About Refresh


Refresh Amsterdam is a biennial initiative of Amsterdam Museum in which contemporary makers with an artistic practise give their perception on metropolitan themes. The first edition is organised in collaboration with De Appel, CBK Zuidoost, Compagnietheater, OSCAM, Rijksakademie, SEXYLAND en The Black Archives.


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For the first edition of Refresh Amsterdam, a visual identity was developed with the patterns by United Painting (Marije Lytske Hester) in collaboration with design studio Multitude and photographer Kevin Osepa.

Curator Refresh Amsterdam

Imara Limon

Project team

Barbara Brian, Maurice Seleky, Imara Limon, Imke Ruigrok, Carlota Font Castelló, Dania Awin.

Dutton R. Hauhart, Jennifer Steetskamp

Collaborating partners
De Appel, CBK Zuidoost, Compagnietheater, OSCAM, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, SEXYLAND, The Black Archives.

Selection committee 
Abdelkader Benali, Aukje Dekker & Arthur van Beek (SEXYLAND), Marian Duff (OSCAM), Mitchell Esajas (The Black Archives), Imara Limon (Amsterdam Museum), Clayde Menso (Compagnietheater), Emily Pethick (Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten), David Smeulders & Monika Szewczyk (de Appel), Annet Zondervan (CBK Zuidoost).

Tyna Adebowale, Goeun Bae, Brian Elstak, Camara Gueye, Antonio José Guzman, Nicoline van Harskamp, Raquel van Haver, Tja Ling Hu, Daniel Jacoby, Elisa van Joolen, KIP Republic, Bas Kosters, Yunjoo Kwak, Jaasir Linger, Tirzo Marta, Suat Öğüt, Kevin Osepa, Antonis Pittas, Judith Quax, Simon(e) van Saarloos, Tamara Shogaolu, The Shadows Assembly, Dustin Thierry, United Painting, We Sell Reality.

Refresh Amsterdam is supported by 
Mondriaan Fonds, Stimuleringsfonds creatieve industrie, Prins Bernhard Cultuurfonds Noord-Holland, Fonds 21, Pictoright Fonds and Fundatie Van den Santheuvel, Sobbe.

Various works have been supported by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst and Stichting Stokroos.

Amsterdam Museum is structurally supported by
Gemeente Amsterdam and BankGiro Loterij


Amsterdam Museum has made every effort to obtain appropriate permission to present the material shown on this website. However, the nature of this material is such that in some cases we were unable to find the identity or location of the rights owners. For inquiries relating to these rights please contact Amsterdam Museum.

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