Biography - 1999


Curator and writer,

tutor at the Theory Department Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht

Born in 1960, Valkenswaard, Holland

Studied Art History at the University Utrecht, graduated on the development of Modernism in Europe, Holland (publication/exhibition 1985: Janus de Winter, the mystic painter)

Worked at the Van Abbemuseum (1986), Eindhoven, directed the exhibition-space Aleph (1986-8), Almere, from 1988 head Studium Generale at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht and curator of several symposia and exhibitions, since 1993 independent curator, writer and tutor at the Jan van Eyck Academy, Maastricht

One-year course on Autism (the educational approach of people with autism-spectrum disorders) (1998)



Art and Attitude (with o.a. Thierry de Cordier, Axel Kasseböhmer, Jo Baer, Ernst Caramelle, Thomas Huber, Frank Mandersloot, Alison Wilding), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, brochure (1989)

Image and Afterimage (with o.a. Remy Zaugg, Heinz Paetzold, J.C.J. van der Heyden, Peter Struycken, Tom Puckey, Jouke Kleerebezem, Roos Theuws, Bridget Riley), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, brochure (1990)

De Grens (Borderline) (with o.a. Ger Groot, Marianne Brouwer, Wim Nijenhuis, Paul Groot, Daniel Libeskind, John Knight, Arno van der Mark, Shirazeh Houshiary, Vito Acconci, Thomas Ruff, Marlene Dumas), Jan van Eyck Akademie, Maastricht, publication (1990)

Multiple, Multiplying, Multiplication (with Q.S. Serafijn, Matt Mullican, Rodney Graham, Alan Murray, Joep van Lieshout, Nick de Ville, Saskia Bos, Georg Herold, John Armleder, Schipper & Buchholz, Paul Groot, Peter Weibel, René Block, Willem Oorebeek, Wilhelm Mundt), publication (1991)

Cultural Identity: Fiction or Necessity (with Sebastián López, Clementine Deliss, Guy Brett, Claudio Goulart, Rasheed Araeen, Jean-Hubert Martin, Helen Frik en Bülent Evren) (1991), published in Special Issue of Third Text, 18, Spring 1992

Place, Position, Presentation, Public (with Debora J. Meijers, Charles Harrison, Andrea Fraser, Fritz Rahmann, Martha Rosler, Cor Blok, Michael Lingner, Dennis Adams, Adrian Piper, Norbert Rademacher, Patricia C. Phillips, Michael Zinganel, Judith Barry, Peter Weibel, Laura Mulvey, Keith Piper, Jean Fisher), publication (1992)

Strategies in Presentations I, II, III, IV a series of lectures and quests: with Joseph Kosuth, Clementine Deliss, Leontien Coelewij (1993), Valerie Smith, Dan Cameron, Elisabeth Sussman, Helmut Draxler (1994), Jean Leering, Marianne Brouwer, Seth Siegelaub, Bart de Baere, Ute Meta Bauer, Hedwig Saxenhuber (1995)

Ethics and Aesthetics, lectures and guests: with John Thompson, Jean Fisher, Trin.T.Minh-ha, Barbara Steiner (1996)

Beyond ethics and aesthetics, conference in Rotterdam, De Unie, october 1997 (a discussion between the different authors of the book Beyond Ethics and Aesthetics, SUN, 1997, and many other professionals)

Curating the Mad of the Other,seminar, with lectures of myself and others (Jeanne van Heeswijk, Johan Grimonprez) about the tactics of artists and curators in order to reveal the madness of our society (1998/1999)

(lectures: Curating the mad of the Other; What about Madness? ; Old & New Avant-garde’s ; Contemporary tactics)