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):

Adelita Husni-Bey (USA)
Ajeng Nurul Aini (Indonesia)
Alex Godwin
Alice Peragine (Duitsland)
Alternative Learning Tank [ALT]
Andre Alves
Bas Bron (NL)
Basak Karabalut (Turkey)
Balz Isler (Switzerland)
Cajo Ludica
Cardboard Creatures
Crater Invertido
Cut and Rescue (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Daniel Vlcek (CZ)
Danielle Lemaire (NL)
Elejan van der Velde
Erik Tlaseca
Evgenia Nikitina (Russia)
Ewa Głowacka (Poland)
Farid Rakun (Indonesia)
Heimprofi (Krista Burger) (NL)
Helen Zeru
Hubert Jakub Kostka (Poland)
Ida Roscher (Germany)
Isaac Howell
Ivo Statinski (Poland / NL)
Jakub Nepraš
Janna Ullrich
Jarmilla Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič
Jennifer Bennet (Switzerland)
Joe Made This
Jonmar van Vlijmen
Jo Zahn (Germany)
Jozef Mrva
Katherine Ball (USA)
Kees Westervelt (NL)
Kenneth Letsoin aka Naamloozz Eindeloozz (NL)
De Kift (NL)
Lene Benz (Germany)
Lifepatch (Indonesia)
Manuel Beltrán (Es)
Marc van Elburg (NL)
Matthijs Lieshout
Miroslav Tóth (Slowakia)
Mixedrice (Korea)
Moira van Dijk (NL)
Olga Dospekhova (Russia)
Omar Salem (Syria / NL)
Orhan Delibas (Turkey / NL)
Reinaart Vanhoe (Belgium)
Rob Sweere
Rob Voerman
Roos van Dijk
Ruangrupa (Indonesia)
Sarjon Dali (Syria / NL)
Sergei Kulikov-Shuyskiy (Russia)
Sido Dekker (NL)
Syafiatudina (Kunci Cultural Study center Yogyakarta, Indonesia)
Syaiful Ardianto (Indonesia)
Tammam Aziz (Syria /NL)
Therese Schuleit
Tilmann Meyer-Faje
Varvara Degtiarenko
Victor Yuliev
WN van Ravenhorst
Yana Klichuk (Russia)

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