Artists: Joost BICKER CAARTEN, Simsa CHO, Anna GRAY, Mieke GROOT, Bernard HEESEN, Tomas HILLEBRAND, Krista ISRAEL,Zhenning LI 李振宁, Xiaoshu LUO 罗晓戍, Xiaosheng MA 马小生, Katrin MAURER, Richard MEITNER, Barbara NANNING, Jens PFEIFER, Judith ROUX, Jehoshua ROZENMAN, Nataliya VLADYCHKO, Jenny WALSH, Sunny WANG 王铃蓁Yuhong WANG 王宇红, Hao WU 吴昊, Shiqi WU 吴仕奇, Tai XIAO 萧泰, Jia ZHUANG 庄稼

Curator: Jens PFEIFER
Academic Director: Tai XIAO
Executive Curator: Selena YANG

Exhibition Period: 2 April to 9 July 2022
Venue: Werkspoor International Art Center
Address: Nijverheidsweg 27- Unit P, 3534AM Utrecht

Exhibition of ROG (Rays of Glass) International Art Project
Works are also available at our Artsy Page

Curated by Jens PFEIFER, Tai XIAO, Selena YANG, exhibition REBORN is a special exchange exhibition in the 2022 UN International Year of Glass. It showcases works from 24 international contemporary glass artists from ROG (Rays of Glass) International Art Project. UN International Year of Glass is the year to celebrate the important role that glass has played and will continue to play in society from technical, scientific, economic and cultural perspectives. The purpose of the exhibition Reborn is to explore the rebirth of the ancient material glass, which has undergone thousands of years of artistic inheritance, along with the development of modern technology, and interacts with emerging new media, which is endowed with new power of tradition and artistic innovation possibility. The exhibition will be in 3 phases between April and July 2022. It shows the achievements and directions of glass art education around the world and the influence of culture and tradition on the way an artist perceives and works. Glass is both an ancient material and a brand-new material. The natural form of light, transparency, refraction, reflection, etc., are all unique characters of glass material, which have incomparable advantages over other materials, giving artists a steady stream of inspiration. In this exhibition, we can see the different creativity of artists from all over the world, showing the unique spirit of glass. This is an exhibition without borders, and it also tries to explore the diversified development direction of glass art in the future.

ROG (Rays of Glass) is an international art project which is aiming to widen the artistic horizon and gain international knowledge about the different approaches to glass art. ROG project creates a professional network with recurring encounters, exhibitions, and conferences. ROG brings together some of the finest international glass educators, artists, to shed a light on the vast diversity in traditions and techniques used in contemporary glass art. ROG International Art Project is initiated and supported by the glass department of Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam, the Netherlands; Shanghai Culture and Education Talent Training Program, China; Shanghai Polytechnic University, China; Oooit Art, the Netherlands; The Glass Virus international platform for educational strategies and perspectives in glass art; Glass Art Educators Alliance. This platform connects the world and provides a platform for glass educators and glass art professionals to exchange, to learn, to research, to innovate, to present and to develop. More information please visit the website: