Portfolio Category "Art & Public Space"

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Welcome Stranger

Flags are often used in our cultural rituals: e.g. to celebrate something, on memorial days, in sports, to mark a location or to point out a site. When entering a harbour, ships and the authorities on shore would exchange welcome […]

Ausfegen …

This project entails a series of installations created from left-over signs and banners which were collected from large public demonstrations. The work is an homage to Joseph Beuys, in reference to his similar ’’action“ on May 1, 1972 in Berlin. […]


The first Ringbiënnale festival has surpassed the expectations of the organizers and pleasantly surprised the audience. “I got a picture of the Haarlemmermeer polder, it is more than straightforward. If you walk on the Ringdijk one can see huge surprises.” […]

Nieuwe Domeinen

In May and June 2004 the manifestation Nieuwe Domeinen took place in the Staatsliedenburt in Amsterdam. It was the first time that such an event had been organized in the field of art, urban planning and architecture in this neighbourhood. […]

Zidane’s Melancholie

Zidane’s Melancholy was the title of a site-specific exhibition project using new multi-media work by seven international artists to interrogate and test the museum as an institution, inside and outside. The artistic approach was centered around the history of the […]

Artwalk Amsterdam

Artwalk, founded by Holger Nickisch, was an artist’s initiative that specialised in projects for the public space, art in neighbourhoods or art in the streets. Artwalk operated as a point of convergence where current developments in contemporary art, context-specific social […]


Commissioned by the municipality of Amsterdam Holger Nickisch transformed in Nieuw West (PUNT) a wasteland closed to the Dijkgraafplein into a temporary meeting point for the multicultural residents of that neighborhood. In collaboration with the theater maker Christiaan Mooij they […]

Atelier Malkovich

Atelier Malkovich presented the results of a competition among architects, architecture schools, artists and designers : ‘Design an innovative and functional studio building that fits the challenging position of a contemporary artist today.’ The eight winning maquettes were built in […]


Based on a survey of tiny mobile housing constructions, my own experience with art projects in the public space and an ongoing series of interviews with participating artists (started in spring 2006) the movable unit ME / folly became reality. […]

Boardmember Stichting Nieuw en Meer

Foundation Nieuw en Meer is a large studio complex on the outskirts of Amsterdam . The extensive grounds of 3.7 acres are sandwiched between the west side of Amsterdam and Schiphol airport. On a floor space of approx. 9000m2 are […]