arte contemporaneo

den biblioteca

Arte Contemporaneo den Biblioteca (contemporary art in the library) is a project developed in partnership with Biblioteca Nacional Aruba. The project consists of a collection of books and a series of events for the Aruban community.   

The goal is to offer tools that encourage and contributes to engagement with contemporary visual arts, creating new points of encounter and a platform for further discussion and reflection. 

the plataforma book collection #4

Artist: D.J. Ashes; H. Brito; R. Estermann; P. Gatzen; K. van Gestel; P. Hoegen; S. Koçyigit; G. Lester; E. Ozseçen; J. Rothuizen.

Year: 2001

Publisher: De Appel

donation by: De Appel

Karin Arink: States of Self

Artist: Karin Arink

Author: Anne Berk, Petra Else Jekel, Wilma Suto

Year: 2009

Publisher: Veenman Publishers

donation by: Stichting Gast

Paradise Park

Artist: Osaira Muyale

Year:  2018

Publisher: Fundacion Eterno

donation by: Fundacion Eterno

The Plataforma book collection is a compilation of relevant publications on contemporary visual arts. The collection has been made available to the community through Biblioteca Nacional Aruba and can be accessed with the regular library card. Currently, the collection consists of 30 publications

and is growing. A complete list of the publications will be available soon on this page.

The books have been generously donated by different local and international cultural institutions and artists such as:

Fundacion Eterno (Aruba)

Fundacion Gast (Aruba)

Manifesta Foundation (Amsterdam)

De Appel, Arts Center (Amsterdam)

the public program


The book collection will be accompanied by a program of events that ​consist of presentations, lectures, panel discussions and other formats of encounters. The themes of the events are selected from topics within the Plataforma book collection, creating a clear link to resources for further research.


These events are free and will be hosted by Biblioteca Nacional Aruba (Oranjestad). The public program is made possible by the support of UNOCA.


project partners:

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