About us

UtrechtDownUnder presents contemporary art on exceptional locations. The biennial exhibition offers a view on the current state of affairs in the art scene. Every edition displays today’s striking artists from Utrecht. All made possible thanks to curators and scouts from the field.

Organisation / Kunstliefde

UtrechtDownUnder, is organized by the project team of Kunstliefde, as is the biennial art route Atelierroute Utrecht. With these special projects, Kunstliefde commits itself to Utrecht’s fine arts. Art Utrecht, the platform for visual arts in Utrecht, is a Kunstliefde initiative, in collaboration with galleries, art spaces and museums.

A number of UtrechtDownUnder’s staff members are visual artists who, next to their profession, also emerged as initiators, organizers and advocates within the art sector.

The stable core of the project team consists of:

Monique Sep (project management), Elaine Vis (curator and PR), Lou Vos (PR, marketing, catalog, website and social media), Brigitte Heslenfeld (PR, marketing, education) en Marion Wagenvoort (director Kunstliefde)


With special thanks for this edition to: 

Nelleke Metselaar (catalog and editing), Eline Peek (exhibition setup and contact Nimeto), Mariska van Zanten (volunteer coördinator),  Alieke van der Perk (assistant volunteer coördinator), Mariël Vermue (assistant volunteer coördinator), Anne-Catherine Feltgen (assistant volunteer coördinator)

Collaboration: Gemeente Utrecht, Centraal Museum Utrecht, Museum Het Valkhof Nijmegen, Stichting Art Utrecht, Studio Airport, Nimeto Utrecht, Ad Hoc Utrecht

Financial support:
Gemeente Utrecht, Mondriaan Fonds, Fonds 21, K.F. Hein Fonds, Van Baaren Stichting, Pictoright Fonds, Stichting Het Boellaardfonds, PUG Provinciaal Utrechts Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, Stichting Elise Mathilde Fonds, Zabawas

Design: Studio Airport

Translation & editing: Emilin Lap

Thanks to all the participating artists and everyone who contributed in one way or another to the creation of this exhibition and catalogue.


Kunstliefde Space for Visual Arts

In her presentation space, Kunstliefde offers a regularly changing exhibition-programme with a focus on contemporary art from Utrecht and young gifted artists.

Kunstliefde, established in 1807, is one of the Netherland’s oldest art-associations. Next to the organisation of the biennial Atelierroute Utrecht, UtrechtDownUnder, and the initiative Art Utrecht, Kunstliefde organizes De Belofte every year: a course for young, recently graduated artists.

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Photography website: © Lou Vos (excluded images provided by artists on the artist’s pages,  and images former library, location pages)
Video’s UtrechtDownUnder, former editions: © Lou Vos and Peter Paul van der Houven / PP Producties

Photocredits UtrechtDownUnder 2020 contemporary art in the former library:
Centrale Bibliotheek / Former library: © Studio Airport / ©Lou Vos / ©Luuk Huiskes
Afbeeldingen werk/opbouw op locatie bibliotheek / Images on location: © Studio Airport / © Lou Vos / ©Luuk Huiskes

©utrechtdownunder 2020 / kunstliefde