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: Marion Wagenvoort (director of Kunstliefde), Monique Sep, Elaine Vis, Lou Vos, Brigitte Heslenfeld en Mariël Oolthuis.

With special thanks for this edition to: The artists, the cellar owners, the scouts, the funds, the City of Utrecht, Studio Airport (designers campaign and website), Yuca Ishizuka (content marketing designer), Caz Egelie (performance UitFeest Utrecht), Jessica Yvonne van Brenk (English translations), Claire Leo (delicious snacks! opening), Mariska van Zanten (volunteer coordinator) and all volunteers who enthusiastically support this Artsvent, Keshia van Beusekom, Ankie van Heertum (building and construction on location), Nienke Jorissen (technical support), Jef Roeselers.

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.


Photography website: ©Lou Vos / UDU (excluding footage artists)
Video’s UtrechtDownUnder: © Lou Vos en Peter Paul van der Houven / PP Producties

Image work by Cecilia Rebergen: photo ©Nathan Doornduin / work by Thijs Rijkers: photo ©Jasper Timmermans

Image header: Kunstliefde Nobelstraat / Left: work by Danny Foolen / Right: work by Saskia Laurant