Curator Speed Dating

    Zippora Elders – Foam

    Zippora Elders (1986) studied art history and curatorial studies at the University of Amsterdam and the VU University, where she specialized in visual art of the 20th and 21st centuries. Today she focuses on visual culture, network culture and intermediality. Zippora has worked and written for various Dutch art institutions, such as the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, the Sandberg Instituut, the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten and Nieuw Dakota. Moreover she is an advisor for the Mondriaan Fund and Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam, amongst others. Since 2014 she has been working as a curator at Foam museum for photography in Amsterdam, where she explores the field between photography and visual arts. She is a (contributing) editor at Foam Magazine and regularly writes about art for magazines and artist intiatives.

    Florian Weigl – V2_ Institute for unstable media

    Florian Weigl is curator at V2_ Institute for the Unstable Media, an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam. Before joining the curatorial team he was part of DeVerdieping, the cultural basement of TrouwAmsterdam, he worked as programmer for NDSM-werf, has organized the Bright Collisions symposium about art and technology and the future of art at TodaysArt festival in The Hague and and has worked with the Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ, Non-fiction, FIBER festival and Oude Kerk, Amsterdam. Furthermore Florian Weigl works as an independent curator.

    Marlies Buurman – WOW Amsterdam

    Marlies Buurman is the cultural programmer of WOW Amsterdam, a hostel, cultural hotspot, restaurant and much more. WOW is a place where tourists open to cultural exchange rub shoulders with recent art school graduates, where influencers in the community walk the halls with the cultural change makers of tomorrow. Furthermore Marlies Buurman is a board member of CITIES, a platform which connects and inspires urban users, empowers and supports urban communities to drive innovation in city life, policy and practice. Previously she worked as editor / curator for ARCAM and the Atelier Rijksbouwmeester.

    Lara Mikocki – Frame Magazine / Droog Design

    Lara has honed her career within the area of design communications. From writing for Frame Magazine and Designboom; to copywriting for Adidas and Reebok; to managing PR for Droog Design and Studio KNOL, she has a wealth of knowledge within design and storytelling. She works with both independent and commercial brands to effectively communicate their message within a competitive global community.

    Flora van Gaalen – Het Nieuwe Instituut

    Flora van Gaalen is the curator / programmer of Thursday Night at Het Nieuwe Instituut (architecture, design, e-culture). She worked as curator / projectmanager for the Temporary Fashion Museum; the exhibition PLASTIC – promises of a Home-made future; a performance & debate series alongside exhibition Structuralism; and the Dutch contribution to La Biennale di Architettura. She also worked as board member for Nuit Blanche, a 12 hour- night out annual celebration by the Amsterdam Underground & Avantgarde in the Red Light District and worked as project manager at ARCAM, Amsterdam Centre for Architecture.

    Giacomo Cardoni / Irina Baldini – 4bidgallery

    Our gallery is a space, a project and a platform for art and artists to show work. 4bid has a monthly program consisting in events and artist exchanges: 4bidday for exhibiting and discussing;  oob short term expositions and performance;  shuffle project week of workshops; highs & lows evening of performances. Today’s conception of bid relates to a contest of auction, where an offer is made. 4bid took on the gallery in the OT301 and with that the chance to propose and offer to the public a series of experimental activities. In the past the word bid referred to the act of asking. We do ask you, the audience of this space, to participate, as much as being open to welcome your proposals and questions. Antiquely in sanskrit “bodhati” meant to make one aware, conscious in the moment of offering. When bidding one is aware of the clauses in the circumstance. Awakened, enlightened. 4bidden, or forbidden also suggests our attitude towards working in an art-space, sensitively, taking into account what stereotypes of contemporary art might be today, and allowing for not-ordinary to pop-in and have a say.

    Ward Janssen – MOTI (Museum of the Image)

    Ward Janssen is curator of MOTI, Museum of the Image. For MOTI Museum he works on research publications and exhibitions. Previously he curated the exhibitions Planet Hype (about hypes in contemporary media culture) and Born Digital (about optimism in digital art). All projects revolve on the crossover of high and low culture, art and media, hi fi and lo fi aesthetic notions and focus on design, art and digital visual culture. Prior to his work for MOTI he curated and produced numerous film programs and exhibitions about design and experimental film for Cicada Studio, Film + Design festival and House of Visual Culture.

    The Seminar ‘Curator Speed Dating’ will host a number of young local and international curators to give fast hard and sharp meetings with students to help give a reflection to their practice from the view point outside curators with different opinions.