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Thursday 04


Thursday 4 March 2021, 20:00 - 20:00
Thu 4 Mar 2021
Thu 4th Mar 2021
20:00 -
Doors open:

Rotterdam, 4 March 2021


Marloes de Vries is appointed as the new Director of Stichting Roodkapje, Rotterdam’s multidisciplinary platform for presentation and talent development.
From August 1st, she will take over from interim director Geert Peters, who temporarily fulfilled this position after the departure of Gerben Willers (Artistic Director) and Nadîja Broekhart (Director of Operations). Until August 1st, starting from April 1st, Marloes de Vries will work parttime alongside Geert Peters before taking over fulltime.
De Vries has earned her stripes as curator-at-large at MAMA, platform for visual culture, and has heart for young talent and interdisciplinary cultural production. Previous to MAMA, she worked as editor for Dorst, an experimental platform for young creatives of the VPRO. Recently she worked as teacher and coördinator arts and culture at the Grotius College in Delft, and developed educational programs for the independent art space Rib in Rotterdam Charlois. Since 2020 she is a member of the Committee for Visual Arts at the municipality of Rotterdam.
As Director, Marloes de Vries will work together with the team of Roodkapje in realising the ambitions of The Hamburger Community of Art, The Hamburger Community of Life, and Burgertrut, as formulated in the Cultuurplan 2021-2024, including the supervision on the business operations of Roodkapje.
De Vries on her appointment as Director of Roodkapje: “I am very excited to start working with the team, the artists, programmers, and the audience that all make Roodkapje into a fantastic place, and I look forward to further develop Roodkapje with them. The performance NOUVEAU EURO TRASH at Roodkapje convinced me to permanently move to Rotterdam in 2014. I just had to be in a city with such a community. That I can commit myself to Roodkapje now completes the circle.”

Rotterdam, 4 maart 2021

Marloes de Vries wordt de nieuwe algemeen directeur-bestuurder van Roodkapje, het Rotterdamse multidisciplinaire platform voor presentatie en talentontwikkeling.
Zij volgt per 1 augustus 2021 directeur-bestuurder a.i. Geert Peters op, die na het vertrek van Gerben Willers (bestuurder, directeur artistiek) en Nadîja Broekhart (bestuurder, directeur bedrijfsvoering) tijdelijk het algemeen directeurschap heeft vervuld. Vanaf 1 april 2021 zal Marloes de Vries parttime samen met Geert Peters de functie van directeur bestuurder vervullen.
De Vries heeft bij MAMA, platform voor visuele cultuur, haar sporen verdiend als curator en programmamaker. Haar hart ligt bij jong talent en interdisciplinaire cultuur. Voorafgaand aan MAMA was zij o.a. redacteur bij het experimenteel platform voor jonge makers Dorst bij de VPRO. Recentelijk werkte ze als docent en coördinator kunst en cultuur bij het Grotius College in Delft en ontwikkelde ze educatieprogramma’s bij Rib in Rotterdam Charlois. Daarnaast is zij sinds 2020 commissielid Beeldende Kunst van de gemeente Rotterdam.
Marloes de Vries zal als algemeen directeur samen met het artistieke team van Roodkapje de ambities voor The Hamburger Community of Art en The Hamburger Community of Life en Burgertrut verder vorm geven, zoals die zijn neergelegd in het cultuurplan 2020-2024.
Daarnaast gaat zij leidinggeven aan de zakelijke bedrijfsvoering van de stichting.
De Vries over haar aanstelling als directeur van Roodkapje: “Ik heb enorm veel zin om te werken met het team, de makers en het publiek die van Roodkapje zo een fantastische plek maken en kijk ernaar uit deze samen met hen door te ontwikkelen. De performance NOUVEAU EURO TRASH van Roodkapje haalde mij in 2014 over definitief de sprong naar Rotterdam te wagen. Een stad waar zo een gemeenschap huist daar moest ik zijn. Dat ik me nu voor Roodkapje mag gaan inzetten maakt de cirkel rond.”

Roodkapje offers a unique art programme, an exhibition space and an artistic development program in downtown Rotterdam.

Nada van Dalen performance
Photo credits: Alisa Wanders | Work: Performance by Nada van Dalen

Our art program is dynamic, surprising and multi-voiced at heart. Exhibitions, workshops, installations, talks, performances, experiments and the new Hamburger Community of Art residency form the basis of our 2019 programme. Whether it’s making Russian dumplings, performing a group choreography, creating face masks or indulging in a jelly fruit performance - you can engage in our public art program in many, many ways.

The Hamburger Community of Art artists-in-residence and the various art programmers are the ones who have the strongest say in the development of Roodkapje’s art programme. They determine the content and shape of the many activities that are being organized throughout the year and, thereby, are an integral part of Roodkapje. Without them, Roodkapje would not be the same.

If you are looking for unconventional, experimental yet accessible art, then Roodkapje is the place for you.


Opening times
Club Rory: The Reality
Photo credits: Nick Thomas | Work: Rory Pilgrim for Club Rory: The Reality

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 17:00 - 21:00
Friday | 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed

Hamburger Community of Art

Read more about the HCA residency program and artists below

With the Hamburger Community of Art residency program, Roodkapje takes a new direction in terms of the presentation, talent support and development within its art program. The Hamburger Community of Art (HCA) is a yearlong artistic development program for emerging artists. During this pilot year, Roodkapje aims to equip the selected artists – as well as the audience – with skills to be resourceful and self-sufficient in assembling diverse voices through training, mentoring (by a.o. Nora Turato and Jeroen Koolhaas) and with support in organizing events, presentations and workshops. The HCA will produce and host cultural events, social activities and projects that will be open to all audiences. 

The HCA is based on the principles of experimentation, collaboration and developing new artistic practices. Questions we need to ask ourselves are: What can artists learn from each other? How can (young) artists stimulate their development collectively? What can society learn from artists and vice versa?

Please keep an eye on our website or walk by the window of the HCA to see what they are working on. 

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Iriée Zamblé

• Iriée Zamblé •

Expressively painted heads of self-contained people of colour are playing the lead in Iriée Zamblé's work. Zamblé puts a magnifying glass upon some of the people that may pass us by daily. Acquaintances, passengers and friends therefore lay at the base of the painted heads. By appropriating details of their appearance, Zamblé shapes a new bold figure. The portrayed are depicted to present themselves as a norm in its variety. With her latest series ''The Default” Zamblé positions people of colour as a standard rather than an exception.

Iriée Zamblé, The Default (Series), 2019, exhibition view at HKU Graduation show, 50 x 35 cm (each).
Iriée Zamblé, The Default (Series), 2019, exhibition view at HKU Graduation show, 50 x 35 cm (each).
Danielle Hoogendoorn


• Danielle Hoogendoorn •

Danielle Hoogendoorn works impulsively and associative, and so is her use of materials. Based on her experiences, she tells her stories portrayed by her favourite animals. Animals play and important role in her life, as they are means to see how far she can go before the border between art and kitsch is crossed. Even though Daniëlle’s work appears sweet and girly at first sight, things are not always as peaceful as they seem. Through her direct approach she tries to take the formal character of painting, and the museum’s white wall out of account, looking to redefine these existing conventions with banality and humour.

Danielle Hoogendoorn, presentation overview at Prospects & Concepts, 2018, Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam, with thanks to Mondriaan Fonds.
Danielle Hoogendoorn, presentation overview at Prospects & Concepts, 2018, Van Nelle Fabriek Rotterdam, with thanks to Mondriaan Fonds.
Rafiq Abbasov


• Rafiq Abbasov •

Rafiq Abbasov is an emerging international artist from Azerbaijan. His work is staged around the understanding and meaning of time. In his perspective, time is the only variable that we, humans, have no control over. By accepting this fact, Rafiq fills this continuum with temporary multisensory experiences to both escape and explore a new meaning of the perception of time. One of his recent conclusions is the definition of playground: Playground as a counter-public space in public space. My works are in continuous search of (free) space human being can find, to define their own rules of understanding, away from controlled systems.

Rafiq Abbasov, 'ABC', 2019, Academy Minerva, Virtual Space; NYC Brooklyn.
Rafiq Abbasov, 'ABC', 2019, Academy Minerva, Virtual Space; NYC Brooklyn.
Lavinia Xausa


• Lavinia Xausa •

Lavinia Xausa (IT) works, lives and pretends to learn Dutch in Rotterdam. The center of her artistic practice consists in applying semiotics and sacred art research to an ongoing, participatory art practice, by involving groups of people on self analysis and auto-recognition of their own role in history. Shifting through different kinds of media, from photography to moving images, found footage, sound and text, from writing to performance, she aims to reframe the present in the light of ancient narratives well established in the collective memory.

Lavinia Xausa, 'CULT! A dive into mild water', 2020, 7' Single-channel video installation + 297 x 420 mm printed image.
Lavinia Xausa, 'CULT! A dive into mild water', 2020, 7' Single-channel video installation + 297 x 420 mm printed image.
Gill Baldwin


• Gill Baldwin •

Gill Baldwin uses analog and digital methods to explore the biases and behaviours of contemporary digital technology. Her background as an interior architect explores the incorporation of digital technologies within the built environment and their effect on the neighbourhood, the self, and human agency.

Gill Baldwin, '3% of Everything', 2019, 3D printed sculpture, convolutional neural network software, variable dimensions.
Gill Baldwin, '3% of Everything', 2019, 3D printed sculpture, convolutional neural network software, variable dimensions.
The Hamburger Community of Art is made possible by

Roodkapje is the breeding ground for young musicians, programmers and other upcoming talent from home and abroad. 

Photo credits: Koen Bouman | Music performance by Slift during King Sepi: Slift / Pig Frenzy / Pizza Knife / Network 76

From bedroom folk, minimalist electro and dreampop to noise, downtempo beats and trip-hop – all is heard first at Roodkapje. Both local and global fresh talents often kick-off at Roodkapje, where they receive the support and freedom needed to experiment. A music night at Roodkapje means a night full of undiscovered and emerging bands, DJs, labels and collectives. Keep an eye or two on our music events and be the first to discover new talent.

Meet Our Promoters

Bound Centre group photo
Photo credits: Luc Schol

Bound Centre

Bound Centre is a label, collective and club night based in Rotterdam. It is initiated and represented by Victor Metske, S x m b r a, Ice Viper, Imhotel and Holowave. Together they aspire to provide a new soundtrack to the contemporary reality of the city by fusing scenes, genres and ideology. Thereby taking Rotterdam club culture to a whole new (and next) level. Bound Centre's mix of sounds and influences takes shape during their club nights, organized on a regular basis at Roodkapje Rotterdam.

Graphic design: Jonathan Castro

Keep an eye on their Facebook and Instagram to be part of the cult.

Kampung logo
Image credit: Luc Schol


Kampung is a Rotterdam-based music collective / label focused on the development of talent. They aim to be a platform for beginning artists who struggle to find their way in the jungle that is the contemporary music scene. Combining Downtempo Beats, Trip-Hop, Hip-Hop and other styles of a beat type nature, Kampung aims to create a family-like environment for their creators.Artists in their roster include Gita Buhari, Glimlip, Imhotel, BoiMesa and more to be announced soon.

After their first succesful club night on March 1st 2019 at Roodkapje (with Radius ETC, Boi Mesa, Filosofische Stilte and Imhotel) we are more than happy and excited to see what Kampung has in store for us in the future. 

The creative mastermind behind Kampung is Rotterdam-based musician and producer Arjuna Vlasblom.

Graphic design: Luc Schol. 

Read more about Kampung on their website.

FOEF group photo
Photo credits: FOEF


FOEF is a platform for the queer community based in Delft. They offer a space to come together and celebrate what it means to be out and proud. At the beginning of March 2019, FOEF flew over to Rotterdam to throw a fairytale-themed night at Roodkapje full of magical STARDUST, poisonous apples, glass STILETTOS and golden carriages. 

At FOEF, you do not have to dress in a certain way, talk about certain things, dance in a certain way and love in a certain way. You can dress/talk/dance and love however and whoever you want! So you don’t have to be gay to join: the more diversity, the better!

Join this queer initiative next time for a non-conformative art, music and fun party. 

KONTRA Slut Walk
Photo credits: Flor Alarcon


KONTRA is a grass roots project that focuses on supporting countercultures and subversive art. It is Rotterdam-based but welcomes all dissidents from any and everywhere. KONTRA explores the boundaries between art and social activism and offers alternative ways of art making, partying and art management. We search for countercultures

In March 2019, KONTRA pulled off Rotterdam's very first Slut Walk and organized a banner-making workshop and extended cultural programme at Roodkapje. We are happy and proud to support KONTRA and are eager to march on together.

Keep up with KONTRA and all they have to offer via their Facebook and Instagram.

Opening Times

Monday | Closed
Tuesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday | 17:00 - 21:00
Thursday | 17:00 - 21:00
Friday | 17:00 - 21:00
Saturday | 17:00 - 21:00
Sunday | Closed


Burgertrut, just like any other restaurant, had to close down but opened their doors for Burgertrut TO-GO. Check the menu here! To order call or use WhatsApp: 06 408 984 75 or just drop by. Tue - Sat 17.00 - 21.00 uur

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Burgertrut serves the best homemade veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town.

Burgertrut is Roodkapje's cosy hamburger restaurant where you can drink, eat and meet others! The best veggie, vegan and organic beef burgers in town are accompanied by a great selection of art, music, coffee, tea, homemade (vegan) cakes, healthy salads and soups. Best of all, the profit of Burgertrut supports the cultural program of Roodkapje.

huilende burger
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus
Photo credits: Lara Arnoldus

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