Blue 439 // Blow Up

Blue439 Foundation

Established in 2014, the Blue439 Foundation is committed to innovation by developing concepts able to investigate modern and contemporary art, while exploring ideas across cultures through events, exhibitions and digital platforms. 

Executive Staff

Marco Nember (Brescia, 1977) is founder and director of Blue439 Foundation.
He's based in Amsterdam since May 2009. He collaborated with Italiaans Cultureel Instituut (Amsterdam), Goethe Institut Niederlande (Amsterdam), Kunsthuis SYB (Beetsterzwaag), Kunstverein (Amsterdam and Milan), Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond (Amsterdam) and Museum Beelden aan Zee (Den Haag). From April 2014 he began to curate a video art program with related artist talks at the Italiaans Cultureel Instituut in Amsterdam.
Jorn Fokkens (s'-Gravenhage, 1971) and Jonathan Oudendijk (Amsterdam, 1984) were appointed respectively as treasurer and secretary of the Foundation in November 2014.


Italian Video Art Screenings & Contemporary Art Exhibitions - Amsterdam 2009/2013
Italian Video Art Screenings and Artist Talks at the Italian Institute of Culture - Amsterdam 2014/2015
Directions - European Video Art Screenings and Artist Talks / Vlaams Cultuurhuis De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam 2014/2015
ZimmerFrei - Continuo / Exhibition - Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Den Haag 2015
Italian Contemporary Art at the Italian Institute of Culture - Amsterdam 2017


Stichting Blue439
2de Jan van der Heijdenstraat 65 II
1074 XR Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Director: Marco Nember
Treasurer: Jorn Fokkens
Secretary: Jonathan Oudendijk

KvK Nummer: 61840009