The MADLAB studio is set up and run by Nathan Favot (FR), Laura Grimm (NL), Sasha Herman (GB) and Anton Lyngdal (IS)

From the beginning of November 2017 until the end of February 2018 we transformed an old shop into the MADLAB studio, a studio- an exhibition space. Since the opening on the 17th of March 2018, the MADLAB studio has become a lawless creative test site. Scroll down for an overview of past events, and visit the Facebook page for news and additional information.


MADLAB Xmas spectacular | Location Kootsekade 12A, 3051 PD, Rotterdam | Date Saturday the 15th of December, 2018 | Time 20:00 – 05:00

You are warmly invited to join the MADLAB Xmas spectacular! On Saturday the 15th of December starting at 20:00 we will be opening the doors of the MADLAB studio to host a party celebrating the Xmas holidays. Please bring some drinks along and let your friends know, the more the better! The dress code is warm (and horrible) Xmas jumpers, so go to the kringloop, search through that old box in the attic and join us for some spectacular Yuletide celebrations! Check the Facebook event page for more recent updates on our program, and the trailer below for an atmospheric impression.. See you there!


I only read when I’m on holiday | Location Kootsekade 12A, 3051 PD, Rotterdam | Date Friday the 29th of June, 2018 | Time 18:00 – 22:00

A simulative ☀ immersive performative event
A collaboration between MAMAPublication Studio Rotterdam ☀ MADLAB studio

Date and time ☀ Friday the 29th of June ☀ 18:00 – 22:00 ☀ Free entry
Location ☀ the MADLAB studio ☀ Kootsekade 12A, 3051 PD, Rotterdam
Forecast ☀ perfect weather for a day on the MADLAB beach

Come Join us on Friday the 29th of June for an immersive journey from the city of Rotterdam to the beaches of the French Riviera and the rocky coasts of Iceland, through the power of literature, without leaving the comfort of your beach chair!

As an extension of the exhibition Catalogue hosted by MAMA, the MADLAB studio presents I only read when I’m on holiday. This is a unique opportunity to take time out of your busy schedule and escape your urban surroundings to join us on the MADLAB beach, a mythical environment created through the combination of different realities.

As the sun sets over the Ligurian sea in Nice and the salty water of the North Atlantic washes up on the rocks in Reykjavik, you will be carried away by a disembodied voice reading aloud from a selection of books. These live elements will be brought from several international locations and combined on the MADLAB beach to create a space in which you will be transported to a new reality.

So sit back, relax and let the words wash over you.

I only read when I’m on holiday is curated and organized by members of Team MAMA and the MADLAB studio ☀ Laura Grimm ☀ Nathan Favot ☀ Sasha Herman ☀ Anton Lyngdal

Mr. Awkward Show – season 3 ep. 1 | Location Kootsekade 12A, 3051 PD, Rotterdam | Date Sunday the 20th of May, 2018 | Time 16:00 – 20:00

Anton Lyngdal A.K.A Mr. Awkward is leaving us for three months. Before he goes, however, he will be presenting the Mr. Awkward show. On Sunday the 20th of May you will be able to see him in action at the MADLAB studio.

Join Mr. Awkward, the MADLAB and special guests for an afternoon of entertainment! The show will be on between 16.00 and 20.00. Those unable to attend can stream the show via the Mr. Awkward Youtube channel

The MADLAB studio opening | Location Kootsekade 12A, 3051 PD, Rotterdam | Date Saturday the 17th of March, 2018 | Time 17:00 – 22:00

After months of preparation, the MADLAB studio was finally ready to open its doors to the public! Saturday the 17th of March marked the beginning of our great adventure.

The MADLAB studio renovation | After moving to Rotterdam in the winter of 2017, Nathan Favot (FR), Sasha Herman (GB), Anton Lyngdal (IS) and Laura Grimm (NL) started renting a space in Hillegersberg. This former shop had been abandoned for nearly two years, and that period had left its marks. We set out the give this space new life. Stripping, painting and cleaning, we managed to revive the old shop and reinvent its function into that of a studio- and exhibition space. After six months of hard work the MADLAB studio was born; a lawless test site.