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NEON is an arts and culture foundation located in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. We bring art to the people by organising exhibitions in unconventional spaces. Our passion lies in organising 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, Joost Emmerik and Dejan Mladenovic.

All projects are curated and organised by the creative director Vladimir Radujkov.

Composer Andreas Kunstein was 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 composer, piano and composition teacher. His compositions are published by Donemus.

 

Joost Emmerik is a garden and landscape architect. Joost searches for a serene simplicity, combining clear lines, robust materials and luscious planting into places that grow more exuberant over time. A firm belief in the evoking power of gardens and a need for them in this day and age form the basis of his work. The garden as a world in itself, equal to the house. The garden as a room, not belonging to mankind, but to nature. Joost is visiting lecturer at Technical University Delft, the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, the Academy of Architecture Rotterdam and member of the Talent Building Committee of the Creative Industries Fund.

Dejan Mladenovic is 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 support it through event organisation.

 

Vladimir Radujkov is a Serbian Dutch artist, born 1978 in Senta, Yugoslavia.​ He graduated 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 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.