AGA LAB is a creative space and laboratory for crossovers in technique, material and image. Not only for the autonomous art field, but also for the graphic, industrial and textile, digital and social design field. By being a platform, AGA LAB is the practical link between latent ideas and physical end-results – a route of specialisation, immersion and experimentation. For many artists in the graphic art world, AGA LAB is a starting point for their work and stimulates their free range and creative research. AGA LAB expressively searches for the dialogue between artists, designers and other creative professionals on social developments.



AGA LAB offers context for research, experiment and production to national and international creators, by being specialised in a broad range of graphic techniques.

AGA LAB chooses for perpetual discovery and experimentation. We also research environmental and circular workflow in the graphic arts.

AGA LAB wants to excite not only existing but also new target audiences into creative craftsmanship.

Our work field and network are local, national and international. At the same time, AGA LAB chooses for a global approach for connecting local and international talents, cultural infrastructures and residents. With this (inter)national network role and the Artist in Residence program AGA LAB actively stimulates mobility and interaction from (international) artistic practices.


AGA LAB has been founded as ‘Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier (AGA)’ in 1958 as a facility for Amsterdam-based artists who couldn’t afford their own studio. AGA has grown into a well-equipped open atelier and organises master classes, workshops, lectures and presentations. We strive to research the medium in as many perspectives as possible. AGA has developed into a laboratory for artists, designers and other creative professionals who want to experiment with graphic techniques. That’s why AGA will proceed as AGA LAB as of spring 2016.


AGA LAB cooperates with De Waag, WOW Amsterdam, Cascoland, Podium Mozaiek, Styling Academy Artemis, Hout en Meubileringscollege, Mediacollege, BNO, ROC Art + Design, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, de Rijksakademie, Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Thami Mnyele Foundation.

AGA LAB is together with Sundaymorning@ekwc, Beeldenstorm, Frans Masereel Centrum and Transartists an initiator for a platform for workplaces for professional artists in The Netherlands and Belgium. AGA LAB is also chairman of Platform Ontwikkelinstellingen in Amsterdam




Alex de Vocht (digital fine art printing)
Maarten Schuurman (screenprinting)
Geert Schriever (AIR support)
Anne van Geffen (design / education)
Amber Schrama (social media)
Ayesha Ghaoul (etching / litho / toyobo)
Jan Dirk de Wilde / Joyce Guley (riso)
Kristien van den Oever (director)
Danijela Wolf (office manager)



In addition to the technical assistants AGA LAB is supported by about 20 volunteers, assisting artists and interns.



Rob Huisman, chairman (former director BNO,
Frank Vos, treasurer (interim management consultant)
Marlou Thijssen, secretary (former senior counseler Ministry of OCW)
Carolien Glazenburg, regular member (curator Graphic Design Stedelijk Museum)
Maze de Boer, regular member (artist)
Bruni Hofman, regular member (freelance counseler creative industries)


Donna Wolf, general manager Deïska
Edo Dijksterhuis, freelance journalist, writer
Sandra Boer, gemeral manager Art Partner
Diana Krabbendam, general manager The Beach

Aukje Dekker, visual artist, co-initiator Eddy the Eagle Museum and Sexyland
Femke Dekker, curator, dj
Fleur van Doodewaard, art photography
Natasja Kensmil, visual artist
Sofie Dederen, director Frans Masereel Centrum, curator


AGA LAB is structurally funded by Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst

Incidently supported by:
Creative Industries Fund (Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie)
Prins Bernard Cultuurfonds
NME Fonds
Stadsdeel West – Gemeente Amsterdam
Bureau Broedplaatsen – Gemeente Amsterdam
Mondriaan Fonds
Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds (Noord Holland)



Kristien van den Oever / AGA LAB
Christianne Rugl


Anne van Geffen


Christianne Rugl