curriculum vitae

Councellor visual arts

'18 - '20 Dutch Embassy in France
  Stimulating collaborations between French art institutes and Dutch artists. Some results: 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; Persijn Broersen & Margit Lukács, Guido van der Werve, Bordeaux; Iris Woutera, festival La Nuit Blanche, Paris.


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


Curator (selection)


Nest, The Hague

  Fluid Desires. Artists: Hicham Berrada, Mimosa Echard, Inge van Genuchten, Marie Maillard, Shanta Rao, Jérôme Robbe, Maya Rochat, Leonid Tsvetkov.
'19-'20 QKunst, Utrecht / Amsterdam city council
  Art adviser subway stations of the North-Southline Amsterdam. Devising the art commission for station Sixhaven and preselecting the artists eligible for this commission. Artists: Elspeth Diederix, Koen Taselaar, Hewald Jongenelis & Sylvie Zijlmans.
'19 Museum Het Valkhof, Nijmegen
  Solo show 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.
'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 Kunstenlab, Deventer
  Artist selection for the IJssel biennale, 2017.
'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 subway stations of the North-Southline, Amsterdam. Devising of art commissions and preselecting the 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.
'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), Geert Mul and a flourishing generation of Belgian artists. Under the heading 1UP I gave young Dutch artists, ao Koen Taselaar, 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, Yvonne Dröge Wendel, Stephen Wilks.

Art critic (selection)

  Centre Pompidou Metz, catalogue
'19 Texts about Karen Sargsyan and Nicoline Timmer for the catalogue of the group show Opéra Monde.
  Royal Award for Dutch 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.
  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 at Bétonsalon and Fondation Ricard
'18 Laboratory for the arts, Lafayette Anticipations
'17 'I have no consistent position', Camille Henrot at Palais de Tokyo (interview)

review Gareth Nyandoro at Palais de Tokyo

'17 'When I do something, it’s big', Nicolas Bourriaud on MoCo
'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 at Jeu de Paume
  Museumtijdschrift, Dutch art magazine

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

'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, Kröller-Müller Museum)
'15 Gallery with museum appeal (Galleria Continua, Les Moulins)

The Museum as Gift (Fondation Louis Vuitton)

  See All This, Dutch art magazine
'19 Ceija Stojka - The Pariah, Hojda Stojka about his mother Ceija Stojka (interview)
  H ART, Belgian art magazine

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

'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
  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


Afterlife – art about the final destination, catalogue

 '11 Interviews with Nathalie Bruys, Nick Hullegie, Femmy Otten, Leonid Tsvetkov, Yuhsin U. Chang, Valeska Soares.

Sonsbeek 10, catalogue


Essay on artists' processions for the catalogue of Sonsbeek 10 Grandeur.

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
member AICA - Association Internationale des Critiques d’Art, the Netherlands
  C-E-A - Association française des commissaires d'exposition, France