curriculum vitae

Councellor visual arts

'18 - '23 Embassy of the Netherlands in France
  Stimulating collaborations between French art institutes and Dutch artists. Some results: solo show Koen Taselaar, CCC OD, Tours; duo show Tanja Smeets & Karin van Dam, Abbaye de Maubuisson; solo Carolein Smit, Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Paris; Karen Sargsyan, Nicoline Timmer, Opéra Monde, Centre Pompidou Metz; Iris Wouter, Caz Egelie, Melanie Bonajo, festival Do Disturb, Palais de Tokyo; Nora Turato, Frac Reims; acquisition work Jennifer Tee, Frac Alsace; Iris Woutera, festival La Nuit Blanche, Paris; duo show Nicky Assmann & Jan Robert Leegte, Centre des Arts Enghien-les-Bains; Philip Vermeulen, Festival Interstice, Caen; Esther Tielemans, l'Art dans les Chappelles, Brittany.


Curator (selection)


Museum Kranenburgh, Bergen, NL


A Touch of Light - the sparkle of something as ordinary and fascinating as light


Artists: Willem van Althuis, Jan Andriesse, Caja Boogers, Edgar Fernhout, Jaap Hillenius, Ann Veronica Janssens, Jannemarein Renout, Viviane Sassen, Esther Tielemans, Jef Verheyen.


Omstand, Arnhem, NL


Fine Fleur - a cloud of soft values with artists from Paris and the Netherlands


Artists: Anne Bourse, Camille Brée, Emmanuelle Castellan, Raphaël Emine, Adélaïde Feriot, Minne Kersten, Perrine Lievens, Charlott Markus, Flora Moscovici, Astrid Nobel, Maaike Schoorel, Dieuwke Spaans, Takeshi Yasura.

'19 - '20 QKunst, Utrecht, NL
  Advisor art commissions in public space
'23 Park in district Overhoeks, Amsterdam.
'22 Public building Huis voor de Stad, Amersfoort. Artists: Nynke Koster.
'21 Municipal sportsfacility Breda. Artists: Niels Albers, Nicky Assmann, Alphons ter Avest, We Make Carpets.
'19 - '20 Subway station Sixhaven, Amsterdam. Artists: Elspeth Diederix, Koen Taselaar, Hewald Jongenelis & Sylvie Zijlmans.
 '12 - '18 All subway stations of the new North-South line, Amsterdam. Artists: Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, David Claerbout, Daniel Dewar & Grégory Gicquel, Harmen Liemburg, Gerald van der Kaap, Amalica Pica, Jennifer Tee.
'20 Nest, The Hague, NL
  Fluid Desires - nothing is fixed, everything is in motion in this fluid world
  Artists: Hicham Berrada, Mimosa Echard, Inge van Genuchten, Marie Maillard, Shanta Rao, Jérôme Robbe, Maya Rochat, Leonid Tsvetkov.
'19 Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen, NL
  Ceija Stojka (1933-2013) - War memories of a Roma.
  Assistant curator of Paula Aisemberg, Noëlig Leroux and Xavier Marchand.
'17 Selma Feriani Gallery, Tunis
  Unfolding landscapes, solo show Eva Nielsen.
'13 Nest, The Hague , NL
  Material World - sculptures that reflect the (im)material aspects of iPhone chic
  Artists: Trisha Donnelly, Rubén Grillo, David Jablonowski, Magali Reus, Anne de Vries, Martin Westwood.
'11 - '12 Foundation for Art and Public Domain (SKOR), Amsterdam, NL
  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.
'08 - '10  21rozendaal, Enschede, NL
  During two years I was responsible for the exhibition program. Exhibitions with ao Bruno Peinado, Wendy Morris, Het Harde Potlood (The Hard Pencil), Geert Mul and a flourishing generation of Belgian artists. Under the heading 1UP I gave young Dutch artists such as Koen Taselaar the chance to make their first solo show on the upper floor.
'08 Museum Arnhem, Arnhem, NL
  Carried Away - Procession in Art
  Artists: ao Francis Alÿs, Joseph Beuys, James Ensor, Meschac Gaba, Thomas Hirschhorn, Lucy Orta, Francis Picabia, Jean Tinguely, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Stephen Wilks.

Art critic (selection)

'23 Kröller-Müller Museum, catalogue
  There's a Crack in Everything. That's Where the Light Get's In, essay on Esther Tielemans.
'22 Marc Mulders, artist, book
  Painting with the Third Eye, essay.
'22 Lotte Wieringa, artist, book
  Painting as a Life Force, essay.
'21 Gijs Frieling, artist, book
  The paradisiacal reveries of a subversive colourist, essay.
'19 Witteveen+Bos Art+Technology Award, book
  Pantha Rei, essay on Nicky Assmann.
 '19 Centre Pompidou Metz, catalogue
  Texts about Karen Sargsyan and Nicoline Timmer for the catalogue of the group show Opéra Monde.
  Royal Award for Modern Painting, catalogue

By any means necessary – a conversation about painting with the three winners: Leo Arnold, Cian-Yu Bai, Machteld Rullens.

'18 A painting is not a 'piece of cake' - a conversation on painting with the three winners: Raquel van Haver, Sam Hersbach, Neo Matloga.
 '16 - '19 Metropolis M, Dutch art magazine
  15 texts, ranging from 3-9 pages. I mainly write about the French contemporary art world, in particular about new art institutions, distinctive exhibitions and international key figures (artists, curators). I was able to arrange interviews with Christine Macel (curator Venice Biennale 2017), Nicolas Bourriaud (founding director MoCo, Montpellier), Sheila Hicks (artist), François Quentin (founding director Lafayette Anticipations). Recent articles:
'22 Out of the shadow of Paris: the banlieue is booming
'21 A boom in foundations. The growing influence of private initiative in the Parisian art world
 '12 - '20 Museumtijdschrift, Dutch art magazine

23 texts, ranging from 4-6 pages. I write about new art institutions or important exhibitions in France. Recent articles:


Monument to a trader disguised as a patron (Collection Pinault, Paris)

'19 Messages of light and peace (Marc Chagall, Centre Pompidou Metz)
 '17 - '19 H ART, Belgian art magazine

12 texts. I write about new art institutions or important exhibitions in France. Recent articles:


Forget Paris, here come the metropolitan areas, review inauguration MoCo, Montpellier, and Méca, Bordeaux


Review Jeunes Artistes en Europe, Fondation Cartier, Paris

  See All This, Dutch art magazine
'21 Post-post, essay on artists & letters / mail
'19 The Pariah, Hojda Stojka about his mother Ceija Stojka (interview)
  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

Openhouse, international magazine


Coup de Coeur, Van Doesburghouse, Meudon

Juries (selection)


Institut Français NL, The Hague


Jury member Nouveau Grand Tour, residencies for young French artists in the Netherlands.

'22 - '23

Fondation des Artistes, Paris


Jury member Commission Mécénat (new artworks by artists).


Bourse Révélations Emerige, Paris


Jury member, prize for young artists in France.

'15 - '19

Royal Award for Modern Painting, Amsterdam


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


Council for Culture (Raad voor Cultuur), The Hague*

'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, International Association of Art Critics, NL

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

Committee member projects Visual Arts and Heritage.



 '16 - '17

La Cité Internationale des Arts, Montmartre, Paris


curator & art critic in residence, Sept '16 - Aug. '17, supported by the Mondrian Fund

''14 - '15

La Cité Internationale des Arts, Marais, Paris


curator & art critic in residence, Oct '14 - July '15, supported by the Mondrian Fund


'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'