Finalworks 2009

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Finalworks 2009

Frederik Roeskestraat 96
1076 ED Amsterdam
July 1st, 2009 - July 5th, 2009
Opening: July 1st, 2009 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Museum Area
(31)20 5711600
Gerrit Rietveld Academy
mixed-media, photography, digital, installation, video-art


Every year the end exam students of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie present themselves to the public.
This year a tremendous amount of students graduated and became Bachelors of Fine Arts and Bachelors of Design. The 220 graduates presented their work in the buildings of Rietveld at the Fred. Roeskestraat and in the three greenhouses built in the garden of the Rietveld.

About this site:

During the days of the exhibition photo’s were taken of the work of the end exam students by Liam Tickner, Anne Huijnen and Katarina Hruskova,  students of the Photography department.  Those photo’s appeared on this site during or just after the exhibition,  so this was a growing site.
Email addresses of the students will be mentioned at each person, so if you are interested in their work, you can contact them by mail.
For any remarks about this site, contact:



July 2009:
1st at 16.00-20.00
2nd at 11.00-20.00
3rd at 11.00-20.00
4th at 11.00-20.00
5th at 11.00-16.00

On Wednesday July 1st GRAY magazine came out.
GRAY magazine is the yearly magazine of the Academy made by students from several departments. This year GRAY is inspired by the personal archive of Andre Klein, head of the Fine Arts department. This archive contains more than 20.000 dia’s…
On Saturday July 4th at 4 pm the GRA Awards were handed out in the canteen of the Rietveld Academie. An external jury will choosed two winners in the categories Fine Arts and Design.
Ben Zegers, dean of Bachelors of Fine Arts and Design of the Rietveld Academie made public whowere the winners. The price is an amount of 1500 euros.



Frederik Roeskestraat 96
1076 ED Amsterdam
The Netherlands

By googlemaps

by public transport: From Amsterdam Central Station tram 16 and 24, stop IJsbaanpad
bus 170, 172, stop IJsbaanpad
speedtram 50, stop Amstelveensewegor check: (in Dutch)
By car: Via A10, exit S 108 (Amstelveen).
Turn right at the traffic light; the Frederik Roeskestraat 96 will be the first street on the right.or check: (in Dutch)

There is paid parking in the area surrounding the academy. We suggest to make use of the Parking of the Olympisch Stadion


GRA Awards

This year’s GRA AWARDS are bigger than big!
2 prices of 1500 euros each will be awarded to those two talents that convince our members of the jury the most!
On the 4th of July at 4 pm Ben Zegers, member of the board of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie made public who has won this years GRA Awards in the canteen of the Rietveld Academie.

Two students were awarded.
One in the category Fine Arts , represented by ALL fine arts departments: VAV, Photography, Ceramics, Fine Arts, Image and Language, Theatre, DOGtime’s Fine Arts.
and one in the category Design, represented by ALL design departments: Fashion, TXT (Textile), designLAB,  Architectural Design, Graphic design, Precious Matter (Jewellery) , DOGtime’s ID-UM.

Nominated were:
Fine Arts:
Caterina Pecchioli(Fine Arts/Beeldende Kunst)
Kristina Benjocki (Fine Arts/Beeldende Kunst)
Martha Jessen (Audiovisual) winner
Edwin Deen (Fine Arts/Beeldende Kunst)
Matthijs Diederiks (Audiovisual)

Voor Toegepaste Kunst:
Mirela Srsa (Jewellery/Edelsmeden)
Aida Saracini (Fashion/Mode)
Elsa Dray-Farges (Textile/Textiel)
Dawn Hourigan (DesignLab) winner

Members of the Jury:

Fons Welters of Galerie Welters

Maria Hlavajova of Stichting BAK

Gianni Cito of DOK Architecten

Helen van Ruiten of Galerie Binnen