Author: AGA LAB

  • SUMMERTIME | AGA LAB

    SUMMERTIME | AGA LAB

    It’s time for summer at AGA LAB! We’re going out, we’ll take our time and we will return with a suitcase full of ideas. In the month of July we are open on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.

  • Rachel Singel | Artist in Residence

    Rachel Singel | Artist in Residence

    This Spring, Rachel Singel was Artist in Residence for a month. Rachel is Associate Professor at the University of Louisville, where she has her own paper-making facility and teaches students about non-toxic etching. We talked about her time at AGA LAB, what inspires her, and her work process: What were your expectations or what did…

  • patricia kaersenhout | Bonnefanten

    patricia kaersenhout | Bonnefanten

    Starting Saturday 10 June, the first Dutch retrospective exhibition of leading visual artist and thinker patricia kaersenhout can be seen in the Bonnefanten. patricia kaersenhout focuses on the legacy of slavery and colonialism in the Dutch context and beyond. Through uncovering hidden histories, she tries to regain dignity and create transformative justice. AGA LAB /…

  • A bridge for Harry van Kruiningen

    A bridge for Harry van Kruiningen

    Recently, bridge 2360, on the Polderweg over the Ringvaart in Amsterdam East, has been given a name: Harry van Kruiningen Bridge. Named after committed visual artist, graphic artist, resistance printer, social activist, teacher and author of children’s books, Harry van Kruiningen (1906-1996). Harry co-founded AGA LAB in 1958. He achieved his greatest fame as an etcher. This included an…

  • Open Call for Artists | Hand printed Artists’ Book 2023

    Open Call for Artists | Hand printed Artists’ Book 2023

    Are you truly enthusiastic about artists’ books? Do you enjoy the inspiring atmosphere at AGA LAB? And would you like to make a new art work in the coming year with which we, a group of AGA LAB artists, can exhibit together? Then you are cordially invited to participate in this Artist Book project. With…

  • Jennifer Schmidt | Artist in residence

    Jennifer Schmidt | Artist in residence

    This summer Jennifer Schmidt was our artist in residence for a month. Jennifer teaches at SMFA at Tufts University in Boston, and came to us from New York especially to work on the famous large AGA LAB screen printing textile table. It was a very pleasant and inspiring encounter for many AGA LAB employees and other artists…

  • ‘for clara: shortcut on an extended plane’ exhibition Jennifer Schmidt at De Bouwput

    ‘for clara: shortcut on an extended plane’ exhibition Jennifer Schmidt at De Bouwput

    On Thursday August 25, Jennifer will be moving her project “for clara: shortcut on an extended plane” from AGALAB into DE BOUWPUT gallery. Up till now, she has been “working out” in the gym, which is the AGA print studio. Jennifer has been screen printing her poster design on found fabrics that were purchased at…

  • Mélissa Nicolet | Our intern tells about her project: Vas Nager

    Summer is here and our last intern from last school year is also leaving our studio. If you’ve been here for the past six months, you definitely know her: Mélissa Nicolet from Switzerland. Before she takes the train back home, to complete her education there after the summer, we would like to ask her a…

  • From now on: camera surveillance in the workshop

    For your and our safety, of persons and property, due to the absence of AGA LAB employee(s), camera surveillance takes place.   Recordings will only be viewed if: an incident — the use of force — sexual harassment — theft — or fire — destruction of household effects or property or any other form of…

  • Vivian Mac Gillavry artist in residence | etching to explore mycelia networks

    This spring Vivian Mac Gillavry was artist in residence at AGA LAB in the etching department. Vivian graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in 2021 at the Expanded Painting department. She often makes combinations of sculpture, drawings and paintings. You have a background in sculpture, but here in the gym you can mainly work flat.Can…