September 2023
Fellow number 1: Huw Lemmey

Huw Lemmey (b. Barrow-in-Furness, UK, 1986) is a novelist, artist and critic living in Barcelona. He is the co-author, with writer Ben Miller, of the book Bad Gays: A Homosexual History (Verso Books, 2022), based on the popular podcast of the same name. He is the author of three novels: Unknown Language(Ignota Books 2020), Red Tory: My Corbyn Chemsex Hell (Montez Press, 2019), and Chubz: The Demonization of my Working Arse (Montez Press, 2016). His film, Ungentle, was released in 2022.

Huw writes on culture, sexuality and cities for the Guardian, Frieze, Flash Art, Tribune, TANK, The Architectural Review, Art Monthly, and ArtReview, amongst others. He writes the regular essay series on sex and culture utopian drivel. As an artist and filmmaker, his work has been shown at Studio Voltaire, the ICA, Lux Biennial of Moving Image, Mumok Vienna, Warsaw Museum of Contemporary Art and the Design Museum, London.

Artist talk by Huw Lemmey, 12 September 17.00h at De Ateliers, get your ticket here.

Reading with Huw Lemmey and Davey Davis, 14 September 8pm, at San Serriffe (link).

Screening of Ungentle, 26 September, 6pm, immediatly after the artist talk by Onyeka Igwe which starts at 5pm. Get your tickets here here.

9 Balusters
Permanent works
For Woonhuis 9 new balusters were created for by tutors and former participants of De Ateliers: Nina Canell, Chris Evans, Tield Greene, Philipp Gufler, Frieder Haller, Cecilia Bjartmar Hylta, Clémence de La Tour du Pin, Brianna Leatherbury and Marina Pinsky.

More permanent works will be added to the house in the coming years.

De Ateliers 1963–2023. History of an artists’ institute
Publication by Dominic van den Boogerd, design by Sabo Day.
Celebrating its 60t birthday, De Ateliers launches a new book on the notorious history of Hollands first post academic art institute. De Ateliers 1963–2023. History of an artists’ institute is written and compiled by art critic, tutor, and former director Dominic van den Boogerd. The book is available in Woonhuis Shop and online.

By Minne Kersten
Airco-unit blowing smoke rings at interval, computer automated mechanism, 60x30x80 cm (2022–2023).

Fabulator is a kinetic sculpture built with an air conditioner that, instead of cooling, has been manipulated to create smoke rings. This gives the impression that the device has an unpredictable will of its own. The circular rings disappear in the wind, eventually evaporating. Because the smoke is only briefly visible, the work hovers on the edge of transience, appearing and disappearing.

Fabulator was initially created for the Welcome Stranger exhibitions where the works could be seen through the artists' homes (2020). And now it can be seen on the facade of De Ateliers, above the alley that gives access to Woonhuis.


The official opening of Woonhuis took place on May 31, 2023. The exhibition Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth was open from June 1 until June 11, 2023.

Don’t Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
A group exhibition with De Ateliers participants: Gegee Ayurzana, Annabelle Binnerts, Ryan Christopher, Klaartje van Essen, Clémence Lollia Hilaire, Bart Houwers, Gvantsa Jgushia, Alexandra Kadzevich, Félix Keslassy, Samuel Mackiewicz, Neda Mirhosseini, Anthony Ngoya, Michelle Chang Qin, Johan Roelofs, W. Rossen, Daisy Smith, Tobias Thaens, Joppe Venema, Katie Watchorn and Leah Zhang.

Also featuring: Vita Soul Wilmerings première of Lake Bottom Cinema; Minne Kersten, Fabulator (from Welcome Stranger); music video Heresy by echo + seashell (Henna Hyvärinen and Susan Kooi) feat. Torus by Sophie Lee.

The show in Woonhuis was made possible by MTS Audiovisueel.

Zestig jaar De Ateliers – Opening nieuwe projectruimte Woonhuis (Metropolis M)
Recensie zestig jaar De Ateliers: een kunstzinnige rebellenclub vol vrijheidsdrang en botsende ego’s (Het Parool)

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