Shimmer is a Rotterdam based exhibition space that operates with an ever-changing studio-like mentality where knowledge arises through participation and experimentation. Shimmer is a momentary flash of light and an ever-changing space where practitioners, thinkers, audience, and entities are brought together in the spirit of care and companionship.
We are influenced by anthropologist and feminist theorist Deborah Bird Rose’s talk ‘Shimmer, when all you love is being trashed.’ Her learning pushes us to be humbled to pay attention and to listen. In this way, we hope the artworks and the multifaceted others gather and stretch across and over time. We hope to provide the breathing room for these entities to share space and time with us.
Alongside the exhibitions, are programs such as our events program Sunday Mornings with and the online mixtape On the Waves with... to move into both the personal and the public space.
We are only open to proposals on certain dates for 'Sunday Morning with...' Call out dates will be announced later in the year.
Directors: Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik HansmaDesigner: Christophe Clarijs
Accessibility: Shimmer is on the second floor and is sadly not accessible to persons with limited movement. Please email us directly and we will work together in making an alternative exhibition viewing available to you.
Shimmer is a legal Stichting supervised by a Raad van Toezicht, consisting of:Kris Dittel, Jos van der Pol, and Mia You.
Shimmer is kindly supported by the Mondriaan Fund, Gemeente Rotterdam and Goethe-Institut Rotterdam.If you would like to support Shimmer we would greatly appreciate your donation.