Destination Unknown (DU) is a non-profit organisation that offers a working period for young artists in locations which are temporarily vacant; waiting to be reclaimed by new owners or waiting to be demolished. Artists are invited to fill these vacancies with creative site-specific ideas and interventions, reacting on the environment of the location.

DU is a nomadic organisation, which implies that it is based on another location every year.

DU is raised from the need to give a platform to young artists. DU realizes from personal experience that it is difficult for young artists to gain access to institutes that offer them the opportunity to show their talent and to evolve. Therefore DU will not only facilitate an exhibition opportunity, but will focus explicity on artistic and personal growth.

Furthermore, we organize evening programs with interesting speakers, film evening and so on. We ensure that there are enough studio discussions with people from the art world, and this allows the young artist to easily make connections. DU ensures that there are sufficient studio visits with people from the art world.


 This year, the former Philips factory in Roermond has been made available by Matzinger real estate to serve as a workshop for artists during the months of July, August and September. During this work period, professionals from the field were invited to give workshops and to enter into dialogue with the participating artists. The work period is traditionally concluded with an exhibition weekend. You are of course cordially invited to come and see the end result.


September 29, 2023 from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m


September 30 and October 1, 2023 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

We also give free guided tours of the exhibition, guided by the DU team.

You can reserve a spot by clicking the button below.

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