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Curator Bios | Mondriaan Fund Curators Program


In collaboration with Amsterdam Art the Mondriaan Fund invites 15 international curators to visit Amsterdam Art Weekend. With the vision to promote art from the Netherlands abroad, the Mondriaan Fund organizes special visitors programs for foreign visual art professionals. Visitors programs are organized for curators and other professionals to offer greater insight into contemporary visual art from the Netherlands. The program also aims to strengthen international ties, to promote the exchange of ideas, and to encourage international exchange projects.

Daria de Beauvais | Curator - Palais de Tokyo, Paris






Photo: @expo Chicago 2016 (c) James Prinz

Daria de Beauvais is a curator at the Palais de Tokyo. Previously she has worked with institutions such as the Venice Biennale and Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice; the Museum of Modern Art and Independent Curators International in New York; and international galleries. She is also a freelance curator, regular member of various juries, and writes for magazines/publications. Her recent exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo include (but not limited to): Mel O’Callaghan "Dangerous en-the-way", 2017; Mika Rottenberg, 2016; Céleste Boursier-Mougenot, "acquaalta", 2015. She has also worked with artist Camille Henrot at the Palais de Tokyo in 2017.

Lizzie Carey | Head of Programs - Serpentine Galleries, London









Lizzie Carey-Thomas joined the Serpentine Galleries as Head of Programmes in 2015 after 16 years at Tate Britain as Curator of Contemporary Art. Working alongside Artistic Director Hans Ulrich Obrist to devise the programme, she leads the curatorial team in the delivery of the Exhibitions, Public Programmes and Education Projects. At Tate, she was Curator of the Turner Prize since 2002 and Lead Curator of the Art Now series (2002–2012). She worked closely with Nicolas Bourriaud in devising the Tate Triennial: Altermodern (2009) and curated the major Sotheby’s Commissions Fiona Banner: Harrier and Jaguar (2010) and Simon Starling: Phantom Ride (2013).

In 2012 she was the lead curator for the exhibition Migrations: Journeys into British Art, which explored the impact of migration on 500 years of British art through the Tate collection. She is a trustee of both The Elephant Trust and Fluxus Art Projects.

Aaron Cezar | Founding Director - Delfina Foundation, London









Aaron Cezar is the Founding Director of Delfina Foundation, where he curates and develops its interrelated programme of residencies, exhibitions and public platforms. Over the last ten years, he has positioned Delfina Foundation as one of the leading centres for the development of creative practice through ground breaking initiatives, from its highly acclaimed Politics of Food programme to Collecting as Practice, the first-ever integrated residencies for collectors alongside artists.

Curatorial and co-commission projects have included Tate, Victoria & Albert Museum, Hayward Gallery, Videobrasil and the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, among others.

Milovan Farronato | Director and Curator - Fiorucci Art Trust, London








Milovan Farronato is the Director and Curator of the Fiorucci Art Trust. In 2014, with Paulina Olowska he initiated the symposium Mycorial Theatre in Rabka, Poland. Further collaborations include the Magazine Sessions (2016) with the Serpentine Galleries: performative nights, including Matt Copson with Felicita and Musarc, Anthea Hamilton, Celia Hempton and Karl Holmqvist, among others. 

Previously, he was the Director of Viafarini and Curator at the Documentation Centre for Visual Arts (
DOCVA), Milan.  He was also the associate curator of the Galleria Civica di Modena and professor of Visual Cultures at CLADEM, University IUAV, Venice. His curatorial projects include: La Kermesse Héroïque at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa, Venice (2017); Si Sedes Non Is at The Breeder Gallery, Athens (2017); Prediction at Mendes Wood, DM São Paulo (2016). He is part of the curatorial team of the Dhaka Art Summit 2018.

Justin Hoover | Artist and Curator






Hoover works with time-based visual arts, community engagement and collective social actions. Since 2004, he has also worked as a curator and gallery director, focusing on participatory design and community engagement.

Currently, he is the Founder and Director of Collective Action Studio, an art production and design company based in San Francisco and works on independent curatorial projects internationally. 
Hoover holds an MA in New Genres Fine Art (San Francisco Art Institute) and an MA in Public Administration of International Management (Monterey Institute of International Studies). 

Nicoletta Lambertucci | Contemporary Art Curator - The Box, Plymouth







Curator based in London. She holds an MA in Philosophy and in Art Theory from Goldsmiths College. From 2010 until 2017 she worked as the Curator of Exhibitions and Collection at DRAF, London. Since June 2017, she has been the Contemporary Art Curator of The Box, Plymouth, United Kingdom. She is also a contributor for Cura Magazine.

Donna Lynas | Director - Wysing Arts Centre, Cambridge








Donna Lynas has been Director of Wysing Arts Centre since 2005. She was instrumental in delivering Wysing’s RIBA award-winning capital development project which opened in 2008 and now offers a unique set of facilities including purpose-built artists' studios.

She is Chair of the Contemporary Visual Arts Network in the East and plays an active role on the steering committee of the Plus Tate network of Directors. 
Previously, she was Curator at South London Gallery (1999-2005) where she worked with artists including Christian Boltanski, On Kawara, Joelle Tuerlinckx and Keith Tyson on their solo exhibitions, alongside curating a number of group exhibitions.

Lizaveta Matveeva | Independent Curator and Art-Critic, St. Petersburg









Lizaveta Matveeva focuses on the themes of creative spaces and incubators, self-organizing art initiatives, artist-in-residencies, research based curatorial projects, social engaged art and art as a tool for community engagement. She works as a project manager for CEC ArtsLink which encourages multi-cultural collaborations between the former Soviet republics, Russia and USA. She also co-curated the artist-run space LUDA gallery. She lives and works in St. Petersburg. 

Recent curatorial projects include, Dairy, Museum of Freud's Dreams, St. Petersburg (2017) and Guises. More than Reality, State Theater Museum, St. Petersburg, 2016-2017). She advises established institutions about St. Petersburg's contemporary art-scene. She is a founding member of the independent artist-run art fair in St. Petersburg, and is currently curating the SAM Fair at the Museum of Street Art, St. Petersburg. 

Cathrin Mayer | Assistant curator - KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin






Cathrin Mayer is working as Assistant Curator at the KW Institute for Contemporary Art where she programs Bob’s Pogo, a weekly format hosting performances, screenings and performative interventions that maintain an ephemeral character. She worked for the 9th Berlin Biennale as a curatorial assistant to DIS. Besides her institutional work she recently curated shows at Forum Stadtpark (Graz) and Oslo 10 (Basel).

Sinéad McCarthy | Curator - Liverpool Biennial, Liverpool












She has been working as Curator at Liverpool Biennial since 2017. Previously, she was Associate Curator at the Barbican Centre from 2016-17 and editor of the publication The Vulgar: Fashion Redefined (Koenig, 2016). She previously worked with Artangel on the production of numerous large-scale projects, including Susan Philipsz’s Surround Me (2010), Ryan Gander’s Locked Room Scenario (2011), Yael Bartana’s And Europe Will Be Stunned (2012), Maria Fusco’s Master Rock (2015) and Jorge Otero Pailos’s The Ethics of Dust (2016).

She has also worked with Electra, the Pump House Gallery and as a freelance producer on artist commissions including Daniel Silver’s
Boat (2016).

Louise O'Kelly | Founding Director - Block Universe - International Performance Festival, London







Louise O'Kelly is an independent curator and arts professional based in London. In 2015 she founded Block Universe, London's International Performance Art Festival that takes place annually across major institutions and unique off-site spaces throughout the city. O’Kelly explores a series of interlinking themes with each edition of the festival, commissioning and producing works by UK-based and international artists. 

Since 2014, she has been co-hosting an ongoing talk series on contemporary art for the Soho House Group. She is also currently Artforum's Representative for the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland. She has been nominated for the ICI’s ‘Independent Vision Curatorial Award’ (2016),  Jury member for The Celeste Prize (2017), and selector for Delfina Art Foundation’s ‘Performance as Process’ residency (2018). O’Kelly holds an MA in Contemporary Art Theory (Goldsmiths, London).

Bige Orer | Director - Istanbul Biennial







Bige Örer joined the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts in 2003 and was appointed director to the Istanbul Biennial in 2008. Since 2009, she has been the advisor of the Pavilion of Turkey at the Venice Biennale. She has acted as a consultant and jury member for international cultural and artistic projects. She is an independent expert in the department of the EU that evaluates cultural funds. She was also a member of the team that wrote the alternative Cultural Policy Compendium of Turkey.

Curatorial projects include: Flâneuses (2016); Cansu Çakar, Linear Transcendency at Darat al Funun, Amman (2015); Self-Help, İnci Furni and Leyla Gediz at Elhamra Han, Beyoğlu (2015). She has contributed to various publications and is the author of a children's book. From 2011-2013, she taught at the Istanbul Bilgi University. Since March 2013, she is the vice-president of the International Biennial Association.

Ainslie Roddick | Curator - Centre for Contemporary Arts (CCA), Glasgow






Ainslie Roddick is Curator at the Centre for Contemporary Arts, Glasgow. She managed CCA's open source programme from 2012-2017. Recent projects include, The House that Heals the Soul, a library exhibition space, and The Sky is Falling, with Black Audio Film Collective, Laura Oldfield Ford, Clara Ianni, Dora Mejía and Carol Rhodes. Ainslie is editor of 2HB – a journal for artists’ creative writing published by CCA, and is co-founder of Publication Studio Glasgow. She was selected for the Curatorial Programme for Research residency, which took place in October 2017. 

She co-founded the artist project space The Duchy with artist Lauren Printy Currie in 2009 and is currently enrolled in the Curatorial / Knowledge Masters in Research programme at Goldsmiths University, London.

Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo | Independent Curator, Barcelona







Marta Ramos-Yzquierdo is an art historian, who obtained her MA in Cultural Management from Instituto Ortega y Gasset. As a curator she is part of ICI New York. In 2009, after five years living in Chile, she moved to Brazil where she was director of Galeria Baró. Between August 2012 and July 2013 she was appointed director of the independent art center Pivô. Back in Spain, she has run the LOOP Fair 2017. Nowadays she is living in Barcelona, where she continues working in her researches and new projects.

Her main lines of action are focused on the analysis of the perception of the work of art in society as its consideration as labor. She curated several exhibitions following these lines of investigation. In addition she has written texts for individual artists and she also writes for magazines as Arte al día, arthishock and