Antistrot was founded in 1997 by six students of the Willem de Kooning Academie in Rotterdam. The group included Bruno Ferro Xavier Da Silva, Marco Kruyt, Michiel Walrave, Paul Borchers, Silas Schletterer, David Elshout, Charlie Dronkers, and Johan Kleinjan. They take their name from Professor Strot: a teacher whose ideology seemed restrictive to these six young artists. The group began creating and distributing their own zines which then flourished into ten years of collaborative murals, installations, performances and musical events. Antistrot has now exhibited works in GEM (The Hague), 3rd Ward (New York), Sara Tecchia (New York, Rome), Boijmans van Beuningen (Rotterdam), Hugh Lane Gallery (Dublin), Centre of Contemporary Art (Prague), and Zedosbois (Lisbon). In 2008, Aqua Art Fair in Miami commissioned Antistrot to complete a large scale, outdoor mural that can still be seen in the Aqua courtyard.
The artist collective stopped its activities in 2009.

Marco Kruyt has been part of the artist collective Antistrot, from 1999 until 2008.


Antistrot at Boijmans van Beuningen 2010

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