Park Studio

During the summer months Zone2Source invites artists for shorter or longer work periods in the Orangerie (and occasionally at other times of the year in het Glazen Huis) to develop their artistic practice in the context of the Amstelpark.

Lex ter Braak: Bilderbaumbuch

From September 9th – mid October 2021 Lex ter Braak will work on his long-term project Bilderbaumbuch in the Zone2Source Orangerie

Mariken Overdijk: A Room of One’s Own

For two weeks (25th August – 8th September, 2021) performance artist Mariken Overdijk will reside in the Orangerie, a Room of Glass, to see through One’s Own

Work period Robbert van der Horst

The work period and a presentation in the Orangerie with the artist Robbert van der Horst (scheduled for two weeks in August and September 2021) is postponed to a later date because of unforeseen circumstances

Artist Residency in Botanische Tuin Zuidas

23 October 2016 – Zone2Source’s Alice Smit initiated and organized the artist residency in Botanische Tuin Zuidas, where artists are invited to provide an alternative artistic outlook on Botanical Garden.


October 8 – 16 2016
Fifty Percent Human creates an in-between space, addressing uncertainties, ambiguities and imagination linked to the microbial paradigm shift both on an aesthetic and on an epistemological level. 

Grounded matter – Malou van der Molen

August 28 – September 25 2016
Malou van der Molen presents textile designs composed of natural elements, such as a section of water in the canal, the first day of snow, the vegetable shelf. The textile designs, nature elements and photos of the locations, are processed in an installation that covers 31 square meters displayed in the Orangerie.


As part of the summer program of Zone2Source in 2015, Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the …Read more

The Orangerie as a direction room

The Orangerie serving as a direction room presents the field work and archival research which underlies the works in the park.  

Egied Simons – Radix Morgana

September 7 – October 11 2015
Radix Morgana is an exhibition on the study of root systems, in which the Orangerie is used as a living laboratory where plants are grown from seeds and their roots are visible for examination.

Exhibition: Floriade trash and treasures 1972 – 2022

May 31 – August 23 2015
Krijn Christiaansen & Cathelijne Montens (KCCM) researched the history of the Amstelpark, that was established for a horticulture exhibition, the Floriade, in 1972. Many residues of this Floriade are, although sometimes neglected, still visible in the park. How should we deal with these residues?

Grondvormen: De Theemachine (Tea Machine)

21 June – 24 Augustus 2014
Grondvormen presents a large mythical installation in which both new and previously realized laboratory installations are combined and connected to form the ultimate tea brewery. The Theemachine is an installation of plants, glass, volumes and curious objects which give the impression of a laboratory with aspects bordering on the incredible.

Open Park Studio: Marjolijn Boterenbrood

26 September – 30 December 2013
Marjolijn Boterenbrood will be working in the Amstelpark for two months, until 15 October 2013 in the Orangerie and then in the Rietveld Huis. Her research into experiences of hidden places in the park will result in the creation of an alternative map that allows visitors to experience the Amstelpark in a new way.

Martijn Engelbregt (EGBG): The MedicijnFabriek (MedicineFactory)

21 July – 22 September 2013
MedicineFactory is a low threshold art project in which health, responsibility, social cohesion and the care for nature and environment meet each other at the work place. It is a public accessible work place in which people are given access to the healing effects of nature and make their own medicines.

Arne Hendriks: The Incredible Shrinking Man

May 19 – July 14 2013
The Incredible Shrinking Man is and ongoing speculative research project into the possibility of creating a human which is more ideally suited for our earth.