ZET foundation

Amsterdam, Netherlands



Stichting ZET was founded in 1994 by artists and art lovers, with the aim of organising exhibitions that focus on “drawing” as a point of reference in contemporary art practice, and that form an alternative source of knowledge production. Over the years, our aims have adapted to developments and to the personal interests of the organisers, with a focus on site-specific projects. Our activities also include international exchanges, with strong ties to local environments. As a nomadic institution, we are flexible and aim to create opportunities in different settings. We work on an international level with both emerging and established artists.

In 2009, the municipality of Amsterdam-Zuid commissioned Stichting ZET to coordinate the cultural programme of the Glazen Huis (Glass House) in the Amstelpark. Our presentation at Supermarket is linked to the programme we have presented over the years, and involves artists who have worked with us before.


Information about the artists

At the Supermarket Art Fair we will present the work of DAT ( Drawing Apart Together), PJ Roggeband, and Alite Thijsen.


DAT, Drawing Apart Together

(Claudie deCleen, Tammo Schuringa and Corinne Bonsma)

DAT stands for Drawing Apart Together. Claudie de Cleen and Tammo Schuringa established the initiative in 2008. In 2011, Corinne Bonsma joined the project. Unfinished and incomplete drawings, preliminary drawings and studies are exchanged by post and worked on collectively. DAT facilitates the desire to break loose from one’s own drawing process, thus creating space for the unexpected, in order to broaden horizons.


"Drawing-things"- PJ Roggeband

The drawings of PJ Roggeband are a combination of a rough approach, a surprising use of materials, and lively language expressed through playful performances. The weblog of his "Elfletterig Genootschap" (Eleven-letter Partnership) has grown, according to insiders, to be the broadest weblog in the world, and reflects his attitude to art and to the public sphere.


Untitled - Alite Thijsen

For Alite Thijsen, drawing is the visualisation of a process. The drawings are the "terra incognita" in which ideas first find form, and are further developed into images and projects in public space. For Stichting ZET, she developed the project Amstelpark Ode, which includes the blog amstelparkode.blogspot.com



performance PJ Roggeband - Glazenhuis exhibition Ondertekend - Glazenhuis - Amsterdam 2011
Untitled 2011 : DAT - Claudie de Cleen, Corinne Bonsma, Tammo Schuringa 24 x 32 cm : indian ink, ink and colour pencil
Pj Roggeband MASKARADADA 2011
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Untitled 2011 DAT - Claudie de Cleen - Tammo Schuringa; 24 x 32 cm; satin paint, indian ink and ink..jpg
Alite Thijsen Untitled aquarel
Untitled DAT Corinne Bonsma en Tammo Schuring 2011
Alite Thijsen - Amstelpark Ode
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