Meet our new colleague!
Since March this year, I have joined the TransArtists team with great pleasure. As a young art professional with a special interest in transcultural art, I greatly encourage TransArtists’ mission to stimulate and advance artists’ mobility worldwide. I have always worked in institutions with an international focus and I have a curious nature for other countries and cultures, which make me travel as much as possible in my free time. I believe that artistic international interaction should be facilitated as well as advocated more often to be able to understand one another better.
As a project officer for TransArtists at DutchCulture, I fulfil different tasks. For example, I regularly update the website’s information relevant to artist-in-residences, such as funding resources, relevant international platforms and network organisations etc. Also, I conduct interviews with recent or current residents at an artist-in-residence in order to show you what actually happens at such an inspiring place. Furthermore, I am a contributing editor to the Station to Station online magazine, which first edition will be launched in September.
I attained my BA Cultural Studies at the University of Amsterdam. Subsequently, I obtained my MA degree Cultural Heritage; Museum Studies as well as my MA degree Art History; Contemporary Art & Theory at the same university. During my studies, I always looked for ways to expand the Eurocentric focus still prevalent at Dutch universities and institutions to a more global focus. Alongside my position at TransArtists, I also work freelance as a coordinator of exhibitions and public program, for example at Framer Framed (Amsterdam, NL).
The last couple of months, I already have been working on great (inter)national projects, as written before. I look forward to work more on such projects with the aim to bring to you the diverse, inspiring world of artist-in-residences.