curriculum vitae

Councellor visual arts

'18 - '19 Dutch Embassy in France
  As councellor visual arts I stimulate collaborations between French art institutes and Dutch artists / art institutes.


'16 - '17 La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  Curator & writer in residence, Sept. '16 - Aug. '17, supported by the Mondriaan Fund.
'14 - '15 La Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris
  Curator & writer in residence, Atelier Holsboer, Oct. '14 - July '15, supported by the Mondriaan Fund.


Curator (selection)


Nest, The Hague

  Fluid Desires (provisional title). A groupshow with international artists around the idea of fluidity in contemporary art. Nov 30, '19 - Jan. 26, '20.
'19 Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
  Assistant curator. Solo show Ceija Stojka (1933-2013) - War memories of a Roma, Feb. 15 - June 10, 2019.
'17 Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis
  Unfolding landscapes. Solo show Eva Nielsen.
'16 Château de Lacaze, Labastide Castel Amouroux
  Radical Country - Another perspective on our surroundings. Artists: Samuel Boutruche, Marie Maillard, Pier Stockholm.
'16 Galerie Lily Robert, Paris
  Curator of the gallery presentation at art fair Art Rotterdam. Artists: Julien Beneyton, Elodie Lesourd.
'14 Museum Beelden aan Zee, The Hague
  Preselection of French artists for The Hague Sculpture 2014.
'13 Nest, The Hague 
  Material World. Artists: Trisha Donnelly, Rubén Grilo, David Jablonowski, Magali Reus, Anne de Vries, Martin Westwood.
'12 - '17 Q Kunst, Utrecht / Amsterdam city council
  Art adviser new subway line (Noord/Zuidlijn) Amsterdam. Devising of art commissions, and drafting of long- and shortlist of artists eligible for these art commissions. Artists ao: Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, David Claerbout, Amalia Pica, Jennifer Tee, Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács
'11 - '12 Foundation for Art and Public Domain (SKOR), Amsterdam
  Outdoor counterpart of Afterlife – art about the final destination, Museum Tot Zover and cemetery De Nieuwe Ooster, Amsterdam. Artists: ao Nathalie Bruys, Nick Hullegie, Femmy Otten, Leonid Tsvetkov, Yuhsin U. Chang, Valeska Soares.
'10 - '11 Kunstbeeld, Dutch art magazine
  Paper curator of the Collector's Item series. In 2011 Kunstbeeld existed 35 years. To celebrate this event I invited or each issue in 2011 a young Dutch artist who conceived an artwork especially for a double sided page in the magazine. Artists: ao Koen Taselaar, Fleur van Dodewaard, WassinkLundgren, Jasmijn Visser.
'08 - '10  21rozendaal, Enschede
  During two years I was responsible for the exhibition program. Exhibitions with ao Bruno Peinado, Wendy Morris, Het Harde Potlood (The Hard Pencil) and a flourishing generation Belgian artists. Under the heading 1UP I gave young Dutch artists, ao Koen Taselaar, Jeroen Rijnders, the chance to make their first solo show on the upper floor.
'08 Museum Arnhem, Arnhem
  Carried Away - The Procession in Art. Artists: ao Francis Alys, Joseph Beuys, James Ensor, Begoña Munoz, Meschac Gaba, Thomas Hirschhorn, Lucy Orta, Francis Picabia, Stephen Wilks.


Writer (selection)

  Metropolis M, Dutch art magazine
'18 The infinitely rich history of the Greater Dutch World, Iris Kensmil and Remy Jungerman to the Venice Biennale (double interview)
'18 review Julien Creuzet, Bétonsalon and Fondation Ricard
'18 Laboratory for the arts, Lafayette Anticipations
'17 'I have no consistent position', Camille Henrot, Palais de Tokyo (interview)

review Gareth Nyandoro, Palais de Tokyo

'17 'When I do something, it’s big', Nicolas Bourriaud's new project in Montpellier
'17 Review Venice Biennale, online May 16
'17 'Good Artists Know Their Responsibilities', Christine Macel on Viva Arte Viva, Venice Biennale (interview)
'17 'Understanding is a victory against the violence', Éric Baudelaire (interview)
'16 review Soulèvements, Jeu de Paume
  Museumtijdschrift, Dutch art magazine
'18 Playing with spiders (Tomás Saraceno, Palais de Tokyo)
'18 Peculiar theatre (Paula Rego, Musée de l'Orangerie)
'18 Art where you don't expect it (six remarkable art venues in France)
'18 Visions of colour and space (Frantisek Kupka, Grand Palais)
'17 A marvellous ballet of flowers (Jardins, Grand Palais)
'16 Alternative city (Sonsbeek 2016)
'15 Space made visible (Barbara Hepworth in the Kröller-Müller Museum)
'15 Gallery with museum appeal (Galleria Continua, Les Moulins)

The Museum as Gift (Fondation Louis Vuitton)

  H ART, Belgian art magazine
'18 review Biennale Les Ateliers de Rennes
'18 review Laure Prouvost, Palais de Tokyo
'18 review Lutz Bacher, Lafayette Anticipations
'18 review Neïl Beloufa, Palais de Tokyo
'18 interview Sheila Hicks, Centre Pompidou
'18 review Ceija Stojka, La Maison Rouge
'17 review Voyage d'Hiver, Palais de Tokyo, Château de Versailles
'17 review Être Moderne: le MoMA à Paris, Fondation Louis Vuitton
'17 review Alexandra Bircken, Le Crédac, and Pierre Paulin, Le Plateau
'17 review Retour sur Mulholland Drive, La Panacée, Montpellier, and Los Angeles. A Fiction, Mac, Lyon
  Zérodeux, French art magazine
'16 The Bernard Arnault of the Netherlands opens the museum of his dreams (review Museum Voorlinden)
'15 Review A Republic of Art, Van Abbemuseum

See All This, Dutch art magazine


Ceija Stojka - The Pariah, Hojda Stojka about his mother Ceija Stojka (interview)


Openhouse, international magazine


Coup de Coeur, Van Doesburghouse, Meudon


Centre Pompidou Metz, catalogue


Text about Karen Sargsyan for the catalogue of the group show Opéra Monde


Royal Award for Dutch Painting, catalogue


A painting is not a 'piece of cake' - a conversation on painting with the three winners: Raquel van Haver, Sam Hersbach, Neo Matloga


Sonsbeek 2008: grandeur, catalogue


essay on artists' processions


Committees (selection)

'15 - '19

Royal Award for Dutch Painting


Jury member. The award is initiated by HM King Willem-Alexander.


Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur)*

'15 - '17

committee member visual arts, design and architecture


advisory committee member, BIS 2017-2020, art institutes.


This committee determined which six Dutch art institutions would receive financial support from the Dutch government during the period 2017-2020.


The Council for Culture is the legal adviser of the government in the fields of the arts, culture and media. The Council provides recommendations regarding the cultural policy in the Netherlands, whether it is requested of them or not.


AICA, NL, International Association of Art Critics

  Committee member AICA Charter 2014, category Exhibitions.
'10 - '12 Mondriaan Fund, Amsterdam

Committee member projects Visual Arts and Heritage.


Lecturer (selection)


HKU University of the Arts, Utrecht

'15 - '17

Lecturer course 'Positioning the artist. The artworld & I', preparation professional practice.

'12 - '14

Lecturer course 'The writing artist'.


Frank Mohr International Masters, Groningen

'15 - '16

Core lecturer and curator project week '16.

'11 - '13

Guest lecturer, semester lecturer, curator project week '13.


Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam

 '06 - '08

Lecturer art theory and -history.


'94 - '00 Art history, Utrecht University
  Specialism: modern and contemporary art. Doctoral thesis: ‘Ohne Titel. A study into the vision and reception of Documenta 7, 8 and IX'


nationality Dutch
residence Paris