• Gemeente Utrecht

    PROJECTLEIDER CORONA HERSTELPAKKET CULTUUR In March 2021 I started working as ‘Projectleider Corona Herstelpakket Cultuur’ at the cultural department of Gemeente Utrecht. On a freelance basis, 4 days a week, till end of December 2021. I will be helping out with setting up the COVID-19 recovery package and implementation of this package. Activities included a.o. […]

  • Stroom Den Haag

    COORDINATOR ANTHROPOLOGY OF PUBLIC SPACE RESEARCH PROGRAM ‘Stroom Den Haag (an independent foundation founded in 1990) is an art center with a wide range of activities. Starting from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design the program focuses on the urban environment. Stroom organizes exhibitions, projects, lectures, workshops and excursions. It initiates research and […]

  • Gemeente Den Haag

    From 1st of January – 31st of December 2019 I worked as Fine Art Specialist (Senior Policy Advisor) at City of the Hague. On the payroll. 36h a week. As Fine Art Specialist I a.o. :– designed and developed ‘Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019’;– was casemanager of Subsidieregeling makers Den Haag 2019;– together with communication […]

  • Nieuwe Vide program 2019

    From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was working as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (3,5 days a week, on a freelance basis). www.nieuwevide.nl As a director/curator my tasks a.o. included: – budgetting – applying for funds – drafting contracts for freelancers – composing a program […]

  • Nieuwe Vide Program 2018

    From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was working as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (3,5 days a week, on a freelance basis). www.nieuwevide.nl As a director/curator my tasks a.o. included: – budgetting – applying for funds – drafting contracts for freelancers – composing a program […]

  • Nieuwe Vide program 2017

    From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was working as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (3,5 days a week, on a freelance basis). www.nieuwevide.nl As a director/curator my tasks a.o. included: – budgetting – applying for funds – drafting contracts for freelancers – composing a program […]

  • Nieuwe Vide program 2016

    From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was working as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (3,5 days a week, on a freelance basis). www.nieuwevide.nl As a director/curator my tasks a.o. included: – budgetting – applying for funds – drafting contracts for freelancers – composing a program […]

  • Nieuwe Vide program 2015

    From 1st of May 2015 till 31st of January 2019 I was working as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space in Haarlem, The Netherlands. (3,5 days a week, on a freelance basis). www.nieuwevide.nl As a director/curator my tasks a.o. included: – budgetting – applying for funds – drafting contracts for freelancers – composing a program […]

  • Curatorial residency at Fire Station (Dublin, Ireland)

    In the beginning of 2015 Mare van Koningsveld & I responded to an open call for curators. The call was initiated by Fire Sation in Dublin. Fire Station is located in the north east inner city of Dublin. “The Fire Station Artists’ Studios was established in 1993 to provide support for professional visual artists.”Fire Station […]

  • The Culture of Ageing

    THE CULTURE OF AGEINGExhibition location: ST. James Cavalier, Valletta, MaltaDates: 31th of August 2015 – 27th of September 2015Curators: Mare van Koningsveld & Lennard DostArtists: Femke Bakker, Ferhat Ozgur, Libia Castro & Olafur Olafsson, Louise Hervé & Chloé Maillet, Azahara Cerezo, Trevin Matcek, Michael Apted, Adrian Abela, Kristina Borg, Gilbert Calleja, Vince Briffa, Bettina Hutschekwww.valletta2018.org […]

  • WE ARE HERE BeCAUSE YOU WERE/ARE (t)HERE

    WE ARE HERE BeCAUSE YOU WERE/ARE (t)HERE Dates: November 12 – December 13 2014 Exhibition opening: November 11 2014, 7pm Location: das weisse haus, Kriehubergasse 24-26, 1050 Vienna Curator: Lennard Dost Artists: Jennifer Mattes (Austria) – Christina Werner (Austria) – Daniël Dennis de Wit (Holland) – Wouter Osterholt & Elke Uitentuis (Holland)– Ivette Mrova Zub […]

  • VHDG/SRV

    VHDG/SRV – Edition 2014 Artist: Teun Vonk Curator: Lennard Dost VHDG/SRV is a project initiated by art initiative VHDG in 2013, when I was still curator at VHDG. As I found it a pity that VHDG didn’t have the opportunity to create a residency, I came up with the idea for a mobile residency. In […]

  • Curatorial residency in Valletta, Malta

    In 2014 Mare van Koningsveld and I responded to an open call for emerging Dutch curators. The call was initiated by V.18, Valletta European Capital of Culture 2018. In the end two Dutch curators would get the opportunity to visit Valletta (Malta) in 2014. Luckily, Mare & I were invited (as a team) as well. […]

  • Incredible Travel Experiences

    INCREDIBLE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES Curator: Lennard Dost Location: CBK Drenthe, Assen Opening: 5th of April 2014 Artists: Joost Conijn, Ester Polak & Ivar van Bekkum, Ben Kruisdijk & Conny Kuilboer, Abner Preis, Daniel Dennis de Wit, Maria Barnas, Erik Kessels, Sophie Calle, Floris Kaayk, Karishma d”Souza and Inge Meijer The exhibition was about personal travel experiences […]

  • Lexicon/Leksikon

    LEXICON/LEKSIKON Curator: Lennard Dost Dates: 30th of November 2013 – 11th of January 2014 Location: emtpy shop, Leeuwarden city centre Artists: Imogen Stidworthy – Jascha Blume – Koos Dalstra – Anri Sala – Lawrence Abu Hamdan – Bouke Groen Lexicon/Leksikon was a project about accents, dialects and local languages. How do we make use of […]

  • Social Sound

    SOCIAL SOUND Dates: 5th of January – 16th of February 2013 Location: De Blokhuispoort, Leeuwarden Artists: Ferhat Özgür, Marijn van Kreij, Steven Jouwersma, Matt Stokes, Jeremy Deller, David First, Tellervo Kalleinen & Oliver Kochta-Kalleinen, Toon Fibbe, The Little Sisters of Gay Mutton, Elena Bajo, Elke Uitentuis & Nienke Jansen, Bouke Groen, Katarina Zdjelar and !Mediengruppe […]

  • Nature Now

    NATURE NOW Date: 2012 Location: CBK Drenthe Curator: Toos Arends Artists: Ivan Henriques – Tanja Koning & Nele Vos – Erik Odijk – Reinier Lagendijk – Dennis Amatdjais – Sjef Meijman – Peter de Cupere – Sema Bekirovic – Persijn Broersen en Margit Lukacz – Claudy Jongstra and Ronald van der Meijs In the summer […]

  • In Search of…

    IN SEARCH OF… Curators: Lennard Dost & Daniël Dennis de Wit Just like Bas Jan Ader, I originate from Winschoten, a small town in the province of Groningen (The Netherlands). Because of this shared background, I’ve always felt I needed to explore Bas Jan Ader’s oeuvre further.  Ader grew up in Nieuwe-Beerta (close to Winschoten), […]

  • Noordkaap

    In 2011-2012 art initiative Noordkaap (Dordrecht, The Netherlands) researched the rise of populism in Europe. As part of this research several European cities were paid a visit: Istanbul, Munich, Cologne, Lisbon, Budapest. In these cities Noordkaap wanted to research how populism manifestated itself, and how artists dealt with the rise of populism. Artists were asked […]

  • Young Collectors

    YOUNG COLLECTORS Curators: Lennard Dost & Mare van Koningsveld In 2009 the Young Collectors program started at SIGN (Groningen), of which Mare van Koningsveld and I were curators + initiators. Young Collectors did research the function and role of young art collectors in the art world, and consisted of a series of 3 exhibitions (2009-2011), […]

  • Popview + Lex van Rossen Award

    POPVIEW + LEX VAN ROSSEN AWARD Curators + initiators: Lennard Dost & Floor Boogaart Mare van Koningsveld & Philippus Zandstra were also part of the organisation/curators of Popview + Lex van Rossen Award editie 2009. Background Music photographers are living in difficult times. At concerts they often are only allowed to take photos during the […]

  • Reading the Drawing – Narrative in Contemporary Art and Comics

    READING THE DRAWING – NARRATIVE IN CONTEMPORARY ART AND COMICS Artists: Antistrot, Pedro Bakker, Frederic Coche (BE), B.C. Epker, Dominique Goblet (BE), Johan Gustavsson (SW), Harma Heikens, Lesanka Honigh, Chiaki Kamikawa (JP), Oskar Nilsson (SW), Jonas Ohlsson (SW), Sam Peeters, Martine Rademakers, Witte Wartena, Ytje Curators: Lennard Dost & Tsjalling Venema The first exhibition I […]

About me

I completed my bachelor's degree in Management, Economy and Law (Hanzehogeschool Groningen, The Netherlands) + my bachelor's degree in Art History (Royal University Groningen, The Netherlands). I have written about art on a freelance basis (among others Het Financieele Dagblad, De Volkskrant, De Groene Amsterdammer, Het Parool, Metropolis M and hART). From 2011-2013 I was advisor at Mondriaan Fund. From 1st of May 2015 - 31st of January 2019 I worked as director/curator at Nieuwe Vide art space (Haarlem). From January-December 2019 I was fine art specialist at City of The Hague. In March 2021 I started working as projectmanager at the cultural department of Gemeente Utrecht. On a temporary (and freelance) basis. Since January 2014 I am member of the 'Werkveldadviesraad' (advisory board) of Academy Minerva (Groningen, The Netherlands). Since April 2021 I am member of 'Adviescommissie Cultuur' Gemeente Rotterdam (Rotterdam, The Netherlands).

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Texts (in Dutch)

Yael Bartana…and Europe will be stunned

Vorig jaar was het- terecht – de hit op de Biënnale van Venetië, maar toch ontstond er ook commotie over het nieuwe werk van kunstenaar Yael Bartana. Bartana, van oorsprong Israëlisch, maar met Poolse, Joodse en Wit-Russische voorouders, doet in haar nieuwste filmdrieluik, nu te zien in het Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), een oproep aan Poolse […]

The Emperor’s New Clothes

De titel is vaak al het halve werk. En soms zelfs meer. Neem Damien Hirst’ haai op sterk water, “The Physical Impossibility of Death in the Mind of Someone Living ” (1991). Had Hirst zijn kunstwerk “haai op sterk water” genoemd, dan had waarschijnlijk niemand er naar omgekeken. Juist die titel geeft de sculptuur gewicht. Hetzelfde geldt voor […]

Artur Zmijewski – Democracies

Democracies (2009) heet de video-installatie van Artur Zmijewski (Warschau, 1966) die onlangs door De Hallen (Haarlem) werd aangekocht, en nu voor het eerst in zijn geheel wordt getoond. Het werk bestaat uit een serie van twintig korte films, door de kunstenaar opgenomen tijdens demonstraties, parades en oorlogsherdenkingen. Als je in de zaal bent, waar het […]

Matt Stokes – The Distant Sound

Het is op dit moment een enorme hit op internet: een Death metal versie van de bubblegum pophit Friday van Rebecca Black. De cover staat nog maar een paar dagen online op Youtube, maar is in die tijd al meer dan 2 miljoen keer bekeken. Het nummer van Black wordt door popjournalisten beschouwd als één […]

Eén windvlaag en de boel stort in

Human Comfort heet de tentoonstelling van kunstenaar Rob Voerman (1966) die nu is te zien in het Cobra Museum in Amstelveen. Eenmaal op de bovenverdieping van het museum, waar de expositie plaatsvindt, blijkt die titel behoorlijk misleidend. Voerman stelt de toeschouwer namelijk helemaal niet gerust. Sterker nog, in zijn wereld is de bom inmiddels gevallen, […]