Deadline for applications gueststudios January 15th 2015

Kaus Australis invites artists and curators from all fields, regardless of age or nationality, to apply for a residency period in the second half of 2015 (1st of July – 31st of December).

Deadline for applications: January 15th 2015

Results will be announced by the end of February 2015

Kaus Australis Foundation is an artists initiative which was set up in 1985. The Building where Kaus Australis is located provides 6 permanent studios and 4 residency studios. Kaus Australis offers artists, critics, writers and curators the opportunity of living and working in an quiet environment in the continuously developing and ever changing city of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Throughout a period of 3 or 6 months, participants have the opportunity to develop their own projects and presentations.

For more information on the application procedure and available guest studios please go to the How to Apply and Guest Studios pages on our website

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Don’t you eat that yellow snow

Stichting Kaus Australis and Andreas von Ow kindly invite you for:

Opening: Saturday 4-10-2014  at 15:00 till…..

Exhibition also open on Sunday 5-10-2014 from 15:00 till 19:00

Andreas von Ow’s colors are chosen from the materials he encounters in his surroundings.  The environment itself becomes the materials, this then becomes pigments, then becomes monochrome images. This placement forms new correlations. Causal relationships drive the decision to use this or that colour at this or that place and at this or that time. Within the process of painting, the materials reveal themselves in many layers on the picture plane. For example the artist may use his vacuum cleaner on a particular place and use the contents of the vacuum cleaner’s bag for the painting on the wall.

The same happens with video images.  Captured video material, along with the editing and the manner of presentation influence the image and its color. These are therefore equally involved in the process of becoming image.

The origin of the material (including film material) is indicated in the names of the works, but this remains secondary for the artist.  The primary focus is the painting (or video) image itself (including the presentation). From the beginning, the main emphasis is always sensuous perception.

Andreas von Ow, born 1981 in Freiburg (GER), lives and works in Berlin and currently in Rotterdam.

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Ter gelegenheid hiervan verzorgd Kaus Australis een bijzondere maaltijd. Als u verzekerd wil zijn van deelname aan deze maaltijd, graag uw reservering via Wij verheugen ons op uw komst.

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Opening: “We Love L.A.” on Saturday 24th of May

Kaus Australis & Carl Berg kindly invite you to join the opening reception of


On Saturday May 24, 2014 from 5 pm

with food and drinks!

Exhibition on view Sunday May 25, 2014 from 1pm – 7pm

Participating artists:

Kirelyn Barber • Carl Berg • Barbara Berk • James Buss • Neha Choksi • Ichiro Irie Gegam Kacherian • Virginia Katz • Matthew May • Jared Millar • Cecilia Miniucchi Donnie Molls • Jamie Russom • Devon Tsuno • Patricia Smith

Kaus Australis and curator-artist Carl Berg have worked together for over one decade inviting more than 50 artists from Los Angeles to participate in the Kaus Australis residency program. To celebrate this wonderful relationship we proudly invite you to an exhibition of diverse yet intriguing works by 13 Los Angeles-based artists and one guest artist (Patricia Smith) from New York. The exhibition takes place in the studios of current artists-in-residence Virginia Katz and Patricia Smith.

As a continuation of this wonderful cultural exchange program Kaus Australis resident member artists will exhibit in Los Angeles next year (2015).

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head stands

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Opening: “Reading A Wave” 20th of December

Kaus Australis is pleased to invite you to the opening of:


20 – 22 December 2014
+ Scherptetraining, BABETTE KLEIJN (NL)
Opening: Friday 20 December, 7 PM – 2 AM
+ Party with WOES & MASSIVE
Opening hours: Saturday 21 & Sunday 22 December 12 PM – 5 PM
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Opening: Gastarbeit

Michael Winkler: FORMS OF LANGUAGE  – process-based paintings of abstract forms map the choices made by our cultural ancestors when they created the spelling of our words.

The paintings are created using a rigorous process which enables the spelling of words to be treated as instructions for generating abstract forms – choices of spelling made by our ancestors when they created the signs for our words plot the drawing of the forms. Since the spelling of English words was not devised according to a plan, it constitutes a collective set of innately driven choices made in the context of a desire to express senses of meaning.

Paola Alborghetti: I define my work as the unwitting source of wonderful accidents. The process of creation is starting  from what nature and humans bring in a citation, like tracks, signs, footprints. From them I make my paintings.

I like to move „inside the materials“, the forms, find new ones, cancel things, print drawings, cover them, print new again. The subject of my paintings is the process itself, everything else is a pretext, a piece of memory.

In all, there is a trace, a sign left.

Trace is a genuine element, silent, like the spontaneity and imagination.

In my work I keep myself continually making “real/active” work while always discovering  something new under the structures – again putting something away, placing new lines, imagining figures or maybe only shadows, letters, elements connected to the human presence.

Representation in my pictures takes place where the wonder is starting and where the imagination has a large space. That means for me, a big opportunity to express the fascination of the „unknown“, instilling an excitement to step further.

Eckehard Fuchs’s subjects hover between memory, imagination and the impressions left on our subconscious. Drawing from the aesthetic of Roman and Gothic sculpture, Italian  Renaissance and German Expressionism, he creates visual tales populated with characters portraying the human condition of longing, isolation, suffering and despair. At times, combining a subtle palette with expressive, garish colors, his paintings merely describe a de facto reality, but rather navigate the viewer through a psychological landscape enabling a glimpse through the window of the soul.

Elise Lai: My works are always about a kind of living mode. In a general sense, they’re about touches, intimacies and trivia in the everyday banal routine of personal habits and mundane chores. I’m interested in the residues of everyday life, always wondering about what is left behind after these experiences have taken place—the emotional and physical changes to the perceived environment, the feelings which remain, and the material effects like the lingering smells, etc. I’m fascinated by what these residues can be, what they can evoke. As an artist and a human being who is interested in such things, my approach to life and my creation of art are arranged accordingly.

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Opening Out of the Blue

proudly presents:

September 26th – 29th 2013
with Guest Artists
Opening reception on Thursday September 26th, 6pm.
The exhibition is open Sept. 7th to 29th 2013 daily 2pm to 6pm or by appointment:

Nicolas Gullotta presents a work in
progress about the human magnetic
field. As part of this search, the artist
offers the public an opportunity to
explore the idea of a potential
magnetic field through engaging an
object with the body.

Renee van der Stelt’s site drawings
mark time through the trace of
morning light and evening shadows.
Scored and folded pages respond to
the found shadows. Videos record
transient movements of lines on land.
A set of twelve drawings depict a grid
of over one million (1/16”) white
squares. The squares might serve to
visually depict nearly half the number
of prisoners currently in the U.S.
correctional system, or may correlate
to the current number refugees displaced by the Syrian civil war. An audio
recording of the lines drawn for this project connotes ocean waves on a shoreline.

Matthias Huber about his work:
In my paintings I try to forget ways
and places that I have already known.
I hope for necessities. I stop. Some
decisions make me feel
uncomfortable. I try to obstruct
myself. I compose. I practice. Each
and every one of my paintings is
fighting for a position next to my own
pictures and all the images I know. I
look at the pictures and deem to find
one better than the other.

KAUS AUSTRALIS is a public platform that focuses on supplying studios for artists-inresidence, stimulates collaborations, and initiates small and large scale exhibitions and
presentations. These activities are developed and realised together with individual or
collective working artists and/or curators, with comparable organisations and art institutes.

Contact: Stichting Kaus Australis Melanchthonweg 137 3045 PN Rotterdam
mail to: studio(at)
phone +31 (0) 102180732

15 mins bike ride north of Rotterdam Centraal direction Schiebroek or alternatively metrostop/
tram-stop Melanchthonweg.

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Opening: “THIS IS OKAY” at Kaus Australis 22nd of August

Kaus Australis warmly welcomes you to the opening of “THIS IS OKAY” a presentation of current artists in residence works. The opening is at 18:00 on thursday the 22nd of August.

Beer, Wine and Barbecue provided!

participating artists:

Merdedes Irisarri (ARG)

Nicolas Gullota (ARG)

Matthew Mcconville (USA)

Katherine Macbride (Scotland)

Chloe Wigsnes (Norway)

Nicolas Ponton (ARG)

The works will be on display untill Friday evening the 23d of August or by appointment.

Hoping to see you next thursday!

Kaus Australis

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Opening: Way Back into love

Kaus Australis is pleased to invite you to the opening of


Opening Friday 22nd March 2013 6pm:

Elliot Berard

Lasse van den Bosch Christensen

Andreas Floxner

Clara Gesang-Gottowt

Samantha Louise Michel

Helena Wallberg

Tales are meaningless impressions, a jumble of colours and traces on yourhands. Tales are the jumble of the colours and the hand full of traces.

Tales are not completed in any material aspect; in bones, in A4s, in plastic cups, in shoelaces or in the weight of the projector.

The tale is not the sum of its parts, but it is a high tower.

Tales are that which hits you between the measure, the weight, the seconds and the distant noise. The tale is a weightless hit in seconds of play.

The tale is the pace in that which is told. To follow the tale is to be coloured by the rhythm of its parts, as a telling is, in seconds, forming the cup.

Tales are not the plastic cupness or that which the cup contains. The tale breaks out from the cup and the cup breaks.

The tale estranges that which makes up its whole, learning that the limits are not the weight, not the lacing.

Andreas Floxner

Opening Friday 22nd March 2013


Open 23rd – 24th March 2013


By appointment:

25th – 28th March 2013

Kaus Australis Melanchtonweg 1373045 PN Rotterdam The Netherlands

15 mins bike ride north of Rotterdam Centraal or alternatively metro-stop/tram-stop Melanchtonweg

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