Suzanne Oxenaar

Artistic Director of Seven New ThingsCo-founder of Lloyd Hotel & Cultural Embassy (Amsterdam, 2004, sold in 2018), Llove Hotel (pop-up hotel, Tokyo, 2010), Hotel The Exchange (Amsterdam, 2011) and SWEETS hotel (Amsterdam, 2018).

By constantly developing new concepts and setting up collaborations with artists and designers from all over the world, Suzanne creates cultural landmarks. From 1998 to 2018, Suzanne Oxenaar was responsible for the initial metamorphosis of the historic building of Lloyd Hotel into an icon of Dutch design and the establishment of the Cultural Embassy. Many similar projects followed: in collaboration with renown Japanese and Dutch designers, Suzanne artistically led the realisation of the pop-up hotel ‘Llove Hotel’ in Tokyo in 2010. Only one year later, alongside a team of young fashion graduates, she creatively directed the development of original textiles, room concepts and furniture pieces for Hotel The Exchange, an iconic fashion hotel in the centre of Amsterdam. Suzanne currently supervises the visual transformation of Amsterdam’s bridge houses into the unique mini-suites of SWEETS hotel – together with the architects of Space&Matter – and the continuation of Hotel The Exchange’s legacy.

Originally a curator who specialized in art in public space, Suzanne has curated and produced many large-scale projects with Mondriaan Foundation and SKOR (Foundation for Art in Public Space). Furthermore, she is co-founder of Beautiful Distress House (located in Amsterdam-North) and art residency Het Vijfde Seizoen in the psychiatric hospital Altrecht (Den Dolder). Whether working on an exhibition or a concept hotel, she treats each as a stage that inspires and facilitates cultural exchange.