ORGANISATION

 

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.

 

MISSION

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.

 

BACKGROUND
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.

 

PARTNERS
AGA LAB cooperates with De Waag, WOW Amsterdam, Cascoland, Styling Academy Artemis, 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.

WHO

 

TEAM
Alex van der Vocht (digital printing)
Christina Hallström (screenprinting / textile printing)
Eric Kummeling (office)
Eric Levert (etching / relief printing / lithography)
Kristien van den Oever (general manager)

Vacancy: technical assistant for screenprint (M/V)

 

 

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

 

BOARD
Rob Huisman, chairman (former director BNO, robennietsanders.nl)
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)

 

BOARD OF ADVICE
Donna Wolf, general manager Deïska
Edo Dijksterhuis, freelance journalist, writer
Sandra Boer, gemeral manager Art Partner
Tijmen van Grootheest, general manager Gerrit Rietveld Academie
Diana Krabbendam, general manager The Beach,
Alwin van Steijn, chairman Graphic Culture Foundation

SPONSORS

 

AGA LAB is supported financially on a permanent basis by Dienst Maatschappelijke Ontwikkeling (Social Development Service) of the Municipality of Amsterdam

 

With thanks to:
Stadsdeel West – Gemeente Amsterdam
Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst
NME Fonds
Bureau Broedplaatsen – Gemeente Amsterdam
Mondriaan Fonds
Prins Bernard Cultuur Fonds (Noord Holland)

COLOPHON

 

EDITORS
Kristien van den Oever / AGA LAB
Christianne Rugl

 

GRAPHIC DESIGN
Anne van Geffen

 

PHOTOGRAPHY
Christianne Rugl