Springboard Art Fair

Werkspoorkathedraal, Utrecht 08 June 2023 – 11 June 2023

Dawn (2023) and The Muddied Teeth (2023)

About Springboard
From 8 to 11 June, a one-time-only, experimental art fair will take place in Utrecht’s Werkspoorkathedraal. During Springboard Art Fair, more than 100 artists who graduated during the corona period (2019-2021) will have the opportunity to profile themselves and sell their work. Alumni from almost all Dutch art academies come together for a large group event. The artists present their own work, which varies from painting and photography to multimedia and installations. The fair is the perfect opportunity for the visitor to be the first to discover today’s greatest art talent.

Selected by professionals
The participating artists were carefully selected by 21 coaches based on their profiles on The Pool, a new digital platform developed by Momkai and Kunstmest Consultancy. During the selection, a lot of attention was paid to diversity. The resulting group of participants represents diverse art forms, as well as educations, backgrounds, and locations across the country. The coaches – gallery owners, curators, consultants, and established artists – each guide a group of five artists to a joint presentation at Springboard Art Fair. In the run-up to the fair, they learn the skills required for successful participation.

Installation view with work by Pedro Matias in the foreground

Into the Refreshing Depths (2023)

I have had the pleasure of having Marie Stel (curator Valkhof Museum) as a coach. I’ve shown my paintings alongside Emiel Ambroos, Philipp Groubnov, Pedro Matias, and Tianyi Zhen in Island A.

Dawn (2023) & The Muddied Teeth (2023) alongside the work of Emiel Ambroos

Installation shot Island A

Dawn (2023)

Werkspoorkathedraal, Springboard 2023