- Eugenie Boon
- Iliada Charalambous
- Das Leben am Haverkamp
- Bob Demper
- Thijs Jaeger
- Tobias Lengkeek
- Daisy Madden-Wells
- Willem Marijs
- Leslie Nagel
- Navid Nuur
In addition to the exhibitions and programmes in the space at the De Constant Rebecqueplein, Nest can also be found at other locations. Like on the grass of festival grounds, in local newspapers or on art fairs. Some of these projects are one-off, others are recurring. You can find these projects here.
From 2023, Nest presents six solo exhibitions in the fully glass-walled courtyard of building of DICTU, one of the largest IT service implementation organizations within the Dutch government. Every eight months, a curator, in agreement with the employees of DICTU, invites an artist to develop new work for this one-of-a-kind location. The indoor garden is not publicly accessible to visitors, but since the space’s housing is entirely made of glass, it is possible visible from the outside day and night.
The indoor garden can be found on a peculiar place in the city of The Hague. The green oasis is surrounded by asphalt and concrete. Even underneath the building, cars pass by over the A12 motorway. A stones throw away from The Hague’s central train station, the bridge-like building is surrounded by ministries and office high rises. This environment turns the garden into an absurdist work of art in itself. Within the art program, ways are sought in which this isolated piece of artificial nature can be elevated or emphasized through the interventions of artists.
Oscar Santillán – TREELEMMA
In January of 2023 the first official The Hague City Illustrator has started: Babette Wagenvoort. The The Hague City Illustratorship is innitiated by the municipality of The Hague, the The Hague City Archives (HGA) and art space Nest.
Drawings made by Babette Wagenvoort as The Hague's City Illustrator.
As part of music festival Down The Rabbit Hole creates a yearly art program on the festival site De Groene Heuvels. Amongst others, Nest presented a monument for the setting sun, a gesamtkunstwerk with a surface of 192 square meters, a metro station and a dizzying roller-coaster that gave artworks created by the festivals visitors the ride of their lives.
Check out the exhibitions listed below for more information.
Every Friday during the Corona lockdown, Nest presented an artist from The Hague on the lawn of the De Constant Rebecqueplein.
Despite the fact that presentation spaces had to close during the lockdowns, artists kept on creating and producing new work in their studios. In order to still give these artists a platform, Nest invited them to present their work outside, as long as the lockdowns lasted. Neighbours and passersby were invited to look at the presented artworks.
Due to the closure of the art academies during the Corona pandemic, the national graduation of 2020 happened very differently: the graduation exhibitions were moved to the fall, or presented more intimately. Nest and Melkweg Expo decided to invited the students of 2020 (BA/MA fine art) of all art academies in the Netherlands to send in a photo of their graduation work for an exhibition in the public space of The Hague and Amsterdam.
Call for Graduates 2021
In 2021, the visibility of graduating artists was also limited due to travel restrictions. Nest and 1646 set up an open call for BA/MA students from the 2021 class, who create autonomous work, from all art academies in the Netherlands. A selection of the works was shown in public spaces on billboards throughout The Hague. All entries were also exhibited online.
During The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend from July 8 to 11, 2021 in The Hague, posters with the graduation work were spread throughout the city.