunstinstituut Melly
2024 - 2027

With the new exhibition series Call and Response, Kunstinstituut Melly will present two double solo exhibitions annually from 2024 onwards. In this format, two internationally renowned artists each develop new work that is on display simultaneously, while responding to a changing world.

kunstinstituutmelly.nl

Pictured: Bewaard, Sijben Rosa, 2023

New productions

New productions
AMMODO ✕ Festival d'Aix-en-Provence
2025 - 2027

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 2025, 2026 and 2027 festival editions.

festival-aix.com

Pictured: The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions by Ted Huffman and Philipp Venables, Festival d’Aix-en-Provence 2023

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas

Małgorzata Mirga-Tas
AMMODO ✕ Bonnefantenmuseum
2024

Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first-ever Dutch solo exhibition by Małgorzata Mirga-Tas (1978), a Polish artist who belongs to the Roma people. In her work, she celebrates Roma identity and tries to counter existing stereotypes while mixing the mythic and the everyday experience.

In the exhibition, Mirga-Tas will present a series of tapestries, a series of portraits of Roma civilians in Krakow and a new work pertaining to the history of Settela Steinbach, a girl from Limburg who was filmed as she was put on a train to Auschwitz. Steinbach became the face of the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands, but in 1994 it was revealed that she wasn’t Jewish, but rather belonged to the Roma people.

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: Re-enchanting the World: March, Małgorzata Mirga-Tas, 2022

Mounira Al Solh

Mounira Al Solh
AMMODO ✕ Bonnefantenmuseum
2025

Bonnefantenmuseum presents the first Dutch solo exhibition by Lebanese-Dutch artist Mounira Al Solh (1978), whose work focuses on topics such as migration, displacement, trauma, language and identity. A recurring theme in her work are Middle-Eastern tents made from traditional materials which she co-creates with visitors, refugees and museum volunteers.

The exhibition will display one of these tents, as well as a number of paintings, tapestries and drawings, including new work by Al Solh. At Bonnefantenmuseum, she aims to give an homage to women who have been historically overlooked.

bonnefanten.nl

Pictured: Lackadaisical Sunset to Sunset, Mounira Al Solh, 2019

Cráter Invertido

Cráter Invertido
AMMODO ✕ Framer Framed
2025

Cráter Invertido is a collective of eleven artists and activists from Mexico City. In honour of the fifteenth anniversary of the collective, Framer Framed will present a retrospective exhibition of their body of work in 2025, including new commissioned pieces.

Cráter Invertido creates absurd stories through mediums such as (riso)prints and publications, drawings, puppets, video and radio. Their work focuses on subjects such as coexistence, care and the protection of areas where biodiversity is threatened.

framerframed.nl

Curatorial Programme

Curatorial Programme
AMMODO ✕ De Appel
2024 - 2026

The Curatorial Programme is the training program for talented international curators at De Appel. For the period 2024-2026, the institute selects one or two curatorial collectives to immerse themselves in the Amsterdam art scene, conduct research in collaboration with tutors and experts, and develop exhibitions and a public programme for De Appel.

From 2024 onwards, the Curatorial Programme is focused on the collective curatorial practice. In doing so, De Appel builds upon the concept of ‘Lumbung’ introduced by ruangrupa during documenta 15 in the Western art sector. Lumbung refers to an Indonesian communal rice barn, symbolising the principles of collectivity, sharing and fair distribution of (financial) resources.

deappel.nl

Pictured: The Curatorial Programme 2022, Super Feelings Episode 2. Photo Sander van Wettum.

New Body Project

New Body Project
AMMODO ✕ Boogaerdt/Van der Schoot
2024

The artist duo Suzan Boogaerdt and Bianca van der Schoot combines performance and (video) installations. They call their field of operations the ‘grey space’: the zone between the black box (theatre) and the white cube (museum).

This approach is evident in their New Body Project, which they will present in 2024 – a diptych about mourning lost bodies and embodying a new world.

The first part, called WOMBTOMBS, is presented at MU Hybrid Art House in Eindhoven in spring of 2024. It consists of a series of hiding places that are both memorial sites and incubators. These spaces can be visited by the public and will host performances at certain times.

The second part, SONGOFSONGS, takes the form of a multimedia performance which will tour across the Netherlands in the fall of 2024. Here, new forms of existence are presented which were developed in the WOMBTOMBS, merging human, technological and digital ‘bodies’.

bvds.nl

Photo: Annaleen Louwes

Talent development

Talent development
AMMODO ✕ Toneelschuur Producties
2024 - 2026

Toneelschuur Productions has selected five young directors to create several new theatre productions in the coming years. These are Abdel Daoudi, Jessie L’Herminez, Koen Verheijden, Angelo Ormskerk and Agnese Kumpina.

Each season, at least four new plays will see their premiere. In addition, Toneelschuur Productions has reserved space for ad hoc productions by guest directors.

toneelschuurproducties.nl

Pictured: Dieven, Jessie L’Herminez, 2023

Nora Turato

Nora Turato
AMMODO ✕ Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
2024

In a solo exhibition in the mezzanine of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Nora Turato explores the function of language in a society flooded with information. What information sticks and what is ignored? She urges her audience to reevaluate their relation to language and its underlying power structures.

stedelijk.nl

Pictured: Pool 2 (2018), Nora Turato

World premieres

World premieres
AMMODO ✕ Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ
2024 - 2027

As in previous years, Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ will (co-)produce three new compositions in contemporary music annually between 2024 and 2027. Dutch and international composers will get the chance to develop their practice and present their own contribution to the canon of contemporary music.

All pieces will celebrate their world premiere at Muziekgebouw. The performances are realised in cooperation with Dutch and international partners including Asko|Schönberg, Cappella Amsterdam, Klangforum Wien and Collegium Vocale Gent.

muziekgebouw.nl

New (co-)productions

New (co-)productions
AMMODO ✕ Ruhrtriennale
2024 - 2026

The Ruhrtriennale is a renowned annual performing-arts festival in the German Ruhr area. A new artistic leader is appointed every three years. From 2024 to 2026, the festival is led by former ITA director Ivo van Hove. During this period, Ammodo supports several new (co-)productions each year which will premiere at the Ruhrtriennale and are created in cooperation with international partners, including ITA.

ruhrtriennale.de

Choreographic Academy

Choreographic Academy
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2025 - 2026

Every other year in the summer, The Dutch National Opera & Ballet organizes the Choreographic Academy: a period of three weeks in which young talented choreographers collaborate with the dancers of the Junior Company.

The Choreographic Academy aims to be a place for research and experiment. A final result in the form of a finished choreography is not a requirement, but it happens regularly.

operaballet.nl

Pictured: New Moves, 2022 (Photo: Khayla Fitzpatrick)

Junior Company

Junior Company
AMMODO ✕ Nationale Opera & Ballet
2024 - 2027

The Junior Company of the Dutch National Ballet is a talent development programme for young dancers. Since its establishment in 2013, it has garnered a reputation for fostering promising new talents.

Every season, the Junior Company tours the nation with its own programme of repertoire choreographies as well as new creations. Many former participants have gone on to be selected for the Dutch National Ballet.

From season 2023/2024 onwards, the Junior Company expands its activities with the production of a new performance at Studio Broekman. Sedrig Verwoert is the first choreographer to be selected for this commission piece.

operaballet.nl

Afgebeeld: In the Future, Hans van Manen, Shooting Stars tour 2022 (Photo: Altin Kaftira)

The Balancing Act

The Balancing Act
AMMODO ✕ Ann Van den Broek
2023

Ammodo supports the creation of the new production The Balancing Act by choreographer Ann Van den Broek, in which she explores the relationship between the interests of the individual versus the community.

The performance is set to premiere in October 2023.

wardward.be

Three new productions

Three new productions
AMMODO ✕ Arno Schuitemaker
2023 - 2025

Ammodo supports the creation of three new productions by choreographer Arno Schuitemaker: Remembering the Future (2023), The Day Before (2024) and Correspondences (2025).

arnoschuitemaker.com

Pictured: O S C A R, Arno Schuitemaker, 2021 (Photo: Bart Grietens)

Production fund

Production fund
AMMODO ✕ De Ateliers
2024 - 2026

De Ateliers annually invites twenty talented artists for a two-year residence in which to develop their artistic practice under the best possible circumstances.

In 2020, De Ateliers launched a new Production Fund with support from Ammodo, which artists in residence may use to finance their practice. The fund promotes artistic experiment and gives the artists freedom to develop new ideas.

de-ateliers.nl

Pictured: work by Tash Keddy at Offspring 2022. Foto: Gert Jan van Rooij