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Onomatopee Projects is a curating and editorially led public gallery and publisher that is particularly known for its self-initiated and transdisciplinary projects. Furthermore, Onomatopee also hosts the projects of progressive individuals as well as artist-run and institutional organizations.

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 organize 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 layout 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.

Onomatopee projects

Cultuurhuis, offices and warehouse:
Lucas Gasselstraat 2a
5613 LB Eindhoven
The Netherlands
(google maps)
e. info(@)
t. 0031(0)40 298 98 92

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

The team

    • T.M. Cabrera
    • Riso Workshop Coordinator
    • Natasha Rijkhoff
    • Publisher, Print and Program
    • Cecilia Casabona
    • Curator Design Cultures
    • Robin Roelofs
    • Shop and Warehouse
    • Jesse Muller
    • Publisher and Editor
    • Susan van Stekelenburg
    • Administration
    • Luuk Nouwen
    • Managing Director



Especially those working in communication and/or Graphic Design. The working language at Onomatopee is both English and Dutch. We would love to hear from you and getting to know you! Please send us a motivational letter and your portfolio/CV at



Onomatopee is looking for volunteers to host the bookshop and exhibitions space.

Onomatopee is looking for enthusiastic and customer friendly people based in and around Eindhoven to volunteer as a host at Onomatopee on Fridays and Saturdays 12 – 5 PM. During this time, we ask that the volunteer hosts the exhibition and mans the bookshop. We are looking for people to start hosting right away. Perks include: working in an amazing space, make great contacts, receive 40% off books and a volunteer compensation (5 euro per hour).

While you are at Onomatopee you more than welcome to:

Work in between helping guests (read, computer work, write, sketch, research) / Access our archive of books / Grow your network, meet makers, thinkers, writers, artists, designers and many other interesting people / Enjoy the exhibitions and events with free drinks / Help yourself to tea, coffee, snacks

Tasks that you may expect working on as an Onomatopee host:

Opening and closing the exhibition and bookshop
Welcoming guests into the building and introducing them to the current exhibition
Keeping updated about the exhibition and Onomatopee’s program.
Keeping the space tidy and organised.

The working language at Onomatopee is both English and Dutch.

We would love to hear from you and getting to know you. Experience is not required, we value curiosity and an openness to learn. We’re looking forward meeting you!
Contact us at

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We rent out spaces for workshops, meetings and more, even within exhibition set-ups if the exhibition set-up is left untouched.

The central workshop/bar space
about 60m2
includes three bistro tables, 20 fancy chairs and a bar. There is a fixed, large flatscreen mounted on the wall that can be connected to laptops easily, serving presentations. We have 30 additional seats and 4 fold-out tables available

The dynamic gallery space
About 60 m2
This is a walk-through space from the shop in the front and going towards the bar, separated from the bar by a mobile wall. LED bar lightning; very clear and bright as standard lighting. One plugs available in the wall, multiple from the ceiling.

The “white cube”
About 70 m2,
Very white, proper gallery walls on three sides. Plugs available via the ceiling. Old TL-lights as standard lightning.
Download floorplan + images here

The vide-room

about 20 m2
A little room with two plugs in the wall, Insulated ceiling, LED bar lightning.
Download floorplan + images here

The vide
About 40 m2
LED bar lightning, wall plugs on each side.
Download floorplan + images here

Additional: technique
Please ask for availability and rent prices


If you are interested in a different environment with many practical services, feel free to contact us and see what we can do for you, or simply drop by, see and ask.



Member of

De Zaak Nu – union of Dutch art spaces
De Kunst van Brabant– union of art organisations in the province of Noord-Brabant


Consignment: 30 % discount (ex. postage)
Direct invoiced wholesale: 40% discount (ex. postage)

D.A.P./ Distributed Art Papers (U.S. and Canada)
75 Broad Street Suite 630
New York, NY 10004
Tel: (212) 627-1999
Fax: (212) 627-9484

Antenne Books (UK, IRL, FR and Scandinavia)
Studio 55, Hackney Downs Studios 17
Amhurst Terrace London
E82BT United Kingdom
orders: Maxine Beiny
T +44 (0) 203 582 8257

Perimeter Distribution (Australia and New Zealand)
748 High Street Thornbury,
Melbourne Victoria, Australia
3071 T +61 3 9484 8101
F +61 3 9484 8180
orders or info

Jesse Presse
Trade representative
NL and BE

Idea Books (DE, FR, SP, IT, CH, WORLD)
Find trade representatives here
Nieuwe Hemweg 6R
1013 BG Amsterdam, The Netherlands