Artist trajectories

Since 2016, Nest offers starting artists from The Hague a one-year learning trajectory to further develop their professional practice after graduating the art academy.

  • Eugenie Boon
  • Iliada Charalambous
  • Yair Callender
  • Ingmar König

Over the years, artists Ingmar König (2016), Yair Callender (2017), Iliada Charalambous (2020-2021) and Eugenie Boon (2022) have participated in this project. The collaboration with the artists focuses on the artist's learning curve, as well as the challenge of working with various contexts. The interaction between Nest as an institution and the artist's artistic practice forces everyone involved to step outside their comfort zone and to engage in discussion and reflection.

Part of this process were exhibitions during Art Brussels, Art Rotterdam, Down the Rabbit Hole and the public space. In 2023, a publication developed together with Eugenie Boon was presented during Art Rotterdam. You can view this publication here.

Nest organizes various educational programs for children, secondary school students and (art) students.

At Nest, we value education in the broadest sense of the word: by learning, watching and doing. We want people to learn and think (critically) in different ways. Nest invites conversations with artists and discussions about the artworks and current topics in our exhibitions. We do this, among other things, through workshops, tours and lectures.

Nest also develops long-term educational programs together with institutions (such as art academies, secondary and primary education and other partners) in which contemporary artists and thinkers are invited to act as mentors to provide guidance in the process of creating and contextualizing. Read more about these projects here: Verwend Nest, One Nest Stand, Artist Trajectories, Nest x Master Artistic Research, Art-s-Cool x Nest and the Young Hague City Photographers.