Arthouse Holland is an artist residency located in Leiderdorp, the Netherlands, in a beautiful rural atmosphere, just a short trip away from the big cities like Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam. We currently offer artist-in-residence programs for six artists. We provide private spaces in a nurturing atmosphere for self-directed residencies, providing time, support and room for creativity. The beneficiaries of the artistic residency can belong to any discipline and nationality. Directed to culture professionals (writers, curator, artists, etc) with no age limit, who want to develop a creative or investigation project. Arthouse Holland’s artistic residency programme is born from the experience of linking artists and investigators from different origins and creating a trans-disciplinary, collaborative and dynamic working space, where any kind of artistic and cultural initiative has a home. The Arthouse Holland residency offers artists and culture professionals a quiet and peaceful place in the middle of nature, perfect for focussing in their creative process or artistic investigation. Enabling a nurturing experience exchange through interaction.
Arthouse Pani is a "Self Directed" residency, where artists and creatives can come for a minimum of one month and a maximum of three. Arthouse Pani is located in Tequisquiapan, which is considered a Magic Town, perfect to create, quiet and cosy but still very well connected to big cities and beautiful surroundings. Residents have a private room with a private bathroom and working space at the multiple studios. We want every artist to focus mainly on their creative process, so the daily distractions will be covered: Breakfast from Monday to Friday is provided, as well as the cleaning of the rooms and common areas.
Residents Arthouse Holland:
Pilar Sáenz / Jaime Shelley / Ana Meneses / Sara Torre / Valentina Taom / Victoria Adame / Carmen Casas / Lucía Ferreira / Anna Galushchak / Carmen la Griega / Debbie Reda / Pierre Fudarylí / Gabriel Durando / Harmke Datema Chang / Mario Gildardo / Héctor Aristo / Andrea Peña / Isabel Álvarez / Leonardo Díaz / Alico Roviralta / Marcela Herbert / Enrique Veganzones / Gloria Barbachano / Camila Parra / Sebastian Urbina / Michael Rudloff / Jorge Durón / Victoria Cuevas / Rilke Roca / Yvette Malo / Javier Capetillo / Dennis Miranda / Ulises Durán / Beatriz Dubois / Marco Prieto / Jerry van der Bol / Tejedor / Peter Kromhout / Erin Gatz / Patricia Ruvalcaba / Barry Wolfryd / Irene García / Heylenne / Mario Schuster / Vanessa Velib / Tamara Karzberg / Diana Trujillo / Ricardo Santos / Fernanda Olivares / Karla Solano / Andrew Salgado / Valter Adam Casotto / Alpay Effe / John Wentz / Laurine Wagner / Jaime Gonzalez / NVISIBLE.STUDIO / Rik / Annegret Bleisteiner / Santiago Martínez Peral / Raquel Mora / James Lloyd / Sarah Francis / Johanna Pinto / Roos Tulen / Carlos Miguel Roos / Maya Hendricks / Irina Patkanian
Residentes Arthouse Pani:
Gerardine Sep / Ricardo Diaque / Daniel Martin / Daan Noppen / Ricardo Santos / Pierre Fudarylí / Totxla / Carlos Perucini / Raquel Mora / Santiago Martínez Peral / Anita JingAn / María Calzada / Georgia Hinaris / Elias Ningeraard /Walker Payne / Jonat Deelstra / Sebastián Dávila / Mario Gildardo / Sam Andrea / Tejedor / Henrik Uldalen / Violet P Jones / Laurence Fuller / Ivo Nupoort / Lola Villa / Adriaan de Wolf
REVIEWS ARTHOUSE HOLLAND
"My experience at Arthouse Holland was quite gratifying. I really enjoyed being in contact with nature and the landscapes surrounding the residence. The plants, the birds, the flowers, the canal, the bike rides, among others, ... finally now that I am in another place, I can remember everything as: a magical experience. At the same time sharing my stay and forming new friendships created an environment that inspired my project in many ways and are now part of my story. The shape that the selection of ideas and colors took, new projects that were born there and are now beginning in another time and space. Now, I am more convinced that: sharing experiences has to be part of our history to grow as people, that this helps us to develop better in our field of work. Without any hesitation, I would return to "Arthouse Holland" to continue exchanging ideas, learning about new áreas and enjoying art, the company and nature."
Valentina Taom, Tequisquapan, México.
"ArtHouseHolland is a space less than a 10 minute bike ride away from the city of Leiden, I had the opportunity to stay in the residence where Manon and Santi have an excellent workshop where artistic projects get developed and in which I have been able to share long hours of work together with other fellow artists. From the first day, the hosts made me feel like I was in my own home and have done everything possible so each and everyone else that was there felt the same. The room I had assigned was spacious and very comfortable, as well as all the common areas and the workshop, the latter with everything you need to work and with Santi at all times ready to help you in whatever you need. As I said in the beginning, from the first day the stay is and they make it so you feel very pleasant and they even organise a small tour of Leiden, where they explain where you can find materials for your work, as well as answer any questions you may have regarding trains, schedules and journeys to other towns and
cities in the Netherlands. The residence is located in a beautiful natural space from which you can travel by bike not only to Leiden, but also to all the surrounding villages to make small excursions and to know a little more about its culture, its customs, ..., and even to the beach if you feel like doing a little longer tour (which is worth it) and take a swim or just watch the scenery. Sincerely, for me it has been a very positive experience that I hope to repeat again and that I advise all those who want to live something similar, both for the result of the project, for the place and of course for the hosts that I take as friends, to whom I send a hug from here."
Pilar Saenz Sevilla, Spain.
"I almost have no words to express my gratitude in every way to Art House Holland. Undoubtedly it has been a unique experience, gratifying and very productive since during my stay new projects were born there with which I am very motivated. Since I got off the plane until the end of my stay everything has been a sum of enriching experiences both artistic and personal since I took away great friends (Manon, Santi, Sari and Jaime). They have been the perfect ingredient to make this period even better than expected. I take from each a lot of learning. About Manon and Santiago, the managers of this precious project, I can only say nice things. They have made me feel at home since they were always waiting for us to be comfortable and gave us many facilities to advance our artistic projects. In addition I have to emphasise that thanks to them we have known Holland as authentic Dutch since they took us to typical places that they knew well. The spacious, bright and carefully decorated residence is situated in a bucolic enclave, surrounded by authentic peace and nature that inspires the inspiration and the desire to create. The house is very well connected to the centre of Leiden (a beautiful city full of canals and harmony), which I practically visited daily to advance my project. It is also close to the train station which connects with major cities such as: The Hague, Amsterdam and Antwerp among others. Art House Holland is a highly recommended experience from which I have had the great luck of being a part of. In my memory it lies and I will miss many good times that I have spent there. Victoria Adame Córdoba, Spain My stay at Art House Holland exceeded my expectations. The atmosphere in which I lived was warm. Manon and Santiago are wonderful hosts. They have opened the door of their home for us to live with them. You live in a very clean and cosy space. It is hard to be lonely in the house, there is always someone. But if you like privacy and silence, like me, then there is your private room, the studio or the multiple spaces that Leiden has to offer. If you love the kitchen, like me, you can enjoy the culinary talents of Santiago. He is an artist! The workspace is huge. I was happy because I like working with large formats, and in the workshop I
could use the generous space that enabled me to make a big piece, the biggest one I've made so far. In fact, I am very interested in coming back and making a new work ... huge! If you like rugged spaces, Leiden has a lot to offer. If you like sports, be prepared, because just outside "the farm" there is a lot of street to run or cycle, there is also a gym nearby. Manon and Santiago are wonderful hosts and are always willing to help you with anything you need. Leiden, and the space that Art House Holland offers, are ideal for manifesting 'aesthetic experiences'. The peace and quiet that is being lived demands and motivates the introspection and contact "with oneself" which, in my opinion, is necessary for the development of each artist. On the other hand Santiago is, besides a great host, a great artist, a master in engraving, silkscreening and carpentry, in addition to many other skills. He was always willing to teach us what it took a whole career to learn himself, something that is not common, between artists. Always willing to share everything that has led him to enjoy the prestige and recognition he has. In addition to everything he has built throughout his career, this Project Art House Holland is, in my opinion, a masterpiece. Art House Holland, is forever a point in my personal and professional development. Where I could develop myself as a dedicated artist. Although my period of stay was short, friendships and bonds were formed, and I am sure they are lifelong links. Again, thanks Manon! Thanks Santiago! Neon Caron Mexico city, Mexico In the summer of 2017 I spent a month working at Art House Holland. The silence, the nature and the studies, besides the assistance of Manon and Santiago, created the ideal conditions to be able to work at ease and in a fluid way. To all this add the company of other artists and organised activities, such as visits to museums and towns of the Netherlands. It is an enriching experience, which I totally recommend."
Ana Meneses Madrid, Spain.
REVIEWS ARTHOUSE PANI
"One of the most notable things about being an Arthouse Pani resident was the utter absence of distraction. Full concentration - awakening in the morning and going straight into the studio, looking out at the sky and sculpture garden as a source, the clear open space to be filled only with art, and going to sleep at night with dreams of projects. Letting all else go, focusing full-time on the creative process, has been a tremendous gift. The artists that I had the good fortune to be placed with have become very good friends and I have learnt a lot from them after sharing many laughs and hours of stimulating art conversations. The studio complex is beautifully kept and provides a stimulating and tranquil setting. Carla is a great cook, in fact cooking is her art form, and she created memorable mealtimes and get-togethers with eclectic and interesting guests. The rooms and accommodation are thoughtfully and beautifully presented and the whole ambience and experience of the residency was wonderful. The setting was breath-taking, and perfect for outdoor painting and drawing. The indoor studio space is well equipped and adaptable and provides an ideal working environment."
Violet P Jones Poland
"Hola! Soy Sebastian Dávila y soy un artista visual mexicano. Mi estancia en Art House Pani ha sido de las mejores experiencias de mi vida. Dentro de mi trabajo artístico, la residencia marcó un antes y un después en la manera de realizar mis obras ya que además de realizar el proyecto que tenía planeado, los aportes y experiencias recibidas en los estudios no han dejado de ampliar mis horizontes respecto hasta dónde puedo llegar con mi obra. Fue un mes lleno de lecciones de arte y vida. Sígueme en instagram en @sebastiandavilaart para conocer más sobre mi obra realizada aquí, así como el resto de mi trabajo."
Sebastian Dávila, México.
"Soy Anita JingAn de China, se me puede encontrar como @anitayeahanita por instagram. La estancia en Arthouse Pani fue una de las mejores experiencias creativas que he tenido, cerca de la naturaleza, del arte y del maestro Knut y de otros artistas!
¡Ah cómo desea regresarme a Tequis pronto!"
Anita JingAn, China.
"Sam Andrea, Netherlands / 26-03-1991/ samandrea.nl / instagram @sammowgliandrea
I am a painter by heart and was struck by the incredible colors of mexico. It was my first time in the country and after a couple of weeks of inspirational travel I came to Arthouse Pani to translate my impressions into work. I could not have found myself in a better place to do so. Arthouse Pani bid me a warm welcome and the comfort and peace one needs to focus on new work.
Knut and Carla form a great power duo that make anyone feel welcome and part of the family. A big family that recently visited and inspired.
During my travels to Oaxaca I came across a lot of woodcuttings. These inspired me to make pieces myself. The printing presses that are in the workshop came to great use and Knut would be very helpful to explain how things worked.
Mexico is a wonderful and beautiful country, eclectic with its culture, architecture and a whole lot of color. In my two months of working at arthouse pani I have felt the freedom to let go of all my technicalities and just work freely on whatever came to mind."
Sam Andrea, Netherlands.
"Henrik Uldalen (1986, South Korea) / Instagram @henrikaau / Twitter @henrikaau / Website henrikaau.com /
My name is Henrik Uldalen, born in South Korea 1986 and growing up in Norway. You can find me on Instagram and Twitter at @henrikaau. My experiences with the residency have been fabulous. I have not only gained valuable experiences for my artistic production, I have found a lifelong family. I have traveled, dined, worked and explored, with both residents and hosts in my time at the space. The residency and the people I have met there has helped me expand on the ideas around art and what art means to me. It’s been a life changing experience."
"My experiences with the residency have been fabulous. I have not only gained valuable experiences for my artistic production, I have found a lifelong family. I have traveled, dined, worked and explored, with both residents and hosts in my time at the space. The residency and the people I have met there has helped me expand on the ideas around art and what art means to me. It’s been a life changing experience."
Henrik Uldalen, South Korea.