Borzo TEFAF ’19

HOH designed the exhibition of BorzoGallery at the TEFAF Maastricht 2019 art fair. The exhibition was made for the same space used during the 2018 edition. Each year a completely different collection is presented, but the exhibition is again designed from the principle that the space should not be a generic ‘white cube’, but rather a tailor-made suit for the individual works.


Among the highlights in the exhibition are ‘Vleugel’, a large sculpture in wood by Henk Visch, ‘Double square with diagonals’, the largest relief Ad Dekkers ever made, and ‘Chacra III’, a large painting by Joseph Ongenae. In addition, a lot of smaller works by a.o. Jan Schoonhoven on display.


In order to have a balanced focus and attention between the smaller and bigger paintings, the walls of the exhibition space are placed diagonally, creating different spatial perspectives. Each perspective focuses on a different painting; it opens to the larger works and narrows to the smaller works, creating a spatial framework that suits each work. The different openings in the diagonal walls ensure that a visitor who walks through the exhibition always discovers a different perspective and a different artwork and that in this spatial experience the works are seen in relation to each other, as one collection.


see also Borzo TEFAF ’18

Location : Maastricht, The Netherlands

Client : BorzoGallery
Program : Exposition space

Area : 70 m2

Status : Completed in 2019

Project team: Freyke Hartemink, Carsten Hilgendorf, Jarrik Ouburg, Andrea Čeko

Contractor : Stabilo International BV