Melkweg Expo

Melkweg Expo is an exhibition space for contemporary photography and a platform for young artists, located in the heart of Amsterdam. With a focus on photography that explores identity, society and pop culture, the exhibition space is also known to occasionally place other forms of visual art alongside photography with conviction. Characterized by a distinctly playful and accessible approach, Melkweg Expo seeks to unveil high quality art – art that is innovative, engaging and inclusive.

Melkweg Expo’s main goal is to nurture and promote emerging talent and present them to a broad audience – from admirers of art and photography addicts, to the casual passers-by of the venue’s central location and music lovers surfacing from the crowd of a Melkweg concert. Melkweg Expo is open later than most exhibition spaces – until 7 PM – to make spontaneous encounters and confrontations with art possible.

With the help of local and international allies, Melkweg Expo presents a unique and largely free programme made up of 10 exhibitions annually, a multidisciplinary festival, events offering emerging photographers advice, portfolio reviews, enlightening talks, screenings and numerous easy-going gatherings.


Futures and Melkweg Expo proudly announce the photography festival HYBRIDS: Forging New Realities as Counter-Narrative. After a fully digital event in 2020, this edition will take place both offline and online from 10 September to 17 October 2021. The physical programme combines exhibitions, talks, meetings, workshops and curatorial tours. 

Open: Tuesday - Sunday, 12:00 - 21:00 
Entrance via Milk, Marnixstraat 409

Your visit
Admission to Melkweg Expo is according to the corona guidelines. Our café MILK and the expo are located in linked spaces. You must therefore show a valid coronavirus entry pass at the entrance. We follow the current advice and rules of the government and the RIVM. Read what this means for your visit:

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