Kunstinstituut Melly was conceived as an art house in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, with a mission to present and discuss the work created by visual artists from here and afar. We commission art, organize exhibitions, publish, and develop educational and collaborative initiatives. A non-profit institution, we have especially worked with artists and engaged audiences who are interested in posing challenging inquiries and articulations of our present.
Founded in 1990, our institution is formerly known as Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art. The institution’s current name, Kunstinstituut Melly, came into effect on 27 January 2021. The institution’s activities from 1990 to 2020 will be kept on the original website, as an online archive.
Kunstinstituut Melly’s four-floor building is located on Witte de Withstraat in Rotterdam’s Cool District. Our building was originally built in the 1870s as a school. We consider it still a site of learning. Our gallery spaces occupy two floors upstairs. Our offices and an unoccupied space we call Auditorium are located on the first floor. On the ground floor, we have a multi-use gallery used for events, a cantina and a bookshop, simply called MELLY.
Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam, Netherlands (NL).