On Tuesday 26 February at 17:00 curator Rosa de Graaf will give a presentation in the auditorium of the Jan van Eyck Academie.
Rosa de Graaf (UK/NL) is Associate Curator at Witte de With since 2017. Starting out with a background in fine art practice at University of the Arts London, Rosa trained in Social and Critical Histories of Art at the University of Leeds before completing her Masters in Contemporary Art and World Art Studies at the University of Leiden, 2017, with a thesis titled ‘To be otherwise: “Undoing” Witte de With’; a reflection on issues raised in an open letter to the institution in 2017. Previously, she worked at the Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam (SMBA), Tate Modern, Tate Britain and the Henry Moore Institute, as well as for large-scale cultural campaigns such as ‘Art Everywhere UK’.
Recent exhibitions Rosa has curated at Witte de With, together with Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy, include: Teresa Margolles, a new work (6 May – 26 August, 2018), An exhibition with art installations by Susana Mejía, Pamela Rosenkranz, and Anicka Yi (6 May – 19 August, 2018), Ana María Millán, a solo exhibition (9 September 2018 – 13 January 2019), Firelei Báez, a new work (27 January – 12 May 2019), and Lawrence Abu Hamdan, a solo exhibition (27 January – 28 April 2019). And, upcoming, a retrospective of artist, poet, and feminist Cecilia Vicuña, Seehearing the Enlightened Failure (26 May – 11 November, 2019), together with guest curator Miguel Lopez, preluded by De Graaf’s community-activated historical presentation Rotterdam Cultural Histories: Chile in Rotterdam (April 7 – October 6, 2019).