Mondrian Moves

Kunstmuseum Den Haag
02 April 2022 till 25 September 2022

This year it is 150 years since the birth of one of the greatest artists of the 20th century, Piet Mondrian (1872-1944). Kunstmuseum Den Haag, whose Mondrian collection, numbering over 300 items, is the largest in the world, cannot let this pass unnoticed. In 2017 the museum showed all the Mondrians in its collection for the first time in a major retrospective. To mark this year’s anniversary, Benno Tempel and curator Caro Verbeek have created an exhibition exploring Mondrian’s inspiring relationships with friends and fellow artists of his time, and his role as a source of inspiration to many artists who came after him.


Rotterdam, 18 May – 22 May ’22


During Art Rotterdam 2022, Upstream Gallery proudly presents a group presentation of work by Frank Ammerlaan, Raymond Barion, David Haines, Ronald Ophuis and Dennis Rudolph.



Frank Ammerlaan
Marc Bijl
Bram Braam
Claudia Mann
Hester Oerlemans
Rutger de Vries
Natalia Stachon
LAGE EGAL [GW34/35] Greifswalder Str 34 10405 Berlin
19 Mar – 16 Apr 2022

Art Basel Miami

Simões de Assis, Booth G02

Ascânio MMM, Carmelo Arden Quin, Emanoel Araujo, Frank Ammerlaan, Gonçalo Ivo, Juan Parada, Judith Lauand, Julia Kater, León Ferrari, Lygia Clark, Marina Weffort, Mestre Didi, Miguel Bakun, Niobe Xandó, Rubem Valentim, Sérgio Camargo, Willys de Castro, Zéh Palito


november 30 – december 04, 2021

Miami Beach Convention Center
1901 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139


Heden Recollected


During The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend 2021, Heden shows an exciting mix of work from its own collection in the exhibition Heden Recollected. Works by artists such as Marlene Dumas, Tomas Rajilich, Cas Oorthuys and Frank Ammerlaan. In addition, there is work by young talents such as Mickey Yang, Joeri Woudstra and Robin Whitehouse.

8th of July, 2021



Denneweg 14a
2514 CG Den Haag



An object that gives in is actually stronger than one that resists. 1

BODY ARMOR is Frank Ammerlaan’s fourth solo exhibition at Upstream Gallery. Since his last exhibition Particles of Dust in 2017 Ammerlaan’s chief medium became the world’s physical matter, excavated from the ground or fallen down from the sky.

The exhibition title borrows its name from a series of Ammerlaan’s leadworks, realised in a material that is contaminated with meaning, poisonous and alchemical. Lead, used as protection from radiation in hospitals and nuclear power plants, chemically is the end result of millions of years of decay of the unstable Uranium element. According to Ammerlaan, ‘physically the material is soft and seems to be as malleable as reality itself, whilst being used to protect the flesh against its former radioactive self’. The square lead tiles overlap in rudimentary landscapes to construct spherical, protective layers, akin to an armour or a roof. Through the process of alchemical transformation, which stretches over time, lead creates resistance against its own radiative movement.

dr Malgorzata Misniakiewicz , art historian and curator.

1. Öyvind Fahlström, Claes Oldenburg: Skulpturer och Teckningar, Published by Moderna Museet, Stockholm (1966)

Open: 31.10.20 – 17.12.20
Opening: 31.10.20

Upstream Gallery, Kloveniersburgwal 95, NL-1011 KB Amsterdam


‘SGABELLO COLLECTION: In Search of the Miraculous’

Prive collectie Casper van der Kruk
6 september – 29 november 2020

Jennifer Tee, Bob Eikelboom, Isabelle Andriessen, Daniël van Straalen, Josefin Arnell, Thomas Albdorf, Nobuyoshi Araki, Frank Ammerlaan, David Bade, Yael Bartana, Letizia Battaglia, Hans Op de Beeck, Guillaume Bijl, Marinus Boezem, Melanie Bonajo, Pieter Hugo, Dirk Braeckman, Sander Breure en Witte van Hulzen, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Tom Callemin, Tom Claassen, Jan de Cock, Fabrizio Cotognini, Pauline Curnier Jardin, Amie Dicke, Marcel van Eeden, Ed van der Elsken, Johan Tahon, Ron Galella, Douglas Gordon, Pavel Grosu, David Haines, Rens Horn, Marguerite Humeau, Folkert de Jong, Isaac Julien, Klaas Kloosterboer, Job Koelewijn, Meiro Koizumi, Sven Kroner, Gabriel Lester, Alexandra Leykauf, Erik van Lieshout, Pere Llobera, Bertien van Manen, Eoin McHugh, Awoiska van der Molen, Robby Müller, Muntean & Rosenblum, Simone Mussat Sartor, Navid Nuur, Michael Wolf, Ulf Puder, Florian & Michael Quistrebert, Tanja Ritterbex, Andre Roiter, Maria Roosen, Maaike Schoorel, Shirana Shabazi, Steve Shapiro, Gé Karel van der Sterren, Berend Strik, Ulay, Stephan Vanfleteren, Marijke van Warmerdam

Curator: Liesbeth Willems

Project Space On The Inside
tt. Melaniaweg 1
1033 ST Amsterdam




02/06/2020 to 05/07/2020

Simões de Assis, Curitiba, Brazil


Art Rotterdam


Upstream Gallery is glad to participate in the Main Section of Art Rotterdam 2020 with a group presentation of contemporary painting by a.o. Frank Ammerlaan, Constant Dullaart, Alicia Framis, David Haines, Noor Nuyten, Florian and Michael Quistrebert, Tabor Robak and Dennis Rudolph.


Rotterdam, 5 Feb – 9 Feb ’20



Simões de Assis Galeria de Arte, São Paulo

Artists: André Azevedo , Eliane Prolik , Frank Ammerlaan , Geraldo de Barros , José Bechara , Juan Parada , Julia Kater , Luiz Schwanke , Rodrigo Torres.


28/01/2020 to 07/03/2020


Art Brussels


Upstream Gallery proudly presents a duo presentation of paintings and sculpture by Frank Ammerlaan and Florian & Michael Quistrebert.

While painting is usually considered the most traditional form of art, these artists continue to reinvent the medium through their use of unconventional materials and techniques.



They call it Iron Mountain, and in its eye sockets gleams a frozen stare. *
30 March – 11 May 2019
Rua Sarandi, 113A 01414-010 | São Paulo | Brazil

*Mortal Engines, Stanislaw Lem


Trouble in Paradise, Kunsthal Rotterdam


Open: Feb. 7 – May 26, 2019

In the spring of 2019, the Kunsthal Rotterdam will be presenting ‘Trouble in Paradise’, an extraordinary selection of contemporary art works from the private collection of art collector Rattan Chadha (1949, Delhi). This private collection – known as the KRC Collection – will be presented at the Kunsthal to a wide audience for the very first time. At the heart of his collection is the human condition, with art that gets under your skin. From sex, drugs and rock ’n roll to deep melancholy and abstraction. In short: ‘Trouble in Paradise’!

‘Trouble in Paradise’ will feature a selection of over seventy works – varying from paintings and sculptures to installations and video art – by internationally renowned artists such as Gilbert&George, Francis Picabia, Thomas Hirschhorn, Marlene Dumas and Jack Whitten. Also represented are many well-known Dutch artists, including Frank Ammerlaan, Marcel van Eeden, Marc Bijl, Folkert de Jong and Rafaël Rozendaal.

Kunsthal Rotterdam
Museumpark, Westzeedijk 341, 3015 AA Rotterdam, Netherlands


Out of Office, Kunstschatten uit bedrijven

11th December – 7th April 2019 in Singer Laren

Onder de titel Out of Office. Kunstschatten uit bedrijven, biedt Singer Laren in samenwerking met de Vereniging Bedrijfscollecties Nederland (VBCN) van 11 december t/m 7 april een verrassend kunsthistorisch overzicht van 75 jaar Nederlandse kunst uit bedrijfscollecties.

Met werken van kunstenaars als Frank Ammerlaan, Karel Appel, Marlene Dumas, Armando, Jan Schoonhoven, Folkert de Jong, René Daniëls enz

Singer Laren
Oude Drift 1
1251 BS Laren



Frank Ammerlaan is nominated, together with Raquel van Haver and Sam Samiee, for the 11th edition of the biennial Wolvecampprijs.

The jury consists of chairman Edwin Jacobs (director Dortmunder U), Anne Wenzel (visual artist), Özkan Cölpinar (member of the Culture Council), Krist Gruijthuijsen (director KW Berlin) and Ralph Keuning (director De Fundatie). They wanted to make a statement by nominating three artists who work in their own way within the tradition of painting.

The Wolvecampprijs is a biennial national prize for painting and was created in 1998 as a tribute to the painter Theo Wolvecamp, member of the Cobra movement, and painting in general.

On Saturday, September 29, at the opening of the presentation of the three nominees in Hengelo, the jury will decide who will be the winner of 2018.




25th Aug – 30th Sept

Frank Ammerlaan, Niek Hendrix, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Gabriel Lester, Navid Nuur, Wouter Paijmans, Maaike Schoorel, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Jennifer Tee, Guido van der Werve

Curated by Daria Kravchuk and Gijs Stork

Smena, Center of Modern Culture, Kazan, Russia



De Meest Eigentijdse Schilderijen Tentoonstelling / The Most Contemporary Paintings Exhibition

Opening: 6th of July
Open: 1 July 2018 t/m 7 October 2018

The title of the exhibition refers to a painting by René Daniëls. It shows that painting is still very current and alive. Almost thirty Dutch artists show a selection of their most recent work.

Frank Ammerlaan, Philip Akkerman, Tjebbe Beekman, Morgan Betz, Marlene Dumas, Ricardo van Eyk, Bob Eikelboom, Gijs Frieling, Fons Haagmans, RaQuel van Haver, Natasja Kensmil, Carla Klein, Klaas Kloosterboer, Jacco Olivier, Ronald Ophuis, Jan van der Ploeg, Thomas Raat, Michael Raedecker, Rafaël Rozendaal, Han Schuil, Esther Tielemans, Sarah Verbeek, Toon Verhoef, Helen Verhoeven, Emo Verkerk, Willem Weismann, Robert Zandvliet, Ina van Zyl

Dordrechts Museum, Museumstraat 40, Dordrecht, The Netherlands




Opening: 28th of June
Open: 1st  July – 9th September 2018

This summer the monastery of Museum Catharijneconvent celebrates its 550th year with the exhibition Shelter. Works by international contemporary artists entering a surprising exchange with the monastery and the precious collection.

Frank Ammerlaan, Daan van Golden, Marlene Dumas, Damien Hirst, Jan Taminiau, Carl Andre, Danh Vo, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Duane Hanson, Kerry James Marshal, Pieter d’Hont, Peter Vos, Ad Dekkers, Robert Longo, Roy Villevoye & Jan Dietvorst, Nola Hatterman, Pauline Curnier Jardin, James Lees Byars, Janis Rafa, Douglas Gordon.

Guest curator: Bart Rutten (artistic director Centraal Museum Utrecht)

Lange Nieuwstraat 38, 3512 PH Utrecht, Netherlands


Avesso Viés


Frank Ammerlaan, André Azevedo, Daniel Albuquerque, Daniel Senise, Janina McQuoid, Jarbas Lopes, Jessica Mein, Lucio Fontana, Marina Weffort, Nelson Leirner, Tonico Lemos Auad, Yuli Yamagat

Curated by Paulo Miyada (Instituto Tomie Ohtake)

Opening: 9th of June, 11 am, open: 9th of June – 21 July ’18

SIM Galeria, Sao Paulo, Rua Sarandi, 113A 01414-010 | São Paulo | SP +55 11 3062-8980 info@simgaleria.com





5th – 29th July

Frank Ammerlaan, Niek Hendrix, Saskia Noor van Imhoff, Gabriel Lester, Navid Nuur, Wouter Paijmans, Maaike Schoorel, Sarah van Sonsbeeck, Jennifer Tee, Guido van der Werve

Curated by Daria Kravchuk and Gijs Stork

Triumph Gallery, Moscow


SP-ARTE 2018

April 11 -15

Bienal Pavilion
Parque Ibirapuera, portão 3
Avenida Pedro Álvares Cabral, s/n
São Paulo, Brazil




Another Dimension

10 year anniversary exhibition of Nest.

Frank Ammerlaan, Nicky Assmann, Boris de Beijer, Semâ Bekirovic, Mischa Daams, Gabriel Lester, Keisuke Matsuura, Panamarenko, Oscar Peters, Gabey Tjon a Tham

Opening: Friday 12th of January

Open: 13th January – 11th March 2018,

By: Zoro Feigl 

Nest, De Constant Rebecqueplein 20B, Den Haag


“Alle materie kan, in de juiste omstandigheden, tot iets organisch uitgroeien. We kunnen dus zeggen dat het leven in de kiem aanwezig is in alle stof” – Konstantin Tsiolkovsky, negentiende-eeuwse Sovjet raketgeleerde. 

In Another Dimension stapt het onzichtbare voor even in het licht. Achter dingen die ongezien blijven, of juist zo groot zijn dat ze als abstracties op ons overkomen, schuilt de uitkomst van de kunstwerken. Another Dimension brengt kunstenaars samen die putten uit de verste hoeken van de kosmos en die liefde koesteren voor het fictieve, utopische en buitenaardse. Gefascineerd door elementaire vragen zetten zij het experiment in, vastberaden te achterhalen hoe de wereld van de materie functioneert.

Another Dimension en Infinity zijn gelijktijdig te bezoeken van 12 januari t/m 11 maart op het De Constant Rebecqueplein. De tentoonstellingen luiden het tienjarig jubileum van Nest in.



Jubilee exhibition Dordrechts Museum, De Scheffer Award


To mark the 175th anniversary of the Dordrechts Museum Association and the Dordrechts Museum

A presentation with works by previous winners of the Scheffer Award: Frank Ammerlaan, Kim van Norren, Joost Krijnen, Elspeth Diederix and Charlotte Dumas.




Upstream Gallery, Amsterdam

3 October – 14 November

Upstream Gallery is very proud to announce its relocation to a 17th century grand canal house in Amsterdam’s city centre.


Bienal de Curitiba ’17, Oscar Niemeyer Museum, Brazil



30th Sept 2017 – 25th Feb 2018

Artist: Frank Ammerlaan, Brent Wadden, Flávia Vieira, Iván Argote, Julia Kater, Leonor Antunes, Nicolás Robbio, Paulo Whitaker, Richard Serra, Rodrigo Torres, Sol Pipkin, Tobias Putrih

Curator: Marta Mestre