Witte de With
Founded in 1990, the institution was conceived as an art house with a mission to present and discuss the work created today by visual artists and cultural makers, from Rotterdam and afar. It organizes exhibitions, commissions art, publishes, and develops educational and collaborative initiatives. This non-profit institution has especially worked with artists, and engaged audiences, who are interested in posing challenging inquiries and articulations of our present. While its program considers the contemporary, it also regards how art has been created and experienced in the past, and it imagines the futures art can come to shape.
On 27 June 2020, the institution announced the withdrawal from its thirty-year-old name “Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art”. Its new name is set to come into effect in January 2021. Marking the start of this transitional juncture, its name insignia are dismantled from the façade of the building; it is removed from social media channels and letterhead. (2020)
Director: Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy (since 2018). Past directors: Chris Dercon, Bartomeu Marí, Catherine David, Hans Maarten vd Brink, Nicolaus Schafhausen.