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About us

Onomatopee Projects, founded in 2006 and directed by Freek Lomme since, is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for their self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, they also host the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organisations.

Inspired by a DIY-attitude and a hunger for critical elevation, Onomatopee Projects discusses and mediates a habitual visual sanctuary of pop culture, power and other environments of visual consciousnesses alike. Over the course of its existence, the exhibition space has attracted an annual average of between 5.000 and 25.000 visitors. Throughout the year they attend many international art book fairs and regularly organise shows abroad. Taking the hub of Eindhoven as a starting point to mount globally relevant programs of various sizes and interests, Onomatopee produces visual criticality and advocates progressive culture: all to inspire in-depth experiences and to provide critical nourishment for all of us.

Each project – consisting of a boundary pushing exhibition and an elevating publication– uses exceptional cultural attention as a source of wonder and knowledge that identifies a current experience of visual culture. Onomatopee’s award-winning publications and experimental exhibitions are known for their technically smart, well-balanced designed lay-out and progressive editing. Assembling surprising teams of artists, designers, academic thinkers, creative writers, architects, exhibition designers, graphic designers and more; the exhibitions’ curatorial formats challenge contemporary topics in unconventional ways.

The team

    • Freek Lomme
    • Founding director and chief curator
    • Joannette van der Veer
    • Design Activism Catalyst
    • Amy Gowen
    • City curator / text editor
    • Suyin Tjon A Hie
    • (print) shopmanager
    • Kris Dittel
Associate curator visual arts
    • Monique Hendriksen
    • administration
    • Wibke Bramesfeld
    • PR and graphic design
    • Lucas Maassen
    • host Recidency For The People



Onomatopee follows the Cultural Governance Code and operates along a 'raad van toezicht' model

  • Lene ter Haarchair
  • Els Kuijpers board member
  • Leon Joanknechttreasurer
  • Arie van Rangelrooijboard member


We are interested for hands-on and thoughtful interns able to help out in the diversity of our workings.

The work spans the building of exhibitions, dissemination of publicity, operating as host / hostess to visitors, organising events, printing material on the risograph, selling books, doing graphic design, writing, photography and more. Work depending on skill and interest. We prefer able multitaskers. If interested, feel free to contact us. Please describe what you are good at, why you value what we do, what you wish to learn at Onomatopee and what you think you can contribute.

Since we have limited budget (an intern is not an employee) we do not encourage foreign enquiries, unless you have a grand. Eindhoven is expensive, since housing is difficult.


If you like us, big chance we like you! Feel free to step by and see how you can join in the sum!

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Cultuurhuis and offices:
Lucas Gasselstraat 2a
5613 LB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
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t. 0031(0)40 298 98 92

Hallenweg 1c
5615 PP
The Netherlands

VAT No./BTW No. NL815883924B01
Chamber of commerce: 17190453
Bank address for foreign payments: ABN AMRO Bank N.V. Gustav Mahlerlaan 10 1082 PP Amsterdam.

EORI: NL815883924


De Zaak Nu – union of Dutch art spaces (Freek Lomme is member of the board)
De Kunst van Brabant– union of art organisations in the province of Noord-Brabant
K9 – collective of small independent art spaces in the City of Eindhoven (Freek Lomme is a member of the board)


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