About BKOR

Visual Art & Public Space

There is no city in the Netherlands with as much visual art in public space as Rotterdam. BKOR manages and renews the extensive city collection in collaboration with involved Rotterdammers, companies and institutions. BKOR manages and maintains more than 500 works of art in the Rotterdam Sculpture Collection and advises the municipality, citizens and artists with regard to the realization, placement, relocation and remediation of public works of art. BKOR mediates between the demand from the city for art and urban embellishment and the supply of (Rotterdam) artists. BKOR is a knowledge and documentation center with regard to all public works of art in Rotterdam and provides, among other things, the program Z-Files, Art and the City in collaboration with Sculpture International Rotterdam (SIR), programs of CBK Rotterdam.  

Z-Files, Art and the City is a program in which art, public space and the city are discussed through lectures, events, presentations, manifestations, guest lectures and excursions. The aim of the program is to bring attention to the special collection of artworks in the public space of Rotterdam and to highlight current developments in the city. Z-Files, Art and the City stands - with the dynamic Z (from Zadkine) in the logo - for a program of reflections on the activities of BKOR and SIR, which can also be seen and read in the newspaper.

Siebe Thissen Artistic leader



Marjolijn van der Meijden Project leader

Nienke Post Office, collection & website BKOR