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.




Bart Rutten started the first of May 2017 as artistic director of the Centraal Museum in Utrecht, where he is responsible for the exhibition programs and collections of this world class city museum. In his first two years he redirected the program with the Centraal Museum staff to a (inter)nationally more visible and more active vibrant museum with a wide variety of collaborations in the de Centraal program.
Before that he has been working as Head of Collections at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam since 2014 and was previously the Curator of Paintings and Sculpture at the Stedelijk from 2008. His recent exhibitions include The Oasis of Matisse (2015) and Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde (2013) as well as a major rehang of the Stedelijk's contemporary art collection in 2012 and different displays following after. He worked intensively among others with artist like Steve McQueen, Rineke Dijkstra, stanley brouwn, Joan Jonas, John Knight and Guido van de Werve. He also sits on advisory boards for more alternative artspaces like the NDSM art foundation, the Kunstvlaai and the Service Garage (all in Amsterdam), and has been a guest speaker focussing on the history of video art for various art courses and universities in the Netherlands and abroad. Since 2009 he is a reporter on National Dutch television with items on art and exhibitions.

The Centraal Museum Utrecht, the oldest city museum of the Netherlands, has an extensive collection spanning ancient to modern and contemporary art and design, city history and fashion. The historic building is also home to an internationally renowned collection of works by Gerrit Rietveld, including the iconic Red and Blue Chair and a myriad of other objects created by this versatile architect and designer. In the paintings of Dirck van Baburen, Gerard van Honthorst and Hendrick ter Brugghen, you’ll discover the chiaroscuro, palette and subjects that characterised Utrecht’s celebrated Caravaggists. Followers of Caravaggio, who inspired the likes of Rembrandt and Vermeer. The modern and contemporary art collection contains works by Utrecht based artists besides national and international stars like Marlene Dumas, Duane Hansen, General Idea and Pipilotti Rist.
In Dick Bruna’s original studio, you’ll feel yourself in the presence of the great graphic designer, illustrator and children’s book author. His most famous creation is Miffy, and the Miffy Museum for children from two to six years old, is part of the Centraal Museum, as is UNESCO heritage the Rietveld Schröder House. In the main exhibition hall of 1100 M2, the former stables the museum organizes inspiring and often surprising exhibitions out of the subjexts already present in the collection, guaranteed to broaden your view on past and present.