PrintRoom presents, develops and supports artistic strategies of independent publishing. Founded in 2003 as a travelling and growing collection of artist publications, PrintRoom is currently based in Rotterdam where it hosts exhibitions, conversations, book launches, performances and workshops for a diverse audience.
NL3014 ZV Rotterdam
(just behind Nieuwe Binnenweg, tram 4 from Central Station or a 10/15 minutes walk).
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12.00 – 18.00
or by appointment: +31 (0)6 18012478
PrintRoom has a unique physical collection of experimental publications made by local, national and international artists. Many of these publications, from zines to artist books, are hardly or not at all available in the Netherlands. They can be purchased in the shop at Schietbaanstraat 17, which functions as an event space, archive, reading room and office in one. In addition, PrintRoom runs a workshop space which offers various facilities, including riso stencil machines for do it yourself printing – from collectively designed publications and small flipbooks to posters, banners and zines.
Through creating and publishing artist publications, building and sharing a unique archive, organizing a Publisher in Residence programme and curating various events, PrintRoom connects international networks and local communities on a daily basis. For PrintRoom, artist publishing equals do it yourself together: every publishing project is at the same time a socially engaged, collective process.
Publisher Eleanor Vonne Brown dedicated these wonderful words to PrintRoom in 2022.
Artistic director: Karin de Jong, Financial director: Carla Tjon, Archive and documentation: Kimberley Cosmilla, Riso chef: Teuntje Fleur, Reading Room host: Natasha Schipakina
Volunteers: Bence Musinszky, Valentina Benassi, Juliette Douet
Design flyers: Cengiz Mengüç, Dongyoung Lee, Nicole Martens Studio (and previously: Manuela Porceddu, Moniek Driesse, Team Thursday, Loes Verstappen, Hansje van Halem, Daniel van der Velden, a.o.)
Board: Katinka Enkhuizen, Wapke Feenstra, Jeanne van Heeswijk
PrintRoom’s programme of 2023 is themed Books Are Bridges and is kindly supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the City of Rotterdam.
PrintRoom has also received funding or was supported by the Mondriaan Fund, CBK Rotterdam, International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), Stichting Stokroos, Stichting Volkskracht Rotterdam, OCCA (Norway), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Piet Zwart Institute, Estonian Cultural Endowment, The Dutch Institute (Beirut), Woonstad Rotterdam, Antalis Nederland, Museo de Arte Carrillo Gil (Mexico), among others.