Naderson St Pierre - Painter


May 31st – June 12th

by Naderson St Pierre

“What’s Yo Life Like?”, an exhibition featuring several works by Naderson Saint Pierre. These artworks are the result of Naderson’s recent – and first – residency experience in Europe.

Naderson completed a two-week residency at La Maison de Beaumont in the South of France, where he produced nine new pieces. Following this, he traveled to Amsterdam and collaborated with ARC Amsterdam and Tilla Tec Creative Hub. Tilla Tec provided Naderson with a studio space, and in return, he will paint a mural on one of the club’s walls and conduct live-painting events in the club’s restaurant and on the terrace. ARC Amsterdam provided their gallery to exhibit the work as well as securing the studio space at Tilla Tec.

Naderson wanted to capture a specific environment within his work: “it’s going to be about the life of an artist, or the journey of the artist. I want to exhibit everything – even the sketches. People usually see the finished products but not the process or the mistakes that the artist makes.”

To help emulate the life of an artist, ARC Amsterdam set-up the exhibition to reflect an artist’s studio. Artworks are placed on the walls of the space with paper tape rather than frames, fully exposing the unframed canvases to the visitors. Furthermore, the loft area of the space was transformed to recreate Naderson’s studio space at Tilla Tec. Paintbrushes, canvases, oils and paint tubes scattered across a large table and the floor. The “studio” space also serves to exhibit the imperfections, mistakes and unfinished works that are found in an artist’s life.

exhibit second nature


December 8th – January 8th

May contain traces of… by Giulia Pompilj and Polina Slavova 

‘May contain traces of…’ explores the journey of the rice grain and its impact on cultural preservation, identity, product and human trades, and ingredient commodification. This food anthropological study challenges our understanding of consumption by intersecting geopolitics, food, and visual art.

Through a tableware collection, the exhibition visually narrates the historical trajectory of rice within the borders of Suriname– a former Dutch colony. Focusing on three specific rice varieties between the 16th to the 20th century. May contain traces of…’ offers an insight into our present reality. Through scientific research, artefacts, and captivating stories, the exhibition invites visitors to explore the intertwined narratives of cultural preservation, identity, market and power dynamics.

Mieso by Arne Hendriks

Miso (Or “mieso” as the Dutch ancestors might have written it) is a fermented bean paste that has its origin in Japan. It comes from a time in which Japanese meals existed mainly out of plants, with the exception of an occasional piece of fish. The Dutch cuisine, on the other hand, has always run on animal based proteins (a diet packed with meat and dairy).

In 1609 a trade bond was established between these 2 countries with very different tastes, and it lasted for over 400 years. In these 400 years of exchanging goods, the Netherlands has been one of the countries who introduced meat and milk in Japan. However, during that time, miso didn’t make it into the Dutch kitchen.

Now, 400 years later, as a plant based diet becomes more and more a part of a sustainable future, the Dutch seem to struggle. You can imagine that this protein transition isn’t easy for a country whose foundation is built on animal based proteins.

But  what if it wasn’t? What if 400 years ago, miso DID make it to the Dutch kitchen? What if the Dutch were open to learning from the Japanese plant based food knowledge back then?

(UN)KNOWN by Sergio de Randamie

Food is creativity. With these 6 ingredients you can make thousands of dishes. 

You try and try and suddenly you have found the right touch. Ingredients who are never the star of the plate, but without them there is no flavor. Where art meets food and put a spotlight on the (UN)KNOWN  heroes.

exhibit - hustle


October 5th – November 17th

by Stijn de Vries

Being young is scary, delightful, nerve-wracking, amazing, and overwhelming all at once. Because when are you good enough? When does the eternal struggle with yourself end, and are you satisfied with how you’ve arranged your young life? In ‘HUSTLE’, photographer, presenter, and journalist Stijn de Vries explores that.

On the walls of ARC Amsterdam, you see big eyes, tape, paper, grains, skin, color. The work of De Vries (25) is a celebration of youth. It is an illustration of the strength and uncertainty that the new generations feel about what lies ahead. Because do you remember when you were twelve and thought that twenty-somethings had it all figured out? And then suddenly you’re ‘adult’ yourself, with unfinished goals, big dreams, and deep insecurities. De Vries thinks about it daily. He works (hard), goes out (often), visits (regularly) family, hopes (someday) for love, has (many) questions and (very) few answers. Through his photography, he tries to find an answer to his question: when am I done?

In ‘HUSTLE’, everyone can be who they want to be. Everyone is beautiful, young, fleeting, ambitious, occasionally queer. You can see it immediately in the images from the young photographer’s oeuvre: De Vries prefers to shoot analog, with people outdoors. But also indoors, when he flashes his models making them look like deer in the headlights, he manages to visualize his vision: young heads full of dreams.

Because what remains of you if you no longer have dreams?


August 18th – September 28th

by Miguel Gori

SHORES is a poetic impression of beach shores all over the world. It’s the area right next to the sea, and it can be sandy, rocky and dramatic. Many people enjoy the shores in different ways. Because the people are  photographed from a distance the scenery becomes like a postcard.

Almost a silent tribute to these wonderful shores.


April 21st – June 21st

Multiple artists and professionals will showcase their work and inspire attendees based on the theme of Nature’s Dream. During these weeks, we have organized various workshops focused on the theme of Earth Month, with Arkive and Tankstation.

Roughly in between – Miguel Gori

The “Roughly in between” exhibition is a showcase of photographs taken by Miguel Gori, featuring nature as the central theme. However, the exhibition also includes a new project where Miguel, Lia en Lydia combine fashion and nature in a unique way. Each photograph in the exhibition tells its own unique story, but when viewed together, they form a cohesive narrative that takes the viewer on a journey through the natural world. Gori’s skill as a photographer lies in his ability to not only capture the physical beauty of nature and fashion, but also to convey the emotions and atmosphere surrounding each scene.Overall, “Roughly in between” is a celebration of the beauty and wonder of nature, and a reminder of the importance of preserving it for future generations.Fashion Lia Tempert Hair&make-up Lydia Leloux Models : Roos, Tess (Skin models)

Shrink me down, I’m going out – Rebecka Hultman

At the crossroads of reality and fantasy, Shrink me down, I’m going out captures a moment of transformation that is shared between the Young-Girl and the princesses she grew up watching on TV. Preparing her for her grand reveal, song birds carry her new outfit through the window. As she drinks a beer in front of her only mirror, her favorite pair of underwear is drying on a hanger. Using digital 3d-modeling as a direct manifestation of the freedom of one’s imagination, these objects carry a toy-like quality when translated into reality.The digital realm is unbothered by laws of physics and human touch. A tension is created between the dreamed mise en scenes and the inherent limitations of their materialization.


March 31st – April 21st

We are excited to announce our event focused on unity and bringing people together. We believe that in these times it is more important than ever to come together as a community and celebrate our creativity. This event is open to everyone who is interested in unity and inclusivity. Whether you come from different backgrounds, cultures, or beliefs, we welcome you to join us. We can’t wait to celebrate ‘The Art of Unity’. Ass well Bonnie Ogilvie will be exhibiting her work.

Bonnie Ogilvie: As a designer I am working with the Scottish tartan as a means of communication to which I apply ‘my language’. The Tartan is a form of a visual language: it communicates status, family ties and region. I translate my emotions, findings, observations and frustrations visually. I use the structures of Tartan with color, lines and prints as support.


February 17th – March 17th

ARC Amsterdam is happy to announce their upcoming event NEXT GEN – February 17th – March 17th.
NEXT GEN gives young creatives a stage to present their art, passion and creativity. As well a place to talk about mindset and personal growth.
NEXT GEN also hosts talks, discussions and meet ups with the creatives. Stay tuned to ARC Amsterdam for more information. Or DM us if you want to participate.
ARC Amsterdam – find your creativity –


December 9th 2022 – February 16th

Miguel Gori – Mickwell

CMYK* is an observation about the contrast of color. Color can be found everywhere, even in the most dark non-color environments. Contrary to that, on one of his journeys to Europe, Miguel was surprised by the absence of color on the facades of brands with the most colorful collections. By bringing the two projects together in opposite walls the contrast is even bigger.*CMYK refers to the four ink plates used in some color printing: cyan, magenta, yellow, and key (black). It refers to his time as an art director of a printed magazine.———Miguel Gori is an experienced art director, creative director and photographer with a great eye for detail based in Amsterdam.After splitting his time between Italy and the Netherlands in his youth, Miguel first completed Art School in Italy, and subsequently attended the Art Academy Sint Joost in Breda. Following his studies, Miguel started his career as art director for Esprit and Mexx. The following years, inspired by the fashion environment, Miguel became a successful photographer. For several years, he worked for the leading national and international fashion magazines and brands.With this experience in mind, Miguel co-founded an international multimedia agency, named Solar Initiative. In its cross-media field, where commercial assignments and art alternated and merged, Solar Initiative had several award-winning projects and multiple exhibitions. Some examples are the Red Dot Award, the European Design Award, and the Mercurs Award. As an art director, Miguel’s highlight was, when he was asked to become Art Director of the Dutch Vogue. For six years, he developed and took care of the brand and magazine in the Netherlands.After his period with Vogue, Miguel decided to turn his focus fully back on his first passion: photography. Of course, now using his extensive knowledge of art and fashion. He is able to see beauty and a story in unexpected places and catches these moments with a strong graphic eye.———