Sep 10, 2022 to Jan 08, 2023

The exhibition BAKSTEEN pays tribute to this material with work by more than fifty artists, architects and designers from the Netherlands and abroad.

Abrasive Paradise

Feb 05, 2022 to Aug 14, 2022

In 2022 Kunsthal KAdE presents the exhibition 'Abrasive Paradise', in which twelve contemporary artists are invited to reflect upon the utopian ideal of a makeable world, within a world that turns out to be anything but makeable.


Mirror | Mirror. Reflect Yourself!

Jun 05, 2021 to Aug 29, 2021

Mirror | Mirror is designed to make visitors marvel at the diverse nature of the phenomenon of reflection. We face ourselves in the mirror every day. We constantly mirror our identity on social media. Our need for reflection (and self-reflection) is greater today than ever before. This exhibition invites visitors to explore the phenomenon in art history, in stories and in science. It includes work by around thirty Dutch and foreign artists and designers, all in some way interested in mirrors


This Is America | Art USA Today

Sep 26, 2020 to Dec 13, 2020

On 3 November, Americans went to the polls to elect their new president: either Donald Trump or Joe Biden. A pivotal moment in a politically and socially divided country. Kunsthal KAdE has set out to discover what position artists are adopting in these charged times.

Tell Me Your Story

Feb 08, 2020 to Aug 30, 2020

For the first time in Europe: 100 years of African American art based on storytelling. From February 8, visitors can explore the visual richness of black culture in Kunsthal KAdE through the works of 50 African American artists. Around 140 works - mainly on loan from the United States - will be exhibited in Amersfoort. Most of the participating artists have never been exhibited in the Netherlands before. Meet the figureheads of African American art and learn about their unique stories.


One Way Ticket to Mars

Sep 21, 2019 to Jan 12, 2020

One Way Ticket to Mars offers visitors a direct experience of various aspects of the journey to and living on Mars. How relentless are the conditions of this planet to be discovered? Is living on Mars a frightening idea or a provocative thought?

Videoland - 10 years of Kunsthal KAdE

May 25, 2019 to Sep 01, 2019

This summer, Kunsthal KAdE celebrates its tenth anniversary. For this year’s summer exhibition, Videoland, Kunsthal KAdE has selected 11 films that in some way balance the experience of a specific moment with a sense of eternity.

MAESTRO VAN WITTEL - Dutch master of the Italian cityscape

Jan 26, 2019 to May 05, 2019

Caspar van Wittel (1653-1736) was born in Amersfoort, left around 1673 for Italy, earned a good reputation for himself there and never returned to the Netherlands. Today, the vast majority of his works are in collections in Italy, England and Spain. With the exhibition 'MAESTRO VAN WITTEL – Dutch master of the Italian cityscape', Museum Flehite and Kunsthal KAdE honour this master, who is virtually unknown in the Netherlands, with a major retrospective.


A Balancing Act

Sep 15, 2018 to Jan 06, 2019

A Balancing Act will showcase the work of a number of Dutch and international artists who explore the quest for equilibrium in sculptures, installations, photographs, paintings, performances, drawings and video works.


May 26, 2018 to Aug 19, 2018

The focus of this group exhibition is the drawing material CHALK. Artists have been asked to produce new work with blackboard chalk and there are (inter)national loans of Joseph Beuys, Rudolf Steiner, Juan Muñoz and Nemanja Nikolić.

Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists

Jan 27, 2018 to May 06, 2018

The exhibition Tell Freedom comprises new and existing work by fifteen young artists from South Africa. In it, they reflect critically on the past, present and future of their country in a global context.


The Colours of De Stijl

May 06, 2017 to Sep 03, 2017

In this exhibition, Kunsthal KAdE zooms in on the use of colour by the six main exponents of De Stijl and goes on to examine how artists have continued to investigate the autonomous power of colour in the post-World War II period to the work of artists who are today still exploring colour as an independent element.

Well Made. In praise of the creative process

Jan 21, 2017 to Apr 17, 2017

In 2017 leading Dutch art journal Kunstschrift celebrates its 40th anniversary. View full list of participating artists and filmmakers via more information.


Soft Power Arte Brasil

May 21, 2016 to Aug 28, 2016

An overview of 38 contemporary Brazilian artists and artists’ groups working on issues currently facing the country

The Way Things Go

Jan 23, 2016 to May 01, 2016

What goes around comes around The Way Things Go. About cause and effect


Ryan McGinley Photographs 1999-2015

May 30, 2015 to Aug 30, 2015

Kunsthal KAdE’s summer exhibition is a major overview of work by American photographer Ryan McGinley (b. 1977, New Jersey, US). The show will include works from every series and period in the photographer’s career, from the gritty snapshots of his early life in the urban underworld of late-1990s Manhattan right through to his recent, highly aesthetic ‘road movie’ photographs of young nudes shot amid the untamed nature of the rural United States.

MOVE ON...! 100 years animation art

Jan 31, 2015 to May 10, 2015

Exhibition about animation art, with an overview of 50 animation films from a 100 year history, 22 installations by visual artists, a screening of four international animators, 20 student films and ‘making of’-material of six animators. In cooperation with the Dutch Animation Film Insitute (NIAf) and the Holland Animation Film Festival.


'WINDOWS' by Marc Mulders

May 03, 2014 to Aug 31, 2014

Kunsthal KAdE has invited artist Marc Mulders (b. Tilburg, 1958) to curate its opening exhibition in Amersfoort’s new Eemhuis cultural centre. The painter will show his own recent work in dialogue with pieces by other artists.


Now Japan

Sep 21, 2013 to Feb 02, 2014

This group show of Japanese art today features 37 contemporary artists of Japanese origin.


Jan 19, 2013 to Apr 14, 2013

10 installations by contemporary artists whose drawings explore three-dimensional space


The Dwelling Life of Man. Fotografie uit Margulies collectie

Sep 22, 2012 to Jan 06, 2013

Presentation of a selection of 160 photographic works from the extensive Martin Z. Margulies Collection in Miami. Guest curator is Frenchman Régis Durand, former Director of the Jeu de Paume and France’s Centre National de la Photographie, both in Paris.

Who More Sci-Fi Than Us, contemporary art from the Caribbean

May 25, 2012 to Aug 26, 2012

‘Who More Sci-Fi Than Us’ features work by a selection of contemporary artists from all over the Caribbean, from south (Antilles and Surinam) to north (Cuba and Jamaica) and from west (Costa Rica and Panama) to east (Barbados and Martinique), and every island in between.

Henk Visch

Jan 28, 2012 to May 06, 2012

Kunsthal KAdE presents a major solo exhibition of work by artist Henk Visch. It is the first ever show in the Netherlands to feature a representative selection of sculptures from every period of Visch’s 35-year career.



Sep 24, 2011 to Jan 08, 2012

Photographs, paintings, models and videos of urban and rural landscapes by forty international contemporary artists who all share a fascination with the world as a construct.

Meissen | SO - IL

May 28, 2011 to Aug 28, 2011

18th century porcelain in contemporary architecture.


Tom Claassen retrospective

May 15, 2010 to Aug 28, 2010

The first ever major retrospective of work by sculptor Tom Claassen can be seen at Kunsthal KAdE. A wide selection of Claassen’s sculptures will be on show in and around the exhibition centre including works normally sited in public spaces as well as works on loan from museums and private collections.



Sep 12, 2009 to Nov 15, 2009

‘vanlieshoutvanlieshout’ featured the work of five artists that share the same surname, (Atelier van Lieshout, Erik van Lieshout, Dirk van Lieshout, Lotte van Lieshout and Lotje van Lieshout) but aren't artistically connected (and only two are family). Despite no working in a 'school', they share certain fascinations. A catalogue was published.