Saturday 20 October, BAR
Coming up
This is a public service announcement: MAMA is 21 year old!
Now on viewExhibition, 28 September – 9 December 2018
Opening Friday 3rd August, 18.00 - 23.00
Exhibition, Opening Friday July the 6th, 18.00 – 23.00
TRIPPING AUTONOMY isthe2018PietZwart Institute Master Fine Art graduate exhibition and performance program, and a collaboration between MAMA, PZI MFA artists, and staff. This year we are hosted by De Kroon, in a former elec- trical engineering factory on the Maas river.
Exhibition, Opening; Friday 11 May, 18.00 – 20.00
A host to the social life of the book since 2009. Publication Studio started in Portland, Oregon, in 2009 as a small-scale publisher that saw ‘the book’ and its realization as a social act. By including conversations, socializing and labor into the idea of what it means to publish, the studio created a structure where everyone could have access to a means of production if they wanted it.
Opening Saturday March 3, during Museumnacht010
Exhibition, Opening Friday 17 November
Exhibition, 8 september - 29 oktober 2017, Showroom MAMA
Special one-off performance in the public space, Crossing William Boothlaan and Witte de Withstraat
MAMA goes on holiday. Concrete Blossom and Damage Playground are taking over.
Exhibition, Opening 7 juli, 6 – 9 pm – 11pm (Kunstavond XL)
, Showroom MAMA, Galerie de Kromme Elleboog, WORM_UBIK
Expert meeting, 15 June 19:30 – 22:00
Imagine this. You wake up one morning, and Lena Dunham has reposted an image you put online, with 3000 likes and counting. I’ve made it, you think, I’ll be a well-known artist earning $€$ via social media in no time. Then you upload your next pic and anxiously wait for the likes to stream in, but nothing happens. As the endorphins fade, you realise that an exposure sandwich has no nutritional value.
Want to know how to ride the social media wave? Looking for ways to earn $$$ online? Wondering whether your work is instantly likeable? If so, then we are here 4 you.
Opening 21 april 20:00
With the invention of Tumblr’s reblog button and Instagram’s likes, sharing artwork online has become easier than ever, allowing young artists to accumulate followers with the click of a button. But how do you move past the ephemerality of social media and claim a space in the IRL art world? MAMA and Art Baby Gallery organize the open-call project WALLPAPER, claiming physical space for young artists living online.
Event, Awardshow: Friday 16 June 2017 18.00-20.30
Exhibition: 17 June - 18 June 2017
, Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam Heerbokelweg 225, 3032 AD Rotterdam
Event, 1 June 2017, 13:30
Event, 26 May 2017, 18:00 - 21:00
Sign up for this one-time workshop event and meet four of the artists showing in Wallpaper. During MAMA.JPEG, it doesn't matter what you make as long it ends with .jpeg!
27 May 2017 19:00 - 2:00
All female festival that focusses on the Queens of the Industry. Boys allowed, of course. Queens of the Industry aims to bring together makers and admirers of music and art in the Avantgardistic State.
Exhibition, Opening 7 April 18:00 - 21:00
MAMA presents, in association with CHOK, the first solo exhibition of Rotterdam illustrator Younes Chokry. CHOK is an initiative, established by his friends, celebrating the work of Younes Chokry, who unexpectedly ended his life last summer. Younes left behind thirteen sketchbooks, providing insight into an incredibly rich inner world inhabited by monsters, skeletons, and bizarre characters. Visit MAMA’s showroom and discover the strange universe of this extraordinary young illustrator.
Exhibition, Opening 28 January, 20.00
MAMA presents Is There Any World to Come?, Caetano’s (BR) first solo exhibition in the Netherlands. As scientists predict the end of the planet, Beyoncé’s celebrates black feminism during prime time. Are we really facing the apocalypse, or are we experiencing the last gasps of the patriarchal world, as we know it? In a video and sound installation created especially for MAMA’s showroom, Caetano evokes such a sense of impending obliteration.
Event, ****
In GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER Eight young artists will show their view on the banality of the Water closet. The goal: Getting the implicit, explicit! It is an experience on and around the Witte de Withstraat, before, during or after your visit to the loo.

Event, 12 march 2017
Sunday 12th of March the Vesper service of the Laurenskerk will, for one night only have a very special completion.
From 19.00 – 21.00 hr Sabina Ahn and Hayo Boerena will create an escape from the busy city by combining projected visuals and echoing organ music.
Event, 4 March 2017 Perfomance: 21:00 hrs & 00:00 hrs, both 45 minutes in duration
During Museumnight010 MAMA invites you to a Butoh dance and musical performance evening that provokes the end of the world as we know it.
At Intersections, MAMA presents Oneiric Gardens, a new interactive game installation by artist Lilith Zone (US). Critically acclaimed in the underground gaming scene, Oneiric Gardens is shown for the first time outside of the USA. In the game, you wander through a series of chambers drawn from half-remembered spaces and feelings. Portrayed as houses from the outside, the chambers form labyrinths and worlds on the inside.
Opening: Sunday 4 December, 4 - 7 PM
MAMA presents the solo exhibition "Lonely Planet" by Susan Kooi. This presentation is the first part of a triptych in which Susan travels to Italy, Portugal, and Japan. Part one originates in the Italian region of Campania. Within a typical Italian museum setting, Susan’s ceramic objects reflect on her residency in southern Italy, where she researched the region’s history and ancient crafts.
Exhibition, Opening: Friday 4 November, 5-9 pm. Live tour by Michiel Cox at 6 pm.
Take a guided tour back and forth through the streets of BoTu. BoTu: Back & Forth sees MAMA depart from its home on Witte de Withstraat and nestles in the historic Zakkendragershuisje, which serves as a base for an ‘exhibition route’ in Rotterdam’s Bospolder-Tussendijken district. Five artists visited the BoTu neighbourhood in July to create new works based on their excursion. They respond to the environment, revealing the gaze of an outsider who visits and leaves again. Rich in contrast, BoTu is culturally diverse and shaped by an abundance of residents’ initiatives and numerous shops next to each other. These energetic surroundings inform this project
Exhibition, Opening: Friday 9 September, 6-11pm
MAMA presents CONDITION, a group exhibition examining the relation between art, fitness, and the limits of physical ability. MAMA shows new works by artists who reveal different perspectives on the fit physique. Alongside the exhibition, CONDITION offers space for performance, training, and physical well-being.
Project, Opening 3 August 2016, 5-8 PM
From 3 to 14 August, MAMA presents a series of happenings set against a campsite-meets-festival-ground-meets-urban-beach backdrop.

Exhibition, Opening 1 July 2016, 8-10pm
Fourteen international artists cordially invite you to Assemble Relatives, a temporary assembly across three contemporary art spaces in Rotterdam.
Exhibition, 25 May 2016 - 19 June 2016
Do you want to show a film on the big screen of a luxury screening
room? This is now possible for the coming weeks at MAMA on the Witte
de With street.
Exhibition, 23 April - 19 June
Opening hours: Wed - Sun 16:00-21:00
Screenings start at 16:30 and 19:30
////MAMA regrets to announce that the collaboration with Dean Blunt has prematurely ended and would like to invite the public to send in films for the daily film programme. Read te Press Release for more information.////

MAMA has been converted into a lounge and screening room by UK artist Dean Blunt.
Exhibition, Opening 22 januari 2016, 19:00-22:00 uur
Rotterdam 1995: the seas are rising. A reclusive engineer has come to town, promising to invent a new system of dikes and dams, using a computer that harnesses the power of dreams. A pair of twins are selected for the study - gabber kids, from the local hardcore scene. But as they get sucked deeper into a digital dream world, they realize the inventor's true goal isn't to protect Rotterdam at all.
Event, 5 March 2016, 8pm-1am
Museumnacht010 takes place on Saturday 5 March 2016 at more than thirty locations all over Rotterdam. All the museums and cultural institutions taking part are open from 8.00 p. m. until 1.00 a. m., offering a programme full of entertaining extras that provide a slightly different view of Rotterdam. A unique opportunity to take a nocturnal ramble through all the art and culture Rotterdam has to offer!
Presentation, Opening 24 December 2015, 4 PM
The winter days are here. Shivering we pull our collars up, summer scarves are exchanged for knitwear and each and every one has already at least once been soaked to the bone from the icy rain. Just one more month and it's Christmas. And we like to celebrate the holiday season in a appropiate way with you.
Exhibition, 14 November - 23 December 2015
MAMA is proud to present the first solo exhibition by Mike Moonen, for which he has created a very personal biotope: Welcome to Planet Quirk.
Exhibition, 12 September - 25 October 2015
For two months, from September 2015, Showroom MAMA transforms itself into 'Laff Box': a comedy club for contemporary visual- and performance artists whose work explores the boundaries between comedy and contemporary art. With Laff Box, MAMA looks at the comedy club as a setting for performance and humour as a means of expression and cultural product.
Presentation, 11 July - 23 August 2015
MAMA proudly presents Challenge Accepted!, a project presentation by the Animated Youngsters. The Animated Youngsters are a Rookies Junior collective that originated from the talent development program of the same name. Led by MAMA, Challenge Accepted! is the result of a process in which this group of young people quickly developed into the new generation of gaming connoisseurs.
Exhibition, 16 May - 28 June 2015
On May 15, the first solo exhibition in the Netherlands of Amalia Ulman (1989 AR) opens at Showroom MAMA. Her 'International House of Cozy' exhibition includes a film especially produced for MAMA in which she takes her research into the boundaries of authenticity and consumerism to its extreme. The title also refers to a feeling of coziness and 'home' as marketed through lifestyle blogs and websites such as Airbnb or pinterest.

Exhibition, 7 March - 26 April 2015
MAMA proudly presents Infinite Monkey Theorem, Riley Harmon's (1987, US) first solo exhibition. Harmon, currently in residence at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam, showcases two new film installations at Showroom MAMA. The exhibition opens on Friday 6 March and runs until 26 April.
Saturday 20 October, Twist & Shout (Willemsplein 77, at the foot of Erasmusbrug)
From October 17 - 27
Friday 2 November, 19.00 - 23.30
Friday 2 November 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Zaterdag 29 september, 14.00 - 17.00
Friday July 20th, 19.00 – 22.30, V2_
Book launch, Wednesday May 30th, 17.00 – 19.00
Thursday May 17, 2018, 3-5 pm, Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art
Presentation, 19 april - 22 april 2018, Poppositions Off-Fair
Tuesday March 27th, 19.00 - 23.00, WORM
Film program, Sunday 4 February, WORM
MAMA is looking for a designer or designers for a new visual identity, website, and sustainable partnership.
21 December, 19.00 - 22.00, Proefpark de Punt, Puntstraat/Hudsonstraat, Rotterdam.
Performance, This Friday we await a thrilling Krampus at our Showroom.
Every Wednesday between 13.00 and 14.00, showroom MAMA
Aja Monet (VS) - Workshop & Poetry Reading, 29 October, 13:00 - 17:30
Reading Group, 14 October, 13:00 - 18:30, Showroom MAMA and Printroom
Coming up
The weekly Art Evening (de Kunstavond) kick’s off the Cultural Season with an XL edition on Friday 8 September in the Art Quarter of Rotterdam, central district.

Open Call
For the (street) theater piece 'CROSXXXSING' by Geo Wyeth in collaboration with Showroom MAMA, we are on the outlook for enthusiastic creative youngsters between 13 and 17 year who love to sing and dance this summer.
You can participate from the 16th of March til the 11th of June.

Are you an artist living and working online? Looking for a place to show your (printable) pics, drawings, collages, fan art? Send us your work inspired by your online habitation. We are here 4 you. We place everything*.
Open Call, until 4 June
Are your dm’s poetic? Does your visual work rhyme? Are you a visual poet? We are here 4 you.
Event, Thursday 20 april 2017 18:00 - 23:00
Art Baby Gallery, Bar Plus, Chips and MAMA joined forces for this one-day-only TransAtlantic Artist Merch Market at BAR. Always wanted to own merchandise from your fav artists? We made a careful selection of the weirdest, shiniest and craziest merch we could find for you to take home. We bring you the best from the other side of the Atlantic Ocean and our own beloved Rotterdam.
Event, 28 January - 2 April
Poder Soundsystem is available for every (trans)human-earthling that enjoys sound or music. It is an bluetooth operated sound system, as part of Caetano’s solo exhibition Is There Any World To Come?
Event, 9 february until 26 february
Lotte Reimann (Bielefeld, 1982) is the seventh recipient of the annual C.o.C.A. Commission for young promising artists. In recent months Reimann created a new body of work that will be displayed in the cellar of the bathhouse of the Justus van Effen Complex.

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20.00 hr - 22.30 hr
Open Source Government and MAMA invite you to participate in the first dynamic discussion held at MAMA’s Showroom.

11-01 until 25-01-2017
The necessity for toilets is universal, however their accessibility is not. Using a public toilet is a social ritual with its own social expectations and power relations. What happens when people become or are made aware? Get Your Shit Together asks six artists to play with the limits of the small toilet cubicle in the shape of six public interventions between 24-26 March 2017.
Event, From 28 January until 2 April, MAMA's Showroom Witte de Withstraat 29 - 31
Performance, Thursday 5 January, 8-10 pm
On 5 January, La Befana visits Showroom MAMA, giving gifts to visitors. Before La Befana shares her gifts, Giulia Tofana will endow us with her illustrious concoctions, with which, according to tradition, she killed six hundred men.
Performance, Wednesday 21 December, 11.44 am
MAMA invites you to join us and celebrate the winter solstice on 21 December 2016 at exactly 11:44. Live from Helsinki via Facebook Live, the Dutch-Finnish performance duo echo + seashell (Susan Kooi and Henna Hyvärinen) shall usher in the return of the light and the lengthening of the days by performing a new text, especially for MAMA.
Sunday 4 December, 4 - 7 PM
On Sunday 4 December from 4 pm, Susan Kooi’s solo exhibition "Lonely Planet" opens at Showroom MAMA. This presentation is the first part of a triptych, for which Susan travelled to Campania, a region in Southern Italy which is known by the Romans as "Campania Felix" or "fertile countryside". At the opening we will celebrate a mysterious festival in honour of Bona Dea, the Roman goddess of fertility.
Performance, Sunday 30 October, 8:30 pm - 9 pm
MAMA invites you to the dreamy performance InstaBallet by Florentina Holzinger. Dancer Lenneke Vos will perform a ballet based on Instagram images and videos while reciting a mantra of hashtags and comments.
Workshop, Saturday 22 October 2016
Artist Vanessa Brazeau always works from her background as an athlete and wrote her thesis while running. This project explores the influence of movement on knowledge production.
Therefore she argues for an integration of the body in education. In this workshop you learn how to write and run at the same time.
Presentation, Friday 30 September 2016, premiere Anthology Film Archives
6-9 October: presentation New York Comic Con
Premiering in New York on September 30 is the international co-production CULTURESPORT: Rotterdam 1995 – the first episode of an American science-fiction animation series produced under the inspiring leadership of artist John Michael Boling.
Project, 3 August - 14 August 2016
Below are the activities that will be taking place during I <3 CAMP! You can also find them next to each other in the timetable, to download on the right side of the page.
Masterclass, 1 August 2016
In the framework of the Open Set Summer School 2016 and its theme Memories of the Future, designer Caetano Carvalho (BR) will lead a one-day long workshop 'Petit Beaucoup Croatan'. The workshop will be hosted by MAMA on 1 August 2016.
Event, 18 and 19 May 2016
In the framework of the yearlong Futurosity program, set-up by a roster of Rotterdam arts institutions, this two-day summit explores our relationship with the notion of 'the future'. This is the program organized by MAMA.
Event, 18 and 19 May 2016
What are the forces that pull us out of the present and propel us towards the future? What kind of obstacles do we encounter when thinking about the future? Is there a valid alternative to the concept of "future" altogether?
Event, 2 April 2016
In recent weeks at MAMA, the public got a chance to see the decor, in virtual reality, for CULTURESPORT: Rotterdam 1995. After an intense period of animating, research, and recording in Rotterdam, and Athens, Georgia, USA, the first episode of this new science fiction anime series premieres on Saturday 2 April 2016.
Presentation, Opening 1 April 2016, 5-7pm
During the first weekend of April at TENT Rotterdam, the results of Frame The Artist – a photographic and video project by students from the Audiovisual and Photography Department at the Graphic Lyceum Rotterdam – are on show.
Event, Sunday 22 November, 3-7 pm
On Sunday, 22 November, the main theme of Planet Quirk is the series of zines that Mike Moonen has produced in collaboration with various artists.e.
Project, 5 November - 8 November, 2015
MAMA is proud to collaborate with Susan Kooi for The Others: staygold! Susan Kooi is a remarkable young Dutch artist, whose practice is as versatile as it is diverse. Her work transcends all disciplines and includes, sound, music, video, sculpture, fashion, and much more. She is half of the performance duo echo+seashell and also part of artist collective Samet Yilmaz (formerly known as kunstenaarsinitiatief Beyoncé). For The Others, Susan has developed Lutra Lutra Lutra, the Renaissance of the Italian Otter, a project in response to the environment of Turin.
Event, Saturday 17 October 2015, 20:00-23:00 hours, doors open: 19:30
A blissful night called Doored, full of comedic performances streamed live from Toronto, Canada, hosted by Life of a Craphead.
Event, 10 October 2015, 20:00-23:00 hours
"Mixer" is a special performance event in Laff Box, the pop-up comedy club that is housed in MAMA until October 25.

On October 10 Laff Box presents four performances by international artists whose work explores the relationship between comedy and art: David Bernstein, Casey Jane Ellison, Philip Ewe and Kasia Fudakowski.
Performance, 31 May 2015, 19:00-20:00
Open rehearsals from 16:00 onwards
On Sunday 31 May, in cooperation with the Laurenskerk Rotterdam and the label All Together Now, MAMA proudly presents "Playing With A Big Organ", a unique performance by the Dogs Of $hame [DO$]. At the heart of this major happening are a temporary choir and the Netherlands' largest church organ.
Event, 22 and 23 May 2015, 10:00-18:00
Showroom MAMA proudly presents The Internetional, a two-day symposium focusing on one of the most important areas of visual culture today: the Internet. Curators, artists, and theorists will discuss this topic with each other and the public in a diverse program of panel discussions, dialogues, lectures, and workshops. The impact of the Internet and social media on visual culture in general has been substantial. A young generation of contemporary artists, defined as Post Internet, have surfaced on social media and in exhibition spaces.
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