Artists from all over the globe can apply for a working period of up to 3 months at Florijn 42. BijlmAIR is organised in cooperation with Centre for Visual Art Southeast (CBK Zuidoost) and Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA). Residents are directly confronted with the transnational and intercultural society of Amsterdam Southeast and are asked to propose work that specifically addresses the space and its characteristics. They are furthermore expected to present their practice to the public during the yearly overview exhibition at CBK Zuidoost and are invited to participate in activities of FLAT on specific occasions. Presentations by each of the residents take place in Florijn 42, as well as in SMBA and CBK Zuidoost.

Next to the BijlmAIR residency FLAT invites an artist, or a group of artists, to live and work in the FLATSTATION in the frame of the FLAT residency programme at least once a year

In the fall 2015, FLAT and CBKZO have physically parted ways in the residency programme collaboration and sharing of the project space at Florijn 42. Find CBKZO's new project space for residencies not far away at Heesterveld Creative Community for their exciting forthcoming programme there.
At the same time FLAT has been generously awarded a stipend to pursue our Events Programme from the Summer till March 2016 by Mondriaan Fund's support to small scale art initiatives in the Netherlands. Find our events on the Events Page and our Facebook Page and come meet us at for upcoming events at FLAT Station, FLorijn 42.



Carla Donauer and Christian Odzuck (DE) | An Image of Dystopia

Carla Carla Donauer is a writer, researcher and curator based in Cologne, Germany. In her practice she embraces research and production as part of her curatorial line, addressing notions of urban space, architecture, performance and artistic practices that encounter the boundaries between different art forms. Christian Odzuck is a visual artist based in Düsseldorf, Germany. His interest lies in the processes of perception and the question of how reality emerges from that process in the context of society, politics and economy. By questioning the processes and mechanism of perception, he develops concepts and ideas, which are interacting or changing realities. In his work he analyses visible or hidden structures and levels, in order to transfer them into an aesthetic system.
Together, Carla and Christian share an interest in urban planning, modern architecture and the social structures that are articulated in them. During their residency they collaborated on a curatorial and artistic research on public space and the potential of the positivistic modernist promise of architecture, which eventually turned into an image of dystopia. The research subject addressed questions of urban structures in the area of the Bijlmer and its architectural articulation and social environment.

Ryts Monet (IT) | (part II)

During the first introduction to Amsterdam Southeast earlier in 2015, Enrico di Napoli, aka Ryts Monet, initiated to explore the role of  sports in the neighbourhood and in de community: how does football unite a neighbourhood or a group of people, and what symbolism is related to this? Proceeding his research into the social tissue of the area, Monet found his interest grew to explore yet another binding element in the social tissue: music and hiphop.
As a former graffiti writer and punk scene enthusiast in his teens, Monet connects his own artistic practice to subcultures and local communities to investigate how structures of identity relate to the social (in)coherence of a place. Being Italian and pursuing his research in Amsterdam Southeast he found himself confronted with the problem of language to fully connect to the hiphop scenes. Working with interpretors and FLAT residents to make new connections didn't resolve the entire issue of understanding, yet it prompted a new direction of investigating what the most essential elements of hiphop culture and music are: energy, attitude and passion. He organised a Battle of the Bijlmer on October 2, 2015, inviting musicians, rappers, rookie singers and local heavywights from the area to partake in a rap battle in their native language.

Martin La Roche (CL) | White Elephant Bibliotheke

In his practice Martin La Roche explores the possibility of doing research in non-directional time. According to the Epicurean idea of clinamen atoms (- after Lucretius) always travel parallel in the void. Suddenly one of them swerves and crashes into another atom. ‘No one knows, where, or when, or how’. This collision leads to another and another and so on, giving birth to a world. His multidisciplinary projects take the form of installations, books, the reinterpretation of a 13th century Japanese manual for building gardens, drawings, clouds sighting events, numeric palindromes (like 957837227338759), unfolding collections of objects, etc.
During his residency Martin La Roche worked on White Elephant Bibliotheke; a multidisciplinary research project that investigates the construction of a library in a particular time and space. This library could be described as a conceptual institution that deals with the concrete actions of (re)producing certain constellations of edited data (texts/books) and to imagine ways to share them.
Martin La Roche participated in the Open Art Route 2015 at Flat Station.

R’m Aharoni (IL) | And Who Wants Peace?

R’m Aharoni’s interdisciplinary body of work sources from biographies. He explores personal stories as a means to document and record the way individuals inhabit the world. In the Bijlmer R’m will work on his event-performance And Who Wants Peace? for which a speech given by artist, craftsman and social critic Eric Gill in 1936 under the same title forms the starting point. . Gill used this speech to reflect upon political upheaval and also as an autobiographical tool to tell about himself. The research he conducted during his BijlmAIR residency forms the basis for the event-performance that was presented later year in the K area of the Bijlmer during his residency at the Open Ateliers Zuidoost Artist in Residence.

Lynnée Denise Bonner (US) | The Bijlmer 80s 

DJ, independent researcher and cultural producer Lynnée D. Bonner explored the relation between the urban environment, migration and pop culture in the Bijlmer during the 1980s. The Bijlmer '80s is part of Bonner's long-term project The Global Art '80s in which over the past two years she has organised concerts, performances, conferences, screenings and lectures that illuminate the cultural contributions of underground artists' collectives in New York, South Africa and London. Inspired by the relation between the pertinent art of pop art artists – like the politically charged work of Jean-Michel Basquiat and the work of Andy Warhol which so thoroughly caught the spirit of the times - and the music of that era, with the rise of pop, dance and urban genres such as R&B, hip-hop and house, Bonner seeks to determine what the turbulent 1980s meant for various places in the world. 
Read more about 
Lynnée D. Bonner's Afropean Spring Tour here. 

Ryts Monet (IT) | (part 1)

Under the heading “notable residents” on the Wikipedia page for Amsterdam Southeast, almost the only names to be found are those of footballers with a multicultural background. Ryts Monet sees this as the convergence of two important aspects of the Bijlmer: its enormous cultural diversity, and the architectonic presence of the Amsterdam ArenA, one of the most important football centres in Europe. During the first half of his residency - cut in two with a period in March and in September, Monet explored the role of football and sports in the neighbourhood and in de community: how does football unite a neighbourhood or a group of people, and what symbolism is related to this? He involves his own calling as an artist in this by comparing football with performance: footballers and artists both train to perfect their skills, and perform in the presence of an audience. During previous residencies – among them Venice and Tokyo – Monet also explored his surroundings in an anthropological manner. His artistic research consists primarily of photography, video and installations, in which he generally reflects on cultural and social elements in the places where, as an artist, he presently finds himself.



Lard Buurman (NL) 

Paula Salas (CL) 

Erkka Nissinen (FI/HK) 

Oshin Albrecht (BE)  & Melissa Mabesoone (BE): buren 

Irina Popova (RU) | Bijlmer: Atlas of People and Birds 

Roi Alter (IL)




Liat Elbling (IL) 

Carlos Alfonso (CO) 

Clarence Albert  (ZM/ZW)

Jérôme Chazeix (DE/FR) | We are building a City 

Maria Guggenbichler (DE) | SISTER FROM ANOTHER MISTER 




Emeka Okereke (NG) 

Toves Galleri (DK/SE/N) in collaboration with FATFORM 

Murray Turpin (ZA) | Bijlmerrepubliek 

Bart Groenendaal (NL) | Seinfeld’s Intonation 

Yassine Balbzioui (FR/MA) | Bad song 



Kel O’Neill & Eline Jongsma (US/NL) | Empire Bakermat (Meanwhile in Holland) 

Avantia Damberg (NL/CW) | Shared Identities 

Gerbrand Burger (NL) 

Michael Tedja (NL) | The auto poem  

Ilja Karilampi (SE) | H00dumentary 

Ruta Butkute (LT) | Form to Attribute 




Alexandre Vogler, Margit Leisner, Andre Amaral, Carlos Antonio de Mattos, Guga Ferrez and Alex Hamburger, in collaboration with FATFORM 

Leo Asemota (NG/GB) | The Handmaiden, Amsterdam S.E. 

Charl Landvreugd (SR/NL) | Atlantic Transformerz 2010 



Jan Rothuizen (NL) | The Soft Atlas of Southeast 

Laurence Aëgerter (FR/NL) 



Hala Elkoussy (EG) | Soap Stories 

Joris Lindhout (NL) | De Ziel In Het Beton 



Linda-Maria Birbeck (SE)

Amalia Pica (AR/GB)



Tomas Adolfs (NL) | Here, before and again 

Jetske de Broer (NL)

Natasja Boezem (NL)


Tracey Prehay (CA)

Pim Zwier (NL)



Maurer United Architects (Marc Maurer, Nicole Maurer and Jean-Paul Koning)

Natasja Boezem (NL) 



Hentie van der Merwe (ZA) 

Julika Rudelius (DE) 



Tracy Mackenna & Edwin Janssen (GB/NL)

Gillion Granstaan (SR/NL) 



Gijs Müller (NL)

Graham Harwood (GB)


For more information on the projects see the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam Residencies Archive.

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