Artists and curators working in the field of contemporary art are invited to apply for a residency at Het Wilde Weten, Rotterdam, from December 2018 – February 2019 (3 months), or May 2018 – August 2018 (4 months).

Het Wilde Weten is an independent artist-run initiative in Rotterdam, providing artist studios, a public platform for contemporary art and an Artist-in-Residency program. The residency provides Dutch and international artists the opportunity to live and work in a studio-building amongst 16 artists. The residency program promotes cultural exchange by connecting parallel practices. Rotterdam has a vibrant art scene with many artist-run initiatives, galleries and exhibition spaces.

Het Wilde Weten is located in the heart of Rotterdam, the main museums and art centres are easily reachable on foot. On the first floor the guest artist of Het Wilde Weten has access to a 30-sqm studio that is furnished with a chair, loft bed, refrigerator, wardrobe and a large table. There is a private shower and shared toilet adjacent to the studio. Downstairs is a shared kitchen, on the second floor there’s a coffee corner. The guest artist has access to a bicycle and internet connection. Due to fire safety regulations they can only accept individual artists living in the building.

The organizers will provide support for the guest artists in connecting them with artists, curators or other agents working in their field. With that in mind the guests are asked to give an artist talk introducing them to the Rotterdam art scene and fellow HWW-members. These artist talks are often organised in cooperation with other Artist in Residence programs in Rotterdam. Upon request an exhibition/event in the 80 sqm exhibition space of Het Wilde Weten is possible (this is not included in the fee).

Costs of the guest studio at Het Wilde Weten are €375,00 per month. Het Wilde Weten can provide a letter of invitation on request in order for you to apply for funding. Email the following to

• CV (PDF)
• Portfolio (PDF)
• Link to website
• Brief description of the plans during the residency
• For which residency period you are applying

Deadline for application is 23d of October 2018

More info HERE

Viktorie Langer – Out of time

Viktorie Langer – Out of time
Het Wilde Weten – Guest artist exhibition

Saturday 27th January 2018 – 19:30 till late.
Sunday 28th January 2018 – by appointment.

“The seven paintings I made in Rotterdam are like walking the Nieuwe Binnenweg, from Albert Heijn, stop in by smooky Out of time, than to somber Delfshaven, still awareness mighty harbor few steps from you. Absorbed inspiration from city and its diversity, dissimilarity but at same moment, great interplay.”

For the last two months Het Wilde Weten has been host to artist Viktorie Langer as part of our exchange with Futura in Prague and with the support of the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.
Please join us Saturday 27th of January for a chance to see the new work she has made while in Rotterdam.

Viktorie Langer (born in 1988, Czech Republic) is primarily a painter, while also working in the media of collage, drawing, textiles and ceramics. Her striking large-sized canvases are clearly inspired by early 20th century art, rather than current trends. Yet the almost abstract work of Langer uses a very contemporary language and has a well-established signature style. The artist has introduced her work primarily in the context of the Czech independent art scene, however, she has also exhibited her work at the National Gallery in Prague, Prague Biennale 6 and at the Sør-Troms Museum in Trastad, Norway. She was finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký award 2017 and is represented by Zahorian & Van Espen Gallery.

The residency is kindly supported by Futura in Prague and the Tsjechisch Centrum, Rotterdam.

Composure – Charles Baudelaire

(The speaker addresses himself)

Lighten up, you bitch, stop being so bitter.
You lobbied for night. It falls. Right here.
The air, a haziness, wimples the town.
Peace for some, for the others the jitters.

With cranked-up hope, the plodding herd, most of us,
sapped silly by desire, that ruthlessness,
we bend in the traces and ask mortgage on remorse.
Dear, dear, glum thing, let’s hold hands. Come ‘ere.

Let’s get away. Look up. There the gone years slouch
in second-hand robes on the balcony of the sky—
over the abyss Regret breaks water, smirking.

The dead sun’s gonna pass out under the bridge.
And like a mummy’s long bandage, off to the west,
listen, sweets, listen, the double-soft dark is coming on.

Fri 8 May – Joel Autio. An Introduction


Joel Autio. An Introduction
Friday 8 May, 17:00 – 19:00 at Het Wilde Weten
Location: Het Wilde Weten, Robert Fruinstraat 35, Rotterdam. Free entry.

An introduction to the work of Joel Autio.

Winner of the Tent Academy Awards 2014, and current resident artist at Het Wilde Weten.

Join us this Friday May 8 at 17h for a talk with Joel Autio and Yasmijn Jarram (future curator Garage Rotterdam) followed by a filmscreening of Joel Autio’s film ‘Weep not for me, O Mother’. Soup will be served afterwards.

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08.12.2012 Opening Exhibition ‘ A Way of Getting Closer’ and presentation publication – Antoinette Nausikaa

Saturday 8 December, 17:00h: Opening installation & book presentation
And open: Sun 9, Sat/Sun 15-16 and Sat 22 December, 12:00-17:00h
(and by appointment, mail

Installation ‘A Way of Getting Closer’in the project space
Presentation of ‘Dear God, I am sleeping in your house’, the latest publication by Antoinette Nausikaa, realized during her residency at Het Wilde Weten.

Antoinette Nausikaa, 2012

‘My inspiration and motivation I find in our everyday environment, so often taken for granted and assumed as given. By observing the people, situations and events around me, I explore my relationship with these immediate surroundings. I work on projects in which I place myself in one specific location for longer periods of time, to be able to concentrate on and relate to a subject. The basis of the work consists of photographs, drawings, text and videos from which I later create publications and installations. In my work I try to show that ordinary life is nothing other than our Human Existence itself. Thus encouraging a unfamiliar fresh look at this world, to what is seemingly so obvious. By giving shape to universal curiosity, vulnerability, wonder and enchantment, but also to doubt, disruption and putting oneself in perspective.’

Antoinette Nausikaa (1973 NL) graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2004. In 2009 and 2010 she attended the Rijksacademy in Amsterdam. To develop her work she travelled to many places such as Tokyo Sumida-Ku, Madrid Parque de Las Tetas, Xiamen CCA, Shizuoka Mt Fuji, New York Bronx and the Meetfactory in Prague.
Antoinette’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in museums and art spaces such as Kunstraum Dusseldorf, Kunstschloss Ringenberg, Meetfactory Prague, Photography Museum Huis Marseille Amsterdam. Her works are present in collections such as DNB (Dutch Central Bank), Huis Marseille Museum of Photography and LUMC Leiden amongst others.

Antoinette was artist in residence at Het Wilde Weten from August until December 2012.

A blog about her work and process







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