Power up your art practice | Programme

For Power up your art practice we have invited a diverse group of international art professionals – artists, curators, researchers, museum professionals and more – to share their knowledge and experiences with you. The programme consists of keynotes, talks with Q&A’s and 1 on 1 sessions. 

Date: 14 May 2024
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger, Amsterdam
Language: English
Walk-in: 9.30


See the timetable below for an overview of the programme and locations.


During the keynotes we will dive deeper into the matter of artistic practices.

Arts & culture intermediary Rubiah Balsem will share insights from her research on the importance of art ecosystems where citizens are co-creators and artists are actors of positive change, contributing beyond social, economic and cultural capital. For our second keynote, we have invited visual artist Renzo Martens, who represents the Netherlands at the Venice Biennale 2024 (together with artist collective CATPC and Hicham Khalidi).

13.30 – 14.30 Rubiah Balsem – Reimagining Cultural Narratives: Towards a New Art Ecosystem
16.30 – 17.00 Renzo Martens – How art can miraculously resolve inequality

Talks with Q&A

Our international guests will share their knowledge and experiences with you during these talks. They will give you an insight into various forms of artistic practices, such as art in relation to education, science and (health)care. After a brief presentation, there is time for a Q&A.

10.30 – 11.20 Clare Butcher & Ayesha Ghanchi – Artistic practice through education
11.30 – 12.20 Matthew C. Wilson – Artistic practice in scientific & academic contexts
11.30 – 12.20 Alexandra Phillips, Roy Villevoye & Mike Moonen – Question Roulette
14.30 – 15.20 Camille Sapara Barton – Artistic practice through embodiment and growing cultures of care
14.30 – 15.20 Teresa Borasino – Artistic practice through activist strategies
15.30 – 16.20 Antye Guenther – Artistic practice through performance and speculative ceramics

1 on 1 sessions

Take part in speeddates with artists, curators, and other art professionals and ask as many questions as you want – this is your moment!

Below you can see per round which art professionals you can sit down with to have a chat. We have also invited a handful of useful organisations for you.


Find the biographies of our guests below.

Cultural organisations

Below you can read more about the cultural organisations taking part in the 1 on 1 sessions.