Meet the curators
Amsterdam Art Afternoon (in Dutch)
| Saturday 25 Nov |
De Kring + various galleries
During Amsterdam Art Afternoon, you will have an exclusive opportunity to be guided through various galleries by enthusiastic curators and directors from well-known institutions like the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Foam (Amsterdam) and Showroom MAMA (Rotterdam). They will introduce you to the artworks, artists and galleries that they appreciate the most, provide you with other art world insights and tell you more about their professional practice. Of course, we will end the Art Afternoon in style with a drink!
Check out the curator bios >>>>>>
For the full Amsterdam Art Afternoon program click here
Britte Sloothaak is an art historian and assistant curator at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. During her MA Curatorial Studies (“Museumconservator”), a joint program of the University of Amsterdam and the VU University, she specialized in collecting and preserving media art. As a curator-in-training, she worked on the first edition of the Contemporary Art Club exhibition series at the night club TrouwAmsterdam. At the Stedelijk Museum, she has executed multiple projects with young and emerging artists, which included several lecture series, performances and temporary exhibitions. She also writes for the online platform Tubelight.
Nathalie Hartjes is the director of MAMA, a platform for visual culture and young talent in Rotterdam. Prior to this she was the artistic director at Nieuwe Vide in Haarlem, and worked at de Appel arts centre, the Comité van Roosendaal and Witte de With. Hartjes intermittently publishes artcles on art, and - when she can - she also writes fiction.
Zippora Elders studied art history, heritage and curatorial practice at the University of Amsterdam and the VU University, specializing in visual art of the 20th & 21st centuries, and network and visual culture. Since July 2016, she has been the artistic director at Kunstfort bij Vijfhuizen, Island for Art and Heritage. She was a curator-in-training at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam where she worked on collections and exhibitions like Kazimir Malevich and the Russian Avant-Garde and Stedelijk at Trouw: Contemporary Art Club.
During the past years, she has worked as a curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam. She has curated exhibitions for EYE Film Instituut, Nationale Opera en Ballet and others. In addition, she is a writer and an advisor for the Mondriaan Fund and the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK).
Mirjam Kooiman is a curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, and has been responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei - #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, and the current exhibitions of André Kertész, Romain Mader and Stefanie Moshammer.
This year she initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia at Foam's project space 'Foam 3h'. Mirjam holds an MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam, specializing in postcolonial approaches within the arts and museum studies. She was previously a curator-in-training at the photography collection of the Stedelijk Museum. She has written for L'Internationale and she is a regular contributor to Foam Magazine
Florian Weigl is curator at V2_, Lab for the Unstable Media - an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam. Alongside his work at V2_, Florian also works as independent curator and external advisor for Amsterdamse Fonds voor de Kunsten (AFK) and Province Overijssel. Before joining V2_ he worked as curator at NDSM-werf, Amsterdam, was part of DeVerdieping, the cultural basement of TrouwAmsterdam, (co-)curated FIBER festival, TodaysArt symposium and worked with Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Non-fiction, and Oude Kerk, Amsterdam.
Nathanja van Dijk
Nathanja van Dijk is co-founder and director of A Tale of a Tub, a non-profit exhibition space in Spangen, Rotterdam. A Tale of a Tub is committed to stimulate and support developments in contemporary art and to explore their meaning within today’s society. Previously she was the director of the Frankendael Foundation, the 18th century estate for contemporary art, Amsterdam and artistic director of 21rozendaal, Enschede.
With an academic background in art history and philosophy she has also been working as an independent curator since 2009. Recent projects include the interdisciplinary research project Acts of Orientation in collaboration the Schering Stiftung & Humboldt Universität (Berlin), the publication Navigating Noise with Verlag Walther König and A User Guide Towards 2024 at Mystetskyi Arsenal, Kyiv (2018). In collaboration with Carolyn H. Drake, Van Dijk works as advisor for the Robeco Art Collection and the Pereira Collection.