1st Theme
Opening in the fall

A new experimental platform dedicated to contemporary culture

The Huidenclub, a new experimental platform for contemporary culture located in a repurposed tannery, will fully open its doors in the fall. It temporarily welcomed the public during the Rotterdam Art Week with 3 inaugural art and design exhibitions.

An Open call, closing on 1 September, is now welcoming proposals for its first theme entitled SELF-ASSEMBLE. The proposals, which can be multi-disciplinary, will have to address how as a bottom-up non-institution we can self-assemble and strategically address societal and ecological justice.

Our Vision

The Huidenclub is a new workspace in Rotterdam bringing together artists, designers, and thinkers to form an inclusive creative ecosystem alongside an active public programme. Taking a holistic approach, the Huidenclub provides opportunities to further the careers of its residents while giving them opportunities to collaborate and connect. Situated in a repurposed tannery, this historic space includes studios and co-working desks, in addition to a range of production facilities. Biannual themes addressing urgent contemporary themes will invite residents and guests to take part in a programme of exhibitions, performances, talks, and screenings open to the broader public. The Huidenclub opened temporarily its doors during the Rotterdam Art Week in July 2021 with three exhibitions. It will reopen in the fall following further construction work.

Past Exhibitions
(30 June - 4 July)


Andrea Éva Györi, Traumatized Lemon, 2019. Courtesy the Artist & Galerie Wilfried Lenz.

Our inaugural art exhibition highlighted the Huidenclub’s mission to research how art can have a political and social significance at its own scale. The show investigated different ways artists are creating and shaping new social norms. How to clear a path and make your voice heard within the current power structures in place?

  • Pauline Boudry + Renate Lorenz
  • Pauline Curnier Jardin
  • Andrea Éva Györi
  • Patricia Kaersenhout
  • Janis Rafa
  • Evelyn Taocheng Wang
  • Jennifer Tee
  • Kubilay Mert Ural

The Design Deviants

Sabine Marcelis, Dawnlight. Credit Lee Wei Swee. Courtesy Victor Hunt. Dealer.

As a testimony to the city’s boom over the last few years on the design scene, a design exhibition gathered works from world-wide acclaimed Rotterdam-based designers, concentrated in a dense 20 sqm cube.

  • Laurids Gallée
  • Sabine Marcelis
  • Tim Mastik
  • Phil Procter

Anna Aagaard Jensen. Vase Shashay, 2020. Courtesy Functional Art Gallery.

Spread across the rest of the building, recent works from our future residents and furniture designers will be shown highlighting how the Huidenclub organically were grow as a community.

  • Anna Aagaard Jensen
  • Theophile Blandet
  • Jonas Lutz
  • Supertoys Supertoys
  • Pim Top
  • Johan Viladrich + Lauriane Heim

Practical information


VIP Opening
Wednesday 30 June
(upon invitation)

Opening hours during the Rotterdam Art Week:
Wednesday 30 June: 11.00 -20.00
Thursday 1 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Friday 2 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Saturday 3 July: 11.00 - 20.00
Sunday 4 July: 11.00 - 18.00

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