New Sculpture Department 2011-2015

You might notice it’s been quiet around New Sculpture Department. What started as a collaborative project while studying at the Rietveld, became a productive collective for the past four years.

Since 2011 we worked together and in these years we participated in great shows, collaborated with interesting artist, and had the opportunity to make new works, we pushed the limits and met nice people. Thanks for that!

Now it’s time for a change. In the last year we felt a divergence, more and more going our own directions, with focus on personal projects.

It’s time to go our separate ways. We will continue as individual artist and personal websites will follow to keep you posted. Feel free to contact either of us as individuals for exhibitions, projects, etc.

Thanks for the support!

Kees Boevé, Lorenzo Quintanilla

New Sculpture Department

2011 - 2015

No Walls EXPO Rotterdam
NSD participates in the sculpture exhibition Now Walls Expo with the traveling work Tower (version 2)
17 January - 17 February 2015 // Fenixloods Rotterdam
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Art in the Redlight 2014
The travelling of the Watchtower from W139 to the Beurs van Berlage will be documented and presented in the tower during the Art in Redlight exhibition.
26 - 30 December // Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
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De stad in MIJ IJselstein Museum
NSD shows a series of work
29 November 2014 - 15 March 2015 // Museum IJselstein, IJselstein
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Museum IJselstein


NOW BABYLON is a work-in-progress for the next month and a half. In collaboration with 13 artists, NEW SCULPTURE DEPARTMENT will build a new world. ''The title comes from the work New Babylon, by the artist Constant. In this show we react upon the misconceptions of all prior constructed utopias. No robots or world peace. But energy- and food shortages, climate changes and overpopulation''.

The site-specific NOW BABYLON is an experiment. The opening will be the kick-off to a period of research into this topic. ''We give new value to worthless material. Together with the participating artists we examine what this new world would be like and try to define its rules and forms of communication. The results will be presented during the course of the exhibition. Our workshop will be a part of the exhibition, so that the build-up can continue at all times. Visitors will find themselves in a construction site of a less prosperous future, and they may even be part of this future." For updates about this project, find us on facebook 

Opening: 7 November 20.00
Final presentation: 12 December 20.00

Gemeente Museum Den Haag 7 November

For the 100 years anniversary Ceramic department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Lorenzo was asked to participate in the the group show “A century of ceramics at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy”. For this show the work of 60 artist where selected to give a complete overview of what the department was about in the past 100 years.


During MuseumN8 we will be building up NOW BABYLON, our upcoming show in W139. In the middle of the workshop participating artist PETER ZEGVELD will present two incredible mechanic music performances.

DJ’s BORIS DE BEIJER, E MAUS & JOS JIVES will make you dance like there’s no tomorrow and you will find the best G&T’s in town at the original JerryCanGinTonicBar, at least, if you can keep up with it.


19.00 doors open

21.00 and 23.00 PETER ZEGVELD

23.00- 01.00 BORIS DE BEIJER

01.00- 03.00 E MAUS & JOS JIVES

De Kring | Best of Graduates

Lorenzo shows new work in society De Kring Amsterdam. There is a selection work of the youngblood award winners by gallery Ron Mandos from the past 7 years.

Show will be up untill the 4th of october.

NSD in the W139

We are very pleased to tell that NSD is working on a groupshow in the W139. Almost two years after the work “Nieuw Amsterdams Perspectief” we are invited to come back to this awesome space, and make a show in the city center of Amsterdam! More info soon.

De Noord-Holland Biennale 2014
For the 2014 Noord-Holland Biennale, Maze de Boer curated New Sculpture Department to do a project near one of the five bridges which connect the east side of the canal to the west side of the canal. (Noord Hollands kanaal)
For this project NSD researched ways to travel over the canal if the bridge fails to work.

Location: Rekervlotbrug, Koedijk
Participating artists: Leo van Munster, Frank Koolen, Merlijn Twaalfhoven and
New Sculpture Department.
Opening the 17th of august 2014

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De Supermarkt - Rihizomatic 2014

De Supermarkt is a traveling multi discipliner art platform

29-08 / 31-08 2014, NDSM Location: Cafe Noorderlicht.
05-09 / 22-09 2014, Tolhuistuin Location: Open Coop

01-10 / 25-10 2014, Buikslotermeerplein Location Rhizomatic projectspace

More information: Rhizomatic

Kunst RAI Amsterdam 2014

For the 30th edition of Kunstrai MILK Amsterdam present NSD work in the RAW edge section of the fair.

06-06 / 09-06 2014, RAI Amsterdam

More information: KUNST RAI

RAW Art Fair 2014

MILK Amsterdam present NSD works during RAW Art Fair 2014.

5 - 9 February 2013, Cruise terminal Rotterdam

More information: RAW Art fair Rotterdam

Concepts & Prospects 2014

During Art Rotterdam, Mondriaan Fonds presents Lorenzo Quintanilla in the exhibition “Prospects & Concepts” Mondriaan toont talent.
6 - 9 February 2013 // Van Nellefabriek // Van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam
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Mondriaan fonds

Art in the Redlight 2013
NSD shows a new installation study During Air9. Stand MILK Amsterdam.
26 - 30 December // Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
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ArtTube Video includes NSD

In the video series 'Makers', ARTtube visits the studios of artists who distinguish themselves by using innovative materials and techniques.

The second video in this series is about a controversial material, used in the Netherlands for the insulation of houses, but also in contemporary art: polyurethane foam (PUR). What does PUR mean in the work of three very different artists - Rob Birza, Folkert de Jong and New Sculpture Department (NSD)

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Coup de Ville - Attracted by another level, St.Niklaas Belgium

NSD participates in the tour-exhibition in the city center of St. Niklaas.
For this show NSD build a site-specific, architectural based installation in collaboration with two Belgium artists. Kasper de Vos (BE), Sven Boel (BE),
Marc Barreda (US), Lorenzo Quintanilla (NL), Kees Boeve (NL)

13th of September - 13th of October.
More information:
WARP contemporary art platform

New Sculpture Department in Museum De Pont, Tilburg
Kunstpodium-T (Zeus Hoenderop), Leerling/Meester (Marleen Hartjes) and the director of museum De Pont (Hendrik Driessen), selected ten young artist who participated in Kunstpodium-T’s Leerling/meester project in the past 5 years.

Of all the young artists who have participated in this project over the past years, ten are invited to make solo presentations of their work in De Pont’s  ‘wool-storage’ spaces.

We are very happy to announce that New Sculpture Department is selected to participate in this exiting summer exhibition in one of the Netherlands finest contemporary art museums.

Opening: June 8th // 15:00u // Museum De Pont, Tilburg

Until September 22

More information: Website De Pont

“Shaping Senses” Kruithuis Museum Den Bosch

Lorenzo Quintanilla & Kees Boeve, participate in the sculpture exhibition

“Shaping Senses”.
Opening: April 28th// 15:00u, Kruithuis Museum Den Bosch

Art Brussels 2013

New work’s by Lorenzo Quintanilla will be present by Gallery Ron Mandos.
Art Brussels 2013. Opening: 18 - 21 April. Brussels Expo (Heysel)

RAW Art Fair 2013

MILK Amsterdam will present some NSD works at RAW Art Fair 2013.

6 -10 February 2013, Het Pakhuis Santos Rotterdam.

NSD Triptych #3 at MILK Amsterdam

At MILK Amsterdam we show the last part of the NSD Triptych.

This window piece will be up until the 1th of February.

Upcoming Show W139 “A Matter of Time and Space” TRIPTYCH #2

The NSD triptych will continue in the W139. Within this “site-specific” installation we collaborate with friend and colleague, Marc Barreda.

A Matter of Time and Space // W139 // Opening 14 Dec 2012 - 10 Feb 2013
Composed by Maze de Boer in cooperation with Irene de Craen

New Sculpture Department a TRIPTYCH  #1

The upcoming months NSD will have a series of shows throughout Amsterdam.

3 shows, 3 new installations, 3 locations. NSD starts its Triptych at the Kunstvlaai 2012 “INexactly THIS”. Amsterdam. Opening 23 November until 2 December.

Kees participates in group show W139

“The Research and Destroy Department of Black Mountain College” in the W139 Amsterdam. Show is up until the 2nd of December 2012.

Lorenzo wins “Young Blood Award 2012” & “Public’s prize”
Tijmen van Grootheest, director of the Gerrit Rietveld Academy proclaimed Lorenzo Quintanilla as the winner of the 2012 Galerie Ron Mandos Young Blood Award! As well as the Young Blood Award, the general public have for the last 3 weeks voted for their favourite graduate. Unanimity was the order of the day as Lorenzo Quintanilla has the honour of also picking up this, the Public’s Prize.

“Best of graduates 2012”
Lorenzo Quintanilla is selected to participate in the “best of graduates 2012”

exhibition by Gallery Ron Mandos. Opening:18th of August // 17:00 - 20:00 hrs.

“Artist previously know as student”
Kees Boeve and Lorenzo Quintanilla will participate in the group show “Artist previously know as students, curated by Maze de Boer. Opening: 2nd of september. For more info and updates visit our NSD facebook page

NSD Super sale!
Very soon there will be a temporary online NSD super sell-out online.
For further information about the date and location visit our NSD facebook page!

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Bachelor of Fine art
Lorenzo Quintanilla and Kees Boeve Graduated from the Gerrit Rietveld

Academy Amsterdam. The graduation show was a success, updates will

follow soon!