13 September 2020

Live Desktop Collage

Sissel Marie Tonn

On Sunday the 13th of September, Sissel Marie Tonn will be presenting her project Becoming a Sentinel Species as a work-in-progress in a live desktop collage. You are kindly invited to join us for this presentation in Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), or to watch the live stream by clicking this link.

7 August till 20 September 2020

Becoming a sentinel species

Sissel Marie Tonn

While most people are aware that plastic is polluting the oceans and food chains worldwide, impacting the health of marine organisms, who really thinks about the possibility that humans are among the most highly plastic-exposed species?

Circles | Realm: the real Alma Mater of Senses

Josje Hattink & Laurent-David Garnier

In SYB Circles, young artists and academics are encouraged to experiment with media other than critical texts to reflect on SYB’s residents and their projects.

Provincial support for SYB


Kunsthuis SYB is een monument en staat ook bekend als 'Het Huis met Arend' - foto: Historisch Beetsterzwaag

Kunsthuis SYB is thrilled to receive structural funding from the province of Fryslan for the next four years.

1 till 25 July 2020

Halla Einarsdóttir


Portal Scroll (still), Halla Einarsdóttir, 2020

On view: Saturdays & Sundays, 1 – 5pm Final presentation: Saturday 25 July, 3pm

27 till 28 June 2020


Laurent-David Garnier

We kindly invite you to attend a presentation by Laurent-David Garnier in Kunsthuis SYB. Preview: saturday 27 june, 13:00 – 17:00 hours Final presentation: Sunday 28 June, from 15:00 hours

New member programming committee


Anika Mariam Ahmed - Crepuscular, oil on linen, 100 x 130 cm, 2020

We are happy to announce that Anika Ahmed has joined our programming committee.

15 May till 28 June 2020


Laurent-David Garnier

French artist Laurent-David Garnier often works with scents, and evaporating and elusive materials, to create immersive compositions and sculptures. 

17 till 29 May 2020

24-hour residencies

In collaboration with Minerva Art Academy, Groningen

What can you do and make in 24 hours?

25 March till 9 May 2020

Anna Hoetjes – Spectra

May 9th | Visit by appointment

Anna Hoetjes - Spectra (Portret van Astronomen Annie Jump Cannon en Henrietta Leavit gezien door een spectroscoop. Projectie op papier), 2020

SYB’s current resident is Anna Hoetjes (1984, Amsterdam). While SYB is currently closed to the public, we still want to continue to offer artists the opportunity to further develop their work.

Open Call 2021 & 2022

Deadline: 21st of March

Open call for artists living and working in the Netherlands Deadline: 21 March, 11:59pm

4 February till 15 March 2020

Bel’s Stand-Up Comedy Club

Residency & performances

Maarten Bel

Because of the coronavirus we have decided to cancel the last tryout and final show of Maarten Bel at SYB. These shows were scheduled to take place on Friday March 13th and Saturday March 14th. Instead, SYB will be open on Saturday, March 14 between 1pm and 5pm: at SYB, a video recording of the […]

4 November till 19 December 2019

Petra Ponte – Nola & Boni

Residency & events

"Surinamers vinden de Friezen", De Tijd, 30 september 1952

Curator Petra Ponte will be a resident at Kunsthuis SYB until 19 December.

Vytautas Kumža wins Sybren Hellinga Art Prize


Winnaar Vytautas Kumza met juryleden Nathalie Hartjes (l) en Louwrien Wijers. Foto: Sjoerd Knol

On Sunday November 3, the 8th Sybren Hellinga Art Prize was awarded to visual artist Vytautas Kumža.

8 till 10 November 2019

Het Resort X SYB: Midseason

Opening Opening & SYB Circles Artist Talk (w/ ZOMAAR Radio): 8 November, 5pm

With: Kamilė Česnavičiūtė, Denislav Golemanov, Marnix Sixma and Eleni Tsompanidou Opening show & SYB Circles Artist Talk (with ZOMAAR Radio): 8 November, from 5PM Location: Music dome in Sterrebos, Groningen