Orientation trips
The Mondriaan Fund organises orientation trips for visual artists and mediators to Asia, Latin America and Africa since 2004. The trips are aimed at exchange and cooperation between visual art professionals.


Thank you!

On behalf of the Mondriaan Fund, the Flanders Arts Institute, the Danish Arts Foundation and Pro Helvetia, we would like to thank all the institutions...


Interview with Rossella Biscotti by Birgit Donker and Rieke Vos

Rossella Biscotti is one of the participants of this orientation trip. She is a visual artist, living in Brussels and Rotterdam.


Day 12 Más Arte Más Acción, FLORA ars+natura, Nicolas Páris studio visit, Instituto de Vision, Sketch Room

We were welcomed, around a plethoric breakfast, by a bunch of people in the very nice house that hosts the project Más Arte Más Acción.


Interview with Dick Verdult by Birgit Donker and Rieke Vos

Dick Verdult is a visual artist, filmmaker, musician and writer. The Dutch audience got to know him in the nineties as a member of the IBW...


Day 11 NC-arte, Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional & Espacio Odeon

Our visit at NC-arte started with an introduction by Buenos Aires based “father of conceptual art in Latin America” Jorge Macchi...


Day 10 ArtBO 2015

The International Art Fair of Bogota aka ArtBo first opened in 2005 and consequently the opening on Thursday October 1st marked the fair’s 11th birthday.


Day 10 Bogotá – Museo Nacional de Colombia & Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica

This question was rhetorically posed to us by chief curator María Paola Rodríguez at the Museo Nacional de Colombia when she tried to reflect on the daunting task...


Interview with Sven Augustijnen by Birgit Donker & Rieke Vos

Sven Augustijnen is one of the participants of this orientationtrip. He is a visual artist, based in Brussels. His films, publications and installations...


Day 8 Centro Cultural Moravia, Museo de Antioquia, Museo Casa de la Memoria & Museo de Arte Moderno de Medellin

Moravia comes from “morar” which means to live (somewhere). It’s the name of one of Medellin’s poorest neighborhoods.


Day 7 Architectural tour of Medellín

Sunday morning we gather for a walk through Medellín. Gilda Wolf (connected to the Universidad Nacional de Colombia), accompanied by Tony Evanko...


Day 6 Medellin – Casa Tres Patios & Transfusion

Our program in Medellin started with presentations of eight artist run initiatives in Casa Tres Patios. This contemporary art center not only hosts exhibitions...


Day 5 Valparaiso – Ciudad Abierta de Almereida & Parque Cultural

I would like to hug you all, but you are too many.” Ana Paz Yanes is our warm, gentle and cheerful host when we visit the Ciudad Abierta de Almereida or Open City...


Day 4 Museo de la Solidaridad Salvador Allende & Galerie Metropolitana

"What an idea: to create a museum with art for the people, and then even abstract art?” The initiative Action Verdad was launched by Salvador Allende and...


Day 2 & 3 Pedro Montes D21 Proyectos De Arte & Local 5

When someone in the contemporary Chilean art world wants to bring over that curator of the Sao Paolo Biennale for a research trip and the Ministry of Culture...


Day 3 MAC Quinta Normal & Ch.ACO15

In the afternoon we visited the second building of Museum of Contemporary Art (MAC). Guided by Carola Chacon and Andrea Pacheco ...


Day 3 Museo de la Memoria y los Derechos Humanos & Matucana 100

Which role does Pinochet’s dictatorship play for the emerging contemporary art scene in Chile? This may seem like a strange question to ask in a year where...


Day 2 MAVI Museo de artes visuales

In the evening there was a special networking event organized by the Mondriaan Fund in collaboration with Alexia Tala ...


Day 2 Centro Gabriela Mistral

At the Centro Gabriela Mistral we met Alejandra Wood, executive director. The building has a very special history: built in 1972 by Allende’s government ...


Day 2 Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda & CEDOC

Our second day in Santiago kicked off with a visit to the Centro Cultural Palacio La Moneda where we met with the director of the exhibition program...


Day 1 Cash flows at Metales Pesados Visual

Behind every great gallery is a great amount of money. Of course, there are the transactions and the cheques. But let’s not forget ...


Day 1 Santiago – MAC and Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes

There may have been no better way to kick off our stay in Santiago de Chile than by having lunch at El Mercado Central, a busy and...



The 2015 trip is organised by the Mondriaan Fund. Participating institutes are Flanders Arts Institute, the Danish Arts Foundation and Pro Helvetia.