May 17th – September 15th

ARTZUID Exhibition 2019

The sixth edition of ARTZUID took place from May 17th till September 15th 2019. The Amsterdam Sculpture Biennial presented an exhibition to experience featuring over 80 figurative sculptures and spatial art installations. The heart of the exhibition lies in Berlage’s monumental Plan Zuid area with its leafy avenues Apollolaan and Minervalaan. This green space served as a backdrop for the theatrical grouping of modern and contemporary figurative sculptures which were interspersed with interactive spatial installations. ARTZUID 2019 included an extensive peripheral programme of activities including artist talks, an educational programme and art walks. Every edition the free exhibition is open 24/7. Information about the route and catalogues were available at the information pavilion on Minervalaan and are still available in our webshop.

ARTZUID featured new and old work by internationally renowned artists, as well as young artists. Aime Mpane Enkobo, Antoine Poncet, Aristide Maillol, Arman, Armando, Atelier Van Lieshout, Auguste Rodin, Barry Flanagan, César, Charlotte van Pallandt, Dan Graham, Daniel Göttin, David Altmejd, Dini Thomsen, Eja Siepman van den Berg, Elsa Tomkowiak, Erwin Wurm, Gabriel Lester, George Struikelblok, Gerda Maise, Gloria Friedmann, Hans van de Bovenkamp, Henk Visch, Irene Fortuyn, Ivan Cremer, Jan Fabre, Jaume Plensa, Jean Dubuffet, Jems Koko Bi, Jerzy Kedziora, Jesús Rafael Soto, Joel Shapiro, Johan Tahon, Judith Wiersema, Karel Appel, Klaas Gubbels, Lon Pennock, Marc Quinn, Matthew Monahan, Morgan Betz, Nancy Rubins, Nick Ervinck, Nic Jonk, Oliver Laric, PJ Roggeband, Roberto Barni, Sachi Miyachi, Sandro Chia, Theo Jansen, Tom Claassen, Tony Matelli, Wim Delvoye, Yoshitomo Nara, Yubi Kirindongo.

Thanks to the sculpture route, the avenues and squares were revived this summer as places of connection. The layout of the group exhibition was inspired by 17th century Italian gardens. The figurative images with which people can identify made the exhibition accessible to everyone. The spatial installations added an exciting interactive experience full of entertainment. This 6th edition of ARTZUID seduced to cheerful art watching and enjoyment for everyone.


During the exhibition you could join us on our drop in tour every other Saturday and Sundays, or book a personal group tour for your own party on a day and time of your choice. See all possibilities for guided tours under Programme.

Children’s programme

Bring your class along to ARTZUID and take the children’s tour together, get creative in our children’s workshop or sign up for our ART CAMP to spend your holiday in a creative way. There’s plenty to learn and experience at ARTZUID! View our Programme to see all the activities for children.


Visitor information

Thanks to all visitors of ARTZUID 2019, we hope to see you again in 2021.

The sculpture trail starts at our information pavilion on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1, Amsterdam. The route is mainly concentrated around Minervalaan and Apollolaan (including to the south of Amsterdam Zuid Station), but also includes parts of Breitnerstraat, De Lairessestraat and Museumplein.

Opening hours

ARTZUID will take place from May 17th to September 15th 2019. The 80 sculptures will be displayed in the public space and will be accessible 24/7.

During the exhibition the information pavilion at Minervalaan 1 will be open daily from 10 am to 6pm.

Information pavilion

The itinerary, catalogue and educational materials will be available from the Information pavilion at Minervalaan 1, which will also serve drinks and snacks. There will be a shop selling ARTZUID merchandise such as posters, postcards and pins. Visitors can use the toilet facilities at the nearby Hilton Hotel. The information pavilion is also the assembly point for all tours. Free WiFi is available that you can use to download the ARTZUID app. It is also possible to pre-order the itinerary and catalogue from our Web shop. Please be aware that delivery can take up to four days.

How to find us

Travel by public transport to Amsterdam Zuid Station and take the Zuidplein exit. Walk in a northerly direction towards Minervalaan. Walk to the end of the street. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1. (1.2 km / 10 mins.)

From Amsterdam Central Station: take the Noord/Zuidlijn metro to Amsterdam Zuid and follow the above directions. Alternatively take tram 24 towards VU Medisch Centrum or tram 5 towards Amstelveen Stadshart. Get off at the Minervaplein stop and walk 400 metres down Minervalaan in a northerly direction. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1. (28 mins. in total)

By car: from the A10 take exit s109 towards RAI. Enter Minervalaan 1 in your satnav and park on Apollolaan or Minervalaan. Parking costs €4,50/hour. Our information pavilion is on the grassy lawn across from Minervalaan 1.



ARTZUID 2019 Moderne figuratieve sculpturen

Modern figurative sculptures

ARTZUID Tentoonstelling 2019 Elsa Tomkowiak

Spatial installation art

ARTZUID contemperary art concept 2019 Yoshitomo Nara Your Dog

Contemporary figurative sculptures