Nose to Flees
Mat Do, Nicholas Riis, Artun Alaska Arasli & Evita Vasiļjeva

19.08.2017 – 03.09.2017

From 25 July to 3 September 2017, Mat Do and Nicholas Riis, with fellow artists Artun Alaska Arasli and Evita Vasiljeva will transform Rib into a platform for conversation, experimentation and display.

The inaugural summer lab shall be a simple collective venture, into moments of mutual interest and curiosity; where materiality, the everyday and surface are all on repeat. These themes, and others, shall be reconsidered through a temporary lens — the building that constitutes Rib and its original commercial providence; that of a perfumery and subsequent butcheries, supplying them with a rhizomatic framework to reflect and respond through. Here the imbued vernaculars of perfume; smell, distillation, diffusion and meat; cultivation, process, consumption, imitation will be their palette.

The in-gallery portion of the summer lab shall culminate in a group exhibition running from 20 August until 3 September.

19.08.2017, 18:00–21:00


02.09.2017, 18:00–21:00

During the exhibition time the space will be open from Friday to Sunday, 12:00–17:00 and by appointment only.

Throughout the working portion of the lab (26.07.–16.08.2017), when frequenting the space, the artists will operate an open-door policy and encourage members of the public to visit.

Mat Do (1982, UK) lives and works in Rotterdam. He is a graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam) MFA programme 2016. Recent exhibitions and projects include: Peach/The Life Intense, W139 (Amsterdam); Assemble Relatives, mama/TENT/ramfoundation (Rotterdam); Uproot Rotterdam; public sculpture residency (Museumpark Rotterdam); Here, Glasgow International (SCT/UK); and Sender Sumpf, Künstlerhäuser (Worpswede/DE). Since 2003 he has worked with institutions and organisations including Vote Art; Grizedale Arts, Cumbria; Wysing Arts, Cambridge; and Tate Britain, London (all UK).

Nicholas Riis
(1987, DK/NO) lives and works in Amsterdam. He is a graduate of the Gerrit Rietveld Academie (Amsterdam) Fine Art BA programme 2013, and is a recent graduate of the Piet Zwart Institute (Rotterdam) MFA programme 2017. Recent exhibitions include The works don’t gel, Juliette Jongma 2017 (Amsterdam); My, My, A Body Does Get Around at Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam); Exhibition at Plato (Ostrava/CZ); Lo and behold, hosted by Juliette Jongma at Manifesta 2015 (Amsterdam); and Vrom Ee toe Bie toe Zie toe Die, P/////AKT (Amsterdam) and kim? (Riga/LV) in collaboration with the artist collective NF.

Artun Alaska Arasli (1987, TR) lives and works in Amsterdam. Recent exhibitions and performances include Warming Up, Rozenstraat (Amsterdam), The Beauty Commission, Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam); Hospice, Wilfried Lentz (Rotterdam) and Markus Luttgen (Cologne/DE); and Metal Fatigue, The Tip (Frankfurt am Main/DE).

Evita Vasiļjeva
(1985, Riga/LV) lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2016, she completed the 2-year residency programme at De Ateliers, Amsterdam. Selected exhibitions and performances include Manhours in Headquarters, P/////AKT, Amsterdam (2017); YOUNG POPES, Latvian Institute Rome, Italy (2017); Feed Your Friends, Odd, Bucharest (2017); Over Hang, W139, Amsterdam (2017); Printhouse on the Gut Level, kim? Contemporary Art Centre, Riga, Latvia (2016); and Based on a True Story, Kafana Box Office, Amsterdam (2012) in collaboration with Frederique Pissuise.