Why participate?

The unique, once off summer edition of Art Rotterdam 2021 was a resounding success; the first European international art fair that dared to open its doors once more, completely covid proof. With a surprisingly large number of enthusiastic and devoted visitors, 16 outdoor artworks and more than 100 participating galleries, the fair once again proved its unstoppable vitality. The upcoming edition will take place in February as always and will offer art enthusiasts from the Netherlands and abroad the opportunity to experience the latest developments in the visual arts.

Art Rotterdam is all about creating a strong market place in an inspiring city where visitors experience, discover and acquire new works in the outstanding UNESCO-listed building of the Van Nellefabriek. This all results in a high quality level of visitors with excellent sales figures for the participating galleries.

Over the years Art Rotterdam has developed its own unique identity among all the other art fairs in the world, clearly distinguishes itself by the variety of exhibition concepts, the focus on young art and its exquisite location.

Covid proof

The last summer edition was completely covid proof according to the guidelines of the Dutch government. Therefore, no infections have occurred. The coming February edition offers once again a safe and pleasant stay for participants and visitors in accordance with the latest guidelines from the Dutch government.

Art Rotterdam will take place in February as always. In the unlikely event a new lockdown and/or ban on events takes place, the February edition will be postponed to a suitable alternative date in 2022. In this case, registrations are automatically valid on the alternative date.

How to sign up?

At Art Rotterdam you can participate in various sections. You can read more about that below. You will also find the registration forms per section below. Please click on the desired section and enter the required information.

Registration forms 2022

To view the application invite, click here

Main Section

The Main Section is the heart of Art Rotterdam. Centrally located in the Coffee Factory and the Tobacco Factory, international galleries will present a selection of upcoming and more established artists to the public. A few spaces are exclusively reserved for dealers of post-WWII art and vintage photography.

The selection committee of the Main Section, Solo/Duo and New Art Section:

  • Barbara Seiler, Zürich
  • Gallery Stigter Van Doesburg, Amsterdam
  • Ellen de Bruijne Projects, Amsterdam
  • Galerie Sofie Van de Velde, Antwerpen
  • Joseph Kouli, collector, Parijs
  • Tobias Arndt, collector, Brussel


Approximately 15 stands in de Main Section are made available for solo or duo presentation of artists with a strong underlying curatorial concept. It is possible for a maximum of two galleries to share a Solo/Duo booth. Two years ago, the New Art Section was revamped with great success.

New Art Section

This section is focusing on works by emerging artists rather than on the age of the galleries. The New Art Section will exlusively exhibit works of emerging artists, born either in the eighties or the nineties. Please find the members of the selection committee listed above under the Main Section.


After an absence of one year Projections is an integral part of the fair once again during the upcoming edition. An area of 700 square metres is plunged in full darkness where video’s and films will be displayed in different formats.

The selection committee:

  • Bob and Renée Drake
  • Bart Rutten, director Centraal Museum Utrecht
  • Jean-Conrad Lemaître, video collector, Paris

Each of the selection committee members, will acquire one work from the works presented at Projections for their collection (the purchase of the Centraal Museum Utrecht is supported by Classicus Private Assurance).

For more information, please contact
Art Rotterdam + 31 (0)10 742 02 58

Le Monde called Art Rotterdam "one of the best art fairs of the past year" and according to Huffington Post "Art Rotterdam can count itself among the top five of the winter fairs".


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