Dive into the (UN)KNOWN at Hotel Arena X Reinier van der Aart's exclusive event on April 5th

05/04/2024 6:00 pm - 06/04/2024 12:00 am


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Dance into the (UN)KNOWN

invites you to an exclusive party to dive into


(UN)KNOWN photos
(UN)KNOWN people
(UN)KNOWN techniques

Date: Friday, 5th April
Time: 18:00 – 00:00

Experience an exclusive night at Hotel Arena’s Chapel: a captivating slideshow with an abundance of photos of RVDA, paired with music, drinks, and the chance to dance – all for one unforgettable evening.


Mr Speak: Wicked Jazz Sounds, Zwarte Koffie
Ruby Wax: Rue d’Alex
Leroy Rey: Summer Dance Forever

Reinier van der Aart

RVDA, or Reinier van der Aart, is a professional photographer since 2005. Operating under the name RVDA, he has completed commissions for renowned institutions such as the Rijksmuseum, the Stedelijk Museum, the Kunsthal, Louis Vuitton and the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund. His portfolio includes portraits of internationally renowned icons such as Damien Hirst, Anselm Kiefer, Thierry Mugler, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, sir Paul Smith and Sophia Loren.
RVDA carries out art commissions, both portraits and non-portraits, commissioned by both public institutions and private collectors. His focus is not so much on developing his own stylistic signature, but rather on finding ways to capture and communicate what he wants to convey in the best possible way. Whether this is done in penetrating black and white, soft colours, duo tones or the colours of the old Dutch masters, the story is central to his work.

RVDA’s photographs feature in leading magazines, including VOGUE (Paris, Russia, Netherlands, Espana, Turkey), L’Officiel (Russia, Netherlands), Oyster Magazine (Australia), Frame (UK), The Observer (UK), London Fashion Week Magazine (UK), i-D (UK), and MiraMira (Mario Testino’s website). His work has also been the subject of articles in publications such as CCAA, DIGIFOTO Pro and VOGUE. RVDA’s craftsmanship has been awarded the best portrait prize in the prestigious Silver Camera competition.

In partnership with Frenchman Gallery