Motel Spatie invites artists, linking these to a particular physical and / or social context and then supports them in the development of new work.

Motel Spatie uses a curatorial practice that doesn’t only pose questions or theorises, but acts. By acting, it encounters the boundaries of political and social issues and through that, these are made visible or can be stretched.

Motel Spatie never shows works of art that existed already. Nor in public space, nor in the Project Space. All works are site-specific and are produced and developed during the residency.

The residency is located next to the studio complex of Locatie Spatie, which contains 7 studio’s. Also, at Locatie Spatie there are a lot of public activities being organised. For instance the people’s kitchen SPOON, the zinedepo (a library of zines collected over a period of 25 years) and the Project Space. All open every Friday from 13:00. There is a big active community of users from outside and from within the community.

The Project Space is 11,8 × 10,3 M (see floorplan below).

The residency has a separate entry that contains three bedrooms, a small kitchen and a shower. It also provides bicycles.


This is a list of artists who took part in one or more Artist in Residency programs curated by Claudia Schouten (2013 — 2017):

Alex Godwin
Alternative Learning Tank (ALT)
Andre Alves
Cajo Ludica
Cardboard Creatures
Crater Invertido
Elejan van der Velde
Erik Tlaseca
Helen Zeru
Isaac Howell
Jakub Nepraš
Janna Ullrich
Jarmilla Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič
Joe Made This
Jonmar van Vlijmen
Jozef Mrva
Matthijs Lieshout
Miroslav Toth
Olga Dospehova
Rob Sweere
Rob Voerman
Roos van Dijk
Therese Schuleit
Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Varvara Degtiarenko
Victor Yuliev
WN van Ravenhorst

Floorplan of the Project Space (11,8 × 10,3 M).