Biographies 2017

Wendelien van Oldenborgh

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Wendelien van Oldenborgh (Rotterdam, 1962) lives and works in Rotterdam

Van Oldenborgh’s  film-based works are presented in dynamic relation to site-specific architectural installations. Van Oldenborgh’s recent work engages with the post-1950’s architecture that paved the way for the social, economic and political realities of globalism. Widely exhibited in museums and galleries internationally, recent solo exhibitions include .As for the Future. at DAAD gallery, Berlin (2017), From Left to Night at The Showroom, London (2015) and Beauty and the Right to the Ugly at Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven (2014). Van Oldenborgh has participated in biennials worldwide, including the 11th Istanbul Biennial (2009), the 29th Bienal de São Paulo (2010), the 54th Venice Biennial (2011) and most recently the Qalandiya International Palestine Biennial (2016). Van Oldenborgh was awarded the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Art in 2014. A monographic publication, Amateur, was jointly published by Sternberg Press, Berlin; If I Can’t Dance, Amsterdam and The Showroom, London in April 2016.

Lucy Cotter

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Lucy Cotter (Ireland, 1973) lives and works in Amsterdam

Cotter is an independent curator and writer on contemporary art whose work engages with the interplay between aesthetics, the political and the unknown. Cotter has worked in galleries and museums internationally, and, among other projects, was one of three co-curators of Here as the Centre of the World (2006-08), a global cultural exchange across six cities worldwide. A widely published writer, she is currently authoring two books: Toward a Minor Curating on her curatorial theories, and Art Knowledge: Between the Known and the Unknown, a reflection on art and (non) knowledge. She holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2011) for her research on rethinking (national) curatorial representation. Cotter directed the newly founded Master Artistic Research at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (2010-2015), where she developed an experimental curriculum with an extensive exhibition and event programme. Her edited volume Reclaiming Artistic Research is forthcoming with MaHKUscript and 17, Institute for Critical Studies, Mexico City in 2017.