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LIFE closed permanently in May 2022. Information hereunder is for  for the record, since you were interested enough to get this far.

LIFE is a living room for ‘portative works’: books, jewellery, and small-scale objects by artists; and artworks by people who may not consider themselves artists. LIFE is concerned with the things people make that are not often given emphasis in their professional practice, rather, with the useful-everyday, small experimentations and tokens of gift-economy among fellow makers. 

LIFE is a project initiated by artist Ash Kilmartin, with the help of many friends. The space is housed alongside Wilfried Lentz in the M4H/Delfshaven area of Rotterdam.

Opening hours:

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays 14:00-18:00 during exhibitions

Keileweg 14a

Rotterdam 3029BS

The Netherlands


LIFE is on the ground floor of the building, there are two steps up from the street. Please let us know if there's something we can do to make your visit easier.


We're 600m from Marconiplein Metro/Tram/Bus station.

There's free parking right outside.

Nearby, it's also worth checking out:

The Voedseltuin - community garden

Buurman - materials and workshop

AVL Mundo

A Tale of a Tub

Wijnkoperij Domaine Z

The lovely Dakpark

A big ol' Praxis - directly across the road, big garden section too

For snacks and drinks in the general area:

Tandir (best pide!), Schiedamseweg 165 B, 3026 AL

Shaami Huis, Schiedamseweg 38B

Roopram Roti, Mathenesserplein 89

Injera Habesha, Hudsonplein 7B

Riky's Place snackbar, Westkousdijk 10 

Weelde, Marconistraat 39

Wilfried usually has stroopwafel :)

The LIFE logotype is Brazil, a free font designed by David Bennewith that's based on some beaut bathroom graffiti. The rest is a kind of Garamond.

Read an interview with Pernilla Evans on Metropolis M (June 2021)


Read about LIFE in an interview with Richard Foster at WORM (June 2020)

Read a review of Petter and Bernd's show on the NRC (May 2020)

In 2021, LIFE received support from Gemeente Rotterdam; and Stichting Droom en Daad for exhibitors' fees and even some running costs. In 2020, LIFE was kindly supported by CBK Rotterdam (Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam) to pay fees to exhibiting artists. The use of our space at Keileweg is possible through the generosity of Wilfried Lentz.

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