Exhibitions & events

A tribute to Ed Dukkers at Tribal Design

Tribal Design shows her most recent Tribal acquisitions in combination with works by Dutch artist Ed Dukkers. (1923-1996). In 1946 Willem Sandberg, director of the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, selected him for the exhibition ‘Ten young painters’, in which Appel, Corneille and Rooskens, among others, also participated.

As with many at that time, expressionist tendencies can also be observed in Dukker’s work, but soon his work shows his interest in literary, surrealistic themes, in which death, eroticism and ritual are closely intertwined. Now, Tribal Design is proud to exhibit the work of this intriguing artist.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 21 January and will be on view till Saturday 8 April 27.




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                                                         June

Parcours des Mondes, Paris                                      5 – 10 September

Tribal Art London                                                        September

Tribal Art Fair, Amsterdam                                        26 – 29 October