The Balcony is a multi-headed artist initiative based in The Hague. Since 2018 they curate exhibitions supporting the presentation of upcoming practices with a focus on alternative formats of display, keen on collaborations and using unconventional locations.

The Balcony
is curated by Arthur Cordier (1993, BE) and Valentino Russo (1994, IT), in conversation with artists Harriet Rose Morley, Flaviu Cacoveanu and curator Ioana Mandeal. The initiative is a non-profit self-funded organisation with the addition of project-based funding.

The initiative has previously been hosted in the vitrine of a violin store 2018–2020 as well as the basement of a former office space, previously known as Susan Bites 2019–2021.

The exhibitions are open
Fri-Sat: 13:00-17:00
Mon-Thu by appointment


The Balcony is currently self-funded.
Donations help us support the artists and sustain our program

︎︎︎ via Paypal 
(donations 100€ or above - receive a screen printed artist edition) 

The Balcony

Nieuwe Molstraat 14A-2, The Hague (NL)

The Balcony is now located aon the ground floor at Nieuwe Molstraat 14A-2. The location combines a project space and studio spaces from the members of the initiative and fellow artists Ariane Toussaint, Minsook Kang and curator Yannik Güldner.
The exhibition is open
Fri-Sat: 13:00-17:00
Mon-Thu by appointment

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Worldwide ︎︎︎

Along with curating exhibitions in The Hague, The Balcony fosters a network of collaborations outside of The Netherlands.
Among the initiatives and events that The Balcony has joined forces with, there are Art au Centre in Liege (BE), Fonderia 20.9 in Verona (IT), SWAB, Contemporary Art Fair in Barcelona (ES), P145 in Berlin (DE).
photo: TikTok vs Abramovic, P145. Berlin

The Balcony

Former exhibition space

Located at Herenstraat 14 in The Hague, the vitrine space was part of Willem Bouman & Zn. building, a violin shop and atelier. Here, The Balcony presented artists whose practice engaged with the vitrine, in relation to the public space and its 24/7 visibility. 

Curatorial line—Click for PDF

The intuition leading the space was to present non-The Hague based artists - in priority, and to introduce their practice within the cultural context of the city.

The vitrine operated between March 2018 and December 2020.

Susan Bites

Former studio & project space

Located at Laan van NOI 125 in The Hague, Susan Bites was the former studio of the members of the collective and hosted exhibitions in the basement rooms.
The project space operated between February 2019 and March 2021.
Between January and June 2020, graphic design by Eva Rank (EE).  Former members include Ioana Ciora (RO) & Matthew James Lanning (NL).

Press Links

  • Metropolis M
    Micro Art Initiatives #36 – The Balcony & Susan Bites in The Hague

  • Jegens&Tevens
    Highlighting The Hague Contemporary Art Weekend 2020

  • Mister Motley
  • Sophie Smeets. Kunst in een raamkozijn

  • HOOGTIJ #61
  • Marie Jeanne de Rooij in conversation with Jane Huldman, about The Balcony & Susan Bites, Stroom Den Haag 
  • (extract, in Dutch)
  • Jegens&Tevens
  • The Rock Talk Project at Hgtomi Rosa, participant

  • HART-Magazine
  • ‘The Town House and the Country House in Rochefort’, Kunst in Quarantaine

  • Villa Next Door
  • Bertus Pieters. Anita Mikas & Markus Liehr, Express Delivery Syndrome; The Balcony

  • Jegens&Tevens
  • Frits DijksWaar kunnen we nog heen?

  • Jegens&Tevens
  • Arthur Cordier. Liège. Come for the beer, stay for the scene

  • Jegens&Tevens
  • Frits Dijks. Hoogtij, de geschiedenis van de Haagse rondgang – deel 2

  • H.Art.
  • March 2019. City report The Hague

  • Jegens&Tevens
  • Cathleen Owens. A contaminated travel guide to Verona and beyond

  • Jegens&Tevens
  • Frits Dijks. John van Oers @ The Balcony                

  • Villa Next Door
  • Bertus Pieters. Martin Gabriel, non beton place; The Balcony.