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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...

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Vijf Stadstekenaars in print – Crowdfunding limited art edition

The Stadstekenaars (city illustrators) of Amsterdam in limited edition! Stadsarchief Amsterdam (Amsterdam City Archives) and AGA LAB want to publish an art edition for the current exhibition Stadstekenaars van Amsterdam, called Vijf Stadstekenaars in print. Five of the Stadstekenaars together with the master printers of AGA...

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Pop-up expo AGA LAB at WOW Green Gallery

Until June 16 there's a selection of works by former AGA LAB artists in residence at the Green Gallery of WOW Amsterdam: NOT CLOSE TO EACH OTHER AND ON EYE LEVEL *. It is a mix of various print techniques: screen printing, etching, digital printing. The selection...

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Final presentation of our interns

Mackenzie Fincham (Graphisch Lyceum Utrecht), Kim Klaver (ROC Amsterdam Noord) and Christa van Wilgenburgh (ROC Amsterdam Noord) have had an internship of six months at AGA LAB. In that time, they learned to work with various print techniques and simultaneously supported the daily operation of...

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Amsterdams Grafisch Atelier is now called AGA LAB

More than 57 years AGA is a makers space for artists who want to work independently. AGA has grown into a full-featured studio and (international) platform for graphic artists. The last twelve years AGA has developed many projects and programs in which research and experimentation are...