About

Brutus is a multidisciplinary playground for the arts and the largest contemporary art exhibition and performance space in the Netherlands. Brutus provides the opportunity for both wanted and unwanted projects, in any media or scale inspiring both emerging and established artists to ‘think big’.

In the first quarter of 2022, Brutus will open its doors for the first time with 3 exhibitions including new work by L.A. Raeven, a presentation by emerging talent Alexandra Philips (US) and installations by Atelier Van Lieshout. There are also collaborations on the horizon with Roffa Mon Amour, Bitter, Hipsick, Rotterdam Art Week, Museumnacht010 and others.

Brutus is an initiative of AVL Mundo, the not-for-profit organisation founded in 2008 by artist Joep van Lieshout to offer artists a unique opportunity to develop and to exhibit projects without traditional boundaries . The ambitious cultural programming engages both local and international audiences. The former industrial complex at the Keileweg includes – besides Brutus – exhibition spaces (De Kathedraal and De BarBAAR), an artist in residency and the AVL Mundo Sculpture Park. Measuring 6000 m2 it is one of the largest, independent contemporary art spaces in the Netherlands.
Works by big names from the international arts are interspersed with yet to be discovered talent. All possible art and cultural disciplines are covered: from sculpture to performance, from drawing to video. Art that can sometimes be quite confronting, and at the same time stimulating. Works that reflect the changing zeitgeist and ideas that inspire for the future or show its dark side. Brutus gives makers carte blanche to experiment and to showcase their vision.
Brutus is supported by: Gemeente Rotterdam