ART BAR KIPPY is a bar initiated by Arthur Stokvis, Vincent Boschma and Bonno van Doorn.

ART BAR KIPPY was hosted by The Gemma at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts September 2019 - January 2020

ART BAR KIPPY was hosted by NDSM TREEHOUSE February & March 2020

ART BAR KIPPY is now hosted by Sexyland in their new Sexyworld

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Friday June 24th, 2022 | by Carmen Schabracq


Friday June 10th, 2022 | Kleicafé Just Friends by Frank Koolen

De avondzon valt over straten en pleinen,
de gouden zon zakt in de stad.
En mensen die moe in hun huizen verdwijnen,
ze hebben de dag weer gehad.
De neonreclame die knipoogt langs ramen,
het motregent zachtjes op straat.
De stad lijkt gestorven, toch klinkt er muziek uit een deur die nog wijd open staat…

Welkom in Kleicafé Just Friends! Kleigezellig!

@artbarkippy @therealfrankkoolen #kleicafejustfriends

The evening sun falls over streets and squares,
the golden sun sets in the city.
And people who disappear into their homes tired,
they've had the day again.
The neon sign that winks at windows,
it is drizzling lightly on the street.
The city seems dead, yet music comes from a door that is still wide open…

Welcome to Claybar Just Friends! Claycosy!


Friday May 13th, 2022 | The Art Bar Kippy Fire instigated by Anne-Jan Reijn

Art Bar Kippy follows in the footsteps of illustrious predecessors such as 't Hemeltje, the RoXY and the Cocoanut Grove. Fueled by a fascination for the turning point to catastrophe, an exhibition is instigated about the vitality of nightlife and how this can literally explode.


Friday April 23rd, 2022 | EI/IJ/Y

by Mauri Loots, Robert Lombarts, Tim Breukers, Dante van Elburg and Edwin de Klein

On our way to Amsterdam, in the car, on the train. It's going slowly, but 0.0 and pizza is fuel to better acquaintance. On our way to Maastricht, in the car, on the train on the bike. Again, we don't go any faster. Peeking at van Eyck and concentrated drawing on white squares.

On our way to Venray/ Overloon in the train, private cab. Enjoying the sun all afternoon, the tranquility, the chickens and a rooster. Stacks of yellow plastic egg trays and a melting oven. On our way to Arnhem on the train. We would be met with a red rose. Lunch and then walk to the studio. There are comic books, paints and a beautiful colored bicycle. The sun is setting slowly. On our way to visit Art Bar Kippy. The man with the cowboy hat gives us coffee. We are incomplete, work unfortunately comes first, teaching is an important task. Central Amsterdam, ferry across and past the glass garden house. On the way to Tilburg we still have to plan our trip, but we will take our time.


Friday April 8th, 2022 | Meetingpoint of the world by Nils Leibeling, Luuk Willemen, Tom van Veen

‘Just a curious person.’ Nils Leibeling works from an interdisciplinary approach differing in sculpture as well as painting. Within the exhibition Nils will show, ‘Extra Voordeel’ (2021).

Luuk Willemen is coming from a painterly point of view and a focus on longing, collective footprints and the traces left behind. Living in fabricated surroundings where everything is planned sometimes leads to a strong desire of letting the known go. Longing for the raw influence of natural occurrences to create the unknown. Destroying by creating and creating by destroying go hand in hand in this journey of life where sometimes you have to make the wrong steps to head the right way.’

Another painterly eye is brought by Tom van Veen. The outcome of his practice arises in several mediums; performance, painting, narrative texts and sculpture/decor. At the moment this results in a test for costumes. A recurring theme features contemporary icons, collective memory and the interconnectedness. In an interplay of certain colors showing a harsh light that absorbs everything and fades certain shades.

The groupshow ‘Meeting point of the world’ shows both collective as individual works by Nils Leibeling, Tom van Veen en Luuk Willemen.

Friday March 11th, 18th & 25th, 2022 | KIPPY's SPACEBAR at Jardin Rouge theatre festival

With great cosmic energy KIPPY invites you to KIPPY's SPACE BAR

KIPPY and Snowapple invite you to the third edition of Jardin Rouge theatre festival. This time with an transcendent theme. In the genres of theatre, music, visual art, film and everything in between. 'It's a festival for the uncharted arts!' Jardin Rouge intergalactic takes us to worlds that are unknown.. even to us!

Throughout March this all takes place at three different locations in Amsterdam: De Roode Bioscoop, Haarlemmerplein 7, 1013 HP Amsterdam | Salon de IJzerstaven, Bickersgracht 10, 1013 LE Amsterdam | Zaal 100, De Wittenstraat 100, 1052 BA Amsterdam

where will be well-known theater companies from abroad, such as the Ukrainian Dakh Daughters, consisting of seven women. And the Caucasian Evgeni Ibragimov, who has been awarded the most prestigious theatre prize in Russia four times: a Golden Mask for best director. Besides shows, both groups will also give workshops!

There will also be a whole range of clowns, actors, musicians and educators from Serbia, France, Italy, Belgium and Senegal. Including the theatre company Nyári Mozi, Bernard Massuir, The Demented Brothers, Norman Taylorand Mame N'Diack.

There are also many Dutch acts, such as Moon Cabaret, Snowapple trio, Electric Circus and Jan Modaal. Apart from the regular programme, there are various pop-up acts and there is a wide range of peripheral programming. Suwanne opens her Clit-Club with the theme 'The Yoniverse' in the bar of Zaal 100. You can join a tour through the city with visual artist Victor Engbers.

Art Bar Kippy transforms the backstage of De Roode Bioscoop into the SPACE BAR, where you can submerge yourself into the performances of our cosmonauts Yours Truly (March 11th) ** Orion Maxted & Jill Locke (March 18th) ** Count Dracula and Connie Komen (March 25th) **

JardinRouge FESTIVAL - 4 - 27 March, Amsterdam |

Saturday November 13th 2021 | Cruising by MELANIE BONAJO and friends DRAGA DINA & OLIEBOL

- presenting a cuddle coven pussy with singing clitorises -

For women it is often difficult to explore sexuality in a way that makes you feel safe, both in your body and with others. The Cruising series is about having the freedom to connect in a sexual, sensual and lovely way. Cuddly and skin friendly.

This place is therefore untainted by shame, guilt and penance. Yet Cruising is also referring to cruising to a new future. Where we are going to occupy other places. Both in an ethical and physical way.

The series is an allusion to outdoor areas, to parks and trees and forests and plants. Which can have a sexual charge. By a specific gender among us, this space is used very often. Yet not at all by others.

Courtesy of AKINCI gallery

Friday October 29th 2021 | Inside Reins Universe by REINIER VAN DUIJN

For Reinier van Duijn the experiment itself is the most important part about his work. He uses a wide range of (unconventional) mediums, techniques and methods. His source of inspiration is nature in its entirety; the plants, animals and human world. Its diversity in shapes and variations in seasons and environments. The characteristics of the work of van Duijn are; sculptural, raw and full of energy. It often contains humour and absurd elements, but there is also a darker layer to discover...


Friday October 14th 2021 |TUNED IN MELODIES I by TREES HEIL

Trees Heil (1993, The Netherlands) makes photos, installations, performances and short videos. The works show temporary constructed situations in which spaces, people and their behavior are given a new, poetic context. By using materials including plaster, jute, hair and paint, the people who are photographed are transformed into different shapes. Heil examines the fluidity of man and themes such as identity and intimacy are explored. The intuitive and personal working process is expressed in a magical-realistic, playful visual language.


Friday October 1st 2021 | 'HEB je HAAST ofZO?' by MARC ELISABETH & JAN MODAAL

"Ik heb geen tijd", zegt hij. "Maar waarde vrind, je hebt precies even veel tijd als ik!" "Ja, ja lieve betweter. Ik heb gewoon geen tijd." "Het is al goed, mijn tijdloze kameraad."

"I have no time," he says. "But dear friend, you have exactly as much time as I do!" "Yes, yes dear mr. know-it-all. I just don't have time." "It's all right, my timeless friend." 

'HEB je HAAST ofZO?' is a chunky cross-pollination between Marc Elisabeth and Jan Modaal. Their meeting in a Brabant monastery marked the beginning of a tumultuous and crumbly friendship. With live music by JAN MODAAL.   |


Friday September 17th 2021 | 'SUPER SUPER SUPER' by Bonno van Doorn

The SUPER series started in 2019, during my 3-month residency at Calcutta Art Research Foundation (CRAF) in Kolkata. While exploring the Ballygunge neighborhood, I stumbled upon a brick with the word ‘SUPER’ imprinted on it. Back in my studio I made printouts and did several experiments. Also I took the brick to the outskirts of Kolkata to make an impression in aluminum. As a bricklayer, my grandfather laid many bricks in the streets of Amsterdam. The SUPER series are somehow a tribute to him.

The original SUPER works were shown in the exhibition 'All Along The Watchtower' at STUDIO21 (CIMA gallery). With the help of curator Manas Acharya and artist Sumantra Mukherjee. With the generous support of the Mondriaan Fund. During the residency I also made a sketch blog on www.doornstruik.nlThe blog reflects the atmosphere and my ideas during the time I spent at CARF in Kolkata.

The SUPER works on show at ART BAR KIPPY are experiments made in my studio in Amsterdam. And are for sale during the exhibition.


Friday September 10th 2021 | Carborundum 80’ by Anan Striker

For Art Bar Kippy, Anan Striker (Assen, NL, 1988) will make a mural inside of the bar. He developed a small edition of lithographical prints that will be for sale at Kippy, and invited his father for a textual contribution. During the opening Striker will serve you a few audio-tapes through his by now legendary tapedeck performance. From 22:00 on his partner in crime, Mike Moonen, will complete the show with some crazy tunes in the Space of Sexyland.

Fascinated by everyday life, Anan Striker draws inspiration from sports, music, typography, love and art. He does not allow himself to be limited to one subject, but combines let's say an event in life, an unexpected meeting, ‘gossip’, an Ajax victory or a found object. Striker intuitively translates them into drawings, sculptures and paintings. With an eye for detail, not losing sight of the big gesture. In this way Striker makes poetic, alienating adaptations of reality.

Zo je aan kijken toekomt, het een en het ander, voor het grijpen ligt, prijkt de toets de toets, voor het oog verlopen, waar het oneindige, lacht, niets teveel is, de hoed de rand kent, het brood de tafel, het woord staart, en droomt, om water naar de zee, te dragen, nu de maan even tevoorschijn komt, zo zo als clown, in de nacht, de stad


Friday July 30th 2021 | "She wears a hemispherical skull cap" by Cavenecia & Nauta

Imagine two people having a very long conversation. There is a common thread in the conversation, but you are constantly taken down all kinds of sidetracks, dead ends, associations and references. It is a conversation with endless footnotes, little thoughts that are inside big thoughts.

In this exhibition we, Isabel Cavenecia and Bernice Nauta, have used this form of conversation, storytelling and thinking, as a method for making drawings. The first drawing we both made is a response to a sentence and the title of this exhibition: “She wears a hemispherical skull cap”. From there we’ve drawn the next thought, and so on.

The beauty of drawing is that you can trace someone's individual thoughts and micro-decisions very clearly. In this sense, each drawing is a record or document of the artist's thought process. The result is a genealogy of thought processes and conversation, recorded in the series of drawings.  |


Friday July 16th 2021 | "Oh Martin, what to do with you?" by Kiek Nieuwint

Kiek Nieuwint's research raises questions about intentional and unintentional creation, the visual presence and absence. The presence of the viewers body and the way the body experiences art, plays an active part in the realization of her work. Materials are subject to change, through manipulation, deconstruction and transformation.

In search for links between the shed of Sexyland, Art Bar Kippy, and the shed of Kippenberger’s parents, Kiek went to the garden of his childhood home. As a womb for nightmares and concerns about the outside world, the intimate space of the shed could take many shapes. A place to escape and reflect on what’s going on elsewhere, or to be confronted with the obscurities inside ourselves.

Kiek Nieuwint, 1998                                                                                                                   L'institut supérieur des arts de Toulouse (bachelor), 2017 - 2020                                                     École nationale supérieure des Beaux-Arts, Paris (master), 2021 - ...


Friday June 25th 2021 | All the Leaves of Kippy's Forest by Yasser Ballemans

For Art Bar Kippy Yasser Ballemans made an installation with the title ‘All the Leaves of Kippy’s Forest’. Inspired by the work of Martin Kippenberger ‘Jetzt geh ich im den Birkenwald denn meine Pillen wirken bald’, which is part of the collection of Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

As a visual artist Ballemans is interested in the role of art in rituals, such as parades, campfires, carnival and commemorations. He researches how ornaments, decorations and “old-fashioned” techniques can be used in a contemporary way.


Friday March 6th 2020 | Rothko’s Motorcycle Barn by Wouter Klein Velderman

What’s the rhythm of Rothko? Can we dance on Red, white and brown? Will the yellowish white make us clap our hands? Or do we rather lay down in the straw and listen? Drum wizard Nina de Jong and PVC whisperer Wouter Klein Velderman will take you to another place and another time: Rothko’s Motorcycle Barn, a place where all colours have their own sound, rhythm and pace.

Nina de Jong is drummer of the band Spill Gold, a psychedelic band that unwinds vivid, spiralling stories with their eerie yet persistent songs, bringing listeners into a trance-like state. Next to music she creates big sculptural costumes and initiates projects in neighbourhoods in which habitants connect by making their own instruments, costumes and play music together, mostly ending up in a parade.

Wouter Klein Velderman uses PVC fabric as a material to sculpt and to draw. Within his professional practice, Klein Velderman has his sculptures accompanied by dance, performance, dialogue, a lecture or written text. Teaching at art academies, the Academy for Theater and Dance and giving workshops to people who are a bit further away from the art world very much contributes to the creation of his sculptures within the artistic research.

*** KIPPY KØLSCH*** on draft! brewed by KRUX

Friday February 14th 2020 | KIPPY VALENTINO

with love and affection KiPPY invites you to

and proudly presents GDVRDGDVR

Minimalist post-post-punk-garage-wave-duo from Amsterdam for the good listener with their heart on all the right places; on the sleeve, on the tongue and – of course - in the chest. Bass, drums, vocals and a distortion pedal. Light-footed themes in a heavy jacket, stubborn melodies packed in one and a half minute songs. So pay close attention. |


Xango Ensemble performs playful irresistible grooves from unknown streets .. by setting sun at 9pm. Led by Salvoandrea Lucifora.

RANK ASSISTANT is an Amsterdam based performer. His work is self-described as exciting, painful and romantic. Stories of triumph and woe laid over lush, ethereal and hard hitting electronic compositions. He loves to engage his audience and is part-time bird-watcher.


Blöd Heinie DJ from south NL cold hell. Formerly known as Bruni Getsing or Sjang Kabang. Here I show you styles that are credited with the "... style” x the four costoas, and not a single explanatory sound."
Who waits for a long time, but there is cooking lotus. Hornig and ready for a lovedove set uptempo for dancing.
new mix for weekdays: //

and let us toast on our new KiPPY with a KiPPY beer !

TT. Neveritaweg 57
1033 WB Amsterdam


Saturday January 11th 2020 | SPLITTER SPLATTER

Splitter Splatter is a multidisciplinary artist based between Amsterdam and the Veluwe nature reserve. She is often inspired by nature and works with symbolic, surrealist shapes and totems that reference rituals, the subconscious and the absurd. In a playful and intuitive way, she creates costumes, music, videos, set designs, ceramics, and wall hangers to build her colorful worlds.

Saturday December 21st 2019 | La Santeria de Sonora by Laila van Berge

Mercado de Sonora is a witch market in CDMX / Mexico City. For Kippy, Laila will open a shop for the spiritual, sensual en secular. A place where Jesus and naked women can go hand in hand.

Within her practice, Laila plays in a field of belief and desire, wanders where the sacral and secular meet. Wherein symbols and narratives are embodied by idols and icons, shaped by locality and cliches. Myth is created by commercial culture and in the religious realm. On the side you will be served a little Perreo-party mix and some Mexican mescal |

Friday December 13th 2019 | THE CREEPER by Kitty Maria and Alban Karsten

Alban Karsten and Kitty Maria show an installation binding their two recent films together in the crawl space of Art Bar Kippy. Both films investigate different methods of disaster retardation, and are shown welded together in a metal piece on chain. Their choice for metal alludes to the underground bar's feeling like a retreat for miners. The miner that is seen by Novalis as an astrologer in reverse, who plunges deep into the earth to uncover hidden origins.

Alban Karsten is a sculptor and performance artist who explores the potential roles of the artist and his audience. His works are inquiries into the codes of labor and show, in which he usually assigns himself a task, duty or job.

Kitty Maria videos and performances form an ongoing investigation into the automated production site and the new laborer. In her work she often temporarily befriends companies or shop to intervene in the places of labor or to submit to the production process herself. |

Saturday December 7th | MIND YOUR STEP by Jim Mooijekind

Jim Mooijekind works from themes he finds hard to grasp. Abstract concepts like his emotions, psychology, art as whole & his position within the arts. He symbolizes these abstract observations in a figurative cartoonesk manner. In this realm of symbolism there is a place being created where The Epic and mundane can co-exist. In the Stroboscope Paintings Mooijekind portrays the constant shifting between juxtapositions. Yin and Yang, black and white, Light and Darkness & boredom and fear.

The fast phase wherein these Profiles change result in a hypnotic rhythm. A rhythm we all dance to.

Saturday November 30th | #greenscreengreentrees by Martin Hoener, Hannah Rath, Verena Schöttmer and Tillmann Terbuyken

#greenscreengreentrees is a groupshow of Martin Hoener, Hannah Rath, Verena Schöttmer and Tillmann Terbuyken. For the Kippy-Art-Bar they will develop a special interactive sitespecific installation. The artist-quartet, living and working in Berlin and Hamburg, wants to explore the green frozen fields of human desire. - - -


Friday November 22nd | Ursula & Armageddon by Frederique Jonker and Danielle Hoogendoorn

Danielle and Frederique created 'Sunday sessions' in their studios to go freestyle. During these sessions there is no pressure to make 'good' work. Often the best things arise there. The work of both is not at all similar, but similar is their way of working. Impulsive and assertively, with found material. Now they take over Art Bar Kippy!

ig: hoogendoorndanielle - ig: frederiquejonker

Friday November 15th | A Neverending Love Story - Thinging about Things by Arash Fakhim

Shifting trough mediums and spaces trough objects and mazes

Fakhim’s praxis contains elements of painting yet
it is concerned with dialogues between the object, the subject
and their shifting relations. Inside his studio the works evolve around
processes and actions in which objects are made or put in operation
to produce images. These gestures of actions and their echoes of traces then
debouch in to works. Outside of the studio Fakhim copes with the world
by mimicking his surroundings. “By understanding the extentions
of our -selves, perhaps we can deeper understand our self” -Arash Fakhim.
These playfull video performances that started in 2015, survey as a reminder that
to understand the ball one must first become the ball.

please joine us for A Neverending Love Story - Thinging about Things - ig: goldenboybumaye

Saturday November 9th | Exoskeletons by Fraser Stewart

Fraser Stewart has been exploring aspects of finality. Potentiality in both objects and narratives. Experimenting with performativity and sculpture, materials and storytelling have merged. Objects and moments that corrode, erode or are being consumed.

Increasingly drawn to Products that lose their function and become obsolete, or have their ‘death’ imprinted within them. And of meaning and cultural references that may shift, transform or disappear altogether.

Fraser Stewart ( 1986, UK-NL)  was a resident at the Rijksakademie between 2013-2015.
Studied an MA in artistic research at The Dutch Art Institute (DAI) Arnhem.
Received a BA hons at Leeds Metropolitan School of contemporary Art.

in addition / also on view UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE by Marcel van den BERG


Friday November 1st | HIGH Floored basement grotto by Mike Moonen

Mike Moonen will turn Art Bar Kippy into the smallest theme park of NL. You are invited to stand on the high air filled floor ruled by an eggclock (5 min or on request at the bar) while enjoying a kippy beer in the cave sucked dry by bats. To top it all of laminated mutants will be shown all around the grotto walls.

in addition / also on view UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE by Marcel van den BERG


Friday October 25th | PERRY and The Hot Shots by Peer Vink

As a visual artist, Peer Vink (1990) works primarily in an installation form in which various media
such as painting, sculptures, performative actions and digital collages are presented as a Gesamtkunstwerk. The work is an expression of experiences and observations from daily life and our contemporary society. 

Peer Vink graduated from the AKV | St. Joost | Den Bosch in 2018. -

in addition / also on view UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE by Marcel van den BERG


Saturday October 19th | UNDERGROUND RESISTANCE by Marcel van den BERG

"Underground Resistance" is the title of a mural Marcel van den Berg made in Art Bar Kippy. The title refers to the techno collective from the Detroit scene of the 1990's. The industrial aggressive sound of "UR" has had a major influence on Van den Berg's work. The mural is a shout out to the sound of "UR" and to the underground and dissonant character of Art Bar Kippy.

Marcel van den Berg (Alphen aan de Rijn, 1978) studied at the Willem de Kooning Academy in Rotterdam and had a residency at the Rijksakademie in Amsterdam (2013/2014).


Friday October 18th | Pasquale Calo Quartet  | Salvoandrea Lucifora

Pasquale Calò  is currently on a world tour with his new quartet. This week the band will be in Amsterdam for two days where Salvoandrea Lucifora will join the group, joined by Alessandro Campobasso (ITA),  Rodrigo Girafa (BRA) and David Macchione (ITA).

Pasquale Calò Quartet + Salvoandrea Lucifora
Pasquale Calò - tenor sax
Rodrigo Girafa – electric guitar
David Macchione – doublebass
Alessandro Campobasso - drums
Salvoandrea Lucifora - trombone

performing from 17:00 till 19:00

+ a re-run of the work Sudden Fun by Meeus van Dis


Saturday October 12th | SUDDEN FUN by Meeus van Dis

‘Constructed the answer to my questions, failed to apply accordingly.’

How we perceive the principle; alternately stimulating the right and the left brain in a controlled environment (EMDR) has changed immensely in the last 20 years.

In 2014 I was offered the opportunity to undergo EMDR myself and found, not unexpectedly, an overlap within my fascination for dualism. A repetitive action and or the observation of this action (real-time or in retrospective) became the starting point for making work at Art Bar Kippy.

Drinking alcohol is an effective way to strengthen or soften the harsh dividing line dualism provides,
so please join me in consuming the specially brewed Kippenberger beer in Kippy.


Friday October 4th | ALLES FEIN, ALLES KLAR by Niko Riedinger

Niko Riedinger / Bier und Speck (2019) / 55x45cm / Oil, Chrome paint, Silicone on Canvas

In his own words: “Painting is like mental locomotion and physical talk. A primary, instinctive impulse. Dichotomic, heroic sages and a cut in stone, chubby descrial of my periphery. The wrung out water of a sponge. A predatory dead angle, like a fictitious space towards our know-how. Painting becomes virtually a paramilitary action. Being in trenches, carving through time and space. An energized phase transformation”

Niko Riedinger was born in Germany and lives in the Netherlands. He graduated with a BFA at AKV St. Joost, Den Bosch in 2017.


Friday september 20th | FOCUS by Thijs Rhijnsburger

Thijs Rhijnsburger (1979) composes his paintings using elements from the urban visual culture. His Paintings are created by combining different layers into landscape collages containing facets of architecture, street advertising and graffiti. In his paintings, Rhijnsburger uses different materials such as collage of textile and paper, aerosol spray paint and oil paint.

Thijs Rhijnsburger is also the initiator of art space De Apotheek in Amsterdam, co-founder of the art initiatives Horse Move Project Space and De Service Garage.
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Saturday September 7th | ART BAR KIPPY - the opening

ART BAR KIPPY is a bar in honor of artist Martin Kippenberger, initiated by artists Arthur Stokvis, Vincent Boschma and Bonno van Doorn, down in the cellar (The Gemma) at Althuis Hofland Fine Arts. Initiated because - to use their own words:  'The city of Amsterdam nowadays lacks a worthy art pub where artists, curators, gallerists, art lovers and friends can come together in an informal way while enjoying art and beer.' At the opening, all three will show new work.

The bar will serve its own brewed 'Kippy' beer, and will regularly organize exhibitions and events.

Sometimes in life you meet someone and it just clicks.

doors open

Also opening on September 7th at Althuis Hofland

Jan Pleitner
Could somebody please stop the time for a second?
until October 5th