Exhibitions & events

Pjotr Müller guest at Tribal Design

Dutch artist Pjotr Müller is best known as a sculptor in whose work architectural associations and systems of measures are important, work that sometimes invites ritualistic use. Tribal Design is proud to exhibit a series of color drawings that playfully show these characteristics in representations of suprematist birdhouses. The playfull and surprising subject of this series of drawings are based on his experience to build a real accomodation for birds. Pjotr wanted it to be as perfect as possible and completely in accordance with his suprematist views. But to his surprise, the birds were reluctant to use it. He realized that not everything can be reduced to geometric shapes and colors. From then on he limited his suprematist desires for  birdhouses to these powerful drawings. Work by Pjotr Müller is mostly seen in public urban, architectural and natural environments and is further well represented in, among others, the collections of the Kröller Müller, Museum, the Rijksmuseum Twenthe and the Fundatie Zwolle-Heino.

Tribal Design is proud to exhibit the works of Pjots Muller in combination with recent tribal acquisitions. The exhibition will open on 22 April and will be on view till half September.



Tribal Design celebrates its 25th anniversary

Twenty-five years of Tribal Design: from a small but elegant gallery in the Nieuwe Spiegelstraat in 1998, to a mature space on the Spiegelgracht in the roaring art district of Amsterdam. Twenty -five years of joy in organizing thematic exhibitions and participating in many art fairs in the Netherlands and abroad. But above all: the pleasure of meeting all these fine collectors and collegues with a shared interest in Tribal art. This year we will celebrate this event organizing special exhibitions showing fine pieces of tribal art in combination with modern art, starting with the Tribute to Dutch painter Ed Dukkers in january.



Tribal Art Fair Online 26 April – 1 May

As a warm up for The Tribal Art Fair later this year in Oktober, an online version will be held from Wednesday 26 April at 3 pm until Monday 1 May 10 pm (local time). This edition twenty dealers, including Tribal Design, will participate, showing their most recent acquisitions on www.tribalartfair.nl. Every gallery will post up to fifty objects on their gallery page and on Saturday 29 April at 3 pm every gallery will add an extra ten objects. There will also be a lecture program which you can follow from home. The program will be online from the beginning of april. You can follow the lectures during the online Tribal Art Fair by Zoom webinar. All lectures will be in English. You will find a link to register on the page of the lecture.



Tribal Art Fair 26 till 29 October

Also this year Tribal Design will participate in Tribal Art fair Amsterdam. From Thursday 26th through Sunday the 29th of October the iconic church building ‘De Duif’ on Prinsengracht will be the epicentre of tribal art in Amsterdam. Twenty-one dealers in tribal art will show their finest pieces. Also, each day, there will be a special programme for visitors, featuring lectures and films. The Tribal Art Fair is popular by collectors and dealers looking for high-end pieces as well as affordable additions to their collections. Also this year, Tribal Design will participate, showing many new and exclusive objects. An event not to be missed by the serious collector! Keep an eye on the website www.tribalartfair.nl for more news.

Location: De Duif, Prinsengracht 756, Amsterdam.



Tribal Agenda 2023

A tribute to Ed Dukkers at Tribal Design                21 January– 8 April

Brafa Art fair, Brussels                                              29 January – 5 February

Winter Bruneaf, Brussels                                          25 -29 January

Tefaf, Maastricht                                                        11- 19 March

Tribal Art Fair Online.                                                 26 April – 1 May

Bruneaf Brussels                                                         6 – 11 June

Parcours des Mondes, Paris                                      5 – 10 September

Tribal Art London                                                        September

Tribal Art Fair, Amsterdam                                        26 – 29 October