About 1646

Making space for art

1646 is an art space in the heart of The Hague. With its experimental, international and free public program, 1646 wants to contribute to an increasingly complex society by challenging existing systems and traditional views, to reflect on the questions that live among us all.
The exhibition program at 1646 shows innovative artistic practices, inviting local and international artists to make new work. With a focus on solo-projects, 1646 offers an in-depth perspective of the artist’s practice via a public program containing a generous overview of exhibitions, artist talks, events, publications, dialogues, podcasts and a residency program. 1646 is a non-profit foundation dedicated to creating the space and providing the means for artistic practices to thrive.

Our ambitious program presents artists that use strategies such as fictioning, complicating and humour in their work in order to generate dialogue or to propose alternative points of view. Our notion is that fiction is an essential instrument to help imagine the world differently. In the same light, embracing and celebrating complexity, contradiction and paradox – as inherent qualities of human existence – are essential to weigh up against the predominance of rationality and logic. Finally, using playfulness and humour as tools is needed to maintain an open attitude.

1646 has an international focus and values the circulation of perspectives. For this reason, the Residency Program is set up as a retreat to nourish work and ideas. The residency is not focused on an end result, but on providing a space for research/work/reflection, while getting familiar with the context of The Hague and The Netherlands.


Dr. Janice McNab
Since 02-07-2018

Reinier The
Since 12-12-2018

Sebastiaan Buijs
Since 02-02-2018

Irena Szarzynski
Since 24-01-2022


Clara Pallí Monguilod
Co-director / Curator

Johan Gustavsson
Co-director / Curator

Rianne Zijderveld
Business Coordinator

Martha Gallego

Charmaine de Heij
Marketing & communication

  • Interns
  • Madison Turner
  • Sibel Omer
  • intern@1646.nl

Beatrice Cera
Carita Muhli
Eva Bartoleschi
Hee Sub Han
Ines Kukriç
Maria Chiara Ziosi
Mariana Silva
Olimpia Barbarulo
Silke Muller

Advisory board:
Jo-Lene Ong
Helena Roig
Jaring Dürst-Britt
Navid Nuur
Anna de Wit

Stichting Project Space 1646

KvK: 27312552
BTW: NL818980199B01
RSIN: 818980199
IBAN: NL91 INGB 0004 1213 67

ANBI status
Stichting Project Space 1646 is a non-profit organisation. 
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Boekhorststraat 125
2512 CN The Hague
The Netherlands

Tel: +31 70 212 58 60
(10am – 6pm Mon – Fri)

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