Our Unfair Game of Interview Roulette brings you behind the scenes of UNFAIR23, as we uncover the inspiration, the process, and the untold stories behind the artists’ fascinating creations.
Let’s hear it out for: #24 Simon Keizer & Hagar Schuringa
WE HAVE A WINNER!
With the no nonsense promise of direct commission and talent development, we proudly present the winning proposal selected by our expert jury.
We are super proud to announce the line-up for UNFAIR23 – are biggest edition yet – starring a staggering group of 60 emerging and renown artists.
Read all about it right below
Last year we launched the Artist Fund, a circular monetary fund that supports artists in the development of their presentation at our fair. We are proud to be the first (and probably only) art fair to pay participants.
The biggest edition as of yet
UNFAIR23 is a jubilee edition, celebrating 10 years since our first event. This year Unfair will be hosting over 60 artists, and will focus specifically on artists who graduated in challenging times. Whether it’s the banking crisis after 2008 or the recent corona crisis; this year we celebrate artists and their persistence, resilience and imagination.
Siomara van Bochove
Vincent de Boer
Inez de Brauw
Gilles de Brock
Jinbin Chen Tianyi
Ricardo van Eyk
Clémence Lollia Hilaire
Tara-Eva Kuijpers Wentink
Angel-Rose Oedit Doebé
Paola Quiñónez Rees
Thom van Rijckevorsel
Thomas van Rijs
Lou-Lou van Staaveren
Tom van Veen
Iris van der Zee
Curated art fair
Every year a Curatorial Advisory Committee is installed to propose a long list of artists who are in the formative years of their practice. From this longlist a carefully composed shortlist is curated by Unfair that reflects current cultural developments, with a wide arrange of practices, background and stages of development.
This years Curatorial Advisory Committee
Femmy Otten (artist and tutor)
Lee Stuart (brand manager at Patta)
Yuki Kho (cultural journalist and moderator)
Rita Ouédraogo (curator at Buro Stedelijk, writer and researcher)
Caroline Vos (head curator of the ING Collection)
Peter van der Es, Bas Koopmans and Adam Nillissen (partners Unfair)
Who decided art fairs should all look the same?
Away with the traditional square booth designs, we set out to find a new fair design for every Unfair edition with our Architect Award. Besides catering the many programs and artists we host, the winning design gets to shine on three consecutive editions of Unfair, in varying compositions. With this, we want to develop a more sustainable design, while still guaranteeing a unique experience for visitors and artists on each edition.
Justin Errami & Jonas Stappers
Read more on the award and this years shortlisted architects working on a unique design for UNFAIR23
Traditionally, Unfair will be held at the Gashouder in Amsterdam. This large industrial hall is known as the heart of the old gas factory that the Westergasfabriek once was. The former storage gas tank, with a surface area of 2500 m2 and the impressive height of 14.5 meters, was built in 1902 and designed by architect Isaac Gosschalk. The historic industrial site has been converted into a lively cultural village in the early 2000’s. Surrounded by green parks, the former industrial buildings house 16 special food & drink destinations and serve as a meeting point for culture in all its shapes and sizes.