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Interested in interning or volunteering for an international art fair? Then look no further! Opportunities are available to learn about every aspect of building a fair, including being on-site and working the actual event.

The volunteers receive (upon successful completion): 
- ‘Certificate of Completion Amsterdam Art Fair volunteer Assistant” 2019.
- Official thank you letter signed by the Director of the organisation. 
- Invitation for 2 for the VIP After-Party on Sat 31st Aug 22uur in ClubNL.
- Free Catalogue Amsterdam Art Fair 2019
- Free 2 VIP Tickets Fri 30th August Champagne Receptie to invite key contacts.

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Geometric Abstract Impressionist Artist Fino showing at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017


Artist Fino is a geometric abstract impressionist and a portrait painter, from Portugal currently living in Amsterdam. Fino spent the first 15 years of his career dedicated to stage arts and music, with painting and drawing as a constant presence. In 2014, he began dedicating his time exclusively to painting.

"My work is based on the following premise: chaos to order, instinct to reason, trial and error, dance, movement, gesture, color, poetry, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. Mark! Repeat…"

A short film on Fino's approach can be found here.

What drives you? 

Beauty. Craftsmanship. The notion of the ephemeral and a constant need to learn, to challenge myself and feed my curiosity for the processes of creating something.  

What is your definition of art?

I don’t have a definition for art. I have a personal notion of beauty, of aesthetics and a wide range of feelings and I strongly believe it’s the gathering and balance between these elements and strong craftsmanship, a total dedication to the craft that creates the organic being that is a good work of art.

Where do you get your inspiration?

Music plays a major role in my approach to paint, because it embodies the same principles: rhythm, harmony, contrast, and rigor, balanced with freedom and storytelling. I always have music on the background when I start a piece, and I like to let the first passages to be influenced by it. Other source of inspiration include viewing works of other artists, spending time in nature or in the city, taking in the various sights and sounds and scents, and finally the images that come to mind from reading poetry and literature.

How do you deal with artist's block?

I don’t think I’ve ever had artist’s block. I’ve had good and bad days in the studio, but I show up for work everyday and paint.

Sometimes I’ll wander off to my guitar, or I’ll enjoy watching other people work, or sometimes a simple conversation with someone will get creativity regenerated.

Where do you see your art going in ten years?

Ten years is a long time, so I dare not to plan so far ahead. But I´d love to have the financial possibility to open an academy of arts for younger kids in my hometown to help create the underpainting of a brighter, more educated future in Portugal. I also see my theatrical universe becoming closer to the painting one. I had to completely break with the first for a while to reinvent myself. In the future I see myself bringing them together. But for now my future is drawn a day at a time in the Netherlands, and I love it here.

Can you tell us what you have going on right now?

Planning my big show in Oporto, Portugal for November, where I’ll present pieces from the past year, while creating two new shows for the USA for March 2018.  I’m also currently painting commissions for clients in Portugal while starting a new body of work to present to collectors, agents or galleries in Amsterdam in the coming year.

I´m also navigating the processes of self promotion, re-imagining a career after 15 years dedicated to the stage, and finding a voice and a recognizable style across different mediums and themes.  I am working to build relationships with galleries in two new countries, as we have recently relocated to the Netherlands from Portugal, and we often visit the USA.

In total, I am working to build  a coherent string of recognisable work and entering the gallery market and finding an agent.  

Can you tell us what your 'Before I Die' is?

Visit Africa, Japan, Iceland and Vietnam. Raise a family, plant a tree, continue painting.

I know my artwork is finished when…?

When aesthetically it feels balanced. I like to leave space for interpretation and dont like rendering too much. But like a baker or a carpenter, with experience comes the notion when a piece is ready and to not overwork it. It is something that requires time I believe, and a lot of bad paintings. Fortunately we’re painters, not surgeons, so if we screw up, no one dies.

Best Commissioned artwork ever done was…?

A 2x5m diptych for a private collector, with “Cosmos” as the base theme. I have also painted a couple of portraits I´m really proud of.

Which are your favorite artists?

There are so many. I have found comfort and knowledge in different aspects of so many different forms of art.

I love street art, having started in the streets myself as a performer, and I like paintings that carry that soulful freedom in it. But I also love craftsmanship and elegance so, art nouveaux and portraiture are amongst my favorite styles. And I love abstraction more and more everyday, so within these parameters I´d say Basquiat, Picasso, Klimt, Mucha, Rutenberg, Mann, Osamu Obi, Cesar Santos, Vhils, Van Gogh, Vermeer, Yoko Shimitzu, Rembrandt, and the list would go on. Sometimes my most cherished influences are from people I know personally - musicians and playwrights and actors or even sportsman, of which there are great artists also.

Best exhibition ever participated in…?

This will be my first group exhibit and I‘m honoured to be participating after just one month on arriving to Amsterdam. So I’d say this one.

I’ve mostly worked on commissions, but I’m really proud of the show I assembled in Portugal in 2015.  Fifteen paintings were shown in the beautiful main room of a 17th century palace right in the center of Oporto.  Each piece was illuminated individually with theatrical spot lights, making it appear that the paintings were floating in mid air. I do believe lighting plays a major role in a show of paintings, just as it has in theatre. Because it was held in the school where I studied theatre, it carried a great meaning for me. Plus, we did it in the same weekend as my wedding!

Greatest achievements so far…?

In my career has a painter, my greatest achievement was finding my own methodology and voice. I´ve done a few things I’m proud of artistically, but I’ll share that with you in a dinner conversation with some good food and wine.

Would love to exhibit my work in …

Anywhere with walls, some wine and cheese, good people and good lighting.


25th & 26th August - Beurs van Berlage  

Third edition of the 'street art' fair the Amsterdam International Art Fair. Works on show from Damien Hirst, Mr Brainwash, Tracy Emin and Loes van Delft.

On 25th and 26th August at the Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam, the third edition of the Amsterdam International Art Fair will take place. With over 150 exhibitors showing work of renowned artists and upcoming talent with a wide-variety of mediums such as Paintings, Photography Art, Illustrations, Sculptures, and Street Art from over the entire world; USA, Australia, France, Japan, UK, and of course local talent from the Netherlands. The accent lays on contemporary art with a special focus on street art. 

There will be works on show of Award-winning Japanese artist Ishi Tashiro (Japan) and famous Dutch pop artist Loes van Delft (NL). The art fair, that gained over 7000 visitors previous edition, is an initiative of Global Art Agency - who after successful editions in Vienna, Tokyo, Miami and Oxford now once again lands in Amsterdam.

"This event attracts galleries, cultural organisations, art critics en of course a lot of art collectors. During the fair there will be more than 3000 pieces exhibited that will all be for sale from a varied price range between € 250 - € 155,000 EUR. This is then also a very interesting opportunity to get known within the contemporary art world and invest, whether you are a professional investor, art dealer, starting collector, admirer of art, or potential buyer." thus the organisers of the Global Art agency Joëlle Dinnage and Natal Vallve.

Art Collaboration by Loes van Delft (NL) and Joachim (Belgium) titled 'Baby, Come back' (120x120 cm) on premiere at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

Art Collaboration by Loes van Delft (NL) and Joachim (Belgium) titled 'Baby, Come back' (120x120 cm) on premiere at the Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017

Among other things, at the art fair works will be on show of nonetheless: 

  • Mr Brainwash (F): Pop graffiti artist and filmmaker, active from Los Angeles.

  • Loes van Delft (NL): Her creations offer a mix of cartoon, pop art and illustrations.

  • Ichi Tashiro (J): Japanese Pop Art artist who likes collages.

  • Jean-Yves Le Breton (F): French painter famous for his surrealistic landscapes.

Amsterdam International Art Fair 2017 25th and 26th August 2017 at de Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, Amsterdam.  

Friday 25th of August: Vernissage with champagne reception and DJ music from 18.00 to 21.00 (entrance fee: € 10, - or by invitation).

Saturday 26 August: opening hours from 11:00 to 17:00 (free entrance). On Saturday at 4 pm, the Best Artist Award will be held by a three-member jury consisting of Henk Veen (artist), Annemarie de Wildt (Amsterdam Conservatory) and Ruurd Hallema (sculptor).

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Nieuwe Amsterdamse kunstbeurs brengt internationaal talent, bekende namen, en street art naar de Beurs van Berlage.


De bruisende stad Amsterdam staat paraat om talent van over de hele wereld te verwelkomen tijdens de eerste Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair van 28 tot 29 augustus 2015 in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage, gelegen aan de Damrak in het hart van de mooie stad.


Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is de internationale kunstbeurs die meer dan 40 galeries van over de hele wereld tentoonstelt speciaal voor de Amsterdammers en de rest van Nederland om van te genieten. Het evenement trekt kunstcritici, verzamelaars, galeries, en culturele instellingen. Tijdens de kunstbeurs worden er meer dan 3.000 kunstwerken geshowcased voor een geweldige tentoonstelling en ook voor de verkoop, dit is een uitstekende gelegenheid om zich onder te dompelen in een rijke collectie van de wereldwijde kunst hetzij als bewonderaar of als koper. Een rijke en prachtige mix van talentvolle kunstenaars gepresenteerd door internationale galeries vanuit meer dan 30 landen die de centraal gelegen Beurs van Berlage zullen vullen met een ongelofelijke showcase aan kunst. Verwacht een gevarieerde line-up gepresenteerd over drie concepten: Hedendaags, Modern, en wordt er ook speciaal de aandacht gegeven aan de Urban, Graffiti en Street-Art.

"De kunstbeurs is niet alleen gericht op de moderne en hedendaagse kunst, maar we willen de ook aandacht geven aan de Urban Art." zegt Curator Joelle Dinnage. "Tijdens de Tokyo International Art Fair zijn we erin geslaagd om dit concept te verwerkelijken. Werken van Mr. Brainwash, Shane Bowden, en vele andere grote namen. Het maakt de sfeer van de kunstbeurs echt dynamisch, en is veel toegankelijker en makkelijker om de aspirant-verzamelaar te betoveren, maar trekt ook de belangstelling van veel ervaren kunstkenners en verzamelaars. We hebben gemerkt dat de populariteit om in hedendaagse kunst te investeren enorm is gestegen in een korte tijd - dit is dan ook een mooie kans voor de Nederlandse kunstliefhebber!"


Curator Natal Vallve voegt toe: "De beurs heeft meer te bieden, onder andere live performance kunst door Henk Veen - beroemd Amsterdamse kunstenaar. Henk is ook een van de juryleden van de 'AIAF Best Artist' prijs. Henk zal de awards beoordelen samen met een aantal andere leden bestaande uit galeriehouders, curators, kunsthandelaren, en bekroonde kunstenaars, zoals de Nederlandse beeldhouwer Ruurd Hallema, en Loes van Delft die onlangs heeft tentoongesteld naast Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat Ciro Schu, Ryca, etc. in de 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."

De toegang tot de beurs is gratis op zaterdag 29 augustus van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur, met de AIAF Awards om 16.00 uur. Op vrijdag 28 augustus 2015 is de Private View en Champagne receptie voor genodigden of € 10 euro voor een kaartje, en geeft tevens toegang tot het netwerk after-party.

Een fantastisch evenement in de prachtige Beurs van Berlage in het hart van de stad Amsterdam, dat je moet bezoeken!

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Vrijdag 28 augustus 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Zaterdag 29 augustus 2015: Gratis entree openingstijden van 11.00 uur tot 17.00 uur graag online voorboeken of loop binnen!

Tickets are available here.


Op zaterdag is om 16.00 uur de AIAF Awards Ceremony waarbij bezoekers ook een kunstwerk kunnen winnen door middel van een € 1 Euro lootje te kopen om mee te doen aan de loterij. Alle opbrengsten gaat naar het goede doel van GAA - weeshuizen in Nepal en Afrika. 


Tel. +44(0)7825443925

Amsterdam International Art Fair Press Release I - English version

Amsterdam International Art Fair 28-29 August 2015 at the Beurs van Berlage.

The picture-perfect city of Amsterdam is playing host to talent from all around the world when it stages the first Amsterdam International Art Fair from 28th to 29th August 2015 at the stunning Beurs van Berlage. 

Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair is the international art fair in the Dutch city that brings over 40 galleries from around the globe for Amsterdam to enjoy! Attracting art galleries, cultural institutions, art critics and collectors. Offering over 3,000 art pieces on display for exhibition and sale, this is a prime opportunity to immerse oneself into a rich collection of global art either as admirer or as purchaser. 

A rich and wonderful mix of talented artists presented by international galleries from over 30 countries that will be filling the prime located Beurs van Berlage – Amsterdam with an incredible display of art.

Presenting a diverse line-up of around 40 galleries from the Netherlands and around the world, across three concepts: Contemporary, Modern, and the devoted of Urban & Graffiti arts in two programmes; CONTEMPORARY PROGRAMME: exhibition dedicated to contemporary art galleries established for at least two years. And ARTSPACE PROGRAMME: curated section featuring international emergent and established artists.

Mr Brainwash

Mr Brainwash

"This is the first time that Amsterdam hosts an Art Fair of this kind..." says Curator Joelle Dinnage. "It is not only focused on the Modern and Contemporary art, but we like to bring attention to the Urban Art, Graffiti and Street Art." She continues... "At the Tokyo International Art Fair we managed to succeed in this concept. Galleries that have the works on show by, Mr Brainwash, Shane Bowden, and many other big names. It makes the vibe of the art fair really dynamic, and is much more accessible to enchant the aspiring collector."

Loes van Delft

Loes van Delft

Curator Natal Vallve adds "The Amsterdam Int'l Art Fair also has live performance art by Henk Veen who is one of Amsterdam's famous artists and he is also one of the guest judges of the AIAF prize for "Best Artist". Henk will be judging the awards together with a panel of gallery owners, curators, art dealers, and award-winning artists such as famous Dutch Sculptor Ruurd Hallema, and Loes van Delft who's work is also very urban. Loes recently exhibited alongside Banksy, Ashwan, Blek Le Rat, Ciro Schu, Ryca, and many others at the 3 Punts Galeria in Barcelona."    

Access to the fair is free on Saturday 29th August from 11.00 till 17.00pm with the AIAF Awards at 16.00pm. On Friday 28th August 2015 is the Private View and Champagne Reception for invitees or €10 Euro a ticket, and also gives access to the Network after-party.

A fantastic event at the beautiful Beurs van Berlage in the heart of the vibrant city of Amsterdam.

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Fri 28th Aug 2015: VIP Private View and Vernissage € 10 EUR: 18.00pm - 21.00pm 
Sat 29th Aug 2015: Free entry 11.00am - 17.00pm prebook (AIAF Awards Ceremony at 16.00pm)

Tickets are available here.


Tel. +44(0)7825443925