10x Summer Exhibitions in Eindhoven

The summer months in Eindhoven are filled with exhibitions. From Dutch design and contemporary art to the world's best press photos and augmented reality tours. These are the must-visit exhibitions for your summer dose of culture.​

Born at Night by Space Caviar | Kazerne (open from August 13)

Design Academy Eindhoven’s Joseph Grima and Martina Muzi show a different perspective on design and technology. Products that have been put together from existing electronic components. Is that design too? The exposition Born at Night at Kazerne will take you along the world’s biggest electronics market in Shenzhen, China. It zooms in on a network of factories, products, assembly lines, components and people.

Back End | MU

What privacy, artificial intelligence and digital connectedness have in common? They are all interwoven in the work of Dries Depoorter. In Back End he shows how boundaries can be dissolved with a few simple interventions. How human creativity and machine learning, private and public, entertainment and morality all blend together.


Expo Born at Night 

Expo Back End 

Philips Design Tour | Philips Museum

Experience the world of Philips Design through augmented reality. Take a closer look at iconic products such as their art deco radios, an MRI treatment room and the futuristic Philips Pavilion from 1958. But the Philips design solutions of today are also on display.

30 Jaar Heineken Prize for Art | Van Abbemuseum

This year marks the 30-year anniversary of the prestigious Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art. A reason to celebrate all the laureates and a unique opportunity to look at the development of Dutch artistic practice over three decades. The extensive exhibition includes more than 75 works by 16 artists, ranging from paintings to sculpture, photography, graphics, (video) installations and design. 

Summer Exhibition | SBK Kunstuitleen & Galerie

Typical views that are reminiscent of summer. The first glances at your holiday destination, the views along the way, the nightly tours with a fully loaded car and all related attributes, and other typical summer activities. In short, all ingredients for the ultimate summer feeling, captured in an exhibition of light, fresh works by different artists.

World Press Photo 2018 | Eindhoven University of Technology Campus

Shocking, horrifying, beautiful, and breath-taking. The World Press Photo exhibition reaches 4 million people in 45 countries globally and shows the most exceptional and intriguing press photos of the year. Visit the exhibition free of charge in the Vertigo building on the TU/e campus.

Back Stages | Onomatopee

In contrast to the romantic idea of an artist who works in his studio in solitude, the creators of Back Stages have become fascinated by production systems within arts and culture. Artistic meaning can not only be found in a work of art that is finished, but embodies every stage of the manufacturing process. Back Stages visualizes this process.

Loco Loco | Gallery Nasty Alice

Artist Jos van der Sommen draws inspiration from curious images he encounters, for example when in a meeting, reading a book or seeing a news fragment. Through these images he sees new worlds that he shapes in his paintings. Loco Loco is an ode to his surprise about the absurdities of existence.

Recollecting Landscape Experiences | Piet Hein Eek

For artist Michaël de Kok, looking at and experiencing landscapes is his reason to paint. He depicts his memory of an experience. His work  exists midway between reality and alienation – on the one hand unfathomable and extremely personal, on the other hand very concrete and recognizable to everyone. You can find his exhibition in the impressive building of designer Piet Hein Eek.

Van Abbemuseum display: Piet Hein Eek | Van der Valk Hotel

Over 3,000 contemporary art works of the Van Abbemuseum form the collection of the city of Eindhoven. A small part of this collection is shown at the Van der Valk Hotel. The special display, designed and made by Piet Hein Eek, has a central position in the entrance hall. The exhibition changes regularly, as several prominent people from Eindhoven get to choose an art work from the collection of the museum.