TOUCH opens
TOUCH opens
TOUCH opens in museum Draiflessen Collection
TOUCH opens in museum Draiflessen Collection
A single touch can change everything. TOUCH celebrates the power of human connection. The artwork’s electronic field senses when two visitors join hands and transforms into a 4,300 m3 galaxy of stars.
TOUCH
TOUCH
TOUCH transforms museum Draiflessen Collection into an ephemeral dream world of light through the joining of hands.

What was until recently a completely everyday, self-evident act of human encounter is suddenly no longer so: the mutual touch, the embrace or the handshake. Roosegaarde addresses this moment and the significance of this human connection in his expansive installation developed especially for the Draiflessen Collection.

In the museum's 4,300 m3 exhibition space, Roosegaarde has created TOUCH, an interactive work of art that captivates visitors as they enter, creates a sense of wonder, and invites and inspires them to act without words. The fact that our perception and action are specifically directed towards this special act of connection unravels at the very moment of touch: this is the key to an imposing visual explosion that transports us and our counterpart into a new universe when the artwork’s electronic field senses when two visitors join hands and through this interaction, light is then coded into thousands of star lights.

28.11.2021 until 27.02.2022 in Mettingen, Germany.
Waterlicht
Waterlicht
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT Germany opens
WATERLICHT is a collective experience to raise awareness of climate change worldwide.
Get inspired, take action
Get inspired, take action
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Upcoming: Waterlicht Germany premiere
Our monumental light installation WATERLICHT is back and celebrates its German premiere in Oberhausen. As a virtual flood of light WATERLICHT will immerse the Peter Behrens Building in blue light and raise awareness of rising water levels worldwide. In doing so, WATERLICHT questions how we as societies can deal with rising water levels of different origins in a local and global context.

In Oberhausen, the artwork is set in relation to the challenges of eternity. As a result of coal mining, the Ruhr region has sunk by up to 25 meters. Without the constant pumping of groundwater, large parts of the region would be flooded and a lake landscape of up to 90km in length would be created. Intensive research is being conducted not only into how the water can be extracted but how the heat of the water from underground can be used to generate energy.

Welcome at Future 21 WATERLICHT 5 and 6 November 19:30 till 00:00 in Oberhausen, Germany.
Techno poetry opens in Italy
Techno poetry opens in Italy
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei opens
LOTUS Maffei blooms in response to light and is now part of the permanent art collection of Palazzo Maffei in Verona, Italy amongst artworks by Lucio Fontana, Pablo Picasso and Gerrit Rietveld.

Curated by Gabriella Belli, LOTUS Maffei creates a dynamic dialogue in search of a new harmony between people and the environment.
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
Lotus Oculus opens in Milan
LOTUS OCULUS at the Modern Art Gallery Milan is designed by Studio Roosegaarde and commissioned by Bulgari for the exhibition ‘Metamorphosis’.
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
Lotus premiere at Milan Design Week
LOTUS OCULUS premieres at Milan Design Week 2021, commissioned by Bulgari. Hundreds of light-sensitive flowers create a play of movement. Modern Art Gallery Milan, 5-10 September 2021.
Urban Sun in Denmark
Urban Sun in Denmark
Welcome to URBAN SUN Aarhus Festival, Northern Europe’s largest cultural event and opened by HRH The Queen of Denmark. URBAN SUN sanitizes this public space in Denmark of the coronavirus using a safe far-UVC 222 nanometers light.
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
Urban Sun goes on a world tour
After the successful launch in Rotterdam, URBAN SUN which sanitizes public spaces of the coronavirus will go on a world tour to Aarhus Festival in Denmark, Museum of Design Atlanta in the USA, and the Netherlands Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 Dubai. Press Release
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
Premiere of Liquid Landscape
LIQUID LANDSCAPE premieres at Arte Sella in Italy to create a playful dialogue between people and nature when stepping on this surreal landscape of grass.
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Movie of Liquid Landscape
Watch our modern fairytale movie now of LIQUID LANDSCAPE with dancers Ilaria Marcolin and Giacomo Citton of Dancing Museums, directed by Daan Roosegaarde.
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
Surreal landscape of grass creates a playful dialogue
The contemporary open air museum Arte Sella in Italy premieres LIQUID LANDSCAPE. Visitors experience an unexpected fluid movement when stepping on the artwork, revealing our symbiotic relationship with the environment.
Alpine mountain as inspiration
Alpine mountain as inspiration
The Alpine mountain at Arte Sella is an inspiration for LIQUID LANDSCAPE, always changing in color and shape.
"LIQUID LANDSCAPE is radical new sculpture thinking; as an anti-sculpture it is almost invisible in which the visitor is invited to become the artwork." Emanuele Montibeller, art curator Arte Sella, in conversation with Daan Roosegaarde.
Liquid Landscape ripples
Liquid Landscape ripples
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
Winner Media Architecture Biennale Award
LEVENSLICHT wins the Media Architecture Award at the Media Architecture Biennale. The design honours the Dutch Holocaust victims with this humbling artwork of 104,000 luminescent memorial stones in 170 municipalities.
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Urban Sun will shine at Lowlands
Breathe freer under our URBAN SUN, the unique light innovation which cleans public spaces of the coronavirus. Experience it yourself at the one and only Lowlands Festival, the Netherlands.
World Expo Dubai
World Expo Dubai
Proud to be a part of the World Expo Dubai exhibition. Art boosts innovation: our GROW will highlight the future of agriculture.
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
World's first Urban Sun cleans public space of coronavirus
Using the power of light to sanitise public space for better human gatherings.
Art meets Science
Art meets Science
GROW shines a new light on the beauty of agriculture. The 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape is inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
GROW light recipes
GROW light recipes
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW highlights the beauty of agriculture
GROW is the 20,000m2 luminous dreamscape inspired by scientific light recipes which improve plants’ growth and resilience.
20,000m2 GROW is our homage to the farmer.
20,000m2 GROW is our homage to the farmer.
upcoming: GROW
upcoming: GROW
Naturalis exhibition
Naturalis exhibition
Honoured to be part of the 200 year Naturalis exhibition, opened by our King. The wing of the morpho butterfly always remains vibrant reflective and is our inspiration for GATES OF LIGHT.
Glowing Nature
Glowing Nature
Can GLOWING NATURE replace streetlights? See our mysterious exhibition of 700 million year old microorganisms which glow upon your touch.
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Smog Free Ring at Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
The new exhibition at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art shows designs that make use of waste products, including our SMOG FREE RING of 1000 m3 clean air. Welcome at Design Transfigured/Waste Reimagined till September 6 in Scottsdale Arizona, USA.
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT
Monument LEVENSLICHT remembers the 104,000 Holocaust victims with 104,000 luminescent stones. LEVENSLICHT started in Rotterdam NL and was shared to 170 Dutch municipalities in collaboration with the National Committee.
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT
Today 170 exhibitions of LEVENSLICHT open in 170 municipalities of the Netherlands filled with local activities of memory and freedom.
LEVENSLICHT
LEVENSLICHT
Memorial stone
Memorial stone
Record amount of visitors for PRESENCE Groninger Museum
Record amount of visitors for PRESENCE Groninger Museum
Our exhibition PRESENCE - Daan Roosegaarde attracted a record amount of almost 180,000 visitors. Never before had the Groninger Museum so many visitors in the summer period. Stay tuned for the international tour.
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT opens January 16
Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT opens January 16
Our Holocaust monument LEVENSLICHT with National Committee 4 and 5 May remembers 104,000 Holocaust victims with 104,000 specially developed luminescent stones in 170 municipalities in the Netherlands. Public opening: 16 January 2020, 19.25 at Eva Cohen-Hartogkade in Rotterdam, NL. (Photo: Daan Roosegaarde and Gerdi Verbeet).
Design Award for Presence
Design Award for Presence
Our PRESENCE exhibition at Groninger Museum is Second Award winner of the Urban Design & Architecture Design Awards. PRESENCE evokes visitors to become aware of their own presence in a unique manner.
LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust
LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust
Daan Roosegaarde: "Light monument LEVENSLICHT shows the magnitude of the Holocaust, with the 104,000 victims in the Netherlands. But it also shows hope for a better future. It is an honor to work on this project."
PRESENCE open in the New Year
PRESENCE open in the New Year
Groninger Museum presents Daan Roosegaarde’s first major museum solo show: PRESENCE which evokes visitors to become aware of their own presence in a unique manner. The exhibition already received a record amount of 100.000 visitors and can be visited until 12 January 2020.
LOTUS at Mori Art Museum Tokyo
LOTUS at Mori Art Museum Tokyo
Our LOTUS MODEL at the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo opens its smart flowers in response to light. Welcome till 29 March 2020 in Japan at the exhibition Future and the Arts which contemplates human society.
Winner LIT Lighting Design Award
Winner LIT Lighting Design Award
Our large-scale phosphorescent exhibition PRESENCE at Groninger Museum is winner of 2019 LIT Lighting Design Award in the Visitor Experience & Museum Exhibition category.
Smog Free Ring at National Museum Switzerland
Smog Free Ring at National Museum Switzerland
Our SMOG FREE RING is now in the permanent art collection of the National Museum Zurich, Switzerland. The SMOG FREE RING contains smog collected by the SMOG FREE TOWER in China. By sharing a SMOG FREE RING you donate a 1000 m3 of clean air.