16/11/2017 to 17/11/2017

LIMA @Over and Over and Over Again, ICI Berlin


LIMA director Gaby Wijers will present the UNFOLD project at ICI Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry during the Symposium: Over and Over and Over Again: Re-Enactment Strategies in Contemporary Arts and Theory. Fellow UNFOLD-participants Vera Sofia Mota and Fransien van der Putt will also present their UNFOLD project regarding the Nan Hoover Archive, and Serena Cangiano will talk about re-enactment as method.  For the full programme, click...


Cultural Matter: Willem van Weelden on UBERMORGEN

On Friday, November 3, Willem van Weelden will give a lecture within the framework of Cultural Matter. UBERMORGEN's work and exhibition Chinese Gold, will be the starting point. Van Weelden will dig into the (hidden) histories of the artist duo. Can the work be analysed from an art historical perspective? Or does that do more harm than good? Van


Cultural Matter: A conversation with UBERMORGEN

Within the framework of Cultural Matter, LIMA's new public programme, LIMA collaborated with the artist duo UBERMORGEN to research the documentation of complex research-based artworks, their distribution and their (re)presentation to an audience.
UBERMORGEN’s Chinese Gold will be the work in focus. This project revolves around a partly fictive research into the...

LIMA as keynote speaker at Museums and Immaterial Art


On Spetember 8, LIMA director Gaby Wijers is one of the keynote speakers at the symposium 'Museums and Immaterial Art' which will take place at the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, Denmark. It is an interdisciplinary symposium that will focus on the intersecting fields of conservation, research and education and learning in the museums’ work with temporal and ephemeral works.

24/07/2017 to 06/08/2017

LIMA summer break


Tropical temperatures make us dream of sandy beaches. LIMA will take a short summer break from Monday July 24th until August 6th. During this period the LIMA office will be closed.

From Monday August 7th we are back at the office to distribute, research and help you preserve the finest of media art.

LIMA wishes you a wonderful summer!

26/04/2017 to 14/06/2017

Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile


LIMA is proud to present its first exhibition of new works by the Australian artist Emile Zile. Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile presents prints, video works and a performance by the artist who currently has a residency at the Rijksakademie voor Beeldende Kunsten. 

Exhibition: Liquid Cooled: new works by Emile Zile
April 26 - June 14, every day 6 - 11 PM
Entrance: free
You'll find the exhibition space downstairs, next to cinema room Lab 2


THE LIMA COLLECTION: Gender & Performativity


On Tuesday 4 April LIMA will present a selection of video and media artworks from its collection inspired by the work of philosopher and critical theorist Judith Butler. This screening will take place in collaboration with the "Critical Theory in the Humanities: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler" conference, hosted by the CLUE+ research institute at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam on 5-7 April 2017. Convening around the themes of gender and bodily performativity in public space, the...


LIMA Presents: NEW WORK 2017


On February 17, LIMA proudly present brand new works , including the presentation of two commissioned artworks:

#67 by Joost Rekveld is a tribute to 'Reminiscence', and 'Telc' by Steina and Woody Vasulka

CANTUS VISCOUS is an  AV-performance by Mark IJzerman, with the LIMA collection as point of departure

Judith Westerveld will show her work The Remnant that revolves around the story...


FUTURE PROOF!? Transformation Digital Art 2017

Two-day international symposium on the preservation of born-digital / software based art
Wednesday February 8, 9.30 AM - 17.00 PM
Thursday February 9, 9.30 AM - 16.00 PM
Tickets are € 25,- per person, the workshops (documentation for collections or for artists) are free of charge.
For more information, see below.



New year, new work. Please join us for a screening of new artworks, all recently added to our collection. It will be the first screening of the year, and the last one of the series. So make sure you don't miss it.
We will show brand new works by Thomas Mohr, Danit Elgev, Douwe Dijkstra, Esther Polak & Ivar van Bekkum and Anika Schwarzlose & Brian D Mckenna. All artists will be there for a Q&A.

Arie Biemondstraat 111, Amsterdam
Entrance: € 7,50...