From 15 to 17 July 2022 Unfair22, the biennial art event for current contemporary fine arts, will touch down at its new location in the Westergas art and culture park: the monumental Gashouder in Amsterdam. Bigger than ever, the sixth edition of Unfair will present new works by more than 40 up-and-coming and renowned artists across the historic 2500 m2 venue.

Unfair22 will offer visitors a unique opportunity to buy work directly from artists in a brand new and atmospheric scenography designed by Fabulous Future, alongside an extensive public program, from performances and guided tours to workshops. You can find the full program at

Unfair Architect Award

A well-lit room, square stands, an informed public: it can be done differently.

Since its inception, Unfair has played with the basic principles of a traditional art fair and this year brings its event to a higher level. The winner of the Unfair Architect Award, design collective Fabulous Future, breaks with the traditional white cube for this edition especially. Via this design contest Unfair scouts young talented designers for the exhibition plan of Unfair22.

Away from the safe walls of the white cube, Unfair finds itself in a filmic, fictive landscape – a timeless space that offers a transformative journey from one reality to the other. With the spatial design, Unfair offers a shaded but open world that you can freely discover, in which every corner a new adventure awaits and in which every artist adds a layer to the story. This way, discovering, viewing and purchasing art becomes an experience that you won’t forget quickly.

Buying art from the source

Unfair wants to inspire artists from the future and offers a broad program that makes buying art accessible and fun for a public with various interests. Next to the work of the main program visitors can buy work in edition at ‘Editions’ and (first time) buyers will be extensively accompanied/guided in their purchase through the public program. 

Unfair offers visitors the opportunity to buy art directly from the source. Other than with regular fairs of galleries, artists do not have to pay stand fee or sales percentages. In doing so, Unfair contributes to a fairer art market in which creators are central and you can buy and discover art directly from the artist.


Stichting Unfair Amsterdam, an initiative of Peter van der Es and Adam Nillissen was founded in 2012 out of an artist first mindset. By focusing on creators, Unfair offers its visitors (buyers, viewers and professionals) a unique perspective on the current contemporary fine arts. Ever since this initiative has offered a stage to circa 200

(inter)national up-and-coming and established artists on more than 30 events. Unfair safeguards the position of talented contemporary artists on their way to the top by linking them with art lovers and buyers in a new way.

Participating Artists

Kenneth Aidoo, Ayo, Hajar Benjida, Bebe Blanco Agterberg, Daan Couzijn, Hanane El Ouardani, Emirhakin, Robert Glas, Vera Gulikers, Inas Halabi, Lisette van Hoogenhuyze, Mirthe Klück, Bin Koh, Ralf Kokke, Vytautas Kumža, Lena Kuzmich, Delphine Lejeune, Benjamin Li, Isa van Lier, Nazif Lopulissa, Narges Mohammadi, Myrte van der Molen, Janine van Oene, Marijn Ottenhof, Bas Oussoren, Lonneke van der Palen, Bruin Parry, Jaya Pelupessy, Kwabena Sekyi Appiah-nti, Katerina Sidorova, Marilyn Sonneveld, Julius Thissen, Gilleam Trapenberg, Joep Truijen, Nina van de Ven, Iriée Zamblé, Marjet Zwaans & Zindzi Zwietering.