NEON is an arts and culture foundation located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We bring art to the people by organizing exhibitions in unconventional spaces. Our passion lies in organizing events that will facilitate the dialog between the creatives and their public in a visually engaging environment. The location and characteristics of the space inspire the exhibition concept, theme and curatorial process. We select the work of contemporary artists and offer them a unique platform to showcase it.
NEON Foundation is supervised by the board of directors; Andreas Kunstein, Karin Oppelland and Dejan Mladenovic.
All projects are curated and organized by the creative director Vladimir Radujkov.
Andreas Kunstein is a composer born in Brühl, Germany. In his youth, he received piano lessons and wrote his first compositions. After finishing high school, he studied History and Philosophy in Düsseldorf. He had private composition lessons with David Graham and Ratko Delorko, after which he studied composition at the Folkwanghochschule in Essen, with Wolfgang Hufschmidt. At the Rotterdam Hogeschool voor Muziek en Dans, he completed his studies with Peter-Jan Wagemans and Klaas de Vries. Andreas Kunstein lives in Rotterdam and works as a composer, piano and composition teacher. His compositions are published by Donemus.
Karin Oppelland is an urban networker, photographer, dialogue trainer, and dialogue facilitator. Karin spent 15 years organizing, training and conducting dialogue at Nederland in Dialogue, IDEM Rotterdam and Anti Discriminatie Bureau RADAR. Karin believes in connecting the right people and facilitating and enforcing their individual strengths for every project.
Her connections are in the cultural sector, welfare, the municipality, environmental organizations, politics and science.
Dejan Mladenovic is an experienced project and IT specialist. After working in different management functions in the creative printing industry for more than 20 years, today he is managing IT infrastructure in a major architecture company in Rotterdam. As an avid art lover and collector, he understands the importance of art and dedicates his free time to supporting it through event organisation.
Vladimir Radujkov is a Serbian Dutch artist, born 1978 in Senta, Yugoslavia. He graduated in 2003 at the printmaking section of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Arts in Belgrade, in the class of professor Mile Grozdanic.
He won the "Perspektive" award given by the Yugoslav Artwork Gallery for achievements in the field of printmaking and lithography. Vladimir works as a creative director of NEON Foundation. He lives and works in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.