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 colleagues Wilfried Lentz and CINNNAMON, in the Delfshaven area of Rotterdam.

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 in advance 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, you can also find:

The Voedseltuin - community garden

Buurman - materials and workshop


AVL Mundo

The lovely Dakpark

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

For snacks in Delfshaven:

There's a fry-truck in the Praxis carpark

Shaami Huis, Schiedamseweg 38B

Roopram Roti, Mathenesserplein 89

Wilfried usually has some 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.

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Supported by CBK Rotterdam (Center for Visual Arts Rotterdam)

A living room for portative works

Keileweg 14a

Rotterdam 3029BS