Rietveld Review(ed)

Rietveld Review(ed) is initiated to carry on the reflective qualities of Gerrit Rietveld Academie Awards (GRA Awards).

An independent, external committee is asked to reflect on the Graduation Show as a whole and to signal current tendencies and themes within the exhibition. The committee is also asked to select a number of projects by graduating students that support these observations. The reflections and observations of the committee are processed by the Rietveld Academie into a reflection report. The report also includes the observations of the thesis committee.

The GRA Awards that were given each year to remarkable graduates are discontinued since 2021.

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24 Nov

Length: 75 min
24-11-2021 at 19:00

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie concludes presenting awards to graduates and instead invites a committee to signal tendencies and themes in the graduation show. To reflect on this change, Andrea and Arif speak to members of the committee and the academy as well as a recent graduate. The guests are: Joram Kraaijeveld, Marina Otero Verzier, Katja Mater, Mica Pan and Tomas Adolfs.

Featuring an excerpt of a work by graduate Shifra Osorio Whewell.

Read more about Rietveld Review(ed) and the report here.


Joram Kraaijeveld is a curator, teacher, writer, and director of Platform BK. Joram was part of the evaluation committee leading up to the transition from Gerrit Rietveld Academie (GRA) Awards to Rietveld Review(ed).

Marina Otero Verzier is an architect, director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut and head of the Social Design MA at Design Academy Eindhoven. She was part of this year’s visual art committee together with Roel Arkesteijn, Théo Demans, Imara Limon and Tirzo Martha.

Katja Mater is a visual artist, filmmaker and an editor for Girls Like Us Magazine. Katja was part of this year’s thesis committee together with Sarah van Binsbergen and Jeroen Boomgaard.

Mica Pan is an artist and graduate from the Fine Arts department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie.

Tomas Adolfs coordinated the graduation show and the production of this podcast.

The podcast ends with an audio excerpt from a video by Shifra Osorio Whewell who graduated from VAV Moving Image.

We thank Tomas Adolfs, Bieneke Bennekers and Vere van Hal for their support.

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