foto Geert Broertjes


Art Rotterdam keeps developing itself as a place where the latest developments in visual arts can be followed. The Main Section, where some 75 national and international galleries display work of upcoming and more established artists, continues to be the heart of the fair. The other sections will be structured by a young or renowned curator.

This year, we’ve said farewell to the old workshops on the grounds – Intersections’ performances and installations are now presented in a new, exiting set up in a new part of the fair. The new section Commonities, in which the renowned exhibition maker Lorenzo Benedetti brings artists together, can also be found in this part. citizenM Cinema will also have a prominent place in the extension where Hans den Hartog Jager will once again explain his favourite works at the fair.

Art Rotterdam is once again the pivot of the Art Rotterdam Week this year. The entire city is brimming with exhibitions, pop-up shows, openings and art and design fairs. The free Art Rotterdam Week shuttle bus takes will take you to the highlights of this programme.

I wish you lots of fun and inspiration during this week.

Fons Hof
Director Art Rotterdam

Art Rotterdam 2018

Van Nelle Fabriek | Van Nelleweg 1 | 3044 BC | Rotterdam 
Thursday Feb 8, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs
Friday Feb 9, 11.00 - 21.00 hrs
Saturday Feb 10, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs
Sunday Feb 11, 11.00 - 19.00 hrs 
Entrance fee € 19,50 | online tickets € 16,50 | free entrance for children under the age of 12 

Read the full press release here.

Welcome to ART ROTTERDAM 2018

The nineteenth edition, located in the iconic Van Nellefabriek READ MORE...



700 square metres is darkened and videos are shown on large, freestanding projection walls, in an open and interactive setting READ MORE...

NN Group Art Award 2018

Art prize for exceptional talent, won by Pauline Curnier Jardin READ MORE...

Buying Art starts at is the online portal of Art Rotterdam. 35 top Dutch galleries have joined forces and present their offering of artworks on the platform. You can filter by price range, media, museums and corporate collections. Read more...

Online Art Rotterdam catalogue at

Starting January 18. Would you like to optimally prepare for the fair, or look back at your discoveries afterwards? You can, with the online Art Rotterdam catalogue Read more...

Presentation & complimentary breakfast at Young Blood Galler

A new initiative of Galerie Ron Mandos and Groos with young, ground-breaking artists. The very first exhibition can be seen during Art Rotterdam, with work by Mirjam Vreeswijk, among others. Read more...

Lecture: restoration architect Wessel de Jonge & tour of Van Nelle Factory

Organized by Museumtijdschrift. In 2014, the Van Nelle factory was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage. Discover the monumental and architectural aspects of this building during a lecture by restoration architect Wessel de Jonge and hear how this culmination of modernism has been given a successful new purpose. Read more...

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