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Art from the Dutch Colonies – A Celebrations of Artists from Countries in the Dutch Diaspora.



- 09/02/2020

Reception at Embassy of Curacao 7/11/2019

WORM Rotterdam
The Netherlands

Additional information

“We are proud to showcase artists from the following regions: The Dutch Antilles, Suriname, Aruba, Rwanda, Indonesia, Curacao, Zanzibar and Australia.
These Countries are proudly independent. The focus of this exhibition is to celebrate the achiefments of these artists.
Enjoy the styles, color and vitality of international art at its finest”. Hugh Neil, Group Director.

Margin (Art & Media) curates a space where the voices of the artists are heard. The exhibition is centralised from personal stories of the artists. The (former) Dutch colonies include the Netherlands Antilles, Suriname, Aruba, Rwanda, Indonesia, Curacao, St. Maarten, Bonaire, St. Eustatius, Saba, Zanzibar (Mozambique) and Australia.  

The artistic contribution of these countries have been immense. Present day art institutions in the Netherlands & beyond have been shaped by the colour, glamour and artistic fluidity from these regions.   This exhibition showcases artists from these regions. Their colour and structures have underpin the GDP of the Dutch Caribbean Islands. GDP of US$ 8.911 billion (2018).  

These international artists spanning three generations are:

Lubaina Himid CBE, Nelson Carrilho, Jhundry Udenhout, WinklaarWorks-Shahaila Winklaar , Emeke Buitelaar, Harley Davelaar, Allen Barker, George Struikelblok, Agnès Uwase Nteziryayo, Nora Kastein 


– Lubaina Himid CBE won the Turner Prize.  

– Nelson Carrilho makes sculptures and monuments for the public space like the Vondelpark, Westerpark and the mountain Arrarat in Curacao.  

– Allen Barker has a permanent collection in the Boijmans van Beuningen Museum. 

– George Struikelblok represented Suriname in the Biennial in China.

– Emeke Buitelaar came second in the competition Dutch “artist of the year”. 

– Shahaila Winklaar is a finalist in the Dutch Annual Art Fair 2019 and she works with the sensational blackest black pigment. 

– Harley Davelaar sculptures are world famous. 

– Agnes Uwase Nteziryayo is a Chelsea Flower Show winner. 

– Nora Kastein is the first woman to hold an exhibition in the Sahara Desert.  

Enjoy the styles, colour and vitality of international art at its finest.  


Pictures Opening

Special guests:

The Ambassador of Sint Maarten H.E. Mr. .Violenus. Simion Blom; council member Amsterdam. Mr. Henco Cecilia; Deputy Director & Senior Officer General and Legal Affairs. Kabinet van de Gevolmachtigde Minister van Curaçao – Curaçaohuis . Kelly Busby; Senior Policy bij Cabinet of the Minister Plenipotentiary of Sint Maarten


Pictures reception

7/11/2019 at the Embassy of Curacao in the Netherlands