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Unfair20 is four days full of art, performances, architecture, music and joy, showcasing the work of 40 up-and-coming contemporary artists at Westergas, Amsterdam.

10 — 13 of April 2020
Westergas, Amsterdam

Thursday April 9th (opening)

17:00 – 22:00

Friday April 10th

11:00 – 18:00

Saturday April 11th

11:00 – 21:00

Sunday April 12th

11:00 – 18:00

Monday April 13th

11:00 – 17:00


Unfair scouts the brightest artists of today and tomorrow, and joins forces with them to increase the impact of contemporary art. Unfair supports, develops and presents the most engaging art and brightest artists of today. Get ready for the 5th edition of this innovative biennial non-profit art fair, group exhibition and art festival celebrating the best contemporary art.

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At Unfair, we present 40 solo-presentations by up-and-coming talented contemporary artists. In collaboration with an expert selection committee, we aim to present the most current cultural developments and inspire you to engage with a new generation of maker and buy their works.

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The Artists

Fullscreen is an immersive, large-scale video installation showing work by various artists. The custom made screen invites visitors to submerge in the works, offering an all-encompassing video experience in the middle of our crowded festival.


The Loyens & Loeff Emerging Artist Award is given to the most promising and talented participating artist at Unfair20. The prize offers support, funds research and the creation of new work for the winning artist.

We are proud to present the second edition of the The L&L Emerging Artist Award; the product of a loving collaboration with the amazing people at Loyens & Loeff. Loyens & Loeff is a leading and internationally operating law firm that focusses on talent development and innovation. We share that connection, and our collaboration is celebrated with the Loyens & Loeff Emerging Artist Award, awarded during Unfair20.

Loyens&Loeff Emerging Artist Award

Unfair20 offers a broad selection of cutting edge performances spread throughout the festival, ranging from small interventions permanently on show to full out programs, day and night.

Performance programme

The Unfair Architect Award is a biennial visionary architectural prize and tender for the exhibition design of Unfair20, our fifth and largest exhibition of contemporary artist yet.

Unfair aims to create a fusion between an exhibition and art fair format. In search for a design in which the adventurous, exciting thrill of visiting large- scale exhibitions is combined with the more intimate experience of the 40 individual art presentations, the Unfair Architect Award challenges the boundaries of architecture as subservient and focuses on designs with autonomous quality. By reflecting new ways of experiencing art, the design becomes a piece of art itself and therefore could be considered the most substantial artwork on show at the event.

With the no nonsense promise of direct commission and talent development, the Unfair Architect Award sets out to find the most inspiring design, bringing Unfair20 to another level.

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Unfair Architect Award

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