Art Rotterdam - discover (and buy) amazing contemporary art

Art Rotterdam - discover (and buy) amazing contemporary art

Every year, Art Rotterdam draws art, artists, and collectors from all over the world. As the premier art fair in the Netherlands, Art Rotterdam is a great opportunity to view and even purchase spectacular new art from local and international artists.

What is Art Rotterdam?

Art Rotterdam is the main art fair in the Netherlands. The annual fair provides a platform for the newest developments in visual art. In particular, the fair's focus on recent art, the variety of its participants and sections, the event's connection with the city of Rotterdam and the iconic location (Van Nelle factory) give Art Rotterdam a unique atmosphere that is unlike any other.
For an increasing number of art professionals and collectors worldwide, Art Rotterdam has become a preferred destination within the international field of art fairs. The event attracts more visitors from the Netherlands and abroad each year.

Art Rotterdam 2024

Art Rotterdam, a renowned art fair, is set to mark its 25th edition at the Van Nelle Factory for the last time from 1st to 4th February 2024. On a floor space of 10,000 m2, over a hundred leading domestic and foreign galleries will show work by upcoming and established artists. 

For its final year at the Van Nelle Factory, Art Rotterdam introduces a new section, 'Artistic Matter', alongside the 12th edition of 'Prospects', featuring works by 86 emerging artists. This edition will also present a collection of large-scale outdoor works.

New section: Artistic Matter

Artistic Matter, a highlight of the fair, emphasizes unique use of materials by artists. This year, Slovak-Rotterdam artist Tomáš Libertíny collaborates with bees to create intricate structures in beehives, blending art and nature. The project, facilitated by Lakeside Capital Partners, showcases a delicate relationship between human creativity and natural processes.


Prospects: A showcase of emerging talent

Prospects, an initiative by the Mondriaan Fund, will display a variety of art forms from 86 artists. Curated by Johan Gustavsson and Louise Bjeldbak Henriksen, the exhibition offers a snapshot of contemporary art development in the Netherlands. The works explore themes like identity, nature, and human connections, reflecting the diversity and innovation in the art world.


Spectacular outdoor installations

The entrance of the Van Nelle Factory and its surroundings will feature large-scale outdoor artworks. These include architectural and sculptural works by various artists, combining different forms of art and design to create a unique outdoor experience.


How to buy art at Art Rotterdam?

If you're an art lover or collector looking to buy art, this is also a great opportunity to do so. To check out the available art beforehand, visit The site displays the online catalogue of Art Rotterdam prior to the fair's opening. This catalogue includes all the works of art exhibited by participating galleries, including their price range, a short biography, videos and recommendations. is Art Rotterdam's online platform, specially built to support potential art buyers. The site maintains an extensive database of artworks, exhibitions, and artist profiles. More than 45 participating galleries have been chosen for their high-quality selection.

Location: Van Nelle factory


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