Solo presentations mark fourth edition of international Amsterdam Drawing fair

The fourth edition of Amsterdam Drawing takes place from 17 to 20 September and distinguishes by a remarkably high number of solo exhibitions including Amsterdam’s first official city draughtsman Hamid el Kanbouhi (Morocco) for Galerie Nouvelles Images. The drawing event stands unique in it’s approach to presenting contemporary works on paper at an intimately staged fair.

Livingstone Gallery will stage a solo exhibition by Raquel Maulwurf (Spain). Two Venice Biennale participants will be featured at the fair: Herman de Vries at Art Affairs (Amsterdam) and the much-talked-about Russian artist Olga Chernysheva at Diehl gallery (Berlin). Arno Kramer of the Drawing Centre Diepenheim will compile a special exhibition of works from the various galleries at the fair. Amsterdam Drawing 2015 will take place in a temporary pavilion at the NDSM-werf in Amsterdam Noord.

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Solo exhibitions at Amsterdam Drawing 2015

Galerie Nouvelles Images will present a solo show of new work by Hamid el Kanbouhi. Dieuwke Spaans – who has participated in exhibitions including Museum Arnhem’s Realms of Memory in the past year – will exhibit at tegenboschvanvreden. Livingstone Gallery will devote its space to work by Raquel Maulwurf, whose art was recently on view at Museum de Fundatie and Rijksmuseum Twenthe. Works of Joris Geurts will be on view at Slewe Gallery and Paul van Esch & Partners will feature a solo show by William Copley, who has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art and Whitney Museum of American Art in New York and the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. Frank Taal gallery will exhibit Georg Bohle’s imaginary cityscapes, and Torch Gallery will show 150 self-portraits by Philip Akkerman.

It’s important to us to give new galleries a chance to present themselves but also to offer established galleries from around the world a place where works on paper are of paramount importance.The same is true for the artists whose work will be on view. For instance, Dűrst Britt & Mayhew from The Hague will show work by the promising young artist Sybren Renema, Borzo Modern & Contemporary Art will feature artists including Jan Schoonhoven, and Galerie Jean Brolly from Paris will exhibit the important French Zero artist Bernard Aubertin. Cityscapes will show work by architects as well as artists, and Gabriel Rolt will feature work by artists including the provocative Jake & Dinos Chapman.Hans Gieles

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A fair for connoisseurs and new collectors

Amsterdam Drawing has been a great success since its launch in 2012. The fair has gained renown for the high quality of the art and for its intimate atmosphere, lauded by experts left and right with high praising comments. The ambition of the fair is (currently) to remain small and accessible, rather than growing out of proportion as fairs tend to become. In doing so, it feels less like a fair and more like a good day out for drawing enthusiasts and collectors who appreciate the special focus on original works on paper. Nevertheless, Amsterdam Drawing appeals to seasoned collectors as well as those just beginning to buy; works on paper generally cost less than paintings.


Pius Fox, Lichtfaltung, 2015

Pius Fox, Lichtfaltung, 2015

Masahiko Kuwahari, Noon, 1997

Masahiko Kuwahari, Noon, 1997

Dutch participants

Slewe Gallery, Galerie Ramakers, Marian Cramer Projects, Dűrst Britt & Mayhew, Borzo Modern & Contemporary Art, Dapiran Art Project Space, Canvas Contemporary, C&H Art Space, Galerie Nouvelles Images, Torch Gallery, Galerie Gabriel Rolt, Willem Baars Projects, Gerhard Hofland, R&R Reuten Galerie, Ron Lang Art, Galerie Rianne Groen, Cokkie Snoei, Livingstone Gallery, Art Affairs, Galerie Maurits van de Laar, Phoebus, Galerie van den Berge, Witteveen Visual Art Centre, Cityscapes Gallery, Rob de Vries Gallery & Projects, Hein Elferink Contemporary Art, tegenboschvanvreden, Rento Brattinga Galerie, Mini Galerie, Galerie Frank Taal. PS Projectspace, Kers Gallery, Paul van Esch & Partners, Billytown.

Foreign participants

Gallery Side 2 (Tokyo), Dam Gallery (Berlin), Tomio Koyama Gallery (Tokyo), LMAKprojects (New York), Galerie Bernard Jordan (Paris, Zurich, Berlin), Galerie Réjane Louin (Locquirec, France), Galleri Tom Christoffersen (Copenhagen), Galerie Martin Kudlek (Cologne), Patrick Heide Contemporary Art (London), Diehl (Berlin). Petra Rinck Galerie (Düsseldorf), Kristof de Clercq Gallery (Ghent, Belgium), Galerie Martin Mertens (Berlin), Rupert Pfab (Dusseldorf), Galerie Jean Brolly (Paris), Bernhard Knaus Fine Art (Frankfurt).The Amsterdam Drawing 2015 team consists of Hans Gieles, Joost Coers and Judith de Bruijn.

The Amsterdam Drawing 2015 team consists of Hans Gieles, Joost Coers and Judith de Bruijn.


Our world owes much to drawing. The alphabet, celestial navigation, education, architecture, all children of the simple abstraction of a line and our infinite capacity for its interpretation. For an artist it is the most elementary of expressions. Once on paper, a stroke can never be undone. I discovered my love for the subtleties and versatility of the art form when I was campaigning for 1000 Drawings Amsterdam in 2011-2013. It has held me captive ever since. I am myself a novice and an enthusiast and I want to bring drawing professionals and people like me closer together, while promoting drawing to new audiences.

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