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AiR Olga Ganzha – “Want to see my etchings?”

Olga got her first degree in Language and Literature in Russia and graduated from St. Joost Academy of Arts (Netherlands) as a graphic designer. Today she often works on self-initiated projects that balance between design and art. Her media are text, photography, mixed media and...

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Painted Strategy – DDW 2016

AGA LAB presented itself during the Dutch Design Week 2016 in line with the theme "The Making of" with an interactive installation by Maze de Boer: "Painted Strategy". Visitors could make a print during a foosball game. The (gym) floor was covered with a fine art...

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KNUST@AGALAB PRESENTATION: PATTERNS & PERFORMANCE

Sunday afternoon, October 30th,  the third Knust@AGALAB presentation took place. Curator Suzanne Caerteling presented (In)discernible (Ir)regularities. A visual examination for patterns as natural, theoretical and artistic phenomena. Most of the ten designers / artists were present, together with an interested group of visitors. After the artist book...

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Knust in AGA LAB – sunday afternoon 30th of October

Sunday October the 30th already the third Knust & AGA LAB presentation takes place: the two newest mimeographed publications created by Knust / Extrapool, Work and Holiday (In)discernible (Ir)regularities, will be presented. In addition, various image makers who have printed at AGA Lab give a...

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Workshop Cyanotype – Saturday 26 November

Cyanotype (or blueprint) is an old photographic technique which can be printed directly via a contact negative on paper, wood or textiles. For this you can use a digital image by printing it as a negative on a transparent material. Benjamin Brandenburg, expert in analogue (and...

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Printing with vegetable inks – workshop October 29th

Printing with vegetable inks and research into its applications   With years of experience gained from the research project Blauwe Maandag we organize in October 29 “printing with vegetable dye” workshop. We will focus on the process: from the culturing of the paint plant, to the making...

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AiR without accomodation costs – Interview with Marnix Postma

Marnix Postma lives and works in Amsterdam as a commercial photographer. Currently, he is also artist in residence (AiR) with AGA LAB, where he is screen printing. We asked him about the background of the transition from figurative to abstract art, the inspiration of which he is working...

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Kaleb de Groot – AiR Binnenlandatelier MondriaanFonds

Bio Kaleb de Groot describes his work as psycho-geography, a term that encapsulates his work that investigates the relation between geographical locations/forms and individuals that operate, live in, and utilize these surroundings. Through these investigations, De Groot emphasizes architectural perspectives and meaning creation in perpetually shifting...

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AFK awards four-year grant

We are very pleased with the positive advice of the AFK (Amsterdam Fund for the Arts) for awarding a four-year grant to the AGA LAB for the period 2017-2020. It states amongst others the following regarding AGA LAB: "AGA LAB is of distinctive importance for the makers...

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Transgenic prints by Alicia Candiani & Intermediate update by Debra Solomon

Does research add value from artistic practice to growth of knowledge? And what is this added value: does it enrich or narrow the scientific research? After two presentations the artists and scientists deepen the theme of trans disciplinary work by interaction with the audience. --- Wednesday July 13th...