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), De Appel Arts Centre PS (Amsterdam), De School (Amsterdam), WOW (Amsterdam), Corridor PS (Amsterdam) and Museum Beelden aan Zee (Den Haag). From April 2014 to October 2019 he curated 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. Pierfrancesco Gava (Recanati, 1972) has been appointed as the foundation's new secretary in February 2019.


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 -, Amsterdam 2014/2015
ZimmerFrei - Continuo / Exhibition - Museum Beelden Aan Zee, Den Haag 2015
Italian Contemporary Art at the Italian Institute of Culture - Amsterdam 2017/2019
We Only Come Out At Night - De School & WOW, Amsterdam 2019


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


Director: Marco Nember
Treasurer: Jorn Fokkens
Secretary: Pierfrancesco Gava

KvK Nummer: 61840009