Shimmer is a non-for-profit exhibition presentation space, event program and online platform dedicated to contemporary art and culture. Our organisation is at the forefront of local and international contemporary art with experimental curating and public events.
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, as well as informal online reading aloud program Across The Way with.. and an online mixtape On the Waves with... to move into both the personal and the public space.
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.
Directors: Eloise Sweetman and Jason Hendrik HansmaDesigner: Christophe Clarijs
Shimmer is a legal Stichting supervised by a Raad van Toezicht, consisting of:Kris Dittel, Jos van der Pol, and Suzanne Wallinga.
Thanks to the CBK Rotterdam, the Stimuleringsfonds, The Finnish Cultural Institute for the Benelux for making what we do in 2020 possible. Our program in 2021 is supported by the Gemeente Rotterdam and the Mondrian Fonds.If you would like to support Shimmer we would greatly appreciate your donation.