For the first time ever, Paradiso turned into an open house. In the year of their 50th anniversary, the perfect opportunity presented itself for a creative multidisciplinary exhibition, panels, and an after-party organised by MOAM.

On the 13th of September 2018, 25 young artists exhibited their works. Inspired by the gigs, authentic history, and the highlights of the iconic pop temple, art and creative expression were encouraged in the creation of these art pieces.

MOAM gave 25 young talents the opportunity to create art in complete creative freedom, inspired by the defining elements of Paradiso. The exhibition produced diverse and unique pieces that were on display throughout the whole building, including the balcony, the basement, and the legendary stage. Art was everywhere.

Throughout the exhibition, MOAM hosted various panels with people including the managing director of Paradiso Mark Minkman, Emma Wortelboer, Nellie Benner, Rens Polman, and Bo Hanna.

To close the exhibition, MOAM celebrated Paradiso’s 50th anniversary in an after-party with the theme ‘sex, drugs & rock ‘n roll of the year 2018. Both Paradiso and MOAM provided a platform for young talent. This collaboration proved powerful in its result, where unique events encouraging the appeal of creativity, diversity, and sex.


Bobbine Berden, Esmée van den Akker, Bastiaan van Benthem, Babette Bervoets, Daphne Bleeker, Sander Coers, Ingrid Davids, Marlous Dirks, Janneke Donker, Sandra Golub, Frenske Jansen, Laura Laasik, Leroy Verbeet, Jasmijn Muskens, Judith Pool, Mirre Yayla Seur, Marielin Simons, Tony Ta, Safira Taylor, Tereza Teluchkova, Marieke Teunissen, Simon Uyterlinde, Ingrid Verweijen, Willem Warrink en Domas Anne van Wijk


Fflean, Paul Sinha, Mark Minkman, Mc Melodee, Sinem Kavus, Nellie Benner & Rens Polman, Tim Lindeman, Anne Bosveld, Alex Hersée, Emma Wortelboer en Bo Hanna.


Moreno Perna Dance, DJ ome Kev, Sinem Kavus, Performance group Rotor, Giek_1, VJ Vish, Jerrausama, DJ Bella van Buren, DJ Pokko Elective, VJ Luc Schraauwers, DJ Tienson, VJ Bent van den Berg, DJ Pokkoehontas, DJ Drknghts Collective, Club Geluk, Studio Airbrush Art Sylvia, Tim Lindeman

In collaboration with:

Paradiso Amsterdam, Oatly, Vodka absolut , Brouwerij Poesiat & Kater and Amsterdams Fonds voor de Kunst.