airWG offers a fantastic opportunity to be part of an exciting and innovative artist-led space in the city of Amsterdam, providing time and space to develop, test and show your work and ideas.

Featuring a light and spacious studio apartment the program is open to visual artists, performance artists, designers, researchers and writers for a period of three months.

Participants are provided with a private studio and living space of 70m2 situated on the ground floor of Pavilion 18, which houses a community of artists. At the close of the residency period, the resident is invited to present the outcome of their residency in an exhibition or presentation at the puntWG Gallery an interdisciplinary exhibition space situated in the same complex.

The complex is located on the corner of Eerste Helmersstraat and Marius van Bouwdijk Bastiaansestraat, near the Vondelpark and the Museum Quarter, with good public transport and many shops and restaurants around the corner.

Residency information:

    Paid by the Artist
  • Rental fee  : €750 per month
  • Travel expenses
  • Living expenses
  • Material costs
    Paid For and Supplied by airWG
  • Utilities (incl. electricity, heating, water, & Wi-Fi)
  • Opportunity to host an exhibition/event in our puntWG gallery
  • Invitations and other marketing for your exhibition
  • Introduction to the Amsterdam art world
  • 24/7 access to the studio
  • Fully equipped kitchen, living room, bathroom & studio (please note this is a no smoking space)

Note: Visa, health insurance and personal insurance is the responsibility of the artist.

The results of the residency should be documented in some ways and be available in digital form to be included on the airWG website.

For artists duos, or artists nominated by partner organizations, a different rate applies. Please contact us for more details.








airWG is a think tank and laboratory for (creative) projects, new forms of cooperation and collaboration aimed at experimentation and artistic development.

The atelierWG Foundation was established in 1989, following the relocation of the hospital Wilhelmina Gasthuis now the AMC – Academic Medical Center – artists, small business owners and residents have shaped and preserved the unique character and special site of WG in Amsterdam. Today a large number of artists are living and working on the grounds, including those who are part of atelierWG (in Pavilions 18 and 19) the initiator of the airWG residency program.

atelierWG has developed numerous art activities, hosted exhibitions, including monthly open studio events, and has organised international exchanges with artists’ collectives.

Since 2006, atelierWG has its own gallery exhibition space,  puntWG. It offers an interdisciplinary project space and stage for the arts, with a lively programme of exhibitions, performances, concerts, lectures and discussions.

As of September 2015, atelierWG has started an artist in residence program, airWG.

airWG is organised and coördinated by the airWG team, a volunteering group of artists, who are interested to host an (inter)national artist in residency program at their studio building in Amsterdam:  Rob ter Haar, Hugo PalmarNicholas BurmanEls van der Graaf, Eva GonggrijpHermelinde Hergenhahn and Tatjana Macic.

Many Thanks go out to our former board members Anthea Bush, Antoinette Nausikaä, Rody Luton,Holger Nikisch, Stannie Vliegenthart, Jorien van Santen and BarBara Hanlo for making airWG a reality and to Meinke Horn, Ron Zijlstra, Pauline Wiertz and housing association Stadgenoot for the renovation of the studio.

resident 2020
Matthew C. Wilson

Matthew C. Wilson (b. 1982, USA) works in video (primarily), sculpture, and installation. In his work viewers encounter a range of agents—mercurial materials, human personae, non-humans, and inter-subjective entities—entangled in natural processes and shape-shifting historical forces. Wilson’s projects utilize research-based, site-specific, and methodologically eclectic approaches to track the path and inertia of Modernity through contemporary technological and climatological change and into speculative futures.


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